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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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News and Announcements

  • Amendments Announced to the Light Sweet Crude Oil Futures Contract Specifications

    by Dennis Sutton | Jan 04, 2018

    The Crude Oil Quality Association (“COQA”) is pleased to recognize that CME Group has published a Special Executive Report announcing changes regarding the quality specifications of Light Sweet Crude as defined in their Futures contracts. Their report is accompanied by a Q & A section that provides additional detail. The COQA has been a key resource to CME Group in developing these specifications by providing open forum meetings and the data portal crudemonitor.us.

    The amended specifications add five additional parameters in characterizing West Texas Intermediate (WTI)/ Domestic Sweet crude oil.  These parameters address:

    • Distillation characteristics
    • Vanadium content
    • Nickel content
    • Total Acid Number (TAN), and
    • Micro carbon residue content
    Full Press Release (.pdf)
  • 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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