Sohar refinery to restart units after maintenance
Dubai, July 16, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co (Orpic) has completed scheduled maintenance at some refining units at Sohar refinery with a planned start-up this week, the operator said.
The refinery has capacity to process 116,000 barrels per day of Omani crude. Orpic said last month it planned scheduled maintenance at some refinery units from June 25 for about a month.
"Following the successful completion of planned maintenance works within some of our refinery units in Sohar, start-up of those units is expected to be initiated during the course of 15-16 July," Orpic said in a post on its Facebook page.
"As is standard with refinery start-ups, the first week or so after initiation will focus on balancing the complex process systems to normal operational levels. It is possible that flaring levels will vary during this period."
Oman pumps around 950,000 bpd of crude and aims to maintain this level for the next two to three years. - Reuters