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Pipeline veteran to lead commercialisation of QS Energy's AOT

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QS Energy, Inc., a technology solutions provider for the energy industry, has announced Shannon Rasmussen as its new Vice President of Engineering, adding a key industry veteran who, along with new CEO Jason Lane, will help lead commercialisation efforts for QS Energy's Applied Oil Technology (AOT) – an integrated system that improves critical operational efficiencies for pipeline operators worldwide.

As co-founder and senior principal of Colorado-based energy consulting firm Citrine Energy, Rasmussen comes to QS Energy with nearly two decades of experience in the power and oil and gas sectors, with deep expertise in engineering design, project and programme management, construction, compliance and quality.

Rasmussen comes into this new role at QS Energy with critical knowledge of AOT and its demonstrated ability to reduce the viscosity of crude oil – helping operators increase flow volume, reduce reliance on diluents, relax viscosity requirements, and meet carbon emission reduction goals while decreasing operating costs and improving pipeline efficiency. As a consulting engineer for TransCanada in 2014, Rasmussen experienced AOT operations first hand; in a similar role for QS Energy over the past two years, he helped spearhead critical design and fabrication improvements that have resulted in significant gains in AOT operating efficiencies, while achieving stable operations on a high volume high API crude oil pipeline.

"I have seen first-hand what AOT can do for pipeline operators, and why it's critical to their long-term success," says Rasmussen. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to expand on our initial success with AOT, help continue to improve and streamline it, and work with pipeline operators to bring this technology to wide adoption across the industry." Adds CEO, Jason Lane: "Shannon's onsite experience with AOT, along with his deep industry expertise and contacts, makes him an ideal partner to help QS Energy bring these critical advances to an industry that needs them."

In addition to his recent on-site consulting with QS Energy, Rasmussen has served as a project programme manager and consultant for TransCanada Pipelines across a range of compliance-related projects including Keystone, Gulf Coast, KXL, and Energy East Pipelines. Rasmussen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Rasmussen, along with his wife and three children, are looking forward to relocating to the Houston area.

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