Engineering services provider KBR has won a contract to execute front-end engineering and design (FEED) for a crude oil refinery revamp project in the US.

Scope of the project includes determining the optimum economic configuration to increase overall heavy crude processing capability and flexibility.

The refinery currently processes light sweet crudes and aims to take advantage of fluctuations in the crude oil pricing market by gaining the flexibility to process heavier sour crude oils.

KBR Downstream president David Zelinsk said, "KBR draws upon its deep domain expertise in refinery solutions and revamp projects to help satisfy our customer’s economic and operating flexibility needs."

"We look forward to the successful execution of this project and continuing our long-term relationship with this valued client," Zelinsk added.

Earlier in July 2013, the company secured a contract for its ROSE solvent deasphalting technology for use at Total’s Antwerp refinery in Belgium.

The ROSE unit is expected to become operational in early 2016.