Base oils

Creating value

We’re never satisfied with the status-quo. And when it comes to adding more value from our base oils production, we saw an opportunity and we delivered.

About Base Oils

Chapter 1

We’re never satisfied with the status-quo. And when it comes to adding more value from our base oils production, we saw an opportunity and we delivered.

For the past 40 years, three of our downstream affiliates (LUBREF, Motiva and S-Oil) have been major suppliers of quality Group I, Group II and Group III base oils. We’re collaborating to deliver new solutions that meet the needs of our customers – and the needs of evolving markets – with consistent quality and reliable supply from refineries located strategically around the world.

We’re integrating our product offering under a unified global brand family, Aramco Base Oils, to deliver a broad range of base oil products under the aramcoDURA, aramcoPRIMA, and aramcoULTRA brands.

Our customers can easily source the base oils that meet their existing specifications for finished lubricants from any one of our strategically located base oil facilities.

Get ready for a new base oils era from the largest crude supplier in the world.

aramcoDURA

Chapter 2

Our aramcoDURA base oils help keep automotive and industrial engines moving, meeting the exacting requirements of today’s modern automotive and industrial engines. 

Key product properties: 

  • API Group I

  • Consistent quality from a single source of crude oil

  • Excellent dispersant qualities and additive compatibility

  • Major applications : Industrial, Marine and mid-tier Automotive 

aramcoPRIMA

Chapter 3

Our aramcoPRIMA API Group II base oils give you the power to formulate the majority of automotive and industrial lubricating oils for heavy duty diesel engine oils, as well as driveline oils, industrial hydraulic and turbine oils.

Key product properties:

  • API Group II

  • High purity suitable for process/white oil

  • Designed for a wide range of engine oil viscosity grades

  • Major applications: automotive and high performance industrial applications.

aramcoULTRA

Chapter 4

Coming soon, aramcoULTRA API Group III base oils are used in applications that require high performance and efficiency, such as high performance engines, automatic/manual transmissions, and long-life industrial fluids.

Enquiries

 Business:

Technical:

 Christian Panza - Marketing Manager  Anwar Khawajah - Technical Manager

Technical information

Chapter 5

Interchangeable and linked group II base oils

In accordance with API and ACEA protocols, Saudi Aramco has successfully completed test programs that demonstrated the interchangeability and linkage between Group II base oils from our global manufacturing sites.

The extensive testing programs covered API SN/GF-5, API CJ-4 and ACEA A3/B4 automotive engine oils together with demonstration in industrial and gear oils applications. Engine tests to meet ACEA E7 and E9 are currently underway with completion expected Q3 2018.

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