Ward Davis, Consultant

Ward has demonstrated expertise in the development and application of refinery information technology at Conoco, Inc. including refinery information systems, crude oil measurement and analysis, yield data management, advanced process control and process optimization. As President of HPI Consultants, Inc. and then as a Downstream Solutions team member, Ward was key to the development of the crude oil property prediction correlations, creation of the minicut assays, refinery simulator, and product blending tools now licensed by Downstream Solutions, Inc.
Ward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Work History
Downstream Advisors – Consultant 2015 - Present
Nexidea Systems, Inc. – Consultant (now Downstream Solutions, Inc.) 2008 - 2014
HPI Consultants – President and Owner 1998 - 2008
Conoco, Inc. – Senior Engineer / Chief Process Engineer / Technical Service Manager / Principal Consultant 1964 - 1998
Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - 1964

Publications

HPI Consultants Crude Oil Quality Group Meeting Presentation “The Assay Simulator – Crude Assay Modeling based on Simple Whole Crude Properties” (January 2003 COQG Meeting)