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About Rabi Light

  • Rabi Light is a mixture of crudes produced from fields on and offshore Gabon.
  • Tullow has entitlement to ~20% of Rabi Light production.


  • Rabi Light is currently producing around 60,000 bopd.


  • Low Sulphur, high pour, paraffinic.

Cargo sizes

  • Standard cargo Size 950 kbbls +/- 5%.
  • Option to offer 650 +/- 5% with prior notice.


  • Rabi Light loads from the Perenco operated Cap Lopez on-shore terminal located near Port Gentil.
  • Flexible Logistics, terminal can accept Aframax, Suezmax and VLCC’s calling either 1st or 2nd Port.
  • Maximum draft is 20.5m.
  • Maximum Displacement 330kt DWT (160k DWT for 2nd Port arrivals).


  • Rabi Light has a range of buyers and has established itself well in the far east as a an alternative to regional low sulphur high pour crude oils.

Cap Lopez and Rabi Light History

  • The Cap Lopez terminal was previously operated by Total, but from late 2021 the Operatorship was assumed by Perenco.
  • Following the above corporate activity, Tullow was able to consolidate its modest existing footprint in the terminal so that now over 90% of its Gabon production is received into this facility.
  • As a result, Tullow’s participation in Oguendjo blend has ceased and the crude oils are now part of the Mandji and Rabi Light Streams or which Tullow has ~20% of gross Rabi Light production.

Rabi Light properties

Whole Crude Property Units Rabi Light
API API 33.27
Sulphur WT% 0.139
Nitrogen Ppm 1,120
TAN No. mgKOH/g 0.09
Pour Point OC 30
Vanadium Ppm 2.5
Nickel Ppm 17.1
Cut (deg C) Yield % Rabi Light
Gas-500/15 WT% 0.87
Nap 15/175 WT% 11.98
Kero 175/250 WT% 9.44
Dist 250/360 WT% 18.25
VGO 360/565 WT% 33.52
VRES 565/999 WT% 25.95