Kearl Lake

Stream Description

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 Details

Batch: KDB-416 --- Date: November 04, 2022 --- Sample Location: Edmonton

Typical bulk properties, light ends, and simulated distillation results were recorded for the November sample of Kearl Lake.


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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 specifications document . Contact Enbridge Pipelines directly for additional information regarding pooled crude quality requirements.



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Property (unit) Most Recent: 2022-11-04 6 Month Average 1 Year Average 5 Year Average
Density (kg/m³)925.6929.8925.5925.8
Gravity (°API)21.220.621.321.2
Sulphur (wt%)3.823.903.803.82
Micro Carbon Residue (wt%)9.109.189.139.16
Sediment (ppmw)1961329068
Total Acid Number (mgKOH/g)1.991.901.781.90
Salt (ptb)4.53.94.54.5
Nickel (mg/kg)49.551.952.651.8
Vanadium (mg/kg)133.0136.0136.4136.4

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%)0.050.060.070.07
iC4 iso-Butane (vol%)0.390.380.430.29
nC4 n-Butane (vol%)1.151.071.090.94
iC5 iso-Pentane (vol%)3.713.803.793.90
nC5 n-Pentane (vol%)4.214.164.154.21
C6 Hexanes (vol%)5.085.045.275.23
C7 Heptanes (vol%)3.203.053.483.35
C8 Octanes (vol%)2.272.082.472.33
C9 Nonanes (vol%)1.321.301.461.29
C10 Decanes (vol%)0.660.740.780.65
Component by GC/FID Most Recent: 2022-11-04 6 Month Average 1 Year Average 5 Year Average
Benzene (vol%)0.150.140.170.16
Toluene (vol%)0.240.250.340.31
Ethylbenzene (vol%)0.030.030.050.04
Xylenes (vol%)0.280.270.360.32
Mass % Recovered by ASTM D7169 Most Recent: 2022-11-04 (°C) 5 Year Average (°C) Most Recent: 2022-11-04 (°F) 5 Year Average (°F)
IBP34.434.393.993.7
542.240.1108.0104.2
1094.279.4201.6174.9
20269.6259.7517.3499.5
30355.8353.9672.4669.0
40419.2418.0786.6784.4
50477.6479.7891.7895.5
60543.8548.81,010.81,019.8
70618.3624.61,144.91,156.3
80700.6700.81,293.11,293.4
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