Economical Comparison Study between Local Refining (New Khartoum Refinery) and Crude Export

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Mayssa Mustafa, ElTahir
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This study has two objectives:- The first objective is to study different refining technologies suggested for Sudanese crude oil, with special emphasis on Wihda and Heglig crude oils, which are characterized by a high percentage of wax, and a low percentage of sulpher. The second objective is to study the economics of different refinery options in Sudan. The literature surveyed for all refineries including Khartoum complex refinery and discussed their technical design and the refineries products value in view of the market demand. The study presents information on activities of petroleum exploration and crude oil assays. Crudes from different fields are tabulated. The composition of Heglig crude oil is compared with other Sudanese oil. The study has summarized a number of studies made on Sudanese crude and highlighted some of the projects proposed by Cheveron, Concorp, Romamal, and General Petroleum Corporation for upgrading of atmospheric residue from the Sudanese crude oil. According to the Sudanese crude oil and market demand for oil products, Khartoum refinery was found as one of the best possible options for processing Sudanese crude oil. This has been shown from the economical study that comprised spot evaluation of processing local Sudanese crude oil in Khartoum versus export.
Economical Comparison , Local Refining,New Khartoum ,Refinery, Crude Export