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Since 1924, when we brought one of the first modern thermal cracking technologies to the market, KBR has been a leader in refining technology, facilities engineering, construction, and support for petroleum refining.

The facilities we build and the technologies we provide help businesses all over the world to transform their feedstocks into high-value petroleum products, efficiently and reliably. With more than 90 years of experience, we offer our customers the understanding and technical knowledge that ensures their facilities deliver increased value and profitability while lowering costs, factors which are essential for this constantly evolving industry.

“We help businesses all over the world to transform their feedstocks into high-value petroleum products.”

Every year, we successfully license technologies and implement dozens of refinery projects worldwide, from EPC for complete grassroots plants to expansions, upgrades and revamps of existing units. Our portfolio of technologies adds value to operations in a variety of ways. Our clean-fuel solutions increase yields and improve octane ratings. Our licensed technology and equipment can be found in more than half the world’s high-efficiency fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units. We help operators to produce high-quality products from low-value residues through advanced bottom-of-the-barrel upgrading technologies. And we offer flexible solutions for petrochemical integration, ensuring that your facility has the agility to change production depending on market conditions. Whether the project involves distillation, hydroprocessing, solvent de-asphalting, FCC, alkylation or isomerisation, we can provide solutions for any configuration or need.

Refining Opportunities

The people of KBR change the world every day, providing the intelligence to solve any challenge. If you’re up to the task, we want you on our team.

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