Petrozuata Coke and Sulfur Export Terminal - Jose, Venezuela
Selpeco Resources has been involved in every phase of this 7-million ton per year coke and sulfur export terminal located in Jose, Venezuela. The terminal is part of the Venezuela Extra Heavy Oil Project (VEHOP) being developed by Petrozuata - a joint venture formed between the U.S. company Conoco and Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). The project will develop the extra heavy oil from the Zuata region of the Orinoco Oil Belt in eastern Venezuela.
Conoco initially hired Selpeco in 1992 to assist with the early development of the solids handling facilities located at the crude oil up-grader site in Jose. Since that time Selpeco has worked on the front-end engineering for the Phase 1 terminal development, successfully formed a Consortium of international companies to bid and construct Phase 1 under an EPC contract, and did the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) work for the Phase 2 terminal development under direct contract to Petrozuata. The overall project lasted 10 years.
Selpeco provided program management services to the Phase 1 Consortium and participated in the detailed engineering, on-site construction management and start-up and commissioning work of that COVENCO consortium.
Conoco-Phillips Coke Transshipment Facility – Ferndale, Washington
Selpeco provided a material handling study to Conoco-Phillips that made a determination to ship petroleum coke from this refinery via rail to an existing port facility – 200 hundred miles away – instead of via a new barge loadout dock and loader. The decision was made based on an initial layout, environmental restrictions, financial pro-forma analysis and a thorough analysis of the technical options available to move coke from a new coker.
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