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.
|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|
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - 1964
HPI Consultants Crude Oil Quality Group Meeting Presentation “The Assay Simulator – Crude Assay Modeling based on Simple Whole Crude Properties” (January 2003 COQG Meeting)