High sulfur crude oil samples from have arrived at Genoil’s engineering headquarters in Russia. Commercial demonstration will be conducted in the presence of Pemex engineers at Genoil’s state-of-the-art multipurpose demonstration facility, hosted by the UFA Scientific Research Institute of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry.
Technical viability has already been proven. This demonstration run will validate to Pemex the strength of the economic model created by the Genoil Hydroconversion Process from upgrading Pemex’s heavy high sulfur crude oil into valuable light sweet, low sulfur crude oil. The feedstock demonstration will also support the engineering and design of a large-scale commercial Genoil’s Hydroconversion Upgrader (GHU) facility, currently under evaluation by Genoil, to be constructed at the commercial crude centre – in Palomas, Veracruz, Mexico.
Future planned demonstration runs shall create significant hard data that support our industry-leading EPC partners as we work toward basic engineering designs for commercial implementation. Correlations with previous tests shall confirm, liquid yield output, reduction of sulfur, acidity, metals and CAPEX costs.
At Genoil’s request, the largest Chinese Policy bank issued a US$5 billion letter of intent to Saudi Arabian Oil Co. for a potential project in Saudi Arabia. This letter of intent was recently placed in the hand of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by the Saudi Ambassador and the project is in advanced discussions. The same bank has expressed interest in financing Commercial Genoil upgrading facilities needed in Mexico, and is willing to finance 1 million bpd of total capacity.
Pemex’s crude production has become ‘heavier’ in recent decades as recent oil discoveries have been of the heavy oil variety. It is currently estimated that heavy crude represents approximately 75% of Pemex’s crude production. The company has been actively seeking solutions and partners to participate in desulfurizing this heavy crude.
Previously, Pemex said it was assessing the possibility of importing light crude oil to increase the efficiency of its refineries. However, compatibility issues have made this effort difficult. With its advanced upgrading and desulfurisation technology, GHU converts heavy or sour crude oil into much more valuable light low sulfur oil for a very low cost.
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