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Expert in Oil Refining Technology

Expert ID: 716565 Ohio, USA

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Mr. W. Expert has evaluated many major capital investments for petroleum refining applications. His studies have compared alternative process options, and he has evaluated pricing and cost sensitivities and all economic payout data. The scope of these projects exceeds $100 million. After drawing conclusions from his research, Expert defines the best course of action and recommends the timing of installations, when appropriate. He has used various refinery simulation systems and both linear and nonlinear modeling techniques to complete these projects.

Expert has defined the economics of alternative refining options, raw material choices, product mixes, operating capacity expansions, and other refining technological innovations. He has ascertained refinery operating changes and economic benefits of such moves.

Expert has developed and analyzed output from numerous linear programming (LP) models of various refining systems, including individual refineries and multi-refinery systems. He is especially adept at analyzing model results and defining appropriate actions. He has used LP technology to define alternative refinery operating options and their associated economic value. Expert has managed a linear programming function for a major, mid-western refinery.

Over the course of his career, Expert has assessed many refinery operating flow plans to define the economics of operating options, capacity expansions, alternative processes, new products, and raw materials. He has developed, reviewed, and interpreted linear programming models depicting individual refineries as well as larger refining systems.

Expert is knowledgeable of all phases of refinery operations, processes, planning, and management. He specialized in planning, economic, and modeling functions. Expert scheduled oil pipeline movement and storage of products and crude oils at a major petroleum refinery. He is adept at organizing a systematic approach to solving problems involving conflicting demands on limited operational resources. Expert has determined optimum plans for emergency shutdown of selected portions of a refinery and has defined costs of alternative operating modes, additional product demands, and shifts in raw materials.

Depending on the need and definition of the problem, Expert can develop and interpret linear or nonlinear simulation systems for refinery applications. He has used linear and flow simulation systems for economic, process control, and operational coordination purposes.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan - Warren, Michigan - Flint, Michigan - Sterling Heights, Michigan - Lansing, Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan - Livonia, Michigan - Cleveland, Ohio - Toledo, Ohio - Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1961 Degree: MS Subject: Engineering Administration Institution: Case-Western Reserve University
Year: 1953 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Cincinnati

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1964 to 1991 Employer: Sun Refining and Marketing Company Title: Various Positions Department: Responsibilities: Advanced Engineering Specialist (1980-91), Senior Process Engineer (1968-80), Technical Economic Analyst (1964-68).
Years: 1963 to 1964 Employer: Exxon Engineering Title: Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1956 to 1964 Employer: BP Oil (formerly Sohio) Title: Refinery Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1954 to 1956 Employer: Chemical Corps, US Army Title: Active Military Duty Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1953 to 1954 Employer: Union Carbide Chemicals Title: Process Engineer, Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the National Management Association and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Professional Appointments
He is on the board of the local AIChE section.
Awards / Recognition
Expert was awarded AIChE's Outstanding Chemical Engineer in 1975.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert is a regular speaker on energy, petroleum refining, linear programming, and other related matters to local universities and civic groups.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has defined the costs and methods of production of reformulated gasoline for a major oil refiner. He has determined the economic cost of providing changes in many fuel qualities (parameters) and the alternative process approaches required to provide these changes. He has also worked in the area of conventional gasoline baseline determination.

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