Crude Oil Quality Association


COQA-CCQTA Denver 2018, May 22-24

  • Dates: 22 – 24 May, 2018

Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown
1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202

General Registration: HERE
Complimentary Registration: HERE
   *for representatives of corporate annual members, event sponsors, press, and retirees

COQA - CCQTA Guestroom Block
Direct Online Reservations: HERE
Hyatt Reservations: 1-888-421-1442
Grand Hyatt Denver Direct: 1-303-295-1234

Our room block is full on the Wednesday night of the conference.Very few rooms are available on our other dates.
Other nearby options include the following hotels, and we encourage you to book soon as availability is limited throughout the city. Note that there is a 16th Street Mall Shuttle that goes between many downtown hotel properties, including the Grand Hyatt.
- Hyatt Regency, Homewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Magnolia, Warwick, Sheraton

Tuesday, May 22nd:  Subcommittee Sessions and Board Meetings
Mt. Columbia Room, 3rd Floor
  - 1:30pm: COQA Additives Subcommittee
  - 2:30pm: COQA Domestic Sweet Monitoring Program Subcommittee
  - 3:30pm: COQA Advisory Board Meeting
  - 4:30pm: COQA Executive Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 23rd: General Meetings and Speakers (all day)
Aspen Ballroom, 2nd Floor
  - 5:30pm - 7:30pm: Reception with complimentary drinks and appetizers, Mt. Elbert Room at the Grand Hyatt, provided by
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Thursday, May 24th: General Meetings and Speakers (all day)
Aspen Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Presenters (topics are tentative)

Dan Brusstar, CME Group
CME and the adoption of the Domestic Sweet Monitoring Program's Specs

Adam Bedard, ARB Midstream
Crude Quality Impacts on Midstream Design and Development Decisions

Ashok Anand, Pipeline Quality Systems
topic TBD

Dan Wispinski,  VUV Analytics
GC-VUV Applications to Hydrocarbon Analysis

David Lord, Sandia Laboratories
Department of Energy and Department of Transportation Projects Update
Jeff Gaulin, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
topic TBD

Shawn McGregor, Kinder Morgan
topic TBD

Heather Dettman,  Natural Resources Canada
Oil Spill Mitigation Technologies and Research

Randy Segato, Suncor
Fort Hills Oil Sands and General Quality Initiatives

Dan Haley, Colorado Oil and Gas Association
Industry and Government in Colorado

Nanette Yearley, Enbridge
WTI Specs, Testing Programs, Quality Pooling, & Other Ideas Relevant to US Refiners

Frederick Stubbins, Intertek UK
topic TBD

Aaron Dillard, P66
Domestic Sweet Monitoring Program Update


Event Sponsors

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For Spouses, Guests, Etc.

While there is no formal spouses program, spouses are encouraged to meet at 9:00 am, Wednesday, May 23 in the hotel lobby to plan activities. 

Some ideas are highlighted on our Denver Tourism Ideas Page.