Integrated Refineries (Oil and Gas) - Thematic Research

Integrated Refineries (Oil and Gas) - Thematic Research


An integrated refinery, where refining and petrochemical units are interconnected, is an approach designed to make refinery operations more sustainable. The conventional model, where refiners generate revenue primarily by processing crude oil to produce transportation fuels, is increasingly under threat from falling fuels demand, particularly in Europe.

The nature and severity of COVID-19 has raised prospects of permanent alteration in the way people go about their daily routines. Global fuels demand may find it difficult to reach to pre-pandemic levels, putting standalone refiners at risk of closure. However, petrochemicals demand is anticipated to remain steady once the global economy recovers from the downturn. This puts integrated refinery model in a better position for long term sustainability.


  • An overview of integrated refineries as a theme within the downstream oil and gas industry.
  • Highlights the prevalent sectoral, technology, and macroeconomic trends impacting the integrated refineries theme
  • Evaluates the refining industry and tracks the key integrated refinery developments across different regions.
  • A brief overview of the integrated refineries value chain in the context of the oil and gas industry
  • Assessment of competitive positions of the major players in the integrated refineries theme
Reasons to Buy
  • Understand the importance of integrating refining units with petrochemicals plants to mitigate the potential downside from evolving industry dynamics
  • Know about the sectoral, technology, and macroeconomic trends influencing the integrated refineries theme
  • Obtain insights on the industry outlook and competitive landscape for integrated refineries
  • Identify and benchmark key refinery operators and service providers in the integrated refineries theme

  • Introduction
    • Integrated refinery is the need of the hour
    • Better resource utilization lends additional support to this model
    • Crude oil to chemicals conversion could be the new trend
    • Who are the leaders in the integrated refineries theme?
  • Players
    • Table Figure 1: Leading companies in enabling integrated refineries
  • Trends
    • Oil and gas trends
      • Table Oil and Gas trends
    • Technology trends
      • Table Technology Trends
    • Macroeconomic trends
      • Table Macroeconomic Trends
  • Industry analysis
    • A shift from motor fuels to petrochemicals
      • Weak demand outlook for refined products
        • Table Figure 2: Global primary energy consumption by end-use sectors, CAGR
      • Petrochemicals demand projected to exhibit a steady growth
        • Table Figure 3: Global Major Petrochemicals Demand Growth, 2019-2030
      • Increasing refinery complexity enabling operators to produce a wide range of products
        • Table Top 10 Integrated Refineries In Terms of Nelson Complexity Index (NCI)
      • Crude oil to chemicals (COTC) –a holistic product maximization process
        • Table Figure 4: Fundamental block diagram of crude to chemicals
    • Why integration of refining and petrochemical units makes sense
      • Feedstock optimization
      • Revenue growth
      • Land and cost management
    • Global outlook for integrated refineries
      • Table Figure 5: Capacity and count of active integrated refineries across the countries, 2020
      • Table Figure 6: Integrated refinery capacity addition across key countries, 2020–2025
    • Competitive landscape of integrated refinery operators
      • Table Figure 7: Integrated refining capacity for key companies, 2010–2020
    • New-build and expansion capexoutlook in integrated refining
      • Table Figure 8: Integrated refineries planned capital expenditure, 2020–2024
    • Impact on COVID-19 pandemic on key upcoming integrated refineries
      • Table key upcoming projects in integrated refineries that have been impacted by COVID-19
    • Prospect of peak oil demand: A boon for integrated refining?
  • Value chain
    • Table Figure 9: How does the integrated refineries value chain interact with the oil and gas value chain?
    • Downstream companies
      • Table Figure 10: Integrated refineries value chain: Downstream companies
    • Technology & equipment providers
      • Table Figure 11: Integrated refineries value chain: Technology & equipment providers
    • Process technologies
    • Catalyst and absorbents
    • Equipment providers
    • EPC contractors
      • Table Figure 12: Integrated refineries value chain: EPC contractors
    • Service providers
  • Companies
    • Refinery operators
      • Table Refinery Operators
    • Technology providers
      • Table Technology Providers
  • Appendix: Our "Thematic" research methodology
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    • That is why we developed our "thematic engine"
    • How do we create our sector scorecards?
      • Table Figure 13: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard
    • What is in our sector scorecards?
    • How do we score companies in our thematic screen?
    • How our research reports fit into our overall thematic research ecosystem
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