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Oseberg Blend

Production and handling
Offshore output of about ~150 kbd is a blend of crude from the Oseberg, Brage and Veslefrikk fields. ExxonMobil markets ~5 kbd of this production. The Crude oil is transported by a 700 kbd pipeline to the Norwegian coast (Sture Terminal) for loading.

Load Port Data
Sture Terminal (60 Deg, 37' N, 4 Deg 51' E) lies 130 km north-west of Bergen on the west coast of Norway, and it has 5 million barrels of crude oil storage with loading capacity of 700,000 b/d and a maximum vessel size of 300,000 deadweight tons.

Since the grade is piped to the deep-water terminal at Sture on the Norwegian coast, it can be shipped relatively easily outside of its natural market in Northwest Europe, with the the US, Mediterranean and Asia Pacific often providing outlets.

Typical characteristics
Oseberg is a light, intermediate low-sulfur North Sea crude oil similar in quality to Brent.

  • Gravity 39.6
  • Sulfur 0.20%
  • Loading port Sture

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