Access Western Blend

Stream Description

Access Western Blend (AWB) is a heavy, high TAN dilbit produced by Canadian Natural Resources and MEG Energy. Production is from the Athabasca region south of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Production is generated by SAGD thermal methods. Diluent is supplied to the production sites from Edmonton and dilbit is pumped back to Edmonton on the Access Pipeline. AWB is available for upgrading in the Edmonton area, and for export on the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan systems.


Most Recent Sample Details

Batch: AWB-204 --- Date: November 04, 2022 --- Sample Location: Edmonton

Marginally elevated MCR and reduced C7 x C10 contents were recorded for the November sample of Access Western Blend.


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Property (unit) Most Recent: 2022-11-04 6 Month Average 1 Year Average 5 Year Average
Density (kg/m³)920.0925.2920.1921.8
Gravity (°API)22.221.322.221.9
Sulphur (wt%)3.933.973.803.84
Micro Carbon Residue (wt%)10.9010.7610.5310.57
Sediment (ppmw)ND74127100
Total Acid Number (mgKOH/g)1.651.601.531.66
Salt (ptb)ND3.23.44.1
Nickel (mg/kg)65.967.667.266.4
Vanadium (mg/kg)173.0173.8169.7170.7

ND: Not Detected - indicates a tested value below the instrument threshold.

Component by GC/FID Most Recent: 2022-11-04 6 Month Average 1 Year Average 5 Year Average
C3- (vol%)0.080.080.080.09
iC4 iso-Butane (vol%)0.320.330.350.25
nC4 n-Butane (vol%)1.081.100.980.88
iC5 iso-Pentane (vol%)4.584.624.714.52
nC5 n-Pentane (vol%)5.034.965.004.72
C6 Hexanes (vol%)5.715.815.975.87
C7 Heptanes (vol%)3.213.313.553.62
C8 Octanes (vol%)1.952.052.352.39
C9 Nonanes (vol%)0.991.071.241.29
C10 Decanes (vol%)0.440.530.610.65
Component by GC/FID Most Recent: 2022-11-04 6 Month Average 1 Year Average 5 Year Average
Benzene (vol%)0.180.170.190.20
Toluene (vol%)0.240.290.340.35
Ethylbenzene (vol%)0.030.030.040.04
Xylenes (vol%)0.210.260.330.33
Mass % Recovered by ASTM D7169 Most Recent: 2022-10-11 (°C) 5 Year Average (°C) Most Recent: 2022-10-11 (°F) 5 Year Average (°F)
IBP34.534.294.193.6
538.339.3100.9102.7
1071.271.6160.2160.9
20249.2210.9480.6411.6
30342.3329.4648.1624.9
40411.0403.4771.8758.1
50475.4471.0887.7879.8
60549.6548.41,021.31,019.1
70631.9632.71,169.41,170.9
80714.5708.11,318.11,306.6
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