Forties Blend Crude Oil

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Summary Information

  • API: 40.3º
  • Sulphur Level: 0.56%
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Location: North Sea
  • Source Fields:

Brief Description

  • A light sweet crude oil blend which include the heavier Buzzard Crude Oil
  • Forties Blend Crude Oil is made up of oil from 70 fields spread over a large area of the North Sea, the biggest of which is the Buzzard oil field.
  • Forties contributes about half of the total UK North Sea production, totaling about 500,000 bbl/d in 2011.
  • These various fields contribute condensate, medium-gravity oil, and moderately sour crude.

Distillation Yields

Product %wt
C1 to C4 2.86
Naphtha 23.75
Kerosene 15.26
Gas Oil 19.99
Atmospheric Residue 38.14

Other Specifications

  • Acidity, 0.09 mg KOH/g
  • Nickel, 2 mg/Kg
  • Vanadium, 6 mg/Kg

Other Information


  1. Exploration And Production In The UK
  2. Forties Assay, BP

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