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Laopec Oil Refinery

Laopec Oil Refinery, Vientiane

Laopec oil refinery, also referred to as Lao-China Dongyan petrochemical plant, is Laos’ first petroleum refinery being developed in three phases with an estimated investment of $2bn. It is located in the Saysettha Comprehensive Development Zone of Vientiane, the capital city of Laos.

Cabinda Oil Refinery

Cabinda Oil Refinery, Malembo Plain

Cabinda oil refinery is being constructed on the Malembo plain, Cabinda province in Angola. It will have an installed capacity of 60,000 barrels of crude oil a day.

Ghawar Oil Field

The Ghawar oilfield, located about 100km southwest of Dhahran in the Al Hasa Province of Saudi Arabia, is the world’s biggest conventional oil field both by oil reserves and production.

Petron Bataan Refinery

Petron Bataan Refinery (PBR) Expansion, Philippines

Petron Bataan Refinery (PBR) is the largest refinery in the Philippines. It is located within the Limay municipality of Bataan province. It processes crude oil to produce a full range of petroleum products.

Ras Tanura Refinery Expansion

Ras Tanura is the oldest refinery on the Persian Gulf coast, located near the industrial port city Jubail in Saudi Arabia. It is owned and operated by the state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco.

Stop Varnish Before It Starts

Oxidation begins the very first day a lubricant is put into service. The oxidation process creates a dissolved breakdown product, or varnish precursor, that will accumulate in the oil over time until it becomes saturated. Once a saturation point is achieved, these varnish precursors physically convert from the dissolved form into solid deposits.

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