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Virtual Event, VE
11/8/2021 - 11/12/2021
November 8-12, 2021
10-3:00 EST (with breaks for coffee, lunch, etc).
Course will be held via Zoom
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASTM will be offering this in-person training as a live streamed virtual event.
ASTM automatically applies a discount of 10% when participants register 60 days prior to the start of the class.
*After the early bird period expires, registrations are subject to standard pricing.
This extensive 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.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Virtual Sessions will be 10:00 AM EST to 3:00 PM EST each day
About the Instructor Dr. Arden Strycker has over 30 years experience in the petroleum industry including both advanced oil production technologies and downstream analytical testing and analyses. He has worked at the National Institute of Petroleum & Energy Research developing enhancements for production methods in depleted reservoirs in the 1980's and 1990's. Since then, his career shifted to crude oil assays and ASTM analytical testing of crude oil properties. For over 10 years at Northrop Grumman the laboratory provided to the Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) numerous inspection and comprehensive assays of domestic and foreign crude oil streams and the up to 700 million barrels of crude oil stored underground in salt caverns. Specialized assay software was utilized as part of the program to generate customized assays of cavern blends. These were used successfully by the SPR in sales of the crude oil. More recently Dr. Strycker has led the Crude Assay Department of SGS North America at Deer Park, TX. Crude assays, custom distillations, and custom testing are provided to clients around the world, with strong emphasis on North and South America crude oils. Arden received his B.S. in chemistry from Southern Oregon University, and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Oregon State University.
Organized in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. The 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards contain 12,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants developed the standards used in this course. For more information, contact Alyson Fick at (610) 832-9710 or go to our D02 technical committee page.
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