Bonny Light crude oil is produced in Nigeria from Chevron and Shell concessions. Chevron’s exports are throughput and loaded from the Shell-operated Bonny Terminal, which can accommodate Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) loading. The typical cargo size is 950 thousand barrels; however, alternate cargo sizes can be arranged with advance planning. Typically, cargoes are sold with pricing based off Dated Brent quotes. Chevron-operated fields are contributing production of approximately 40 thousand barrels per day. Chevron has a 40% interest in the concession that produces crude oils that are routed to and commingled with Bonny Light crude oil.

Whole Crude Properties *

Property Measured
Gravity, API° 35.30
Gravity SG 0.85
Sulfur, wt% 0.15
Total Nitrogen, ppm 1084.85
Acid Number, mg KOH/g 0.23
Pour Point, °C -11.48
Charact. Factor (K-FACTOR) 11.72
Viscosity, cSt at 40°C (104°F) 3.28
Viscosity, cSt at 50°C (122°F) 2.73
Vanadium, ppm 0.44
Nickel, ppm 4.13
MCR, wt% 1.24
Ramsbottom Carbon, wt% 1.02
Asphaltenes, (H.C7) wt% 0.01

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Bonny Light Assay Data

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