Brent Crude

Summary Information

  • API: 37.9
  • Sulphur Level: 0.45%
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Northern North Sea
  • Source Fields: Brent, Forties

Brief Description

  • Brent is a light density, low sulphur North Sea crude oil
  • Nearly 40 UK fields contribute to the blend, although very little production comes from the once-prolific Brent field, after which the stream was named.
  • The Brent blend is transported to the Sullom Voe Oil Terminal via pipelines

Distillation Yields

Product %wt
C1 to C4 2.5
Naphtha 20.3
Kerosene 14.2
Gas Oil 20.3
Atmospheric Residue 42.7

Other Specifications

  • Acidity, mg KOH/g
  • Nickel, wppm
  • Vanadium, wppm

Other Information

  • Brent is the global benchmark crude against which all other crudes are priced


  1. Exploration And Production In The UK
  2. BP Specs

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