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Crude Oil Quality Association
(COQA)

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Sponsors

AmSpec
Camin Cargo
Chevron
CHS
Coffeyville Resources
ConocoPhillips
Energy Transfer Partners
ExxonMobil
Halliburton
HollyFrontier
Infineum
Lyondellbasell
KBC Advanced Technologies
Intertek Caleb Brett
Marathon Petroleum
Marathon Pipe Line
Motiva
PBF Energy
Phillips 66
SGS North America
Shell Pipeline
Valero

Supporters

Baker Hughes GE
BV Inspectorate
Husky Energy
Maxxam Analytics
North Dakota Petroleum Council
Saybolt Core Lab
SUEZ
Q2 Technologies

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 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.

    Venue
    Our venue will be the Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West (1590 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75234).

    Book Accommodations Now!: COQA Guestroom Block
    *cut-off date for reservations is September 24th, 2019

    Registration
    General Registration
    *registration will also be available on site by credit card for $125
    Complimentary Registration
    *for representatives of annual corporate members (sponsors/supporters), event sponsors, speakers, retirees, press

    Program of Events
    Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

    2:00- 3:00pm           Additives Subcommittee 
    3:00- 4:00pm           Domestic Sweet Subcommittee
    4:00- 4:45pm           Advisory Board Meeting
    5:00- 6:30pm           Executive Board Meeting

    Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

    7:00- 8:00am           Breakfast
    8:00- 4:30pm           Main Program (presentations)

    List of Presenters

    Robert Auers, Turner Mason

    Sandy Fielden, Morningstar Commodities

    Tyler Caughman, Magellan Midstream Partners

    Keith Lawson, Phillips 66

    Mukund Unavane, AVEVA

    Kesavalu M. Bagawandoss Ph.D., J.D.

    H2S 2.0 Panel Discussion: Specifications, Reaction Variables, and Downstream Perspectives

    and more to come!


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  • ASTM "Crude Oil: Sampling, Testing, and Evaluation" Course

    Dates: 04 – 06 Nov, 2019
    Holiday Inn Riverwalk
    San Antonio, TX

    This extensive 3-day class covers the sampling, analysis and evaluation of crude oil. You'll gain an understanding of crude oil analytical measurement, composition and classification; quality variations and what causes them; sampling (both manual and automatic); inspection, assays and test methods; basic crude oil evaluation; quality case studies; current challenges and future needs in characterization, and much more.

    For detailed information and early bird registration, please visit the Crude Oil: Sampling, Testing, and Evaluation course page on the ASTM website.


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  • S&P Global Platts 2nd Annual North American Crude Oil Exports Summit

    Houston | Dates: 28 – 30 Oct, 2019
    The S&P Global Platts 2nd Annual North American Crude Oil Exports Summit sets a unique global agenda, inviting international buyers and North American producers, midstream, and ports to examine the changing dynamics of crude quality, connectivity, pricing, and new markets. Learn more

    Venue:
    Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria
    Houston, Texas, USA


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  • COQA San Antonio, March 4-5, 2020

    Dates: 04 – 05 Mar, 2020
    teddy_mengerSave the date as COQA is returning to San Antonio for our Spring 2020 meeting. We will once again be hosted by the Menger Hotel next to The Alamo. Registration and program details will be available following the Dallas meeting on October 9-10.


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News and Announcements

Platts Capitol Crude podcast highlights COQA efforts

by Dennis Sutton | Jul 03, 2018
The July 2, 2018 Capitol Crude podcast produced by Platts addresses the confusion regarding WTI crude oil and highlights the work of the COQA that has led to the adoption by CME/NYMEX of more comprehensive quality specifications for WTI at Cushing.  The podcast features discussion by John-Laurent Tronche, managing editor, Platts Americas crude oil, and Dennis Sutton, executive director of the Crude Oil Quality Association.  To listen to the podcast, click here.

Sponsors

Valero
Shell Pipeline
SGS North America
Phillips 66
PBF Energy
Motiva
Marathon Pipe Line
Marathon Petroleum
Lyondellbasell
KBC Advanced Technologies
Intertek Caleb Brett
Infineum
HollyFrontier
Halliburton
ExxonMobil
Energy Transfer Partners
ConocoPhillips
Coffeyville Resources
CHS
Chevron
Camin Cargo
AmSpec

Supporters

Aveva
Baytek International
Haverly
Hydrocarbon Publishing
L-K Industries
Nalco Champion
PAC
Plains Marketing
Schlumberger
US Department of Energy