Borealis Heavy Blend

Stream Description

Borealis Heavy Blend (BHB) is a Suncor Energy Canada diluted bitumen (dilbit) comprised of SAGD produced bitumen and hydrotreated naphtha/conventional diluent.


It is shipped from Fort McMurray to Edmonton and Hardisty, then to further markets across North America.

Most Recent Sample Details

Batch: BHB-1037 --- Date: January 11, 2024 --- Sample Location: Hardisty

Borealis Heavy Blend saw slightly reduced density and elevated C4 x C6 contents for the January sample. Simulated distillation results showed a larger than usual residue.

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Property (unit) Most Recent: 2024-01-11 6 Month Average 1 Year Average 5 Year Average
Density (kg/m³)918.8927.2925.8926.6
Gravity (°API)22.421.021.221.1
Sulphur (wt%)3.743.873.783.74
Micro Carbon Residue (wt%)9.8010.109.839.82
Sediment (ppmw)117133122144
Total Acid Number (mgKOH/g)2.222.312.292.28
Salt (ptb)4.94.36.25.9
Nickel (mg/kg)56.057.056.859.0
Vanadium (mg/kg)152.0152.5150.2154.4

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

Component by GC/FID Most Recent: 2024-01-11 6 Month Average 1 Year Average 5 Year Average
C3- (vol%)0.040.030.020.02
iC4 iso-Butane (vol%)0.340.250.230.20
nC4 n-Butane (vol%)1.481.181.251.15
iC5 iso-Pentane (vol%)4.082.942.452.40
nC5 n-Pentane (vol%)4.613.563.163.14
C6 Hexanes (vol%)6.004.964.744.81
C7 Heptanes (vol%)4.063.513.653.72
C8 Octanes (vol%)3.553.343.903.99
C9 Nonanes (vol%)2.252.232.802.87
C10 Decanes (vol%)1.121.161.441.49
Component by GC/FID Most Recent: 2024-01-11 6 Month Average 1 Year Average 5 Year Average
Benzene (vol%)0.160.120.090.09
Toluene (vol%)0.350.280.260.25
Ethylbenzene (vol%)0.090.090.110.10
Xylenes (vol%)0.460.390.420.40
Mass % Recovered by ASTM D7169 Most Recent: 2024-01-11 (°C) 5 Year Average (°C) Most Recent: 2024-01-11 (°F) 5 Year Average (°F)
IBP34.534.494.193.9
542.851.0109.0123.8
1083.591.4182.3196.5
20244.8206.4472.6403.5
30346.6327.5655.9621.5
40409.8397.5769.6747.5
50470.1458.8878.2857.8
60548.5531.81,019.3989.2
70633.3617.71,171.91,143.9
80719.9703.91,327.81,299.0
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