KIO – Al Lajjun Oil Shale Development – Jordan - Project Profile

KIO – Al Lajjun Oil Shale Development – Jordan - Project Profile


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The Karak International Oil (KIO), a subsidiary of Jordan Energy & Mining Ltd (JEML), is planning to undertake the Al Lajjun oil shale development project in Amman near the Dead Sea, western Jordan.

Karak International Oil will use thermal cracking and retorting technology to process oil shale in a 35km2 concession zone.

The project involves development of an oil shale with production of 15,000BPD crude oil. It includes the construction of storage tanks, distribution units and related infrastructure facilities, the laying of pipelines and the installation of related machinery.

KIO is planning to increase the production capacity gradually to 30,000bpd by 2020 and 60,000bpd by 2026.

KIO has made required technology licensing arrangements with UMATAC and ThyssenKrupp Polysius. The project will use advanced 500 t/h Alberta Taciuk Process (ATP) retorts engineered by ThyssenKrupp Polysius in Germany for the production process.

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been prepared by Citrus Partners LLP (Citrus) and ECO Consult and in November 2006, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Jordan's Natural Resources Authority and JEML was signed to explore oil in the Al Lajjun area.

On July 5, 2009, the pre-feasibility study was submitted by Hatch Engineering to the Jordanian government and in March 9, 2011, KIO signed a concession agreement with the Jordan government.

Planning activities are underway.

Stakeholder information:
Planning authority: Jordan’s Natural Resources Authority
Study Contract: Hatch Engineering
Environmental Consultant: Citrus Partners LLP and ECO Consult
Design consultant: Lahmeyer International GmbH
Consultant: UMATAC and ThyssenKrupp Polysius


The project involves the development of an oil shale with production of 15,000BPD crude oil near Amman in Jordan.

The US$1,800 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of exploration platforms

2. Construction of storage tanks

3. Laying of pipelines

4. Installation of related machinery

5. Installation of a deck

6. Installation of a subsea oil storage tank

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