Catalyst performance is paramount to producing high-value base oils. Refiners trust our catalysts to deliver high yields of top-quality base oils. Using our catalyst, base oils can be manufactured from a variety of feed slates ranging from vacuum gas oils, deasphalted oils, to unconverted hydrocracker bottoms. Through various process steps and careful catalyst consideration, these feedstocks can be upgraded to produce high quality base oils.
Shell Catalysts & Technologies has a proven record of delivering both naphthenic and paraffinic base oil catalyst solutions. Careful consideration goes into building these solutions for pretreating, dewaxing, and hydrofinishing in order to achieve high yields and enhanced quality base oils ‑high performance catalysts is key for each step in this process. Consequently, our catalyst products are found globally, including numerous naphthenic and paraffinic base oil plants and the world’s largest GTL plant – Shell Pearl in Qatar.