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Project Manager Engineer

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
August 04, 2013
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Extensive Refinery Knowledge, Encompassing 45 years experience,

Including Project Coordination, Resident Engineer, Site

Superintendent, Construction Supervisor, experience in all

aspects of Petro-Chemical Electrical & Instrumentation Design

Engineering and Construction both On-Shore & Off-Shore for major

companies such as I.C.I, B.P, ESSO, National .Nuclear



viewing Projects from "Grass Roots" to "Mechanical Completion".


Aug 2012 - Senior Project Manager- I.L.F - Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

July 2013

Detailed Design of Trunk - and Flowlines Replacement and

Rehabilitation for ADCO Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This

encompassed the replacement of 240 Km's of gas pipelines. Which was

designed after magnetic and geotechnical survey's optimized the

route. Replacement of the Cathodic Protection also was considered on

the replaced gas lines.

Also a separate part of the project was stress analysis of 37 flow

lines (280 km's) and well heads using Caesar II software. To make

recommendations to install loops, bends, anchor blocks, deeper burial

and replace the berms to ensure there was no creepage or upheaval

buckling of the gas pipelines.

Feb Project Manager- WorleyParsons- Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.




< (TAKREER) Green Diesel Project - New Control Room

This Project entailed the moving of facilities such as:

a. DCS / ESD

b. PA System

c. CCTV System

d. APC System

e. RTDB System

From the existing control room to the new control room and

involved "Hot" cutovers. This also involved:

1. Selection of EPC Bidders

2. Prequalification of EPC Bidders

3. Compiling Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Takreer and

certain Vendors.

4. Tender & Post Tender Bulletins to clarify issues associated with

the Invitation to Tender. (ITT)

5. Reports such as:

a. EPC Bid Technical Evaluation and scoring to identify best EPC


b. MOU Evaluation to ensure prices quotes are reasonable.

c. Reports and Presentations to the Takreer GM and Project Steering


d. Site Survey Reports.

< (ADCO) Segregation of Flow Lines 6 & 7

This detailed design project was executed without a FEED phase

and as such meant greater alignment with the client (ADCO) was

required. The project was to make gas flow lines to individual

wellheads feed to the test method. ( Test separator or

multiphase flowmeter); rather than have pairs of wellheads

feeding to the test facilities. Also considered was to increase

the diameter of the gas pipe lines to accommodate for reduction

in wellhead pressure.

< (ZADCO) CNIA Tie-ins on Zirku Island.

This Detailed Design Project was to cater for the facilities

(Aeroplane hanger, Mosque, Radar Installation, Army Camp etc)

that were require for CNIA to establish a functional base on

Zirku Island.

< (ZADCO) Replacement of Piping on Zirku Island.

This Detailed Design Project was four work packs that were for

the replacement of existing gas and utility pipelines on Zircu

Island. Such as cooling water to Compressors and Diesel feed to

Jetty. The lines had to be replaced as they had reached the end

of their life cycle.

< (ADCO) Upgrade of Existing Electrical Systems at RDS 1,2 & 3 Bu


This FEED work involved the building of three new substations /

controls rooms at the Remote Degassing Stations.

< (ADCO & MATRIX) Replacement of 11kV ring main at Bu Hasa

This is the detailed engineering of the replacement of obsolete


< (ADMA-OPCO) Replacement of fenders on Wellhead Towers (WHT).

This detailed design that included a "Push-over" analysis was to

replace the aging fenders on various Offshore WHT's

< (ADMA- OPCO) Taweela Alpha Hazardous Area Classification Review.

This is the review of the classification drawing with respect to

the "as built "conditions and current legislation.

< Power stations PP1 & PP2

Assisted WP Mumbai in closing out the Detailed Design and

construction queries for the construction of two Power Plants in


< RAK Petroleum (Indago) Bukha Platforms

Completion of the detailed design and snag lists associated with

construction of an Offshore Platform.

< ONGC Study Phase 3

Feasibility study for two Offshore Platforms and "Master

Development Plan" ( MDP) for offshore gas field in Iran The

study for these two offshore platforms incorporated gas and

multiphase pipeline being installed to the optimum land fall

point. Also involved was design (Klaus Unit) to separate the

sulphur in the gas lines.

< (ADCO) Bu Hasa ESP Project.

FEED study for installing Electrical Submrsible Pumps on two

oilwells in Bu Hasa.

< (GASGO) Habshan Plant Integrity Study

Details desk top study of the gas relief systems at Habshan.

This involved studying all the associated gas lines connected to

the flare header together with relief devices (SRV and bursting

disc's etc) using the "Flarenet" programme to ensure that the

installed system was safe, and if required make recommendations

to be incorporated in to the gas piping systems.

< (GASCO) Habshan Plant Fitness For Service Study

Detailed study of the repairs needed and recommendations for the

Cold Bed Absorption (CBA) reactors at Habshan. Engaging a third

party inspector to analyse, at an atomic level, the condition of

the tiles and catalyst inside the reactor. Also to analyse the

gas piping to and from the reactor to ensure that the critical

erosional velocity is not exceeded.

< Hasirah-Zauliyah- Pipeline Replacement

Desk top study using the OLGA software to predict surge


< Budne Pipeline Slugging Study

Desk top study using the OLGA software to predict surge


< Saih Nihayada Pipeline Slugging Study

Desk to study using the OLGA software to predict surge analysis.

< Hasirah-Zauliyah- Pipeline Replacement

Desk top study using the OLGA software to predict surge


April Senior Project Engineer- WorleyParsons, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

2007- Feb


Senior Project Engineer assigned to provide support to the

Project Manager in the liaising of multi-discipline activities

between multiple WorleyParsons offices. The project was to

install new gas Pipelines, Offshore Platforms and Power supplies

on the Umm Shaif Super Complex. This was to create the new Umm

Shaif Gas Inject Facilities to cater for the predicted field gas


2006 - Project Manager - WorleyParsons, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

April 2007

Project Manager assigned to provide expert instrumentation

planning and implementation for the upgrade of existing DCS /

ESD systems. Reviewing P&ID's, Cause & Effect Diagrams, Loop

Diagram. Writing Control Narratives to ensure that the system

complied with legislation and that of the clients requirements.

This was for the whole refinery and encompassed as a minimum:

. Fuel Gas

. Flare System

. HydroCracker

. Hydrogen Purification

. Oxygen Enrichment

2005 - Project Manager - Sigma Group LLC. UAE


Project Manager responsible for the development of new business,

Sales Support and Marketing within the Sigma Group for Abu

Dhabi, Dubai, Jebel Ali and Qatar.

Subsequently appointed as Division Manager for Sigma Enterprises

L.L.C. Responsible for the growth of the company. Which involved

SWOT analysis, 3 year plans, strategic planning and market


2001 - Instrumentation Systems Manager - Drallim Controls Ltd. UK


Responsible for Drallim UK Operations, developing control

strategies for Drallim Control Systems. In the UK and Europe.

Drallim specialises in advanced control systems applied to the

Petrochemical Industry. Also advisory to Drallim Middle East

and Drallim USA on the implementation of Drallim units within

existing and new DCS / ESD instrument systems.

Provision of specialist advice and control system implementation

to Crude Oil Refining Companies such as Saudi Aramco, Shell,

PEMEX, BP etc requiring new or existing shutdown systems to

comply with current legislation. (i.e. IEC-61508) This involved

studying the proposed control philosophy, either by "Site

Survey" (On-shore & Offshore) methods or by reviewing P&ID's /

Loop Diagrams and advising on:

< What modifications were required.

< Coordinate the modification to limit the impact on process


< The cost of these modifications.

< The time to implement the modification

< The time to commission the finalized unit.

< "Red Lining" Loop Diagrams.

< "Red Lining" Cause & Effect Diagrams.

< "Red Lining" P&ID's

Ultimately writing, or amending existing, control narratives to

include the new equipment and their impact on process control.

Also over-viewing the installation of the equipment and

commissioning in preparation of hand-over.

Advisory to sub-contractors (F-W Glasgow) for the installation

of Drallim equipment on gas valves on the SHELL Penguin Platform

and Golden Eye Facility. Advisory to sub-contractors (AMEC) for

the installation of Drallim equipment on valves at Centrica Gas

Plant at Easington. Advisory to in-house Engineers for the

installation of Drallim equipment on valves at B.P. Central Area

Transmission System (CATS) Plant at Middlesbrough

2000 - Instrumentation Systems Manager - Drallim Controls Inc. USA


Responsible for Drallim USA & Mexico Operations, developing

Drallim Controls System applications for the Petrochemical

Industries including Crude Oil Refineries. Supervision of the

installation of Drallim equipment on valves PEMEX in Mexico

(Offshore) and BP (E&P) in Colombia (Onshore). Integration of

the Drallim into the ICS Triplex DCS.

1995 - Instrumentation Systems Manager - Drallim Controls Ltd KSA


Responsible for sales and technical support for entire Middle

East Region for Control Systems for emergency shutdown valves.

Advisory to in-house Engineers for the installation of Drallim

equipment on valves at various SAUDI ARAMCO, and SABIC

Facilities. Integration of the Drallim into various DCS systems

via RTU's and other methods.

1994 - Instrument Engineer - King-Wilkinson Ltd KSA


Responsible for checking the upgrading of drawings to "As Built"

status on two ARAMCO projects namely: - 1, East/West Gas

Pipelines from Shedgum to Yanbu Saudi Arabia.2, North / South

Gas & Oil Pipelines from Tanajib to Abqaiq.The drawings being

checked are, but not limited to : P & ID's, RTU Wiring

Diagrams, Points and Lines, Cable and conduit Schedules, Layout

Diagrams, Connection Diagrams, Loop Diagrams, Panel Board

Schedules, Elementary Diagrams, One Line Diagrams and Lighting


1991 - Instrument/Elect. Design Engineer/Consultant - Bennett Eng. Co. Ltd


Working at Blandford Land Forces Army Garrison as Establishment

Works Consultant advising the Property Manager on M & E

(Mechanical & Electrical). Inspecting both plant and training

areas to ensure that they complied with all mandatory standards.

Advised on safety modifications to petroleum storage areas.

Working at ESSO Fawley Refinery (England) within the Tankage

Rehabilitation Group, Engineering and Designing projects to

enhance the production and storage of hydrocarbon based fluids.

Over viewing the work carried out to ensure that it conformed to

the design and that of BS 5345 and ESSO Standards

1988 - Instrument/Elect. Engineer - Westbourne Design Services Ltd


Working as part of a commissioning team supervising the

construction and modifications to the BP Wytch Farm Development

Project. This involved contractor review, bid analysis, writing

of work orders, service orders, purchase requisitions, safety

supervision to project Codes of practice.

Responsible for writing Technical Data, Technical Routines,

Preventative Maintenance Routines for all Electrical and

Instrument equipment for inputting into the "TEROMAN" data base

system for the implementation of a computer base Maintenance /

Manning / Control System.

Responsible for the supervision of the construction and

commissioning of a L.C.A (Low Cost Ammonia) Plant for I.C.I at

Severnside, Bristol. containing 1800 instruments in a confined


The process was controlled by a computerized system, utilizing

telemetry. The plant equipment included, a gas fired boiler, a

turbine generator (Reyrolle-Parson), three large compressors

(Demag & Howden) an air package (Compair) two utility rooms, a

control room and three substations.

1984 - Instrument Engineer - King-Wilkinson UK Ltd


Checking of C.A.D generated Process Flow Diagrams with respect

to "As Built" conditions at BP's Sullom Voe Oil Terminal in the

Shetland Isles.

Supervising the installation of a gas pipeline and Gas Turbine

Pump Facility, this was to re-inject the gas. Also an Over head

Power line Distribution at the Fajr Job Site in the Nafoora Oil

Field Libya.

Superintending the construction of a "Pressure Reducing Station"

(PRS 1) on the ARAMCO East/West Crude Oil Expansion Project, in

Saudi Arabia. The PRS construction included the installation and

commissioning of three diesel generators and auto-

synchronization panel, scraper /receiver panel and control room.

Installation of a Bulk Plant Automation and Control System

(B.P.A.C.S.) at Jeddah Refinery in Saudi Arabia. The

construction included the installation of two VAX Main Frame

Computers, Enraf tank gauging equipment and loading bay


Working on assignments to the Arabian American Oil Company

(ARAMCO). Projects. typically: hydraulic shutdowns, instrument

calculations, specifications and calibration, material take

offs, man hour estimates, loop checks, flow diagrams, checking

of engineering design drawings, specifications of instruments

such as Gould, Dresser, Foxboro, Fisher etc, calculation of

gas and liquid relief valves, process valves, orifice plates,

and insertion type turbine meters. Worked on "Harris 5000"

RTU's, control room layouts and assisted in the writing of the

Scope of Work for various projects.

1983 - E & I Engineer - National Nuclear Corp. U.K


Attached to the C.A.D team working on input and cable checking,

including equipment allocation on projects involving nuclear

reactors. Also responsible for receiving vendor design packages

checking all vendor drawings, correcting as required and

returning to vendor.

1978 - Lead Instrument/Elec. Designer - Fluor Inc. UK/USA


Working on various logic and loop diagrams to "SHELL" standards

for SHELL's Petrol Development Oman Ltd.

Other work with Fluor covered four major projects namely:

Saudi Petrochem Project at Jubail. involving, lighting systems,

earthing systems, lighting calculations, conduit sizing,

cathodic protection, tray work, hazardous area drawings, bills

of materials, design of optimum cable routing systems. On this

project all work was to ARAMCO standards and was carried out in

the USA.

I.C.I, Vinyl Chloride Monomer Plant at Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Responsible for motor control circuits, including voltage dip

protection, and the interface with instrument control signals,

bulk material take off's, man hour estimates,attending of

client meetings, clearing construction queries on site, cable

routing and ensuring that both German (DIN) and I.C.I standards

were adhered to

As per above but for I.C.I Teeside

Rubber Plant for Karbochem Ltd South Africa. Responsible for

Security Systems and lighting, motor control circuits,

instrumentation and material take off's.

1966 - Instrument Design Engineer - Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.


Working on solid state alarm systems,instrumentation,

installing 1000 KVA transformers, local and operator control

panels and modification to existing loop diagram and control

systems. Solely responsible of designing and coordinating the

conversion of a control room from relay to solid state alarm

system and still maintain product of a Ethylene Dichloride


I.C.I Instrument/Electrical Engineering Apprentice

Fully trained in all aspects of Instrument & Electrical

engineering, HV and LV systems, repairs and maintenance of Exd

motors and pumps, refrigeration systems, Trained to work on

solid state controlled machines such as printers, coffee

machines, profile cutters and drilling machines. Two years

spent in the Instrument Workshop maintaining and calibrating

Electrical, Pneumatic and hydraulic Instruments including the

repair and servicing of valves for use in the Process Area of a

Chemical Plant.


Higher National Certificate + Endorsements - City & Guilds

(Electrical Engineering) Parts 1, 2 & 3, U.L.C.I

Offshore Survival Certificate issued by RIGIT Montrose




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