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- 0.38 0.31 0.32 0.34
Butanes 1.55 1.42 1.42 1.36
Pentanes 2.48 2.61 2.63 2.44
Hexanes 4.82 5.34 5.39 5.34
Heptanes 4.73 5.32 5.43 5.57
Octanes 5.13 5.77 5.86 6.02
Nonanes 4.55 5.13 5.14 4.88
Decanes 2.11 2.53 2.53 2.41

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.65 0.73 0.75 0.78
Toluene 0.83 0.93 0.97 1.05
Ethyl Benzene 0.49 0.50 0.53 0.58
Xylenes 0.40 0.51 0.52 0.59

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
MSM-056, Nov 15, 2016

Last 6 Samples

Density, BTEX, and C6 x C8 contents were marginally reduced in the November sample of Midale. Typical simulated distillation results are included.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 869.2 872.8 872.6 875.1
Gravity (oAPI) 31.1 30.5 30.5 30.0
Sulphur (wt%) 2.30 2.30 2.27 2.28
MCR (wt%) 5.10 5.18 5.16 5.34
Sediment (ppmw) - 449 284 339
TAN (mgKOH/g) 0.27 0.26 0.25 0.20
Salt (ptb) - 36.9 24.4 49.1
Nickel (mg/L) 15.0 14.2 14.4 16.4
Vanadium (mg/L) 29.0 26.8 27.0 31.5
Olefins (wt%) - - - ND

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

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