After earning my degree from The University of Tulsa in 2007, I moved west and began my career in California. From there, I have gathered experience in many areas of research, design, and operation of industrial facilities. I am a (very) Professional Engineer, California License Number CH 6544.
I enjoy new challenges. Adapting to new environments in order to develop skills that add value has been my calling. In my career I have worked in new technology development and research, I have led teams developing process designs for 160,000 BPD refining plants, and most recently I have lived in the field, where I saved my last offshore operation in excess of US$20,000,000 a year. As of November 2017, I have returned to a desk job in the Bay Area to support downstream Safety Instrumented System Design and Implementation in a Process Engineering role. Everything I have accomplished I owe to the people I have been surrounded with, luck, hard work, and a strict adherence to basic process design and operation principles.
Areas of Experience
Oil and Gas
Heavy Oil Upgrading
Slurry Handling Systems
Early Concept Development and Commercialization
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Hydroprocessing Refinery Design
Heat and Material Balances
Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
Process Flow and Control Diagrams
Heat Integration and Optimization
Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Design
Gas Compression, Sweetening, and Dehydration
Process Control and Automation
Distributed Control Systems
Safety Instrumented Systems
Process Hazard Analysis
Layers of Protection Analysis
Offshore Oil Production
Floating Production Storage and Offloading
Produced Water Handling
Management of Change
Permit to Work
And yes, I do understand enough Portuguese to get by in Brazil.
I understand how differences in culture, education, and government can drive the success and failure of projects, both domestically and abroad.
I have worked to support international clients, contractors, and facilities across the globe:
- South Africa
Tools of the Trade
Microsoft Excel VBA
HTRI Xchanger Suite
Siemens Simatic PCS7 and Indx
PHA-Pro and Stature
PI ProcessBook and Datalink
ARIAT 13D Waterproof Composite Toe Boots
Duct Tape as required.