Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries will operate the upcoming Duqm I refinery, proposed to be built at Al Wusta in Oman. The integrated refinery will be owned by Kuwait Petroleum and OQ SAOC and is expected to start operations in 2023.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 230
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 114
Coking (mbd): 52
Hydrocracker (mbd): 74
Hydrotreater (mbd): 149

During the period 2021-2025, the Duqm I refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $3,600m.

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Duqm I refinery include the following.

Design/FEED: John Wood Group.

Main EPC: Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Eni, Galfar Engineering & Contracting, McDermott International, Petrofac.

EPC: INCO Group, Qurum Business Group.

About Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries

Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries LLC is a joint venture between Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC) and International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), engaged in operating and managing development of the planned refinery and petrochemical complex in Duqm.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.