Upgrading Solutions

Diluent and Crude Blending – Compatibility

The Oil Compatibility model, developed by Irwin Wiehe of Soluble Solutions, is used to determine the solubility of diluents, other solvents containing no asphaltenes, heavy oils and bitumen with asphaltenes. Applications of this model are used for:

  • Blending ratio of diluent and bitumen for pipelining

  • Diluent quality for bitumen extraction – mining and SAGD

  • Crude stability

  • Ranking of diluents in terms of solubility including diluents derived from bio sources as well as GTL via Fischer Tropsch synthesisBlending crude ratios for processing in refineries

  • Correlating asphaltenes stability with crude properties