Alain De Plaen provides clients with outstanding expertise in extracting the most value from a refining asset. Alain’s experience includes retrospective and projected margin analysis; asset optimization studies; development, audit and upgrade of PIMS-based models; critical investment reviews; processing optimization studies; and training courses in refinery economics. Alain also has excellent expertise in biofuels implementation, both from a producer’s and from a legislator’s perspective.
Alain holds a Masters of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Ecole polytechnique de Louvain and industry experience working in positions with ExxonMobil, Fina, and DSM.
|Downstream Advisor - Vice President||2015 - Present|
|Nexidea - Consultant||2012 - 2014|
|SynergOil - President and Owner||2007 - 2012|
|ExxonMobil Corporation (UK and BE) - Europe Product Optimizer||2002 - 2007|
|ExxonMobil Corporation (BE and NL) - Facilities Planner||1999 - 2002|
|ExxonMobil Corporation (BE) - Operational Planning Antwerp Refinery||1998 - 1999|
|ExxonMobil Corporation (BE) - Process Engineer||1996 - 1998|
|Fina Antwerp Olefins (BE) - Process Engineer Steam Crackers||1995 - 1996|
|DSM Research (NL) - Researcher||1993 - 1994|
Chemical Engineer (Masters Degree), Ecole polytechnique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium) - 1994
Royal Federation of Belgian Engineers (FABI)
English, French (Native), Dutch