• I am looking for way to blend heavy crude oil with light crude for easy treatment. How can I manage to write the equation to determine the quantity of the different crude. And how can design the blending system (in line or tank blender)



  • Conrad Teran, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, conrad.teran@suez.com

    Can you be more specific as to what you are looking for and in what contest?

    If you are talking about determining crude instability or incompatibility parameters, there is not a straight forward equation to do that. There are proprietary models and services such as the one (Suez WTS) offers under the CrudePLUS* umbrella, for the rapid determination of instability and fouling potentials for any crude oil, slop or cut, by themselves or in a blend, either using fresh crude samples to generate their unique fingerprints or by using previously fingerprinted crudes in our database to simulate the blends and their properties in the virtual world. With that information, CrudePLUS are also able to od to do contrained optimizations to minimize instability and/or fouling potential for any blend. In the absence of samples, we can also do general estimations using crude assays.

    Please let me know if you are interested in more information.