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The Worldwide Refinery Survey and Complexity Analysis combines the most
current Worldwide Refinery Survey with the Nelson Refinery Complexity Index. The
Nelson Refinery Complexity Index is a cost-based index. The index provides
insight into such things as refinery construction costs, replacement value,
conversion capability and product slate.
The Nelson and the Equivalent indices have been improved and upgraded based on
the author Daniel Johnston's extensive research, analysis and discussions with
those in the industry. Specifics are detailed in the documents enclosed with the
spreadsheets. Other criteria that make an index practical include; consistency,
repeatability, compatibility with the available data, and easiness to understand
Both the Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) and Equivalent Distillation Capacity (EDC)
are included and calculated into the regular Refinery survey spreadsheet. The
Nelson Complexity Index is a pure cost-based index. It provides a relative
measure of refinery construction costs based upon the distillation and upgrading
capacity a refinery has. The index was developed by Wilbur L. Nelson in the
1960s to quantify the relative cost of the components that make up a refinery.
The Nelson index compares the costs of various upgrading units such as a
catalytic cracker, or a reformer to the cost of a crude distillation unit. NCI
and EDC statistics have become widely used in industry literature to provide
insight into various aspects of refinery value or operations.
For the third year in a row, the Bottom of Barrel Index is also included. The
BoB index provides a means of quantifying and characterizing a refinery’s
ability to process heavy crudes and produce premium refined products. It
represents the combined capacity of a refineries Coking, Catalytic Cracking and
Hydrocracking units relative to Distillation Capacity (expressed as a
percentage). US average BoB Index is 55% (1/1/2011) Rest of the World average is
21% (excluding the US). Total World average is 28%.
Additionally the survey includes ownership percentages. Listed are the
individual or multiple owners and their percentages.
2015 Nelson Complexity Indices:
Reasons to Buy
•Ability to sort
•Ability to create pivots
•Ability to analyze across all fields
•Includes the Oil & Gas Journal's PDF article about the survey