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Piping Designer, Oil and Gas, Power Plant, LNG

Houston, TX
February 19, 2020

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Abel Morales

Piping Designer/AutoCAD (*-D)/Cadworx/SP3D/Navisworks/Excel/Word


I have over twenty-five years of experience designing piping systems for the petroleum and chemical industries. My work included upstream and midstream, cryogenics, FPSO, pilot plants, LNG as well as modular designs both on and offshore. Of which roughly half were in the field. This includes surveys, walk-downs revamp and retro-fit type jobs.


Horn School of Drafting

Houston Community Collage

On-Line Design-CADworx

Project Specific Experience:

RDS-RIG Beaumont, Tx.

January thru September 2019

Senior Piping Designer on state of the art plant design for Green Diesel. Valero as the client in Norco, La. Utilizing CADworx 2015 and Navisworks 2016

Project Specific Experience:

Motiva Corp. Port Arthur, Tx.

July 2018 – Oct.2018

Piping designer doing field “walk-downs” in DCU-2, Coker unit of all piping systems for purposes of updating client’s P&IDs.

ENTERGY Corp. Batesville Ar.

May 2018 - July 2018

Piping designer doing field “walk-downs” in Coal Fired Power plant of all piping systems for purposes of updating client’s P&IDs.

For approx. 18 months due to the economy I did not work in my field.

Fluor Corp. Sugarland, Tx.

Jan. 2015 – Aug. 2017 Sr. Pipe designer performed a major survey and walkdown at a gas processing facility in Robinson, Il. Did equipment layout to revamp and update a Marathon Oil facility with newer equipment. Also worked on underground layouts for Civil Dept. on SASOL Chemicals Lake Charles Project in Westlake La.

Redi Engineering LLC Lakewood, Co.

July 2014 – Nov 2014 Sr. Pipe designer using AutoCAD/Cadworx and Navis works after performing a major P&ID walkdown at a (Cryogenic)Storage/compressor Facility in Evanston Wy. As a designer worked to revamp and rebuild said facility after a major fire and explosion.

Ventech Engineering LLC Pasadena, Tx.

July 2013 – June 2014 Sr. Pipe designer using AutoCAD/Cadworx and Navisworks on two small/medium sized gas treating projects (20,000 Bpd and 30,000Bpd) These were modular units one for a South Dakota client the other for a Middle Eastern Client, done in metric.

Foster Wheeler LLC Houston, Tx.

July 2011—May 2013 Sr. Pipe designer in Upstream Dept. using AutoCAD/ Cadworx and Navisworks My work here dealt all mostly with maintenance update and upkeep of offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico for BP and Apache Petroleum.

Zap Engineering Inc. Lakewood, Co.

Jan 2011—June 2011 Field Pipe designer worked with existing drawings (paper and sepia) and later AutoCAD for El Paso Pipeline Co in the state of Utah and Colorado updating and expanding existing compressor facilities.(Cryogenic)

Please note that due to the economy I did not work in my field during this time.

EXPRO Group Americas LLC. Houston, Tx. / Dubai UAE

June 07—May 08 Sr. Pipe designer using Autocad/Bentley 3D Worked in Houston office with fast track design team on Topside Facility for FPSOcean Deep Producer One. Later assigned to work with fabricator to assist with construction and installation of said module onto refurbished tanker in Dubai drydock. UAE

Upstream Engineering. LLC Houston, Tx.

Aug 06—May 07 Sr. Pipe designer using Autocad/Cadworx 3D Updating and revamping existing offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.

URS Corp Houston, Tx.

Dec 05 – Aug 06 Sr. Pipe designer working in a dynamic environment on a fast track design project using the latest in 3D software towards the design of a state of the art catalyst plant.

Veco Engineering Anchorage, Ak.

July 05 - Nov 05 Piping Designer using Rebis/AutoCAD to design modular units at wellheads that include recirculation and injection systems, and also temporary storage facilities at the North Slope.

NEPCO/ SNC Lavalin Redmond, Wa.

Nov 04 – May 05 Working in-house as a senior piping designer/checker using (Rebis) 3D with AutoCAD 2004, designing a Cogeneration Power Plant for the Betancourt project Quebec, Canada

CAD Technology Houston, Tx.

June 2002-2004 Using AutoCAD, Rebis Smart Plant 3D

Responsibilities included working in-house/on-site reviewing ”as-built” drawings and later designing piping systems and equipment (pumps, driers, compressor, control stations, sample collection structure) my responsibilities included routing of pipe, and tubing for sample connections as well as all mechanical supports, for major expansion of an LPG facility in West Texas belonging to EL PASO Pipeline Co. (Cryogenic)

EDG Inc. Houston, Tx.

Jan 2002 - June 2002 Using AutoCAD 2000, Rebis Auto Plant.

Working in-house completing design / retro-fit work on an existing offshore platform for Texaco in Angola. All work performed on 3-D model


10/2001- 1/2002 Using AutoCAD 2000, Rebis AutoPlantWorking in-house doing design and checking on a gathering/ co-generating facility for OXY Chemical Co. in Ecuador. All work performed in 3-D.

VECO Engineering Denver, Co.

4/2001-9/2001 Using AutoCAD 2000, Rebis ProPipe

Working in-house doing revamp/retrofit type work on two process units in a gas refining plant for Marathon Oil.

Merrick Engineering Denver, Co.

8/98 4/2001 Using AutoCAD 14, Rebis ProPipe

Working on-site for Conoco Petroleum in a gas refinery. Doing maintenance as well as capital type jobs, including revamping and debottle-necking in a Sulfur recovery unit.

S&B Engineering Houston, Tx.

3/98- 8/98 Using AutoCAD 14, Rebis ProPipe

Working on-site for Solvay Chemical Co. doing maintenance as well as capital type jobs, including revamping and debottle-necking in a Polypropylene Plant.


Rod Hanson 713-377-100 Debbie Fontenot Mech. Design Supervisor RDS-RIG 409-***-**** Michael Tran Design Coordinator RDS-RIG 409-***-**** Jason Cook Jason.Cook 281-***-**** Novo Calingasan 281-***-****

Dean Meeks 214-***-****

9303 Bankside Dr. Houston, TX 77031 713-***-****

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