What is Access Western Blend crude?

Access Western Blend (AWB) is a heavy, high TAN dilbit produced by Devon Energy Canada and MEG Energy Corp. Production is from the Athabasca region south of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Production is generated by SAGD thermal methods. Diluent is supplied to the production sites from Edmonton and dilbit is pumped back to Edmonton on the Access Pipeline. AWB is available for upgrading in the Edmonton area, and for export on the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan systems.

Light Ends Summary

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
C3- 0.04 0.08 0.07 0.06
Butanes 0.76 0.92 0.91 0.79
Pentanes 9.48 9.58 9.72 9.55
Hexanes 6.03 6.31 6.31 6.48
Heptanes 3.42 3.93 3.87 3.94
Octanes 1.94 2.48 2.38 2.28
Nonanes 1.32 1.32 1.32 1.19
Decanes 0.62 0.62 0.63 0.56

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.21 0.23 0.22 0.24
Toluene 0.35 0.43 0.40 0.40
Ethyl Benzene 0.04 0.05 0.04 0.04
Xylenes 0.29 0.40 0.36 0.32

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
AWB-407, Jul 2, 2017

Last 6 Samples

Access Western Blend was consistent with historical trends in all aspects. Typical simulated distillation results are included.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 926.0 920.5 921.5 922.3
Gravity (oAPI) 21.2 22.1 21.9 21.8
Sulphur (wt%) 3.85 3.84 3.89 3.91
MCR (wt%) 10.90 10.62 10.69 10.67
Sediment (ppmw) 107 105 108 122
TAN (mgKOH/g) 1.79 1.75 1.78 1.73
Salt (ptb) 4.0 4.4 4.5 5.5
Nickel (mg/L) 72.4 69.6 70.0 71.8
Vanadium (mg/L) 174.0 176.2 180.9 188.2
Olefins (wt%) - - - ND

*ND indicates a tested value below the instrument threshold.
1 Reference temperatures can be found here

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