Purvin & Gertz Announces Dubai Office Expansion

Jan 18, 2010, 05:00 ET from Purvin & Gertz

HOUSTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Purvin & Gertz is pleased to announce that Michael Sarna has relocated to its Dubai office, expanding its consulting presence and expertise in the Middle East region. Mr. Sarna has over 30 years experience in the downstream petroleum industry and has participated in assignments in over 250 refining and petrochemical plants in 30 countries.

Mr. Sarna, Vice President, joined Purvin & Gertz in 1991 and had previously directed Purvin & Gertz' West Coast consulting operations from Long Beach, California. Mr. Sarna's consulting activities have included assisting clients in the planning, development and execution of refinery, petrochemical, power generation and pipeline projects, directing crude oil and refined product market analysis as well as providing regulatory and litigation support.

"We are very pleased to welcome Mike to our Dubai office as we expand our commitment to provide world-class energy consulting services to our Middle East and global clients," said William Sanderson, President of Purvin & Gertz. He added, "Mike's vast industry experience will enhance our Middle East consulting presence consistent with the region's growing importance as an energy hub."

Michael Sarna holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

About Purvin & Gertz

Purvin & Gertz is an independent energy consulting firm providing technical, commercial and strategic advice. Purvin & Gertz specializes in serving clients involved in the production, processing, transportation and marketing of oil, natural gas and gas liquids, and petroleum products. Headquartered in Houston, the firm consists of an international network of offices in Buenos Aires, Calgary, Dubai, Long Beach, London, Moscow and Singapore. Purvin & Gertz is an employee-owned consulting company, independent of any parent company, engineering firm, equipment manufacturer or process licensor. For more information, please contact William Sanderson at wjsanderson@purvingertz.com and (713) 331.4000 or visit our website at www.purvingertz.com.

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