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Paso Robles, California, 93446, United States
Posted:
October 08, 2016

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Name: DAVE E. HOOKHAM, P.E.

Title: Process Engineer

Education: M.S., Petroleum Engineering

University of Houston

M.S., Chemical Engineering

University of Wisconsin

B.S., Chemical Engineering

University of Illinois

Employment History:

Exxonmobil Iraq 2015 – 2016

Engineering Lead

Oil and Gas extraction projects for West Qurna field near Basra, Iraq. Trained junior SOC engineers. Inspect processing units, pipelines, manifolds, wellhead areas. Write MOC’s.

Jacobs 2006 – 2014

Senior Field Engineer, Crude conversion project, BP, located at Whiting, Indiana. Inspect and photograph operating equipment. Analyze operating data; led team to develop instrumented shutdown systems for currently operating equipment to reduce risk; system under deadline required by OSHA mandate 2006 to 2009.

Commissioning Coordinator, Shale Gas Production and processing Facility, ExxonMobil Northwest Colorado. PSSR, function-test control systems and shutdown systems. Correct wiring errors, programming logic errors.

Commissioning Engineer, Nitrogen Rejection Unit, ExxonMobil, Hawkins, Texas. Wrote commissioning procedures. Punch-listed electrical substation.

Facilities Engineer, Eugene Island 314, ExxonMobil, Gulf of Mexico. Responsibilities included surveying damaged platform, isolate, and test damaged equipment. Procure new equipment, and generate schedules.

Principle Process Engineer, Texas City Automation and Controls Project, BP. Design of shutdown systems for existing refinery units. HAZOP, SIL analysis. Dynamic calculations of system response. Located at BP site 2010 to 2012.

Lead Process Engineer, Karan Gas Facility, Aramco, Arabian Gulf. Responsibilities included technical review of construction contractor package; presented results to owner’s management.

Senior Process Engineer, Crude Storage and Pumping Station, Koch Pipeline, Central Texas. Responsibilities included early and detailed design of facilities, HAZOP, and controls upgrade, as-built drawings.

Lead Process Engineer, Shale Gas Development, ENI petroleum, Poland. Responsibilities included pre-feed and cost estimates.

Senior Process Engineer, Hydrocracker Project, Shell Global Services, Multisite. Responsibilities included frontend loading package process flow diagrams, simulation, and material balance.

Senior Process Engineer, Boiler NOx Reduction Project, BP, Whiting, Indiana.

Senior Process Engineer, LNG Liquefaction Facilities, Shell, Multi-site. Responsibilities included preparation of flow diagrams, data sheets, and condition vendor proposals.

Paragon 2004 – 2006

Owners’ Representative, LPG Fractionation Plant, ExxonMobil, Yokohama, Japan. Responsibilities included supervising engineering and construction contractor, HAZOP, safety integrity level analysis, piping and instrumentation diagrams, and off-design simulations.

Lead Process Engineer, Cabinda Gas Plant, Chevron, Angola. Scope included recovery of Liquefied Petroleum Gas from associated gas previously flared. Project deliverables included preliminary studies, gas treating options evaluation, simulations, development of design basis documents flow diagrams, feasibility engineering package (Front End Engineering Design), project total install; cost estimate ( 10%).

Bechtel 2001 – 2004

Lead Process Engineer, Liquefied Natural Gas Liquefaction Trains, Atlantic (BP, British Gas and Repsol JV), Trinidad. Responsibilities included process flow diagrams, simulations, 3-D model reviews, troubleshooting and performance testing for new trains, and debottlenecking of existing trains.

Senior Process Engineer, LNG Liquefaction Trains, Marathon, Equatorial Guinea. Responsibilities included design of gas treating system.

Senior Process Engineer, LNG Liquefaction Trains, British Gas, Egypt. Responsibilities included heat and material balance, equipment specification, relief valve specification.

UOP 2000 – 2001

Production Engineer, (plant-based)Catalyst/Adsorbent Plant, UOP, Baton Rouge. Tap-root incident investigations. Refining customer troubleshooting via analysis of spent catalyst. Tested and compared alternative brands of clamp-on flow meters.

Lummus 1997 – 1999

Senior Process Engineer

Ethylene Expansion, Daelim, Korea. Developed design package for naphtha cracker expansion, and prepared drawings of additional heater, column re-tray.

Principal Process Engineer, Ethylene Unit, Yanpet, Saudi Arabia. Reviewed drawings generated by junior engineers at request of client.

Senior Engineer, Fluid Cat Cracking Expansion, Uruguay. Prepared modified flow diagrams of twostage IFP design for cost estimate and proposal.

Westlake 1993 – 1997

Process Supervisor

Project Engineer, Chlorine/Vinyl Chloride/Polyvinyl Chloride Plant, Westlake, Calvert City, Kentucky. Evaluated technical and commercial proposals of competing licensors and engineering contractors; inspected reactor internals to evaluate metallurgy issue, improve reliability of existing designs.

Project Engineer, Polystyrene Plant, Titan Plastics, China. Surveyed technology suppliers, negotiated engineering contract, file for environmental permit, procured equipment, supervised construction, and conducted start-up and performance tests.

Engineering Department Supervisor, Westlake Chemical, Houston. Coordinated diverse process and production engineering activities at several sites; negotiated with and toured representative existing facilities, and evaluated reliability of competing designs.

Maintained process simulation suppliers and DCS software suppliers.

Project Engineer, Ethylene Plant, Westlake, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Evaluated technical and commercial proposals of competing licensors and engineering contractors.

Field Engineer, Ethylene Oxide Plant, Westlake, Morris, Illinois. Scientific Design license. Supervised demolition contractor; updated equipment and piping drawings during dis-assembly and shipping period; evaluated use of existing equipment in current technology units.

Project Engineer, LDPE Plant, Westlake Sulfur, Louisiana. Inspect operating for improvement/reliability projects.

Hudson 1989 – 1993

Senior Process Engineer

Lead Process Engineer, Offshore Platform, Amerada Hess, Texas. Simulation, equipment design, complete special studies requested by owner’s representatives.

Technologist, H-Oil Units, Texaco Central Engineering for Nerefco, Pemex, and PDVSA. Wrote proposals for fluidized-bed resid hydro cracking units, diesel hydrotreaters; sized major equipment based on pilot plant data, estimated cost, and provided particular patented designs as requested by clients.

Lead Process Engineer, Carbon Dioxide Recovery Plant Expansion, Texas. Specified and designed equipment for quote. Inspect site for tie-in locations and to collect operating data.

Senior Process Engineer, Power Generation Plant, Montana. Material balance and process flow diagrams for electrolyte recovery, air separation plant; wrote operating manuals.

Bechtel 1988 – 1988

Process Engineer

Oxychem EDC plant

Process Engineer, Refinery Instrument Upgrade, Ashland, Kentucky. Surveyed existing poly gas, FCC, crude/Vacuum, RCC pilot plant units for As-built drawing and environmental requirements, start-up reformer and RCC units.

M.W. Kellogg 1987 – 1988

Process Design Engineer

Process Development Engineer, Detergent Builder Plant, Monsanto, Texas. Responsibilities included process development in St. Louis pilot plant, modified Louisiana semi-works, and specified equipment in synthesis area for new batch-wise plant.

Gulf Oil 1983 – 1986

Production Engineer on enhanced oil recovery.

Fluor 1980 – 1982

Process Engineer

Process Engineer, Hydrocracker, CITGO, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Simulation, equipment data sheets for reactors other major equipment, and heat exchanger train optimization.

Process Engineer, Natural Gas Liquids Extraction Plants, Meneven, Venezuela. Process simulation, specified major equipment compressors, cold box, and amine systems.

Process Engineer, Catalytic Reforming Unit, Texaco, Port Arthur. Engineering from Schedule A package; produced equipment data sheets, piping and instrumentation diagrams. Train new engineers.

Software: HYSYS, Pro II, Flarenet,

Short Courses: Simulation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Continuing Studies: Use of Microsoft Project and other scheduling tools

Registrations: Registered Professional Engineer – Texas

Affiliations: Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Languages:

Spanish

Chinese – Some

Patents:

United States – 5,211,917 on Hydrocracking

References: Upon request



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