Accomplished Senior Control and Automation Project Engineer. Over 14 years of broad experience in Onshore/Offshore Greenfield and Brownfield projects for the oil and gas industry. Self-starter with a vision for results.
May 2006 To date Sakhalin Energy (Shell seconded) Yuzhno-Sakhalin, Russia Senior Control and Automation Project Engineer Project lead for PA-A platform instrumentation projects o Detection and shutdowns system upgrade (Honeywell) 17 mUS$ o New control room module 10 mUS$ o Wellbay automation 1.5 mUS$ o Hypochlorite injection upgrade 4 mUS$ Multidisciplinary engineering reviews, e.g., HAZID, HAZOP, Design & constructability reviews. Coordinate and facilitate Instrumented Protective Function (IPF) classification workshops Pre Start-Up Review (PSUR) Southern Pipeline Technical Integrity Verification audits Company focal point for instrumentation data management (INtools) Completed 3-year leadership training program in Shell New Orleans, Operations Supervisory Development Plan (OSDP)
Aug 2003 May 2006 Shell Venezuela (SVSA) Maracaibo, Venezuela Instrumentation and Control Front End Engineer Responsible to plan, execute, schedule and analyse all instrumentation & control aspects of the Front End Engineering activities, assuring consistent application of DEPs and international standards. Project Lead: o Field upgrades based on wireless technology to support implementation of Shell Production Universe initiative 2mUS$ o Gas lift distribution manifold platform 4mUS$ o MPP Platform fire and gas upgrade 2mUS$ Specify control and measurement philosophies. Determine safeguarding requirements and philosophies. Facilitate IPF classification exercises to determine SIL requirements. Participate on technical and safety reviews, e.g., HAZID, HAZOP, QRA. Manage relationships with engineering and construction contractors, vendors, and other departments within SVSA.
Sep 1996 Mar 2003 PDVSA Maracaibo, Venezuela Instrumentation Project Engineer Project Engineer for Maracaibo District OU facilities projects. Responsibilities comprised from Front End design all the way to commissioning and start-up, i.e., throughout the projects lifecycle. Managed relationships with engineering, construction contractors, and vendors. Responsible for the coordination, scheduling and control of projects.
Feb 1995 Sep 1996 University of Zulia Maracaibo, Venezuela Professor in the Circuits and Communications Department. Lectures in Communication and Control Systems.
Oct 2000 Sep 2001 Imperial College London, UK Master in Science Control Systems. Chevening Scholarship for graduate studies awarded by the British Council. Scholarship for graduate studies awarded by PDVSA.
Sep 1987 Mar 1994 University of Zulia Maracaibo, Venezuela Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. Scholarship for undergraduate studies awarded by LAGOVEN S.A. (1991-1994)