Heavy Oil to Olefins

Materials and nanotechnology

Project Description

Saudi Arabian natural resources are abundant in oil, however very little gas reserves our present. With this in mind the use of gas would be preferable due to its relatively clean combustion. In part due to declining crude oil quality the bottom of the barrel and heavy end products (e.g. bunker oil) is increasing significantly. The purpose of this project is to examine the possibility of converting this oil to more useful and environmentally friendly gas based products, which not only provide a clean fuel source, but also result in decreased emissions.