Chevron Phase 4 staff in roles and planning for Alarm Objectives Analysis,
non-process buildings alarm management, and power systems commissioning and
2012 TOTAL Shetland
Facilitated documenting the design decisions , changes and
assumptions required by CDM regulations,
along with ensuring Management of Change extended beyond DCN (Design Change
Notice) to FCN (Field Change Notice) and pre-Commissioning. Required Process
Engineering produce C&E (Cause & Effect) diagrams needed byy Commissioning, not
just logic diagrams needed for ICSS.
1995 Mobil Torrance Refinery
calibrated and tested CEM (Continuous Emissions Monitoring
systems) for Torrance Refinery during startup after a planned turnaround.
Established parameters for sensor validation, false readings, duration for NOV,
and instituted a 15-minute time limit for reporting whether real or not. Later audited the refinery emissions report.
Brought in new
fugitive monitoring equip with diagnostics to prevent falsified data. Used pre-
& post-turnaround to validate emissions reduction in lube unit rotary filters
and any pumps that now had a new secondary seal installed.
Mobil Research & Development
Team leader for engineers building real-time “Process Advisories” for Mobil
refineries world-wide. Diagnostic and self-adjusting
tools, based on 1-minute values from “PI” historian, process analyzers
and LIMS data from lab.
1985 New Zealand
Natural Gas-to-Methanol- Synthetic Gasoline project using ICI’s 100 bar methanol reactors and Mobil’s ZSM-5 catalysis.
Conducted full-scale testing of all O&U units during commissioning, part of
acceptance tests from Bechtel. This included CTI testing of a 300 meter long
cooling tower, an Air Products” Liquid Nitrogen cryogenic plant, plus site
dewatering, treating raw river water intake from clarification through a
demin. unit to RO unit for BFW.
After startup, stayed on for five more years as
Technical Department supervisor for operations support, before being transferred
.to Mobil R&D in Princeton. Developed process diagnostics with
graphic displays on mainframe terminals for process unit engineers to
troubleshoot yield, efficiency and/or quality issues from Fox 1/A data process analyzers and automated HP site lab equipment.
Ergon Refining, Vicksburg, MS
detailed design of a 40% capacity expansion to accommodate light and medium
gravity crudes, was responsible for P&ID as-builts,
instrument loop checkout, set-point & alarm setting during commissioning and
Assisted in field tests of a pipeline of finely ground coal
suspended in #6 fuel oil feed to Mississippi P&L.
1972 & 1974
Ft. Wayne, IN
✦ Coordinated logistics/expediting for shipping of
process equipment & instruments for field installation & testing
✦ During startup after turnaround, responsible for
night shift monitoring & advice in crude/vacuum/fuel gas treating
✦ Conducted operator training on their new operator
control panels, alarm panels and smarter signal transmitters