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Who are Petro Rabigh?

PetroRabighWho are Petro Rabigh?

  • A Joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemicals
  • Established as a Refinery in 1912 by Saudi Aramco
  • Saudi Aramco - Founded in 1933, Saudi Aramco has long served as the engine of the Saudi economy, producing the oil that fuels the world. Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated oil company based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, has discovered and holds about one-quarter of the world's proven conventional oil reserves, or approximately 261.8 billion barrels. Its 55,000 people work together to produce, process and distribute 9.5 million barrels of oil per day, 11% of the world’s daily requirements.
  • Sumitomo -Today, the Sumitomo Chemical Group employs 24,600 people in 135 subsidiaries and 67 affiliates operating around the world. The company invests heavily in research and development, holding the patents for some of the world has most advanced petrochemical technology. Business sectors are: Basic chemicals, Petrochemicals & plastics, Fine chemicals, IT-related chemicals, Agricultural chemicals, Pharmaceuticals
  • Vision: To be Globally Recognized
    Corporate Objectives: Enhance Safety Performance, Achieve Operational, Excellence Develop and Retain a Competent Workforce, Strengthen Teamwork, Maximize Shareholder Value
  • Petro Rabigh’s red-and-green, contemporary palm tree logo is designed to reflect: prosperity, natural resources and the environment, forward-thinking, optimism, traditional Saudi culture, expansion, transparency, sophistication and the Japanese and Saudi flags
  • The Petro Rabigh plant is located on the Red Sea , on a 3,000 acre site occupied by what used to be a Saudi Aramco topping refinery
  • It currently employs around 2,000 people, of which over 80 per cent are Saudi, with other employees representing 22 nations from around the globe; the plant is expected to almost double in size in the next few years
  • Saudi Aramco supplies the operation with 400,000 barrels per day of crude oil, 95 million cubic feet per day of ethane and about 15,000 barrels per day of butane
  • This feedstock is processed by a state-of-the-art plant that includes the world’s largest and most sophisticated High Olefins Fluid Catalytic Cracker (HOFCC) and Ethane Cracker
  • The HOFCC uses high temperatures and catalysts to convert heavy oil into gasoline, naphtha and, finally, propylene, used to make everything from insulation to durable goods
  • The Ethane Cracker uses similar “cracking” processes to convert ethane into polymer grade ethylene, used in the manufacture of lubricants, detergents and other products
  • Petro Rabigh comprises 23 plants producing 18.4 million tons per annum (mpta) of petroleum-based products and 2.4 mpta of ethylene and propylene-based derivatives
  • Current products
    • Polymer - Linear Low Density Polyethylene, High Density Polyethylene, Homopolymer Polypropylene, Impact Copolymer Polypropylene
    • Refined Products - LPG, Naphtha, Gasoline, Gas Oil, Fuel Oil, Kerosene
    • Monomer - Propylene Oxide, Mono Ethylene Glycol

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