OGJ FOCUS — GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: Statoil publishes new Aasgard Blend assay

Statoil published a new simulated Aasgard Blend assay in March 2010 better to represent the quality of the current Asgard Blend production.This simulated assay represents a volumetric blend of two laboratory assays: Aasgard Blend 2007 (55 vol %) and Aasgard Blend 2009 (45 vol %). The oil has an API gravity of 48.9°, 2° API lighter than the assay released in 2009.Aasgard Blend is a light, low-sulfur North Sea crude from commingling of production from Smorbukk, Smorbukk South, Midgard, Mikkel, Kristin, Yttergryta, and Tyrihans fields. Current production is 194,000 b/d, according to Statoil's web site.DevelopmentAasgard field lies on the Halten Bank in the Norwegian Sea, about 200 km...

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