HSE / Emergency Response Consultant

Last Updated: 7th January 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Ganado, Texas



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English, Spanish


I have been working strictly as an HSE / Emergency Response Consultant for over 20 years on numerous international and domestic projects for operators such as BP, Chevron, Exxon, ENI, CNPC, Sonangol, NRG, IHI and TIC / Kiewit. I hold a degree in HSE graduating with honors, I am also a licensed Paramedic.

If you would like any additional information or references, I may be contacted at: dugan@ykc.com or directly at (USA) +1 361 771 2212 (residence) +1 361 550 9100 (mobile).


Texas State College
Health Safety & Environmental

   Jan 2000
— Apr 2001

Texas A&M University
Fire Fighting Academy

   Jan 1986
— Apr 1986

Victoria College
Licensed Paramedic

   Jan 1985
— Aug 1985


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Chevron - Mafumeira Sul project - Malongo, Angola
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   Feb 2015
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•Conducted daily audits on contractors and sub-contractors construction and SIMOP activities.

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) – Bay of Bengal, Myanmar
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   Feb 2013
— Aug 2014

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•Develop project specific HSE Plans, Bridging documents, Oil Spill / Medical Response / Security procedures.
•Prepare, review and audit HSE related tenders for all drilling activities and environmental compliance.
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   Jan 2012
— Dec 2012

Construction / Commissioning & start-up Steam Flood Production Project
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•Conducted all incidents, near miss and security investigations and implemented corrective actions.
•Review, revise and develop comprehensive HSE and Emergency Response training programs & procedures.
•Managed the operation and coordination of all permits. Conducted daily audits on SIMOPS and worksites.

Chevron - Gulf of Mexico
HES Field Specialist (Consultant)

   Jan 2011
— Dec 2011

Drilling and Completions - Deep Water E&P Drillship (6th gen.) – Gulf of Mexico
•Client Representative providing Operational Excellence (OE) and HES guidance to Drilling &Completion operation staff, engineering groups, line managers and well servicing (3rd party) contractors.
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   Mar 2008
— Dec 2010

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•Team leader for job site incidents and near miss investigations, developing achievable preventative corrective actions with close out schedule. Investigation team member for all facility high potential incidents.
•Supervise the inspection and auditing of contractors and sub-contractors construction activities, SIMOPS, PTW and safety compliance implementing KPO and contractors HSE management system.
•Managed and maintained effective Emergency Response Plan conducting weekly scheduled training drills.
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Sonangol P&P – Angola, West Africa
HSSE Manager (Consultant)

   Feb 2005
— Dec 2008

Offshore Drilling, Completion, Pipeline and Production unit start up project – Angola
•Developed, instructed and managed the company Safety programs, Bridging document, Emergency Response / Oil Spill Response / Medical evacuation plan, Environmental compliance and onshore Security.
•Lead job safety reviews, hazard ID, risk assessments and SIMOPS during construction & commissioning.
•Conducted detailed audits of the facilities PTW system and Emergency Response drills onboard the drilling rig, Production platform, Marine Pipe lay vessel & Platform Support vessels.

BP - Mad Dog & Atlantis projects – USA
Shipyard HSE Supervisor / PTW Coordinator (Consultant)

   Jan 2004
— Dec 2005

Shipyard construction and commissioning project(s) (Mad Dog & Atlantis) – USA
•Supervise the HSE and the PTW system for Topside construction and commissioning of the ‘Mad Dog’ SPAR platform and the ‘Atlantis’ Semi-submersible Production & Quarters facility.
•Responsible for the authorization and issuing of all work permits related to all non-routine work activities.
•Conduct daily and weekly compliance audits / job safety reviews on all construction, permits and SIMOPS.
•Recording and reporting any lessons learned with onshore / offshore management team as required.
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Exxon Mobil – Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Cameroon – West Africa
HSSE Trainer (Consultant)

   Apr 2001
— Apr 2003

FPSO / FSO / Drilling / pipeline project – West Africa
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•Reviewed and identified appropriate training requirements and methods of delivery for all company required courses for national, ex-pat and contractor employees.
•Developed and delivered HSSE training modules on JSA / risk assessment, PPE, fall protection, hand safety, electrical safety, lifting & rigging operations, dropped objects, PTW, lock-out / tag-out, confined space, hazard communication, first aid / CPR, fire team hose handling / fire extinguishers (hands on), water survival / HUET, defensive driving and company compliance courses for management (Equatorial Guinea).

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   Jan 1998
— Dec 2000

•Supervised HSE & Security for shipyard construction, on & offshore locations both domestic and international.
•Detailed Safety and Hygiene audits of the company offshore fleet of drilling rigs and production platforms.
•HSE Team Lead for all High Potential incidents / near miss investigations and corrective actions.
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Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. – Gulf of Mexico
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   Jan 1993
— Dec 1997

•Conduct daily and weekly safety monitoring and compliance audits on PTW system, lifting and rigging operations, dropped objects, working at heights, hand safety, etc for offshore and shipyard locations.
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   Jan 1989
— Dec 1993

•Assist in writing, developing and training of Safety Standards and Safe Operating Procedure Programs
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