Dwain E. White
Pipeline Operations Management Professional
Accomplished and performance driven professional extensive experience in pipeline, production and construction operations and project management. Adept at increasing operational efficiency of pipelines and auxiliary equipment, operating ILI tool, analyzing and addressing potential issues, ensuring compliance with industry standards and company policies/procedures, and maximising resources utilization. Skilled in team building and leadership, technical service delivery, sheet fabrication, risk management, and accident/incident investigation. Success in leading projects from inception to completion, preparing / implementing consistent/realistic business plans and control structures for projects, and ensuring completion within timely and budgetary constraints.
Areas of Expertise
Pipeline Operations Management
Project Planning & Coordination
Continuous Process Improvement
Staff Training & Leadership
Risk Assessment & Mitigation
Commissioning & Installation
Asset & Resource Management
Enterprise Resource Planning
Health & Safety Compliance
Negotiation & Presentation
Quality Assurance & Control
MARCON PIPELINE SOLUTIONS, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta 2013 to Present
Manage day-to-day operations of three 12”, 20”, and 24” pipelines for Meg energy and IPL to ensure end-to-end smooth running of facilities, including group and meter stations and loading facility at Cenovus energy. Provide effective support to operations staff in implementation of O&M, ERP, and SOP to meet clients and company expectations. Maximise visual comfort and reduce energy use by operating smart tool on 20” and 24” pipelines and daylighting existing pipelines within ROW, while resolving ground disturbance for all companies and protecting Cathodic for pipelines within operations scope. Conduct maintenance for internal and external UT confirmation (Scheduled digs completed, wrapped inspection area, no visual damage)
Led successful completion of integrity digs according to SOPs, collecting data from tool to indicate percentage of wear internally and externally.
Improved working environment and built performance criteria through commissioning of three new stations.
ACCESS PIPELINE, Edmonton / Calgary, Alberta 2011 to 2013
Operations Integration Liaison
Delivered technical operations support and services to project management groups to ensure safe, secure, and efficient execution of related projects. Presented operational feedback, recommendations, and decisions to PM groups in close collaboration with operations senior field level staff, while assuring timely feedback and input from operations to project groups. Analysed and eliminated project scope overlaps and gaps by enabling discussions between projects. Supported other departments, including shipper services, business development, and operations engineering to meet their requirements.
Meg 2B Jackfish 1-2 Upgrade Booster Pumps Jackfish 3 LACT Devon Jackfish Tank Farm Access Pipeline Conversions
Part of the construction team of three new facilities, confirming completion within timely and budgetary constraints.
Increased productivity and business efficiency by getting direct input from field personnel in construction.
Pembina Pipelines, Edmonton / Calgary, Alberta 2010 to 2011
Field Operations Consultant (Heavy Oil)
Held accountability for receipt and delivery of products into 6”, 8”, 10”, and 12, 28” pipelines, while developing and executing, maintenance & reliability, asset, and operating integrity plans, public awareness, emergency response, and operations manual, ERP, and HSE requirements to meet business expectation. Ensured specific operational performance and optimum resources utilization by performing inspection and repairs of production and auxiliary equipment. Led safe, effective, and efficient performance of maintenance and operation activities as per recognized engineering standards, codes, regulatory permits, adoption of appropriate best practices, and company standards and regulatory guidelines.
Assured efficient operations of pipelines and auxiliary equipment through effective management of scheduling, measuring, transmission, and maintenance activities, while commissioning two new pipelines
Identified needs for skills improvement and organised effective training/development programs for field operations staff to enhance their knowledge and performance.
PETROKAZAKHSTAN, Kumkol, Kazakhstan 2006 to 2010
Manager Production Oil & Gas
Spearheaded overall management of PKKR production department, including direct supervision of oilfield operations, which contained production operations, gathering systems, testing, well servicing, maintenance, and data acquisition. Enhanced efficiency and cost effectiveness of field operations through the development and execution of western operating strategies. Provided effective guidance in the establishment of technical and organizational procedures for oil/gas production, equipment operation reliability, wells completion and productivity enhancement in close collaboration with central engineering department.
Injection flow lines from both the FWKO and BKNS Production lines from new wells to existing group stations and meter stations Cleaning and repairing of Reservoirs and Separators Additional horizontal ESP’s for water injection at both Group Stations and FWKO’s Booster pumps and building for new pump station Chemical injection system for multi producing wells Sputnik station for new developing field Production work force of over 300 men with and operating budget of 52 M Producing wells 217 of which 195 are Artificial Lift ranging from PCP, ESP, and SRP’s Meter stations ( 28 ) Group Stations (18) FWKO (2) mini FWKO (3) Water Injection facilities, BKNS (2), Water distribution manifolds (17)
Accelerated labour performance through technique application, process mechanical facilitation and automation, labour-output ratio and cost value reduction, as well as staffing and promotions of personnel.
Managed successful completion of HDPE liner installation on major main lines.
Introduced gas injection back into formation (Deadline set by the government to have 50% gas reinjection into formation vs flaring. Completed ahead of schedule.)
Improved overall operational performance and productivity as well as maximised economic utilization of materials, finance, and human resources by investigating and addressing organizational technical, economic, and psychological issues.
Manage 1500 man camp in Kumkol Kazakhstan
Pipeline consultant and operations at Murphy Oil and Blackrock Res, Seal Lake, Alberta
Pipeline Superintendent at PetroKazakhstan, Kumkol Kazakhstan
Pipeline Superintendent at Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company, Sudan, Africa
Control Centre Operator Team Leader at Gulf Canada Resources Ltd., Edmonton, ALberta
Education & Qualifications
Bachelor of Business Administration and Management Studies, Grant MacEwan Community College
Courses: First Aid TDG H2S WHMIS, Ground Disturbance Level 2
Awards and Activities: 2008 Presidents Award for outstanding contribution to Petrokazakhstan production 2007 Presidents Award shared with others for outstanding performance.
Technical Proficiencies: SCADA, Delta V operating systems, MS Windows, MS Office, and SAP
Canadian Armed Forces - Veteran