Steve Kresnyak has spent over 40 years as a consulting engineer worldwide in the upstream, downstream and offshore hydrocarbon energy industry. He has extensive EPC/EPCM experience and is the technology developer and inventor of many world issued process patents including Expander’s EGTL™ for Gas to Liquids, BGTL™ for Biomass/Gas to Liquids, Biomass Gasification, and FTCrude® process technology for bitumen, heavy oil and refinery bottoms upgrading. His areas of expertise include facilities for natural gas production, NGL extraction, deep cut turboexpander, SAGD heavy oil production, bitumen upgrading, refining, coking, hydro-processing, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, gasification, syngas production, Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS), offshore production platforms and subsea flow assurance. For over 30 years Steve was involved in EPC lump sum projects, leader for front end project development teams, technical specialist and technology development lead with Colt Engineering Corporation (now Worley Canada). Steve has authored several patents.