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Engineering Engineer Vice President Business Development Director Gas

Dallas, TX
May 22, 2020

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Summary of Qualification and Professional Credentials

Chemical engineer with diverse oil and gas industry (natural gas and liquid midstream) background and proven experience in engineering, management, business development, and consulting. Extensive project development of oil and gas facilities including gas processing plants, gas and liquid pipelines, pump stations, and compressor stations. Ability to prospect, plan, organize, and lead development teams and projects. Smart in the commercial aspects of project and product development. Recognized leader and expert by the leading natural gas industry national association (GPA Midstream).

Registered Professional Engineer in 22 states.


Engineering Management Direct engineering consulting services for U.S. and international projects including oil and gas gathering, compression, pumping, pipelines, treating, and processing.

Project Management Design, engineering, construction, and operation of natural gas and condensate midstream facilities and pipelines.

Consulting Services Consulting services and operating company experience including market and feasibility studies, technology assessment, due diligence, asset valuation, and litigation support.

Equipment Leasing Sales and leasing of amine plants, glycol dehydrators, generators, and auxiliary equipment.

Professional Experience

LINDE ENGINEERING AMERICAS, Tulsa, Oklahoma 2018 – 2020

Linde is a leading industrial gases and engineering company with 2018 pro forma sales of USD 28 billion. Linde Engineering Tulsa is the primary location focusing on technology, engineering, procurement, and construction of standard natural gas processing plants, amine treating plants, and condensate stabilizers generally for 200MMSCFD natural gas processing plants. Technologies include GSP, RSV, ROC®, and CRYO-PLUS™. The fabrication facility located in Port of Catoosa fabricates gas processing plant vessels and modules including structural members, piping assembly, and instrument installation.


Responsible for engineering operations covering detail design disciplines including proposing and defining the Work Methodology for the engineering execution. Personal involvement in hiring, training, developing, and appraising staff effectively including taking corrective action as necessary on a timely basis. Managed a department of up to 35 personnel including hiring of ten design and engineering personnel. Participated in interviews and hiring of summer interns. Responsible for assigning the Discipline Engineers in cooperation with Executive Management and Business Unit Managers. Set goals and priorities on simultaneously executed projects and responsible for improving the skills and engineering capabilities including internal and external courses and seminars. Tasks included approval of the engineering project teams. Participated in Gate and Design Review Program Meetings and Project Team Meetings as required. Managed departmental budget and controlled expenses. Actively enhanced the professional image of design engineering by encouraging PE licensing of the discipline engineers. Provided Management Reports and presentations as required.

Championed the future, new business initiatives, and new ways of working. Led an important alignment of engineering and shop personnel to improve communication and implement manufacturing and engineering efficiencies. Led a similar effort to align process engineering, detail discipline engineering and design, and project execution for change in strategic direction from custom plant designs to standard plant fabrication.

AUDUBON FIELD SOLUTIONS, Tulsa, Oklahoma 2016 - 2018

Audubon Companies is a global provider of EPCM services for the oil & gas, petrochemical, refining, and pipeline markets.


As Director of Pipeline Engineering, directed pipeline design and engineering for Audubon's Pipeline Solutions Division providing pipeline design and engineering for natural gas and liquid pipelines and associated facilities. Directed Audubon's 3D laser scanning service including conversion of scans to mechanical designs and P&IDs. Software included CADWorx and Smart 3D.


Stantec, with 15,000 employees, provides engineering design of buildings, energy and resource, and infrastructure.


In a “doer/seller” role, developed business in the midstream industry for design and engineering services. Utilized business development skills to cross-sell Stantec services in the areas of environmental, rail, terminals, and mechanical integrity. Worked as project manager on the due diligence for the purchase of a 6,000 mile interstate pipeline system to review pipeline and facility integrity and regulatory compliance. Provided consulting services in East Texas for the treatment of sour gas. Business development focused on the Eagle Ford shale and the Permian Basin with contacts in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Midland, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City.

BAKER & O’BRIEN, INC., Dallas, Texas 2012 - 2014

Expert witness, dispute support, strategic consulting, and industry advisory services to operators and lenders.


Consulting included expert witness and dispute support as well as strategic consulting and advisory services for energy related projects. Responsible for midstream business development for the firm. Prepared expert reports related to litigation involving pipelines and gas processing plant construction. An expert report was prepared to provide “Industry Standard” and “Recognized and Generally Acceptable Engineering Practices” (RAGAGEP) for the construction of gas processing plants. Served as Independent Engineer for the analysis of gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant proposals. Also, evaluated the feasibility of two GTL projects, including technical and technology assessment, review of project schedule, and analysis of capital, operating, and maintenance costs. For a client evaluating drilling in western Oklahoma provided a review of NGL and condensate pipeline takeaway capacity. Additional projects included Independent Engineer for a biomass-to-urea project, review of gas gathering systems for a potential purchaser, evaluation of mechanical integrity for an oil pipeline reversal, and technical due diligence for the design of a 2.0 BCFD straddle plant in Oklahoma.

APPLIED CONSULTANTS, INC., Richardson, Texas 2005 - 2012

Design, engineering, and inspection for gas processing, pipeline, compressor, pump, and metering facilities.


Provided engineering consulting services to the energy industry for design and engineering of natural gas, natural gas liquid, crude oil, and refined product facilities including gathering, compression, pump stations, pipelines, tankage, and processing. Responsible for midstream business development for engineering and inspection. Managed cost estimating for domestic and international facility and pipeline construction projects. Managed 34 client accounts, some of which represented multiple projects. Provided the design, engineering, and procurement of seven simultaneous Eagle Ford Shale Central Delivery Points and pipeline gathering system representing in excess of $100 million in capital cost. Established an engineering office and grew the staff to 30 personnel including engineers, engineering technicians, purchasing, drafting, and administration.

GAS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, Irving, Texas 2001 - 2004

Fabrication, reconditioning, sales, and leasing of gas processing and treating plants.


Directed gas treating and gas processing projects from idea stage through completion including formal quotation, client approval, engineering drawings, construction, commissioning, start-up, operations, and troubleshooting. Responsible for business development including engineering and treating. Prepared detailed quotations complete with engineering, process simulation, equipment selection, chemical design, and operating costs, resulting in fifteen projects which included engineering consulting, equipment sales, and equipment leases, resulting in excess of $2.0 million in annual revenue. Managed gas treating and gas processing equipment sales and leasing including amine plants (3.5 to 200 gallons per minute), gas processing plants, gas dehydration units, and power generators to oil and gas production companies.

CROSSTEX ENERGY SERVICES, INC., Dallas, Texas 2000 - 2001

Integrated midstream company with gathering, processing, fractionation, transportation, and logistics assets.


Managed leasing of gas treating equipment to oil and gas production companies including straight equipment lease, equipment lease with operations, and operations only. Gas treating equipment proposals included amine plants (10 gallons per minute to 250 gallons per minute), gas processing plants, compression, dehydration, generators, well operation, and water treatment. Coordinated amine plant leasing with gas purchase offers and pipeline financing. Directed client prospecting including review of drilling reports, contacting including letters and cold calls, sales calls, convention exhibits, industry association presentations, customized project definition, project economics, offer letters, contract preparation, and contract execution. Administered customer follow-up including project timeline, client information requests, company personnel contact information for new clients, project kick-off meetings, equipment transportation, plant construction and start-up coordination, plant utilities, plant filing system, and problem resolution.

ARCO E&P TECHNOLOGY, Plano, Texas 1997 - 2000

Technology division of international oil & gas exploration and production company.


Converted ARCO’s concept of a gas-to-liquids process first to paper and then to an operating demonstration plant in 18 months, with minimal staff. Engineered a highly successful 1 -year operation of the pilot plant, completing all research objectives and exceeding performance expectations. Prepared computer-based process simulations for ARCO’s process to convert natural gas to liquid hydrocarbon. Selected as Project Controller responsible for Cost Estimate compilation, Travel Execution Plan, and Monthly Cost Analysis of pilot plant project that was completed below $18 million budget. Performed process design, start-up, and operation, including process formulation and equipment specifications.

NICOL & ASSOCIATES, Richardson, Texas 1995 - 1997

Design and engineering consulting services for the natural gas midstream industry.


Provided consulting to the gas-to-liquids and natural gas industry in the areas of plant design and operations. Consulted with the natural gas and refining industry in the areas of natural gas processing, pipeline engineering design, regulatory filings and compliance with government regulations. Engineered the testing of a vortex tube in natural gas service, a new process for gas treating.

MUSE, STANCIL & CO., Dallas, Texas 1994 - 1995

Consulting on technical, commercial, financial, and legal/regulatory issues of energy industry clients.


Provided consulting services to the oil and gas industry in the areas of asset acquisition and divestment, natural gas processing plant operations, and refinery design. Conducted an audit of gas settlement statements per processing agreement terms and conditions, and prepared natural gas processing plant process simulations for litigation.

ORYX ENERGY CO., Oklahoma City; Midland, Michigan; Dallas 1980 - 1995

International independent exploration and production company.


Career began in 1980 with Oryx Energy Company and soon became District Gas Engineer for the Michigan facilities. Managed the installation and expansion of five gas processing plants/treating facilities and conducted an economic analysis of capital projects for natural gas processing and coordinated gas gathering pipeline construction. Became the Professional Gas Marketing Representative for marketed gas produced from the Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, West Texas, Rocky Mountains, and Michigan areas, including securing the connection of new wells to pipelines (onshore and offshore) and negotiated gas sales to pipeline companies and gas processing plants. Then became the Manager, Gas Supply and Transportation. Managed five professionals, contract analysts, and administrative personnel in the areas of gas gathering, treating, processing, purchase, transportation, and contract administration. Supervised gas transportation for 180 million cubic feet per day, including 200 contracts, 92 pipelines, and $1 million per month transportation expense, including the conversion to FERC Order 636 transportation contracts. Directed the contract negotiations and administration of gas sales contracts for 70 billion cubic feet of natural gas sales ($123 million per year).


Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Summa cum Laude

Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business, Dallas, Texas

Graduate Marketing Certificate


Professional Engineer

Texas (Initial) - Mississippi

Alabama - Missouri

Arkansas - Nebraska (Chemical)

California (Chemical) - New Mexico

Illinois - North Dakota

Indiana - Oklahoma

Iowa - Pennsylvania

Kansas - South Dakota

Kentucky - Tennessee

Louisiana - West Virginia


Professional Organizations

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Senior Member

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Tulsa Chapter, Member

GPA Midstream Association

Pipeline Design, Operation and Maintenance Technical Committee

Founding Chairman (2016 - 2018)

Committee Leader of the Year (2019)

Facilities Design, Operation and Maintenance Technical Committee

Chairman (2012 - 2015)

Vice Chairman (2009 - 2011)

Member (2008 - current)

GPA Midstream Association, North Texas Chapter

Board of Directors (2015 - 2016)

Chairman (2008 - 2010)

Secretary/Treasurer (1995 - 1997)

GPA Midstream Suppliers Association

Corporate Representative (2009 - 2018)

GPA Midstream Association, Mid-Continent Chapter, Member

GPA Midstream Association, Houston Chapter, Former Member

The Pipeliners Association of Houston, Former Member

Pipeliners Club of Tulsa, Former Member

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