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Senior Process Engineer

Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
May 26, 2017

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Chemical Engineer with over 13 years within the oil and gas industry, as Senior Process Engineer, Independent Process Consultant and Coordinator, monitoring processes mainly Upstream, Onshore, Brownfield and Greenfield projects.

Strong experience in basic design and coordination of projects, including Oil and gas treatment plants, oil treatment, water treatment and injection, pipelines, Petrochemical and Refinery. Extensive experience in FEED, process simulation using Hysys, preparation of P&IDs, equipment and instrument data sheets, assistant to start up and actively participating in the previous HAZOP and HAZID studies

Experience in Concept, FEED and Detail Engineering includes Basis of Design, Feasibilities studies, Equipment basic design & sizing, line sizing, PFD, UFD, P&ID, Data sheets, Equipment selection, Bid Preparation, Tendering, Report Writing, Equipment Specification, Design Review, Vendor Evaluation, FEED Verification and Preparation, Surge Analysis, Participate in Integrity Threat Assessment, CTR preparation, Hazop, Hazid studies, peer Review with Excellent communication & relationship management skills with demonstrated abilities in mentoring motivated teams/ workforce.


Concept Engineering

Feasibility & Strategic Studies

Operation Optimisation and Debottlenecking.

Technical & Economic Evaluation

Plant Performance Monitoring(KPI) & Evaluation

Process Modeling /Scenario Development

Budget and Capitalization Support.

Mentoring & Coaching Young Engineers

New Technologies Implementation



June 2016 to March 2017

Independent Process Engineer provides technical solutions related to water & power production and oil and gas sector.

FEED Review, Comment, Technical Bid Evaluation and Vendor Recommendation for ZADCO Water (Potable and power), Waste Water Treatment plant.

Pre-Feed for Produced Water Treatment and reutilization for Unconventional Gas Development of South Guwar and Sulakian Gas field for Saudi Aramco through Amec Foster wheeler(2 month assignment)


Dec 2013 to April 2016 OMAN (PDO) OMAN

Senior Process & Production Engineer in Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Exploration and Production Company in the Sultanate. My current role includes providing technical solutions related to Oil and Gas, water treatment, production, injection, disposal and re-use for the company. This corporate role also involves implementing companywide technical and economic strategies, review of contractor scope, related to oil & gas and water treatment.


Responsible for Process Engineering and Production support for oil and gas Facilities to meet production targets and necessary actions requires to meet target.

Monitoring and Evaluation of the facilities to ensure compliance within Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and recommendation for improvement.

Coordinate with other disciplines engineers to obtain input from them and provide technical support to operation team to optimize and debottleneck Production and operational issues.

Prepare and update Company standard procedures and guidelines and operating Manuals as per operating experience and ensure safety

Responsible for Process Engineering and Operation support for Debottlenecking of oil and gas Facilities to meet production targets.

Evaluate, data analysis for trial of New Technologies (Pilot) to meet company policy for continuous improvements in operation by implementing Cost Effective Solution

Coordinate with other disciplines engineers to obtain input from them and provide technical support to operation team to optimize and debottleneck operational issues.

Participate in Root Cause Analysis and improvement studies of the facilities

Participation in DESIGN REVIEWS and Hazop/Hazid and other safety studies and provide Technical Input.

Review Engineering Consultant work and give recommendations for improvement to meet International Engineering Standards.

Assist in the implementation of Service Level Agreements with various Departments in order to ensure an effective communication and compliance with their respective needs within assigned budget.

Participate & support in FAT test of new equipment and technologies and Performance Evaluation.

Support in preparing departmental Capital & Operating budget and monitor performance improvement.


PERFORMANCE MONITORING & OPTIMIZATION (AMEL STEAM PLANT), OMAN - Continuous Performance Monitoring and Optimisation of Amel Steam plant, producing Boiler feed water for OTSG and HRSG for reservoir injection to meet Oil Production Targets. This includes review of daily report of technical data, laboratory analysis, Chemical Consumptions and Plant Performance Data(KPIs). Issue quarterly performance reports with recommendations to improve performance and meet injection and Oil Production Targets.

PERFORMANCE MONITORING & DEBOTTLENECKING (QARN ALAM PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT PLANT), OMAN – Process Engineering & Operation supports to Debottleneck Qarn Alam Produced water treatment plant to achieve ultimate flow capacity. Proposed options to achieve desire flow rate and optimum Production capacity. Continuous quarterly performance monitoring reports in close cooperation with operation team to rectify the Operation and Maintenance issues to achieve oil production targets.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (KARIM WEST & SUWAIHAT GFT), OMAN - Worked for the Installation ad FAT & SAT and Performance Verification and Evaluation of two newly installed gas flotation tank in Karim West and Suwaihat. New tanks were installed to meet the Injection specifications. Responsibilities involve the preparation of standard document to verify the performance of tank based on Specification document and vendor guarantee document.

CONDENSATE POLISHING KAUTHER GAS FIELD - Feasibility study to evaluate condensate polishing technologies for Kauther Gas Field development project. Currently, condensate is pumped to CPF containing 5% water post of three phase separator which results in corrosion of export pipeline. A feasibility study is to assess possible technologies to reduce the water content to < 0.5% WIO.

KHULUD TIGHT GAS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT – Water treatment and selection report for Demineralised Water Treatment options for Khulud Tight Gas Development Project. Study includes preparation of water treatment options, technical evaluation and final recommendations

HABUR OIL FIELD BOILER FEED WATER PLANT, OMAN – Feasibility and optimisation study for Habur Oil Field Boiler Feed Water treatment requirements. Work includes adequacy check of existing facility to accommodate the new flows. New process schemes have been proposed to increase boiler feed water and for the treatment of produced water including life cycle cost.

QARN ALAM STEAM PROJECT, OMAN - Worked as Lead Process Engineer for Qarn Alam steam plant, the world’s largest Enhanced Oil Recovery project. Four R.O. Trains producing 22,864 m3/day of boiler feed water from Raw Aquifer Water. The recycling of R.O. Reject is a challenging issue. A complete study includes new technologies to recycle maximum R.O. reject with with 46% saving against the reject water injection cost into deep and shallow wells

ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS – AMEL STEAM - Part of the team performing Root Cause Analysis for the failure of Boiler and Pipelines. Provide input with respect to water treatment process scheme and typical KPI’s level and limitations.

PILOT PLANT TRIAL (FORWARD OSMOSIS PLANT), OMAN - Worked for continuous improvement in existing facility by considering New Technology for reutilisation of RO plants reject water by using Forward osmosis plant. Work includes to define required modification in existing operating plant plant (Tie-in) with minimum equipment shutdown requirement and preparing the Scope of Work for Engineering Contractor, FEED documents, defines Key Performance Indicators and data evaluation to extract results. Pursue requirements to ensure alignment of Water Management team with PDO Design Control Assurance Framework (DCAF)

GUIDELINES FOR DESIGN OF NUTSHELL FILTER AND INDUCED GAS FLOTATION - Prepare Guidelines from scratch for the design of Nutshell Filter & Induced Gas Flotation. The aim of the document is to support Concept Engineer and Contractor Process Engineer to design equipment while considering PDO experience with project requirements.


14 MUSD per annum Cost Saving(Well stimulation and Oil Deferment) by effective Performance Monitoring & close coordinating with Operation and Maintenance Team.

9 MUSD per annum Cost Saving by implementing new technology in Qarn Alam and reduces 46% Deep well Disposal Cost.

1.5 MUSD per annum Electrical Power Saving by modifying existing RO plant with Energy recovery Turbine in Qarn Alam.

Successfully implement in SAP Remotely Performance Monitoring of Oil and Water Separation Equipments and Save 75% Travelling cost to remote Sites


Oct 2009 to Dec 2013 ABU DHABI, UAE

Worked as Senior Process Engineer in Tebodin Middle East, an Independent, Multidisciplinary Consultancy and Engineering firm offering services worldwide the knowledge and experience in health & nutrition, oil & gas, chemicals, infrastructure, property and energy & environment.


OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM COMPANY, OMAN - Detail Engineering works for the design of the facility for Produced Water Treatment. The ultimate capacity of the plant is 120,000 BPD of treated water from Produced water. The system configuration includes Walnut Shell Filters, Clarifier for Hardness Removal, Multimedia Filters and SAC SAC system. The treated water will be used for steam production which will be used for injection in the reservoir to maintain pressure. The project includes many kinds of Chemical dosing system.

CONFIDENTIAL CLIENT FLNG PLANT ARABIAN GULF, (Concept Design and FEED) - Basic Design and report for the intake system design for FLNG plant in the Arabian Gulf. The intake system consisted of 6 passive screens and each has flow rate of 8000 m/hr. Intake system also consisted of specially design hydrobusrt and hypo chlorination system.

DRAGON OIL COMPANY, TURKMENISTAN (Concept and FEED) - Concept and Feed Design of Sea Water Intake and Brine Out fall design for sea water R.O Plant (1.3MIGPD) in Turkmenistan. The project includes the Design of Sea Water intake structure, two pipelines and Pumping Station. Tebodin deliverables to the clients are Process Design Calculation, Hydraulic Calculation, Pressure drop calculation, PFD, P&ID, Utility Diagram, Data sheets

PDO - PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT OMAN- Pre-Feed Engineering of Produced Water Treatment for PDO Oman by one IGF (Induced Gas flotation) filter followed by three Nutshell Filters, Chemical Injection skids and design review of vendor generated document and calculation. The ultimate capacity of the plant is 16100 m3/day.

ABU DHABI GAS COMPANU (GASCO, Sewage) - Worked for FEED study for the up gradating the sewage system at ASAB 0 and ASAB 1.

ABU DHABI COMPANY FOR ONSHORE OIL OPERATION, ADCO - Detail Engineering works for three Water Injection Clusters at BAB – North, Abu Dhabi. Each cluster having a capacity of 30,000 BWPD. The Project includes FEED verification, Development of PFDs, P&IDs, and Material Selection Diagrams. Hydraulic Analysis, Equipment Schedule, Operation & Control Philosophy and Start up and Shut down Philosophy.

PDO - PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT OMAN – Concept & FEED Design of Produced Water Treatment for PDO Oman by three IGF (Induced Gas flotation) filter followed by Nutshell Filter and design review of vendor generated document and calculation

QP-QATAR PETROLEUM RAS LAFFAN EMERGENCY AND SAFETY COLLEGE (Detail Engineering) – Tender Document Preparation, Specification, Data Sheets, P&ID for two Sodium Hypochlorite dosing systems at upstream and downstream of the large water storage tank. Both dosing systems are required to maintain the maximum residual chlorine in the tank and minimum amount of residual chlorine in distribution network as per drinkable water Qatari Standard.

ZADCO - ZAKUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, ABU DHABI (Produced Water Treatment) – Feed work for EPC contractor (Galfar) for the produced water treatment plant for ZADCO. The project includes the development of PFD, PID’s, mass balance, data sheets for equipments.

EMAL - EMIRATES ALLIMUNIUM COMPANY - Worked for the development of mode by using pipesim and the analysis of the Compressed Air distribution network in EMAL (Emirates Aluminum Company) for phase 2 and 3. Different scenarios were discussed and results were presented with a recommendation to the client.

TRANCO - ABU DHABI TRANSMISSION AND DISPATCH COMPANY - Worked for water Quality Modeling and analyzing Chlorine content in Water Transmission Scheme form Mirfa to Madinat Zayed, Liwa, and Presidential Palace at Qusahwira based on 2014 and 2030 flow rates.

MUNICIPILITY OF AJMAN SEWER DEPARTMENT, UAE (Sea Outfall) – Concept & FEED Design of Sea outfall structure for the reject water pipe line from the discharge of RO-plant and effluent from the Ajman sewerage treatment plant. Work includes pressure drop calculation using duckbill valve and specially design a piping network to maintain the velocity, cost estimation and concept drawings.

EAD - ENVIRONMENT AGENCY ABU DHABI R.O DESALINATION PLANT - Worked for the Concept Design of Two 20MIGD R.O Desalination Plant at Bu Hasa. This works includes Basis of Design, Specification for R.O Desalination Plant, Cost Estimates, Overall Project Scheme, Mass Balance, Energy balance, Capex & Opex and Evaporation Pond Size Calculation for R.O Desalination Plant.

JUBAIL ISLAND R.O DESALINATION PLANT - Concept design of 2X100,000 IGPD sea water R.O plant, using Energy Recovery Turbine to produce high quality water in the cost effective way.

REGULATION & SUPERVISION BUREAU (RSB, UAE) - Field supervision of sample collection team. Managing and monitoring the water sampling and water quality testing. Water samples have been collected from the storage tanks of residential, commercial properties and mobile tankers from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Western Region. Fifteen water quality parameters have been analyzed in the accredited laboratory and report submitted with a recommendation to the RSB.


Aug 2008 to Aug 2009 ABU DHABI, UAE

Worked as Process Engineer Consultant in Hyder Consulting, Middle East, an international Advisory and Design Consultancy Company with particular specialization in Infrastructure, Property and Environmental Solutions over the last 150 years and serving the nations


DUBAI SPORTS CITY, R.O DESALINATION PLANT - Concept Design of the RO Plant having a capacity of 10,500m3/d for a central cooling system based on TSE water. Preparation of Tender documents for the contractor Selection, supervising of appointed Contractor during the construction phase as well as the O&M period for 14 months. Advising client on any suitable future investment to improve the overall O&M cost for the RO plant and associated Sewage treatment plant providing feed water to RO plant. Preparing feasibility report for managing the brine and reject stream from RO plant including discussions with R&D and suppliers for the latest development in brine management and analyzing CAPEX and OPEX of the potential options.

ADSSC CHLORINATION SYSTEM - Bid Preparation and Cost Evaluation of onsite Hypo Chlorination system producing 40 L/hr sodium hypo chlorite for AL Ahammah STP plant includes, Equipment Sizing, Storage Tank Size, PFD, P&ID, Mass Balance, Layout, Power Calculation

ADSSC ODOUR CONTROL SYSTEM - Concept Design, Cost Estimates and Design Evaluation of the available technologies used for Odour Control (Chemical Scrubbers, UV System, Bio Filters, Activated Carbon Filters) used in the pumping station of Abu Dhabi & Al Ain. Preparing feasibility Cost Comparison Report for the most suitable odour control system for a proposed SITE.

ICAD SEWAGE TRETMENT PLANT ABU DHABI, UAE - The Industrial City Abu Dhabi phase 1 to 5 shall be served by an IETP of the initial capacity of 40,000m3/d and ultimate capacity of 220,000m3/d in 2022. The contract is awarded as a DBO scheme to the Contractor (Samsung) under a PPP initiative by the Client. As client’s representative, responsibilities include Process design, M&E work review for the upcoming phases, construction supervision for the initial phase, Testing & Commissioning.


Jan 2005 to June 2008 LAHORE, PAKISTAN

Worked as a Process Design Engineer in the EPC department of Descon Engineering Pakistan, one of the leading EPC Company in Asia & Middle East. Worked For Oil and Gas, Power Plant, Fertilizer Plant for Design of Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant, Water Demineralization Plant, Mixed Bed Polisher, CIP system, Chemical, Dosing System, UF System, EDI system, Waste Water Treatment, Oily Water Treatment.


ENGRO FERTILIZER DHARKI, PAKISTAN - EPC Work for the Water Treatment System required for the fertilizer plant. This includes the Design of Canal Water treatment, Multi Media Filtration, Reverse Osmosis, CIP System, Chemical Injection Plant, Water Demineralization, Post Treatment, sludge Drying bed, Oily Water Treatment, Waste Water Treatment.

UCH POWER PLANT - EPC Work for the Water Treatment System required for 650 MW Thermal Power Plant. This includes the Design of Canal Water treatment, Multi Media Filtration, Reverse Osmosis, CIP System, Chemical Injection Plant, Water Demineralization, Post Treatment, sludge Drying bed, Oily Water Treatment, Waste Water Treatment.

BHIKKI POWER PLANT, LAHORE, PAKISTAN - Proposal & Estimation Engineer for 225 MW Thermal Power Plants. This includes the Design of Canal Water treatment, Multi Media Filtration, Reverse Osmosis, CIP System, Chemical Injection Plant, Water Demineralization, Post Treatment, sludge Drying bed, Oily Water Treatment, Waste Water Treatment.

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN (CDWA PROJECT) - As a part of USAID for Clean Drinking Water For All(CDWA), worked for EPC Contractor for Process Design, Master Planning, Cost Estimation and five years Maintenance Works for the small Scale (2000 – 4000)L/hr R.O Plant at different town locations in all over the Pakistan


Jan 2004 to Jan 2005 LAHORE PAKISTAN

Worked as Trainee Engineer in the utility & Production Facility of Textile Mill, Producing High quality of Hosiery products. I was responsible for Smooth Production of Utility Water (Demineralized) for the Textile Mill.


2001 to 2004 University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore

B.Sc Chemical Engineering

1998 to 2000 University Punjab Lahore

B.Sc Mathematic, Statistic, Physics.



MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point


WANDA 3.71(Hydraulic Software)

Personal Developed Excel Sheets tools

RO Software Design IMSDsu, ROSA, TORAY


Plant Operation and Management Skills

Project Management Prima Vera 3

Asset integrity Process Safety Management

Water Treatment Plant Design

R.O Plant Design and Trouble Shooting

Office Safety

Interference with H2S gas

Dealing with Hazard and Risk

Initial fire response

HSE Induction

Participate in safety reviews as required (HAZOP, HAZID)

Awareness for Lean Project


Father Name: Mushtaq Ahmed Date of Birth: 3rd Sep 1979

Passport #: AJ0843073 NIC #: 35202-2615307-9

Marital Status: Married D License: UAE/Oman/Pak


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