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Engineer Chemical Engineering

Rosharon, TX
July 26, 2020

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Syed S.H. Rizvi, Ph.D. P.E

Sugar Land, TX ***** 346-***-****


Experienced process engineer with extensive experience in the design and construction of large-scale projects in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries as well as supporting waste water treatments that were environmentally sound. Expertise in computer simulations, project costs, estimation and budgeting.


Black & Veatch, Houston, Texas 2019 – 04/2020

Process Engineering 6

Worked on the Gloar LNG, Carseland Ammonia and KOCH Fertilizer projects:

Did relief valves calculations for various units to increase the overall safety of a floating LNG plant.

Designed and revamped a process condensate stripper for the Carseland Ammonia plant, resulting in major saving in make-up water and environmental benefits.

Prepared an ammonia truck loading proposal for KOCH Fertilizer plant (Brandon, Canada) to increase ammonia sale revenues and compete with other fertilizer plants in the region.

Process Engineering Consultant 2018-2019

Pursued consulting work to support Petrochemicals, Refinery, LNG, and Technology Development Projects.

•Offered process expertise (PFD and P&ID Development, HAZOP studies, Relief System Design),

Process Simulation (ASPEN, HYSIS and PRO/II), Project cost & man-hour estimation and budgeting.

ORASCOM (Nat-Gasoline Methanol Plant), Beaumont, Texas 2015-2018

Lead Process Engineer

Managed plant process design activities in the Houston Office then the construction and pre-commissioning of the plant in Beaumont, Texas. Co-ordinated and facilitated resolution of engineering issues among ORASCOM, Nat-Gasoline and Airliquide Engineering teams. Took active part in various HAZOP and design review meetings in Air-Liquide’s Houston and Krakow Offices.

Managed sub-systems for construction and pre-commission activities of reforming, methanol synthesis, PSA, distillation, Syn and Natural Gas Compressors, power generation turbines, Aux Boiler, steam generation, raw, demin, cooling, and wastewater units. Reviewed, air and steam blowing marked-up PIDs for primary and secondary reforming and methanol synthesis.

CH2MHILL, Houston, Texas 2012-2015

Process Engineer 6

Worked on CHS Fertilizer Complex, BP Cellulosic and Navajo Refinery Waste Water FEED Projects:

Managed Ammonia, Urea, Nitric Acid and UAN plants FEED studies for CHS Fertilizer Complex, Sprit Wood, North Dakota. Coordinated with SAIPEM Engineering Company for design activities.

Supported Navajo refinery waste water stripper design using ASPEN Electrolytes model.

Worked on BP Cellulosic Ethanol Project. Developed Fermentation and Enzyme area PFDs and P&IDs and conducted process and P&ID review meetings. Used AFT software (FATHOM and ARROW) for hydraulic calculations.

KBR, Houston, TX 2007 – 2012

Technical Advisor (Process Engineering)

Managed a team of six process engineers responsible for relief valve and flare header calculations and sizing. Worked on KITIMAT LNG, SDARA Integrated Chemical Complex and BP Toledo Refinery FEED projects:

Performed relief valve calculations on units of KITIMAT LNG project to enhance the design safety.

Prepared Process Design Bases and Technical Proposals for various DOW Chemical’s units. Attended PFD, P&ID and HAZOP review meetings of DOW technologies (EO, BGE, Amines, Butanol and polyols).

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KBR - continued

Optimized material and energy balances of EO derivatives for efficient and economical utilization of ethylene oxide (EO) as basic raw material for the derivatives products.

Coordinated between ARAMCO & DOW clients for EO derivatives design activities.

Took active part in high integrity process safety application to reduce BGE emission.

Reviewed and checked PFDs, P&IDs, and hydraulic calculations, ensuring compliance with corporate and environmental requirements.

Conducted simulation studies of Naphtha Splitter, Debutanizer and Reformat Splitter using various feed conditions and flare scenarios for BP Toledo Front-End-Engineering-Design (FEED).

Optimized and simulated CCR Unit Net Gas Compressor‘s Stages for efficient compressor operation.

Performed Toledo Refinery Hydrogen Balances for optimum utilization of hydrogen in the refinery.

Checked hydraulic calculations for storage area pipelines for design compliance.

Managed PFD and P&ID development work and participated in P&ID review meetings at KBR and UOP offices.

AMEC Oil and Gas, Kuwait 2005 – 2007

Process Design Engineer, Oil and Gas Facilities Upgrading Project (Burgan Oil Field, Kuwait)

Reviewed and approved process design documents of various Oil and Gas Gathering Station in Burgan Oil Field and North-East Kuwait.

Reviewed P&IDs and equipment datasheets for 3-phase separators, de-salters, plate and frame exchangers, air coolers, compressors, condensate recovery units, two phase pipelines, storage tanks, degassing boots, pumps, flare headers, blow-down, oil drainage, and sampling systems.

Worked with Petrofac team to discuss and implement innovative design ideas to achieve best and safe engineering design for Kuwait Oil Company.

Attended P&ID, HAZOP and SIS Analysis meetings at Petrofac Offices in UAE. Visited Oil Field - Facilities in Burgan Oil Fields and witnessed work in progress.

Supervised tank-vapor sampling study of various Oil and Gas gathering stations.


SABIC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Olefin Advisor (Process Engineering)

Provided technical expertise and leadership in technology selection, research & development activities and efficient plant operation of SABIC petrochemicals which included the following plants:

SDAF Petrochemical Complex, Al-Jubail (Ethylene, Styrene, Ethanol and EDC)

Arabian Petrochemical Company (Petrokemya), Al-Jubail (Butene-1)

Eastern Petrochemical Company (SHARQ ), Al-Jubail ( EO &EG)

Yanpet-ExxonMobil and SABIC Joint Venture Petrochemical Complex, Yanbu (EO&EG)


•IFP/SABIC Butene-1 Technology US Patent # 5728912.

•“A Simple Simulation Technique to Remove CO2 “, PETROTECH 2003, Bahrain.

•“Kinetics of Chloroprene Hydrogenation”, SABIC 3rd Technical Exchange Meeting, March, 1998.

•“Simulation of SADAF Ethanol Plant”, SABIC 2nd Tech. Exch. Meeting, March, 1996.

•“Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium in the Ammonia-Water System”, J. of Chem. Eng. Data, 32, 1987.

•“Kinetics of Methane Hydrate Decomposition”, Chem. and Eng. Sc., Vol. 42, No. 7, 1987.

•“Correlation of Ammonia-Water Equilibrium Data with Various Modified Peng-Robinson Equations of State”, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 29, pp 439-446, 1986.


Ph.D. (Calgary University, Canada)

Master of Engineering. (Nova Scotia Tech, Canada)

Bachelor of Science, (Karachi University, Pakistan) in Chemical Engineering

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