The project entails the replacement of a 10,000-barrel-a-day (b/d) reformer unit and a 13,000-b/d diesel hydro-desulphurisation unit at the refinery. Daura produces about 80,000 b/d of mostly middle distillates for the domestic market.

Midland Oil Company is the client for the upgrade. Daura was originally built by a US team of Foster Wheeler and Kellogg Brown & Root. The plant has capacity to refine up to 110,000 b/d of crude (MEED 4:7:03).