Materials & Corrosion Engineering
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Experience: 20 years
Relocation: Yes - Internationally
Result oriented professional with 22 years’ experience in Materials & Corrosion Engineering in upstream oil & gas operations, LNG production & projects consultancy in the Middle East
•As a Technical Authority for corrosion engineering, provides technical expertise support to operations on material selection, cathodic protection, coatings for onshore and offshore asset replacement/modification works, expansion projects.
•Advise corrosion monitoring product specification, material selection, identifying monitoring locations, selection criteria for the periodic inspection of facilities covering both onshore & offshore assets in upstream, midstream & downstream oil & gas and refinery facilities.
•Held as corrosion engineering focal point for all Qatargas expansion & bottle neck projects (JBOG, PMP, Helium-2, WWDSF& Berth expansion)
•Conducts failure analyses and provided reliable, cost effective, short & long term recommendations.
•Owner of subsea wet gas pipeline operating manual for corrosion monitoring & chemical management program and responsible for pigging, continuous & batch inhibition, KHI injection.
•Develops chemical testing protocol & qualify vendor through 3rd party testing labs for wet gas pipelines and focal point for chemical management team (CMT) & data base (C3amulet)
•Prepares materials selection for sour/sweet services and carry out LCC as per Shell DEP for long lead materials and detailed report for FEED
•Review and approve Cathodic Protection design, CP materials, installation & commissioning procedures as per NACE & DEP recommended practices
•Team member in monthly Asset Leadership Team, Chemical Testing & Contracts, New technology Group, Specification & Procedure Development group and Qatar Engineering Forum
•Participates in technical meeting with shareholder subject matter experts (SME’s) from Shell, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips on critical corrosion issues and decision making.
•Participate in the preparation of the annual budgets for pipeline pigging, chemical inhibition, corrosion monitoring & mitigation
•Well conversant with ASME, API, NACE, Shell DEP, Total, DNV, NORSOK standards & practices.
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Madurai Kamaraj University, India, 1992
NACE Certified Chemical Treatment Specialist, Senior Corrosion Technologist & Corrosion Technologist
Conference & Course Attended
2011: Pipeline & Piping Design, Operations, Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, Integrity &
Rehabilitation (ASME B31 & API 579 Standards), Dubai, UAE
2011: API 653 Tank Inspection Course, Chennai, India
2010: Boiler Operation, Maintenance, Failure Analysis, Performance, Optimization & Steam System
Management (ISBI Certification), Dubai.
2009: NACE Level-3 CP Technologist Course, Kuwait
2006: NACE International Conference & Expo 2006 at San Diego, USA
2006: NACE “Corrosion Control in the Refining Industry Course in San Diego, USA
2004: NACE International Conference & Expo 2004, New Orleans, USA
2004: NACE India 3 days course in “Paint & Coating Inspection”, Mumbai.
Software Skills: MS Office, Hydrocor, Norsok M506, Predict, C3amulet, ECE5
Technical Paper Presentation
2011: “Internal ICCP System for Sea Water Line - A Unique Approach” presented in Qatar Engineers Forum, Doha, Qatar
2009: “Chemical Inhibition for Flow Lines” presented in 4th Annual Asset Integrity Seminar, UAE
• Program/Membership Chairman - NACE Qatar Section (2009-12)
• Secretary – SSPC Qatar Chapter (2010-11)
• ICorr Professional Member (# 204798), Beds, UK.
• Vice Chairman – NACE Oman Section (2007-08)
Oil Treating & Refining
Oil & Gas Companies
Transport of Hydrocarbons
Oil and Gas Pipeline
Ecological & Environmental
Oil Field Services