Project Engineer / Construction Engineer

Last Updated: 24th July 2018 (over 4 years ago)




Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level

Arabic, English, Hindi



Ganesan Chellappan.
Mobile no: +971 50 3865294 / 0091 9731265699


Looking for a higher level management position in a challenging environment, where my skills and experience pays off for the improvement of the company.
Professional Profile

20 plus years of experience in Oil & Gas industry (Offshore & Onshore), Petrochemical Industries (Piping, Pipeline & Mechanical)) from design through procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up to assist in developing and upgrading facilities.
Work Summary:

Present Employment:

M/s Petrofac Engineering & Production Services, UAE

Site Project Engineer in Sharjah National Oil Corporation for LPG Blending & Loading Terminal since 03, Dec. 2017.

• Lead site construction activities on fabrication and installation of piping, Static & Rotating equipment of LPG Bullet, Blending package unit, Odor Injection skid, LPG Pumps, Butane pumps, Loading arms & Deluge system in compliance to project specification & international codes.
• Perform hydro testing, drying and reinstatement of process and utilities piping system.
• Coordinate with and support construction vendor representatives during their jobsite assignments.
• Conduct work site inspections (RFI) and ensure quality of work meets company standards.
• Carry out hot tapping & cold tie-ins of piping to existing facility prior to start-up.
• Liaise with the expediting team for follow-up of field bulk material & equipment delivery.
Previous Employment:

M/s AMEC International Limited, UAE.
Construction Supervisor - Project Management Team at Zakum Development Company from December 2016 to June 2017 in Zirku Island

Project Description:

Power Upgrade Project 2X50 MW comprising of Gas Turbine Generators, Waste Heat Recovery Units & Hot Oil Pumps, Fuel Gas Scrubber & Substation.

• Review of detailed design drawings, method statements, material requisitions JSA, etc.
• Liaise with field construction contractors and personnel to execute the projects safely with quality while meeting design specifications.
• Carry out installation of Gas turbine, Generator, Exhaust stacks, Fuel Gas Scrubber, Heat Exchanger and associated piping in compliance to applicable international codes & standards.
• Execute hot tapping for tie-ins and conduct air blowing, hydro testing, lay-up of piping followed by reinstatement.
• Perform inspection as per test plan and ensure the compliance of statutory procedures, quality standards.
• Review and Sign work permits and ensure that contractor compliance with conditions fixed on Company’s PTW System.
• Coordinate and facilitate with plant personnel the initiation, planning and execution, which includes engineering, construction, commissioning & start-up of Brownfield projects.
M/s Penspen International Ltd, Abudhabi, UAE

Project Engineer- Offshore (Project Management Team) in Khafji Joint Operations from March 2012 to October 2016

Khafji Joint Operations is a joint venture between Aramco Gulf Operations & Kuwait Gulf Oil Company operating Khafji & Hout field 40km offshore of Kuwait/ Saudi Arabia border.

Project Scope:

Expansion of Khafji Field Development Project covering Water Hub platform, Water Distribution Platform, Subsea Rigid & Flexible pipelines, Subsea cabling, Boat Landings, Jackets, Risers, J-Tubes and topside modules for Water Injection Facility to achieve maximum sustainable capacity of 300,000 BPD of Khafji Crude.

KGOC Gas & NGL Export Facility comprising, Two Gas Compressor Trains, Suction & Discharge Drums, Condensate Cooler Pumps, Air Cooled Heat Exchanger, Pig Launcher, & Export Pipeline (Offshore & Onshore) of 110Km Cross Country from Khafji, KSA to KNPC Refinery Kuwait


• Manage and coordinate Design Review Meetings at 30%, 60% and 90% of design stage.
• Review of Constructability and feasibility of work during the phase of detailed design.
• Review & comment on contractor’s technical submissions like Method Statements, hydro test packages.
• Piping design & engineering familiarity in piping materials application and stress engineering.
• Conducting HAZOP, SIL to ensure safe working and operating conditions in the plant design.
• Fabrication of Jackets, Platforms, boat landings at yard and Load out, sail away for installation at offshore.
• Conducting walkthrough after completion of construction and punch listing with the client.
• Installation of Shore Beach Pull & Laying of Subsea Rigid & flexible Pipelines on shallow water, Risers & Subsea Cables at offshore, Launcher, SI Chemical Injection package at Onshore followed by testing & Pre-Commissioning.
• Hook-up and pre- commissioning of top side piping on Brownfield & Greenfield platforms.
• Coordination of offshore Brownfield installation campaigns for J-Tubes, Flexible pipelines, Tie-in to X-mas tree with SIMOPS.
• Liaising with Engineering Disciplines, other departments including Drilling, ISD, Operations, Field services for Permitting and Regulatory Compliance to manage all related interfaces.
• Coordinate with Inspection Department on inspection requirements for coordination of personnel availability for visual and Non-Destructive Testing (N.D.T) inspections.
• Coordinate with Marine Department for approval of Pipeline and cable routing, scheduling Vessel Movements (Rig Moves) with the Rig Move Coordinator for mobilization/demobilization, movements within the field and approval of contractor proposed vessels and mobilization stage and approval for access to marine piers by contractor vessels.
• Evaluate contractor's variations and recommend/ respond promptly for Change Requests.
• Evaluate Contractors claims and make recommendation to accept/ reject/ negotiate and coordinate final settlement with Contracts Department.
• Coordinate issuance of contract close-out report and transfer all project As- Built drawings/ catalogues/ manuals etc. to Company Records Book.
M/s SRACO - Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), Saudi Arabia
Construction Superintendent (Project Management Team) in Karan Gas Project at Khursaniyah from July 2010 to 05th March 2012.
Karan is the company’s first non-associated offshore gas field development. Offshore facilities comprise four production platforms connected to a main tie-in platform, which will feed sour gas through a 110-km subsea pipeline to the processing complex in Khursaniyah.
Gas will be processed through three trains, each with a capacity of 600 million scfd at the Khursaniyah Gas Plant. The trains include facilities for gas sweetening, acid gas enrichment, Gas Dehydration, Sulfur Recovery Units & Sulfur loading Terminal.
• To participate, coordinate and assist in the development of detailed statement of requirements and strategy for implementation of various project phases, such as field engineering, construction and commissioning.
• Ensure quality of deliverables reflects accurately the scope of work required for implementation.
• Review and comment on Contractor’s Field Design Change Notices, Method statement, Technical queries, Pre- commissioning, start-up procedures appropriate to functional area of work.
• Ensures continuous construction work fronts availability through preparation and review of look ahead schedules, commodity charts, engineering deliverables and material delivery schedules.
• Monitoring of fabrication and installation of CS, SS, Incoloy, CuNi & GRE piping for Oil, Gas, Steam, Oily Sewer Water, DMW services, structural supports & conducting hydrostatic tests.
• Installation of Sour Condensate stripper, Acid Gas Columns, KO Drums, Reaction Furnace, WHB, Fin fan coolers, Slug Catcher, Sulfur storage Tanks, Pumps, Loading arms, Waste Gas Stacks.
• Liaise with site QA/QC Inspectors for co-ordination of NDT / Inspection requirements.
• Ability to monitor the progress of project work with respect to schedule, man-hours spent keeping in view the quality aspect & safe work

Star Engineers and Contractors (Oil & Gas) Sudan, EPC Contractor for Petrodar Operating Company.

As Project Manager from November 2009 to May 2010.


• Detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction of Field Surface Facilities Phase 4 (FSF4) at PDOC for Oil Wellheads (Hook Up & Commissioning), Oil Gathering Station, Trunk lines and flow lines.

• Strategic planning of project and its implementation and giving regular update to the management.
• Co-ordination and supervision of production engineering and work over activities covering all wells, flow lines and separation facilities in the field.
• Checking the Contract Documents, preparation of the Technical Document Register. Also find any omission or ambiguity and taking appropriate actions to cover cost and time implications.
• Organize inputs and supervise the preparation of engineering deliverables including specifications, plot plans, piping plans, isometrics and others.
• Overall monitoring of the project for proper progress, compliance to HES and quality standards.
• Plan achieving the payment milestone with Project schedule in order to maximize positive cash-flow on the project.
• Interface and meet with clients, vendor representatives, project management and other engineering disciplines.

M/s Occidental Oman LLC, at Mukhaizna Onshore Petroleum field, Oman

Construction Mechanical Supervisor from January 2007 to April 2009 in project management and engineering design of process facilities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Middle East/North Africa and Latin America region.

Projects handled:

• Central processing facility, flow-lines, Satellites 1 & 2, Trunk & Export pipelines,
• Well hook –ups (Oil & Steam) and gathering Station.
• Steam Injection facility and Manifolds, steam lines tie-ins
• Gas Based Combined Cycle Power Generation Plant and Associated HRSG system.
• Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant.


• Supervise, Lead and Manage the EPC Project of Surface Facilities and Loading Facilities required for petroleum production and processing which include but not limited to the - Flow lines, Manifolds, valves, PCVs, Chemical injection facilities, Gas/Oil/water/sand separation facilities, H2S removal processing (Crude oil and gas sweetening), desalting crude oil, Crude oil storage tanks, Gas compression and treatment plants, pump and metering stations, burn pits, flares and blow down systems.
• Provide technical direction and implement the project construction work processes, procedures,
manuals and systems ensuring the subcontractors are building to the latest revision of the approved
drawings, specifications and procedures.
• Coordinate with and support construction vendor representatives during their jobsite assignments
• Work in cooperation with completions group and owner representatives, perform system identification and turnover of completed project facilities including preparation of necessary turnover documentation
• Lead the technical aspects of events such as Kick-Off Meetings, Design Reviews etc.

How United Services W.L.L, Qatar.

Piping Engineer from October 2005 to October 2006.

Project: Qatar Petroleum.

• Up-gradation of Tanks, Piping and associated system.
• Fire Water Protection System

• Supervising the discipline construction and commissioning activities in a safe manner, within budget, on time and in accordance with applicable Company Procedures and Technical Specifications
• Leads the construction management team, fostering continuous inter-discipline coordination to ensure the smooth completion of all activities with minimum interruptions & reworks.
• Contribute to project constructability review workshops during engineering activities, in coordination with construction support engineer, and subcontractor’s construction managers
Al-Ewan Contracting Company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Mechanical Engineer from Jan 2001 to Feb 2005


• SABIC - Power and Desalination plant.


• Supervise, Lead and Manage the EPC project of Desalination Water treatment cum Power Plant. Provide guidance and direction concerning all facets of construction, completions and their delivery.
• Responsible for ensuring that standard of installation engineering services provided comply with corporate standards and client specifications along with appropriate legislation.
• Ensure the installation of plant equipment, piping and structural are carried out as per the P&ID, Isometrics and Plot plan in compliance to project standards.
• Liaise with contractors to ensure sufficient manpower, equipment availability for implementation of planned maintenance and construction activities.
• Identify and quantify any client engineering changes to contract which will affect installation. Ensure variations and deviations are recognized and processed. Manage technical queries and change control requirements.
• Ensure that all procedures and methods of work developed have considered the safety of personnel and assets to minimize loss.

Mark Engineers India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai (EPC, O & M Contg. Co.,)

Project Engineer (Mechanical) from May 1989 to October 1998.
• Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited – Greenfield cum Brownfield Projects.
• South Tapti & Mid Tapti Fields, west coast of India - a Greenfield cum brown field project. The major Greenfield segment comprises of installation of a State of the art Gas Processing & Compression platform and a Wellhead remote platform.
• Coordinate and lead mechanical and process piping fabrication and installation work in support of the capital construction program in CDU & SRU for expansion of oil refinery.
• Responsible for topside project execution plans including development costs, schedules, risk management assessments, and installation strategies for oil & gas development projects like gas processing, condensate handling, compression, MEG regeneration and reclamation and injection, power generation and distribution, controls, living quarters, etc.
• Strong working knowledge of construction planning, construction methodology, productivity analysis, quality assurance and HSSE procedures
• Constantly identify bottlenecks for progress on construction and proactively take action to resolve the same.
• Provide technical assistance to the construction supervision team and for field engineering changes.
• Monitoring of progress for the construction activities and support Discipline Engineers and local contractor in day to day activities.
• Coordinate and resolve field construction queries interfacing with engineering and completions
• Consistent preparation and execution of the project mechanical & pipe work scope [fabrication and erection] adherence to the selected outfitting sequence in accordance with the project schedule, preparation of work packs.
• To effectively supervise in a diverse workplace, ability to manage projects and budgets,
• Accomplished time management, planning and organizational skills.
• Good Communication & Strong Interpersonal skills.
• Leadership, Negotiation, Analytical Skills
• Decision making, Crisis management, Problem solving skills,
• Ability to work independently and within team environment.
• Good knowledge in Codes and Standards like ASME, ASTM, ANSI, API, NACE, BS, NFPA.
• Interpersonal skills.
• Resilient, flexible and adaptable.
Computer Skill:

• MS Office.


• H2S Awareness.
• Fall Protection
• HAZCOM Chemical Hazard
• Confined Space Entry.
• Certified Gas Testing
• Basic incident report and investigation.
• Fire Safety awareness
• Permit to Work

Education Qualification:

• Batchelor of Engineering – Mechanical, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India.
• Year of Passing: 1987.

Personal Profile:

Date of Birth : 14th May 1966
Passport No. : Z1789679.
Driving Licence : UAE
Marital Status : Married
Nationality : Indian.
Languages : English, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil.
Address : #289, 32nd Main,
JP Nagar 6th Phase,
Bangalore – 560078. India.


I hereby declare that the above-furnished details are true and correct to the best of knowledge and belief.

Place: Saudi Arabia.

Date: 23.07.2018

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