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Mumbai Refinery (BPCL - MR)

The Bharat Petroleum Mumbai Refinery (BPCL - MR) is one of the most versatile refineries in India and excels in all aspects like quality, technology, energy, human relations, safety, environmental friendliness and operating cost. .

With successful de-bottlenecking and implementation of various major projects, Mumbai Refinery has a capacity to process 12 MMT of crude oil per annum. Mumbai Refinery has processed 76 different types of crude in five decades of its operations, making it one of the most flexible refineries in the country. Mumbai Refinery uses the latest microprocessor based Digital Distributed Control System (DDCS) and has been accredited with ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environment Management System) and OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Management System). Quality Assurance Laboratory has been accredited with a certification from, National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), an autonomous body under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, and is registered under the Societies Act 1860. Mumbai Refinery was one of the first refineries to have got accredited with ISO 50001 (Energy Management System) in the year 2014.

Mumbai Refinery has implemented a state of the art on-line monitoring tool, covering entire functions of the refinery, for disseminating information and decision making. Mumbai refinery stands tall among the peers for adhering to all quality and safety standards and also consistently meeting MOU targets set by MOP&NG.

Refinery Configuration

Mumbai refinery was commissioned in 1955 with a crude oil processing capacity of 2.2 MMTPA. The refining capacity has been augmented to the present level of 12 MMT through progressive revamps, the addition of various process units and the incorporation of advanced refining technologies.

Mumbai refinery processes various types of crudes which include Bombay High, East African, Petronas, Kuwait, Arab mix, Arab medium, Basrah, Arab extra light, Murban, Umm Shaif etc. The main products are LPG, Naphtha, MS, Benzene, Toluene, Hexane, SBP, MTO, Kerosene, Jet Fuel, Diesel, Light Diesel Oil, Lubes, Fuel Oil, LSHS and Bitumen.

Mumbai Refinery has successfully commissioned Naphtha Isomerization (ISOM) unit to produce total BS-IV MS. New Diesel Hydrotreating Unit (DHT) is also commissioned to meet the government mandate of producing 100% BS-IV HSD and Gasoline Treatment Unit is being installed to meet sulfur specs on gasoline (BS-IV-MS).

The process flow diagram of Mumbai Refinery is given below:

International Trade and Shipping (IT&S)

(IT&S) is an integral part of Mumbai Refinery and is fully equipped to import and export petroleum products as it caters to crude oil acquisition (both indigenous and imported). In addition, it also handles the logistics by chartering of vessels for both crude and products. International Trade (IT) department in BPCL was established with an objective to familiarize and develop expertise in International Trading and Operations. Over the years, IT has been able to scale up its activities in international oil markets, both physical and paper. International Trade (IT) in BPCL provides a critical link between the International oil market and BPCL and facilitates BPCL to meet ever increasing energy needs of consumers and industries of our country. 

IT engages in imports of crude oil, import/export of petroleum products, ship chartering, risk management and various operational activities to ensure the security of supplies to refineries and export/ import of surplus/deficit petroleum products from/to the country. Within BPCL, IT works in close coordination with Refineries, Supply Chain Optimization, LPG SBU, Retail SBU etc.. IT also deals with various external agencies like Counter-parties, Shipping companies, Shipping brokers, Shipping agents, Surveyors, Port authorities, Custom authorities, Government bodies, etc.

Corporate R&D Centre (CRDC)

In today’s world, innovation is the key element for sustainable growth in a technology intensive energy Industry, without which our future would be at risk. To keep pace with the changing market demand, the Research and Development Centers of BPCL are proactively engaged in development of innovative products / process technologies and cleaner fuels / fuel additives to reduce environmental footprints while improving the Company’s profitability. In line with this prelude, the Corporate R&D Centre at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh and Product & Application Development Centre at Sewree, Mumbai are continuously striving for value creation through research activities The Product and Application development R&D Centre has contributed significantly to the business volume and profitability through development of new grades and alternate formulations of Lube oil. This has helped in increasing our lube oil product portfolio and reducing our input cost. The CRDC set up at NOIDA near Delhi has state-of-the-art facilities and is backed with a vision to develop high value products, services, processes & technologies to create innovative R&D solutions to earn customer’s delight. 

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