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Chemical Engineering Engineer

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posted:
September 16, 2019

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NAME: Chandra Mouli Kotikalapudi

EDUCATION

Educational Attainment : PhD in Chemical Engineering (University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada)

: M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering (IIT Kanpur, India)

: B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering (JNTU, Hyderabad, India)

Contact Details:

Professional Affiliations:

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)

Research Publications: Please refer last page of CV for the Research publications;

Nationality: Canadian

EXPERIENCE STATEMENT

My strong process design skills include P&ID development, process facility simulations, optimization studies, process calculations, Safety analysis, proposals and report writing. Hands on experience in Feasibility, Pre-FEED, FEED and detailed engineering projects. I have expertise in process simulation tools such as HYSYS, PROMAX, FLARENET, FLARESIM, HTRI, KORF and STONER. I have advanced knowledge of both steady state and dynamic simulations using HYSYS. I have proficiency in reactor design, equipment design, process instrumentation, control philosophy, hydraulics and separations. I studied hydrocracking, hydrotreating and ring opening reactions in pilot scale reactors and developed novel catalysts for the heavy oil upgrading. Kinetic and thermodynamic model were developed for hydrotreating and hydrocracking reactions and optimization studies were carried out using HYSYS. Experienced in writing research proposals for research grants. Hands on experience with design of experiments, heterogeneous catalysts development and reaction studies in pilot scale. I have great experience in precommissioning, commissioning and operation of the fertilizer plant. Hands on experience pre-commissioning and commissioning activities such as coordination of operational test procedures, Functional tests and checking of interlocks and logics involved in the process. Experience with plant start-up, operation, and trouble shooting. I have possessed excellent communication skills, technical presentation skills and having the ability to communicate professionally with colleagues and client. My strong decision making, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are of great help to any project position. I am a great team player and my coordination and time management skills are exceptional.

HIGHLIGHTS

Process Design & Calculations

P&ID, PFD & BFD development

Equipment sizing such as pumps, exchangers, vessels and Tanks

PSV sizing, CV sizing, and hydraulic calculations

Process simulations

HYSYS, PROMAX, FLARENET, HTRI, FLARESIM, PIMS, KORF, and STONER

Hands on experience in building simulation models for reactors, gas processing facilities (Compressor Trains, Acid Gas Treatment, Heat exchanger rating, Sulfur Recovery Units, Dew Point Control, Glycol Dehydration Units), Surface Oil Processing Facilities, De-oiling, VRU and Water Treatment Facilities, Vacuum tower Simulation and Optimization, Development of Kinetic models for Hydrotreater and Hydrocracker, Hands-on experience to build complex hydraulic models and detailed surge studies, Case specific dynamic model simulation in HYSYS using real time vendor input or operational data

Process Documents, Design reviews and Safety analysis

HAZOP, HAZID, SIL and LOPA analysis and review, Process design basis, Process description, Process Control narrative, Isolation Philosophy, Alarm set points, Hydraulic report and design criteria documents development, Vendor document reviews, design review meetings with client, and technical evaluation of documents

RESEARCH

Hydrocracking, hydrotreating and ring opening catalysts and pilot scale reactions. Exposure to detailed catalyst preparation and characterization. Kinetic and thermodynamic models development using experiments and optimization studies and validation with HYSYS. Published number of international papers in peer reviewed journals

Communication

Excellent technical writing and presentation skills, Vendor and client dealings, Project deliverables within budget and schedule, Effective Inter-disciplinary communication

WORK EXPERIENCE

Employer Name: Jacobs Canada Inc.

From: January 2018 To: Till Date Location: Calgary, Canada

Position Held: Senior Process Engineer

Responsibilities: Process Facility simulations using HYSYS, Flare study, PFDs development, equipment design and process documents such as process control philosophy and design basis, and supervising junior engineers

Projects worked:

I.ZULUF GOSP Facility development (Saudi Aramco),

DBSP & FEED for 600 MBPD crude production facility including GOSP, WOSEP, Gas Treatment and Utilities

Employer Name: SA Kentz Ltd. (Subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin)

From: July 2016 To: March 2017 Location: Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Position Held: Senior Process Engineer

Responsibilities: Process Facility simulations using HYSYS, P&ID development, equipment design and sizing, hydraulic calculations, surge analysis, vendor documents preparation and review, process documents such as process control philosophy, design basis, alarm set points, flare relief study preparation and review, vendor coordination, other discipline documents review, supervising junior engineers, client meetings, HAZOP meetings, design review meetings

Projects worked:

II.Expansion of Asphalt Production Facilities, Rastanura Refinary (Saudi Aramco),

Detailed Engineering for 20 MBPD Asphalt production facility using Biturox air blowing technology including Asphalt storage tanks and utilities.

Employer Name: SNC-Lavalin Fayez Engineering

From: October 2014 To: July 2016 Location: Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Position Held: Senior Process Engineer

Responsibilities: Leading process related activities including Process Facility simulations using HYSYS, P&ID development, equipment design and sizing, hydraulic calculations, surge analysis, relief valve calculations, depressurization studies, vendor documents preparation and review, process documents such as process control philosophy, design basis, alarm set points, flare relief study preparation and review, vendor coordination, other discipline documents review, supervising junior engineers, client meetings, HAZOP meetings, design review meetings

Projects worked:

I.Revised Technical & Commerical Proposal YS-EWOR-0002 Jet Fuel - Early Studies

To study the feasibilty of Jet Fuel production from the existing 400 MBPD YASREF refinary using Arabian Heavy feed stock.

II.Upgrade Qatif Ethane Facility SAFWA And JNGLF

To upgrade Qatif Ethane Facility (QEF), to restore the ethane reproduction capacity to 90 MMSCFD and mitigate the safety, environment and operational problems associated with the existing facility. To provide new water separation and disposal facilities at JNGLF to separate two phase ethane-water received from Safwa wells.

III.Upgrade Closed Drain and Dewatering Systems at Riyadh Refinery

Detailed Engineering for 80 m3 sour water treatment plant including SWS system and closed drain system at Riyad Refinary.

IV.Khafji to Tanjeeb Sour Gas Handling and Compression

V.Arabian Heavy Delivery To Yanbu East-West Pipeline

VI.Z05 E26 A/B Tube Bundle Upgrade, Riyadh

VII.HAZOP Revalidation For Juaymah Tank Farm, RT Terminal

VIII.Process Hazard Analysis Revalidation RT Terminal

IX.Maintain Potential Projects, GES+, Oil wells

Employer Name: SNC-Lavalin

From: March 2012 To: October 2014 Location: Calgary, Canada

Position Held: Process Specialist

Responsibilities: Process Facility simulations using HYSYS and PROMAX, Flare studies using Flarenet, radiation studies using FLARESIM, P&ID development, equipment design and sizing, hydraulic calculations, vendor documents preparation and review, process documents such as process control philosophy, design basis, alarm set points, flare relief study preparation and review, other discipline documents review, supervising junior engineers, client meetings, HAZOP meetings, design review meetings

Projects worked:

1)ZADCO Flare Upgrade Project on ZIRKU Island, FEED

Conceptual Studies (Pre-FEED) and Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) activities for the UZ Facilities on ZIRKU Island

2)Thermal Production Phase Feasibility Study, Junin Blocks, PDVSA, Venezuela

Feasibility Study of Junin Blocks (Petromacareo, Petrourica, Petrojunin and Petromiranda) during Thermal Production Phase

3)Petromiranda Surface Production Facilities Conceptual & Basic Engineering, Process, Petromiranda, S.A. (Joint Venture PDVSA - Russian National Consortium), Venezuela

Conceptual and basic engineering of the central processing facility and basic engineering of the field development of the Mixed Company Petromiranda to be constituted in Junin Block 6 of the Orinoco Oil Belt

4)MacKay River Commercial Project, Central Plant – Phase 2 Feasibility Study, Brion Energy, Canada

35,000 bpcd SAGD plant as part of a four phase development for the MacKay River Commercial Project, Central Plant

5)Christina Lake Regional Project, Phase 3A FEED Central Processing Facilities, MEG Energy Corp., Canada

Central Processing Facility (CPF) for a 43,906 bpsd Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) bitumen production facility, located in the south eastern portion of MEG Energy’s Christina Lake

6)Petrojunin Surface Production Facilities Basic Engineering, Process, Petrojunin S.A. (Joint Venture PDVSA-ENI), Venezuela

Execution of basic engineering and FEED of the infrastructure required to support the early production of the Junin Block 5 of the Orinoco Oil Belt

Employer Name: CANMETENERGY, NATIONAL RESOURCES CANADA

From: September 2011 To: March 2012 Location: Devon, Alberta, Canada

Position Held: Research Scientist (NSERC Visiting Fellow)

Responsibilities:

Hydrocracker and Hydrotreater pilot studies and kinetic simulations

Develop novel catalysts and catalytic technologies to efficiently and effectively upgrade and process oil sands derived feedstock to improve process efficiency and reduce GHG emission

Catalysts preparation, procedure development, catalyst characterization using advanced surface instrumentation and interpretation of the result

Planning of bench and pilot plant experiments and coordination with pilot plant engineers and technicians

Developing and proposing new ideas for ongoing research projects and future research projects and writing research

Reports, journal papers, and preparing and making presentations at various conferences and workshops based on research findings

Supervising junior researchers and dealing with clients and collaborators

Employer Name: UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN

From: September 2009 To: September 2011 Location: Saskatoon, Canada

Position Held: Research Scientist (Post Doctoral Research Fellow)

Responsibilities:

Lab and pilot scale research focus on bitumen upgrading, biofuels, gasification and FTS reactions

Writing research proposals to government and private organizations such as NSERC and Syncrude for research funding

Novel Catalyst development for hydrotreating and ring opening reactions of bitumen derived heavy oil

Kinetic modelling of Hydrotreater using HYSYS

Lab manager role and coordination of laboratory requirements such as chemicals and equipment required for research. Coordinating safety issues in the laboratories and supervising junior researchers in research and publications

Exploring innovative research ideas in the field of petroleum and alternative energy and collaboration with national and international research partners

Employer Name: UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN

From: January 2005 To: August 2009 Location: Saskatoon, Canada

Position Held: Research Assistant (PhD Student)

Responsibilities:

building and trouble shooting of micro and pilot scale trickle bed reactors

Kinetic modelling studies of hydrocracking and ring-opening reactions

Heterogeneous Catalyst synthesis, characterization and reaction studies using micro and pilot scale reactors

Advanced thermodynamic feasibility studies of ring opening reactions using HYSYS as well as modelling software such as Gaussian

Molecular modeling techniques (Gaussian 03) were used to study the mechanism and energetics of the elementary reactions

Completion of doctoral degree with international publications

publishing papers in international journals, presenting research work at international conferences, writing progress reports, committee meeting reports and technical reports

Employer Name: OSWAL CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS LTD., ORISSA, INDIA

From: December 1998 To: November 2004 Location: Paradeep, India

Position Held: Process Engineer

Responsibilities:

P&IDs, PFDs, vendors' drawings, hydraulic, heat and material balance calculation reviews

Support in erection, pre-commissioning and commissioning activities of piping, cyclone separators, reactors, scrubbers, screens and pumps in DAP plant

Commissioning activities such as coordination of operational test procedures for pumps, drier, granulator, bucket elevators, conveyors and hammer mills

Functional tests of pumps such as pressure, flow, seal, bearing temperatures, oil flow, and vibrations

Coordinated the checking of interlocks and logics involved in the process

Performed stroke checking of controllers, simulation check, fire system checks such as fire alarms, gas detectors, fire water, flare headers, utilities, and ammonia circulation during start-up activities

Assisted during plant start-up, normal operation, and trouble shooting of the plant

Monitored routine plant operations through DCS

Safe operational procedure of DAP unit through DCS, issuing hot and cold permits, writing weekly production reports, and meeting production targets

Research Publications:

Kapil Soni, K. Chandra Mouli, A. K. Dalai, and J. Adjaye "Effect of Ti loading on the HDS and HDN activity of KLGO on NiMo/TiSBA-15 catalysts", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 152, 224–234., Canada, 2012

Sandeep Badoga, K. Chandra Mouli, Kapil K. Soni, A.K. Dalai, J. Adjaye, “Beneficial influence of EDTA on the structure and catalytic properties of sulfided NiMo/SBA-15 catalysts for hydrotreating of light gas oil” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Volume 125, 67-84, Canada, 2012

K. Chandra Mouli, Omer Choudhary, Kapil Soni, Ajay K. Dalai, “Improvement of cetane number of LGO by ring opening of naphthenes on Pt/Al-SBA-15 catalysts” Catalysis Today, Volume 198, Issue 1, Pages 69-76, Canada, 2012

Jagannathan Govindhakannan, K. Chandra Mouli, Aaron Phoenix, Craig F. Fairbridge, Ajay K. Dalai "Thermodynamic equilibrium analysis of ring opening of decalin" Fuel, Volume 97, Pages 400-410, Canada, 2012

K. Chandra Mouli, Sidhartha Mohanty, Yongfeng Hu, Ajay Dalai, John Adjaye Effect of hetero atom on dispersion of NiMo phase on M-SBA-15 (M = Zr, Ti, Ti-Zr), Catalysis Today, In Press, Corrected Proof., Canada, 2012

Kapil K Soni, Philip E Boahene, K Chandra Mouli, Ajay K. Dalai, John Adjaye, “Hydrotreating of coker light gas oil on Ti-HMS supported heteropolytungstic acid catalysts”, Applied Catalysis A: General, 398, 27–36, Canada, 2011

Piyali Biswas, Prabhu N., K. Chandra Mouli, Ajay K. Dalai, and John Adjaye, "Characterization and Activity of ZrO2 Doped SBA-15 Supported NiMo Catalysts for HDS and HDN of Bitumen Derived Heavy Gas Oil" Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 50, 7882–7895, Canada, 2011

K. Chandra Mouli, Kapil Soni, A. K. Dalai, J. Adjaye. “Effect of pore diameter of Ni-Mo/Al-SBA-15 catalysts on the hydrotreating of heavy gas oil” Applied Catalysis A: General. 404, 21– 29, Canada, 2011

B.V.S.K. Rao, K. Chandra Mouli, N. Rambabu, A.K. Dalai and R.B.N. Prasad, “Carbon-based solid acid catalyst from de-oiled canola meal for biodiesel production”, Catalysis Communications: 14, 20–26, Canada, 2011

Kapil Soni, K. Chandra Mouli, A. K. Dalai, J. Adjaye, "Influence of frame connectivity of SBA-15 and KIT-6 supported NiMo catalysts for hydrotreating of gas oil" Catal. Lett. 136:116–125., Canada, 2010

K. Chandra Mouli and A.K.Dalai, “Ring opening and kinetics study of hydrotreated LGO on Ni-Mo carbide supported on HY and H-Beta catalysts”, Applied Catalysis A: General, Volume 364, Issues 1-2, 80-86., Canada, 2009

K. Chandra Mouli, V. Sundaramurthy, A. K. Dalai, “A comparison between ring opening of decalin on Ir-Pt and Ni-Mo carbide catalysts supported on zeolites”, J. Mol. Catal. A: chemical, Volume 304, Issues 1-2, 77-84., Canada, 2009

K. Chandra Mouli, V. Sundaramurthy, A. K. Dalai, Zbigniew Ring, “Selective Ring Opening of Decalin with Pt-Ir on Zr Modified MCM-41”, Applied Catalysis A: General, 321 (2007) 17-26., Canada, 2007

Jagannathan Govindhakannan, K. Chandra Mouli, V. Sundaramurthy, Hong Yang, A. K. Dalai “Thermodynamic and experimental studies of ring opening of decalin” ACS, Boston, USA, August 19-23., United States, 2007

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