Article Nov. 26, 2018


Production and handling

Kutubu Blend crude oil is produced in Papua New Guinea, comprising production from the Kutubu, Moran, Gobe Main and South East Gobe complex of fields. Production began in 1992 and currently averages approximately 36 kbd. ExxonMobil holds 18% interest in the field production mix with the balance of production shared between eight other companies.

Load Port Data

The crude is loaded at Kumul Marine Terminal in the Gulf of Papua.

  • Maximum DWT: 150,000 KT
  • Maximum bow to centre of manifold: 146.3 M
  • Maximum loading rate: 10,000 bbls/hr
  • Typical parcel size: 650,000 bbls
  • Any special restrictions: Berth is an SPM (single point mooring)


Light, low sulfur crude suitable as a general purpose crude oil and suitable for production of middle distillates and mogas. The atmospheric resid is suitable as feedstock for catalytic crackers.

  • Gravity 51.4
  • Sulfur 0.02%
  • Load port Kumul Marine Terminal


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