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- 0.02 0.04 0.04 0.04
Butanes 0.97 1.04 1.01 0.87
Pentanes 11.50 10.60 10.37 9.97
Hexanes 6.05 6.21 6.13 6.31
Heptanes 2.77 3.15 3.17 3.53
Octanes 1.20 1.65 1.68 1.90
Nonanes 0.57 0.91 0.87 0.96
Decanes 0.33 0.48 0.43 0.45

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.18 0.21 0.20 0.22
Toluene 0.19 0.29 0.29 0.34
Ethyl Benzene 0.01 0.03 0.03 0.03
Xylenes 0.11 0.22 0.22 0.24

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
CDB-239, Sep 1, 2017

Last 6 Samples

Christina Dilbit Blend had increased density, sulphur, MCR, and TAN for the September sample.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 929.3 922.0 923.2 923.3
Gravity (oAPI) 20.6 21.9 21.6 21.6
Sulphur (wt%) 4.11 3.94 3.92 3.89
MCR (wt%) 11.30 10.79 10.71 10.49
Sediment (ppmw) - 137 200 107
TAN (mgKOH/g) 1.96 1.68 1.67 1.58
Salt (ptb) - 5.2 5.9 6.6
Nickel (mg/L) 71.9 67.5 69.2 70.7
Vanadium (mg/L) 180.0 167.9 174.2 182.6
Olefins (wt%) - - - 0.3
1 Reference temperatures can be found here

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