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Expert in Flare Design, Combustion & Environmental Studies (Radiation & Plume/Toxic Calcs)

Expert ID: 726804 Texas, USA

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Over eighteen years of experience in design, project engineering and business development of oil and gas-related projects. Work experience includes writing specification, sizing and selection of flare systems, instrumentation, preparation and evaluation of equipment bid packages, MFD development, design of flares systems, environmental studies including combustion, radiation and toxic emission, plume analysis, proposal production, sales, marketing, contact clients, contracts negotiations and foreign languages.

1) Direct communications with major clients in the USA, the Middle East, Europe, South America and the Far East.
2) Secure business opportunities and negotiate contracts, in the USA and abroad. Prepare quartlery marketing reports and contacts.
3) Design of process equipment (flares, pressure vessels, gas risers, booms, and control systems) for offshore and onshore projects.
4) Prepare specifications and proposals for flare systems packages.
5) Knowledge of flare designs by other flare competitors.
6) Knowledge of design codes/standards/recommendations pertaining to environmental regulations.
7) Technical support, (inclusive of design changes, writing specifications, engineering calculations, field support, training of personnel and performing sales presentations),
8) Special studies with detailed reports on smokeless combustion, combustion radiation, emission and toxic analysis, plume analysis.
9) Writing of safety and operating manuals in English, Spanish and Arabic.


He worked as a consulting engineer for ENERFLEX-MACTRONIC from 2001 thru 2008 and for TARPON ENERGY from 2008 thru March 2009. He provided engineering design and support services. He generated proposals and used his marketing and salesmanship skills to contact clients worldwide to generate business. He managed to secure major contracts in Latin America, the Middle East and Australia.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Victoria, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: BSME Subject: Mechnical Engineering with concentration on gases, combustion and thermal analysis Institution: Texas A&M University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Mechanical Engineer Department: Facilities Responsibilities: 1) He coordinates projects/wrokload.
2) He designs and sizes process equipment and instrumetation.
3) He designs Flare Systems
4) He prepares environmental/combustion calculations and studies
5) He coordinates communications among all engineering disciplines and design group
6) He coordinates the review and approval process of vendors drawings and final engineering data.
7) He is the focal technical contact for vendors on major projects.
8) He evaluates and reviews purchase orders
9) He performs periodic field trips to vendors facilities and fabyard of the vessels
Years: 2001 to 2009 Employer: ENERFLEX-MACTRONIC Title: Mechanical/Process Engineer-Consultant Department: Flares & Combustion Responsibilities: He Provided support in engineering, design, calculations, studies of flares, compressors and relief systems. Also, assists in sales and marketing by generating contacts, doing presentations, issue monthly publications, and writing brochures.
Years: 1991 to 2001 Employer: BP-America Title: Mechanical-Process Engineer Department: Kaldair-Flares &Combustion Responsibilities: He Contacted major clients around the world and secured business opportunities/negotiated contracts. He also designed process equipment (flares, pressure vessels, gas risers, booms, and control systems) for offshore and onshore projects and prepared specifications and proposals for flare systems packages.
He has knowledge of design codes/ standards pertaining to environmental regulations and he offers technical support, (inclusive of design changes, writing specifications, engineering calculations, field support, training of personnel and performing sales and training presentations),
He Produced safety and operating manuals in English, Spanish and Arabic.
Years: 1989 to 1991 Employer: Southwest Research Institute Title: Research Engineer Department: Chemical Engineering and Fire Technology Responsibilities: 1) He assisted in design and construction of the Roof Calorimeter furnace.
2) He modified the design of flow and combustion equipment.
3) He performed testing of building materials.
4) He developed Knowledge of building codes & qualified for listing/labling.
5) He developed safety & operating procedure.
6) He prepared the final report for approval and certification by UL & FM.
7) He promoted the facilities worldwide.
8) He participated ASTM and ASME conferences.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1992 to 1993 Agency: NASA Role: Supplier Description: He designed hydrogen flare systems for NASA.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1994 to 1995 Country / Region: Saudi Arabia Summary: He performed the design work in the USA and traveled for training and engineering support as required.
Years: 1997 to 1999 Country / Region: Brazil Summary: He performed the design work in the USA and traveled for training and engineering support as required.
Years: 1996 to 2000 Country / Region: Argentina Summary: He performed the design work in the USA and traveled for training and engineering support as required.
Years: 2006 to 2008 Country / Region: Australia Summary: He performed the design work in the USA and traveled for training and engineering support as required.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is an ASME member.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has issued more than 24 publications on Oil & Gas, Relief Gas and Flare and Recovery Systems.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He developed environmental presentations specifically tailored for training of engineers and conducted these seminars annually in Calgary, Canada for my clients.
Vendor Selection
He acted as a focal contact for hundreds of vendors through different major projects. He attended conferences and trade shows for more than 15 years and established numerous contacts with vendors around the world.
Marketing Experience
In addition to his engineering tasks, he contacted new and existing clients (by phones and e-mails) to generate business. He also negotiated small and big contracts and performed sales and training presentations. He studied the global oil & gas market and issued periodic reports to employers/clients.
Other Relevant Experience
He translated technical documents for clients such as Shell and MOC in English, Arabic and Spanish.
He issued monthly publications "Burning Issues" for a period of 2 years.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Arabic He is very proficient in Arabic. He spoke this language since birth and studied the history of Arabic while in college in Syria. He had worked on translating documents for oil & gas companies such as MOC from English into Arabic and vice versa.
Spanish He studied this language while in college and continued to learn and use this language in his work. He managed the Latin American Territory while working for BP (Kaldair) and travelled frequently to perform traning presentations and discuss engineering designs with clients.

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