Last Updated: 20th May 2017 (over 5 years ago)



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45 to 54

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English, Gujarati, Hindi


Seasoned and result-driven Project Engineering and Operations Management Expert with 25+ years of dynamic experience in power generation, utility and desalination project operations and maintenance from concept selection till detailed engineering functions within a highly competitive E&P/EOR sectors in Middle East and India. A proven expert offering specialties in operations and maintenance power generation, steam generation, utilities, desalination as well EOR sector in E&P associated downstream on power generation system. Demonstrated success communicating and liaising across all department levels, discretely handling confidential information, and managing multiple priorities. Poised for the next level leadership position within an operations, maintenance, project engineering or technical services environment.


Varioius education
Mechanical enginering

   Jun 2013
— May 2017

Chartered Engineer (India) 2013
MBA (Marketing), IGNOU, Delhi, 2006
MIE (Mechanical), Institution of Engineers, 2006
AMIE (Mechanical). Institution of Engineers, 1994
DME (Mechanical), MS University, Baroda, 1987


Petroleum Development Oman
Snr Thermal Engineer

   Dec 2007
— Current

Senior. Thermal Engineer

Project: Assigned to the project team for EOR (enhance oil recovery) – Qarn Alam Steam Injection Project with project outlay of USD 1.6 billion. From 2012 – Work as Lead Operations supports as well SME for Operations and projects. Oversee detailed design engineering in conjunction with EPC contractor, engineering subcontractors, and suppliers from concept stage selection for other capital investment project. Provide operations input to the project based on practical hands-on experience. Lead all engineering reviews as SME during project phase like DR, HAZOPs IPS, QRAs, RBI, RCM as well operational analysis review etc. Train and mentor team members so that they can take on responsibilities during the plant’s operational phase.
• Ensured that operations and maintenance procedures are in accordance with the best practice. Directed the complete erection and co-ordination of interface units with existing gas turbine installation, new project interface design with existing project delivery. Developed operation and maintenance manuals in conjunction with EPC, prepare SLAs with various interface parties.
• Worked as subject matter expert for detailed engineering design of upcoming EOR project and CO-gen utility project. (7500 K USD). Successfully completed front end engineering of various co-gen project (RHIP / Amal ph. 1 and 2 EOR project on downstream of power generation GE Fr. 9FA / Yibal Khuff power generation integrated project etc.)as well cooling tower ( 80 MW capabilities for oil cooling )
• Upgraded plant CAPEX project proposal / investment planning / execution etc. (year 2014 – total investment planned for 3000 K USD phased in three years as well year 2015 – 3500 K USD / 2016 – 40000 K USD.
• Executed major task of small project award from Scope definition till completion for asset such as : Operation HSE case upgrade , Sour facility emergency response management framework definition , Major specific equipment OEMs after sale technical support contracts etc

Qatar Electricity and Water Co
Snr operations Supervisor

   Jul 1997
— Dec 2007

Supervised overall operation and maintenance of eight Alstom make 13E2 type GTG unit / HRSGS / desalination units and water treatment plant. Handled other projects along with power station which included GE make Frame 9F Type 3 Gas Turbine Units, Fisia make desalination units and associated auxiliaries systems. Commissioned and operated on continuous basis 13E2 type eight gas turbine units and 3 GE frame 9F \ units, with optimum manpower (Total Capacity 1200 + 600 MW).

• Accomplished Fuel gas treatment / Fuel gas compressor station and its supply distribution network. The major achievement here was multiple phase (02) fuel gas treatment interlinking and commissioning along with existing plant. Managed seven desalination units and water treatment plants with installed capacity of 13000 m3/hr.
• Operated associated system like Sea Water Supply System of 200000 m3/hr. Handled installation and service of air supply network, hypochlorite generation system. Managed gas compressor station comprises of five units (Atlas Copco make), each having 45000 nm3/hr cap.
• Led the team for gas compressor station capacity controller tuning along with supplier process engineer and PLC expert. Handled the commissioning of: Gas turbine system after project completion and major overhaul as well as Water treatment plant and subsequent performance tests.
• Led complete execution of design upgrade on gas treatment and phase interconnection based on plant reliability upgrade for two phases ( 1200 MW and 750 MW).

Experience in India
Career level

   Jun 1987
— Jun 1997

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD- Hazira Manufacturing Division, Hazira, OCT 1994 - JUN 1997
Superintendent - Power and Utilities

Managed operation and maintenance planning of following Main Power Plants and their utilities: Five gas turbine units (capable of multi-fuel operation) GE / BHEL make FRAME 6 B, Heat recovery steam generation units, Skoda make steam turbine unit with extractions for process steam supply, de-mineralizing plant - 1000 m3/hr total capacity and complete complex instrumentation and service air supply system comprising of 5 rotary compressors (Elliot make / 45000Nm3/hr cap each).
• Issued PTWS/ electrical isolation up to 33 KV and liaised with government authorities. Synchronized with govt. agencies for power, water and gas supply for the plant. Coordinated the commissioning of new facility and hand over to operations team.
• Completed effluent treatment plant after capacity revamping, instrument air / service air network after capacity revamping as well as train of rotary compressors at different locations inside complex with integrated controls.

GUJARAT INDUSTRIES POWER CO. LTD, Baroda, Jan 1991 – Oct 1994
Technical Assistant. – Operations
Operated Power Plant comprising of three gas turbines - HRSGS and one steam turbine unit. Handled associated system for combined cycle power plant; Checked and verified final process and instrumentation diagrams and operation manuals.
• Ingeniously prepared complete shift reporting documentation for logging on daily, weekly, monthly basis.

TRANSPEK INDUSTRIES LTD, Baroda, Dec 1989 - Jan 1991
Mechanical Engineer - Maintenance
Controlled five product manufacturing plants; Utility department (boilers / refrigeration system / cooling towers etc) as well as Fabrication and Maintenance workshop.
• Designed and commissioned complete air cooling system for confined space based on chilled water system for product drying process. Overall production efficiency increased by 35% after project completion.

AHMEDABAD ELECTRICITY CO, Ahmedabad, Jun 1987 – Dec 1989
Junior Engineer - Operations
Directed operation of 110 MW Thermal Power Plant; worked on deputation at several SEBs and operated 210 MW thermal power stations.

• Identified major leakages in cooling water and boiler tubing system, and rectified the same. Successfully completed assignment of 110 MW STG set.

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