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Technical Support Engineering

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
October 10, 2016

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******* *St. SW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T*R *Z*,, 587-***-****

Well-Accomplished Senior Process Engineer (Production, Design)

• Certified Professional Engineer from APEGA & PEO, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. • Extensive senior process engineering experience for 15+ years in Oil Refining Industry. • Demonstrated talent to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. • Innovative engineer with impressive achievements in debottlenecking, expansion, operations improvement, development, KPI optimization, and troubleshooting • Demonstrated ability to adapt and implement technological changes in multibillion dollar projects • Proven knowledge of Design, Simulation, Total Quality Management (ISO9002), Energy Conservation, Environmental Management (ISO14001) and PHA Techniques (HAZOP, HAZID), Process Safety Management ( PSM) • Proven problem solving abilities, including root cause analysis of operational problems • Profound knowledge of industry standards, specifications and regulations (Shell Standard, API, ASME, BS, TEMA, OSHA) • Proficient in HYSYS, PIPESYS, PIPEFLO, PIPESIM, OLGA, HXNET, ASPEN PLUS, HTRI, HTFS, IDEAS, PI, PROII, HEXTRAN, KORF, FLARENET, Pipe Phase, Fisher Control Valve, Word, Excel, Power Point • Highly motivated team player in a multidisciplinary environment with strong attention to details and written and verbal communication skills


Tekarra Project Services Ltd., Calgary, AB

Principal Process Engineering Consultant

April 2015 – June 2016

Oil and Gas Sustainable Projects. • Responsible for various duties of process engineering including day to day process engineering support, design, commissioning, plant start-up, monitoring, optimizing, troubleshooting, revamping, executing performance/capacity test runs, managing / executing projects and preparing Process Flow Diagrams (PFD) / Process & Instrument Diagrams (P&ID), process equipment sizing, PSV and control valve sizing, HYSYS simulation under safety, environmental and industrial standards.

Qatar Petroleum, Qatar

Senior Process Engineering Consultant

July 2014 - April 2015

Qatar Petroleum Onshore Engineering Projects. • Projects: AlHamad Jet Fuel and Strategic Gasoline Pipelines and Tank Farm Projects, LNG Loading Terminal Troubleshooting Project, C3 Loading and Scaling Expansion Project, Recovery Gas Plant Mitigation of Piping Vibration Project. Provided technical recommendation and reviewed contractor’s design. • Reviewed project initiation notes and statements of requirements. • Prepared the basis for design, selected appropriate technology, philosophy and standards. • Approved and reviewed technical aspects of bids from consulting engineering companies and construction contractors. • Reviewed and approved conceptual designs, detailed designs and documentation related to installation and commissioning activities of projects. • Participated in Hazops, PHA (Process Hazard Analysis) and Over Pressure Risk Assessment.

Jacobs, Calgary, AB

Lead Process Engineering Consultant

December 2013 - July 2014

Syncrude, Froth Treatment Capacity Increase Project – Froth Tank (FTCI), • Provided technical leadership and supervising and mentoring engineers. • Prepared schedule and list of process activities and deliverables. • Prepared process design basis and process philosophy to install 100 KBBL working capacity froth tank (total capacity: 146 KBBL). • Contributed $ 25,000,000 value plus on the project that recognized by client and received endorsement letter from project manager. • Revised tank design, project pumping capacity and pipe line sizing based on operational needs and saved $16,000,000 in project’s capital cost and $1,500,000 per year in operating cost. • Prepared Block Flow Diagram, Process Flow Diagram, utility P&ID red mark-up, Tank and Pumps Data Sheets. • Conduct solid management study with power point presentation for client and hydraulic study. • Attended coordination meetings with client team. • Active participation in constructability review meeting.

SNC-Lavalin, Calgary, AB

Principal Process Engineering Consultant

November 2011 - December 2013

MEG Energy SAGD Phase 3A Project, 51,000 BPSD •CNRL Froth Treatment Train2 Project, 135,000 BPSD • Provided technical support and supervising and mentoring engineers. • Completed front end designs and coordinated the required process inputs and conducted PSV, Control Valve, Flare System sizing for MEG Energy SAGD Phase 3A Project • Participated in an independent review of NRU Stripper • Reviewed and checked process design works, process control, shutdown keys, operating philosophies, provided process data and communicated with client, other internal departments and vendors • Developed and validated HYSYS simulation for detailed engineering and prepared heat and material balance • Participated in PFD and P&ID development for detailed engineering • Developed and validated Process Design Criteria • Optimized Naphtha Recovery Unit (NRU) and OVHD heat exchangers by HTRI and Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU) by HYSYS and HTRI • Designed and prepared data sheets for heat exchangers, NRU Stripper, VRU Liquid Ring Compressor and Blower, Pressure Safety Valves (PSV), Pressure Vacuum Relief Valves (PVRV), Control Valves. • Developed and checked Hydraulic Simulation by KORF for Froth Treatment Vapor Collection Network, Sweep Gas, Low Pressure & Medium Pressure Gland Water and Nitrogen Distribution Networks • Calculated inbreathing and out breathing for vessels and pump boxes

Suncor Energy, Calgary, AB

Senior Process Engineering Consultant

April 2010 - November 2011

Suncor Firebag SAGD Sustaining Projects •Provided technical support and supervising and mentoring engineers. • Prepared opportunity identifications and assessments and optimized Firebag91&92 water balance and prepared road map to increase boiling feed water from 1650 to 2100 m3/h within 2.5 years •Conducted a WAC water treatment skid project for Firebag SAGD central facility to produce 130 m3/h BFW (net gain from incremental bitumen production is 50 MM$/year). •Conducted produced water tank scrubber revamp project for Firebag SAGD central facility ($30MM project). •Conducted Cogen water hammer project. •Conducted Firebag Plant 91 tanks vacuum protection project by reviewing water treatments tanks relieving scenarios and install new PVRVs. •Conducted Cogen cooling glycol project to provide cooling during Plant 91 turn around (net gain from incremental bitumen production is $13,000,000). •Provided technical support for OSLI Water Technology Development Center.

Qatar Petroleum, Qatar

Senior Process Engineering Consultant

April 2009 - March 2010

LNG and Gas Plant Troubleshooting Project Process Engineering Training Project •Conducted C3 Pre-cooler and De-ethanizer troubleshooting projects, diagnosed the operational and design problems and provided the solutions using HYSYS. •Lectured Qatar Petroleum process engineers and prepared training materials for professional short courses such as SAGD processes, HYSYS simulation, boilers and fired heaters, gas processing, plant trouble shooting, and plant optimization.

Devon Energy, Calgary, AB

Senior Process Engineering Consultant

July 2008 - March 2009

Devon Jackfish I SAGD Plant Troubleshooting Project, 35,000 BPSD • Provided technical support and supervised and mentored engineers. • Conducted troubleshooting on heating and cooling glycol system in Jackfish I SAGD facility. • Completed the phase 1 & 2 of project and optimized the system and saved more than $8,700,000 per year in energy consumption. • Optimized the glycol flow rate and reduced the number of glycol circulating pumps from three to two. • Increased the heating and cooling capacity of glycol system from 14,000 to 22,000 BPSD bitumen productions by optimizing the system. • Conducted troubleshooting on vapor recovery and crude stabilization units, and prepared optimization reports. • Optimized operational variable in SAGD process in order to reduce the heat load and loses. • Conducted a heat recovery study on Free Water K.O. Drum and Treaters. • Conducted troubleshooting on a group separator and flow meters.

Shaw Group (Stone and Webster), Toronto, ON

Senior Process Engineering Consultant

January 2008 - July 2008

Marathon Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT II) Revamp Project, Catlettsburg Refinery, USA, 220,000 BPSD • Provided technical support and supervised and mentored engineers • Conducted Relief and flaring system study and detail design for Reformate Pre-fractionation, Extraction and BTX Post-fractionation Units. • Determined relieving scenarios for all columns, vessels, heat exchangers and size PSV and hydraulic sizing by using FLARENET software. • Determined the effect of MAST II (to revamp and expand the benzene removal capability) on relieving load and modify flaring system accordingly.

SNC-Lavalin, Calgary, AB

Senior Process Engineering Consultant

October 2006 - January 2008

Husky Sunrise SAGD Project, 60,000 BPSD Petro-Canada Fort Hill Froth Treatment Project, 220,000 BPSD • •Provided technical support and supervised and mentored engineers •Originated, reviewed, and checked design reports for Front End Engineering Design (DBM, BDS, HAZOP and FEED). • Conducted Solvent Recovery Unit Optimization study to optimize the process, operating conditions and saved 30,700,000 $/year in operating cost without increasing in capital cost.• Conducted Tailing Solvent Recovery Unit Optimization study to optimize the process, operating conditions and select vacuum pumps verses steam ejectors and saved 14,700,000 in capital cost and 1,580,000 $/year in operating cost. • Conducted Heat Exchanger Study to select shell & tube verses welded plate and optimize the number of shell or frame, sparing and temperature profile and saved 1,530,000 $/year in operating cost with 2 years payback for incremental capital cost.

Shell Global Solutions, Calgary, AB

Senior Process Engineer

March 2005 - September 2006

Albian Sands De-bottlenecking Project, 220,000 BPSD • Provided technical support and supervised and mentored engineers • Provided day to day process engineering. • Actively participated on De-bottlenecking of Muskeg River Oil Sands Plant to increase bitumen production from 180,000 to 220,000 BPSD. • Produced FED1 and FED2 heat and material balance of Muskeg River Oil Sands Plant. • Quantified production increase associated with increased overflow chillers duty and with reduced solvent temperature. • Revised the Process Flow Diagrams of Froth Treatment, Solvent, Vapor and Tailing Recovery Units (CCD, SRU, VRU & TSRU), Closed loop recycle cooling water and Utilities. • Created HYSYS models in existing and de-bottlenecking cases. • Trained process engineers and turned over HYSYS models.

Petro-Ex Canada Ltd., Toronto, ON

Senior Process Engineer

January 2003 - February 2005

• Prepared a proposal for fuel conversion to save $1,000,000 in costs per year in an oil refinery. • Prepared a proposal for energy conservation to reduce 10 % energy consumption. • Designed fuel gas pipeline and network and developed P&ID. • Estimated the cost of the fuel conversion project. • Designed furnaces to reduce flame impingement, tube skin temperature and excess air. • Revised mass and energy balance for an oil refinery. • Lectured on the furnace operation for process engineers including furnace and burner specification, revamp, optimization and energy conservation. • Designed a skid mounted metering/regulating natural gas station, a filter separator bank, piping, safety valves and control valves.

National Iranian Oil Company, Esfehan Oil Refinery, Iran

Senior Process Engineer

January 1991 - June 2002

• Provided day to day process engineering for Esfehan Oil Refinery.• Determined need for, designed and managed a project to convert the refinery from fuel oil to natural gas consumption.• Revised and revamped fuel gas network in an oil refinery to increase fuel gas consumption from 20,000 Nm3/hr to 200,000 Nm3/hr using Pipe Phase software. • Achieved 88% reduction in fuel oil consumption and SOx emission with heater and boiler optimizing and fuel converting and saved $12,000,000 per year. • Revamped fired heaters to increase capacity by replacing burners with purchased high duty and low excess air, NOx, COx, noise, and flame height burners. • Defined and executed environmental protection projects and ISO-14001 programs and achieved 30% reduction in waste and flaring and saved $ 1,000,000 per year. • Programmed the oil refinery fuel consumption / waste calculation with Excel software.


Troubleshooting, Commissioning, Optimizations, System Monitoring, Management, Petrochemical, P&ID, HAZOP, Refinery, Aspen HYSYS, Flarenet, SAGD, Problem Solving, Process Simulation, Process Engineering, Process Safety, Gas, FEED, Gas Processing, Pumps, Aspen Plus, Piping, Factory, Engineering, Oil/Gas, Pipelines, Process Optimization, ASME, Energy, PFD, Heat Exchangers, Refineries, Water Treatment, Hydraulics, Petroleum, Energy Industry, EPC, Chemical Engineering, Project Engineering, Natural Gas, Refining, Process Design, Process Control, LNG, DCS, Upstream, Optimization, Calculations, Steam, Boilers


BSc, Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, 1990

International Certificate, Environmental Protection, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, 2000

Diploma in Project Management, Quality Management, Lean Six Sigma, Workplace Safety and Health, Alison online learning, 2014-2016

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