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.
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
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.
ADMA-OpCo Habshan Alpha
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.
Oil Spill Program
As internal consultant to the agency,
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
Mobil Research &
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
Best Practices project to be delivered electronically