Kearl Lake

What is Kearl Lake?

Kearl Lake is a joint operation between Imperial Oil and ExxonMobil that produces heavy, high sulphur bitumen about 70 km North of Fort McMurray. The bitumen is mined by shovel and truck and then undergoes onsite paraffinic froth treatment. The bitumen is then diluted and shipped to market.

Most Recent Sample Comments

KDB-665, Feb 17, 2017

Kearl Lake was consistent with historical data in all aspects. Typical simulated distillation results are included.

Last 6 Samples // Monthly Reports

Enbridge Pooled Crude Quality Specification

Pooled crudes at Superior are subject to quality specifications set by Enbridge. Test methods employed, typical results, testing frequency, and mitigation/penalty details can be found from the most recent document available here. Contact Enbridge Pipelines directly for additional information regarding pooled crude quality requirements.



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Basic Analysis

Property

Most Recent Sample

6 Month Average

1 Year Average

5 Year Average

Density (kg/m3)

920.2

925.8

924.6

925.7

Gravity (oAPI)

22.1

21.2

21.4

21.2

Sulphur (wt%)

3.87

3.94

3.94

3.89

MCR (wt%)

8.80

8.83

8.78

8.63

Sediment (ppmw)

35

51

48

72

TAN (mgKOH/g)

1.95

2.01

2.05

1.88

Salt (ptb)

3.6

3.6

3.6

3.9

Nickel (mg/kg)

49.1

47.6

48.0

47.7

Vanadium (mg/kg)

130.0

128.6

130.0

126.6


Light Ends Summary


Property (vol%)

Most Recent Sample

6 Month Average

1 Year Average

5 Year Average

C3-

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

Butanes

0.88

0.95

0.96

0.91

Pentanes

11.13

11.13

11.45

10.85

Hexanes

6.06

5.95

6.03

5.92

Heptanes

2.65

2.64

2.69

2.77

Octanes

1.24

1.18

1.18

1.18

Nonanes

0.46

0.68

0.59

0.54

Decanes

0.18

0.36

0.29

0.27


BTEX

Property (vol%)

Most Recent Sample

6 Month Average

1 Year Average

5 Year Average

Benzene

0.20

0.20

0.18

0.19

Toluene

0.22

0.21

0.17

0.21

Ethyl Benzene

0.03

0.02

0.02

0.02

Xylenes

0.12

0.13

0.09

0.11


Distillation

TBP

ASTM D2892 & D5236

HTSD

ASTM D7169