Oil transportation requirements, product specifications, and fluctuating commodity prices create both need and opportunity to make optimal use of various hydrocarbon feedstocks at production facilities. This webinar takes you through an overview of heavy crude oil blending, why blend, types of feed stocks, the basic elements of design, and  common pitfalls and oversights to enable your blending designs to operate effectively and efficiently.

Conclusion wrap up:

  • Heavy crude oil blending is an economic way of meeting specifications for pipelining/treating.
  • Facilities are relatively simple.
  • Design/operation calculations can be tricky, unless all required specifications are measured.
  • RVP should be determined in the lab if possible, as manual calculations/simulators not reliable but if simulation matches data, then it can be used.
  • Simulator blend density values should be checked against manual shrinkage calculations.
  • Simulator blend viscosity values are not recommended, use manual blend calculations.
  • Asphaltene precipitation should be checked, either in lab or with simulation.


Wayne Monnery

Wayne Monnery, BSc, MSc, PhD, Senior Process Specialist, Energy
Dr. Wayne Monnery is Senior Process Specialist for the Energy group at McIntosh Perry. Wayne is an integral part of the Process Engineering team, providing efficient solutions for a vast array of applications and unique design challenges, as well as mentoring, teaching and the development of customized engineering tools and processes.

Wayne has over 30 years of experience working in Process Engineering with a focus on gas processing. He holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary and has been involved numerous projects in Western Canada and around the world.  Wayne specializes in applied thermodynamics and modelling, his work is published in academic and industry journals, and he has spent many hours researching and teaching at the University of Calgary, as well as with industry partners, which he continues today.



facilitators and discussion:

Mark Ryan, P.Eng., Vice President, Engineering, Energy



Dean Michaud Dean Michaud, P.Eng., Vice President, Projects & Business Development, Energy



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