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Suri, West Bengal, India
November 30, 2017

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Manish Khatri

*** ****** *****, *** ****, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India-342001

Contacts: +917357780707/ +919414319284 (India); E-mail:,

Senior level process engineer with chemical engineering background and over 13 years’ EC, PMC and client level experience in technical development and execution of Oil & Gas (upstream, midstream, downstream), petrochemical, specialty chemical and power plant projects in international settings, seeking assignment as

Sr. Process Engineer / Lead Process Engineer / Project Manager

Extensively experienced in pre-contract & post-contract design & engineering of complex/mega projects (Greenfield & Brownfield). In-depth process knowledge & technical skills to manage projects from the stages of Feasibility Study, Concept Selection, R&D-Technology Selection, Basic Engineering, Front End Design Engineering (FEED), Detail Design Engineering (DDE) through to final completion. Comfortable working in multi-cultural environment and ability to manage cross-discipline interface at all the stages of projects. Major working experience in the Gulf with international consultants like Wood Group and Mott MacDonald and clients like PDO-Shell, Oman Gas Co., Shell EPP-Aberdeen, NIOC, Total, ZADCO, GASCO, Tatweer Petroleum, Bahrain National Gas Co etc.

Areas of Strength

Feasibility Study Concept Selection Front End Design Engineering Detail Design Engineering Flow Assurance

R&D-Technology Selection & Transfer PMC of EPC Budgeting & scheduling Project Management Benchmarking

Value Engineering Pre-commissioning and Commissioning

Professional Synopsis

Organized and technically resourceful in leading and managing end-to-end engineering functions to drive successful delivery of projects meeting safety, reliability and technical integrity parameters with optimum and cost-effective design.

Extensively experienced in managing project scope, cost & schedule, technical deliverables in procurement & construction, multi-disciplinary coordination, commissioning & startup, while working closely with client/consultant/contractors/vendors

Deft at reviewing design & engineering submittals at all stages of projects, and optimizing design through value engineering, and finalizing requirements & specifications with consultants, collaborators, suppliers, contractors & clients

Proficient in the use and application of software & tools viz. HYSYS, HTFS, HTRI, UNISIM, PVTSIM, ChemCAD, PIPENET, PIPESIM, OLGA, TG Net, TL Net, Shell Fred, FLARENET / FLARESIM, AutoCAD, MathCAD, Matalab, MS Project, MS Office, etc.

Familiar with SHELL codes & standards), PDO code of practices (DEPs, ERDs, SPs and EPs), ZADCO, GASCO, GPSA, Total, CPE standards, and International Design and Construction Standards (API, ASME, ANSI, NACE, NFPA etc.)

Inspiring & decisive team manager and collaborative player with strong liaison, communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills; and ability to expedite cross-functional dependencies, relationships with multiple stakeholders, and resolve project conflicts


Successfully in leading the team of 10 Sr. Process Engineer +2 Process Designer as Lead Process Concept Engineer.

CV is approved with various well renowned operating companies like PDO, OGC, ZADCO AND GASCO as a Sr. /Lead Process Concept Engineer & PMC Engineer.

Completed various O&G Projects on time with expected quality of delivery with full satisfaction of end user including Mega Projects like North Star, Mabrouk Full Facilities etc.

Completed successfully various Petrochemicals / Specialty Chemical Project with cost reduction overall capex cost by 5-10% for 70 TPD capacity Acetic acid Plant, 12000 TPA Pyridine Plant, ASC/DKT Plant etc.

Successfully trouble shooted recovery system’s distillation column, achieving increased recovery rate by 200 kg/hr.

Got selected in various engineering competency exams on the national & state level like IIT-JEE, RPET and Rorkee.

Key Functional Skills

Process Engineering

Process Simulation, Process Optimization and Trouble shooting

Well Fluid Characterisation, Heat & Mass balance, Flash calculation, Depressurisation calculation, finding Hydrate formation temperature and pressure of hydrocarbon

Preparation of PFD, PFS, PSFS, P&ID, H&MB, SAFE Chart, Cause & Effect Diagram, ESD Logic Diagram

Piping & Pipeline hydraulics (steady state & transient including surge & slug analysis for various operating scenario), line sizing and line schedule

Designing of Two & Three phase separator, MPFM, MSVs, Gathering Station( including well head with WHCP, flow line, trunk line) Fired heater, Gas Processing (including Gas Dehydration System including Mercury Removal System / Trap based, Gas Sweetening, Gas Dew pointing, Sulphur Recovery, Tail Gas Treatment Unit Gas metering system), Oil Polishing including Condensate Stabilisation unit, Chemical Injection Skid, Water Polishing unit including Water Injection Pump Network for Water Injection Wells with fracture control

Sizing of Pressure Vessel & Tank, Heat Exchanger, Column. Relief Valve, Control Valve and Pump (Single Phase & Multiphase)

Compressor settled out calculation, and sizing of suction scrubber, discharge scrubber and anti surge control & capacity control system for compressor

Process Design of various EOR Project based on Water, WAG, Gas Lift, Polymer and CS2 Injection

Involved in the plant design of various Petrochemical / Speciality Chemical / API unit like Acetic Acid, Export Unit for Pyridine, ASC&DKT and multipurpose kilo lab.

Utility Balance and Utility Unit design for various processing plant including Closed Drain, Open drain system with cold vent

Preparation of Philosophy documents like Process Design Basis, Operating, Control & safeguarding Philosophy, Sectionalisation, Vent and Drain, PSD/ ESD, Relief and Blowdown Philosophies etc

Flare Network study, Depressurizing and Blowdown Study, Relief Load Estimation and Steady State Hydraulic Simulation, including optimisation of size of tail pipes, sub headers, main flare header, flare stack and flare tip size; Dispersion & Radiation calculation for flare stack, relief pit and drain pit; Inbreathing, out breathing and thermal venting calculation

Performing technical integrity check of project deliverables through execution of QA/QC functions, by means of Design Review, HAZID, HAZOP, SIL and other HSE studies, report review including HAZAN/QRA/EIAS/PHSER/ENVID/OHRA, Instrumented Protective Functions (IPF), 3-D Models, SIMOPS, Peer/Line Review, Project Integrated Review (PIR), Quantitative, Project Risk Assessment (PRA) in compliance with client Technical Standards, international codes and standards, and best practices

Hazardous Area Classification and review of Plot Plan/ Layout including 3D model

Equipment & Instrument selection, sizing and datasheet preparation

Value Engineering, Energy Management and Energy Audit, and Cost Reduction

Pursue new technology opportunities, propose & execute design integrity review activities for the Oil & Gas Assets as appropriate, maintain up-to-date process models of facilities & transmission system, identify & pursue opportunities to optimise utilisation or debottleneck existing assets as appropriate and provide process input to field change proposals (FCP’s).

Preparation of Pre-com/commissioning documents & assistance, operating procedure manuals and engineering & reference document (EORD)

Preparation of Performance Test procedures, performance trials and performance evaluation

Conduct coaching of local/expat graduate process engineers

Project Management

Manage different stages of the projects e.g. Conceptual study, FEED, EPC contract Packaging, TBE, awards and execution

Define scope, CTR, deliverables, design & engineering standards, work processes, set up technical authorities and be a technical authority from process side for review & approval of process documents.

Coordinate with FEED & EPC Contractors & Vendors, and monitor project progress at all stages of the projects

Manage HSE & Loss Prevention aspects of design (HAZID, ENVID, HAZAN, QRA, EIAS, OHRA, HAZOP, etc.) and ensure compliance with to corporate and client QHSE Management systems

Participate in planning & scheduling of the project, and organize multi-discipline Engineering Support for Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and Start-up operations

Manage interfaces with internal and external stakeholders at the relevant levels

Coordinate and participate in Project Technical Reviews and Peers Reviews by Shareholders/ Stakeholders

Ensure that all engineering (FEED) documentations are approved, all queries and technical deviations closed, FEED deliverable list updated with the latest revision for submission in the EPC bidding stage. submission of the EPC bid packages, having clarifications with bidders and closeout of the bidding process with final award of the EPC package

Coordinate and manage all the engineering activities to be executed by the EPC Contractor during the development of the project including philosophies, design basis, equipment data sheets, P&IDs, line list, equipment list, material take-off, material requisition for packages and others

Coordinate PMT/PMC’s engineering review/approval cycle of the FEED / EPC Contractor’s FEED / Detail engineering submissions, including design changes, deviations and queries

Manage Technical interface with the EPC Contractor’s Procurement and Construction Management team, as well as internally between the PMT/PMC organization

Collaborate on final decision of EPC Contractor’s technical design, queries and deviations in view of Contractual requirements

Experience Summary

Senior Process Engineer Wood Group Kenny – Abu Dhabi Sep 2014 – Jun 2016

Projects Handled

Nov’15 – June’16 (Senior Process Engineer for GASCO PMC)

GASCO Ruwais Area, NGL Fractionation Plant Train-1 & Train-2 Furnace Upgrade Project (EPC Phase)

Scope: installation of new BMS, CEMS for all furnaces of train-1 & 2 10 in nos. (De-ethanizer, De-propanizer, De-butanizer, ADIP regenerator and Solvent regenerator Furnace), replacement of convection section depropanizer furnaces (2 nos.) to meet the requirement of heat flux limit within acceptable range of API 560& Shell DEP, thermal simulation of de-propaniser using FRNC5, installation purge nozzle on each furnace (3 nos), 8 nos. of purge fan (blower), replacing existing stack damper of each furnace with new one having position feedback, replacement of existing main burner fuel gas supply line valves to with new one, pilot gas line to each burner, provision of tube pigging for de-propanizer furnace and dedicated BMS plc for each train-1 & train-2 and other instrument for hook-up to meet the Project requirement

Aug’15 – Oct’15 (seconded to Wood Group PSN Abu Dhabi)

Bahrain Gas Plant Expansion FEED Project, JV between Tatweer Petroleum and Bahrain National Gas Company.

Scope: Installation of new pipelines & modification of Sitra Storage Facilities (by Wood Group PSN, Abu Dhabi) including FEED of new associated gas / refinery off gas gathering station, pipeline system for Tatweer Petroleum Compression station to new CGP-III, pipeline combined acid gas & residue gas to the existing injection header for re-injection, 4”- 21 km butane pipeline to Sitra Storage & Export facility, propane export pump, an additional butane (100000 barrels) & propane (200000 barrels) tanks and expanding the open cycle refrigeration system by adding a third refrigeration train (which includes two stage reciprocating propane compressor, propane economiser, propane accumulator, butane chiller, butane cooler, propane condenser and their inter connecting piping & controls-safeguards)

Sep’14 – Aug’15 (Senior Process Engineer for ZADCO PMC)

Revamping of Water Injection plant in order to meet the future requirement of water injection (1.2 MMBWPD) and cooling water (1.7 MMWPD) at central complex offshore facility of ZADCO, Abu Dhabi

Scope: Revamping involves installation of new 40” GRP discharge header of winning pump, tie-in of new header to existing coarse filters, providing double isolation valves and high integrity butterfly valves at discharge header of Winning pumps, replacing existing cooling water bypass control valve with higher size, installation of four dual media filter, replacing existing in efficient vacuum pumps with ejectors with new one to improving de-oxygenation performance of the existing de-aeration tower, adding the logic of 5th HP Water injection pump for the auto start and providing separate backwash control logic sequence for dual media filter and single media filters

Replacement of existing motor driven existing fire water pump with diesel driven fire water pump Complex Offshore Facility at Upper Zakum of ZADCO, Abu Dhabi

Potable Water and Sewage Treatment Plant at Zirku Island Facility of ZADCO in order to future additional requirement of potable water and sewage facility

Scope: Project scope is comprised of early RO-UF package to potable water requirement for interim period (4x25% configuration), main portable water plant(RO-UF) of capacity (5385 m3/d with 4X25% configuration), tie-ins to existing potable water unit, storage tank at hill top, distribution with 3 nos. potable water transfer pump, replacement of existing 12.6 km water distribution network with new one, Centralised STP with total capacity of 3240 m3/d based on the media based on bio reactor technology near existing lagoons, de-centralised STP at plant, airport & army HQ area, collection & distribution network with new main sewage pump station, upgrading existing sewage lift station and replacement of around 5.2 km of existing gravity & pressure sewage network lines. Partly involved in this Project.

Top Side modification for Gas Injection, WAG for hook-up of future wells to meet the target of 750 kBOPD production for ZADCO at Upper Zakhum Central Complex, Abu Dhabi. Partly involved in this Project for internal query.

Lead Process/Concept Engineer Wood Group – CCC Ltd. – Muscat, Oman Sep 2011 – Sep 2014

Projects Handled

Concept Selection of Amal Power Station Phase-3 Project to achieve optimisation type of GTG Machine (two F6FA (ISO Rating-77 MW) versus one F9E GTG (ISO Rating-126 MW)) and steam demand for PDO-Shell EOR Projects from HRSGs

BFD of Rima Infill Development Project of PDO-Shell comprising 7 Nos. MSV, 7 Nos. 8” 5.4 km bulk headers from MSVs, 12” CSPE combined pipeline to existing 3x24” Pipelines & coriolis meters on individual bulk header & combined 12” pipeline. Objective this upgrade to cater the additional flow requirement for Alkhalata and Amin reservoirs based on PB12 forecast

Study Report for Optimisation of Greater Birba Well Hook-up with existing Infrastructure of PDO-Shell

FEED and DDE of SOGL Pipeline Pressure Impact on Bahja Production Station Project, PDO-Shell

FEED of Alkhalata Phase-2 Polymer Injection Project of PDO-Shell, comprising 19 Nos WI wells, 19 Nos. Polymer injection pumps

Concept Selection+BFD+FED+DD of Al Shoumu Well Appraisal Project for PDO-Shell

Standardisation of High Pressure & High sour service (multiphase flow wellhead) for PDO-Shell, including Concept selection + FEED

FEED+DD of Al Noor Unloading Project of PDO-Shell, comprising three phase unloading separator, slug control valve, OLGA analysis to be carried out on various unloading scenario of Al Noor wells to establish worst case for slug and adequacy of flare system to be checked due to addition unloading separator in Al Noor production station

DD of Condensate Recovery Project of PDO-Shell, comprising multiphase unit (two stage flash unit + intermediate stage cooler + gas outlet cooler at outlet of 2nd stage flash vessel), ejector package

BGS to MMPS oil export pipeline replacement project of PDO-Shell, comprising 24 km export GRE pipeline and transient analysis on TLNet to be carried out to establish design pressure of GRE pipeline

Scrubbers Replacement Project of existing three stage Reciprocating MP Compressor for Shell-PDO

Re-validation of CS2 injection pilot trail (PDO-Shell) project AFC package prepared by WPAI, Oman to ensure fit for purpose and avoid gap before starting construction on the site

Process Engineer Mott MacDonald & Co. LLC – Muscat, Oman Apr 2007 – Aug 2011

Projects Handled

Concept selection and FEED of North Star Plant of OGC ( Gas Capacity 45 MMSCFD, Oil Production 40000 bpd ; Comprises of Three Production Separators, SRU, Desalter, Crude Stabilising Column, Gas Sweetening Unit, Production Compressor, Gas Dehydration Unit, Skim Tank, etc.)

FEED and DDE Mabrouk Central Gathering station (Gas Capacity 2.5 MMSCMD, Liquid Capacity 10000 m3/d; Comprises of Two Bulk Separators, Three Test Separators, Production & Gas lift compressors, Drain/Flare Knock out vessel, Flare system, Instrument Air and Chemical Injection skid ) in co-ordination with Shell EPP, Aberdeen

FEED of South Pars Phase 11 (Raw Gas Handling Capacity 2.0 BSCFD, Condensate Handling Capacity 80000 BPSCD; Comprises of 2x inlet manifold, 2 x pig receiver, 2x2500 m3 slug catcher, 5x25% MEG regeneration unit, sour water stripper 2x60%, 1x50% back-up stabilization column, 1x10000 m3 off spec cond. Storage, 4x60000 m3 condensate storage tank, utilities, 2x50% HP/LP flare system, HP Separation, Gas Heater, 2x55% Condensate Stabilization and Sour Gas metering facilities) in Coordination Total & CPE for final client NIOC

FEED of AH Gas Wells, including Fluid Characterisation of AH gas wells (3 Nos) based on PVT lab analysis on using C7Plus tool of HYSYS ( & UNISIM), slug analysis of DSS line carrying gross well fluids on OLGA and performing hydraulic calculation on PIPESIM, P&ID, Basis of design and OCSP

Concept Selection, FEED and DDE of Remote Manifold Station comprising three MSVs, one test separator, production trunk line and water injection manifold and lines up to the well with well fracture control of North area of PDO-Shell, Oman

FEED of Interconnecting Pipelines for Stabilisation Plant (Comprises of three pipelines, a slug catcher at SNCP) in co-ordination with GS E&C, Seoul for final client PDO-Shell

Detail Hydraulic calculation of ESP lifted well’s flow lines (three phase flow line) and their hook-up to MSV and Gathering Facilities in PIPESIM Software and preparation study report to resetting well high-high pressure trip for Musallim Area of PDO-Shell

DDE of Facility Expansion of Marmul Production Station, PDO-Shell, Oman. It comprises of installation of Bulk Separator, Dehydration Tank, Concentric Wash / Crude Storage Tank, Crude Oil Indirect Fired Heater and Water Booster Pumps

FEED and DDE of Water Injection Facility for Water Injection Wells of LPS, PDO-Shell, Oman

FEED and DDE of Two Phase Vertical Separator for Government Gas Plant of Yibal Area, PDO-Shell, Oman

FEED and Detail Engineering of Gas Dehydration System SAIHRAWL CPP, PDO-Shell, Oman

FEED & DDE of Three phase Test separators and their connecting piping & control network for Fahud Production Station, PDO-Shell, Oman

DDE of Fire Fighting System of Quarn Alam Production Station of PDO-Shell, Oman

Previous Experience

Asst Manager – Process Design Jubilant Organosys Ltd. – India (Specialty Chemicals Manufacturer) 2004 – 2007

Project Handled for the Company

70 TPD capacity Acetic acid Plant (Green Field EPC Project) for Concept Selection, FEED, DDE (in coordination with Jacob H&G, Delhi), Material procurements (Budgeted Cost: INR 130 million, Completion cost INR 120 million)

FEED, DDE (in coordination with Jacob H&G Delhi) and Procurement for Export Unit (Green Field EPC Project) of Pyridine (Capacity 12000 TPA & Budgeted Cost: INR 600 million, Completion Cost: INR 570 million)

FEED, DDE and Procurement for ASC / DKT Plant (Capacity 500 TPA & Budgeted Cost: INR.260 million, Completion Cost: INR.250 million)

Associated in basic design, coordination of installation & commissioning of Batch Reactor with column, CIP & Scrubber system for Kilo Lab Plant (Multi Product)

Process Designing and Project Management of Hydrant Expansion plant (Budgeted Cost: INR 25.1 million, Completion cost: INR 23 million)

GET – Process Design & Technology Gharda Chemicals Ltd. – India 2003 - 2004



B. Tech (Chemical Engineering), IIT – BHU, 1999 – 2003

Trainings Undergone

Work Shop/ Training of OLGA 2010 by SPT Group

Attended Seminar on Methodology to Establish Plant Remnant Life by Tebodin, Netherland

Attended Seminar on NACE organized by PDO-Shell

HSE, H2S Awareness, IFR Training by NTI, Oman

Training on Yellow belt of Six Sigma Methodology organized by Jubilant Organosys Ltd.

Training on ISO-14001 & ISO-18000 organized by CII.

Vocational training at Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Panipat, Year 2002.

Attended Training for Offshore travel, “OPITO T-BOSIET & OPITO H2S Training


Certificate of study of various equipment of utilization of solar energy at Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur (India)

Certified by IEEE in C++ programming language.

Certification for Offshore travel, “OPITO T-BOSIET & OPITO H2S by GTSC

Paper Presented

“The efficiency Cu-Mo and Vanadium Pentaoxide catalyst vs. various catalyst supports and promoters” in American General

Personal Particulars

Date of Birth: June 03, 1979

Languages Known: English, Hindi, Marwadi (native)

Nationality: Indian

Marital Status: Married (2 children)

References available on request

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