Case Study – Strategic Investment Rationalization

Case Study – Strategic Investment Rationalization

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A North American refinery was experiencing significant crude quality change. They were losing access to heavy crude and needed to improve margin with no/low and large capital projects. The objectives were to identify “quick hit” margin improvement opportunities, prepare an investment road map, and address alternate crude slates.

Becht worked with a client team to review the existing opportunity list and supplemented it with additional opportunities. The team also identified and evaluated “quick hit” opportunities. Becht identified alternate crude slates and evaluated the impacts on existing and future configuration and created an investment road map for configuration changes.

Becht’s approach identified opportunities to access alternate crudes and feedstocks. The team also prepared a road map for investments on molecular management and improved product qualities.


Becht identified $0.15/bbl crude “quick hits” and prepared a road map with alternate crudes and positive investments to meet $2 to $4/bbl margin improvement.

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