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Engineer Maintenance

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
October 19, 2018

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Shankar D

E-mail:, Mobile +91-999*******


Seeks a challenging assignment with a progressive company sectors: Oil & Gas, Refinery, Petrochemicals


Versatile professional with diverse experience in controls and instrumentation maintenance

A highly skilled, dynamic, resourceful and professional Lead Instrument & Control Engineer with over 18 years of extensive qualitative experience in Operating Companies Oil & Gas offshore and onshore facilities such as: Integrated platforms, Central processing platforms (CPP) Wellhead platforms, Satellite platforms, Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO), sub-sea Pipelines and Subsea Systems. also onshore projects like, LNG, Refinery, Oil & Gas separation, Remote Gas gathering manifolds and wellheads, Sulphur recovery unit, booster compressor, crude stabilization unit, D-HYDRATOR united-SALTER unit, Crude Oil Pumping stations and Pipe lines Gas custody metering stations, Petrochemicals (Ethylene cracker, Ethylene Glycol, Poly Ethylene, Poly Propylene) Power Generation, Gas Turbine, Crude stabilization

Hands on experience the execution of day to day preventive and corrective maintenance activities related to instrumentation and control systems in assigned field covering GE gas turbines, Rolls Royce Avon Gas generator, Generators Control valves, vessels &piping well head controls and fire Gas systems

Sophisticated and latest field instruments as well as the GE MARK VI&VIE control systems using TMR, Invensys PC”SI/A DC” S and triconex safety instrumented system (fire& gas) system ESD system and root cause analysis (RCA) TOOL RCM ++

Sound experience of a wide range of instrumentation and control systems – field instruments, automation & control systems, fire & gas systems – covering installation,, calibration, operation & maintenance

Strong commitment to HSE with good knowledge of permit to work systems, Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Safety Integrity Level (SIL) assessments, hazardous area classification and implementation of HSE standards.

Hands-on Experience in trouble shooting of control systems GE Speedtronic Mark-VI Control system, GE Feed Gas turbines compressor.

Handling of Bentley Nevada vibration monitoring systems 3500 series for GE Feed gas turbines Gas compressor and utility turbo expand generator, Boiler feed water pump

Hands on experience operation and maintenance, Trouble shooting, shut down and preventive maintenance for ONSHORE &OFFSHORE

Worked on verification validation and testing of control systems like RTU, PAC, SCADA, HMI Configuration.

Good knowledge on Allen-Bradley PLC5/SLC Series, Siemens s5,s7 series.

I have knowledge of studio 5000 Logix and RS Logix 500 interfacing with BMS SYSTEM

Ensuring all system configurations and graphics are backed up and archived according to establish guide lines and policies.

Carried out periodic check of trip loops and status confirmation alarm simulation and verification in DCS, PLC and scada system.

Capable of leading, motivating and monitoring multinational teams eliciting superior performances.

Capable of issuing minimum 20 work permits per day and follow up the work.

Professional Engineering skills

participating in other structured design review exercises such as Process Flow Diagram (PFD) and Piping & Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs) desktop reviews, Hazards and Operability (HAZOP) studies

Co-coordinating and managing I&C Site Technical Queries (STQ) raised from site. Follow up to ensure that all field design changes are properly/ timely reviewed and approved by field engineering team. Ensure engineering design safety, operability and maintainability by leading I&C review i.e. SIL Review, etc

Plans for and ensures that maintenance on all I&C equipment and major overhaul work are in accordance with OEM Manuals for the equipment, establish scope of work, material specifications, engineering standards and completion time schedules

Modification, trouble shoot hardware & software failures, diagnostics & troubleshoot with following DCS & associated equipment and perform routine control system maintenance activities such as backups & systems health monitoring

Execute preventive maintenance works as per procedure and maintenance plan and use Maximo tools

Familiar with engineering standards ISA, IEEE, ASTM, NAMUR, ASMI, ANSI, NEMA.

Hands on experience with operation and maintenance, trouble shooting, commissioning,

Ensuring that all instrument test and calibration instruments are calibrated as per I S O procedures

Familiar with almost all types of latest Instrument Standards, Industrial Safety standards, SIL assessment and Participated in Hazop Studies, Job Safety/Hazard Analysis (JSA/JHA), Behaviour Based Safety(BBS) study etc

Adept technical support to facility maintenance and asset management using MAXIMO & SAP software.





Saipem Saudi Arabia

Lead instrument &control

May 2018 to present

Schlumberger Kuwait

Instrument engineer

Feb2017 toMarch2018

Samsung engineering (LUK OIL IRAQ)

Instrument Engineer

Sep 2016 to jan 2017

British Petroleum (BP) Iraq Rumaila oil field

Instrument Lead

Aug 2013 to Sep 2016

Pearl Shell GTL, Qatar

Instrument Supervisor

Nov 2011 to July 2013

HPCL Mittal Energy Ltd Bhatinda, India

Instrument Engineer

Apr 2011 to Nov 2011

Saint Gobain Gyproc, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Automation supervisor

July 2010 to Mar 2011

Etisalat, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Power Plant Technician

Nov 2008 to May 2010

UK International Ltd (Shaw Group), Kuwait

Senior Instrument Technician

Mar 2007 to Oct 2008

Tamilnadu Petro products, Chennai, India

Instrument Supervisor

Jan 2000 to Feb 2007

Hyperion IT Pvt Ltd., Chennai, India

Instrument Technician

Jun 1996 to Dec 1999


B. Tech - Electronics & Communication Engineering, Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) India.

Diploma in Industrial Safety & Fire Engineering AIMS University, India.

Diploma in Electrical Engineering, IASE University, India.

Diploma in Industrial Automation, Remotech Chennai, India.


Opito approved H2S & Breathing Apparatus course - 7406901416011293439

OPITO approved T-BOSIET & Boat Transfer courses - 7406550124011293642

Rumaila golden rules and safety procedure by Petrofac Iraq

Confined Space Entry Permit, Pearl Shell GTL Qatar

Heat Stress & Work at Height, Pearl Shell GTL Qatar

Work Permit Authorized Signatory, Pearl Shell GTL Qatar

H2S & Breathing Apparatus Awareness, Pearl Shell GTL Qatar

Qatar Gas Work Permit System & E Work Permit System, Qatar

Oryx GTL Work Permit System, Qatar


Windows, MS Office, Maximo Maintenance Management System


Saipem Saudi Arabia Lead inst&control May 2018 to present

Project Details Off shore deck MRJN, ZULF, SFNY Commissioning

Review designated system installation P&IDS, Logic flow charts, cause & effect description of designated systems regularly report updated status

ESD Level 1&2 intercrop blow down checking peer to peer testing assistance, SIL &SIF tests solving technical issue and solving Preparing weekly available ITRs are completed

Leading and manage execution of commissioning and start up activities as well as performance testing of systems and equipment packages as per procedure

Ensuring mark up drawings are updated and available up on project completion (vendor data /procedures/as built)

Preparation of master data sheet as per instrument Tag list I/O list loop drawings, connection diagrams instrument set point alarm management

Plans for and ensures that maintenance on all I&C equipment and major overhaul work are in accordance with OEM Manuals for the equipment, establish scope of work, material specifications, engineering standards and completion time schedules

Schlumberger Kuwait Jurassic facility production instrument engineer

FEB 2017 TO March 2018

Execute preventive maintenance works as per procedure and maintenance plan using for CMMS tools

Ensure maintenance tasks are completed by the supervisors and technicians as per work orders generated in Maximo and close the permit in the system

Plans for and ensures that maintenance on all I&C equipment and major overhaul work are in accordance with OEM Manuals for the equipment, establish scope of work, material specifications, engineering standards and completion time schedules

Monitors I &C and modification work carried out by contractors and addressing problems queries when required

Hand on Experience the execution of day to day preventive and corrective maintenance activities related to instrumentation and control systems in assigned field, covering solar gas turbines, Compressor, generators & control, pumps, compressors & control, valves, vessels & piping, wellhead controls and fire systems, pressure, level, temperature, and flow measurement and control instrumentation, control valves



Instrument Engineer SEP 2016 to jan2017

Interfaces with other disciplines to ensure smooth integration of activities in line with the project requirement

Implement &Test the subsystem as per project commissioning procedures like check sheets, recording all test results, conduct FAT, witnessing final testing and conduct sat

Preparation of scope and the responsibilities for pre-commissioning and commissioning activities, pre-commissioning and commissioning plan

Identification of systems and subsystems by marking up of PFDS AND PIDS-System definition

Liase with design and construction personnel to highlight technical problems and propose corrective measures

Review preparation and as building of alarm /shutdown logic and control schematics and miscellaneous detailed

Project management including report generation for progress and monitoring of deliverables &man hour and cost control Erection &commissioning activities of the green field projects to Brown field projects, maintenance engineering of the project executed


BP is one of the world leading international Oil and Gas Companies

Instrument Lead Aug 2013 to Sep 2016

Rumaila Oil-field Brownfield projects & maintenance activities. Work includes up gradation for Degassing stations, metering stations, analyzer station, Cluster pumping stations & wellhead instrumentation.

Reporting BP maintenance facilities to team leader regarding daily job activities.

Day to day routine maintenance installation, repairing well head control panel trouble shooting

Trained some newly local hired technicians on how to perform the field maintenance activities and how to do it safely work to avoid accident

Leading the team of contractors, supervisors & technicians. Liaises with operations & process department for Instrumentation issues & solutions. Coordination with planning department for job schedules & execution, manpower for maintenance activities.

Directly supervise co-ordinates and participates in the maintenance of field and control room instruments, Fire gas, loss prevention, systemturbinecontrol system and compressor anti-surge control systems, Scada, Esd systems, cctv systems

Frequently visiting sites to assess Instrument reliability issues & reporting the same. Adhering strictly to ROO/BP HSE guidelines & rules.

Designing of sequence logic &cause and effect drawing.

Inspects and verifies project installation and Tie-ins to verify that the quality of contractor, subcontractor and vendor works meet the project quality standards.

Ensure compliance with maintenance plans, priorities, and measure unplanned work scopes. Instigate interventions to improve performance over a weekly, monthly and annual cycle.

Man, power planning and estimation, preparation of Failure Analysis Reports (FAR) and recommendations to avoid recurrence, preparation of various progress reports preventive maintenance task reports and purchase requisition for spares.

PEARL SHELL GTL, Qatar by Madina group W L L

Pearl GTL will be the world’s largest gas to liquids project when completed. It is a joint venture of Shell & Qatar Petroleum.

Instrument Supervisor, Nov 2011 to July2013.

Manage all day to day activities including job planning, manpower allocation and material requisitioning completing all maintenance tasks on time.

Experience in Honeywell Scada Experian servers Honey well RTU-RC500 and universal wireless transport system. Industrial switch directional and sector panel antenna’s

Supervise the maintenance and calibration of process control instruments, pressure, flow, temperature & level instruments, control valves and smart transmitters. Develop instrumentation scope, plan jobs and ensure availability of spares, tools and equipment for plant maintenance activities.

Ensure adherence to the work permit system and deliver daily tool box talks to brief workers allotted to each job of the risks associated and required safety measures.

Assist operations in conducting Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and preparing work instructions to ensure safe working.

Participate in HAZOP studies, Safety Integrity Level (SIL) assessments, hazardous area classification and HSE procedure implementation.

Prepare technical documents like instrument data sheets, instrument index and specifications.

Generate time bar charts for controlling planned maintenance schedules assuring compliance with timeline and budgets.

Prepare weekly & monthly progress reports.

Investigate premature failure of instruments during start-up & operation and plan corrective action including procurement planning for spares


HMEL is a JV between HPCL India & Mittal Energy Investments Singapore.

Instrument Engineer Commissioning, Apr 2011 to Nov 2011.

Project: Guru Gobind Singh Refinery – 9 MMTPA grassroots refinery

Prepared master databases of instrument tag lists, I/O list, loop drawings, connection diagrams, instrument set & alarm points.

Monitored pneumatic leak tests & impulse tests of air line tubing and insulation resistance tests & continuity checks of instrument cables.

All inspections assuring compliance with engineering standards, material specifications and project requirements.

Inspected all installations like DCS panels, ESD panels, power distribution panels, fire & gas system panel, consoles, computers with printers, communication system panel and weather monitoring station in the control building.

Reviewed and approved subcontractor commissioning documents ensuring completeness as per the quality plan.

Collated as-built drawings – P&ID, cable tray layout, instrument location layout, junction box location, panel termination drawings & junction box termination drawings; test reports & documents for final project documentation.


SBG produces a wide range of plasterboard products & accessories for light weight building systems.

Automation Supervisor, Jul 2010 to Mar 2011.

Reported to the Plant Manager and Lead 10 instrument technicians preventive, routine & shutdown maintenance and troubleshooting of breakdowns and problems of all instrumentation related to process

Plants, boilers, burners, instrument air & process compressors and Fisher MATIC control valves, transmitters & controllers and the packing equipment electrical system.

Coordinated with the Sectional Head for planning maintenance jobs and supervised team to ensure completion of jobs on time.

Maintained all drawings & documents and ensured availability of up to date drawings/documents at the appropriate work places.

Enforced compliance with HSE & PTW requirements.

Modified PLC hardware and operator interfaces – Panel View Data Liners and Digital Displays – to meet operational requirements.


Etisalat is the Middle East’s largest telecom operator.

Power Plant Technician, Nov 2008 to May 2010.

Maintenance and troubleshooting of battery banks and DC power banks.

Inspected incoming materials, maintained records and handed over materials to subcontractors for maintenance jobs.

Assisted vendors in the final stage testing of skid mounted control instruments ensuring correct testing, tags and ranges.

Supervised and ensured completion of all planned maintenance tasks on time.

Supervised the testing & commissioning of LV/HV protection relays.

Coordinated maintenance activities requiring operational outages and maintenance.

Participated in developing operational procedures.


Senior Instrument Technician, Mar 2007 to Oct 2008.

Project: Olefins II Kuwait 450, 000 TPY Ethyl benzene/Styrene monomer units

Verified and ensured completeness and accuracy of all instrumentation System Mechanical Completion Packages (SMCP) before submission for client approval.

Involves start up, shutdown activities and troubleshooting of Ruston gas turbine TA1500driving crude export pumps with Siemens plc S7 -300 control system at GC 23

Involves start up, shutdown activities and trouble shooting of cooper Bessemer gas engine driven reciprocating compressors

Responsible of automatic generation of preventive maintenance work order weekly, monthly, quarterly report generation for pm work order generation completion


TPL is a leading producer of Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) and heavy chemicals like caustic soda & chlorine.

Instrument Supervisor, Jan 2000 to Feb 2007.

Undertook troubleshooting and resolved problems of pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic, and electrical & DCS systems.

Supervised the maintenance of Siemens & Mitsubishi compressors, GE turbines, solenoid valves, pressure switches, vibration probes & monitors, RTDs, thermocouples, fire & gas systems and smart transmitters.

Calibrated and tuned controllers, indicators, recorders, switches, valve positioners, smart control valves, dampers, ESDs, vales – solenoid, safety, on/off & surge control and level trolls.


Instrument Technician, June 1996 to Dec 1999.

Reliance refinery offshore

Undertook day to day maintenance, preventive maintenance and shutdown maintenance of telemetry, SCADA & PLC include hardware & software for various clients.

Assisted system engineers with new configurations, downloading & uploading programs and troubleshooting communication problems.

Conducted periodic preventive maintenance checks of metering & control instruments diagnosing existing or potential problems.

Supervised the installation of new metering, controlling & recording devices.


Triconex (Tristation 1131), Emerson Deltav9.3 (System capabilities, nodes, continuous and sequential control strategies, system operation, commissioning Field bus segments devices, function blocks, and configuration).

Familiarization with PLC Allen Bradley RS 5000 Logix, Siemens S7, Bentley Nevada 3500 Vibrations Monitoring System, AMS Device Manager (installation, calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of measurement instrumentation) GE 469 Motor Management Relay Modbus Communication(Multilink), Allen Bradley E3 Plus

Relay Device Net Motor Control Centres (MCC)Tracie Governor 310 SV, Woodward micro net 5009.

Troubleshooting, Calibration & Maintenance of various Electronic & Pneumatic instruments such as SMART

Transmitters, Tuning of Controllers, Indicators, Recorders, Switches, Valve Positioners, SMART Control

Valves, Dampers, Safety Valves, ESD, Surge Control Valves Solenoid Valves, Level Trolls etc.

Install and commission new control systems to enhance the daily operation, maintenance and safety of the

Combustion gas turbines (CGT’s), NGL Process Gas Compressors, refrigeration gas Compressors, and process utility equipment.


Field Instruments: Installation, commissioning, calibration, operation & maintenance.

PLC: Siemens Simatic S7 – 200 & 300, Allen Bradley RS View, Allen Bradley MicroLogix & Allen Bradley ControlLogix, Triconex Tristation 1131.

HMI: Siemens Simatic OP & TP series.

SCADA: Intellution :Fix 32

AB : RS LOGIX 500,Studio 5000 Logix

Honey well : RTU –RC 500

Siemens : win cc

DCS: Yokogawa : Centum 3000, Centum vp, centum prosafe

Honeywell : Honey Well TDC 3000, Honey Well Experian

Emerson Delta V : Delta SIS, Delta V Batch

Siemens : PCS7

ESD : Triconex Tristation

Gas Detectors: H2, H2S, smoke, LPG, toxic & combustible gases, Drager detector.

Emergency Shutdown (ESD) Systems: Honeywell, ABB, Triconex.

Fire & Gas Systems: Honeywell, Tyco, Invensys Foxboro.

Analyzers: Mayhap (O2, SOX, NOX, LPG) ABB-Vista-2.

Gas Chromatography-Emerson500GC&700GC Rosemount, yokogawa.

UV photometric analyzers for sulphur recovery units: Armtek –Western Research USA, model 700, 900 ADA, 920, 880 NSL, Model 4000.

Rolls Royce MK 1533 gas turbine with Woodward governor and PLC based Micro Net control system

Transmitters, Level switches, Pressure switches, Temperature switches, Sensors, Pressure gauges, Thermocouples and Electrical control panels, Solenoid valves, Bentley Nevada 3500 vibration monitors & probes, Proximeters, RTDs, Level Troll loggers.

Automation & Control Systems: Installation, programming, troubleshooting and maintenance

Electronic Transmitters: Foxboro, Fisher Rosemount, Siemens, Endress+Hauser, Taylor, ABB-Kent, Honeywell

On /Off Valves: Keystone, Automax, Valtek, CCI drag valves, BIFF, Neles-Jamesbury.

Control Valves: Fisher, Masoneilan, Neles, Taylor, MIL Fisher Smart Valve Positioner, Instrumentation Limited (IL), ABB-Kent Control.

Turbine Compression System & Start-up System, Checking Instrumentation, Interlock Checking, Anti Surge Valve Servicing and Controller Configuration.

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