The dates and venue for our Fall COQA meeting of 2016 have been set, so mark your calendars and join us in Houston, TX on Wednesday October 12th
and Thursday October 13th
. The format will be the same as we usually follow with subcommittee discussion, Advisory and Executive Board meetings on Wednesday (October 12), followed by the general meetings and speakers on Thursday (October 13), beginning with breakfast at 7:00 am. Our event will take place at the Westin Oaks Houston
(not to be confused with the Westin Galleria Houston, which is next door)
for COQA Houston 2016. Only $100 in advance. $125 at the door.
if you are to receive complimentary registration due to corporate membership in COQA, event sponsorship, or if you are a member of the press.
COQA Houston Preliminary Agenda (topic in parentheses)
Keynote: Rusty Braziel, RBN Energy
Martin Tallett, EnSys Energy (US/Canada/Global Outlook and the IMO Global Fuel rule)
Abudi Zein, Clipper Data (Deliveries of imported and domestic cargoes by refinery, as
well as on exports of US crude)
Hillary Stevenson, Genscape (Latest data and the fate of Crude by Rail)
Eric Calderon, L-K Industries (Bringing Smart Technology to Centrifugation)
Dennis Haynes, NalcoChampion (Crude quality and contaminants impact on desalting operations)
**and from the UK**
Duncan Baillie, Lux Assure (Onsite analysis of methanol and MEG in produced fluids)
Frederick Stubbins, Intertek
The program will also include the latest project updates from the CCQTA.
Subcommittee meetings are to be held Wednesday on Asphaltene Precipitation and "Domestic Sweet" quality monitoring.
Book your Accommodations at the Westin Oaks, Houston
In order to receive the special COQA rate of $195, access the COQA group reservation site by clicking HERE. Our rate is available until September 27th, but book soon in case the block fills up.
2016 Opportunity Crudes Conference
This meeting also provides a special opportunity to attend both the COQA meeting and the 2016 Opportunity Crudes Conference, as each will be held the same week in the exact same venue. The Opportunity Crudes Conference (info HERE) will take place in the days just before the COQA meeting, from Sunday October 9th to Tuesday October 11th. Consider attending both!