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Team Member Operation Specialist

Qibla, Kuwait
September 28, 2023

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Ghanshyam B. Parmar

C-**, Behind Bank Muscat Bldg., Opp. Taima Store, Duqm,

Al-Wusta, Sultanate of Oman

Cell No: +968-********/+91-917*******/+91-960*******. E-mail:, Skype Id: gparmar22


To apply my 22.2 years of expertise (at refineries, petrochemical plants, and pharmaceutical plants) in the areas of plant operation, DCS operation, plant commissioning, process troubleshooting, and optimization in an open, dynamic, and professional environment. Experience Details:

Process Specialist: Hydrocracker/DHT/Hydrogen Units (OQ8 Refinery)

Operation Specialist Diesel/Kerosene/Naphtha Hydrotreater Unit (KNPC Refinery)

Operation Supervisor: Diesel-Hydrotreater Unit (YASREF-Refinery)

Assistant Area Manager: VGO-Hydrotreater /Cracker /Hydrogen (Essar-Refinery)

Shift In charge: VGO-Hydrotreater / Cracker Unit (Reliance-Refinery)

Shift Field Engineer TEAL/TnBal Plant (Guldbrandsen’s-Petrochemical)

Shift Engineer: Pharmaceutical Plant (GOL-Chemical) Commissioning experience: 14 Units of Hydro treater/Hydro cracker Plants. Summary of Experience & Skills:

Total 22.2 years of rich experience in operations of three petroleum refining company, Petro- chemical and pharma plant.

Comprehensive knowledge of various Hydro processing units mainly kerosene hydrotreater, Coker naphtha hydrotreater, Diesel hydrotreater & VGO hydrotreater

Sound managerial skill to lead cross functional team.

Specialization in plant commissioning/stabilization/optimization, process trouble shooting, unit performance monitoring, implementation of HSEF systems.

Strong idea of refinery operation/trouble shooting/optimization and stabilization in vacuum gas oil hydrotreater unit/ hydrocracker Unit, Diesel hydrotreater unit.

Lead operation team for pre-commissioning/commissioning& stabilization of –hydrotreater Unit

Certified Auditor for ISO 9001/ISO 14001/OSHA 18001.

Proven track record in process performance monitoring and troubleshooting of various hydrotreater units.

Hands on experience of yokogawa centum-XL, Foxboro distributed control systems

Proficient for carryout root cause analysis and incident investigation

Self-starter, independent thinker, driven by quality, cost and speed of execution with capability to work in a cross-functional engineering team and motivate team members.

Received six appreciations certificate from KNPC-MAB refinery for excellent suggestion & contribution for startup.

Personal details:

Age / Date of birth: 43yrs. / 24-Mar-1980

Sex / Marital Status: Male / Married

Nationality / Religion: Indian / Hindu

Current Location: Oman

Passport details:

Number: V 7780352

Date of expiry: 02-Jun-2031

Place of issue: Kuwait



BE (Chemical) from Thadomal Shahani Eng. College-Mumbai University, Maharashtra- India in 2001


Since Jan’23: NES Fircroft LLC, OQ8 Refinery, Oman as Process/Operation Specialist Key Responsibilities of Process Specialist (Operation Specialist): DHT/HCK/HPU Units

Comprehensive monitoring of process plants

Identifying, developing, and coordinating modifications / improvement plans through MOC

(Management of Change)

Tracking process related problems and providing technical resolutions for the same

Leading incident investigation and identify Root Cause for incidents (RCA)

Participate in PHA, HAZOP and PSSR

Contributing towards the development of young engineers for the enhancement of knowledge.

Preparation of operating manuals for start-up shut-down and normal operation along with troubleshooting.


Commissioning of Two Hydrogen units, Diesel Hydrotreater Unit & Hydrocracker Unit. Jun’17 -Dec’22: Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), Kuwait as Operation Specialist Key Responsibilities of Operation Specialist: DHT/KHT/NHT/HCK Units

Develop & coordinate master plan of all pre-commissioning, commissioning & startup.

Ensuring capturing lessons learned from previous projects, identify opportunities for increasing readiness assurance, mitigate pre-commissioning, commissioning & startup risks

& provide suggested improvements for identified gap.

Supervise the progress of preparations, secured requested materials & manpower for scheduled daily activities.

Supervise the pre-commissioning/commissioning activities according to detailed procedure.

Participated in startup & run test for dynamic equipment together with vendor. BE (Chemical) in



Participated to plant inspection for mechanical completion.

Perform with success performance tests & interim operation.

Ensure the daily operation of the units in accordance with safety, occupational health, environmental conservation & protection company regulations.

Optimize the daily operation of the installations.

Participate in operation budget process & contribute to the personnel management. Highlights:

Commissioning of two Diesel hydrotreater,01-Kero Hydrotreater,01-Naphtha Hydrotreater units Sep’14 -May’17: Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company as Operation Supervisor Key Responsibilities of Operation Supervisor: DHT/HCK Units

Also worked as maintenance coordinator/shutdown coordinator/Day shift supervisor.

Performance monitoring of unit and taking corrective/preventive measures.

Planning and coordinating with leads of all services departments (e.g., technical services/ EPS/maintenance team/HSEF/ commercial) for all routine and non-routine activities

Review of P&ID’s, SOP’s, emergency handling procedures & operating manuals.

Ensuring training/development of all employees on HSEF/technical/behavioral as per business requirement and employees need.

Succession planning for employee’s growth.

Document management of various records and audits.

Shift scheduling and leave management of shift personal.

Working as internal auditor for different areas other than diesel hydro treater/hydrocracker.

Timely completion of audit observation points & preparation of the report.

Preparation of audit schedule & program for different section of the refinery.

Review and implementation for management of change system.

Successfully completed annual turnaround without any incident & accident.

Carry out pre-start-up safety review / root cause analysis/ incident investigation. Sep’10 -Sep’14: Essar oil Limited (Essar Refinery) as Deputy General Manager Key Responsibilities of Dy. Gen Manager (Asst. Area Manager): VGOHT/DHT Unit

Manual preparation: operating, pre-commissioning, commissioning, and start-up manuals.

Imparting training: defining training plan for different cadre like field executive, panel operator, and shift field engineer. Arrange training as per training plan and their validation and finally certify the person as ready to take charge. Also defining emergency action plan and mock drill scenario and carry out validation after proper training in field. Worked as plant training coordinator (PTC), to manage training of all persons of all the cadres other than plant training.

Co-ordination with base refinery for the plant shutdown & tie-in points for existing & future line.

Preparation of cut-off equipment list during load shedding without affecting the plant throughput.

PIPA (Pre incidence planning action): Identify and define most likely and dangerous places where there are chances of fire and explosion.

Oct’07 -Sep’10: Reliance Industries Limited as Manager/Shift Field Engineer Key Responsibilities of Shift Field Engineer: VGOHT-361/362 Units

Active team member of DO-HSE & BSC.

Taken active participation in suggestion scheme & incident reporting scheme.

Maintaining the SAP activities related to production. 4

Improvement in safety by recording observation in RESOP portal (Reliance Safety Observation Process).

Having knowledge of SAP base work permit system

Aug’04 -Oct’07: Guldbrandsen’s Chemicals Pvt. Limited as Assistant Manager Key Responsibilities of Assistant Manager: Tri-n-Butyl aluminum/TEAL Units

Manufacturing alkyl aluminum’s & their derivatives, Tri-n-Butyl aluminum etc.

Handling the unit operations like hydrogenation, alkylation, hydrolysis etc.

Well versed with ISO quality standards and environmental policies. Undergone several audits conducted by BVQI for certification & surveillance.

PLC operation & maintaining production records on Ramco.

Involved in HAZOP team for new alkyl aluminum product TEAL.

Trouble shooting & identifying bottlenecking to ensure quality and production, minimizing flaring.

Inter department audits (ISO 9000,14000, Housekeeping and Safety training)

Guidance to panel operators for controlling and operating plant process.

Involved in SOP & documentation preparation related to new pyrophoric product TEAL. Jul’01 -Jul’04: Gujarat Organics Limited as Shift Engineer Key Responsibilities of Shift Engineer: Multipurpose Manufacturing Units

Manufacturing bulk drugs & their intermediates like methyl salicylate, methyl paraben, sodium methyl paraben, propyl paraben, para hydroxyl benzoic acid, salicylic acid, sodium salicylate, and para anisic acid etc.

Handling the unit operations like distillation, separation, drying, filtration, and crystallization.

Handling the dehydration, neutralization, carbonation at 10 kg/cm 2

pressure, acidification etc.

Internal auditor for ISO 9001 & as team member in ISO9001 certification. Work knowledge of Operation software:

Aware of the following applications/systems

MS office

SAP system / LIMS system

PI Monitoring System


Certified internal auditor of ISO 9001/14001 and OHSAS 18001 by M/S. DNV

02 weeks training on commissioning and troubleshooting of hydrocracker unit.

(Capacity: 1.9 MMTPA, UOP) in M/S IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Limited) Panipat.

DCS training by Yokogawa.

Training on communication skill/managerial skill/supervisory development skill/project management/ conflict management/negotiations skill and work permit system etc.

Onsite/ offsite emergency handling.

Certified first aider by Jayaben Modi hospital, Ankleshwar.

SAP module Training by Guldbrandsen Chemicals Pvt.Ltd. Vadodara.

Principal & techniques for management of hazardous chemicals by Gujarat Safety Council.

Certified fire fighter training by National fire academy, Vadodara.

Reliance hydro processing course Albemarle at Reliance, Jamnagar.

Certified yellow belt for six sigma projects by Reliance, Jamnagar.

Safety training during commissioning & start up by IFP from France.

Safety champion in the Essar for 06-month duration.

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