Capacity of Lavan refinery to reach 50,000 bpd

August 1, 2007 - 0:0

TEHRAN (PIN) – Managing director of Lavan refinery said after the implementation of the refinery’s major development plan, its capacity for oil treatment will reach 50,000 barrels per day.

Hashem Namvar told Petroenergy Information Network that the plan will enable the refinery to treat 30,000 barrels per day crude oil and 20,000 barrels per day gas condensates.
The official stated that production trend at the refinery had been on the rise, explaining, “According to projected plan, the refinery should have treated 29,000 barrels per day of crude oil. However, it actually treated 30,310 barrels per day to produce various products including 6,208 barrels gasoline, 11,089 barrels diesel fuel, and 10,485 barrels fuel oil.”
Namvar noted that according to the said plan, the refinery had to produce 5,504 barrels gasoline per day, 11,196 barrels diesel fuel, and 10,076 barrels fuel oil.
The managing director stated that two plans for improvement of the refinery’s capacity and operations will be implemented.
“The plans aim to boost production of oil products with high added value, reducing environmental pollutants, improvement of performance indexes, reduction of wastes, loading 5,000 tons liquid gas per month, loading gasoline and diesel fuel for Persian Gulf island, importing MTBE, and increasing flexibility of Lavan island,” he said.
Namvar expressed satisfaction over production of crude oil from oil fields around Lavan Island and added that Reshadat, Resalat, Salman, and Balal oil fields are currently producing 110,000 barrels per day crude oil and the development plan will increase the figure to more than 200,000 barrels per day.
Lavan is the third biggest island in the Iranian part of the Persian Gulf after Qeshm and Kish