Opportunity Crudes Conference 2008

In May 2008, Hydrocarbon Publishing Company and the Crude Oil Quality Group (COQG) co-hosted Opportunity Crudes 2008 in Houston, Texas (US). The conference was held to promote the knowledge of business gurus and technical experts, to discover the latest challenges and benefits of processing high-acid crudes (HACs) and bottom-of-the-barrel (BOB) oil, and to network and share ideas with peers.

The two-day event brought together industry-renowned leaders in

The conference was a huge success, with over 175 attending industry professionals from 15 countries and 50 companies working in crude oil advising, quality characteristics, refining fuel coordination, processing technology development, R&D, desalting, crude and vacuum distillation, delayed coking, fluid catalytic cracking, production planning, strategy and business development, economic and market analyses, plant health and safety, and corrosion and materials.

Confererence Proceedings

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