Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery operates the Yanbu II cracking refinery, which is located in Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Exxon Mobil and Saudi Arabian Oil. The refinery started operations in 1984 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 7.4. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 400
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 156
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 96
Reformer (mbd): 43
Hydrotreater (mbd): 318
Alkylation (mbd): 31
Isomerization (mbd): 41

The capacity of the Yanbu II refinery is expected to remain the same as 400mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Yanbu II cracking refinery

The Yanbu II refinery cracking witnessed one incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery

Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Co Ltd (SAMREF) is an oil and gas company that produces and exports oil. The company’s products include gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, marine fuel oil, propane, sulfur and LPG, among others. It provides refining of crude oil at various stages of refining unit such as crude unit, vacuum unit, isomerization unit, fluid catalytic cracking, naphtha hydrotreater, continuous reformer, sulfur recovery and prilling unit, saturated and unsaturated gas plants, and hydrisom unit, among others. SAMREF offers opportunities for Saudis to participate in the industrialization programs and provide them with training and career development programs. It operates crude oil refining facilities in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. The company markets its products across the Middle East, the US, Europe, East Africa and the South East Asia. SAMREF is headquartered in Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah, Saudi Arabia.

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