Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
Jamie Brunk of Solomon Associates, the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry, will present “Fuels Versus Lubes – Refinery Economics in Asia and the Middle East” at the 6th ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference, June 27–28, at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore.
As manager of the Lube Study, Brunk oversees Solomon’s industry standard Worldwide Paraffinic Lube Refinery Performance Analysis as well as base oil and wax consulting. Brunk will discuss base oil economics from the refinery standpoint in Asia and the Middle East and how refineries can adapt in an uncertain world.
“The presentation will review refinery profitability from both the fuels and lube perspective,” said Brunk. “The first thing to understand is that every refinery is different.”
For example, factors such as company size, corporate structure, and analytical capabilities combine to determine a refinery’s views of return on investment. Brunk will describe industry trends in base oils production and what Solomon sees for the future.
Brunk’s 36 years of experience include base oil and wax refining, planning and optimization, strategy development, base oil sales and purchase, supply and distribution, and asset sales and acquisitions. Prior to joining Solomon, he was employed by Shell and its predecessor companies, where he gained experience in managing all aspects of the base oil business.
In 2011, more than 300 industry professionals and personnel attended the ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference. This year’s attendees will gain insights about the changing landscape of the base oils industry in Asia and the rest of the world, as new capacity comes on stream in the region and globally, and the move to higher quality base oil consumption continues.
Brunk will present on Wednesday, June 27, at 3:00 p.m.
Learn more or register to attend at http://www.icisconference.com/sixthbaseoils.
About Solomon Associates
Based in Dallas, HSB Solomon Associates LLC is the world’s leading performance improvement company for energy companies seeking to identify and close gaps in operational performance. Combining proven, patented methodologies with objective data analysis, and led by a team of energy consultants steeped in hands-on operational experience, Solomon Associates consistently helps clients with energy-intensive assets achieve greater efficiencies, enhanced reliability, and improved margins. Solomon Associates is part of HSB Group, Inc. Learn more about Solomon Associates' energy benchmarking and consulting services at http://www.solomononline.com.