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Espoir Assay
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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 31.95
Sulphur WT% 0.3
Nitrogen Ppm 955
TAN No. mgKOH/g 0.16
Pour Point OC -9
Vanadium Ppm 1.8
Nickel Ppm 4.8
Cut (deg C) Yield % Espoir
Gas-500/15 WT% 0.5
Nap 15/175 WT% 17.8
Kero 175/250 WT% 14.4
Dist 250/360 WT% 21.8
VGO 360/565 WT% 32.4
VRES 565/999 WT% 13.2