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Crude Oil Quality Association
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Sponsors

AmSpec
BP
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
Suncor
Valero

Supporters

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

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 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

First European Crude Quality Forum held in Aberdeen, Scotland

by Bill Lywood | Aug 30, 2018

On July 25, the first ever European Crude Quality Forum was hosted by Intertek at their research and laboratory facility in Aberdeen, Scotland.  Coordinated by Dr. Frederick Stubbins of Intertek, the program included a buffet lunch followed by a half day of technical presentations including:

  • SpeakerThankYou from AberdeenAndrew Duncan, Intertek- Asset Integrity Management
  • Duncan Baillie, LUX Assure- What’s In Your Crude?
  • Frederick Stubbins, Intertek- Total Quality Assurance from Well Stream to Forecourt
  • Dennis Sutton, COQA- Introduction to the COQA; An overview of North American Crude Oil Quality
  • Katharine Fogg, Essar Oil UK- Opportunity Oil Processing in European Refineries
  • Ruth Downie, Infineum- Wax and Asphaltenes
Over 40 attendees participated in the event and provided lively, open discussion.

Sponsors

Valero
Suncor
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
BP
AmSpec

Supporters

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