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Project Engineer

Muscat, Muscat Governorate, Oman
March 13, 2020

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Sumit Debnath

Address: Flat #***, Sector **E, Konark Enclave, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad, UP, India- 201012

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A qualified engineering professional with an accomplished career spanning key roles in EPC project planning & execution through all stages of oil & gas projects in downstream & upstream (refinery & petrochemical & tank farm & cross country pipeline) projects in the oil & gas sector, from ffed sudt to Pre Commissioning of plants now seeks to use capability to drive for comprehensive growth.

Project Manager- Oil & Gas Projects

A high calibre, result driven, & achievement oriented resource works as & offers 24+ years experience in the oil & gas sector, including 13 + international exposure in the GCC region, with proven track record to leverage domain expertise & knowledge to spearhead tendering to plan, schedule, design, & control on-site construction activities, for upstream oil field and Pipeline and well heads commissioning & maintenance of mechanical equipments & tank farm, API 650 Storage Tanks &Pressure; Vessels: 11 years. brown field revamp works, & piping works within stipulated timelines with cost effective resource utilization & conform to quality norms, while operating in a complex & challenging multi cultural work environment.

Profile Highlights

Project Planning & Monitoring: Deft in project management skills to prepare time schedule & deliver turnkey projects;anyalyse any delay and fine root cause and implement corrective action achieves excellence in executing international EPC engineering projects as per project scope

Project Engineering: Broad based experience in planning project execution in grass root refinery construction, maintenance, shutdown & turnaround projects for piping & mechanical packages like SAKIA WELL HEAD PIPELINE FROM WELL HEAD TO Process plants 20 KM, process plantin Refinary SRU, CDU VDU high pressure plant), DHDT, Hydrocracker, Hydrogen Unit (very high pressure plants) SDU- solvent dew axing plant (extreme low pressure plant) with FEED review & optimization. Tank Farm construction in HDTL, Offshore Pipeline and structurtural work min VHFL UAE, Offshore Sea water Pump and pipeline works in HDTL,E&I work MOV installation in HDTL. Brown Field works in ADCO tank farm in Ruwais 110 dia tanks and pipeline offshore pipelines MLA installation, Offsore seawater pump installation with hanging scaffolding 24” inch Pipe Line .from jetty to tank farm

Contract Administration: Conduct technical submittal management & proposal engineering activities to include RFP scope analysis, raise RFIs, structuring bid elements, tendering & technical bid evaluation, pre-bid techno-commercial deliveries, compile contract/ vendor bid packages, bid submissions and negotiations

Technical Calibre: Solution oriented problem solver & analytical thinker with proficiency in engineering coordination with conceptual knowledge to conduct project activities; implements steps to adhere to quality & safety specifications

Process Improvement: Analytical always look for solutions to every problem; adopts industry best practices to drive change management with quick adaptability to learn new trends, tasks, & latest technologies

Team Leadership: collaborative team player with strong liaison, communication, interpersonal & problem solving skills; dedicated & committed, with positive approach to liaise with client, consultants, main contractors, subcontractors & vendors for flawless project delivery, manage & organize successful teams with focus on time management to manage manpower & complete project handover & closeout

Precommissioning : Well experienced in refinery CDU VDU, SRU, DHDT, Hydrocracker and Tank Farm Mechanical Completion, Hydrotest and pre commissioning of all units and Assistance in Commissioning

Organizational Exposure: well honed relationship building qualities to engage in stakeholder management; champions people & organization development; strong spoken & written communication & interpersonal skills & organisational capability & long endurance power to control project work & deliver results within timelines to meet corporate goals

Professional Experience

Arabian Industries Projects LLC, Oman

Projects Manager- (Feb 2019 to date)


Reports directly to General Manager, leads 300- 800 members including core team of 3 site Engineers, 1 Planning Engineer, 2 HSE, & 2 QA/QC Executives, to coordinate smooth project execution & handle plant maintenance & construction management- PM & CM as per defined key performance indices.

Liaises with various functionaries & departments & interface with client representative to complete installation work

Follows up on daily progress with discipline engineering to achieve project KPI.

Coordinate site construction management/ control project with WBS & activity scheduling.

Attends YTT meeting with PDO representatives

Arranges all resources as required for the job to accomplish planned works.

Monitors work & safety of workers

Reviews monthly cost sheet for better cost control.

Addresses concerns to execute all works as per agreed schedule & promote higher client satisfaction levels to get more work orders from client.


Upstream Pipeline project made significant contribution to manage steps to install, test & commission cross country pipeline project inside desert 20 Km from HMPS plant to Rahah pump station with pipe sleepers Pipedia 6”, 10”, 12” each 2 nos.

Successfully operated as a change agent to manage organizational transformation; coached & mentored to deliver continual improvements & ably driven process innovations to build & sustain a culture of operational excellence.

Created safety oriented work culture & ensured adherence to norms with safety initiatives.

Implemented site quality aspects as site in charge/ lead in PDO approved project Worley Parsons Arabian Industries- WPAI/ RHIP—PDO largest petrochemical plant project in Oman.

Merited for designing & delivering special training requirements to adroitly work in EPZ (Emergency Planning Zone) being a critically high sour work area.

Cape Altrad Ltd., Al Khor, Qatar

Project Manager (Feb 2018- Feb 2019)


Reported to the Operations Manager, led 200 & 300 member teams with overall responsibility to control all construction related activities & ensure smooth execution of projects as per defined key performance indicators.

Participated in FEED, tendering, evaluation and selection of consultant, contractors, and vendors.

Defined scope, business objectives, requirements, & deliverables as per client expectations.

Conducted review of design basis, along with engineering & drawing documents as per specifications,

Coordinated steps to develop the bill of materials -BOM

Prepared & reviewed plans, procedures and instructions for maintenance & critical jobs.

Engaged in review & comment on technical submittals of vendors & contractors for approval by competent authority.

Prepared procurement documents & schedules as per construction plans & followed up on purchases with the procurement department.

Carried out failure analysis and undertook troubleshooting of mechanical & piping systems.

Followed up daily with discipline & motivated staff to execute projects as per project objectives with focus on client satisfaction.

Monitored safety initiatives in work and ensured adherence to safety norms by the workers.

Organised coordination meetings with all project disciplines, engineering teams, & contractors to compete site work.

Attended daily & monthly progress review meetings with client representatives from Shell GTL.


Successfully completed project to change tank bottom plate for Shell Qatar Tank farm at Ras Lafan, with job value of US$ 2.5 Million & pipeline project in Qatar Shell GTL with job value of US$ 200 Million.

Displayed excellence to effectively complete project within schedule clocking 95000 safe man hours without reporting any LTI & zero incidents.

Played a stellar role to ensure availability of all spare parts & special tools as required for the maintenance activities.

Credited for effectively liaising with client Shell GTL for award of more contracts.

Spearheaded project execution, reviewed monthly cost sheet for better cost control, & attained 25% profit margin.

Horizon Djibouti Terminals Ltd., Djibouti

Project Manager & Consultant (Feb 2012- Dec 2017)


Reported to the General Manager, led a team of 200, to oversee wide range of tasks in project management & subcontract management to complete EPC project contracts as per the set key performance indices.

Prepared project schedule with planning engineer, EOT schedule, KPI reports, weekly & monthly site work plans.

Established project goals & objectives, monitored execution, and directly managed project site.

Checked all RFQ’s with adequate technical & commercial appraisal for materials, equipments & subcontractor proposals.

Assessed all purchase requisitions- PR’s & purchase orders- PO’s for the project in ERP system as the approving authority.

Participated in preparing tender documents along with technical evaluation of bids as per project scope & KPI list.

Reviewed design basis, engineering & drawing documents, specifications, and coordinated development of BOM.

Focused on quality aspects & maintained QA/ QC documentations

Managed subcontractors & followed up to coordinate detailed engineering work of the project.

Closely monitored performance & updated maintenance history upon every maintenance activity (preventive/corrective) to facilitate future planning

Prepared & reviewed plans, procedures and instructions to undertake maintenance and critical jobs.

Arranged procurement list & prepared material expedition status sheet.

Prepared procurement document & schedules as per construction plan & followed up on purchases with the procurement department.

Reviewed and commented on technical submittals of vendors & contractors for approval of competent authority

Ensured availability of all spare parts and special tools required for the maintenance activities.

Participated in failure analysis and troubleshooting of mechanical & piping systems

Engaged in steps to check monthly payments, VOR's & BRF’s.

Prepared & submitted status reports to update the top management on all project progress & highlight key details.

Attended KOM & monthly coordination meetings for site work with all project disciplines & contractors, besides following-up with sub contracts to track daily progress.


Displayed transformational leadership to successfully execute total projects worth US$ 200 Million with 25% cost saving in projects each year.

Made noteworthy contribution to prepare & implement sub contract qualification procedures & ably implemented action plans to manage all projects & meet the project objectives.

Made significant contribution to execute tank farm (8 tanks 33m dia X 19 m height at HDTL), tank farm pipeline, pump house, control room with SCADA connection.Total project value 200M$

Deftly handled different multi-cultural manpower- Somali, Djiboutian, French, Chinese, Indian, US, & British nationals while adhering to highest professional standards & norms.

Implemented fool proof safe work practice in every respect of project management & appreciated by both clients & the top management for ensuring excellence in project delivery.

Played a pivotal role to monitor project performance & control costs based on 18 digit code system, budgeting, & KPI expenditure norms.

Exhibited exemplary team leadership performance to oversee project staff & resources & deftly acted as focal point to liaise with client representatives & consultants.

As in charge of overall project progress, ably involved in FEED, tendering, evaluation, & selection of consultant, contractors & vendors as per agreed schedule.


Excelled in project life cycle management of mechanical & piping packages projects from development cycle stage to final completion through planning to completion including design, engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation, testing, commissioning & closeout phases closely working with client, consultant, vendors, subcontractors, & multi-disciplinary project teams.

Handle & Coordinate the projects of API 650 Storage Tanks &Pressure; Vessels.

Fabrication and erection of Pipe Supports, Pipe Racks& Process Units.

Planning and scheduling of works for fabrication, construction, and erection.

Erection & Alignment of equipment’s and (drums, columns, evaporators).

Resolved problems and give instructions for any technical queries (TQ).

Storage Tank shells alignment, fit-up, plumpness and roundness inspection.

Arranging VT, DPT, pneumatic test and diesel test for Tanks and vessels.

Attending punch list and commissioning of the tanks and vessels.

Prepare progress reports for projects and mentioned all modification works. PIPING

Involves in of Fabrication, Erection and Inspection activities of above ground and underground piping and preparing

schedule for manpower, material, and equipment.

Monitored all supplies provided by external vendors and ensured that all of the material was in accordance with quality standards.

* Fabrication and Erection of Different IBR and Non-IBR Pipe lines for the Crude Oil Heater.

Mechanical Inspection of completion of piping as per Isometric drawings, Plan drawings, P & ID, Drawing of special supports and Joint Numbering in fresh isometric drawings.

Conduct punch listing to ensure completeness of piping system prior for hydro static test/pneumatic test.

Familiar with welder qualification, selection of electrodes as per WPS and final weld

Topaz Energy and Marine, Dubai, UAE

Assistant Project Manager (Dec 2007- Jan 2012)

Senior Project Engineer (Dec 2007- Jan 2010)


Reported to the Projects Manager, led a 250 member team, as site in charge to handle ongoing construction along with associated infrastructure as per the specified key performance matrices.

Prepared and updated Schedule, S-Curve

Reviewed detailed design, drawings, method statement, material submittals, ITP, work schedules, & technical reports, & ensured proper controls of all documentations within the section.

Planned site activities as per quality plans, safety protocols, & delivery schedules.

Prepared method statements and job safety analysis for each activity.

Held overall project responsibility to plan jobs, allocate manpower, & manage resources with invoicing & cost control.

Communicated & explained drawing, method statements JSA weld maps to site engineers & supervisors stage wise.

Created detailed work plan to identify & sequence activities as needed to successfully complete the project.

Cleared sub-contractor invoices.

Developed design and engineering documents including specifications and material selection, and obtained client approval.

Prepared tender documents for subcontractor, followed up with procurement department to float tenders, evaluate bids & conduct techno-commercial negotiations, to recommend award of subcontracts.

Developed a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities.

Determined the resources (time, money, equipment, etc) required to complete the project.

Reviewed subcontractors’ programme of works against project baseline programme.

Planned site execution in tandem with civil works, and synchronized progress accordingly.

Engaged in discussion with client & consultant at various stages of the project to resolve technical & execution issues.

Ensured close out of punch list and completion of snags before handover, and finalise other issues as well.

Coordinated with client & consultant in all aspects; monitored programme & facilitated project execution according to the project plan, lead all engineering & technical deliveries in terms of design & construction.

Monitored project progress & made adjustments as necessary to ensure successful completion of the project.

Updated stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project.

Reviewed quality of work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards.

Monitored budgeted project expenditures, & implemented cost controls through VA/VE approach to reign on expenditures.

Evaluated project outcomes as established during the planning phase and assisted in project closing activities.

Reviewed subcontractor's monthly progress invoice and recommended for processing by commercial department.

Ensured closeout of punch list and completion of snags before handover.

Attended site meetings with client, consultants and specialist subcontractors to coordinate project execution.


Initiated steps to control onsite construction activities & ensure project completion within stipulated timelines & cost effective resource utilization.

Exhibited excellence to complete inspection of full tank as per API 653 code & attended to repairs as required to replace shell plate, annular plates, roof plates, roof structures & wind guard weld repairs.

Displayed technical acumen to address different aspects to replace all connected stripping lines along with tank nozzle pipe, floating roof tank pontoon test as per API 650 & repair IFR parts.

Innovatively implemented fixed cone roof storage tank & internal floating roof with fixed cone roof tank cleaning to improve operational performance & arrange safe disposal of all oily sludge as per UAE Environment regulations.

Effectively managed construction of CDU VDU platform at VTTI Refinery Fujairah with 710 workers project value US$ 150 Million with zero reporting of LTI.

Skilfully learnt the project management procedures complete all project work as per schedule with full client satisfaction.

Initiated bold measures to develop EPC project & subcontracting for civil works, piping fabrication & installation, painting & insulation, equipment installation, pre-commissioning & assistance in commissioning to meet design & engineering deliverables.

Implemented action plans to maintain safety & quality concepts at highest levels & comply with QA/QC & HSE plans & procedures.

Previous Employment History

Target Engineering Construction Co., Abu Dhabi, UAE

Senior Piping Engineer/ Senior Proposal Engineer (Oct 2005- Nov 2007)

Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Vadodara ( 2001- 2005)

Piping Engineer

Stewarts & Lloyds, Kolkata

Piping Engineer ( 1997- 2001)

AICAM Engineering Ltd. Chennai

Piping Engineer ( 1993- 1997)

Educational Credentials

Bachelors Degree in Engineering- Mechanical, Regional Engineering College Calicut (now NIT-National Institute of Technology), 69% (1992)

Accreditations/ Training

Undergone training course on AutoCAD & MS Project

Underwent training sessions for project management professional- PMP

Participated in training workshops on H2S

Attended training module on leadership

Competed Stop DuPont training programmes conducted by DuPont

Underwent training sessions H2S Gas and Escape Hood usage and Safety Leader ship training

Personal Details

Date of Birth : 31st Jul 1969

Languages Proficiency: English, Hindi & Bengali

Computer Literacy : MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, & PowerPoint), & MS Project

Nationality : Indian

Passport Details : Z 4690518, (valid till 22/03/2028)

Visa Status : Residence Visa

Key Project Details



EPC Projects for Upstream Pipeline and well head pipelines for 8 different well heads .Each well head is separately connected to RHIP main plant. The Area is Critical Sour max H2S 60000 PPM CONCENTRACTION PRESENT IN PIPLE AT 350 BAR PRESSURE FOR INJECTION WELL S


Horizon Djibouti Terminals Ltd., Djibouti


Execute EPC contract to construct a new tank farm12 nos. MO gas tank 33 m X 19 m height Al Geodesic IFR tanks, with pipeline, pump house connection & jetty MLA connection employing 450 direct manpower & 8 indirect staff, project value US$250 Million


Installation of automatic sprinkler system at truck loading gantry with deluge valve & foam water mix design within 4 months, project value US$ 5 Million


Execute out of service inspection of 8 tanks inside HDTL as per API 653 by inspection agency & pipelines as per API 570 inside tank farm


Execute in service inspection of all 29 tanks as per API 653 code inside HDTL & all jetty pipelines as per API 570 inside HDTL by inspection agency


Sea water pump projects to install 2 nos. diesel engine driven pumps in offshore platform with barge crane, 24“ mani old & 20“ CS SW pipeline sea water intake to tank farm & hook up with existing network, employing 600 manpower, project value US$ 200 Million


EPC project to construct new LPG storage plant with 3 nos. LPG bullets, (70 m long X 12 m dia.) pump house, compressor & high pressure pipeline employing 250 direct labour project value US$ 50 Million


Pipeline modification work to convert MO gas loading line into jet fuel loading line for truck loading under shutdown without any time delay, project value US$ 10 Million


Conversion of all manual valves to motorized valves inside HDTL by contractors with all electrical & communication cables


New pipeline installation works at truck loading area for a new bay, FEED, & pipe routing & sizing to install equipment & concrete foundation with C 40 concrete within 30 days, employing 100 direct manpower & 3 different contractors; project value US$ 2 Million


installation of new oily water separation system inside HDTL project value US$ 8 Million


Topaz Energy and Marine, Dubai, UAE


VHFL Phase- V expansion project


construction of 2 new ship loading berth & offshore new trestle structure approx 1000 ton steel structure erection in offshore & 12 km pipeline of different diameters, 6 MLA installation, pile pipe fabrication, & transportation to sea barge on time without LTI, project value US$ 70 Million


Execute EPC contract to construct a new tank farm 6 nos. MO gas tank 48 m X 19 m height Al Geodesic IFR tanks, with pipeline, pump house connection & jetty MLA connection employing 800 direct manpower & 8 indirect staff, project value US$150 Million


Tank recertification project for VTTI Fujairah as per API 653 for 18 tanks

2 nos. oil terminal & top side facilities; project value US$ 80 Million; Client: Port Of Fujairah,


Recertification of storage tanks, Client: Fujairah Refinery Company Ltd., UAE


Improvement of fuel oil pumping, Client: Fujairah Refinery Company Ltd., UAE


New pipelines to FTEP tanks from CDU Unit, Client: Fujairah Refinery Company Ltd., UAE


Execute construction job of Crude Distillation Unit- CDU plant, arrange all resources on time to install piping, pump & static equipment, using automatic welding & plasma cutting; with pre-commissioning as per scope & schedule with stress on full safety & quality standards in Fujairah Refinery

project value AED 150 Million


Phase- V expansion of offshore oil loading berth, Client: Vopak Horizon Fujairah Ltd., UAE


Execute tank farm & piping job to offshore trestle & construction of new berth as per scope & schedule with full focus on safety & quality norms, arrange all resources on time & use hanging offshore scaffolding, barge crane, & mobile crane; project value US$ 80 Million


Target Engineering Construction Co., Abu Dhabi, UAE


Fabrication & erection of pipelines for tank farm facility at Jebel Dhana tank farm facility


Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Vadodara


Diesel Hydro-treater Unit, Hydro cracker Unit & Hydrogen Unit of Panipat Refinery Expansion


Solvent De-waxing Unit, Digboi Refinery Modernization Project


Plant expansion, modification, & up gradation projects such as construction of DHDT plant & SDU plant in Panipat Refinery, Client: IOCL


Arrange all resources on time to construct DHDT plant & execute job to install pump, piping, & static equipment, using automatic welding & plasma cutting; pre-commissioning in refinery as per scope & schedule with full compliance with safety & quality, project value INR 120 Million


Stewarts & Lloyds, Kolkata


Piping construction work of crude distillation unit & sulphur recovery unit, Numaligarh Refinery


AICAM Engineering Ltd. Chennai


Construction work for Fired Heater for DCU Unit & Sulphur Recovery Unit, Numaligarh Refinery

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