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December 05, 2018

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Usman Mohammed Usman

Address: No. ***, Ja'oji, Quarters, Zoo Road, Kano

Mobile: +234**********

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Career summary

A dynamic Field Operations Specialist/Control Room Operator with over 13 years of experience in which 7 years in the field of operations, controls, monitoring and maintenance of an equipment on a gas processing, production and compressions facilities then 5 years in power station operations. Having excellent experience in process, Pre-commissioning, commissioning, start ups and shut downs procedures and applications, PTW, LoTo, and maintenance of various process equipment in compliance with higher standard HSE application. Special operational experiences on Cryogenic Gas Plant for the production and recovery of NGL and LPG liquid products. Having good knowledge on Pig station operations and maintenance . In-depth knowledge of safe handling practices of natural gases, liquids, chemicals and high pressure systems. Highly skilled in control room operations (DCS and PLCs system operation), process optimization and monitoring of process parameters of the plant equipment and conditions. Exceptional operational experience on utility equipment and auxiliaries such as solar gas turbines, diesel engines, instrument air Compressors, flares, fire pumps, sewage treatment and water treatment unit etc.

I am Higher National Diploma graduate in electrical engineering and Computer literate.

A competent strategist capable of developing innovative plans and activities designed to facilitate competitive growth. Possesses excellent interpersonal communication and technical skills, ability to develop positive relationships both internally and externally. Enjoys being part of a team, motivating, training and developing, a successful and productive and thrives in highly challenging working environments.

Professional Experience

February, 2010 – February, 2013 Oil Offshore Combination Limited (Cowthorne Channel Gas Plant, Port Harcourt, Rivers,), Ubiaja Crescent, Garki II, Abuja, Nigeria

Field Operations Specialist/Control Room Operator

Offshore Cryogenic Gas Plant, Gas compression and Utility unit handle.

Taking care of running equipment, monitoring field indication parameters & reporting abnormalities to supervisor or to correct it.

Excellent on the operations of equipment use to expands natural gas to liquid, such as Expander-Compressor, Gas-Gas exchangers, Condensers, De-ethanizer, JT Valves and any other process equipment use in the expansion and harnessing of natural gas to liquid.

Isolation& preparation of equipment for maintenance, reactivating the system after maintenance.

Maintaining logbook, log sheets, signing &follow up of work permits.

Co-ordination with mechanical, electrical, instrument & support services.

Handling the operations of DCS and PLC systems and process optimization.

Well conversant in handling & safe operation of various utility equipment like gas turbines of 3.5 MW Solar Centaur, 1.20 MW caterpillar diesel engines and control system,

Conversant in operations of compressors, centrifugal & reciprocating pumps and various types of auxiliary equipment.

Well conversant in handling of several of unit operations like Absorption, Regeneration, Refrigeration, Distillation (vacuum).

Assist to integrate the production accounting system.

Data source systems, Scheduling systems and other custom solutions.

Operations of fire equipment and safety equipment.etc

Performed field checks and adjusted control systems.

Performed process equipment troubleshooting.

Maintained detailed knowledge of process unit equipment.

Adjust temperature, pressure, vacuum, level, flow rate, and/or transfer of products to maintain processes at required levels or to correct problems.

Other duties perform if assigned.

Key Achievements

Maintaining excellent on operations of the various process equipment. Maintaining a steady state production with minimal shut down and good results . Excellent in PTW processing and HSE application.

June, 2005 – February, 2010 Global Gas & Refining Ltd. (A Global Energy Inc. Co), 20,Evo, Road, GRA phase II, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Field Operator/Control Room Operator

Natural gas processing and Production facility of (Cryogenic Gas Plant NGL & LPG recovery of 100 mmscfd):

To monitor and control plant operational parameters in the field and routine logging of the same in the respective log - sheets.

Operates in the efficient and effective operation of the process and equipments to meet production targets and avoid unnecessary shutdowns of the plant.

Execute good troubleshooting skills during plant's upsets and shutdowns.

Operates and controls high pressure gas of the plant from the pig stations, inlet slug catcher, in let filter coalescer, dust filters, compressors, expander, exchangers,

Maintaining required fuel gas follow to the turbines, heaters and expander seals.

Oversee and operate in start-up and commissioning of the plant, refrigeration unit after planned and unplanned shutdowns.

Isolation and de-isolation of mechanical moving equipments to make them available for maintenance work or repair.

Responsible for top up of oil and cooling system when ever is required, monitoring online chemical injection where is applicable.

Lock-out and Tag-out of plants' equipments for preventive maintenance or repair.

Reporting of operating conditions changes to the shift's supervisor and foreman, interface with the ongoing shift personnel and supply all necessary information to maintain or improve the plant performance.

Exercise good knowledge of poisonous / hazardous gas leakage and response procedures.

Key Achievements

I have been the part of the commissioning staff/team of the facilities and very excellent in HSE self assessment and individuals. Excellent on process optimization.

Educational qualifications

2002-2004 Kaduna Polytechnic

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical Engineering (Power & Machine Option),

1995-1999 Kaduna Polytechnic

National Diploma (ND) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Professional training and Certificates

Characteristics of Hydrocarbons.

Cryogenic Gas Plants.

Leadership & Personal vision.

Health, Safety and Environment.HSE



People management in a unionized environment and collective bargaining in Nigeria. (A case of oil and gas industry) by CEE AND GEE CONSULTANT. 2007

English Language assessment report by ADDECO XPERT. 2012

Other details

Languages Fluent in English

IT proficiency Word, Excel, Power point, Access and Publisher etc.

Interests include Readings, Swimming, Travelling and Computer Practice.

Excellent communication and writing skills.

Ability to work in different locations.

Awareness of health and safety procedures (HSE) both offshore and onshore.

Innovative thinking, aligning objectives, technical process and systems.

Good experience in plants commissioning, operations, maintenance and shut downs application and procedures.

Ability to perform task with minimum supervision.

Ability to read comprehend and apply information in operating manuals and P&IDs.

Proficient with computer literate.

Ability to communicate and interpret engineering/technical terminologies.

Data presentation techniques, problem solving, decision making and organizational skills.

A good team player.

References are available on request

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