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PROFILE: Regulatory Analysis, Response,
& International Stds.
2014     Chevron Wheatstone
Along with PSM colleague, ensured that each team - Operations, Maintenance, Competence and Training - used the appropriate standards. This included clarifying whether Global or Business Unit standards applied, and in the regulatory regime where UK, US and/or Australian standards applied.

2011-2012    Shetland Gas Plant for TOTAL E&P UK
Articulated and validated BAT requirements, applied them to MEG regeneration, effluent waste treatment and disposal. Implemented Safety Critical Element requirements from FEED into Detailed Engineering. Supported PPC application to SEPA and reviewed HSE Design COMAH package. 

2010-2011     TurkmenGaz South Yoloten Gas Field Development
Proposed strategy of having Turkmenistan adopt GOST equivalency of international standards, in lieu of their own regulations which have not been updated since the early 1990s when the Soviet Union dissolved.

2007    Odoptu First Stage Processing, Sakhalin, Russia

As HSE lead, was responsible to ensure compliance with Russian GOST R standards and SNiP building codes. In some cases, these were not as applicable as western standards, and developed the case for ADS Alternate Design Standards, which were approved.

2007    ADMA-OpCo Habshan Alpha Platform

As HSE lead on FEED stage design, assisted ADMA in updating their standards provided by BP in the 1990's. The recommended changes were based on internationally accepted updates to the UK Safety Case approach and ISA updates on conducting SIL Safety Integrity Level.

2004     EPA Oil Spill Program
As internal consultant to the agency, reviewed SPCC guidance for P.E.'s and provided practical comments to ensure that small business sites had in place the equipment stated in their plans e.g. bobcats, sandbags,

2001     ICF Consulting
Did internal testing of ICF's regulatory comment and response process tool CommentWorks Rev 1, providing experience from my API committee work that helped improve the workflow and functionality in Rev. 2

2000    OSHA “eTools” Development
Upgraded four Expert Advisors for OSHA, to help specific industries to better understand which portions of complex regulations they needed to comply with. By answering approximately ten defining questions, the expert system logic produces just those portions of the regulation that apply to that industry and the size of that organization.
 

1998     KOGAS Training on Codes
After a fatal explosion at an LNG facility Korea Gas requested Mobil Global Professional Services to provide an expert on US voluntary standards API, ASME, ASTM. We determined quickly that these had been applied by rote without fully understanding  physics principles, materials engineering and man-years of experience that have gone into these voluntary standards. I set up a total of 9 weeks of training with the supervisory and mid-level engineers, using PowerPoints to emphasize the "why" of the major design codes. With a translator I posed and took questions to ensure they understood what had been delivered.

1995      Mobil Global Professional Services
Served on API committee developing regulatory response to MACT for Refineries, Distribution and Marine. Chaired the Storage tank subcommittee, wrote the response to EPA and then developed the two-day Refinery MACT Workshop delivered jointly with EPA.

1993-1994    Mobil Research & Development
Served on API taskforce for federal fugitive emissions standards, with a focus on practical, rapid and accurate sensing systems, then getting the appropriate language into the regulation, plus where and how to measure for e.g. pump seals and valve stems.

As part of MRDC's commitment to train Pertamina staff in oil and gas standards, Mobil developed an entire codified structure for the country's regulatory framework. Role was in moving that entire body of work into subsequent GENIE Best Practices project to be delivered electronically by IHS.