What is Fosterton crude?

Fosterton production sites are located in southwestern Saskatchewan and delivered to Regina through the South Saskatchewan Pipeline system. Fosterton is a conventionally produced heavy sour crude stream at 20 API gravity, 3.2 wt% sulphur. Fosterton does contain the lowest TAN level of any of the western Canadian heavy sour crude streams, and is among the oldest production streams in western Canada.

Light Ends Summary

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
C3- 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.08
Butanes 0.59 0.59 1.35 1.43
Pentanes 3.77 3.77 3.51 1.54
Hexanes 3.17 3.17 3.14 2.25
Heptanes 2.61 2.61 2.60 2.42
Octanes 2.80 2.80 2.81 3.27
Nonanes 2.56 2.56 2.49 3.31
Decanes 1.38 1.38 1.28 1.68

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.03
Toluene 0.12 0.12 0.14 0.11
Ethyl Benzene 0.11 0.11 0.12 0.16
Xylenes 0.22 0.22 0.26 0.30

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
F-071, Sep 6, 2017

Last 6 Samples

The September sample of Fosterton saw slightly elevated sulphur, MCR, TAN, pentanes, and hexanes.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 929.1 929.1 927.0 926.7
Gravity (oAPI) 20.7 20.7 21.0 21.1
Sulphur (wt%) 3.50 3.50 3.45 3.28
MCR (wt%) 10.00 10.00 9.87 9.57
Sediment (ppmw) - - - 137
TAN (mgKOH/g) 0.65 0.65 0.67 0.33
Salt (ptb) - - - 23.4
Nickel (mg/L) 49.2 49.2 47.5 47.4
Vanadium (mg/L) 114.0 114.0 111.0 108.5
Olefins (wt%) - - - ND

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

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