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Engineer Environmental

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
May 31, 2017

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Problem solving Chemical/Environmental Engineer with extensive knowledge and experience in the Oil and Gas industry (upstream, downstream and midstream). Record of accomplishment in environmental and process engineering, project management, and production planning. Improves output and reliability through Root Cause analysis. Excellent communication skills with all levels of personnel. Expertise encompasses:

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)

Refinery & Chemical Process Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Benzene Waste NESHAP’s (BWON)

Process Safety Management (PSM)

Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)

Management of Change (MOC)

Root-Cause Analysis (RCA)

Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering

Project and Program Manager

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)

Global EPA Consent Decrees (Settlements)

Professional Accomplishments and Experience


Sr. Environmental Engineer & Corporate LDAR Engineer – Tulsa, OK. Developed an LDAR Management Plan for Natural Gas Gathering and Processing and Natural Gas Liquids. Interpreted LDAR regulations including NSPS VV, VVa, KKK, OOOO, and OOOOa to ensure consistency within Natural Gas and NGL Processing plants. Mitigated potential environmental deviations to eliminate fines and penalties. Coordinated LDAR tagging audits in Oklahoma to ensure that LDAR components were properly identified. Attended courses and conferences related to LDAR, Air Permitting and Flare issues to refresh my knowledge in these areas.

Monitored the progress of Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) programs for 15 Natural Gas Processing Plants in OK, KS, WY, MT and ND, saving $200,000 in potential fines.

Optimized LDAR programs in the Bakken and Western Oklahoma, saving $500,000 in operating costs.

Evaluated Capital Projects and Management of Change events to determine NSPS OOOO applicability, a task that very few Environmental Professionals know how to do.

Solicited and evaluated proposals from contractors for LDAR programs across ONEOK, saving $300,000/year.


Interim Engineering Manager and Process Engineer III – Pryor Chemical Co., Pryor, OK. Provided Process Engineering support at the Pryor Chemical Ammonia Plant, writing Capital Project AFEs and implementing vital projects for Operations.

Managed a small department of Engineers and Technical personnel as an interim responsibility.

Introduced gamma scan technology to evaluate the amine tower internals, saving $100,000 in shutdown costs.


Sr. Energy Coordinator/Sr. Process Engineer, Process Engineer for Crude Oil Distillation Unit & Gas Plant, Merox, Catalytic Reformer, Naphtha Hydrotreater, and DIB unit, then Energy Coordinator for Tulsa Refineries. Responsible for the progress of Management of Change (MOC) documentation, revision of Butane Splitter Unit Consequences of Deviation and valuable input to the 2012 Platformer PHA/LOPA. Attended conferences and performed studies (such as Solomon Energy) to reduce energy costs and improve platformer yield.

Developed Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of high sulfur contents in Platformer feed for 3 days less downtime ($60K saved), and prevented the replacement of catalyst at the cost of $300,000.

Recommended exchangers for cleaning on crude unit preheat train ($500,000 savings).

Monitored fuel gas, hydrogen, steam, & oxygen content from heater stacks; saving $2 MM/yr in flare losses & energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Increased FCC rate by 1.5 MBD as a result of these actions.

Recommended $100K of control system improvements to heaters, saving $500K/year in fuel gas usage.

Submitted Conceptual AFE’s and Capital Budget items to reduce energy usage and GHG emissions by 20%.


Sr. Environmental Engineer, Corporate EHS & C, Livingston, NJ - Managed a very tight timeline for the Implementation of New Environmental Requirements specified in Formosa Plastic’s Global Settlement Consent Decree (CD) for LDAR, BWON, VC NESHAPs, CWA, EPCRA, and RCRA in two chemical plants. Managed contractors performing LDAR Environmental Audits. Developed environmental and MOC compliance procedures, work process for EPCRA compliance and LDAR training for the Consent Decree.

Reduced the number of findings in the LDAR audit from 18 to 12, and proposed corrective actions.

Assisted auditor in developing LDar Comparative Monitoring techniques for the facilities.

Developed BWON Sampling Plan for submission to the EPA, usually performed by environmental consultants.

Independent Environmental Consultant - June 2009- Assisted with the 2008 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) for the Valero Paulsboro, New Jersey Refinery. Organized the P2 renewal for the 2009 New Jersey submission.

SUNOCO 1994-2009

Sr. Environmental Engineering Specialist, Marcus Hook, PA (2005-2009) - Managed the Implementation of New Environmental Requirements specified in Sunoco’s Global Settlement Consent Decree for Leak Detection & Repair (LDAR) and Benzene Waste NESHAPS (BWON) in four refineries, meeting all deadlines. Managed contractors performing BWON and LDAR Environmental Audits. Managed submission planning of Consent Decree Semi-Annual reports.

Supervised hourly Union technicians as LDAR coordinator for Sunoco’s Philadelphia Refinery.

Saved over two million dollars in potential fines by developing a LDAR retagging program.

Sr. Environmental Process Engineer, Marcus Hook Refinery, Marcus Hook, PA (2002-2005)

Wastewater Treatment system, Fuel Gas/Amine system, also Sulfuric Acid Alkylation Unit, Splitters, FCC/ Crude Oil Gas Plants, MTBE Unit, and Transfer and Shipping area. Ensured compliance with the specifications of the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW), including testing of waste water for contaminants for during Oil and Grease excursions.. Provided input for four (4) unit Process Hazard Analyses, incident investigations, Root-Cause Analyses to solve plant problems, daily compliance oversight and data support of the API separator, and QA/QC activities for Refinery MOC program. Developed model for steam/fuel gas system. Reduced SO2 emissions to comply with Clean Air Act.

Developed disposal plan for 6000 barrels of spent caustic, avoiding tank violations & waste hauling.

Developed and introduced changes and operator education which resulted in reduction of energy and greenhouse gas emissions for a savings of $200,000 per year.

Instituted changes which increased reliability in refinery units resulting in a savings $500,000/yr.

Supply Chain Consultant/Oil Flow Coordinator, Philadelphia, PA (2000-2002) - Petroleum Refinery production planning first in an operations role for gasoline and distillate blending, then in an IT role for crude oil scheduling. Used PIMS and MIMI software in these roles. Led project with Business Planning to change crude oil properties in planning software system.

Managed gasoline blending, complying with RFG 2000 regulations and avoiding $2 MM in fines.

Managed production planning of jet, diesel and home heating oil increasing revenue $1 MM annually.

Performed economic analyses on tank repairs showing savings of $500,000.

Sr. Process Engineer, Philadelphia Refinery (1994-2000, with CHEVRON USA from 1992-1994)

Refinery Process Engineer on Amine/Sulfur Recovery, HF Alkylation, Crude Oil Distillation, C4 Isomerization and light ends units. Member of Company-wide team to develop best practices for SRU/Amine units. Implemented projects on sulfur recovery unit (SRU) to reduce SO2 emissions.

Implemented Capital Projects at HF Alkylation unit ($6.5 million savings/$3 million revenue).

For the Crude Oil Distillation unit, diagnosed damaged internals in the Atmospheric tower, introduced monitoring method for Heater Steam-Air Decoking and recommended exchangers for cleaning on the preheat train ($2.5 million savings).


Adjunct Instructor, Process Technology & Thermodynamics, Tulsa, OK (4-5/2012, & 8/2012 - 5/2013) - Taught Process Technology II, Process Organic Chemistry, Process Technology III and Engineering Thermodynamics. Developed course content for Process Organic Chemistry.

EDUCATION: MBA, Financial Management, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (3.8 GPA)

BS, Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (3.5 GPA)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Attended Clean Air Act, Environmental Regulations and Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) classes; 2015 and 2016 4C Environmental Conferences; 2015 ISA LDAR Symposium; Five other LDAR Symposiums; AWMA ACE2009 Conference in Detroit, MI

COMPUTER SKILLS: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, LDAR software, TRI-ME

AFFILIATIONS: Past Member of Air and Waste Management Association, American Chemical Society, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Key Words: Oil and Gas Industry, Chemical Process Engineer, wastewater, crude oil distillation, alkylation, amine/sulfur recovery, Environmental Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, LDAR and BWON, Natural Gas Engineering, Corrosion Engineer, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Process Safety Management, Root-Cause Analysis (RCA), Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR), Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP’s, Management of Change (MOC), Project Manager, Program Manager

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