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Project Design

Houston, TX
August 21, 2012

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QUALIFICATIONS Lamar University - Associate Degree of Applied Science in DraftingTechnology

Pipefitter's Apprentice and Journeyman Training School of Local Union #195 - Beaumont, Texas

Deweyville High School, Texas-Member of National Honor Society

LANGUAGES English, Russian (intermediate level)

HOME ADDRESS 21327 Riverside Ridge Ln.

Katy, Tx 77449

TELEPHONE 713-***-**** Cel.

TRAINING Solidworks


PDMS - Piping Design,

PDMS Structural Design,

PDMS Draft/Drawing Production,

PDMS Review Reality,

PDMS Hanger and Support Package

Pipefitter's Apprentice and Journeyman Training School of Local Union #195 - Beaumont, Texas


Over 25 years of experience in plant and equipment layout, piping design and construction support in petrochemical plants working on revamp/retrofit and greenfield projects. Offering strong piping design skills based on five years of journeyman pipefitter experience to preparing piping scopes of work, Material Take-Offs and piping estimates. Completed piping design projects on schedule and within budget. Rework ratio averaged below 2% on major turnkey projects.

Gained considerable field experience in routing lines, locating equipment, locating tie-ins, modifying existing piping systems and solving field problems during construction. Worked directly with Project Engineers and Project Managers on revamp and grassroot projects. Provided design team support to other disciplines on the projects. Prepared PFDs, P&IDs, Piping Plans, Isometrics, etc.

Gained much versatility in the offshore design industry over the past twelve (12) years.


Technip. USA

Feb 2012- Present

PDVSA APS (Auxillary Production System)

3-D PDMS Design Specialist

Currently working on the Flare system. Routing Pipe, generating Isometrics, building pipe supports, further development of P&ID’s for the Flare system

Oct 2011- Feb 2012

3-D PDMS Design Specialist/Lead Project Designer


Was lead designer on Pre-Feed bid package developing 3-D PDMS Model and estimate to complete for final design. Developed PDMS Model, Built the Hull in PDMS and assisted on the Structural Topsides Modeling. Handled all mechanical, piping, structural and subsea interface with the Consortium partners. Was responsible for all Mechanical layout and piping design on the Topsides. Generated General Arrangement Drawings, Perspectives, Structural Topside Plans and Sections in PDMS Draft. Drove the PDMS Model Review when the Client came to visit.

Aug 2011- Oct 2011

PDVSA Dragon Platform

3-D PDMS Design Specialist

Was designer responsible for all PDMS layout work on contaminated and non-contaminated closed drain systems. Routing Pipe, generating Isometrics, building pipe supports, developed P&ID’s for the drain systems

Nov 2010 – Aug 2011

3-D PDMS Design Specialist

Chevron Saux Congo River Crossing Platform

Working as a 3-D design Specialist doing large bore layout for Compressors and Coolers on the project during FEED. Will follow on into Detailed Design. Responsibilities too include routing pipe, Isometrics, pipe supports, PDMS Draft.

Worley Parsons/William Jacob Management

July 2010 – Nov 2010

3-D PDMS Design Specialist

Exxon Neftegas Limited

Sahkalin 1 Project

Working as a 3-D design Specialist doing HVAC Design on living quarters. Responsible for PDMS modeling, PDMS Draft, Scrubbing, Clash management and routing Duct work in the living quarters.


Jan. 2010 - May 2010

U. S. Engineering Manager

Identify and develop opportunities to grow and improve the Engineering Department.

Development and Implementation of Solidworks design software including creation of GS Hydro

Components library, standard design templates, and other design components as requested.

Project Supervision before, during, and after sales including pipe routing, design, instruction, and documentation close out. Management of shop personnel as required. Active participation and

Leadership in our ongoing commitment to quality and teamwork to document all GS Hydro processes and improve communication between all departments. Creation and review of all BOM’s (Bills of Materials) based on Customer and Client provided Specifications.


Oct. 2007 – May 2009

Sr. Piping Designer and PDMS Specialist

B.P. Valhall Offshore Platform - Norway

Working as a Sr. Piping Designer using 11.62 PDMS Design, PDMS Draft, and Isodraft to generate Isometrics and Project Documents. Primary task was lofting Pipe Supports. Responsible party for generating all Skid fabrication drawings, overall plans and sections, and perspective views extracted from PDMS Draft. Responsible for conceptual platform design on all scrubbers on the Project-circular platforms, ladder cages, handrails, etc.


May 2007-Oct. 2007

Sr. Piping Designer and PDMS Specialist

Chevron Frade FPSO

Working as a Sr. Piping Designer using 11.62 PDMS Design, PDMS Draft, and Isodraft to generate Isometrics and Project Documents. Responsibilities included routing and revising piping, picking up Checker comments in the PDMS model, modeling pipe supports, etc.

Amec-Paragon Engineering Houston, Tx

April 2006-May 2007

Sr. Piping Designer and PDMS Specialist

Chevron Takula Gas Processing Platform (TGPP)

Working as a Sr. Piping Designer running PDMS. Responsibilities include building equipment, routing piping and generating piping Isometrics from the PDMS model. During production Design, worked primarily on Firewater and Drain Header systems doing overall layout of these on the platform. and refinement of their respective P&ID’s. Also a primary duty was to generate 2-D Draft drawings using PDMS. Was responsible for all 2-D Skid Assembly and Fabrication Drawings. Also was responsible party for generation of all 2-D overall Plan and Elevation Piping Arrangements extracted from PDMS model.

CDI Engineering Houston, Tx

Feb. 2004-March 2006

DuPont Johnsonville Site Lead

Principle Piping Designer

Working as Piping Lead Designer on all DuPont Project work at Johnsonville, Tn. Responsibilities include:

Developing P&ID’s, Documentum and Microstation, input of detailed design using PDMS, Checking,

Field Dimensioning, developing of Estimates and Scopes of Work, Supervision of piping designers assigned to the projects, overall responsibility of Piping Budgets, Schedules and Quality of Piping Pkgs.

Also had interaction with CDI’s sister satellite office, Pycopsa Engineering, out of Tampico, Mexico. Responsible for Project hand off, Piping Budget, Schedule and Quality of Pycopsa’s work on the Project.


August 2001 - August 2003

Sakhalin I Chayvo OPF - Exxon/Mobil, Moscow, Russia - Senior Design Specialist

Worked on 3D model of process equipment and piping systems on Window NT based PDMS system. Generated piping orthographic and piping isometric drawings. Studied Russian Language prior to and during my stay in Moscow and speak at an intermediate level. Supervised Russian Piping Design Specialists for overall continuity of the Project.

Ryazan Modernization Project, Ryazan, Russia - Piping Group Leader

Created 3D model of process equipment and piping systems on Window NT based PDMS system. Generated piping orthographic and piping isometric drawings.


January 2001 - August 2001

DuPont Sabine River Works, Orange, Texas - Principle Piping / Lead Designer

Reported directly to Project Managers on plant projects valued at $5MM and above. Worked as a Project Lead Designer delegating piping work to other team members. Project responsibilities included front-end

loading work and the production design. Discipline work included preparing piping Scope of Work, MTO, P&IDs, detailing equipment and piping design on 3-D Modeling and piping estimates. Used MICROSTATION SE and Unix based PDMS 11.2 for design. Deliverables included generating piping isometrics, structural steel models, process equipment models, 2-D orthographic drawings and extracting 3-D model perspectives. Again while using PDMS maintained rework average less than 2% on all turnkey projects.


August 1994 - January 2001

DuPont Sabine River Works, Orange, Texas - Principle Piping Designer

Worked directly for Project Managers on plant projects valued at $2MM to $5MM. Responsibilities included detailing piping Scope of Work, preparing MTOs, piping and equipment layout drawings, P&IDs, and estimates. These projects were primarily retrofits to existing facilities. Used MICROSTATION SE and PDMS 11.2. Worked as a Lead Designer responsible for five turnkey projects since Aug. 94.


July 1990 - August 1994

DuPont La Porte Plant, La Porte, Texas - Senior Piping Designer

Worked on Projects doing piping arrangements, P&IDs, field routing lines,

Isometrics, Equipment and Structural layouts, etc.


February 1988 - July 1990

DuPont, Newark, Delaware - Piping Designer

Worked with Project Lead Designers and Project Engineers in preparing P&IDs, piping and equipment layouts, scaled project models, field dimensioning and isometric details on Micro Station 3.3. Also worked in field at DuPont’s La Porte, Corpus Christi, Chambers Works, Louisville, and Maitland, Canada plants.


July 1983 - February 1988

DuPont Sabine River Works, Orange, Texas - Pipefitter Apprentice/ Journeyman

Learned the trade of a skilled union craftsman. Job requirements included field dimensioning, isometric pipe sketching, welding, burning, fabrication and installation of piping of all materials and sizes.


D.K.SKIDMORE has matured from a Construction pipefitter to a PDMS Design Specialist working on Petro-Chem, Refineries, and all phases of Offshore Design. Have traveled abroad and worked as an American Expatriate in 2003 in Moscow, Russia. Have taken many business and field trips at the request of my Clients. Have worked as a Supervisor responsible for delegation of work and quality assurance of other designers. Have worked in both EPC design and also FEED. Have gained considerable experience doing Construction Liasion and installation trouble shooting in the field.

D.K.SKIDMORE has a wide range of Design Skills from a field pipefitter to doing major layout and design of large offshore and refinery Projects. He has run PDMS design software since 1997 (13 years) and has been in the design business since 1987.

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