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Welcome to the Crude Oil Quality Association!

The Crude Oil Quality Association (COQA) is dedicated to the belief that maintaining the integrity and consistency of the refining characteristics of crude oil streams is of importance to all parties involved in crude oil activity, from production locations to the refinery.

To this end, we hold three meetings annually.  These meetings are open to the public and we welcome your attendance and involvement.

Upcoming Events

  • COQA-CCQTA Denver 2018, May 22-24

    Dates: 22 – 24 May, 2018

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

    Registration
    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


    Program
    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

    **MORE TO COME!


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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.

     
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  • COQA Houston/Sugar Land, October 24-25th, 2018

    Dates: 24 – 25 Oct, 2018
    sugar landCOQA is once again holding its Houston fall conference in conjunction with the Opportunity Crudes Conference for a full week of interesting meetings, presentations, and networking. Save the date and plan to join us!

    Our venue will be the Marriott Sugar Land Town Square (16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479). Links for registration, accommodations, and other information are forthcoming.



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News and Announcements

Turning Point Blog Highlights WTI/Domestic Sweet Quality Monitoring Work

by Dennis Sutton | Jun 21, 2017

For many years, the Crude Oil Quality Association (COQA) has been working to develop more comprehensive specifications for WTI and provide greater transparency in the communication of the quality characteristics of WTI and domestic sweet.

The June 20 Turning Point blog, titled “I Can See Clearly Now- WTI Quality Characteristics Now Available!”, published by Turner, Mason & Company, features a summary of this work and the path forward. It can be accessed HERE.

Both historical and current quality data are now available on the new web site, www.crudemonitor.us. Data for all of the COQA recommended specs, including API gravity, sulfur, metals (nickel and vanadium), TAN, and three boiling range parameters from HTSD can be viewed. While improvements in the reporting continue, the format, familiar to many from evaluating Canadian crudes on www.crudemonitor.ca, provides both tabular and graphical presentations of this valuable information. 

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