EcoEngineers Hires Kristine Klavers in Houston Expansion

Petroleum industry advisor will aid oil and gas sector in decarbonization efforts

EcoEngineers today announced the hiring of Kristine Klavers, a senior advisor to the petroleum industry, to anchor the company’s Houston, Texas, presence. Kristine Klavers will act as EcoEngineers’ Managing Director of the Houston presence and will lead EcoEngineers’ advisory services to the oil and gas sector.

Kristine Klavers

Ms. Klavers, a chemical engineer by training, spent the early part of her career in refining design and fuels operations. Subsequently, she built the global consulting operations for Hart Energy and was a publisher for their Fuel Magazine. Prior to joining EcoEngineers, Ms. Klavers led the Americas Consulting Team for Argus Media for six years.

The petroleum sector has been besieged with calls to reduce its carbon footprint and demonstrate a commercial pathway for the energy transition. Ms. Klavers will lead EcoEngineers’ strategic advisory services to the petroleum sector and support it in understanding, measuring, monitoring, reporting, and verifying its progress toward lower carbon solutions. This includes the industry’s upstream, midstream, and downstream operations while also offering cleaner products to its customers.

“We are thrilled to have Kristine join the Eco family. Her leadership, proven track record in growing a consulting practice, and passion for fuel decarbonization are superbly aligned with Eco’s vision,” said Shashi Menon, CEO of EcoEngineers. “Right now, there are great opportunities for the oil and gas sector to incrementally decarbonize and improve its long-term competitive position. Kristine is the right person to carry this vision. Houston is an important center of the new carbon economy, and we are very excited to have her represent our brand in Houston.”

About Kristine Klavers

Mrs. Klavers has been working in the global energy industry for nearly 30 years and has deep experience in the entire energy chain including energy commodity markets, refining operations and vehicle engine design, petrochemicals and transportation fuels markets. Since moving to the U.S. in 1996, she has worked in energy market consulting, first launching and building the global consulting business at Hart Energy, where she was instrumental in building Hart’s rapid growth in global fuel quality, biofuels and refining.  At Argus Media, Ms. Klavers built an Americas consulting business reflecting subject matters from crude, metals, fertilizers, petrochemicals and biofuels and biomass.  Prior to coming to the U.S., she worked as a process engineer for JGC in Japan and as an Oxygenated Fuels Specialist for Arco Chemicals (LyondellBasell) in the United Kingdom.  She holds a Master of Science in chemical engineering from Twente University in the Netherlands, and Tokyo Institute of Technology holds a patent for her methane coupling catalyst. Ms. Klavers is an official member of the National Petroleum Council; she acts as a coach in Women of Energy; and she is a board member for the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce as well as her local Rotary.

EcoEngineers’ team of experts guide carbon markets from policy to practice and clean fuel projects from concept to commissioning with its proven, systematic 360° Approach. This unique project approach unites a talented team of experts with strong managers who lead six service areas: 1) training and education, 2) regulatory engagement, 3) life-cycle analysis, 4) asset development consulting, 5) compliance management, and 6) verification and validation. As the global energy markets pivot to offering decarbonized products and solutions, EcoEngineers’ client base spans upstream, midstream, and downstream suppliers of fossil and alternate fuel providers and associated industries. Learn more at www.ecoengineers.us.

For more information, contact Kristine Klavers at kklavers@ecoengineers.us.