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Contract Specifications - Energy Futures

Product Parameters Brent Crude Oil (100 Barrel)
Underlying Brent Crude Oil (100 Barrel)
Instrument Type Futures Contract (FUTENR)
Product Brent Crude Oil Futures
Contract Listing Monthly contracts. Details as per the launch calendar.
Contract Start Day Business day immediately following the last trading day. (Expiry Day + 1)
Last Trading Day (Contract Expiry) Last Day of Trading at the exchange shall the Last Business Day of the contract expiry month.
In case the last business day is a holiday in the International market / NSE, then the preceding business day shall be the last trading day for the contract. Details as per the attached launch calendar (refer table below)
On the day of expiry, the trading shall be allowed up to 11:30 pm/11:55 pm* *based on US daylight saving time period
Trading Period Mondays to Fridays
Trading Session Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 11:30 pm/11:55 pm*
*based on US daylight saving time period
Trading Unit 100 Barrel
Quotation/Base Value Rs. Per 1 Barrel
Max. Order Size 10,000 Barrel
Tick Size (Minimum Price Movement) Re. 1
Daily Price Limits 1 The base price limit shall be 6%. In case the daily price limit of 6% is breached, then after a cooling off period of 15 minutes, the daily price limit will be relaxed upto 9%. In case price movement in international markets is more than the maximum daily price limit (currently 9%), the same may be further relaxed in stages of 3% beyond the maximum permitted limit, and informed to the Regulator immediately
Initial Margin 2 Minimum margin based on volatility category or based on SPAN whichever is higher.
Extreme Loss Margin 3 1%
Additional and/ or
Special Margin
In case of additional volatility, an additional margin (on both buy & sale position) and/ or special margin (on either buy or sale position) at such percentage, as deemed fit; will be imposed in respect of all outstanding positions.
Maximum Allowable
Open Position 4
For a member collectively for all clients: 40,00,000 Barrels or 20% of the market wide open position whichever is higher, for all Crude Oil contracts combined together.
For individual client: 4,00,000 Barrels or 5% of the market wide open position whichever is higher for all Crude Oil contracts combined together.
Quality Specification Brent Blend confirming to the following quality:
  • Maximum Sulfur - 0.46% by weight or less,
  • Maximum Gravity: 36.4 API
Due Date Rate
(Final Settlement Price)
Due date rate (FSP) shall be the settlement price, in Indian rupees, as arrived at from the average of the five intra--month cash BFOE (Brent-Forties-Oseberg-Ekofisk) assessments' as made by ICIS on the last trading day of the NSE Brent Crude Oil Contract.
The last available RBI USDINR reference rate will be used for the conversion. The price so arrived will be rounded off to the nearest tick. For example, on the day of expiry, if the ICIS average price is $70.75 and the last available RBI USDINR reference rate is 72.1500, then DDR for NSE Brent Crude oil contract would be Rs.5,105 per barrel (i.e. $70.75 * 72.1500 and rounded off to the nearest tick).
Settlement Mechanism The contract would be settled in cash

Settlement Procedure: Energy Futures - Brent Crude Oil

Product Parameters Brent Crude Oil (100 Barrel)
MTM Pay-in & Pay-out T+1 working day by 09.00 a.m. ('T' stands for Trade day)
Funds Pay-in E+l working day by 11.00 a.m. ("E" stands for Expiry day)
Funds Pay-out E+l working day by 02.00 p.m.
Penal Provision Penalties as applicable for Fund shortages shall be levied.
Close Out of Outstanding Positions All outstanding positions on the expiry of contract, will be settled as per the Final Settlement Price (FSP).


  • 1. As per SEBI/HO/CDMRD/DMP/CIR/P/2016/83 dated September 07, 2016
  • 2 The provisions of Risk Management in terms of the SEBI Circulars No. CIR/CDMRD/DRMP/01/2015 dated October 01, 2015 and SEBI/HO/CDMRD/DRMP/CIR/P/2016/77 dated September 01, 2016 and / or any amendments thereto from time to time shall be applicable. The Margin Period of Risk (MPOR) shall be 2 days in accordance with SEBI Circular and accordingly, the initial margin shall be scaled up by root 2
  • 3. As per SEBI Circular no CIR/CDMRD/DRMP/01/2015 dated October 1, 2015
  • 4. As per SEBI circular SEBI/HO/CDMRD/DMP/CIR/P/2016/96 dated September 27, 2016
Updated on: 04/01/2023