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  • Shale is Everyone’s Best Friend (they just may not know it) Shale gas has replaced coal with a clean-burning fuel faster than activists could have dreamed. Declining supply costs and an ability to provide consistent baseload power, perfectly positioned natural gas for this victory. All......

  • Maybe the Quality Problem Isn’t a Problem Global crude qualities have shifted significantly in recent years. Global demand has shifted towards heavier crude while the makeup of global supply has shifted lighter. This global shift in crude quality supply is already impacting end markets. We......

  • The Alberta Production Cuts On Sunday night Rachel Notley announced a mandated production cut in Alberta, for crude oil and bitumen, of 325,000 bbls/d (representing ~8.7% of production). This short-term course of action was also supported by Jason Kenney and the UCP. At Validere, we......

  • The Shanghai Crude Contract The rapid adoption of the Chinese crude contract represents a significant change in global crude markets. Already representing 16% of global market share, the contract has pulled liquidity from Brent and WTI contracts and may have been a factor in the......

White Papers

  • From CFO to Field Operator, this Oil Quality Variables document is an incredibly valuable resource. It can be used to communicate and understand the true importance of measuring these properties, and what can go wrong if you don’t. For 18 of the most impactful crude......

  • A guide to equipment selection, design, and common issues. There are hundreds of things that can go wrong when retrieving a petroleum sample for quality testing. Companies should be doing all they can to reduce issues and errors in sample retrieval and sample testing, as......

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  • In this webinar Validere’s CTO, Ian Burgess discusses: How to choose the vapor pressure measurement solution that’s right for your operations How to design the most efficient testing schedule to catch off-spec product before it causes any problems like shut-ins and price discounts How to blend closer to spec limits to......

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