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No need to call me Sir, never made it above sergeant – preferred to be with guys where action is (much like coke consulting) instead stuck with preppie who didn’t know which end of his body to put lower in a foxhole. But I would suggest that if you’re going to make sniping threats, that you grow some gonads and sign your name.
Also if you plan on using my quote – you make sure you keep the context correct, and remember your not dealing with a colleague within the protection of your own company this time.
As to “seeing” the results / process – there isn’t anything to see yet, CVX’s VRSH just exist in a lab scale R&D model right now & the pre-commercial plant is only just entering construction phase. A lot of technology process die in the scale up from lab to pre-commercial scale. (I understand ENI had some difficulty at first with their 2005 unit (1,200 BPD) in keeping conversion efficiency up and maintaining products quality.) And even if this stage works perfect (which I fully expect) there is still the big ratio of going from a pre-commercial plant at 1/10 scale to full commercial operating unit. Lot process patent’s have died here.
So perhaps you would be better served giving your recommendation to a mirror & have your folks turn down the hype – at least until you get past the precommerical demonstration plant. And please go back and do a correct balance around the finished products – not some self serving inside loop balance around intermediates that ENI did ; CVX has / uses coking technology unlike ENI refineries & I expect better from Chevron.