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Operator Plant

Surrey, BC, Canada
June 12, 2019

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Dan Colquhoun

Address: ***** *** ** ******** – Alberta - Canada


Phone: 1-780-***-****


Wide variety of oilfield/industrial experience including deep well disposal, oil battery processing, clean oil terminal, tank farm management, oil field and industrial recycling, industrial centrifuge operation, and management of caustics and acids, Commissioning, Training new personal, Team leader

I consider myself to be a self-motivated, keen and conscientious worker with a positive mental attitude and safety conscience.

I am a committed team player with good inter-personal skills and set high standards in all that I do.

I have proven myself to be a dynamic and resistant individual having worked in some of the harshest environments in the world from the extreme colds of Canada to the extreme heats in the Middle East region.

Practical experience in equipment operation, commissioning, start-ups, health and safety compliance on site.

Exceptional self-management skills and outstanding work ethic

Results-oriented and works well both independently with little or no supervision and as a team member

Wanting to further my career and continue in the Commissioning field .



Shell Iraq Petrol Devt

August 2014 – September 2018


pre-commissioning and commissioning activities associated with new and upgraded plant, machinery and control systems;

checking as-built drawings and documents, and following approved modifications for the plant, and for the documentation;

commissioning and start up activities, in order to ensure completeness and compliance with our process specifications and HSE requirements, while respecting the time frame;

Conduct plant change requests, work orders, Sap requests, safety impairments or deviations if required, Writing and reviewing production SOP'S

Collect and deliver routine samples to specifications

Maintain a high level of housekeeping to ensure workplace safety and plant efficiency.

Contribute to the construction, commissioning and steady operation phases of the Central processing facility

Helped train local staff on all facets of equipment, safety and operations

Maintaining equipment by conducting preventative maintenance including regular equipment checks, troubleshooting, diagnosing a problem, prepare equipment for maintenance, performing basic repairs, initiating maintenance request and preparing area for maintenance


I was nominated for goal zero hero for my safety performance in preventing an H2S leak during a shut down.

I was part of a 3-billion-dollar international commissioning project.

Working internationally, I developed a greater understanding of cultural diversity and inclusion.


Shell Canada

2012 -2014

Fort Mcmurray, AB

Issue SWPs, Isolate and prepare equipment for maintenance, conduct hourly gas tests, monitor and ensure safe operation of equipment, troubleshooting, development of procedures,

train new co-workers, complete daily rounds/readings, collect samples. Participate in shutdown(s) and start-up(s) of Froth treatment units (Counter Current Decantation Unit/Solvent Recovery Unit/Tailings and Solvent Recovery Unit).

Operate shell and tube heat exchangers, accumulators, distribution nozzles, water filtration systems, defoaming systems, various pumps and compressors.

Shell Albian Sands Expansion 1

Jack Pine - High Temperature Froth Treatment Project C&SU Operations: Solvent Recovery Unit and Flare System Commissioning, P&ID Reviews and Punch Listing, Field Walk Downs, Developed Procedures, Review and Edit

Permit Issuing, Shell Qualification - Safely completed final commissioning of High Temperature Froth, Tailings Solvent Recovery Unit (TSRU), Solvent recovery Unit (SRU),Counter Current Decantation Unit (CCD),Flare and Tank Farm

Back up supervisor



2006- 2010

Various locations AB

Responsibilities in addition to production operator duties include:

Field Operator - Underbalance Division (drilling for gas)

Performed well testing, and worked drilling a long side with oil rigs

Worked compressors, boosters, pumps and generators. (rotating equipment)

Assisted in pre-job safety meeting and tool box talks (TBT)

First Aid responder



Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Edmonton, AB

Currently have 4th class


Jamie Dillon; CSU Supervisor

Nart Kasa; Shift Supervisor

Matt Legere, Shift Supervisor

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