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Crude Oil Quality Association
(COQA)

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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

  • 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

Turning Point Blog Features Crude Quality

by Dennis Sutton | Jul 18, 2019
Turner, Mason & Company publishes a weekly blog series titled “Turning Point” that covers various topics regarding the petroleum industry. The blog published July 16, 2019 titled “Suspicious Minds- Quality Challenges and Crude Oil Exports” highlights the growing US crude oil exports and looks at some of the quality challenges for new buyers and traders of these US export grades. The article addresses the differing quality specs on WTI, two recent worldwide quality incidents, and concludes with discussion on avenues to reduce suspicion and build a better path forward. The complete article is available HERE.

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