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Steve is a Executive Director with the S&P Global Commodity Insights Downstream Energy Consulting group, based in the Calgary office. Steve joined the legacy company Purvin & Gertz in 1997 (Purvin & Gertz was acquired by S&P Global Commodity Insights in November 2011), prior to which he gained experience as a process engineer and planning/economics engineer for several independent USGC refineries. He specializes in consulting projects focused on crude oil and refined product studies, asset valuations and synergy analysis, refinery project feasibility and optimization studies, and development of pricing forecasts for new production crude oils. He leads the companies America's crude oil quality bank practice, and has developed and administered quality banks in North America, Latin America, and Africa.
Steve is a registered professional engineer (APEGA) and holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin (1988) and an M.B.A. from the University of Houston (1996).