Insights

  • Saudi Oil Attacks: The Quality Angle Recent attacks on Saudi Arabia have resulted in significant shifts in global crude qualities. Some of these shifts highlighted quality themes we’ve previously discussed in unexpected ways. The shifts also give us insight into the Kingdom’s situation, and may......

  • During Q2 we monitored conference calls and corporate disclosure to see how big a role product quality played in results and estimates. We were not disappointed by the results, with product quality considerations being mentioned across North America. Our team has highlighted some of the......

  • As we start to see Q2 reporting across the energy space, we expect many companies to directly address their product quality – either proactively, or in response to questions from the investment community. This marks a recent phenomenon, as stakeholders start to investigate how product......

  • Thousands of market participants, companies, individuals and governments, track US crude inventories. These weekly inventory levels remain the best data point for market participants to gain a relatively current view on the global supply and demand balance. If inventories are building it means the market......

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......

Webinars

  • Time: Tuesday October 22, 2019 – 10:00 AM (MT), 11:00 AM (CT) Speaker: Dr. Ian Burgess, Validere, CTO   Topic: This webinar will cover virtual analyzers – a significant innovation that is changing how product quality is measured and monitored. Virtual analyzers make it possible to accurately......

  • Time: Tuesday September 24, 2019 – 10:00 AM (MT), 11:00 AM (CT) Speaker: Dr. Ian Burgess, Validere, CTO   Topic: In this webinar, we’ll share ways to identify the source and nature of gas and NGL measurement errors. You’ll learn how to proactively catch errors impacting your......

  • Time: Tuesday June 25, 2019 – 10:00 AM (MT), 11:00 AM (CT) Speaker: Dr. Ian Burgess, Validere, CTO Literacy in data science is becoming a necessity as data-driven decision making increasingly becomes the standard across industries and job functions. This is especially true in oil and......

  • Time: Thursday February 7, 2019 – 10:00 AM (MT), 11:00 AM (CT) Speaker: Dr. Ian Burgess, Validere, CTO Quality requirements across the industry are changing. The number of quality parameters on NYMEX WTI contracts almost doubled as of January. How will these changes affect the industry and how......

  • 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......

Product Updates

  • Our latest product update coincides with a new product feature release which is now available! By popular request, this edition focuses on the Notifications feature. For more information on other features, please refer to our Knowledge Base or feel free to reach out to us directly at [email protected]

  • We’re pleased to be posting our first Validere 360 product update. Our intention with these updates is to provide information on changes to the platform, and to provide tips that we think will improve the user experience. This edition focuses on changes to the Lab......

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