Experienced in many aspects of the oil/gas/power and coal industries
Management with experience in administration
Strong technical skills, with expertise in writing procedures and manuals
Appreciation of foreign cultures which derives from years of working overseas
Energetic and personable
Team player with excellent communications abilities
Proficient in various oil/gas/power plant processes, including oil/heavy oil refineries, ethylene plants, gas plants, power plants both single cycle and cogeneration. coal beneficiation and vanadium extraction.
Positions have included junior operator, senior operator, control room operator, commissioning/start-up supervisor and commissioning/start-up manager.
Have participated in many grass-roots start-ups of various plants. This includes the pre-commissioning-punch listing, equipment check-out, procedure writing and commissioning-line flushing, utilities commissioning, pump run-ins, oil flushing, compressor commissioning and start-up which involves the actual first-time running of the plant.
Commissioning/start-up manager of two cogeneration plants, one in Fort Saskatchewan, AB, one in Geismar, Louisiana and one coal beneficiation plant in Gillette, Wyoming
Supervisor/lead mechanical at plants in Columbus, Mississippi and Kertih, Malaysia.
Worked as a technical advisor in Santa Barbara, Venezuela.
Worked in a team orientated system for Alberta Gas Ethylene Company (now Nova) in Red Deer, Alberta for six years. We were trained in interpersonal self development and team work. The system allowed the teams nearly complete autonomy in self management.
Wrote standard operating procedures and start-up procedures for various companies, including Nova, Syncrude, ABB Lummus in Houston, Texas, Shell Oil Firebag at the Calgary offices and from my home and a Romanian job supplying utilities to a Coca-Cola plant.
During the past twenty years I have worked in positions ranging from process operator to technical writer to supervisor to manager. These positions include;
Writing technical procedures for Stage 1, 2 & 3 of Firebag Plant in Fort McMurray, AB
Writing commissioning procedures, assigning man-hours, working on budget for Nexxen Petroleum Canada.
Verification of EHT installation and documentation for Albian Sands heavy oil plant in Fort McMurray, AB.
Initial start-up of the Albian Sands heavy oil plant.
Start-up of the Shell/Geismar Cogen. plant in Geismar, La. for Air Liquide
The equipment used were two G.E. 6Bs with Deltak HRSGs
Start-up of the Linden 6 cogeneration plant for East Coast Power in Linden, New Jersey
The equipment used was a G.E. 7FA
Start-up of their Cogeneration Plant for Air Liquide in Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada
Start-Up of the Nepco/Enron ••••• MW Peaker Power Plant in Caledonia, Mississippi.
Start-up of an Ethylene Plant for Formosa Plastics Company in Mai Liao, Taiwan.
Writing start-up and operations manuals for Yanpet Ethylene plant in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia at the ABB Lummus Global Inc. Offices in Houston, Texas.
Start-up of an Ethylene Plant for Gas Authority of India Limited, in Pata, India
Start-up of an Ethylene Plant for Guangzhou Ethylene Company in Guangzhou, China
Start-up of the KFX Coal Beneficiation Plant in Gillette, Wyoming.
Initial start-up of Ethylene Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Ethylene Plant in Kerteh, Malaysia
Initial Operations of Gas Processing Plant #4 for Petronas Gas Sdn. Bhd. in Kerteh, Malaysia
Initial start-up of Gas Processing Plant #4 for P.G.S.B. in Kerteh, Malaysia.
Initial start-up of their first train Gas Plant in Santa Barbara, Monagas, Venezuela
Utilities and Process Supervisor for Stone and Webster at the Petronas Gas Processing Plant #2 in Kerteh, Terengganu, Malaysia
Start-up Operator for the Hydrogen, Naphtha Jet Hydrotreater and Gas Oil Hydrotreater Units at Husky Oils Bi-Provincial Upgrader Plant in Lloydminster, SK
Participated in initial Start-up of the Carbon and Vanadium Recovery Plant
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Throughout my career, I have participated in several courses and seminars for continued professional development in a number of areas
Microsoft Projects •••••Catapult, Fife, Washington
Water Treatment Plant Operation-California State University, Sacramento
Waste Water Treatment Plant Operation-California State University, Sacramento
Fourth Class Steam Engineer Ticket
Assorted safety certificates
Interpersonal Self Development Course; Alberta Gas Ethylene Company
Mr. Myles Byrne, CBM Projects, Calgary, ••••• extension •••••
Mr. Wayne Paiement, Former Plant Manager of Nova, Red Deer, AB, •••••