Principal/Lead Process Engineer


Last Updated: 12th March 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Address
Melbourne, Australia

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Gender
Male

Age Range
65+

Qualification Level
Degree

Languages
English

Summary

PROFILE

Experienced Process Engineer (over 30 years of post graduate experience) with demonstrated ability to undertake roles that encompass project delivery, technical and team leadership responsibilities.

Detailed knowledge of a wide range of process technologies and design / work flow practices: in-house developed, client supplied and third party/process licensor provided.

Thorough experience of key project phases incl. production of engineering deliverables: Front End Engineering Design (FEED), detailed design, procurement and construction support, start-up and commissioning, facility engineering and operation support, plant capacity debottlenecking and revamp projects.

International experience: worked on four continents (Australia/New Zealand, Europe/UK, South East Asia, North America).

Worked on projects for major contractors and operating companies, including: WorleyParsons, Wood Group, PSN, Jacobs, Brown & Root, Chevron, TOTAL, Shell, Woodside, AGL, Orica, QGC (BG), Origin Energy, Santos, Dow Chemical Company, at locations including Australia, the UK, Malaysia, New Zealand and Croatia.

ACHIEVEMENTS i.e. “What I can do for you”

Played a key technical role in revamping three existing LNG trains that resulted in the LNG production increase from 6 million mtpa to 7.2 million mtpa.

Lead a 15 process engineer strong team responsible for production of issued for bid engineering package, a fast track project executed successfully in 6 months.

Commissioned gas dehydration and glycol regeneration facilities (gas throughput in the order of 1,200 mscfd) incl. offshore hook-up and pre-commissioning activities.

Lead a 6 process engineer strong team responsible for production of exhaustive low temperature review study (brittle fraction considerations and low temperature material selection). The multi discipline review employing API RP 579 methodology that concerned a newly constructed 70 mscfd gas plant was successfully completed for the client to retain their operating licence.

Lead a 4 process engineer strong team responsible for production of detailed design deliverables for Field Compression Stations (FCSs) being part of a first major Coal Seam Gas (CSG) project in Australia.

Successful troubleshooting and modification of a 1.2 MW stabiliser overheads compressor. To avoid tripping on high current, until solution was found, the compressor (reciprocating type) had to operate partially unloaded, which kept causing extensive damage to bearings and frequent and costly repairs.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Lead for single discipline teams (3 to 25 Process Engineers).

Extensive offshore and onshore oil and gas experience upstream and downstream, incl. FPSOs, fixed platforms and LNG plants.

Worked on brownfield and greenfield projects ranging from 100 thousand to several billion dollars.

Extensive FEED and detailed design experience.

Extensive experience in facility engineering, operation support, plant capacity debottlenecking and revamp projects.

Hands-on commissioning of offshore and onshore facilities incl. preparation of commissioning, start-up and operating guides and procedures.

Extensive experience in plant low temperature reviews (brittle fracture considerations and low temperature material selection).

Design and HAZOP reviews (ICI certified HAZOP leader).

Education

University of Zagreb, Croatia
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

   Sep 1972
— Apr 1977

Affiliations:
Member, The Institution of Engineers Australia Chartered Professional Engineer – Chem College, Mech College.

RPEQ (Registered Prof Eng Queensland) – Chem, Mech

Experience

Chevron Australia, Perth Australia
Principal Process Engineer

   Feb 2017
— Aug 2018

Providing Process engineering support to close-out of HAZOP actions for various process systems of the Chevron Gorgon Barrow Island LNG Facilities.

Wood Group PSN, Melbourne Australia
Lead Process Engineer

   Feb 2015
— Mar 2016

Providing Process engineering support to detailed design of Persephone project (offshore subsea development) – client Woodside. Production of detailed design deliverables incl. P&IDs, line list, pressure relief and emergency depressurisation (blowdown) calculations, design philosophies and operating procedures.

WorleyParsons, Melbourne Australia
Principal/Lead Process Engineer

   Mar 2008
— Nov 2014

Lead Process Engineer for AGL GGP CPF (Central Processing Facility) FEED (Coal Seam Gas project in NSW).
Providing Process engineering support to detailed design of Egina FPSO (Floating Production Storage Offloading) – client TOTAL (facility located offshore Nigeria). This included, production of all detailed design deliverables incl. P&IDs, PFDs/UFDs, Process Safety Diagrams (PSDs), Equipment Process Datasheets (PDSs), line lists, C&E charts, pressure relief and emergency depressurisation (blowdown) calculations, assessment of low temperatures and brittle fracture considerations aimed at confirming material selection for equipment and piping.
Lead Process Engineer for Orica Project Trident OBL (Outside Battery Limit) scope – FEED and detailed design. The scope concerned brownfield modifications of all utility systems on site, along with integration of additional utilities (such as a new steam generator), aimed at supporting a major site expansion project.
Providing Process engineering support to detailed design of Woleebee Creek CPP (Central Processing Plant) of QCLNG Upstream Project (Coal Seam Gas project in QLD). Production of detailed design deliverables.
Lead Process Engineer for detailed design of Field Compression Stations (FCSs) being part of QCLNG Upstream Project (Coal Seam Gas project in QLD) -secondment to WorleyParsons Brisbane office.
Lead Process Engineer for Yolla Modules EPC contract (offshore platform midlife expansion project).
Secondment to Transfield Worley in New Plymouth New Zealand March 2009 to June 2009: Lead Process Engineer for Origin Energy Ahuroa Gas Storage Project FEED. The scope included gas injection and gas withdrawal/treatment facilities.
Process engineering support (facility upgrade and maintenance) to various local brownfields projects, such as Origin Energy BassGas Facility at Lang Lang and Woodside Otway Gas Plant.
Lead Process Engineer for ConocoPhillips Bayu-Undan Field facility upgrade projects (platforms located in Timor Sea).

PSN, Aberdeen Scotland
Principal Process Engineer

   Oct 2006
— Mar 2008

Secondment to Sigma3 alliance providing overall engineering support to the Shell North Sea operating facilities (platforms and FPSOs). Process engineering support to variety of facility upgrade and maintenance projects, incl. Process studies.

FOR FURTHER DETAIL WORK EXPERIENCE REFER TO CV (AVAILABLE ON REQUEST).

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