Production and handling
The fields for Marib Light Crude are located South-West of Marib in the Republic of Yemen. The crude comprises a blend of production from Marib and Jannah fields. ExxonMobil has interests in both blocks. Recent production from the Marib and Jannah blocks has averaged 195kbd. The fields produce to a central oil production unit, then through a pipeline to Salif on the Red Sea, where a 3MB FSO holds it for export.
Loading is from Ras Isa Marine Terminal, operated by Yemen Hunt Oil Company.
Load Port Data
Ras Isa Terminal has the following vessel restrictions:
- Max LOA: 351 m
- Max bean: 56 m
- Max draft: unlimited
- Max DWT: 307 KT (80 KT minimum)
Marib Light is a sweet, extra light, low metals crude with a good yield of high N+A naphtha and distillates. It is lube-rated and produces good conversion feed. It is lighter than most North Sea or Middle East crudes and more similar to Far East extra light crudes, with a lower pour point.
- Gravity 45.1
- Sulfur 0.13%
- Load port Ras Isa
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