The fluid coking
process is used at a very large scale by Syncrude Canada to convert up to 5.
Raw oil is extracted from the sand using a water-based process which is then processed into light crude by fluid coking
, hydroprocessing, hydro-treating and reblending.
Syncrude currently operates one of the world's largest open pits, extracts the raw oil, or bitumen, from the oil sand 'ore' using steam and hot water, and upgrades it into a high quality, light, sweet crude oil by fluid coking
, hydroprocessing, hydrotreating and reblending.
Major process units include a fluid coking
unit, a fluid catalytic cracking unit, a hydrocracking unit with a hydrogen plant, a continuous catalytic reformer, two alkylation units, and several hydrotreating units.
Thermal conversion processes: visbreaking, delayed coking, fluid coking
and flexi coking.