Laffan Refinery is a key part of Qatar's strategic vision to process and add value to the field condensate produced from the Qatargas and RasGas ventures. With two world-class refineries located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatargas is one of the largest condensate processors in the world.
Laffan Refinery 1
Laffan Refinery 1 (LR1) captures synergies and opportunities from the development of the North Field, Qatargas, RasGas and other Ras Laffan Industrial City ventures. It consists of process units including utility systems, distillation units, naphtha and kerosene hydrotreaters, a hydrogen unit and a saturated gas plant producing naphtha, kerojet, gasoil and mixed LPG.
LR1 processes condensate, an associated product to natural gas production that is refined into a number of high-quality products which can be used as lower emission fuels and feedstock for petrochemical production. All products are hydro-treated to reduce the content of sulfur, meeting the most stringent quality standards (Euro V).
The refinery, which started production in 2009, has a processing capacity of 146,000 barrels per stream day (bpsd) and utilises the field condensate produced from the Qatargas and RasGas ventures. LR1 has a production capacity of 61,000 bpsd of naphtha, 52,000 bpsd of kerojet (A-1), 24,000 bpsd of gasoil, and 9,000 bpsd of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
The shareholders of Laffan Refinery Company Limited, the owner of LR1, are: Qatar Petroleum (51 %), Total (10 %), ExxonMobil (10 %), Cosmo (10 %), Idemitsu (10 %), Mitsui (4.5 %) and Marubeni (4.5 %).
Laffan Refinery 2
Laffan Refinery 2 (LR2) started commercial production in 2016, marking the culmination of a strategic expansion to Qatargas' world-class facilities in Ras Laffan Industrial City. LR2 adds a processing capacity of 146,000 barrels per stream day to the existing LR1, effectively doubling Qatar's total condensate refining capacity to 292,000 barrels per stream day.
Laffan Refinery 2 produces low sulfur Euro-V specifications products such as naphtha, kerojet (A-1), ultra-low sulfur diesel, propane and butane for local and international markets.
The shareholders of Laffan Refinery Company Limited 2, the owner of LR2, are: Qatar Petroleum (84%), Total (10%), Cosmo (2%), Idemitsu (2%), Mitsui (1%) and Marubeni (1%).
DIESEL HYDROTREATER PROJECT
Laffan Refinery's Diesel Hydrotreater Unit (DHT) came on stream in 2014. The first of its kind in Qatar, the new facility produces diesel with less than 10 parts per million of sulfur which exceeds the "best in class" Euro 5 Specification. The DHT will therefore make a major contribution towards the State of Qatar's drive for world-class environmental standards. The facility currently processes 54,000 barrels per stream day of straight run gasoil feedstock from LR1 & LR2.