Espoir

About Espoir crude

  • Espoir is an FPSO development located offshore, south west of Abidjan.
  • Tullow is equity partner with ~26% working interest.

Production

  • Currently producing c.15,000 bopd gross.

Quality

  • Good Quality, light, low Sulphur, intermediate, crude. Low metals, Nitrogen,
  • Low TAN.

LOGISTICS

  • Espoir loads from FPSO Espoir Ivorien, a converted Suezmax.
  • FPSO Storage capacity 1.1 Mbbls.
  • Normal Cargo size  650 +/- 5% kbbls.
  • Flexible vessel sizes, 60 up to 160k (Suezmax) DWT.

MARKETS

  • Espoir has a range of buyers and has established itself well in Europe, and North America.

Espoir crude properties

Whole Crude Property Units Espoir 
 API API 32.3
 Sulphur WT% 0.33
 Nitrogen Ppm 1,182
 TAN No.  mgKOH/g 0.05
 Pour Point OC 0
 Vanadium Ppm 1.6
 Nickel Ppm 4.5
 Cut (deg C) Yield % Espoir 
 Gas-500/15 WT% 0.8
 Nap 15/175 WT% 18
 Kero 175/250 WT% 13.3
 Dist 250/360 WT%
22.3
 VGO 360/565 WT%
29.4
 VRES 565/999 WT% 16.2