What is Suncor Synthetic A crude?

OSA is a light sweet synthetic crude produced from the Suncor Canada Project located north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The Suncor facilities includes a mine, SAGD and upgrader operations. OSA is a classic bottomless blend of hydrotreated naphtha, distillate, and gasoil fractions produced from a coker based upgrader facility. The Suncor project came on stream in 1967 and became the world's first oil sands operation.

Light Ends Summary

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
C3- 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.00
Butanes 2.11 1.72 1.52 1.53
Pentanes 3.00 2.50 2.56 2.83
Hexanes 3.94 3.20 3.29 3.46
Heptanes 3.75 3.09 3.15 3.07
Octanes 4.91 4.24 4.35 4.04
Nonanes 4.11 4.01 4.00 3.73
Decanes 2.45 2.30 2.27 2.11

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.05 0.04 0.04 0.04
Toluene 0.25 0.21 0.19 0.19
Ethyl Benzene 0.15 0.14 0.13 0.13
Xylenes 0.54 0.48 0.50 0.46

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
OSA-406, Jun 5, 2017

Last 6 Samples

Density was reduced while light ends were increased in the June sample of Suncor Synthetic A.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 854.6 861.4 862.3 861.5
Gravity (oAPI) 33.9 32.6 32.4 32.6
Sulphur (wt%) 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.18
MCR (wt%) ND ND ND ND
Nickel (mg/L) - - - ND
Vanadium (mg/L) - - - ND
Olefins (wt%) - - - ND

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

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