Chevron Lummus Global, NAPCON and BAPCO Announce Completion of The LC-FINING Center of Excellence Operator Training Simulator

RICHMOND, April 28, 2021 – Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), NAPCON, and the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) proudly announce the successful completion of the LC-FINING high-fidelity Operator Training Simulator (OTS) at Bapco’s Oil and Gas Academy in Awali, Kingdom of Bahrain. Managed by Bapco and CLG, the LC-FINING Center of Excellence focuses on training operators and engineers in a distraction-free environment through interactive plant operation scenarios.
The heart of the Center of Excellence is the high-fidelity Operator Training Simulator (OTS) provided by NAPCON. Development of this LC-FINING simulator began in 2019 with the development teams working hand in hand across three continents. This ultra-modern learning technology includes unique features for accurate and true-to-life simulations of Ebullated Bed Reactor thermodynamics and hydrodynamics, the complete catalyst management system, and the back-end fractionation section of a unit, all in one connected and dynamic platform.
The LC-FINING OTS completion celebration was attended by the project development engineers and members of Bapco’s Board of Directors. All of CLG’s LC-FINING and LC-MAX technology licensees, current or potential, are now warmly invited to visit the LC-FINING Center of Excellence in Bahrain to take part in this state-of-the-art training technology. In addition to the LC-FINING OTS, BAPCO and CLG have developed and compiled an extensive library of training videos, courses, and resources crafted by our hydrocracking technology experts.
The LC-FINING Center of Excellence has the unprecedented potential to improve the development and retention of cognitive skills for operators and engineers worldwide while also preparing the new generation of workers. CLG, NAPCON, and Bapco take pride in paving the way for current and future generations.
About Chevron Lummus Global
Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), a joint venture between Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Lummus Technology, is a leading process technology licensor for refining hydroprocessing technologies and alternative source fuels, as well as a global leader in catalyst system supply. CLG offers the most complete bottom-of-the-barrel solution for upgrading heavy oil residues. Our research and development experts are continuously seeking advancements in technology and catalysts that will improve operating economics for your next project. For more information, visit
About The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO)
Bapco is a unique company, which has never stood still. The first to discover oil in the Arabian Peninsula in 1932, it started exporting in 1934, and refining in 1936. Bapco, wholly owned by the Government of Bahrain, is engaged in the oil industry including refining, distribution of petroleum products and natural gas, sales and exports of crude oil and refined products. The company owns a 260,000 barrel-a-day refinery, storage facilities for more than 14 million barrels, a marketing terminal, and a marine terminal for its petroleum products. Ninety-five per cent of refined products are exports. Bapco’s prime customers for crude oil and refined products are based in the Middle East, India, the Far East, South East Asia and Africa.
NAPCON leads the process industry to a safe and sustainable future. NAPCON, a business unit of Neste Engineering Solutions, offers you a wide range of innovative solutions to enhance your production spanning from advanced process automation solutions to train operators with simulators and games. The dedicated solutions based on extensive process know-how and modern software engineering fulfil your needs in the areas of availability, production optimization, quality, energy efficiency and safety. For more information, please visit:
Andrea Carruyo
Marketing and Communications, Chevron Lummus Global
+1 281 368 3140 (direct)
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Mr. Andreas Frejborg
Head of Customer Relations NAPCON
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