IndianOil's world class R&D Centre, established in 1972, has delivered pioneering results in lubricants technology, refining process, pipeline transportation, bio-fuels and fuel-efficient appliances.
Over the past three decades, IndianOil R&D Centre has developed over thousands of formulations of lubricating oils and greases responding to the needs of Indian industry and consuming sectors like Defence, Railways, Public Utilities and Transportation. The Centre has also developed and introduced many new lubricant products to the Indian market like multigrade railroad oils.
IndianOil has a basket of technologies in the areas of lubricants and grease formulations, fuels, refining processes, biotechnology, additives, pipeline transportations, engine evaluation, tribiological and emission studies, and applied metallurgy.
The R&D Center’s activities in refining technology are targeted in the areas of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC), hydroprocessing, catalysis, reside upgradation, distillation simulation and modeling, lube processing, crude evaluation, process optimization, material failure analysis and remaining life assessment and technical services to operating units.