The customer's need encourages us to deliver high-quality products. Confidence in our own ability remains the motive that leads to growth in the quality of and diversity in these products.
With competence our staff processes our Saramacca crude oil into fuel oil, diesel, gasoline and bitumen in our refinery. In everything we do we focus on customer demand and the delivery of great quality.
Our business is to find and produce oil. In our effort to constantly improve our services, we redefined our exploration strategy for the onshore, nearshore and shallow offshore acreage in a joint effort across directorates. We also continue to seek JV partners to accelerate exploration activities, and share expertise and risk.
We produce Saramacca Crude from our oilfields in the Saramacca District, specifically in: Tambaredjo, Calcutta and Tambaredjo-Northwest. With innovative technologies, we maximize the oil production with the purpose to provide the required quantities of crude to our stakeholders. The crude is transported to the refinery at Tout Lui Faut via a 55 km pipeline.
In the past 10 years we spent a lot of effort, time and money in the development of Downstream activities.
The Saramacca Crude is refined at our refinery at Tout Lui Faut in the District of Wanica. The refinery has a processing capacity op 15.000 barrels per day and produces different grades of fuel oil, premium diesel, premium gasoline and bitumen. Most of the refined products are sold locally, while the surplus is exported to the Caribbean.
Since 2006, through its subsidiary Staatsolie Power Company Suriname N.V. (SPCS), Staatsolie owns and operates a thermal power plant with a production capacity of 96 megawatts. This plant generates electricity and process steam. Part of the electricity and all steam is supplied to the Staatsolie refinery. The other part of the electricity is supplied to the net.
On 1 January 2020, we took over operation of the Afobaka Dam, a hydroelectric facility capable of generating 180 MW of power.
With thermal and hydroelectric combined wel are producing 75% of the total power consumption in Suriname.
GOw2 Energy Suriname N.V. is our subsidiary through which we serve the retail market. GOw2 was created after the acquisition of the Chevron/Texaco retail operations in Suriname in 2011. Our high-end refinery products ultra-low sulfur diesel and gasoline are mainly retailed by GOw2, a now established household name in Suriname.
Local businesses in the manufacturing, agriculture, fisheries, and power generation industry can rely on us to provide premium gasoline, premium diesel, fuel oil and electricity.
We are proud that our premium gasoline, which has an exceptionally low sulfur content, meets current European standards. The high product quality is achieved through the application of the latest technologies patented by renowned companies in the field of motor fuel production.
The specification of the gasoline product (95 RON) is as follows:
|Staatsolie Gasoline (95 RON)||Test method ASTM:|
|Density at 15 °C||720-775||kg/m³||D1298|
|RVP||0.62||bar @ 37.8 °C||D4953|
|Sulfur content||10||ppm wt max||D2622|
|10 vol% evaporated||70||°C max||D86|
|50 vol% evaporated||77-121||°C||D86|
|90 vol% evaporated||190||°C max||D86|
|Copper strip corrosion||No. 1||max||D130|
|Silver strip corrosion||1||max||D4814|
|Solvent washed gum content||5||mg/100ml max||D381|
|Oxidation stability||240||minutes min||D525|
Delivering high quality is also our priority for diesel. With the introduction of our own premium diesel and gasoline, Suriname became eighty percent independent of fuel imports. Thanks to its own production of diesel and gasoline, Suriname saves more than US $ 100 million in fuel imports annually.
The specification of the Automotive Diesel product is as follows:
|Staatsolie Premieum Diesel (Euro IV)
||Test method ASTM:|
|Density at 15 °C||820-845||kg/m³||D1298|
|Viscosity at 40 °C||2.0 - 4.5||cSt||D445|
|Flash point||55||°C min||D93|
|Cloud point||-15||°C max||D2500|
|Sulfur content||10||ppm wt max||D1552|
|Water content||200||ppm wt max||D2709|
|ASTM D86 95%||360||°C max||D86|
|Polycyclic aromatics||11||wt% max||D6591|
We produce Saramacca Crude from our oilfields in the Saramacca District, specifically in: Tambaredjo, Calcutta and Tambaredjo-Northwest. With innovative technologies, we maximize the oil production with the purpose to provide the required quantities of crude to our stakeholders. The crude is transported to the refinery at Tout Lui Faut via a 55 km pipeline for further processing.
The specification of the Saramacca crude is as follows:
|Viscosity at 50°C (cSt)||480|
|Sulphur (weight percentage)||0.65|
|Concentration Carbons (weight percentage)||7.1|
|Asphaltenes (weight percentage)||1|
In order for major industries in Suriname, Guyana, Antigua and Barbados to produce heat, steam or generate electricity, we provide them with various grades of low-sulphur and low-vanadium fuel oils. These oils are used in engines, boilers and for other industrial applications. The fuel oils are delivered to several countries in the Caribbean where they are used for their specific purpose due to their satisfactory lubricity and special characteristics.
Staatsolie Bitumen complies with all international specifications and standards. We can deliver bitumen with a penetration of 40 to 150. The bitumen is suitable for use on roads, airports, bridges, parking lots, etc. Bitumen produced by Staatsolie has been used in all major paving projects in Suriname.
The specifications can be found as follows:
|Penetration at 25°C *||63|
|Softening Point (°C)||47.2|
* Penetration grades up to 150 are available on request
For our regional stakeholders, we provide bunker services. Local deliveries are made by tanker trucks or river barges. We make C.I.F. deliveries to our Caribbean customers with oil tankers varying from 6,000 to 12,000 DWT.
We can deliver several grades of high quality, low-vanadium and low-sulphur bunker fuels like Marine Gasoil, IFO 120, IFO 180, Bunker C, and No.6 Fuel Oil. These bunker fuels are some of the best available in the Caribbean. We can deliver bunkers to all vessels visiting Suriname's major ports. Deliveries of bunkers are made by tanker trucks, river barge or via Staatsolie's jetty at Tout Lui Faut.