Mohamed Abdelgalil, B.Eng., M.Sc., CMIOSH
HSE DIRECTOR / HSE MANAGER / SENIOR HSE ADVISOR: OIL & GAS
Asset Manpower of 52000+ Project Values Up to $17B International Facilities
Drives Safe and Sustainable Delivery of Oil & Gas Projects and Operations
Value Added Summary:
A certified, seasoned, agile, and adaptable health, safety, and environmental manager with 20 years oil and gas industry experience and a master’s degree in Environment, Health, and Safety Management (M.Sc.) from Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. Also holds a bachelor’s degree (B. Eng.) in Electrical Engineering. I have been awarded the “HSE Leader of the Year” in the EGYPS 2020 conference.
Asset and Project Achievements:
Directed HSE management processes of dozens of oil and gas facilities and assets with budgets of $500M+. Managed HSE in existing assets with ongoing operations, drilling activities on & offshore, and new projects from inception to construction, commissioning to completion, and turnover.
Identified and implemented HSE improvement initiatives. Initiated $5M wastewater disposal and transportation upgrade at Rashpetco to maximize gas production and manage the associated risk efficiently and cost effectively.
Championed innovative HSE programs and initiatives to improve the HSE culture and performance. Developed the intervention scheme to enhance near-miss reporting to control the risk at an early stage.
Transitioned seamlessly across companies, industries, and cultures. Fostered relationships with multidisciplinary personnel, teams, and stakeholders to improve the HSE culture and performance of existing assets and new projects from the ground up.
Delivered above-target HSE key performance indicators in all health, safety, and environmental exposure areas. Managed up to 25 direct reports.
HSE Management HSE Engineering Management Team Leadership HAZID HAZOP QRA Bow-tie Analysis HSE Case ALARP Demonstration HEMP Studies Incident Investigation Auditing ISO 9001 ISO 18001 ISO 45001 ISO 14001 HSE Management System Risk Assessment Risk Management Delivery of Technical Training Process Improvement Resource Planning Technical Evaluations Commercial Evaluations Regulatory Compliance Project Engineering Operations Management Contract Management
Shell Egypt (Rashpetco Joint Venture) – Cairo, Egypt Jun. 2017 – Present
A Gas Production joint venture (Royal Dutch Shell, Petronas, and the Egyptian Government) with nearly 1800 staff.
HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENT GENERAL MANAGER
Supervised: 22 Department Budget: $10M Asset Value: Up to $5B Asset Personnel: Up to 1800
Stepped in to drive all aspects of HSE management for the company, including HSE culture improvements, providing strategic advice and direction for managing HSE in operations, drilling, and projects and their associated contractors. Collaborated with business leaders on the HSE plan, requirements, and progress. Directed the HSE assurance activities, identified key HSE issues, and managed the asset performance. Supervised multidisciplinary staff and sub-contractors, and reported regularly to the company’s stakeholders.
HSE Culture Change: Developed and lead a journey of HSE culture change from reactive to proactive through persistent observation, intervention, and constructive feedback. Developed first-ever leading indicator tools and standardized reporting of all incidents including process safety events to improve the HSE performance.
Process Safety Management: Lead the efforts to ensure that the company is compliant in the matter of process safety management including the development of safety cases and asset integrity processes. Ensured that safety and environmentally critical barriers are being maintained to the required level of integrity.
Communications: Worked to ensure all levels of staff are actively involved, or informed, about the decision making process regarding the understanding of hazards in the workplace and the control measures necessary to achieve as low as reasonably practicable, the risks to personnel, environment, and assets. Outperformed local competitors with above-average industry HSE record.
Initiative: Influenced the Joint Venture to adopt key Shell HSE improvement tools, initiatives, and assurance processes in a complex local environment, within budget, and despite time constraints.
Shell Kuwait – Kuwait Dec. 2013 – May 2017
A Gas Production Joint Venture (Royal Dutch Shell and Kuwait Oil Company) with nearly 9000 staff.
HSE MANAGER/HSE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT, NORTH KUWAIT JURASSIC GAS PROJECT
Supervised: 5 Engineers Project Value: Up to $5B USD Asset Personnel: 2000
Promoted to drive the HSE performance improvement of the North Kuwait Jurassic Gas project, lead all HSE management activities in partnership with various internal teams. Prepared the operations HSE case for existing assets and statement of fitness requirements. Directed HAZOP, HAZID, QRA, and ALARP demonstration meetings. Fostered positive partner and stakeholder relationships.
HSE in Projects: Lead risk assessments and ALARP demonstrations and finalized record of HEMP studies carried out to assure technical HSE integrity of the assets. Lead the H2S risk management efforts including simultaneous operations (SIMOPs). Supported KOC in the development of Emergency Response Procedures to deal with H2S risk. Lead the development of the EPF50 plant Bowtie model.
Risk Management: Managed the delivery of the required HSSE documents including the HSE plan, risk register, and impact assessment reports. Supported the development of new bids by providing local experience, lessons learned, and generated new initiatives.
HSE Culture Improvement: Spearheaded a positive HSE culture change in KOC utilizing great tact and influencing skills.
Team Leadership: Lead the corporate HSE team and managed the progress of the HSE program as per the approved plan. Managed and developed the site HSE team including contractors and short term consultants.
Shell Qatar – Qatar Mar. 2011 – Dec. 2013
Shell’s World Largest Gas to Liquids Plant with nearly 2000 staff.
PROJECT HSE MANAGER, PEARL GTL PROJECT MAR. 2011 – DEC. 2013
Supervised: 3 Engineers, 3 HSE Officers, and 5 HSE Technicians Project Value: $17B USD
Specially requested to lead the HSE function in the projects hub in Qatar. Managed the provisions of all HSE support to the management team including compliance with the regulations, operational HSE, environmental performance, emergency preparedness, and continuous improvement. Collaborated closely with projects personnel.
HSE Management System Implementation: Developed and implemented HSSE management systems, processes, and safe systems of work according to company and international standards (ISO 9001, 14001, OSHAS 18001, OSHA, EPA, NFPA …etc.).
HSE in Projects: Provided technical HSE support to the Commissioning and start-up organisation. Managed formal HSE reviews such as HAZID, HAZOP, HEMP studies, EIA, and ALARP demonstrations. Managed the process for obtaining necessary regulatory permits and consents.
Innovations: improved the efficiency and HSE performance by actively managing the contractor partners including engineering, offshore & marine, aviation and drilling services subcontractors as well as the rest of the suppliers/vendors. Created a “One Team” spirit to achieve the required business results.
Management of Change: Lead the HSE assessment and assurance of changes under the Project and Asset Management of Change procedures.
Shell Qatar – Qatar Feb. 2008 – Feb. 2011
Shell’s World Largest LNG Plant (Joint Venture with Qatar Petroleum) with nearly 4000 staff.
SENIOR HSE ENGINEER/ADVISOR
Supervised: 5 Indirect Project Manpower: 50 Contractors: 200 Project Value: Up to $17B USD
Drove the performance improvement in HSE management across the three components (Onshore, Offshore, and Drilling) including contractor management. Updated and managed the HSE standards, developed and maintained the HSE case. Managed the SIMOPS/COMOPS, developed procedures and supported their implementation.
HSE Management: Stepped in and completed the technical HSE studies such as HAZID, HAZOP, risk assessment, QRA, and the preparation of Environmental studies.
HSE Training: Delivered training to staff including emergency preparedness and hazard identification
HSE Auditing: Lead the internal HSE audit program and developed a risk based 3-year audit plan. Mentored other junior staff to participate in HSE audits and develop the skill locally.
Schlumberger International – Cairo, Egypt Feb. 2002 – Feb. 2008
FIELD LOCATION MANAGER / GENERAL FIELD ENGINEER
Supervised: 250 Project Value: Up to $6.5M USD
Fast-tracked into roles of increasing responsibility after proving performance excellence across multiple discipline areas In-charge of a remote site/project (Turn-Key Seismic Crew) with financial & HSE responsibility to deliver in a specific duration and within a limited budget.
Operations and Project Management: Delivered successfully seismic acquisition projects with value up to 40M USD and duration from 6 to 24 months. Role included assets management for equipment exceeding 8 million USD in High Risk Areas with Health/Safety exposure, subcontractor & supplier management and client interface in the field. Supported bidding & Sales Operations.
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree: Environment, Health, and Safety Management, 2011
Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, NY, USA
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) Degree: Electrical Engineering, 2000
Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport – Alexandria, Egypt
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & ASSOCIATIONS
Sample of Completed Course Topics: Lead to Engage and Deliver (LEAD) Hazards and Effects Management Process HSSE & SP in Projects Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) Safety in Process Design OHSAS 18001:2008 Lead auditor course Shell Gas & Power course (Natural gas, LNG, & GTL) HSSE Tools & Techniques Kelvin TopSet, Senior Incident Investigator Quality Auditing, based on ISO 9001: 2000 Incident and Injury Free (IIF) Finance for non-financial managers Q-Land observer People skills Introduction to exploration and production (E&P) industry
Professional Memberships: Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), UK – Chartered Member since 2014.
20 years experience in HSE engineering management and HSE management systems
Excelled in Contractor, Client, and Consultant Roles
Promoted and Recruited due to Outstanding Performance
Managed the HSE function in drilling, projects, and operations
Proficient in Technical safety engineering, HAZID, HAZOP, QRA, HEMP studies, ALARP demonstrations, HSE Cases, and Bow-tie analysis
Performed incident investigations, internal auditing, and technical training