Steven Treese began his professional career with Union Oil Company of California in 1973 as a Research Engineer with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University. He remained with essentially the same company through several “heritages” before retiring from Phillips 66 in 2013 after over 40 years in industry. He continues to provide process consulting serrvices by request. His range of experience includes operations, hydroprocessing, hydrogen plants, catalyst development, design, process safety, utilities, sulfur recovery, geothermal, shale oil, nitrogen fertilizers, procurement, and process licensing.
Steve has a handful of publications and was on the 1994 NPRA Q&A Panel. He has been an inventor on patents in diverse areas, including vessel internals, enhanced oil recovery, and hydroprocessing. He was lead editor for the “Handbook of Petroleum Processing, 2nd Edition” (Springer, 2015) and is the author of an upcoming book on measurement history.
Steve is a licensed Professional Engineer, a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a mentor for FIRST Robotics Team 3049 from Bremerton, WA.
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