What we learned from benchmarking the World’s Best Refineries over the past 6 years. Presented May 2022.

During this 45-minute webinar, Solomon discussed World’s Best Refinery characteristics and performance metrics for sustaining world-leading performance. Discover key insights to improve your competitive performance for the long run.


  • World’s Best Refineries selection criteria
  • Five main characteristics that set the World’s Best apart from the rest
  • What it takes to be considered World’s Best and how they are better prepared to survive global uncertainty
  • Pandemic impact on utilization and turnarounds

Speaker: Michael Achacoso

Mike Achacoso is Vice President for Solomon’s global Refining and Logistics Business Unit. He has more than 32 years of downstream industry experience. During his career, Mike has worked in both domestic and international locations, including the United States, Asia/Pacific, and Canada. His expertise ranges from refinery operations to strategic planning, economics, and commercial.

Mike has held numerous leadership positions, including Technical Manager, Maintenance Manager, EH&S Manager, Planning & Economics Manager, Operations Manager, Refinery Manager, Vice President – Refining, and Vice President – Fuels Marketing. Prior to Solomon, he worked for ExxonMobil, TotalEnergies, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Sinclair Oil, and HollyFrontier. Mike holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University and an MBA from the University of Wyoming.

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