Executive Panel: Opportunity Crudes in a Changing Market and Process Safety Considerations

Monday, April 27, 2015, 10:30am-12:00pm CDT

Panel consist of four invited members to discuss Engineering, Economics and Process Safety Considerations of Unconventional Crude Oil.

Steve Arendt

Steve Arendt has 35+ years of experience in process safety and risk management and has performed hundreds of process safety/HSE analyses, risk assessments, audits, and accident investigations on a variety of oil, gas, chemical, semiconductor and related industry processes, onshore and offshore.

In 2006, Steve led technical reviews for the BP Baker Panel evaluation of PSM effectiveness, process safety culture, and corporate oversight of BP's five U.S. refineries. Since then, Steve had led 35+ projects evaluating process safety culture for oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical,...Read more

Steve Graybill

Steve Graybill is President of Downstream Advisors, Inc. – a professional consulting company specializing in the technical, economic, and financial aspects of the downstream petroleum industries.  With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Graybill leads a team adept at refinery economic modeling.   Mr. Graybill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston, a certification as a professional engineer in the State of Texas, and the designation of Accredited...Read more

Carl Weaver

Carl Weaver is a Senior Research Design and Development Engineer in Baker Hughes Downstream Chemicals group, providing technical support to Midstream applications and technical product management for Process and Pipeline Services.

Carl has a Master of Science degree in Chemistry and has served in R&D and technical support/sales roles in the chemical industry for 32 years. In his current position, Carl provides technical support to various Midstream areas including Remains on Board mitigation, industrial cleaning of process equipment, pipelines and tanks; paraffin accumulation...Read more

Michael Webber

As Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator, Josey Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Michael E. Webber trains the next generation of energy leaders at the University of Texas at Austin through research and education at the convergence of engineering, policy, and commercialization. He has authored more than 200 publications, holds 4 patents, and serves on the advisory board for Scientific American. His television special Energy at the Movies is currently in national syndication on...Read more