(Updated May 15th, 2015)
"Alaska North Slope - The Story"
by: Joe Ferrall
From the 19th Century to today, the story of how oil from Alaska’s North slope oil came to be discovered, recovered, transported and shipped to markets has been one of many challenges: social, environmental, political, economical and technological. A timeline from 1839 to the present day will cover Seward’s Folly, major oil discoveries, political events and present day explorations. Technologies that have been developed, and continue to be developed, will be outlined to include:
Looking back on the many technological hurdles overcome to make the North Slope development a highly successful business venture, we can say WELL DONE to those that made it happen. As such, it is hoped that those with North Slope engineering experience would attend this meeting to add their own stories and observations.
Joe Ferrall has over 45 years of chemical engineering experience. Recent process experience at WorleyParsons includes Artic oil/gas processing, sulfur recovery, tail gas treating and sour water stripping plants. Other process engineering experience includes solar thermal heat –transfer fluid subsystem modeling, dynamic modeling, fuel cell power plant conceptual design and fuel processing design. Joe's career includes working for an oil company (Texaco), an engineering and construction company (WorleyParsons and Parsons), an R&D laboratory (JPL), two aerospace companies (Allied Signal and Honeywell) and for the energy and research divisions of GE (GE Energy and GE Global Research). He has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio and a Master’s Degree in Chemical and Petroleum Refinery Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
5:30 p.m. Social/networking
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Presentation
94th Aero Squadron Restaurant
16320 Raymer St, Van Nuys, CA 91409 818-994-7437 / 94th Aero Sruadron Restaurant
$30 section members, $35 non-section, $20 retired & non-working, $10 students & add $5 without RSVP.
Food: TBA at the location. Please advise if you prefer a vegetarian meal.
RSVP by May 18th to Alan Benson at 909-724-9029 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Greg Smith at 951-310-7722 or at email@example.com