Recent PTI Updates

Watch for further enhancements as we add to the site.

June 2011 - Additional information is now available for individual locations in the CIMS database. The data includes General Location Information, Startup of new crudes, Companies operating at that location, and Supply and Disposition Statistics. This information is available for most locations in the database - as well as two regions (United States and Canada).
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September 2009 - A new Production Tab has been added to the CIMS database. Crudes can now be sorted based on production information. Click for details.

July 2008 - PTI Intelligence Reports are now available online - via CIMS! Click for details.

April 2007 - New Sorting features have been added to the CIMS database. Now, all column headers highlighted in blue are sortable. Click for details.

January 2007 - Another feature has been introduced into each CIMS entry. The new “crude snapshot” data is an easy reference section with pertinent information on each grade in the system. To learn more, or see an example of the new data snapshots, Click here.

August 2006 - PetroTech Intel will present an update on recent CIMS Enhancements at Haverly Systems' 40th Annual MUG Conference (Sept 17-20, 2006) in Sedona, Arizona. To learn more about this conference and registration information, please review the Technical Agenda for the conference.

February 2006 - PTI introduces a News Briefs Section into the Crude Information Management System (CIMS) database. Click here for details.

September 2005 - Haverly Systems, Inc. introduces a new web-based application known as H/COMET (Crude Oil Management Evaluation Tool). This product links directly to PetroTech Intel’s Crude Information Management System (CIMS). Click here for details.

April 2005 - There have been two recent CIMS enhancements. Have you noticed the increased speed and improved response time from CIMS? Have you searched through the new country information in CIMS? Click here for details.

October 2004 - PetroTech Intel and Haverly Systems partner to provide a new product linking HSI’s Assay Viewer with PTI’s Crude Information Management System (CIMS) database. Click here for details.

April 2004 - PetroTech Intel announces a "new look" for the entries in the CIMS (Crude Information Management System) database.

January 2004 - PetroTech Intel announces the release of the new enhanced CIMS (Crude Information Management System) database.

September 2003 - Changes are being made to the Crude Information Management System (CIMS) which will further enhance data sorting capabilities. For a listing of the additional functionality, please click here.

July 2003 - PetroTech Intel will present "Management of Crude Information" at Haverly Systems' 33rd International Annual MUGI Conference (Oct 19-22, 2003) in Killarney, Ireland. To learn more about this conference and registration information, please review the Technical Agenda for the conference.

April 2003 - For an inside look into the Crude Information Management System (CIMS), PTI now has a sample record (Nile Blend) to illustrate the type of data available for most of the 2000+ crudes included in the database. Free Evaluation Accounts for CIMS are available for potential users to review the content of the database and the search function capabilities of the system. Please call us at (973) 644-2280 or (732) 744-0887 or click to e-mail for more information.
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January 2003 - To introduce new clients to the Crude Information Management System (CIMS) database, PTI has compiled a list of the 2000+ crude grades currently residing in the database. The system is used to monitor crude quality for existing grades and alerts subscribers to changes. CIMS also keeps track of new discoveries and new field developments. Information on crudes and crude components is updated on a regular basis.

September 2002 - PetroTech Intel presented "Management of Crude Information" at Haverly Systems' 36th Annual MUG Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. To view the PowerPoint presentation, please click here.

June 2002 - PetroTech Intel would like to introduce Soluble Solutions to all our clients! This company provides consulting services to the petroleum industry regarding crude oil compatibility and incompatibility. Take advantage of opportunity crudes and be confident that fouling and/or coking of refinery process equipment will be avoided. Find out more about Soluble Solutions and their Oil Compatibility Model (OCM),

April 2002 - The PTI Intelligence Report was initiated over two years ago. Archival information is now available for this publication. A complete set of twelve monthly issues from 2001 can be purchased for $495. The original ten issues from 2000 are also available for $250. Each annual volume combines the table of contents and crude field highlights for the entire year. Click to find out more information about the PTI Intelligence Report and how to subscribe to current issues.

February 2002 - The new Angolan crude oil, Girassol, started production in early Dec. 2001 at 40 kBD and is now producing near its peak output rate of 200 kBD. PTI and ITS Caleb Brett are completing a crude assay analysis on this new grade. If interested in a hardcopy crude assay report, similar to our sample assay, please click to e-mail or call us at (973) 644-2280 or (732) 744-0887 for pricing. For Haverly System users, a .cru file is also available for immediate use with HSI software.

January 2002 - PetroTech Intel's CIMS Database begins "roll out". Free "Evaluation Accounts" are available for potential subscribers. If you are currently using Microsoft's Internet Explorer (4.0 or higher) as your internet browser and would like to review the contents of the CIMS database, please send your request via e-mail or call us at (973) 644-2280 or (732) 744-0887. Find out more information about CIMS.

July 2001 - The Crude Information Management System (CIMS) is now being Beta-tested. This database, with more than 1700 crudes (field components and standalone grades), keeps track of new discoveries, new field developments, and quality changes in existing crude grades. Find out more information about CIMS.

April 2001 - PetroTech Intel will present "The Importance of Effective Crude Characterization" and demo a beta version of the new CIMS (Crude Information Management System) database at Haverly Systems' 19th Asian MUG Conference in Kuala Lumpur (June 10-13, 2001).

January 2001 - Users can now customize their own Crude Assays. PetroTech Intel is pleased to announce this newest development. Users now have the ability to choose crude oil properties of interest and PTI will perform an assay designed specifically to meet your needs. Find out more about our Customized Crude Assays

December 2000 - PetroTech Intel has evaluated the data from Statoil's recent assays on Norwegian crudes. After checking material and property balances and ensuring overall data consistency, electronic files are now available. For more information see Recent Developments - Statoil Assays.

November 2000 - An enhancement has been made to our monthly PTI Intelligence reports! Based on individual crude cargo liftings, the report now includes a graphical representation of the crudes where significant changes in API quality have occurred. Take a look at our new API Gravity Trends.

October 2000 - PetroTech Intel has evaluated the data from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) crude assays released by the DOE. After checking material and property balances and ensuring overall data consistency, electronic files are now available. For more information see Recent Developments.

September 2000 - PetroTech Intel presented "The Importance of Effective Crude Characterization" at Haverly Systems' 34th Annual MUG Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. To see the PowerPoint presentation, please click here.

July 2000 - A sample of PTI's Crude Assay Report is now available online.
This interpretative report of lab data details the chemical and physical properties of the whole crude and its major fractions. Identification and validation of these properties provide the basis for economic valuation, engineering design and refinery processing.

June 2000 - The monthly PTI Intelligence Report is now available online in Adobe's PDF format. This report provides timely information on industry and company news, new field discoveries, and crude quality changes for established crudes.

May 2000 - PetroTech Intel launches its web presence. The site features crude oil analysis products and services.

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