Career Summary: Over twenty-six years of diverse experience in the oil and gas industry. Applicant has a proven record, both as a technical expert in the process engineering discipline and as a supervisor, a general technologist and project engineer at any stage of projects.
Markets and Industries Served: Onshore and Offshore Crude and Natural Gas Processing, Refining, Gasification and Power Generation, Hydrogen Production, Water Treating, Steam Systems and Utilities.
Previous Roles: Consulting Engineer, Supervising Process Engineer, Lead Process Engineer, Lead Systems Engineer, Area Manager, Start-up Manager, Commissioning Manager.
2016 – 2018
American Midstream, Houston, TX
Senior Process Engineer (Staff Engineer)
Responsible for engineering support to multiple gas plants and gas/crude pipelines. Also responsible for engineering support to projects and business development. Performs process and pipeline simulations, develops estimates and reviews work from external contractors. Reports to Sr. VP of Engineering.
2016 – 2016
Petrogas Systems, Sugar Land, TX
Consulting engineering company for the energy business. Worked as an advisor to the Nigerian state-owned oil company for a new gas plant project in Nigeria. Part of the work was performed in Houston, the rest in Dubai, The Emirates.
2014 – 2016
Exterran, Houston, TX
Lead Process Engineer (Staff Engineer)
Global natural gas operations and engineering company. Responsible for Process Engineering Discipline globally of Exterran’s Integrated Projects group. Primary focus on maintaining quality of all Process Engineering products, supervise and develop the Process Engineering team, as well as consulting on complex technical issues. Reported to Senior Engineering Manager.
Responsible engineer for technical specifications and procedures for the Process Engineering Discipline for Exterran’s Integrated Projects group. These were at best rudimentary at the time applicant started and began improving on known procedures, which were accepted as standards. Applicant also made and had accepted several inputs to revisions of Exterran’s global standards.
Direct supervisor of any Process Engineers in the Compression Plants and Early Phase plant engineering group.
Supervised, consulted and participated in conceptual, basic and detail engineering of two major compression plants and a significant number of proposals. Several of applicant’s contributions were crucial for both schedule, cost and safety of these plants.
Singlehandedly performed a relief, blowdown and flare network study of an existing sour gas plant that was undergoing revamping on time and significantly under budget. This exercise normally requires an entire team of process engineers.
Key contributor of the group’s current main product: a modularly designed small compression plant.
2010 - 2014
Aramco Services Company, Houston, TX (Saudi Aramco US Affiliate)
Principal Process Engineer (Engineer I)
Global Energy Company, world’s largest crude exporter. Applicant managed a wide range of services to assist Saudi Aramco in facilitating the safe and reliable delivery of energy products to a global market. Primary focus on solving complex technical issues and review of designs, projects and engineering work as performed by others in the department. Representation of company interests with peer companies, contractors, vendors and manufactures.
•Applicant added value as a technical consultant for a large number of contracts, including scope of work authoring, etc. These tasks incorporated both contracts from various Aramco entities, as well as the Saudi Oil Ministry.
•In addition to technical consulting to plants and projects; the applicant focused on technology identification/transfer, identification of candidates for Saudi based jobs. Several technologies/patents were reported to Saudi Aramco management for utilization and/or acquisition.
•Presented SAO’s Mobile Carbon Capture work at 12th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture Utilization & Sequestration.
•Aramco representative in GPA Section A, Facilities Design.
•Aramco representative in API task forces for Standards/RPs 520(I & II), 521, 526, 527 and 2000.
•Aramco board member in Gasification Technologies Council (GTC).
2007 - 2010
Fluor Corporation, Sugar Land, TX
Senior Specialty/Process Engineer
Engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), maintenance, and project management Services Company, applicant was working on Exxon-Mobil projects. Primary responsibilities were reviewing deliverables and plan work for the assigned projects as well as contributing to the ongoing design work, particularly for complex issues.
•Area manager, process water cleaning and re-injection for Exxon Neftegas’ Chayvo expansion during FEED and Detail Engineering, in charge of 2-3 process engineers. The engineering group received numerous positive citations both from Fluor and client management during the two years the project ran.
•Deputy process lead pre-FEED topside process development for Exxon Neftegas’ Arkutun Dagi platform during FEED. This successful project was a pilot exercise for Fluor as the topside experience was at that time very limited.
2006 - 2007
Washington Group International, Houston, TX
Senior Process Engineer/Specialist IV
Engineering, construction, and management services company providing integrated services with a focus on refinery processes, gas plants and power plants.
•Worked as area manager for a near zero emissions Gasification/Combined Cycle power plant pre-FEED, responsible for plant integration. Utilized modeling software for very complex integration work for this exercise.
•Worked with pre-FEED design for the NGL extraction part of a proposed ExxonMobil GTL plant, keeping all deliverables on time and under budget.
2002 - 2006
Linde BOC Process Plants LLC, Tulsa, OK
Senior Process Engineer/Senior Plant Engineer
Multi-discipline, fully integrated engineering, design, fabrication and construction firm, with focus specifically in the Process Design and Engineering aspects of the business. Primary responsibilities were development of PFDs, P&IDs, Process Calculations, Equipment lists, and other deliverables during the design stage as well as review of 3D design and pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up and as-built documents.
•Lead Process/Systems Engineer for two US based Hydrogen plants (steam reformers) through detail design and module construction/pre-commissioning. This job included in practical terms the role of engineering manager.
•Commissioning and Start-Up Manager for a US based Gasoline Hydrogenation Plant. Successful turnover to client. This resulted in applicant being reorganized to the H2 business area, servicing the most selective clients.
•Lead process/systems Engineer for a US based Gasoline Hydrogenation plant during detail design and manufacture. All work was completed on schedule and under budget.
•Company representative for clients experiencing operational problems or equipment failures.
•Worked extensively with separation/simulation and flare and relief calculations during detail design of a Mexican NGL plant.
1992 - 2001
Statoil, Mongstad/Kårstø/Forus, Norway
Principal Process Engineer
Nine years engineering experience with the largest operator on the Norwegian continental shelf, with a primary focus on Refining and Gas Processing.
•Technical expert in conceptual design and simulation for business development of Statoil’s onshore gas plant strategy in the late 90s.
•Member of Statoil’s pool of HAZOP managers.
•Process lead NGL during FEED phase of Vestprosess Kollsnes/Mongstad integration project. This pilot project for Statoil was successfully put on stream, on time and under budget.
•Process Lead Engineer during Sleipner Vest onshore expansion detail engineering. Responsible for a team of engineers during commissioning.
•Spent remaining career in Statoil in a centralized Technology Division as a technical expert and/or supervisor.
•Started working for Statoil in 1992, at the Mongstad refinery. Promoted to Senior Process Engineer in 1995, Principal Process Engineer in 2000.
•Finalized Master Thesis at Statoil’s Kårstø plant in December 1991, the thesis was proposed by Statoil. The results are still in use.
•MS, Chemical Engineering - The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
•High School Diploma - Kopervik High School, Kopervik, Norway.
•Expert level user of most process simulation tools and flare network simulators.
•Advanced user with Aspen Technology’s Capital Cost Estimator, Process Economic Evaluator and DNVGL’s SPS dynamic simulation package.
•Very familiar with creating all discipline documents during all engineering phases:
P&IDs, PFDs, Equipment Lists, etc.
•Very experienced with most relevant process engineering calculations as well as mechanical engineering calculations.
•Has attended a large number of HAZOP/HAZID/SIL Rating studies.
•Very knowledgeable of process control design.
•Many years of experience with technical specifications both by interpreting a number of company specifications as well as reviewing company specifications.
•Familiar with SAP based applications.
COURSES / CERTIFICATIONS (HIGHLIGHTS ONLY)
•Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS) class by DNVGL (Dynamic Pipeline Simulation, 2017)
•Aspen courses in use of Aspen Process Economic Evaluator (2015)
•Exterran’s intermediate and advanced level classes for supervisors (2014).
•Advanced level courses in all MS Office programs (2010-2014).
•Advanced Project Management classes, Aramco Services Company with external presenters (2011-2013).
•Titan Reliability Software training, Fidelis Group (2011).
•Project Management Seminar, IMS (2011).
•Strategic Foresight, Terry Schmidt (2011).
•Personal training program in presentation skills and communication skills, Writewise (2011).
•Fundamentals in Heat Exchanger Technology, HTRI (2011).
•HPI Water and Process Treating Seminar for the Middle East, GE. (2010).
•Experienced Process Engineer Training, Fluor (2008).
•Lead Process Engineer training (internal course), WGINT (2006-2007).
•Smartplant PID user course, Intergraph, Huntsville, AL (2003).
•Heat Exchanger Networks, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (1999).
•HAZOP Management, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, (1997).
•Advanced Process Control, IChemE course, Amsterdam, Holland.
•Senior Member AIChE.
•Speaks and writes English and Norwegian fluently.
•Speaks and writes passable German, Swedish and Danish.
•Conversational skills in French and Arabic, able to read Dutch.
•Allowed to work in the US and in Europe without any company sponsorship.