VFuels announced the startup of the Detailed Design and Engineering (DED) for the Pecos Refining & Transport Phase 1 refinery project of MMEX Resources Corp. in Pecos County, Texas, U.S.A.
MMEX Resources Corp., a publicly held corporation, with principal office in Stockton, Texas, is a development stage company focusing on the acquisition, development and financing of oil, gas, refining and infrastructure projects in Texas and South America.
Phase 1 includes a 10,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) crude distillation unit (CDU), which will produce no. 2 diesel fuel, naphtha and residuals. Phase 2 will include a 100,000 bpd large-scale refinery, which will produce a full product slate of transportation fuels for the U.S., Mexican, Central American and South American markets. The crude feedstock for the refinery will come from the Permian Basin.
VFuels is a full-service oil and gas engineering, design, and fabrication firm that specializes in modular refinery process equipment. VFuels designs and fabricates modular refineries and gas plants using its experience and expertise in modular construction. VFuels modular equipment is manufactured in controlled conditions in Houston, Texas, fully assembled and tested prior to overseas or domestic shipment, and installed at each client’s site in much less time than traditional construction requires.
“VFuels is excited and honored to be working with the MMEX team on the Fort Stockton refinery. In order to reduce the overall project schedule and to advance the 10,000 bpd CDU project , VFuels is starting the DED for the Inside Battery Limits (ISBL) portion of the project. This activity will reduce the overall project schedule by at least 60 days and will allow VFuels to begin fabrication immediately on the ISBL portion of the project, once completed,” said Cody Summerhays, business development director of VFuels.
VFuels will oversee the engineering, design and construction of the 10,000 bpd distillation unit ISBL, under the Equipment Supply and EPC agreements with MMEX and its special purpose company, Pecos Refining & Transport, LLC.
Saulsbury Industries of Odessa Texas is the overall EPC partner for the engineering and construction of the Outside the Battery Limits (OSBL) components of the project.