Larry Sullivan is a leading management and engineering consultant in oil, natural gas and biotechnologies used by the petroleum industry. He is a Top 2% Gerson Lehrman Group Member in the Council of Advisors where he consults with leading financial and industrial as well as governmental, legal and academic institutions.
He is an Adjunct Professor at Trident Technical College and The Citadel. Additionally, Larry is a principal with Lawrence D. Sullivan & Company, Inc. with his partner, Carla M. Wood, Ph.D. They provide due diligence, expert witness and chemical engineering due diligence services to petroleum, biotechnology and advanced biomass, biofuels and renewable energy markets, companies and financial institutions.
He earned his BA and MA in Geosciences at the University of Texas and Arizona State University, respectively. He completed graduate training at Texas A&M University in Planning and Geosciences with the Texas Department of Water Resources writing the Hazardous Chemical Waste regulatory planning process under EPA RCRA funding. His career then featured 14 years in Europe, Africa and the Middle East with Dresser Industries, Imperial Chemical Industries and Dupont's oil and gas unit, Conoco in drilling and production management, new technology deployment and refinery integration with Dupont. He completed his MBA at Warwick University and Refinery Engineering at Oxford's St. Catherine's College. He studied Corporate Strategic Planning at the London School of Economics and INSEAD.
He led strategy development for Europe in planning Conoco and Dupont's effort at integration of refinery and petrochemical intermediates from 1990 to 1994. Since 1994 he worked with many small and medium sized companies seeking to position novel technologies for use in oil and gas drilling, production and refining. Most recently, he worked with leading oil and gas operators on biofuels, biotechnologies for enhance oil and gas recovery. Larry is a Senior Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum. Since leaving direct petroleum employment in the late 1990s, Larry with his wife, Carla M. Wood, Ph.D., advised bioprocessing firms and companies in the emerging market of using biofuels from biomass to supplement petroleum based fuels. This paradigm shift resulted in a new interface between traditional petroleum who reply upon thermochemical processes to embrace fermentation and other biological processes. He served on Department of Energy and Society of Petroleum Engineers technical advisory committees, editing and completing peer reviews for publications, grants and loan guarantees.