Webinar: End-to-end Crude Slate Optimization - Validere
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Webinar: End-to-end Crude Slate Optimization

Time: Tuesday November 17, 2020 | 9- 10am MT, 10-11am CT

Speakers: Dr. Ian Burgess, (CTO) & Harry Brookby (Director, Business Development)


Recent innovations in machine learning & analytics are making it possible for commercial and trading functions to drive significant profit, operational efficiency, and ESG mandates. Participants will learn how commercial margin expansion is achieved through predictive real-time crude quality measurement.


Marketers and traders will gain insight on how to:

  • get an edge on sourcing the right grades and diversify crude slates
  • increase blend arb by modeling multivariate crude streams while achieving customer specifications
  • increase quality and logistical arb by marketing quality-specific grades


Commercial operation functions will be provided with guidance on how to:

  • ensure compatibility of crude slates through prediction of non-linear quality characteristics like distillation
  • increase throughput & refinery yield by improving intra-terminal tank measurement & blending optimal batch cuts
  • eliminate downstream custody transfer quality penalties

Thank you for registering.


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Dr. Ian Burgess

Ian is an expert in analytical technologies and interdisciplinary scientist, who holds 15 patents, 31publications, and a R&D 100 Award. He has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard and a Bachelor’s in Math and Physics from the University of Waterloo. Ian enjoys spending time with his daughters and playing golf.


Harry Brookby

Harry has over twelve years of energy risk, data and analytics experience, including senior leadership roles with ConocoPhillips, S&P Global and Drillinginfo. He holds a BS in Finance from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from The University of Texas.

About Validere

Validere’s insights and team of experts enable industry participants to identify operational efficiencies and the highest-margin marketing and supply opportunities. The first and only software that provides real-time visibility into the true composition (quality) of oil and gas.


Validere is transforming the world’s largest supply chain by making critical product quality data available, accessible, and actionable.


Over 50 of North America’s leading energy companies rely on Validere to enhance margins and reduce emissions.

Learn how Validere can help transform your business.