Cold Lake

What is Cold Lake?

The main players in the Cold Lake oil sands deposit are Imperial Oil Resources, Cenovus Energy, Canadian Natural Resources Limited and Shell Energy. Cold Lake production is bitumen based and requires the use of steam to release the bitumen from the underground reservoirs, and the use of diluents to meet pipeline viscosity and density specifications.

Most Recent Sample Comments

CL-901, Aug 2, 2017

Cold Lake saw slightly increased density, TAN, and vanadium while pentanes and hexanes were reduced. These changes are expected based on the seasonality of Cold Lake. Typical simulated distillation results are included.

Last 6 Samples // Monthly Reports



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Basic Analysis

Property

Most Recent Sample

6 Month Average

1 Year Average

5 Year Average

Density (kg/m3)

932.9

923.3

925.9

926.4

Gravity (oAPI)

20.1

21.6

21.2

21.1

Sulphur (wt%)

3.86

3.83

3.83

3.78

MCR (wt%)

10.60

10.37

10.38

10.43

Sediment (ppmw)

114

101

91

96

TAN (mgKOH/g)

1.38

1.24

1.23

1.04

Salt (ptb)

4.8

4.4

4.2

7.9

Nickel (mg/kg)

66.2

61.3

62.2

64.3

Vanadium (mg/kg)

180.0

156.1

159.9

165.4

Olefins (wt%)

-

-

-

ND


*ND indicates a tested value below the instrument threshold.


Light Ends Summary


Property (vol%)

Most Recent Sample

6 Month Average

1 Year Average

5 Year Average

C3-

0.07

0.05

0.05

0.05

Butanes

1.60

1.50

1.37

1.13

Pentanes

5.44

8.65

8.75

7.56

Hexanes

4.15

5.63

5.58

5.57

Heptanes

2.97

3.16

3.08

3.25

Octanes

2.22

1.90

1.79

1.96

Nonanes

1.42

1.10

1.02

1.23

Decanes

0.75

0.56

0.50

0.61


BTEX

Property (vol%)

Most Recent Sample

6 Month Average

1 Year Average

5 Year Average

Benzene

0.14

0.20

0.19

0.21

Toluene

0.30

0.32

0.30

0.34

Ethyl Benzene

0.03

0.04

0.03

0.04

Xylenes

0.32

0.27

0.25

0.27


Distillation

TBP

ASTM D2892 & D5236

HTSD

ASTM D7169