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Chevron Oronite to present at the upcoming STLE conference

SAN RAMON, Calif., May 18, 2023 – Chevron Oronite is scheduled to present three technical papers at the 77th Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Annual Meeting & Exhibition which is being held May 21 – 25 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. 

Ashish Jha, Lead Research and Development Specialist, Chevron Oronite, will present “Performance of Additives Improving Asphaltene Dispersancy in Group II Base Stocks” on Monday, May 22 at 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This presentation describes improvements made in asphaltene dispersancy in Group II base oils to address the challenges of asphaltene deposits in Marine TPEO applications.  

Brendan Miller, Lead Research Scientist and Ramoun Mourhatch, Technology Development Formulator, Chevron Oronite, will deliver a presentation titled: “Bench Friction Evolution of Engine-Aged Oils” on Tuesday, May 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This presentation will demonstrate friction performance depletion over time for various organic friction modifiers aged in an engine.

On Thursday, May 25, Dinesh Bansal, Senior Research & Development Specialist, Chevron Oronite, will present “Chevron Oronite – Demonstration of H2-ICE Capable Engine Oil” from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The research presented will help advance efforts to offer a robust and reliable lubricant additive technology for use in hydrogen internal combustion engines without increasing the maintenance complexity for fleet owners.

The STLE conference will showcase a wide range of technical presentations, application-based case studies, best practice reports and discussion panels on many technical topics and market trends. The exhibition will also spotlight the latest products and services of interest to lubrication professionals from around the world, representing a full range of corporate, government and academic institutions. 

About Chevron Oronite

Chevron Oronite is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of fuel and lubricant additives, helping provide solutions to customers globally. Headquartered in San Ramon, California (USA), Chevron Oronite maintains regional offices in Houston (Americas Region), Paris (Europe-Africa-Middle East Region), and Singapore (Asia-Pacific Region); operates manufacturing sites in Belle Chasse, Louisiana (USA), Gonfreville (France), Singapore, Ningbo (China) and Mauá (Brazil); an affiliated blending and shipping plant in Omaezaki, Japan; technology centers in the USA, France, the Netherlands, Japan and China and has interests in additive companies operating in other locations, including India.  Learn more about about Chevron Oronite at


Chevron Oronite is comprised of numerous affiliates that are indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation. For simplicity in this news release, the terms “Chevron Oronite” and/or “Oronite” are used as abbreviated references to Chevron Corporation affiliates that are part of the Chevron Oronite business unit. Nothing in this document is intended to override or supersede the corporate separateness of these entities.

About Chevron

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to enabling human progress. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. We aim to grow our traditional oil and gas business, lower the carbon intensity of our operations and grow new lower carbon businesses in renewable fuels, hydrogen, carbon capture, offsets and other emerging technologies. More information about Chevron is available at