Nelson H. Francis Safety is Priority!
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: 337-***-**** or 354-9368
Summary of Qualifications
Over 28 years of experience in Oil & Gas / Plant Construction
6-years as a Structural/pipe fitter/welder, Piping/structural installations, Pipeline installations, Hydrotesting crane and heavy equipment operator
7-Years as an onshore and Offshore Construction Superintendent
9-Years Project Management / Business Development, Structural / piping design and drafting, Procedure writing for various phases of projects, PNID reviewing, Pipeline abandonment / commissioning and hydro testing,
6-Years Construction Management / Project Engineering
Advanced in Microsoft-360, Auto Cad, Navisworks, Sketchup, Solid works, etc.
Offshore and Onshore Operation / Construction Manager (ENI Rep.)
2017-2022 Siren Oil Services Robert, LA
Sr. Operations / Project Manager Offshore Division
2014-2016 Chicago Bridge & Iron Delcambre, LA
Offshore Construction Manager (Apache/Fieldwood Rep.)
2012-2014 S&S Consulting Group Baldwin, LA
Offshore and Onshore Project Manager / Business Development
2010-2012 Blanchard Contractors Broussard, LA
Offshore Construction Manager (Hilcorp Energy Rep.)
2008-2010 Greens Energy Group Lafayette, LA
Offshore and Onshore Construction Superintendent / Project Manager
2000-2007 Quality Construction & Production Lafayette, LA
1994 - 1998 University of Louisiana Lafayette, LA
Undergraduate Studies in Petroleum Engineering
2006 Tanner Offshore – Single Leg Platform Installation Job duties: Supervised and managed project to completion, Supervised setting, driving, and welding of 36” Pilons on single leg structure, set deck on correct coordinates, installed access cage ladders and safety equipment, set installed and hooked up navaids and SCADA equipment.
2007-2008 Gulf Island Fabrication (ATP Project) – Complete Facility Build Responsibilities: Coordinated with Gulf Island personnel to get decks set, coordinated material movement, Supervised all personnel on project for the assembly of the process platform, Supervised process facility hydro testing and loadout of structure
Plaines Pipeline (PXP) West Texas- Various Pipeline installations and pre-commissioning Responsibilities: Managed several locations, created schedules for each facility build, ensured all permits were in place as needed, coordinated where to place contractors as needed between facility locations, Managed excavating, pipeline laying, fabrication and hydro testing of pipelines. Managed pumping station facility builds.
2009 Nexen Petroleum – Hurricane Ike Recovery Project Responsibilities: Managed boarding and recovering structure after Hurricane IKE, created safety plans upon boarding structure, created scope of work packets as per phases, Managed all offshore operations
2010 Tetra DB-Hedron – Removal of Maritech Resources (GOM) PNA Platforms in the Vermillion and South Marsh Island fields Responsibilities: Coordinated with barge master after set up on locations, Managed topside and sub-sea operations for the prep and removal of each location, Watched over material barge loadout operations, Visually inspected welds of Tie-Down Gussets on material loaded out on barges for inbound transit, Created reports and submitted documents as needed to Houston for BESSE approvals
2011-2012 Hilcorp Energy – SS 209-B Duel Compressor, Pipeline Installation and Facility Upgrade Responsibilities: Managed 3-separate facilities simultaneously for field upgrade, Managed and Coordinated all logistics, companies, equipment, personnel, and material movements needed for separate locations, Inspected ongoing work to ensure engineering revisions were corrected, Managed all hydro operations Corresponded with engineers as needed
2012-2013 Hilcorp Energy – SS 209-B Dual Compressor, Pipeline Installation and Facility Upgrade Responsibilities: (Stationed in Houston Office) Wrote procedures for approval of the Hilcorp Sr. Engineer for pipeline commissioning, tie-backs, hot tapping into existing pipelines and pipeline abandonment, Responsibilities:: (Field Operations) Managed all field operations, Managed all hydrotesting of commissioned pipelines and pipelines brought back into service.
2014-2015 Apache - EI 212-A Well Hook-Up and Flow Back Responsibilities: Lined up companies, equipment, and loadout, Managed Hydrotest and flowback operations for flowing back the new well. Managed bringing the well in service
2014-2015 Apache//Fieldwood Energy - EI 337-A Well Recovery Project Top Side/Sub-Sea Responsibilities: Assessed collapsed well heads, Created work packets, Created drawings for well support guides for fabrication, Corresponded with company engineers in Houston, lined up companies and personnel as needed, coordinated logistics, Managed wireline to set plugs, managed pulling stringers, cementing and PNA of collapsed wells Managed Cason repairs both topside and sub-sea
2015-2016 CB&I: Hess North Dakota Gas Plant Package Fabrication Responsibilities: Night Facilities Director over piping / structural fabrication
2016-2017 CB&I: Offshore Operations Manager for various companies Responsibilities: Offshore support to crews working for various clients (Eni Petroleum, Talos Energy, Arena, Deepwater Corrosion)
2017- 2020 Eni Petroleum – GC-254 Facility Upgrade Pre-Commissioning. Responsibilities: Managed entire project and all personnel involved for both land and offshore, Corresponded between Company engineers and 3rd party engineers, Created and initiated logistics plans, Lined up companies, personnel and equipment as needed, Watched over fabrication of piping and packages, Coordinated loadout of heavy lift packages, Managed offshore offloading and installation of heavy lift packages, Managed Construction, Pneumatic, Mechanical, technology, and engineering companies during offshore platform upgrade operations, Created procedures and managed hydro testing of commissioned piping and packages, managed 24 hour operations during 28day shut-in
2020-2021 Eni Petroleum – EW-921 Decommission of TLP and Pipelines Responsibilities / Accomplishments: Prior to work scope starting: Coordinated between, Houston office, production, and construction personnel to get 4” oil pipeline sand plug cleared without having coil tubing involved, (Sand plug freed up in less than 48 hours) Walked down and marked up isolation points on Platform PNID’s, Created material list to start flushing process, Assisted with writing procedures, Managed entire project and all personnel involved for both land and offshore, Created 10-day forecast schedules throughout project, Reported to engineers in Houston Daily, Coordinated logistics, Lined up companies, personnel and equipment as needed, Managed all pipeline flushing operations, Coordinated with dive vessel and dive personnel during dive operations.
Safety Accomplishments Safety is Priority!
Gulf Island Fabrication (ATP Oil&Gas Facility build): 750,000-man hours no recordable incidents
Maritech Resources: 165,000-man hours with no lost time accidents or recordable incidents
Nexen Petroleum: 153,000-man hours no lost time accidents or recordable incidents
Apache/Fieldwood: 120,000-man hours no lost time accidents or recordable incidents
Hilcorp Energy: 653,000-man hours combined with no lost time accidents
Eni GC-254: 253,000-man hours with no lost time accidents or recordable incidents
Eni EW-921: 193,000-man hours no lost time accidents or recordable incidents