What is Christina Dilbit Blend crude?

Christina Dilbit Blend (CDB) is a diluted bitumen produced at the jointly owned Cenovus Energy Inc. and ConocoPhillips Christina Lake SAGD facility located about 120 km south of Fort McMurray. CDB is shipped on the Athabasca Pipeline to Hardisty area terminals where it has access to multiple downstream trunklines.

Light Ends Summary

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
C3- 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.04
Butanes 1.01 1.04 0.99 0.85
Pentanes 9.54 10.94 10.38 9.85
Hexanes 5.59 6.47 6.12 6.30
Heptanes 2.84 3.32 3.27 3.55
Octanes 1.55 1.77 1.79 1.91
Nonanes 0.83 0.91 0.94 0.96
Decanes 0.41 0.45 0.44 0.44

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.19 0.22 0.19 0.23
Toluene 0.26 0.32 0.27 0.34
Ethyl Benzene 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.04
Xylenes 0.20 0.26 0.22 0.25

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
CDB-491, Jun 1, 2017

Last 6 Samples

Marginally reduced metals and C6 x C8 contents were recorded for the June sample of Christina Dilbit Blend.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 921.9 917.9 922.4 923.4
Gravity (oAPI) 21.9 22.5 21.8 21.6
Sulphur (wt%) 3.90 3.88 3.90 3.89
MCR (wt%) 10.60 10.54 10.62 10.46
Sediment (ppmw) - 267 183 102
TAN (mgKOH/g) 1.70 1.63 1.64 1.57
Salt (ptb) - 5.5 5.7 6.6
Nickel (mg/L) 64.0 68.7 69.9 70.9
Vanadium (mg/L) 162.0 172.1 178.8 183.6
Olefins (wt%) - - - 0.3
1 Reference temperatures can be found here

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