Engineering News

ExxonMobil's New Olgone Aromatic Treatment Technology Proves Successful at NPRC's Muroran Refinery
Tuesday April 3, 12:29 pm ET

Olgone is an innovative aromatics treatment technology that provides an economical, easy-to-implement alternative to clay treatment.

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing LLC today announced the successful start-up of the first licensed application of its new Olgone Process. Nippon Petroleum Refining Company, Ltd.'s (NPRC) installed the Olgone Process at its Muroran Refinery to remove olefins from a heavy reformate feed, replacing the traditional clay treatment process. The mixed xylenes separated from the treated heavy reformate are then converted to paraxylene by NPRC and others.

"We selected ExxonMobil Olgone technology to overcome difficulties associated with very short clay treater cycles at our refinery. Olgone offered a way to significantly extend treater cycles as well as reduce the amount of spent clay generated from the treaters," said Hiroji Adachi, NPRC's Technical Service Department General Manager.

David Starkey, Global Xylenes Licensing Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing LLC, said, "NPRC is the leading refiner and oil products marketer in Japan. We are very pleased that our Olgone technology is helping NPRC improve the efficiency and cost-competitiveness of its Muroran refinery."

ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing LLC is a globally recognized licensor of proprietary technologies, both directly and through arrangements with other licensing companies. The technology offerings span petrochemical and polymer sectors including manufacturing technologies for low density polyethylene, polypropylene, paraxylene, benzene, mixed xylenes, ethylbenzene, cumene, propylene and ethylene, with supporting proprietary catalyst offerings in the aromatics process technology areas.

About ExxonMobil Chemical

ExxonMobil Chemical is a global leader in technology, product quality and customer service with petrochemical manufacturing and/or marketing operations around the world. Its products include olefins, aromatics, fluids, synthetic rubber, polyethylene, polypropylene, oriented polypropylene packaging films, plasticizers, synthetic lubricant basestocks and additives for fuels and lubricants.

Source: ExxonMobil Chemical

Engineering News Archive


Applicant Procedures
Job Seekers
Resume Help
Professional Organizations
Engineering Career Information
Engineering Colleges

Recruiters for
Professionals in the Chemical
& Pharmaceutical Industries
We recruit exclusively for Engineers and Operations/Maintenance Management Personnel in the following areas:
Specialty chemicals
Bulk chemicals
Commodity Chemicals
Fine chemicals
Industrial gases
Career Center | FAQs | Privacy
SESI Corporate Headquarters (954)755-3121 ext 109
© Search Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.
Industry News Career Center FAQs Submit a Job About Search Enterprises Submit a Resume Candidates Job Opportunities Search Enterprises Home