What is Western Canada Dilbit crude?

Western Canada Dilbit is a blend comprised of Sunrise Dilbit Blend (SDB), Hangingstone Dilbit Blend (HDB), and Leismer Corner Blend (LCB). These streams are produced using SAGD technology from the Athabasca region and transported to Enbridge's Edmonton Terminal where they are blended. WDB is not part of the Enbridge Pooling Program, however samples are taken at Superior, WI.

Light Ends Summary

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
C3- 0.09 0.06 0.06 0.06
Butanes 1.02 1.14 1.14 1.14
Pentanes 8.45 8.64 8.64 8.64
Hexanes 5.76 5.76 5.76 5.76
Heptanes 3.80 3.66 3.66 3.66
Octanes 2.54 2.52 2.52 2.52
Nonanes 1.36 1.38 1.38 1.38
Decanes 0.73 0.64 0.64 0.64

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.22 0.19 0.19 0.19
Toluene 0.42 0.34 0.34 0.34
Ethyl Benzene 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05
Xylenes 0.42 0.33 0.33 0.33

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236 No assays available for this crude.
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
WDB-656, Mar 3, 2018

Last 6 Samples

Other than slightly reduced TAN, the March sample of Western Canada Dilbit was consistent with historical trends. Typical merged simulated distillation results are included.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 919.1 923.0 923.0 923.0
Gravity (oAPI) 22.3 21.7 21.7 21.7
Sulphur (wt%) 3.93 3.85 3.85 3.85
MCR (wt%) 10.10 10.24 10.24 10.24
Sediment (ppmw) 146 152 152 152
TAN (mgKOH/g) 1.60 1.79 1.79 1.79
Salt (ptb) 8.1 6.1 6.1 6.1
Nickel (mg/L) 61.3 61.5 61.5 61.5
Vanadium (mg/L) 153.0 161.0 161.0 161.0
1 Reference temperatures can be found here

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