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Process Safety Specialist

Toronto, ON, M5J, Canada
March 25, 2018

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Name Tariq Raza

Address: Petronas GHSED, Level 63, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone Mobile: +601*-*******


Nationality Canadian

Education B.Sc Engineering (Chemical) with specialization in Chemical Technology (certified by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers and World Education Services) from the INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PUNJAB, LAHORE, PAKISTAN

Career Overview

Extended industrial experience as Senior Process Safety and Loss Prevention expert and Process Engineer in North America, UK, Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman), Malaysia, and Japan in setting up and driving HSEMS, Process Safety and risk assessment and fire protection and emergency response programs in line with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 and UK Health and Safety Executive for ALARP demonstration and HSE Case development during FEED, detailed design, construction, commissioning/start-up, and operations at world scale, ISO-9002/ISO 14001/OSHAS 18001 certified ExxonMobil, SABIC and PETRONAS onshore and offshore E&P O&G, petrochemicals, refineries and LNG projects and operating plants and KOC and SHELL/PDO’s high sour/H2S (up to 9 mol % and high pressure sour gas re-injection operating at 390 - 470 bar g) O&G facilities. Also developed, implemented and managed HSEMS programs at world-scale petrochemcials complexes. Management of Change (MOC) specialist and HAZOP/PHA/LOPA/Bowtie facilitator. Details of employment till date are as follows:

Time Frame


Position held

January, 2013 – present

PETRONAS GHSE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Manager, Process Safety Risk Assessment

February 2011 – January 2013

SHELL/PDO, Muscat Oman – (a) SRDC 2; (b) Rabab Harweel Critical High Risk Sour facility (re-injection compressor discharge pressure of 390- 470 barg, H2S content of 6-9% sour service) designed for gas handling capacity of 15-17 MMSm3/d, USD 3.5 million

HSE Lead, FEED Office

March 2008 – February, 2011

AMEC/KOC (Kuwait Oil Company), Al Ahmadi, Kuwait - Major Projects Division

Lead Design HSE Engineer

October 1984 – March, 2008

SABIC, Jubail Saudi Arabia/Tokyo, Japan/Houston, TX, USA/Camberley, UK – USD 12 billion Saudi Kayan Project, USD 3 billion Jubail United Project, Arabian Petrochemical

Principal Project HSE Engineer/Safety and Environment Manager

May 1976 – September 1984

Exxon Chemical Company, Daharki, Pakistan – ammonia/urea

Process Engineer/HSE Advisor

Work History

Since January 2013

Petronas Group HSE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Manager, Process Safety Risk Assessment

SME (Subject Matter Expert) for the implementation of Hazard Identification and Risk Management strategies and framework, policies, procedures, systems, and processes in line with PETRONAS integrated Group HSE objectives.

Facilitating the implementation of HEMP (Hazards and Effects Management Process) and Safety Case across PETRONAS for management of risks associated with Major Accidents Hazards (MAH).

Produced Company Standard for HEMP implementation.

Developed generic HER (Hazards and Effects Register) for upstream and downstream facilities such as ammonia/urea plants, onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production units, refineries, petrochemicals units, LNG plant, loading terminals, and retail and distribution operations.

Led Bow Tie analysis for Major Accident Hazards/Risks to identify control barriers and recovery measures i.e. SCE (Safety Critical Elements).

Guided the development of Performance Standards, CAC (Critical Activity Catalog), and RAP (Remedial Action Plan) for the Safety Critical Elements (SCE) for Major Accidents Hazards.

Provided oversight for Safety Cases being developed by third party for 53 offshore facilities in line with UK Health and Safety Executive Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005 (SCR05)

Produced Company Standard for use of RAM (Risk Assessment Matrix); and risk tolerability criterion for ALARP demonstration.

Trained more than 400 Malaysian engineers and technicians on HEMP implementation and risk assessment.

Developed Process Safety leading and lagging KPIs for Process Safety Performance Reporting based on API 754.

Conducted process safety and risk assessment audits for plants and projects.

Conducted RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis) for major incidents using Tripod Beta methodology.

Developed and implemented control frameworks for Loss of Primary Containment (LOPC) and Fires.

Provided Process Safety support for the US$ 27 billions Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project, to be located in Pengerang, Johor which will go online in 2019.

February 2011 - January 2013

SHELL/Petroleum Development Oman, Muscat, Oman – FEED HSE Lead

Worked at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) – a SHELL joint venture FEED Office by in Muscat, Oman as FEED HSE Lead for providing Technical HSE support as follows:

Working knowledge of SHELL DEPs and application in providing HSE Engineering input into various FEED projects (Gas /Oi/Enhanced Oil Recovery – thermal/solvent/High Sour) for PDO operations.

Drive adherence to the HSSE & SP Control Framework, DEM2 and DEM1 Technical Safety requirements including the application of the Life Saving Rules - Management of integrated project team

Technical Authority (TA-2) for technical safety/HSE engineering projects and deliverables,

Provided technical safety support and advice to clients i.e. Operations, Project Teams

Acted as Project Manager for technical safety/HSE engineering projects, responsible for managing and leading project teams

Facilitated a wide range of hazard identification and risk assessment workshops (e.g. HAZOP, HAZID, SIL, LOPA, SIMOPS, MOPO and Bow-Tie assessment)

Conductd physical effects modeling and quantitative risk assessments of process facilities

Developed ALARP demonstration for Major Accidents Hazards (MAH) and Safety/HSE Cases (for FEED, Design and Operations phases)

Produced formal technical reports, Safety/HSE Cases.

Produced HSE deliverables (based on SHELL DEPs), and participate in/lead HSE activities related to:

Loss of Primary Containment (LOPC)Consequence Modeling (Shell FRED) for fire gas dispersion and explosion aspects

Leak Path Reduction for sour service

Major Accident Hazards (COMAH), Safety Critical Elements and Performance Standards,

Design and Safety Reviews, QRA, HAZID, HAZOP, Bowtie, PHSER, Design Safety Case (HEMP), Red and Yellow Zones (based on potential H2S concentration) protocol for plant site, IPF/SIL, Scandpower Fire Integrity Analysis

Environmental Impact Assessment,

Fire and Emergency Response Management (FERM) and FIREPRAN (Fire Protection Analysis) philosophy, Fire and Gas detection philosophy and mapping, emergency evacuation and rescue (EER) philosophy and modelling, emergency systems survivability (ESS) analysis, fire protection design including storage/pumping/distribution/drainage, deluge and sprinkler system design and installation, fixed fire suppression system and fire and safety equipment specifications and bill of quantities.

Emergency Response Procedure

Flare radiation/noise/unburnt gas dispersion modelling, buildings siting,

Hazardous area classification as per IP 15

HFE Specifications and studies such as Valve Criticality, HMI (Human Machine Interface), Control Room and Building Analysis

Temporary Refuge (TR) design, breathing air philosophy and fixed distribution and portable system design and other technical safety studies as required.

March 2008 – February, 2011: AMEC/Kuwait Oil Company – Al-Ahmadi, Kuwait

Lead Design Engineer – Safety

Provided technical HSE and fire protection engineering expertise for expansion and modernization of Kuwait Oil Company’s upstream oil and gas (having high H2S) E&P projects and operating facilities to enhance oil production capacity from 2.5 mmbpd to 4 mmbpd. Specific details of some of the Projects handled are as follows:

EF/1655 - New Booster Compressor Station at Burgan Oilfield in South East Kuwait delivering 250 MMSCFD of dehydrated sour gas @ 50.67 barg and comprising two indentical, gas-turbine driven single casing-multistage centrifugal compression train (LP/HP) with gas dehydration (Under construction).

EF/1718 - New Booster Compressor Station at Minagish Oilfield in West Kuwait delivering 234 MMSCFD of dehydrated sour gas @ 60.67 barg and 69 MBPD of treated condensate and comprising three indentical, gas-turbine driven single casing-multistage centrifugal compression train (LP/HP) with gas dehydration (Under engineering).

EF/1427 – New Gas Gathering Center at Sabriyah Oilfield in North Kuwait. Project cost USD 625 million (commissioned).

May 1984 - February 2008: SABIC (Saudi Arabia)

US$ 12 billion Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company (A SABIC Affiliate), Camberley, United Kingdom/Jubail, KSA

Principal Project Health Safety Environment Lead

Supervised the HSE, PSM, risk assessment (QRA), environmental control, loss prevention, Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) system, Security, and Fire Protection aspects of design of SABIC’s latest $12 billion SAUDI KAYAN petrochemicals complex during engineering at the offices of engineering management contractor, Fluor in Camberley, Surrey, UK;, and nine (9) EPC contractors such as KBR, Houston, USA; CTCI, Taipei, Taiwan; Samsung, Seoul, Korea; Daelim, Seoul, Korea; Tecnicas Reunidas, Madrid, Spain; and HQCEC, Beijing, China, etc.; and during construction at site in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Construction manpower exceeded 40,000. The Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Complex includes a 2 million-tons-per-year ethane / butane cracker, including benzene extraction facilities; a 700,000-tons-per-year polyethylene plant; a polypropylene plant with capacity of 350,000 tons per year; and a 530,000-tons-per-year ethylene glycol unit. An integrated phenolics plant, including cumene, phenol, and Bisphenol-A units, produce feedstock for a 260,000-tons-per-year, high-value polycarbonates plant. Additional amine derivative facilities were installed for the production of methylamines, ethanolamines, ethoxylates, and choline chloride.

Jubail United Petrochemical Company, Jubail, Saudi Arabia (A SABIC Affiliate)

Senior Staff Project Safety Engineer/HSE Superintendent

Supervised HSE including PSM (Process Safety Management), risk assessment (QRA), environmental control, loss prevention, and fire protection aspects of design, construction, and safe commissioning and start-up of SABIC’s $2.2 billion UNITED petrochemical s complex at the offices of Fluor and KBR in Houston, Texas, USA; Chiyoda in Tsurumi, Japan; Toyo Engineering in Chiba, Japan; and Linde Engineering in Dresden, Germany. Complex comprises an ethylene plant, two ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol plants, utilities and offsites, and a LAO (Linear Alpha Olefins) plant.

Developed HSE, Process Safety, security and fire protection requirements for design and construction phases for inclusion in bid packages, and reviewed contractors’ proposals to establish extent of compliance, as part of bid evaluation.

Directed the construction safety and security program for more than 11,000 multi-cultural personnel to achieve an exemplary safety record of 48.2 million manhours without any lost time incident, recordable incident rate of 0.26, and restricted work incident rate of 0.05

Coordinated the implementation and certification of Company’s Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) management system to achieve compliance with the requirements of ISO-9001, ISO-14001 and OSHAS 18001. Secured accreditation from an internationally recognised quality organisation. Conducted audits and facilitated periodical third party re-certification

Developed and implemented HSE and security programs for commissioning, start up and operations phases and wrote more than fifty four (54) HSE, Quality, and Security Policies.

Coordinated the implementation of Risk Based Inspection (RBI)/ Risk Centered Maintenance (RCM)/ Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) programs

Facilitated the implementation of SHELL’s Flawless program in coordination with SGS.

Arabian Petrochemical Company, Jubail, Saudi Arabia (A SABIC Affiliate)

HSE Engineer/Safety and Environment Manager

Provided HSE, fire protection/fire fighting and security expertise and support at PETROKEMYA, Saudi Arabia’s largest petrochemical complex comprising three (3) world scale ethylene plants, and 1,3, butadiene, benzene, propylene, polystyrene, butene-1, VCM, and four (4) PVC manufacturing units, petrochemical tank farm, raw materials (NGL, Propane, butane) and products (ethylene, propylene, butadiene, VCM, benzene) pipelines, and shipping terminal.

Provided HSE and security support during design, construction and commissioning for the following projects:

SABIC’s $ 1.2 billion world-scale PETROKEMYA Olefins II plant at Mitsui Engg. and Shipbuilding Company, in Tokyo, Japan from 1990 to 1993 and at site in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

SABIC’s $ 700 million PETROKEMYA Olefins III plant with Stone & Webster Engineering in Houston, USA, and Parsons Engineering in Pasadena, USA from 1997 to 2000 and at site in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

SABIC’s two PETROKEMYA PVC plants costing $ 100 million each with Bagder Engineering at The Hague, Holland in 1988 to 1990; and Snamprogetti in Milan, Italy from 1992 to 1994 and at site in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

SABIC’s $ 100 million PETROKEMYA butene-1 plant with TPL, in Rome, Italy from 1993 to 1994 and at site in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

1976 – 1984: Exxon Chemical Pakistan Limited, Daharki, Pakistan

HSE Advisor

Provided HSE expertise and support in a leading role at ammonia/urea plant based on Exxon Design Practices/Basic Practices

Ammonia Unit Process Engineer

Provided process engineering support for ammonia plants including operation optimization, trouble shooting, debottlenecking, efficiency improvement, plant modifications, catalysts and chemicals consumptions, catalysts reduction/replacements. Pressures exceeded 300 barg in the ammonia synthesis and urea reactor.

Educational Qualifications

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) degree in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Chemical Technology (certified by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers and World Education Services) from the INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PUNJAB, LAHORE, PAKISTAN in 1974

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