Who’s at the helm?

Expertise of COO William Hurt

Bill Hurt has 23 years of experience in refinery operations, project management, and chemical engineering. He has specific expertise in the areas of petroleum hydroprocessing, hydrocracking, delay coking, CCR and semi-regen reforming, crude/vac distillation and Fcc/alkylation. Bill has served as lead process design engineer, technical service coordinator, and head of capital projects for a leading U.S. refining company.

Expertise of CFO Andrew Baird

Andrew served as top career official at the U.S. international broadcaster Voice of America, with permanent and contract employees numbering over 2,500. As chief of staff acting in 2001-2002, he was in charge of daily operations at the agency, including personnel, news gathering and transmission. He helped spearhead several staff realignments at the VOA, and subsequently served as executive director for two major USG media initiatives abroad. From 1978-1982, Andrew was a reporter for Fortune in New York City.

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Top-flight engineering talent

Specialize in marine fuel processes

Successful engagements with leading refiners

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Trustworthy practices and procedures

100% commitment to successful project


Areas of Expertise

Marine Fuel Expertise

“Hands-on” Refining Operations

Terminals and Transportation


Upstream Exploration and Production

Crude Sourcing and Delivery

Industry Overview

WE CAN HELP WITH A DIVERSE RANGE OF FUNCTIONS: Refinery engineer, mechanical engineer, chemical engineer, information/systems expert, software/computer programmer, project manager, laboratory scientist, environmental engineer, reliability and safety expert, scheduler, accountant, auditor, blending engineer, process control engineer, electrical engineer, and designer/CAD operator.

135 U.S. refineries (664 worldwide)

108,000 direct refinery jobs: 431,000 indirect

$40 BB U.S. Refinery Cap-Ex over last 7 years

U.S. refineries benefiting from cheap domestic crude and shale oil