What is Wabasca Heavy crude?

Wabasca Heavy is a blend of heavy oil production obtained by polymer injection and water flooding from the Athabasca region and typically has a 19-20 API gravity and 4.15 wt% sulphur content. Principal producers of the Wabasca Stream include Cenovus Energy and Canadian Natural Resources, though other producers do connect to the Wabasca Heavy stream. Wabasca Heavy is delivered to Edmonton via the Pembina Pipeline and Rainbow Pipelines.

Light Ends Summary

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
C3- 0.07 0.12 0.10 0.08
Butanes 1.71 2.13 2.09 1.79
Pentanes 2.83 3.03 2.60 2.54
Hexanes 2.87 3.33 3.10 3.02
Heptanes 2.78 3.29 3.14 3.03
Octanes 2.93 3.23 3.11 3.09
Nonanes 2.35 2.50 2.38 2.51
Decanes 1.29 1.15 1.07 1.14

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.10 0.13 0.11 0.11
Toluene 0.25 0.34 0.32 0.31
Ethyl Benzene 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.13
Xylenes 0.39 0.49 0.45 0.48

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
WH-734, Jul 12, 2014

Last 6 Samples

MCR was slightly elevated in the July sample of Wabasca Heavy. Typical simulated distillation results are included.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 937.4 930.9 933.1 933.1
Gravity (oAPI) 19.3 20.4 20.0 20.0
Sulphur (wt%) 4.33 4.17 4.15 4.16
MCR (wt%) 9.20 8.92 8.90 8.80
Sediment (ppmw) - 95 102 139
TAN (mgKOH/g) 1.07 1.11 1.09 1.06
Salt (ptb) - 6.8 6.3 13.9
Nickel (mg/L) 55.0 55.3 55.8 53.8
Vanadium (mg/L) 144.0 145.5 146.3 146.1
Olefins (wt%) - - ND ND

*ND indicates a tested value below the instrument threshold.

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