Ivanhoe Energy appoints technology vice-president

Ivanhoe Energy appointed Michael Silverman as vice-president, technology, to be responsible for all technical aspects of the Bakersfield, Calif.-based company's proprietary heavy oil upgrading process.

May 17th, 2007

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 17 -- Ivanhoe Energy Inc. appointed Michael Silverman as vice-president, technology, to be responsible for all technical aspects of Ivanhoe Energy's proprietary heavy oil upgrading process as the Bakersfield, Calif., company prepares for full-scale commercial operations.

Silverman has almost 30 years of experience in technology development and management, including the commercialization and marketing of new technologies, and is a leading expert in fluid catalytic cracking processes. Previously, he was vice-president of petrochemicals at KBR.

Before that, he directed KBR's technology center in Houston. The technology center has numerous state-of-the-art pilot plants that support all of KBR's refining and petrochemical technology development and maintenance needs. Prior to joining KBR, Silverman was manager of technology development for Stone & Webster Inc.

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