What is Midale crude?

Midale is a conventionally produced medium sour crude gathered from batteries in southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba. Midale is considered a benchmark medium sour crude (daily price postings are available for Midale on the Internet).

Light Ends Summary

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
C3- 0.70 0.31 0.33 0.35
Butanes 4.67 2.65 2.36 1.60
Pentanes 3.40 2.52 2.54 2.48
Hexanes 5.97 5.31 5.28 5.35
Heptanes 6.60 5.73 5.54 5.56
Octanes 7.06 6.37 6.06 5.97
Nonanes 5.35 5.40 5.08 4.86
Decanes 2.50 2.91 2.69 2.40

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.50 0.67 0.70 0.76
Toluene 0.70 0.92 0.95 1.02
Ethyl Benzene 0.46 0.56 0.56 0.57
Xylenes 0.45 0.53 0.53 0.57

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
MSM-051, Oct 25, 2017

Last 6 Samples

Midale saw notably reduced density, sulphur, MCR, and metals while C4 x C8 contents were increased. Simulated distillation results showed a larger naphtha fraction and smaller residue.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 845.1 864.8 866.5 873.2
Gravity (oAPI) 35.8 32.0 31.7 30.4
Sulphur (wt%) 1.66 2.10 2.16 2.25
MCR (wt%) 3.60 4.82 4.94 5.22
Sediment (ppmw) 340 271 269 362
TAN (mgKOH/g) ND 0.13 0.16 0.18
Salt (ptb) 3.3 8.4 7.1 34.2
Nickel (mg/L) 8.9 11.4 11.8 15.6
Vanadium (mg/L) 16.2 20.5 21.5 29.2

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

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