Crude Oil Quality Association


Fall 2020 COQA Online Sessions

  • Dates: 21 – 22 Oct, 2020

video-conferenceConsidering the on-going uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, limitations regarding corporate travel, and our overarching concern for safety, the COQA Executive Board has decided to hold the October 2020 COQA meeting remotely, rather than meeting in Sugar Land, Texas as originally planned.

Based on our June 2020 COQA meeting which was held online utilizing the Zoom platform with over 150 participants, we anticipate another successful meeting in October!

Our partners at the Opportunity Crudes Conference have rescheduled their conference for October 25-27th, 2021. COQA will again partner with them in 2021.


Advance Registration for COQA Fall 2020 Online Sessions (October 21-22) is now open. Click Register Now to proceed.

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The cost to register for this meeting is $50.00, unless you are a corporate member or otherwise eligible for complimentary registration. Both Paid and Complimentary attendees MUST register (now using the same online registration form), in order to receive your unique meeting link from Zoom.


Program of Events (US/Canada Central Time Zone)

2020 COQA Fall Program (.pdf for download)

COQA Fall Session: Online Subcommittee and Board Meetings
Dates: 21 Oct, 2020

1:00pm: Light Sweet Crude Subcommittee Meeting 

2:00pm: COQA Advisory Board Meeting 

2:30pm: COQA Executive Board Meeting 

COQA Fall Session: Main Program
Dates: 22 Oct, 2020

1:00pm: Dennis Sutton, Executive Director, COQA
              COQA Online Session Introductions

1:15pm: Omar Garcia, Chief External Affairs Officer, 
Port of Corpus Christi
              Crude Infrastructure at the Port of Corpus Christi

1:45pm: Laura Huchzermeyer, Managing Editor, Americas Crude, S&P Global
              Matthew Eversman, 
Associate director of Crude, Fuel Oil and Bunkers 
 S&P Global
Platts Specifications for WTI Pipeline & Cargo Assessments

2:15pm: Crude Oil Laboratory Panel: Responding to 2020 Challenges
              Featuring: Michael Bailey, Director of Laboratory Operations, 
                               Scott Blakely, Senior Director, Quality & Laboratory Services,Intertek Caleb Brett
Travis Dean, Vice President – Sales,Bureau Veritas North America, Inc
3:00pm: Break

3:15pm: Nanette Yearley, Manager, Petroleum Quality, 
              Enbridge Vapor Pressure Tariffs

3:45pm: Ha Nguyen, Director, Oil Markets Research, 
IHS Markit
              Liza Crude Grade, its Characteristics, and its Impact on the Global Picture

4:15pm: Tim Deutsch
Baker O'Brien
              The Changing Refinery Landscape and Displaced Crude Oil:  where will it all go?

4:45pm: COQA Open Forum with Executive Director, Dennis Sutton