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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 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
    *forthcoming


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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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News and Announcements

Cushing Tour Complements Oklahoma City Meeting

by Dennis Sutton | Jun 12, 2019

The mid year 2019 COQA meeting was held in Oklahoma City, OK May 30 at the downtown Skirvin Hotel, with a featured tour of the Cushing, OK terminal facility preceeding the meeting.  Approximately 75 people participated in the Cushing tour, with over 115 present for the program.

cushing intertek lunchRecent heavy rains did not dampen the spirits of the group as tour hosts Enterprise, Enbridge, and Plains offered an excellent overview of the activities and growth planned for Cushing that could bring total storage capacity to 100 million barrels, while Intertek hosted a barbeque lunch for the group.  Bloomberg’s Sheela Tobben’s June 4 article titled “Building Boom Shows Cushing Oil Hub Hasn’t Lost its Allure”  provides a detailed look at the storage and pipeline projects planned for Cushing.  

A blend of technical talks and broader, more commercial presentations having a mid-Continent emphasis highlighted the program.  David Braziel (RBN Energy) addressed the effects of US exports and showed the largest projected production growth in the next 5 years coming from the Permian, Eagle Ford, and Bakken, while Europe and Asia have had the biggest gains in receiving US crude.  Dan Brusstar of CME Group updated the group on the recently implemented WTI specs emphasizing that all refiners, both domestic and foreign, benefit from stable and certain quality.  Josh Baskett of Continental Resources, the #1 producer of Bakken crude, discussed the future of marketed barrels, including some of the concerns expressed by foreign buyers of US crude.  In particular, international buyers have been leery of US barrels due to some receipts being poorer quality than expected, and concerns of inconsistent quality.  Chris Baltimore’s (Argus) article on the meeting titled “Survey: Quality is King” emphasized the WTI specs and noted COQA’s role in developing them.  

Complete details of the presentations are available under the “Meeting Archives” tab on the top of the page.

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