McGarvey, C. E.

Imperial Oil, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Colette McGarvey received her PhD in chemistry from the University of Waterloo in the field of polymer chemistry. Following post-doctoral fellowships at l’Institut Francais du Petrole and the University of Calgary, she completed an assignment in environmental analytical chemistry at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. In 1998, Ms. McGarvey joined the research department of Imperial Oil in Sarnia, Ontario. At Imperial, her initial assignments were in the areas of asphalt and environmental research. For the past 10 years, she has been the team lead for the analytical group and quality advisor for the department.

New method to measure TAN of crude oil and refinery distillation fractions

Many refiners look at discounted opportunity crudes as a way to improve their margin spread. The growing varieties of discounted opportunity crudes on the market contain certain risks for the purchaser, such as high naphthenic acid or sulfur content.