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2019 Fall: Dallas, TX, October 9-10

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COQA Dallas

Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West

October 9-10, 2019

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Ayalytical  Eralytics


keco  Horiba  XOS

Dennis Sutton, COQA

Sandy Fielden, Morningstar Commodities
The Developing Gulf Coast Crude Export Market

This presentation discussed a wide variety of features of the crude export market, including crude production, incremental barrels headed to the Gulf Coast, the export market itself, terminal buildout, transshipment, offshore terminals, and the export outlook for the future.

David Lord & Anay Luketa, Sandia National Laboratories
Crude Oil Characterization Research Study Task 3: Combustion Experiments
Part I: Sample Acquisition & Properties
Part II: Pool Fire and Fireball Testing

These presentations are part of a major ongoing Crude Oil Characterization Research Study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation, and TransportCanada. Part I took an overview of the oils sampled and tested during this phase of the project, including visual properties, gravity, and time and storage type. Part II focused on combustion events most likely to arise from a severe rail accidents, namely, pool fires and fireballs, with the objective of determining whether vapor pressure affects thermal hazard distances for these combustion events. 

Sally Goodson, American Petroleum Institute
API Measurement Standards

This presentation covered API’s History and Mission, API’s Standards Programs and Measurement (COPM) Committees, and went into specific detail on many of the API Major Measurement Projects and API Measurement Standards published and under development in 2018-2019.

Tyler Caughman, Magellan Midstream Partners
Pipeline and Quality Overview

Tyler provided a look in to the assets of Magellan Midstream Partners including their refined products pipeline, marine terminals, before turning to a more detailed look at their crude oil facilities, particularly those moving crude to Houston and Corpus Christi. The presentation also summarized the company’s many crude quality programs, such as the Magellan MEH WTI Program for the ICE Permian WTI Contract in Houston.

Kesavalu M. Bagawandoss, Environmental Standards Inc.
Hydrocarbon Forensics and Appropriate Characterization Methods

This presentation looked at hydrocarbon fingerprinting, focusing on such topics as why we need hydrocarbon fingerprinting, what is necessary to perform fingerprinting, tracks of data collection, factors affecting fingerprinting, techniques, and laboratory information (data presentation).

Umberto Cabarrocas, ASI KECO
Nara Tong, Nalco Champion
Curtis Behr, Valero

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

This panel discussion brought three experts together each with a very different role in the crude oil supply chain to discuss their perspectives on H2S according to questions provided by the COQA.

Robert Auers & Ed Koshka
The Long and Winding Road: Changing Canadian Crude Qualities and Strategies

This presentation began with the evolution of the Canadian crude oil market over the past two decades before drawing conclusions on how Canadian developments critical to both U.S. and Canada, on how partially upgraded bitumen (PUB) provides multiple benefits, and how quality considerations continue to be key to market value/acceptance.

Keith Lawson, Phillips 66
Accuracy and Interface Classification in Sediment and Water Testing in the Field

Keith’s presentation set to establish whether there is an improved technique for measuring water in crude oil, focusing particularly on the limitations of centrifuge methods compared with coulometric titration with sample pre-evaporation. The presentation details the steps taken/required for ASTM/API approval.

Mukund Unavane, AVEVA
Real-time Crude Oil Data for Refinery Decision Making

Mukund provided an introduction to AVEVA and supply chain software before turning to the need for real time crude assay data, extended-range IR spectroscopy and crude assay modelling and the results for crude assay prediction modelling.

Thank you to all of our presenters!