Gippsland Blend

Article Nov. 21, 2018

Gippsland Blend

Production and handling

Gippsland crude is produced offshore in Bass Strait, southeast Australia. Production began in early 1970s and is currently ~50kbd. ExxonMobil and BHP each hold 50% equity. ExxonMobil is the Operator. 

Load Port Data

The crude is loaded at the Long Island Point Terminal, Westernport (38° 20'S, 145° 15'E).

  • Max DWT 150,000 KT
  • Max draft 15.8 metres
  • Max loading rate 53,000 bbl/hr

Characteristics

Gippsland crude is a high quality, extra light, low sulphur crude. It has high quality naphtha and gas oil, along with a low yield of vacuum resid.

  • Gravity (API) 55.4
  • Sulfur 0.04%

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