COQA Houston - Sugar Land 2021

Oct 27–28, 2021

Sugar Land, TX

Full Agenda for October 28th (final) (.pdf)


Advance Registration is now OPEN. The cost is $100 for online registrants, unless you receive complimentary privileges due to annual corporate membership, are a member of the press, are retired, or are presenting.

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Houston Marriott Sugar Land
Located in: Sugar Land Town Square
Address: 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone: (281) 275-8400

COVID-19 Policies 

Hotel policies and procedures on safety and Covid-19 can be found here.

Our event will follow the CDC recommendations here. Masks and social distancing are encouraged but not mandated.

COQA Houston/Sugar Land, October 27-28, 2021 Online Option

COQA's Fall meeting is taking place in person. However, for those outside the Houston area who have travel restrictions due to corporate or government policies, we are broadcasting the conference via Zoom.

Online participants will not get the full experience of the conference but will be able to see the presentations live. Presentations will not be recorded.

Online participants must register using the same form (and payment, unless registration is complimentary) as in person attendees. The registration button can be found below.

Zoom Links will be sent to all conference registrants this morning and again Wednesday evening.


If you are staying at the hotel, please use COQA's dedicated room block for conference attendees. The rate is $149 plus tax per night. Click the link below to make a reservation.


Program Information

Program information will be updated as presenters are confirmed. The conference schedule is below.


Mike Wittner

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)

Midland WTI American Gulf Coast and other Houston Price/futures Benchmarks

Ha Nguyen

IHS Markit

Green Rules: Crude quality in the age of energy transition

Peter Spitz


Testing Directions for Amines in Crude Oil

Kesavalu Bagawandoss

SGS North America

Implications of Firefighting Foam utilized over the years in the Oil and Gas Industry

Dave Lord & Joe Hogge

Sandia National Laboratories

Vapor Pressure Sampling for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve 2020 Exchange for Storage Program

Ian Burgess


Crude Quality Management 2.0: Implementing System-level Optimization

Arden Strycker

SGS North America

Light Sweet Subcommittee Summary of Progress

Mel Larson

Becht Engineering

How the Energy Transition May Change Crude Oil Demand and Quality Control

Satbir Nayar


ASTM D8252 update

Program of Events

Schedule is for the US Central Time Zone

October 27th, 2021

10:00 AM–11:00 AM Light Sweet Subcommittee Meeting
11:00 AM–12:00 PM COQA Advisory Board Meeting
12:00 PM–1:30 PM COQA Executive Board Meeting

October 28th, 2021

4:30 AM–5:30 AM Breakfast (provided by COQA)
5:30 AM–1:00 PM General Session (Presentations)