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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 Oklahoma City, May 29-30, 2019

    Dates: 29 – 30 May, 2019
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    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.

    Tour and General Conference Registration
    Tour Registration Deadline: May 8, 2019
    *Our hosts require advance notice of attendees so we cannot accept late registrations
    Conference Advance Registration Deadline: May 22, 2019
    *Conference Registration will also be available on site for $125 by credit card only.

    Complimentary Registration

    *For representatives of annual member companies, event sponsors, speakers, retirees, press

    Venue
    Our venue will be the Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City (1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102).

    COQA has room blocks at both the Skirvin and the Colcord Hotels. Cut off date for guestrooms is May 7th, 2019.

    Skirvin Hotel Guestroom Reservations (main block)

    Colcord Hotel Guestroom Reservations (alternate block)

    Schedule of Events
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

    7:30am: Gather in the Lobby of the Skirvin Hotel to board for the Cushing Tour
    8:00am:-4:30pm: Cushing Tour

    COQA Cushing Tour 2019 will:
    1) visit at least two terminals, including Enbridge and Enterprise
    Thank You to our Host Companies!!

    2) include lunch provided by Intertek Caleb Brett at their Cushing facility, plus a lab tour
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    3) include all transportation, safety gear

    5:00pm: Domestic Sweet Monitoring Program Subcommittee Meeting

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019

    7:00am - 8:00am: Breakfast (provided by COQA)
    8:00am - 9:45am: Presentations
    9:45am - 10:15am: Morning Break
    10:15am - 11:45am: Presentations
    11:45am - 1:30pm: Lunch Break
    1:30pm - 3:00pm: Presentations
    3:00pm - 4:00pm: Additives Subcommittee Meeting
    4:00pm: Executive Board Meeting

    Presenters
    Josh Baskett, Continental Resources
    CLR in Oklahoma and the Bakken

    Dan Brusstar, CME Group
    Implementation of Domestic Sweet Specs in Cushng

    David Braziel, RBN Energy
    The Effects of Exports on Domestic Crude Supply and Demand

    Ha Nguyen, IHS Markit
    Sour Crude Scramble: Global Heavy Crude Slates

    Larry Tucker, Metrohm
    An Improved Method to Measure Acidity in Crude Oil and Heavy Distillate Fractions


    Hillary Stevenson, Genscape
    Cushing Infrastructure, Prices, and Quality

    Ian Burgess, Validere
    Accuracy and Interface Classification in S&W Testing in the Field

    Jon Bargas, OIPA - OKOGA
    Fueling a Stronger Oklahoma

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  • COQA Dallas, October 9-10, 2019

    Dates: 09 – 10 Oct, 2019
    dallbj-omni-dallas-hotel-park-west-exterior-signSave the date and plan to join us for the COQA's Fall 2019 meeting in Dallas, TX.

    Our venue will be the Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West (1590 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75234). Information on the program is forthcoming.


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News and Announcements

Denver Joint COQA/CCQTA Meeting Draws Record Attendance

by Dennis Sutton | Jun 07, 2018

Over 160 attendees gathered May 22-24 at Denver’s Grand Hyatt hotel for the sixth international joint meeting of the Crude Oil Quality Association (COQA) and the Canadian Crude Quality Technical Association (CCQTA).  The meetings featured a half-day session of subcommittee and board meetings, followed by two full days of presentations.

With the December 2017 announcement by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) that they would begin implementing the COQA recommended specifications for Light Sweet Crude (WTI), beginning in January of 2019, there was a great deal of interest in this topic.  Dan Brusstar, Senior Director of Energy Research at CME emphasized the benefits of the adoption of the COQA specs, including:

  • Mid-continent refiners benefit from stable and certain quality
  • Stable WTI quality will transform the global market, and
  • A “new era” will dawn for global refiners

An insightful look at the Canadian oil industry was provided by Jeff Gaulin, Vice President of Communications with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).  Jeff discussed the challenge the industry faces in developing trust among Canadians, particularly regarding growth projects.  His talk, which was somewhat of a call to action for the Canadian oil industry, proved rather timely with the announcement the following week that the Canadian government would buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, in order to ensure the halted project gets built.

Dr. David Lord of Sandia National Laboratories updated the group on the recently released report “DOE/DOT Crude Oil Characterization Research Study”.  Drivers for this research include the open debate on whether the types of crude have significant bearing on the severity of transportation accidents.  Information reported at this time pertained to issues of sampling and analysis methods.  Future work will address combustion experiments and modeling, and comparison of light, tight oil vs. more conventional crude.

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