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RUSSIAN CRUDE OIL (ESPO)

RUSSIAN CRUDE OIL (ESPO)

EASTERN SIBERIAN PACIFIC PIPELINE OIL (ESPO)

The Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean oil pipeline ( ESPO pipeline or ESPOOP, Russian: Нефтепровод “Восточная Сибирь – Тихий океан” (ВСТО)) is a pipeline system for exporting Russian crude oil to the Asia- Pacific markets (Japan, China and Korea). The pipeline is built and operated by Russian pipeline company Transneft.

RUSSIAN CRUDE OIL (ESPO)

Constituents Test Method Unit Specification
Density At 15°C
ASTM D 1298
Kg/L
0.8508
API Gravity
-
-
34
Kinematic Viscosity at 20°C
ASTM D 445
cst
6.949
Sulphur
ASTM D 4294
Mass %
0.535
Pour Point
ASTM D 97
°C
<=-36
RVPE
ASTM D 5191
kPa
40.4
Hydrogen Sulphide
UOP 163
ppm
<1
Vanadium
ASTM D 5863
ppm
4
Nickel
ASTM D 5863
ppm
4
Iron
ASTM D 5863
ppm
19
Calcium
ASTM D 5863
ppm
2
Sodium
ASTM D 5863
ppm
1
Copper
ASTM D 5863
pm
<1
Water
ASTM D 4006
Vol%
0.35
Paraffin Wax Content
UOP 46
Mass %
3.3
TBP Distillation
ASTM D 5236
Vol%
Cutting
Boiling range Of FRAC.@ 760mmHg ºC
Range
LPG
2.2
C5-65
6.1
65-100
9.8
100-150
16.7
150-200
25.1
200-250
32.7
250-300
42.0
300-350
50.9
350-370
54.2
370-475
70.0
475-515
74.6
515-525
76.0
525-553
79