The Crude Flexibility Project will significantly enhance the processing capabilities of ADNOC’s refinery in Ruwais. Throughout its history ADNOC has predominantly refined Murban grade crude, extracted from its onshore fields in Abu Dhabi. Once complete in 2022, the Crude Flexibility Project will allow us to refine up to 420,000 bpsd of heavier and sourer grades of crude. These will include Upper Zakum grade crude, extracted from Abu Dhabi’s offshore fields, as well as over 50 other varieties sourced from around the world.
The US$ 3.5BN (AED 12.8 BN) initiative will add significant value to ADNOC’s operations. The added capability will allow us to take a more cost-effective and market-driven approach to selecting feedstock. It will also increase the volume of premium grade Murban crude available for export.