Palanca crude oil is produced in Angola from five different concessions. It is loaded from the Total-operated Palanca Terminal, which can accommodate Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) loading. The typical cargo size is 985 thousand barrels; however, alternate cargo sizes can be arranged with advance planning. Typically, cargoes are sold with pricing based off Dated Brent quotes. The production rate of the contributing fields is approximately 140 thousand barrels per day. Chevron has a 20% interest in the Block 2 concession and a 16% interest in the FST concession.

Whole Crude Properties *

Property Measured
Gravity, API° 37.25
Gravity SG 0.84
Sulfur, wt% 0.18
Total Nitrogen, ppm 980.88
Acid Number, mg KOH/g 0.03
Pour Point, °C 9.00
Charact. Factor (K-FACTOR) 12.11
Viscosity, cSt at 40°C (104°F) 4.51
Viscosity, cSt at 50°C (122°F) 3.89
Vanadium, ppm 1.15
Nickel, ppm 1.65
MCR, wt% 1.57
Ramsbottom Carbon, wt% 1.43
Asphaltenes, (H.C7) wt% 0.40

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Palanca Assay Data

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