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Process Engineer/Chemical Engineer

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
April 17, 2018

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Satya Rajesh Gollapalli

M.E (USA), M.B.A (USA), P.G.D.B.A (India), B.Tech (India)

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Phone 1: +91-957**-***** (India)

Phone 2: +1-248-***-**** (USA)

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Working experience of 9 years as a Chemical Engineer/Process Engineer in various chemical companies.

Experience in developing, reviewing and updating large control diagrams (LCD’s), process flow diagrams (PFD’s), piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s) and Isometric Drawings.

Sizing of overpressure protection equipment such as pressure relief valves/pressure safety valves (PRV’s/PSV’s), rupture discs (RD’s), pressure vents (PV’s), vacuum breakers

(VB’s) and emergency vents (EV’s).

Experience in handling flare analysis.

Good knowledge in Heat and Material balance calculations.

Familiar with basic refinery and petrochemical equipment such as pumps, compressors, storage tanks, heat exchangers, fired heaters, reactors, columns, and instrumentation.

Knowledge of Hydraulic Calculations.

Participated in various HAZOP, LOPA studies and PSM Audits in various companies.

Good knowledge of equipment design, pump sizing and line sizing.

Have proficient skills in technical writing and documentation.

Proficient in process simulation software such as Aspen Plus, Aspen Hysys, and Pro II and also with fluid dynamic simulation software such as AFT Arrow and AFT Fathom.

Proficient in using process hazard analysis software such as PHA Pro and PHA Works.

Knowledge of Cementing and Fracturing.

Proficient in using Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Good knowledge of unit operations such as distillation, condensation, and extraction.

Have six years of strong educational background in Chemical Engineering.

Good communication skills, problem-solving skills and technical understanding. WORK EXPERIENCE:

“Technical Training


Kyyba Inc.


GP Strategies Oil & Gas,


(Sep 2016-till date)

Worked on Valero, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Shell, Southern Company and ENI projects.

Prepared, reviewed and updated Large Control Diagrams


Reviewed and updated P&ID’s and PFD’s.

Prepared and reviewed Process Description Manuals


Revalidated the sizing of the PRV’s/PSV’s and process equipment.

Satya Rajesh Gollapalli

M.E (USA), M.B.A (USA), P.G.D.B.A (India), B.Tech (India)

( )


Phone 1: +91-957**-***** (India)

Phone 2: +1-248-***-**** (USA)

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GP Strategies Oil & Gas,

Houston, TX

(Apr 2014-Aug 2015)

Performed flare analysis for checking the integrity of the flare system.

Performed internal technical reviews.

Prepared training courses.

Worked on various in house spreadsheets in importing and exporting various types of data.

Conducted data gathering and participated in review meetings.

“Process Safety Engineer”

Process Safety and Reliability

Group Inc., Houston, TX

(Aug 2013-Jan 2014)

Reviewed and updated P&ID’s and PFD’s.

Performed sizing of the pressure relief valves/pressure safety valves.

Handled cementing jobs like viscosity calculations of the slurry using viscometer, thickening time calculations using pressurized atmospheric consistometer, conditioning of slurry using atmospheric consistometer, calculating the compressive strength of the slurry using UCA (Ultrasonic Cement Analyzer).

Involved in the design of equipment like tanks and pumps.

Participated in PHA Studies such as HAZOP and also participated in LOPA Studies in various projects.

Participated in PSM Audit at Firestone Polymers, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Documentation and final study report preparation.

Performed process simulation runs using Aspen.

Participated in HAZOP and LOPA studies for (Project, Study, Company, Location):

QCLNG, HAZOP/LOPA, Bechtel, Houston, TX

HAZOP, Chevron Phillips, Baytown, TX

SASOL FEED, HAZOP/LOPA, Fluor, Sugarland, TX

ANGOLA LNG, HAZOP, Bechtel, Houston, TX

FCCU HAZOP, Marathon Refinery, Texas City, TX

Cooling Tower (West) HAZOP, Fluor, Sugarland, TX

Data gathering on processes through direct contact with operations personnel.

Satya Rajesh Gollapalli

M.E (USA), M.B.A (USA), P.G.D.B.A (India), B.Tech (India)

( )


Phone 1: +91-957**-***** (India)

Phone 2: +1-248-***-**** (USA)

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“PSI Engineer (Process


Swift Technical Services LLC

Client: INVISTA S.a.r.l,

Orange, TX

(Feb 2012-Apr 2013)

Prepared and checked the pressure relief device

documentation in compliance with PSM standards.

Reviewed, prepared and updated P&ID’s and PFD’s.

Prepared isometric drawings of piping for hydraulic calculations.

Involved in the equipment design (Storage tanks, Pumps).

Handled auditing of the pressure relief devices to identify and fix the relief valves which have deficient inlet and outlet piping.

Performed sizing of overpressure protection equipment’s such as Pressure relief valves/pressure safety valves, Rupture discs, Pressure vents, Vacuum breakers and emergency vents for process vessels, Heat exchangers, Pumps, Storage tanks, Utility header systems.

Identification of the potential hazards and calculating the required relief rate to size the pressure relief device.

Performed pressure relief calculations based on the RP/STD of API, ASME and Invista PEG procedures using Invista PEG spread sheets.

Performed process simulation runs using Aspen for the calculation of thermodynamic properties of process fluids.

Performed header analysis and checked for adequacy of the header, when multiple pressure relief devices relieve simultaneously due to a global failure such as instrument air failure, cooling/reflux failure, fire etc.

“Project Engineer”

Hetero Drugs Pvt Ltd, India.

(Jul 2005-Feb 2009)

Checked the accuracy of piping and instruments in accordance with the plant P&ID’s.

Handled operation of distillation columns, reactors, heat exchangers.

Developed reviewed and updated PFD’s.

Handled separation of various solvents using various techniques.

Controlled waste generation of the solvents by recycling to achieve process optimization and maximum ROI.

Implemented and maintained the safety norms and

implanted the proper use of PPE’s to the lower level. Satya Rajesh Gollapalli

M.E (USA), M.B.A (USA), P.G.D.B.A (India), B.Tech (India)

( )


Phone 1: +91-957**-***** (India)

Phone 2: +1-248-***-**** (USA)

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Master of Business Administration

Sullivan University, Kentucky, USA

(Took Break)

Masters in Chemical Engineering

Lamar University, Texas, USA

(Jan 2010-Dec 2011)

PG Diploma in Business Administration (Part time)

Annamalai University, India

(Aug 2005-Dec 2006)

Bachelors in Chemical Engineering

JNT University, India

(Nov2000-Apr 2004)


Received the Lamar Universities competitive graduate scholarship for the entire period (2 years) of study.

Participated in MS 150 biking event, the largest of its kind in North America with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin and rode 180 miles on bicycle from Houston to Austin. SIMULATION SOFTWARES:

Aspen, Hysys, AFT Arrow, AFT Fathom, Pro II, Chemcad, AutoCAD COMPUTER SKILLS:

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Visio, Minitab, Matlab, Bentley view, Documentum, C, Oracle 9i/10g and Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/9x, Linux. Various separations handled during the course of employment:

Separation of acetone and methanol by using homogeneous azeotropic distillation.

Ethanol dehydration and Isopropanol dehydration using azeotropic distillation.

Separation of n-hexane and ethyl acetate by using liquid- liquid extraction.

Separation of tetra hydro furan and n-hexane by using liquid-liquid extraction.

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