CPC Blend Crude Oil

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Summary Information

  • API: 45,30
  • Sulphur Level: 0,56
  • Country: Kazakhstan
  • Location: Novorossiysk
  • Source Fields: Major oil fields in Western Kazakhstan

Brief Description

  • CPC Blend is a light crude oil which was first introduced to the market at the end of 2001 with the commissioning of a 1,580km pipeline by the Caspian Pipeline Consortium Oil Pipeline (CPC). The CPC pipeline links major oil fields in Western Kazakhstan to a Black Sea export terminal opened in 2001 at Yuzhnaya Ozereevka, located 40km North-West of Novorossiysk (Russia).
  • At the end of 2004, CPC Blend consisted of seven crude oil streams: Tengiz, Aktobe, Kumkol, Martyshi, Arman, Karachaganak and Siberian Light. The most significant developments in 2004 were the introduction of Karachaganak in June, and the beginning of Russian crude injection, principally Siberian Light, in November.
  • Despite new streams being injected to the pipeline, Tengiz remains the single largest component of CPC Blend.

Distillation Yields

Product %wt
C1 to C4 3.9%
Naphtha 41.2%
Kerosene 11.6%
Gas Oil 15.4%
Atmospheric Residue 29.1%

Other Specifications

  • Acidity, 0,06 mg KOH/g
  • Nickel, 1.56 mg/Kg
  • Vanadium, 1.33 mg/Kg

Other Information

  • The crude has a high level of Mercaptans, making it more challenging to process


  1. CPC Blend, Chevron

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