Chemical Engineer with more than ** years of process and project engineering experience in oil & gas facilities and about 16 years of experience in petrochemical plants. Extensive experience in conceptual, FEED and detailed design phases of upstream, midstream and downstream projects in the area of Solvent Assisted SAGD well pads and CPF, pipelines, gas gathering systems, gas plants, upgrading of heavy oil, and petrochemicals for greenfield and brownfield facilities. Experienced in field assignments and management of petrochemical facilities.
A dependable team member, strong communication skills and efficient leader.
2014 – Present
2006 – 2014
Senior Process Engineer, Worley, Calgary, AB, Canada
Worley is an EPC company and a leading provider of professional services to the chemical, resources & energy sectors and complex process industries.
In lead / senior process engineer positions, handled projects for clients like Imperial Oil, CNRL, Husky, Shell, Spectra Energy, Petro-Canada, MEG Energy, Nexen, Devon Canada, ExxonMobil, Enbridge and Suncor Energy. Prepared project proposals, identified scopes, tracked project progress, managed man hours, supervised engineers, initiated management of change, recorded project variances, reviewed material requisitions and evaluated technical bids. Generated various process deliverables like PFDs, P&IDs, line lists, tie-in list, operating and control philosophies, design basis, design criteria and various feasibility reports. Hands on experience in using various modeling and simulation software like HYSYS, FLARENET, PIPEFLO, AFT Fathom, HTRI. Also used Bluebeam Revu and Autocad. Developed process calculations involving sizing of single and two phase lines, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, flare headers, flare stacks, PSVs, control valves, pressure vessels and tanks. Also, produced documents like mechanical & instrumentation data sheets, process control & automation schemes, Cause and Effect Diagrams, Master Set Points and Alarm Lists and provided process engineering input to various inter-discipline activities like Design Basis Memorandum (DBM), Area Classification, Plot Plan, Process Control Narratives etc. Participated and conducted P&IDs reviews, HAZOP reviews, model reviews and SIL (Safety Integrity Level) reviews. Used various international, Canadian and provincial standards, codes and regulations. As Technical Lead, represented Production, Maintenance and Technical (engineering) departments and was sole contact point for other departments. Maintained focused approach in resolving various operational issues / bottlenecks for the reliable operation of the facility. Supported Process Safety Management (PSM) activities like Management of Change (MOCs), Pre-Start up Safety Review (PSSR), Incident Investigations etc. for field assignment.
1995 – 2004
Deputy General Manager –STM Limited (A Garden Company), Gujarat, India
STM Ltd. is an Indian fabric engineer & manufacturer of polyester yarn. State of the art petro-chemical plant produces specialized polymer used to produce polyester granules which is a raw material for producing fibers, PET bottles and films.
As head of a department evaluated new project proposals, estimated costing, defined and verified scopes and executed preliminary process engineering work for PET plant. Successfully managed construction, commissioning and production of the plant. Responsible for production optimization, plant start-up, turnaround jobs, PSM (Process Safety Management) activities, incident Investigation, root cause analysis and troubleshooting. Handled operations of reactors, distillation columns, heat exchangers, heaters, pressure vessels, filters, tanks, pumps, compressors, ejectors etc. in batch and continuous process plants. Hired and managed a team of engineers, operators and office administration staff.
1988 – 1995
Assistant Manager – JCT Limited, Punjab, India
JCT Limited is a flagship company of Thapar Group, involved in producing specialized PET and Nylon 6 polymer granules in batch, semi continuous and continuous processes.
As an assistant manager, managed and supervised day-to-day activities of PET and Nylon plants. Developed P&IDs, performed heat and mass balances, increased capacity of PET plant, managed production and done process engineering for many small projects.
SHORT TERM ASSIGNMENTS
2014 - 2014
Senior Process Engineer, Bantrel Co., Edmonton, AB, Canada
Bantrel is one of Canada’s most respected engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies.
As a lead, produced various process deliverables like PFDs, P&IDs, line list, tie-in list, operating and control philosophy for Enbridge Pipeline FEED and Detail Engineering Project for line 67 upgrade at Hardisty terminal. Other responsibilities included the tracking the progress of project, supervising and checking the work done by junior engineers and interacting with other disciplines to review squad check documents.
2005 - 2005
Process Specialist, Equinox Engineering, Calgary, AB, Canada
Equinox Engineering is a dynamic EPCM service provider, specializing in project management, facilities design, construction management, and operational assistance for oil & gas related industries.
Prepared mass balance and modified HYSYS simulations for Alta Gas basic engineering project. Evaluated the vendor drawings for compressors and refrigeration systems for expansion programs
Master of Business Administration, Indira Gandhi National Open Uni., 1999
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Regional Engineering College, 1988
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
SPECIFIC TECHNICAL EXPERTISE/SPECIALIST COURSES
HYSYS courses, Aspentech (conducted by WorleyParsons)
PROMAX’s training on LNG and Gas plant simulation modeling
Natural Gas Processing Technology (Graduate Course), University of Calgary, 2005