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Expert in Refining and Petrochemical Processes, Including Safety and Energy Conservation Audits

Expert ID: 724793 Texas, USA

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Expert has over 32 years' experience in Engineering Management at senior level in Process Engineering, Technology, Operations and Project Management, Licensing, Acquisitions, Alliances and Business Development. Provided proven leadership and vision with broader perspectives and able to manage multiple tasks and personnel on mega projects.

Expert has accrued significant technology and process design and supervision experience in the field of refining, including Crude/Vacuum units, Hydro Processing (All hydrotreating/ HDS and hydrocracking), FCC, Gas Plants, Alkylation, Reforming, and visbreaking including other Gasoline Processes e.g Iso-octene/Iso-octane and all units in Lube refining.

Expert provides safety audits to meet the safety and environmental requirements to make the plants leader in the social and community. He also provides energy conservation audit and solutions to make the organization energy responsible and enhance the profits. He was trained on ICI Hazard and operability methodology in 1978 after the Flexborough explosion and has exercised deep insight into Haz & Op studies after that on numerous assignments using ICI methodology, which does help to explore types of analysis on each equipment and great depth and find the solutions.

Expert's patents provide refiners and petrochemical plants innovations to enhance the performance of the units. He possesses significant experience in safety audits, refinery optimization and heat integration/conservation studies. He has worked in the UK, Germany, Netherlands and the U.S., in a team environment and worked with multicultural groups from North America, Japan, Korea, China, the Middle East, Europe, Russia, Iran, and other countries.

Expert currently develops refining technology portfolio and Business development for the Technologies at hand. He has filed patents on sulfuric Acid alkylation, Iso-octene/Iso-octane, Ethers technology especially ETBE with wet ethanol and Higher Ethers, All hydrogenations and HDS processes, Bio-Diesel and Octenes. Patents to credit to provide enhanced economics for refineries/petrochemicals/renewable fuels and Oil and gas production with enhanced economics at moderate temperature and pressure with CO2/H2O2 providing continues production and higher well recovery based OOIP. Consulted on catalyst in refining/Petrochemicals, Business Development organization establishment internationally, technology and equipment consultation and NOC training in all the areas.

Expert is experienced in business development in a number of nations. He has attended Management and Presentation courses at ABB Lummus Global Inc. He has multiple patents and articles to credit.

Expert has undertaken the following recent consultation projects with fund managers and others:
— North and South American oil production/exploration industry
----Refining technology solutions users
----Scandinavian refining industry
---- Gas Transportation Infrastructure and Construction
— Electrical energy transformer industry
----Industrial Safety Technology Products
----Plant safety equipment and technology industry

Expert and innovative in all aspects of Refining and Petrochemical Business including renewable fuels. Providing technology Licensing with smart configuration to cut cost below 50% of the present technologies.1. Refining Technology Group member

2. Petroleum Downstream Group Members
3. Heavy Oil Group Originator
Looking at new ways to meet the upgrade the Crude with one type of equipment. Progressive refiner or technology developer look at the options and complete paradigm shift in equipment in refining and upgraders.

4. Project Manager Networking Group Group member

5. Advanced Technologies for Gas and Oil production from Oil Sand/Shale Oil/Biomass Group Originator
With new equipment and paradigm shift in doing things in this area.

6. Renewable Fuels, Ethanol from Cellulose, Biodiesel from Algae and more
Group Originator Oil Refining: Global Technology Forum


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Surrey, UK
Year: 1967 Degree: Post Graduate Diploma Subject: Chemical engineering Institution: University of surrey, UK

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
Expert is responsible for P/L and all the policy and IP matters for this hydrocarbon refining firm.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: Technip USA Title: Refinery Advisor Department:
Expert was in charge of the refining business area together with business development.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2006 Employer: GTC Technology Title: Director Strategic Business development Refining Business area Department:
Expert was responsible for GTC Technology in the refining business.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to 2005 Employer: ABB Lummus Global Inc Title: Senior Manager New process Development and Business Development Executive Department:
He was responsible for technology and for setting up design and providing expert advise together with execution and business development.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1979 to 1987 Employer: Davy Mckee Corporation Title: Process Manager/ Project Manager Department: Koln, Germany/ Cleveland/ Houston
Managed engineering design/development technologies and project and business development functions including commercial terms, contract negotiations in particular profit center reporting directly to Managing Director. Providing value engineering to the profit center. In 17 years of service provided vision and leadership in developing technologies and providing winning strategies by making a loss making profit center, to a major contributor to the bottom line not only to the profit center but organization's bottom line. Established the name in Europe for certain technologies and won the jobs by displacing major licensors. For FCCN and LCN both are two separate technologies and executing these jobs needed major effort and also business development with especially clients in Europe. Single source responsibilities for .
Formed major alliances and partnerships in engineering/technology so as provide broader technology base to complement the ABB Lummus technologies and optimum execution for engineering and made significant improvement in profits.
reaction kinetics without having data on that particular technologies.

Process design supervision and sponsor on major projects and all aspects of the Client relations/ contractual issues were under my supervision:
Operations Manager for the Hague office for about 1 year where all engineering disciplines were reporting to me, about 400 personnel through department Managers.
Provided business development for USA, Canada, Middle East, Malaysia, Europe, Japan, India CIS and Korea )
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1978 to 1979 Employer: Davy Mckee Corporation Title: Process Manager Department: Koln, Germany/ Cleveland/ Houston
He was responsible for process department and was in charge of refining jobs.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1973 to 1978 Employer: Davy Mckee Corporation Title: Senior Engineer Department:
Expert supervised process design in refining and petrochemicals.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1967 to 1979 Country / Region: UK/London Summary: Lecturer and later joined Major contractors from 1973 to 1979.
Years: 1979 to 1980 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Incharge of technology and providing supervision to petrochemical plant design
Years: 1992 to 1995 Country / Region: Netherlands ?The Hague Summary: Incharge of business Development, Technology department and operations management. Involved in all Refinery and even combined cycle power plant.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Institute Of Chemical Engineers 1973
Licenses / Certifications
Chartered Engineer ( UK)
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has had multiple publications regarding refinery economics, as well as regarding technology developments. He has had publications presentations regarding renewable fuels technology as well.

Expert has multiple patents.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Senior management and presentation courses
Vendor Selection
Catalyst vendor and certain special equipment suppliers
Marketing Experience
Oil and Gas Refining and Petrochemical trends
Other Relevant Experience
Business Development

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Hindi Good

Fields of Expertise

alkylation, amine treating, aromatic compound catalytic hydrogenation, catalytic cracking, catalytic hydrogenation, catalytic reforming, chemical process design, chemical sequestration, deasphalting, denatured alcohol, desulfurization engineering, energy engineering, energy-efficient gasification, energy-efficient petroleum refining, fluid catalytic cracking, fractionating column design, fuel economy and cost savings programs, fuel treatment system, Hazard and Operability study, heavy oil process, hydrocracking, hydrofluoric acid, hydroforming, hydrogenation, hydrotreating, liquefied petroleum gas treating, oil refinery equipment, oil refining technology, oxygenated diesel fuel, oxygenated gasoline blend, petroleum engineering, petroleum hydrogenation, petroleum hydrotreating, petroleum processing, petroleum refinery evaluation, petroleum refinery simulation, petroleum refining catalysis, petroleum residue de-asphalting, petroleum sulfonation, refinery alkylation, sulfuric acid regeneration, synfuel, vacuum stripping, hydraulic mining, advanced process control, crude oil consumption, energy economics, heat rate, sulfide stress cracking, sour-water stripping tower, vacuum still, chemical industry, refinery process chemical, bimetallic hydrogenation catalyst, aromatic compound synthesis, isobutane, American Petroleum Institute, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, hydrogenation catalyst, chemical plant operation, dehydrohalogenation, oxygenate, sulfur corrosion inhibitor, extractive distillation, ammoxidation reaction, unleaded gasoline, automotive fuel, process simulation, sulfuric acid corrosion, etherification, fractionating column, distillation column, fluid coking, aviation fuel, chemical plant start-up, sulfur corrosion, thermal reforming, thermal cracking, process hazard analysis, chemical plant management, chemical process safety engineering, chemical processing system safety, polypropylene plant technology, chemical manufacturing facility evaluation, coking, petrochemical, chemical plant layout, kerosene, chemical safety management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, chemical plant, fuel, safety, shale-oil conversion, safety management, sulfuric acid catalyzed alkylation, dealkylation, isomerization, chemical plant design, petroleum refinery, hydrofluoric acid catalyzed alkylation, packed tower, sulfur, chemical process, occupational safety, safety engineering, renewable energy source, reformulated gasoline, polymerization, petroleum, petrochemistry, petrochemical reactor, petrochemical catalysis, hydrogen fuel, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen, heating fuel, gasoline, fractionation, fossil fuel, fluid catalytic cracking unit, environmental chemistry, desulfurization, crude oil, contractor safety, coal-and-syngas catalysis, chemistry, chemical safety, alternative fuel, alcohol fuel

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