Expert in Oil, Gas & Mining Accidents- Root Cause and Corrective Actions
Expert ID: 736513 Alabama, USA
Expert has 35+ years of HSE Risk Management achievements developing world class HSE Management Programs with diverse industries such as AT&T, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), BP PLC, ADCO (Abu Dhabi Onshore Oil) Shell Oil, and HSE Solutions Inc. While serving as member of BP's Corporate Internal Audit team, provided Senior BP Directors recommendations to improve corporate HSE. Expert was honored to present papers before AiChE, SPE, and OSHA Safety conferences on subjects such as Cultural Safety, Behavioral Safety Auditing, Institutionalizing Safety and keys to developing a world class HSE program.
|Year: 1971||Degree: BS||Subject: Mineral Engineering||Institution: University of Alabama- Tuscaloosa|
|Years: 2013 to 2015||Employer: AT&T||Title: HSE Focal Manager- Energy Services Division World-wide||Department: Corporate Management||Responsibilities: Hired as HSE Manager to start up new Energy Services Divisions. This division provides communication services to Oil/Gas companies world-wide. Requirements included development and approval of world focal managers, development of EHS policies and procedures for the new organization.|
|Years: 2007 to 2012||Employer: Det Norske Veritas (DNV)||Title: Senior Risk Consultant||Department: Risk Management||Responsibilities: Primary duties included leading Accident Investigations in Oil/Gas. Was involved in several multi-million$ accidents which involved loss of life and property.|
|Years: 2004 to 2005||Employer: Self Employed||Title: President/Owner||Department: Management||Responsibilities: Recruited to start up EHS Program at PetroKazakhstan, one of the first unified oil companies in old Soviet Union. Had responsibility for developing the policies and procedures, hiring staff, and provide proper training programs for the new company.|
|Years: 1989 to 2003||Employer: BP PLC||Title: Multiple VP HSE (Pakistan), HSE Manager (Venezuela), EHS Tech Adviser (UAE) Manager Safety BP America||Department: Safety and Health Group||Responsibilities: Tasks ranged from setting up HSE programs for BP America to moving around globe setting up HSE programs, developing them and improving HSE performances. Was stationed on four continents as HSE manager, and in all cases successfully led HSE improvement to top industry levels. In all cases, was responsible for leading or supervising all accident investigations, which included explosions, fires, and fatalities.|
|Years: 1971 to 1981||Agency: Department of Labor -MSHA||Role: Technical Safety Engineer||Description: Technical Expert in Areas of Mine Roof Support and Mine Ventilation|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1990 to 1991||Country / Region: U.K.||Summary: Senior Engineer at BP PLC Corporate Safety Centre|
|Years: 1991 to 1993||Country / Region: Venezuela||Summary: HSE Project Manager within National Oil Company (PDVSA) building Refinery|
|Years: 1994 to 1996||Country / Region: Venezuela||Summary: HSE Manager BP Venezuela, Oil/Gas Asset|
|Years: 1994 to 2000||Country / Region: Abu Dhabi- UAE||Summary: Technical Risk Adviser|
|Years: 2000 to 2000||Country / Region: Pakistan||Summary: VP-HSE- BP Pakistan|
|Associations / Societies|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Certified Safety Professional, since 1984|
|Professional Member ASSE - 1995|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Awards from MSHA Outstanding Performance
Award from PDVSA for Safety Project in PDVSA
Award BP for Leadership in Long Beach Oil Spill
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|AiChE Conference, San Antonio: "Use of Barrier/Bow Tie Approach at Process Safety Management Sites"
AiChE Conference, Tampa, Florida: "Safety Culture in Developing Countries"
SPE Conference San Antonio: "Institutionalization of HSE"
OSHA Safety Conference, Houston: "Development of World Class HSE"
|Expert Witness Experience|
|2016- Research on fatality to West Texas fatality involving oil field worker. Issue resolved before trial
2012- Research deposition and trial regarding fatality at Coal Mine in Alabama.
2011- Research, deposition regarding construction fatality involving welding in area of hazardous materials. Multiple lawsuits, was represented only one of defendants the contract owner.
|Training / Seminars|
|AT&T Project Manager Training
Telecommunication Risk Assessment and dispatch requirements
Oil & Gas Contractor Safety Orientation
Oil & Gas Vendor Orientation (HSSE Safety Requirements)
Office Hazard Recognition and Response
Hazards of Hydrogen Sulfide
Walking and Working Surfaces - Fall Protection
Field Hazard Recognition - Assessing Personal Risk
2010: ISO14001/OHSAS18001 and DNV Safety Health Environment (SHE) Management System
2010: DwD – Dealing with Dilemmas
2009: Heat Stress
2009: Basic safety and health
2009: ISO 14001/OHSAS 18001 North America SHE Management System Training
2009: Project Management 1
|During most recent role, Expert had the overall responsibility in choosing vendors based mainly on their competence and overall good Health and Safety attributes.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Expert has broad training skills. He was required not only to develop new training courses for all levels of management but also to be the lead trainer. From that, he developed a behavioral safety audit with training which he copyrighted.|
|Spanish||Proficient- Speaking, Reading, writing.|