Crude Oil Quality Association


  • COQA New Orleans, March 13-14, 2019

    Dates: 13 – 14 Mar, 2019
    HIL_ExteriorCOQA is once again headed to New Orleans! Save the date and plan to join us.

    Tour Registration (March 13th to St. James Terminal, Details Below, Space Limited)

    General Conference Registration

    Complimentary Conference Registration
    For: Corporate Member Representatives, Event Sponsors, Press, Retirees, Speakers

    Hilton Riverside, New Orleans (2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130)

    COQA Room Block: Guestroom Reservations Link
    Phone: (504) 561-0500
    Cut-off date for COQA room block reservations is March 6th, 2019

    Wednesday Session: Kabacoff Room, Riverside Building
    Thursday Session: Jefferson Ballroom, Main Building, 3rd Floor

    Tour Information (guests welcome)
    **registration first come first serve, space limited, deadline is February 22nd**
    Join COQA to tour the St. James terminal (Plains All American) and more! Your registration (only $30) will include:
    - transportation to/from/around the sites
    - tour of St James (Plains) docking facility, metering and sampling stations, lab, control center, tanks
    - visit to rail facility (with tour, time permitting)
    - viewing of local pipeline facilities
    - all safety gear provided
    - lunch provided (Crawfish Boil)
    - return to Hilton Riverside in time for subcommittee meetings

    You may find RBN Energy’s current blogs about St. James particularly relevant to our St. James tour


    Wednesday, March 13th

    7:30-8:00am: Arrive in the lobby of the hotel to board the bus for another COQA tour!
    8:00am-1pm: Bus tour to St. James terminal and neighboring facilities. Lunch provided.
    2:00pm-3:00pm: Additives Subcommittee Meeting
    3:00pm-3:20pm Satbir Nayar, XOS, Update: Metals Testing Methods
    3:20-4:00pm: Domestic Sweet Monitoring Program Subcommittee Meeting
    4:00-5:00pm: Advisory Board Meeting
    5:00pm: Executive Board Meeting

    Thursday, March 14th

    7:00am-8:00am: Breakfast buffet provided by COQA
    8:00am-4:30pm: Main Program

    Speakers (titles/topics tentative)
    One Hour Roundtable Discussion, Nalco Champion, Baker Hughes GE, Dorf Ketal, Q2 Technologies, Suez
    H2S and Crude Quality

    Meghan Conan & Amy Meacock, ASTM Training and eLearning
    ASTM Proficiency Testing and Training Programs: Helping You Work Better

    Suzanne Lemieux, American Petroleum Institute
    API Quarterly Industry Outlook

    Gus Vasquez, Argus Media
    The Evolution of US Export Markets

    Matthew Goitia, Peaker Energy
    Crude Quality, Liquidity/Debt Cycles, and Energy Infrastructure Development

    Noah Dean, Intertek Caleb Brett
    West Permian Producers Crude Quality Group

    Randy Segato, Suncor
    Quality of Partially Upgraded Crudes

    Aaron Dillard, P66
    Review and Highlights of Argus Americas 2019

    Domestic Sweet Monitoring Program
    Specifications Implementation in 2019 and Program Wrap-up


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  • COQA Oklahoma City, May 29-30, 2019

    Dates: 29 – 30 May, 2019
    Save the date and plan to attend COQA's summer 2019 conference in Oklahoma City. Our plan is to do this conference a little differently, with a FULL DAY TOUR of Cushing terminal facilities on May 29, and then a full day of meetings on May 30th.

    Our venue will be the Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City (1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102). More information on the tour and presentations will be forthcoming.

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