2011-2012 TOTAL Shetland Gas Plant
As part of FEED verification, reviewed the ESIA reports for elements of
the Decision Diary that would need updating, and Commitments Register
for elements that needed developing in detail. Also did gap analysis on
the Contract and advised Project Director/Engineering Manager of items
needing attention, principally Environmental responsibilities.
Ras Tanura Integrated Project
Provided interface logic between licensed technology scoping and
infrastructure: piping, civil, electrical & signals. Developed
smart tools to manage interfaces in Visio/Excel, then developed
functional specification for web/Oracle.
2007 ExxonMobil Odoptu First Stage
In pre-FEED phase for this arctic onshore oil& gas processing facility,
authored all HSE Philosophies and Studies: Fire Protection, Fire & Gas
Detection w/HVAC, Blast, Noise, Winterization,
HSE input into Modularization study. Also supervised contractor doing
RAM study to resolve N+1 for electric power, well re-injection,
Subsequently in FEED, was HSE lead developing fire protection systems
plus fire/gas detection & alarm systems. Oversaw the HAZOP and SIL
effort, and managed tracking/closure of all action items arising from
2006 ADMA-OpCo Habshan Alpha
Made selections for fire protection, fire & gas detection, temporary refuge,
emergency egress and fireproofing type. Participated in 3-D model review of
access, egress, F&G detectors. Developed and managed all HSE third-party
contracts for HSEIA, QRA, HAZOP, SIL. Participated in
identification of project risk, verification of all HSE risks.
2005 BP Cherry Point
Canadian eXtra Heavy Oil
Team member evaluating current 250,000 bpsd vs. potential expansion via dock or
pipeline. Updated refinery-wide steam, fuel and water balances using
process historian data. Did requirements for new "Merchant" hydrogen plants to
produce high-purity H2 via steam-reforming of butanes plus PSA, with option to
export steam. De-bottlenecking study of the Coker unit's capacity with
constraint of minimum cycle time, plus sulfur and metals to meet anode-grade
N.Z SynFuels Reformer Stoichiometry
Ran ASPEN simulation studies on impact of mixing
new high-CO2 content natural gas with pipeline natural gas to optimize
composition of feed to twin 1,000 tpd steam reformers to meet required
stoichiometry for methanol.
Performed ACSL dynamic simulation to determine alarm settings, feed-forward
control setting for pipeline mixing station. Subsequently implemented the
process advisory alarm system in the Fox 1/A process computer system.
University of Auckland, ChE Courses
Taught Junior-level course in “Process Analysis & Synthesis”, covering
process selection & life-cycle economics.
Taught Senior-level “Process Design” course/studio to develop Process Flow Diagrams, Heat & Material Balances, size major equipment,
propose control schema, screening-level Safety Analysis, teams present their completed project to Department Faculty.