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Expert in Project Engineering

Expert ID: 736308 Florida, USA

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Experienced Project Manager/Engineer, with a Chemical Process Engineering background. Expert has managed complex project teams in EPC, commissioning, start-up and operation stages.

Areas covered and positions held during career include: process design, process engineering, project engineering, project management, plant operation, and environmental projects. Positions were accountable for safety in design, time and cost management. Computer programs used were and that are continued to be used are: Excel, MS Word, Power Point, MS Project and AutoCAD.

Fields of technology covered include:
• Liquid H2S Handling/Storage/Vaporization
• Ethane recovery
• Heavy oil upgrading
• Well pads conditioning
• Well flowlines
• Surface facilities
• SAGD
• Heavy oil dewatering and desalting
• Oil battery design and operation
• Steam generation
• Oil and gas pipelines
• Gas treatment processes
• Plant commissioning and start-up
• Produced Water treatment
• Cooling tower operation and design
• Hydrogen production and purification
• Nitrogen production and purification
• Ammonia production

Responsibilities:
• Project team leadership
• Multidisciplinary engineering, and drafting teams direction and coaching
- Process - Mechanical - Piping - Electrical -Instruments & controls - Civil
• Procurement, purchasing, expediting, inspection management
• Cost control
• Cost Estimation
• Scheduling
• Project communications coordination
• Coordination of engineering project team.
• Liaison with clients.

Main achievements:
• Organized/Developed/Managed TR Canada Engineering Department
• Developed man hours estimating procedure for professional documents authentication
• Established company’s Engineering Reviews, EWP’s and CWP’s.
• Mentored and guided junior and foreign graduates towards their career growth.
• Remarkable results on restructuring and change management
• Significant client engagement results.
• TBPE Professional Engineer (PE)
• University professor
• Designed and lectured University post-graduate courses
• Designed and lectured courses on the practice of engineering in Canada

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Universidad de Matanzas, Cuba
Year: 2005 Degree: Post Graduate Subject: Engineering Economics Institution: University of Calgary, AB. Canada
Year: 2006 Degree: Non degree Subject: Projects Contract Legal Issues Institution: APEGA, Calgary, AB
Year: 2002 Degree: Training on the Job (TOJ) Subject: Construction Estimating Institution: Mc Bride Careers Edmonton, AB
Year: 1997 Degree: Post Graduate Subject: Project Management University of Calgary, Calgary, AB Institution: University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Year: 1997 Degree: Post Graduate Subject: Petroleum Management Institution: University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Year: 1994 Degree: Non degree Subject: Energy Project Efficiency Institution: ARPEL (Canada), Havana, Cuba
Year: 1995 Degree: Non degree Subject: Flaring Principles & Practices Institution: ALCONSULT (Canada), Havana, Cuba
Year: 2010 Degree: Non degree Subject: Risk and Loss Management Institution: Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGA). Calgary, AB. Canada
Year: 1993 Degree: Post Graduate Subject: Mathematical Modelling Institution: Universidad of Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba
Year: 1992 Degree: Post Graduate Subject: Higher Modern Mathematics Institution: Universidad de Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba
Year: 1992 Degree: Post Graduate Subject: Multivariate Statistical Analysis Institution: Institute of Meteorology, Havana, Cuba
Year: 1994 Degree: Post Graduate Subject: Environmental Pollution Institution: Universidad de Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba
Year: 1993 Degree: Post Graduate Subject: Dynamical Optimization Institution: Universidad de Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities:  Define company goals and strategies
 Conduct business development
 Manage Engineering Disciplines
 Manage Document Controls
 Manage Regulatory and Permits
 Coordinate Engineering Reviews
 Supervise schedules and Cost estimates preparation
 Liaison with Client
Years: 2016 to 2017 Employer: Talis Engineering Title: Project Manager Department: Projects Responsibilities:  Manage Engineering Disciplines
 Manage Document Controls
 Manage Regulatory and Permits
 Conduct Engineering Reviews
 Schedules and Cost estimates preparation
 Liaison with Client
Years: 2012 to 2016 Employer: TR Canada Inc. Title: Engineering Manager. Department: Engineering Responsibilities:  Manage Engineering Disciplines
 Manage Document Controls
 Manage Regulatory and Permits
 Conduct Engineering Reviews
 Schedules and Cost estimates preparation
 Coordination with projects engineering teams in Spain.
 Liaison with Client
Years: 2007 to 2012 Employer: IMV Projects. Title: Project Engineer. Department: Projects Responsibilities: Coordination and management of Engineering, Procurement and Construction for Oil and Gas production, treatment and transport projects.
 Lead Engineering Reviews
 Equipment, Instruments and Controls requisitions and bid evaluation
 Manpower planning
 Schedules and Cost estimates preparation
 Engineering and project documents preparation
 Disciplines coordination
 Liaison with Client
 Coordinate conceptual design work
 Prepare deliverables packages

Nov. 2009 – Jan. 2010 Worley Parsons UAE
Milan Operating Center.
Milan, Italy
Senior Area Project Engineer.
Coordination and management of Engineering, Procurement and Construction for Habshan 5 Project.
 Lead Engineering Reviews
 Equipment, Instruments and Controls requisitions and bid evaluation
 Manpower planning
 Schedules and Cost estimates preparation
 Engineering and project documents preparation
 Disciplines coordination
 Liaison with Client
 Coordinate conceptual design work
 Prepare deliverables packages
 Assist in design and EPC contracting activities
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: HATCH Energy Title: Project Engineer Department: Projects Responsibilities: Coordination and management of Engineering, Procurement and Construction for Oil and Gas production, treatment and transport projects.
• INCO Ltd. H2S Vaporizers Replacement
- Schedule and budget preparation
- Equipment evaluation
- Execution Plan preparation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project Management

• BD Proposals Technical Support for:
- SINCOR SAGD Project
- INCO Ltd. H2S Vaporizers Replacement
- Shell Canada CO2 Recovery
- PTAC CO2 Gathering
- ARC Resources Pembina SAGD
- ARC Resources Red Water SAGD

• Enhance Energy Ltd. Rowley 11-32 Battery Expansion
- Equipment evaluation
- Execution Plan preparation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project control
- Project Management

• AltaGas Enhanced Ethane Recovery
- Equipment evaluation
- Equipment and instruments evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project control

• AltaGas Piping Modifications
- Equipment evaluation
- Execution Plan preparation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project control
- Project Management

Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: WORLEY Parsons Limited Title: Project Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Coordination and management of Engineering, Procurement and Construction for Oil and Gas production, treatment and transport projects.

• NEXEN Inc. Long Lake BFW Treatment Plant Upgrading
- Schedule and budget preparation
- Equipment evaluation
- Execution Plan preparation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project control

• Sherritt International Canasí Salt Water Ocean Disposal (Cuba)
- Equipment evaluation
- Execution Plan preparation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project control

• Husky Marvin Battery project.
- Data books preparation.
- Engineering Data Book completion
- Project close-out.
• Husky Marwayne Battery project.
- Data books preparation.
- Disciplines Coordination
- Project close-out.

• Husky Slop Oil Treatment Plant.
- AFE preparation.

• EnCana Corporation Saline Water Treatment Plant.
- Pilot Plant stage Project Management.
- Commercial Plant Project Management.
- Technical solutions evaluation
- Schedule/budget preparation and control
- Project control
- Environmental permits preparation/request

• Suncor Firebag Project.
- Cost estimation.
- Equipment evaluation.
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation.

• Piper Energy Inc. Two Hills Gas Gathering System.
- Engineering disciplines coordination
- Equipment evaluation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Schedule/budget preparation and control
- Project control
- Environmental permits preparation/request
- AEUB Permits

• Sherritt International Canasí/Yumurí Salt Water Injection (Cuba)
- Equipment evaluation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Project control.

• Sherritt International Yumurí Oil Battery Expansion (Cuba)
- Equipment evaluation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Procurement
- Project resources control
- Equipment evaluation

• Husky Oil North Gull Lake Oil Battery Upgrade Project
(Swift Current, SK)
- Plant commissioning/start-up
- DBM and bidding documents preparation
- Disciplines coordination

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
- The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEBN) P. Eng. 2019
- Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) P. E. 2017
- The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) P. Eng. 2015
- The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) P. Eng. 2014
- The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) P. Eng. 2005
Licenses / Certifications
- The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEBN)
- Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE)
- The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
- The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC)
- The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
Professional Appointments
Associate Researcher. National Academy of Sciences. Cuba.
Associate Professor. Universidad de Matanzas. Cuba

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Preparation, review and approval of engineering projects proposals
Other Relevant Experience
PROJECTS EXECUTED

1. North American Engineering Projects

July 2019 – May 2020, Vancouver, BC, Sub-contractor, Review and approval of Engineering, documents.
Port City Water Partners. Saint John, NB, Safe Clean Drinking Water Project
July 2012 – Oct 2016, Calgary, AB, Engineering Manager, Coordination and management of Engineering, Procurement and Construction for Oil and Gas production, treatment and transport projects.
March 2012 – Jul 2012, Calgary, AB Project Engineering Manager, Coordination and management of Engineering, Procurement and Construction for Oil and Gas production, treatment and transport projects.
Commercial Project- Pre-FEED/FEED
March 2010 – Jan 2012, Calgary, AB, Coordination and management of Engineering, Procurement and Construction for Oil and Gas production, treatment and transport projects.
March 2009 – May 2010, Milan Operating Center, Milan, Italy, Project Engineering Manager, Coordination and management of Engineering, Procurement and Construction for Oil and Gas production, treatment and transport projects.
March 2007 – May 2009, Calgary, AB, Coordination and management of Engineering, Procurement and Construction for Oil and Gas production, treatment and transport projects.

Nexen Long Lake Project
• Well Pad Electrical Heat Tracing Inventory
• HLS Coagulant/Flocculant Injection Skid
• LP Steam Condensate Conductivity Control
• Pop Tanks Pumping Systems
• Produced Water De-oiling Coagulant Retrofit
 Engineering Reviews
 Equipment, Instruments and Controls requisitions and bid evaluation
 Manpower planning
 Schedules and Cost estimates preparation
 Engineering and project documents preparation
 Disciplines coordination
 Liaison with Client

Suncor Sustainable Projects
• Upgrade Water Drains and Sumps
• Secondary Tank Containment
• Hazardous Materials Building
• Precipitation Water Treatment Ecology Pit Modification
• Temporary H2 O2 System
• Permanent H2 O2 System
• Produced Water Coagulant Tank Capacity Increase

• Excess Produced Water Handling (EDS)
• Produced Water Disposal Pipelines and Injection Well Facilities (DBM/EDS)
• ML-SAGD Pads 1 & 2 Retrofit - Phase 3
 SPIM procedures application
 EUB Directives application to engineering solutions
 Materials selection coordination
 Engineering Reviews
- PFD/P&ID
- Plot Plan
- Schedule/Risks
- HAZOP Review/SIL Assessment coordination
 Equipment and Instruments requisitions and bid evaluation
 Manpower planning
 Schedules and Cost estimates preparation
 Interactive Planning
 Engineering and project documents preparation
 Disciplines coordination
 Liaison with Client’s Project Managers/Engineers
 Periodic Reporting to Client

Suncor Major Projects

• Firebag Additional OTSG
 Firebag and Suncor Major Projects Standards/procedures application
 Gate 2 (DBM) Manual 3 Technical Report and 2.4 Engineering Management Plan review/completion
 Gate 3 (EDS) Manual 3 Technical Report and 2.4 Engineering Management Plan preparation
 SPIM Single pages/procedures application
 Engineering Reviews
 Equipment, Instruments and Controls requisitions and bid evaluation
 Manpower planning
 Shop and field inspection supervision
 Schedules and Cost estimates preparation
 Interactive Planning
 Engineering and project documents preparation
 Disciplines coordination

Jan. 2006 – March 2007, Calgary, AB
• INCO Ltd. H2S Vaporizers Replacement
- Schedule and budget preparation
- Equipment evaluation
- Execution Plan preparation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project Management

• BD Proposals Technical Support for:
- SINCOR SAGD Project
- INCO Ltd. H2S Vaporizers Replacement
- Shell Canada CO2 Recovery
- PTAC CO2 Gathering
- ARC Resources Pembina SAGD
- ARC Resources Red Water SAGD

• Enhance Energy Ltd. Rowley 11-32 Battery Expansion
- Equipment evaluation
- Execution Plan preparation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project control
- Project Management

• AltaGas Enhanced Ethane Recovery
- Equipment evaluation
- Equipment and instruments evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project control

• AltaGas Piping Modifications
- Equipment evaluation
- Execution Plan preparation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project control
Project Management

Oct. 2005 – Jan. 2006, Calgary, AB
• NEXEN Inc. Long Lake BFW Treatment Plant Upgrading
- Schedule and budget preparation
- Equipment evaluation
- Execution Plan preparation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project control

• Sherritt International Canasí Salt Water Ocean Disposal (Cuba)
- Equipment evaluation
- Execution Plan preparation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project control


Jan. 2004 – Oct. 2005, Calgary, AB
• Sherritt International Canasí Salt Water Ocean Disposal (Cuba)
- Equipment evaluation
- Execution Plan preparation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project control

• Husky Marvin Battery project.
- Data books preparation.
- Engineering Data Book completion
- Project close-out.

• Husky Marwayne Battery project.
- Data books preparation.
- Disciplines Coordination
- Project close-out.

• Husky Slop Oil Treatment Plant.
- AFE preparation.

• EnCana Corporation Saline Water Treatment Plant.
- Pilot Plant stage Project Management.
- Commercial Plant Project Management.
- Technical solutions evaluation
- Schedule/budget preparation and control
- Project control
- Environmental permits preparation/request

• Suncor Firebag Project.
- Cost estimation.
- Equipment evaluation.
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation.

• Piper Energy Inc. Two Hills Gas Gathering System.
- Engineering disciplines coordination
- Equipment evaluation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Schedule/budget preparation and control
- Project control
- Environmental permits preparation/request
- AEUB Permits

• Sherritt International Canasí/Yumurí Salt Water Injection (Cuba)
- Equipment evaluation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Project control.

• Sherritt International Yumurí Oil Battery Expansion (Cuba)
- Equipment evaluation
- Equipment and instruments bids evaluation
- Procurement
- Project resources control
- Equipment evaluation

• Husky Oil North Gull Lake Oil Battery Upgrade Project
(Swift Current, SK)
- Plant commissioning/start-up
- DBM and bidding documents preparation
- Disciplines coordination
- Project schedule preparation and control
- Equipment evaluation
- Equipment procurement
- Saskatchewan Permits preparation/request

• Husky Oil West Gull Lake Battery Refrigeration Plant
(Swift Current, SK)
- Bid package preparation
- Bids evaluation

Oct. 2003 – Jan. 2004, Calgary, AB
• Mazeppa Gas Plant (High River, AB)
- Bidding package preparation
- Evaluation of tenders by bidders
- Engineering drawings review
- Equipment evaluation

• Wolf Lake Gas Plant
- Bidding package preparation
- Evaluation of tenders by bidders
- Engineering review

• Project Management/Coordination assignments in:
- Bidding package preparation
- Engineering calculations
- Engineering drawings review
- AEUB Permits


2. Previous Projects

Oct. 1999 – Oct. 2001
Central Engineering Department (EPC Division)
• Bidding and contracting of produced water treatment plant design ($3.4 M USD)
• Conducting negotiations with Canadian EPC companies for different heavy oil and sour natural gas projects
• Review engineering heavy oil upgrading design solutions form Canadian and Venezuelan EPC companies ($37.5 M USD)
• Feasibility studies and engineering of production facilities expansion at Varadero oil field ($1.7M USD)
• Boilers house revamping and expansion ($2.4M USD)
• Introduction of delayed coking as heavy oil field upgrading process
• BFW Treatment Plant Expansion ($4.0 M USD)
• Process hazard evaluation through HAZOP and WHAT IF procedures
• Heavy oil pipeline pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up ($15M USD)
• Engineering coordination between specialties for heavy oil field gathering and processing facilities projects
• Engineering coordination between specialities for BFW, Produced water and cooling facilities projects
• Introduction of Canadian Standards in EPC projects in CUPET


1994 – 1999
Central Engineering Department (EPC Division)

• Construction Management for:
- Production gathering systems for heavy oil
- Treated produced eater injection station

• Troubleshooting and debottlenecking
- Dynamic oil treatment tank
- Oil pipeline’s pump station
- Gathering centres
- Heating/cooling systems

• Feasibility studies alternative for:
- Oil transportation from the field gathering facilities to the treatment plant
- Western Varadero production gathering system

• Process design for:
-Oil treatment dynamical tank
- Oilfield gathering and treatment facility
- Central Battery vapour recovery system conceptual design
- Sour gas treatment plant tie-in and utilities

• Engineering disciplines coordination for:
- Oilfield produced water treatment plant
- Biogas plants flare systems at two sugar factories
- Flare systems commissioning and start-up
- Flare system troubleshooting

1989 – 1994
Matanzas, Cuba
Environmental
Atmospheric Pollution Research Projects:

• Modelling and monitoring air pollution dispersion over Matanzas Province
• Acid rain monitoring network for Matanzas Province, Cuba, design and operation
• Bio-Meteorological and air pollution forecast method for Matanzas City, Cuba


1988 – 1989
Central Engineering Department (EPC Division)
• Feasibility Studies
- Use natural gas as fuel in tourist facilities
- Natural gas injection facilities for enhanced oil recovery

• Process designs
- Simplification of the original project for Varadero oilfield production gathering and treatment
- Engineering designing for gas pipeline
- Cooling tower design
- Instrument air piping and conditioning design

• Engineering discipline coordination, on new projects

1983 – 1988 Engineering Projects
• Construction management for heavy oil pipeline ($0.9M USD)
• Construction management of heavy oilfield gathering facilities ($2.5M USD)
• Construction management of heavy oil central treatment plant ($5.4M USD)
• Equipment performance evaluation
• Quality assurance
• Process performance evaluation and reviews of design proposals
• BFW treatment
• Produced water treatment
• Heavy oil tank batteries (tank farms)

1981 – 1983 Research and Development Projects
• Introduction of new technologies
• Use of natural gas for fuel in sugar factories
• Natural gas processing needs assessment for commercial use
• Crude oil pipeline conceptual and designs for shipment of oil to refineries
• Pilot plant research for heavy oil emulsion gathering, transportation and treatment
• Use of heavy oil as raw material for hydrogen production through Shell Partial oxidation Process
Feasibility studies
• Field gathering system for Varadero West oilfield
• Enterprise strategies and long term planning
• Development of new oil processing field facilities at Central Battery
• Varadero oilfield production gathering and transportation facilities

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Native
English Biligual

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