Laffan Refinery during construction.
Laffan Refinery, Qatar’s first condensate refinery, started production in September 2009 and is operated by Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas).
The refinery processes untreated gas condensate from Qatargas, RasGas, and Al-Khaleej Gas to produce LPG, naphtha, jet fuel and gas oil. The refinery has a processing capacity of 146,000 barrels per stream day (bpsd) and utilizes the field condensate produced from the Qatargas and RasGas facilities. It is designed to be one of the largest condensate refineries in the world.
The Laffan Refinery helps to capture synergies and opportunities from the development of the North Field, Qatargas, RasGas and other Ras Laffan City ventures.
It consists of process units including utility systems, distillation units, naphtha and kerosene hydrotreaters, a hydrogen unit and a saturated gas plant producing naphtha, kerojet, gasoil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
The refinery’s production capacity will be 61,000 bpsd of naphtha, 52,000 bpsd of kerojet, 24,000 bpsd of gasoil, and 9,000 bpsd of LPG.
Shareholders in the initiative include Qatar Petroleum (51%), ExxonMobil (10%), Total (10%), Idemitsu (10%), Cosmo (10%), Mitsui (4.5%), and Marubeni (4.5%)
For more information, visit the Qatargas web page for Laffan Refinery.