Project Synopsis

Develop a very high level economic model of an operating refinery to help potential investors evaluate the purchase opportunity.

Project Summary


Process Engineering Associates, LLC (PROCESS) was subcontracted by the client, an international process engineering firm, to provide a high level economic model of an operating refinery in the Asia Pacific Rim region.  The ultimate client is an international capital investment firm that was considering purchasing the refinery. As a part of this project, the following tasks were accomplished:

  • Development of economic model in Excel
  • Incorporating various product mixes based on crude slates being considered
  • Incorporating production planning.

A Chief Process Engineer from PROCESS reviewed the site’s economic data and developed an Excel spreadsheet to predict high level production profitability over a period of 10 years.  Different feed stocks, throughput estimates, and capital improvements were included in the model.

Industry Type

  • Petroleum Refining

Utilized Skills

  • Plant purchase due diligence support