The Case for Refinery Revamps

With a low-capital revamp, refiners can respond dynamically to market challenges while
protecting their competitive advantage. Gain access to Shell Catalysts & Technologies’
industry-leading revamps expertise to learn the benefits of upgrading your refinery assets.

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How can refiners make smart investments and maintain their competitive position? The current market isn't making it easy. At Shell Catalysts & Technologies, we see this as a time for reinvention. Out of uncertainty, comes opportunity.

Explore the Revamp Scenarios

Access the 6 application-based scenarios to gain insight on specific revamp solutions. Each scenario contains several
business case studies, technology analysis and insights for future applications.

Reactor Internals
Revamp

Discover how low capital expenditures, high impact reactor internals can cost-effectively increase margins.

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Hydrocracker
Revamp

Learn how to exploit the inherent flexibility of a hydrocracker to meet the demands of the new reality.

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Vacuum Distillation Unit Revamp

Unlock downstream assets by increasing VDU fractionation performance with Shell deep-flash technology.

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Diesel Hydrotreater Revamp

Discover how to enhance margins of distillate units by improving rate and operating severity.

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Ethylene Oxide Unit Revamp

Push the limits of selectivity and reduce capital expenditures with market-leading ethylene oxide manufacturing technology.

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FCC-PT/FCC Unit
Revamp

Capture the full potential and increase margins through the strategic integration of FCC-PT and FCC units.

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The Business Case for Revamps

Preserving Cash

REPURPOSE EXISTING ASSETS

20-50%

less capital requirements than typical greenfield projects.

MARKET VALIDATION

SUCCESSFUL REVAMP PROJECTS

500+

reference projects for building cutting-edge refinery solutions.

Owner-Operator Experience

APPLIED INSIGHTS

~1700

hydroprocessing reactors with improved performance from revamping and installing reactor internals.

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Paul has over 28 years of multinational experience in the refining and petrochemicals sector, and is currently responsible for Shell’s global technology licensing organisation. He has held a wide variety of technical, commercial and strategic roles in Shell. Before taking up his current post, Paul was President of Shell Chemicals Arabia and Director of the Board of SADAF, a 50:50 joint venture between Shell and SABIC in Saudi Arabia.

Paul Rek VP Shell Global Technology Licensing

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Pankaj Desai Shell

With his passion for finding hidden value for customers, Pankaj Desai has clearly found his vocation. He has worked with more than 50 customers to install new reactor internals in their units to help them to meet the ever-tightening industry regulations and product specifications.

Pankaj Desai Director Strategic Accounts

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Chris Egby Shell

Chris Egby is the Downstream Licensing Marketing Manager for Shell Catalysts & Technologies. He has a wide range of experience in numerous technical applications, including hydrocracking, base oils and reactor internals, as well as commercial and business roles within Shell over the last 16 years. More recently, Chris has been focusing on technology and business strategies to address changes in downstream market dynamics.

Chris Egby Downstream Licensing Marketing Manager

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Patricia Scozzafave Shell

Patricia Scozzafave is the Director of Strategic Accounts, Licensing and Services for Latin America. She has a wide range of commercial experience in technical services agreements, technology commercialisation and refining and petrochemical catalyst sales. Patricia had several commercial roles in Chemicals, Global Commercial and Shell Catalysts & Technologies over the last 19 years.

Patricia Scozzafave Director of Strategic Accounts, Licensing & Services

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Schedule a Revamps Consultation

Your enquiry will be directed to one of our revamp experts who will contact you. This may involve a more detailed discussion with our technical specialists to explore potential opportunities for your unit(s).