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Expert in Valves and Process Piping - Oil and Gas, Petro Chemical, Pipeline, FPSO, FLNG - Concept, FEED, EPC and Construction

Expert ID: 734890 Spain

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The following areas have been covered during Proposal, Concept, FEED, Detailed Design, Construction and commissioning phases over the last 40 years. (working for both Operator and EPC Contractor)
· Valve material specification writing;
· Valve selection;
· Material review
· Valve Testing at the Manufacturers facility
· Piping System Testing, Onshore Offshore.
· Valve (Package Requisitioning Engineer – PRE)
· Specification writing for piping fabrication, hydro-testing, inspection, insulation, painting etc.
· Factory Acceptance Testing for valves/piping components;
· Pipe size and wall thickness calculations.
· Corrosion allowance calculations/ compliance to NACE;
· Technical bid evaluation for valves, pipe, fittings and special piping items; Requisition writing;
· Valve Data Sheets;
· Root Cause Analysis on failed valves and their components.
· Technical training of Nationals in Brunei, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, and Indonesia.

Experience: Offshore/FPSO/Subsea/Onshore/Pipelines
Locations: Design Office/Construction/Operations. – UK, France, Norway, Holland, UAE, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1970 Degree: BTEC Subject: Mechanical Institution: St. Albans, UK

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Valve Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Adhoc Consultancy assignments related to Valves and Piping Training programs.

Valve Selection, largest, 38” ASME 1500 Ball Valve for Riser and ESDV.
Package Requisition Engineering (PRE) Manager Ball Valve/Butterfly Packages for Riser/Process Platforms Johan Sverdrup Project. Riser
Witness valve Testing and manufacturing processes
Years: 2012 to 2017 Employer: Aker Engineering & Technology Ltd. Title: Principal Valve and Piping Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Detailed Design
Valve Selection, largest, 38” ASME 1500 Ball Valve for Riser and ESDV.
Package Requisition Engineering (PRE) Manager Ball Valve/Butterfly Packages for Riser/Process Platforms Johan Sverdrup Project. Riser
Witness valve Testing and manufacturing processes.
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: Genesis Oil & Gas Title: Lead Piping Materials Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Valve Selection, Specification writing, Requisition Package Engineer, Technical Bid Evaluation for Topside and Pipeline Valves

Change out of 300 failed valves on FPSO. Root cause analysis, recommendations for improvements, new Valve Data Sheet and Requisition. Witness Valve testing.

Sub Sea Valve selection, Valve Data Sheet, Technical Bid Evaluation.
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: Worley Parsons Title: Lead Piping/Valve Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Preparation of Valve and Piping Specifications and technical documents for Concept/FEED
Prepare a Valve Selection Philosophy for Onshore/Offshore/Pipeline Project facilities. Technical Evaluation of Valve Manufacturers.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: MLE Grassroots Oil and Gas Facility Title: Clients Representative. Responsible for Piping Engineering Department: Responsibilities: FEED responsible for all aspects of the Piping discipline, design and materials. Also Pipeline Gas Gathering system and Export pipelines. Typical responsibilities detailed in recent professional experience as PMC Piping Representative.
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: RasGas LNG – Qatar Petroleum/ExxonMobil Title: Clients Representative Responsible for Piping Engineering Department: Responsibilities: RasGas LNG Trains 6 & 7.
Technical surveillance of Piping group, design and materials - EPC Contractor (Technip).
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: Shell Global Solutions Title: Valve Specialist Department: Responsibilities: Type approval testing of valves at manufacturer’s facilities for EPC Projects.
Approving Concession Requests for deviations from project specification.
Preparing Valve specifications and data sheets for existing and future Projects.
Troubleshooting valve queries from Pernis, Reliance (India), Bonney (Nigeria)
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Bu-Hasa Facilities Development – ADCO Title: Clients Representative Responsible for Piping Engineering Department: Responsibilities: Representing ADCO (Client) - EPC Contractor - Snamprogetti, Fano, Italy) Technical surveillance of the piping group, approve concession requests, review documents/specifications/drawings. Typical responsibilities detailed above in Recent professional experience as PMC Piping Representative
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: Bonney Island LNG- Nigeria Title: Senior Piping Material Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Create Piping Classes and Valve Data Sheets, Requisitions and Technical Bid Evaluation for BP Gas facility.
Years: 2002 to 2002 Employer: Erha FPSO Exxon Mobil-FEED Title: Senior Piping Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Review the preliminary piping classes and valve data sheets
Years: 2001 to 2002 Employer: Glas Dowr FPSO Title: Senior Piping Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Conversion of Topside piping being carried out by our sub-contractor. This involved preparing design, construction and material specifications for the project scope and co-ordinating with all disciplines.
Specifying of pipeline cleaning/de-waxing equipment via pig launchers and receivers. Technical evaluation of all piping components/valves and liaison with vendors to ensure timely delivery to site/fab yard. Witnessing of the testing of valves for the project. Reviewing Inter Discipline Documents from vendors to guarantee compliance to the specifications.

PLEM Valve selection, Requisition and Technical Bid Evaluation

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Valve Vendor Selection for various major oil and Gas projects
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