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Expert in Offshore Oil and Gas (Electrical Commissioning and Startup)

Expert ID: 725651 Kentucky, USA

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Mr. Banks has applied his expertise to the overall success of oil and gas production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico and California. He has been involved with the largest facilities in the Gulf and on the California coast since 1992. From platforms powered from a shore based facility to platforms with 123 MegaWatts of onboard power generation, from 30,000 Bpd to 250,000 Bpd, the projects have been successful.

Expert has been the third party verifier for co-generation and power plants internationally. With the advent of large offshore facilities with space constraints, comes the need for large ideas to test and verify the systems. Commissioning and operating procedures were developed to decrease cost and to prove systems conform to specifications before being operated in more costly environments.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cincinnati, Ohio - Hamilton, Ohio - Middletown, Ohio - Lexington, Kentucky - Louisville, Kentucky - Huntington, West Virginia

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Kentucky

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Production Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Production Engineer
Years: 2001 to 2008 Employer: Mustang Engineering Title: Facilities Construction Manager, Project Engineer, Commissioning and Start-up Engineer Department: Upstream Oil and Gas Responsibilities: Design through construction, commissioning, start-up and re-construction of Offshore Oil and Gas Production Platforms.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1994 to 1996 Country / Region: Venezuela Summary: Large scale upgrade to a refinery, providing all the electrical expertise for commissioning from 138KV to 48 VDC
Years: 1996 to 1997 Country / Region: South America Summary: Start-up and commissioning of Power Plants for third party companies.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Country / Region: Venezuela Summary: Upgrade of Chevrons Campo Boscan Oil gathering stations and process facilities.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Mexico/ Campeche Summary: Electrical commissioning of three Offshore Gas Processing platforms in the Bay of Campeche.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Proficiency in the spoken Spanish language.

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