Dr. Frank Ashford has 50+ years of experience in oil and gas reservoir engineering, downhole and surface design and operations, as well as oil and gas conditioning and producing facilities. He has been with PetroSkills since 1988 and has worked extensively in most energy producing countries throughout the world. He provides instruction fluently in either English, Spanish, or Portuguese based on material originally prepared in English or Spanish, but presented in the native language requested. He worked with Gulf Research (GR&DC) in Houston, Texas where he developed many reservoir engineering laboratory techniques for the determination of applicable oil/gas/water relative permeability correlations, and choke performance prediction techniques still in application today. Previously, Dr. Ashford was a Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, where he taught various courses in natural gas engineering technology. He was a founder of the Petroleum Engineering Department in INTEVEP, the research Institute for PDVSA (Venezuela). He was a participant in the initial gas lift optimization operations held in Venezuela, and developed many field, and numerical techniques and correlations for downhole, and surface choke performance with Otis Engineering (US, and Venezuela), and Compania Shell de Venezuela (CSV). He has authored technical articles published in World Oil, JPT, SPE, Intevep Pub., PDVSA, Pacific Oil World, AAPG, SPELAC, and GPA. He holds a BS (1961) and MS (1963) in Petroleum Engineering and a PhD in Engineering Sciences (1970) from the University of Oklahoma. He was one of Dr. John M. Campbell's graduate students from 1962-1968, and participated in the initial data collection and organization for the original John M. Campbell technical textbooks Gas Conditioning and Processing, Volumes I and II.
Mr. James Beasley has over 40 years of experience in project management, engineering, and construction management of pipeline systems and military facilities. Mr. Beasley joined Butler Associates, Inc., the predecessor company of Willbros Engineers (U.S.), LLC, in 1973 as a Project Manager. He was named Vice President and Manager of Projects in 1981. In 1984, Mr. Beasley became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and in 1986 was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until August 2003. In 2001, Mr. Beasley was given additional responsibilities as Senior Vice President of Willbros USA, Inc., the parent company of Willbros Engineers (U.S.), LLC. Mr. Beasley is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon and a former member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Project Management Institute. He received M.S. and B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri.
Mr. Don Beesley has over 38 years of management, engineering, and operations experience in the oil and gas industry - virtually all on Gulf of Mexico projects, including subsea systems, floating systems and fixed platforms. He has worked for operators Eni, Shell and Texaco, and has held management positions including Project Development Manager and Production Manager. Mr. Beesley has been a member of industry groups Deep Water Repair Underwater Pipeline Emergencies (DW RUPE) and Subsea Tieback Forum (SSTB). He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University, and he is a registered professional engineer in the states of Texas and Louisiana.
Robi Bendorf, CPSM, MCIPS, C.P.M., M.ED, has over 35 years of purchasing and sales experience, involving domestic and international activities, for a broad range of manufacturing and service businesses. He has extensive experience in consulting and training in purchasing, contracts, reengineering the supply management process, the management of procurement functions, global sourcing of materials and components, reducing cost of purchased materials and services, and negotiation of complex transactions and contracts. He has held purchasing and contracts management positions in high volume manufacturing, subcontract, job shop, and service operations, involving gas turbine manufacturing, power generation, nuclear and fossil power plants, electrical distribution and control, air conditioning equipment and global sourcing services.
Prior to becoming a full-time consultant in 1994, he served as Manager of Customer and Supplier Development for the Westinghouse Trading Company. He has given presentations on numerous purchasing and contract management topics to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM/NAPM), major universities, and numerous in-house seminars for industrial and services clients in the US and over 170 public seminars internationally. He was selected to present seminars at the last 17 Institute for Supply Management International Conferences and is the contributor of numerous articles published in Purchasing Today and Inside Supply Management. Robi was selected as ISM’s National Person of the Year in both Global Resources and in Education/Learning.
Robi is a lifetime C.P.M., and has received ISM’s new certification, the CPSM, and also holds the MCIPS Certification as awarded by CIPS. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and a Masters Degree from Penn State University.
His energetic and enthusiastic style, combined with extensive functional experience, makes him an excellent consultant, trainer, and facilitator of change.
Mr. Gary Blackburn has over 40 years of experience in engineering and management of oil and gas developments. During his 27 years with Shell Oil Company, he managed drilling, production and construction engineering and operations in the Gulf of Mexico,Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Alaska. While working in ABB's Floating Production System's Division, Garyled engineering teams designing deepwater systems, naval architecture, structural, topside facilities, drilling systemsand floating system hulls. After an assignment as the ABB's Project Manager for ExxonMobil's Kizomba A TLP, he was assigned as ABB's Vice President - Project Execution. In this role, he was responsible for oversight of ongoing projects and development of new processes for EPC project execution. After leaving ABB, Gary provided consulting services for drilling systems selection and producing operations management to several major operators.
Mr. Jan Blum is a seasoned Asset Management professional with 33 years experience in the oil gas and downstream business sectors. At the moment he is based in Suriname working as Technical Service Manager for a national oil refinery. He worked 30 years with Shell and fulfilled roles as Inspection, Shutdown, and Asset Manager and for 10 years was Training Director for the group Asset Management. He has developed and delivered training all over the world and has broad consultancy experience. Mr. Blum is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and post graduate in inspection and welding. He has worked and lived in several countries including Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and Suriname
Mr. Robert Bombardieri has almost 30 years' in the oil and gas industry. His expertise is the use of process engineering to optimize operating facilities economics via addressing availability, product recovery and bottleneck issues. As such, Robert has tested, identified, designed, project managed and lead implementation of numerous molecular sieve, NGL recovery, sulfur recovery and debottleneck projects in several countries. He also has had roles in operations, business development and management. Mr. Bombardieri co-authored a paper on molecular sieve dehydration that was selected 'Best Paper Award' at the 2008 Gas Processor's Association annual convention and was published in the Oil and Gas Journal. He has a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and an M.B.A. from Tulane University.
Mr. Mark Bothamley is a Senior Technical Advisor for PetroSkills. His experience covers the areas of design, operation, troubleshooting and optimization of offshore and onshore oil and gas production and treating facilities. Prior to joining PetroSkills he was with BP/Amoco for 24 years, in several locations around the world. Mr. Bothamley is a past chairman of the SPE Facilities Subcommittee and a former member of the GPSA Data Book Editorial Review Board. Mr. Bothamley holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and a Diploma in Natural Gas and Petroleum Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, BC Canada.
Mr. John C. Bourdon has more than twenty-nine years experience in hydrocarbon processing and specializes in sulfur recovery processes for the petroleum refining industry. Mr. Bourdon has been involved in the development of several sulfur-related technologies and mechanical innovations, has authored several papers and made presentations worldwide. He has experience with several E&C firms including extensive start-up and troubleshooting activities. He consults for both North American and international clients. He is a registered professional engineer and is fluent in English and Spanish. Mr. Bourdon has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and advanced degrees in other fields.
Mr. Paul A. Carmody has more than 34 years of experience in the petroleum industry. During his 32 years with Hess Corporation and its predecessor, Amerada Hess Corporation, Mr. Carmody has been involved in nearly all aspects of oil and gas engineering from the reservoir sand face through the outlet of gas plants. He is a registered Professional Engineer in North Dakota where his experience includes Bakken oil development, production engineering, pipelines, and compressor station installations. West Texas experience includes CO2 EOR flood gas gathering, CO2 pipelines, and gas plant engineering. His gas plant experience includes three expansions of a CO2 Gas plant, cryogenic gas plants, and lean oil plant processes where he has supplies process and design engineering services. He has served as a board member of the CO2 Conference in Midland. Mr. Carmody graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Ajey Chandra is a principal in the Houston office of Purvin & Gertz. He joined the firm in 1998 after working for Amoco for 12 years in gas processing and gas transportation. Prior to joining Purvin & Gertz, Ajey was responsible for all facets of a 2.4 Bcfd gas processing facility in the United Kingdom. Since joining Purvin & Gertz, Ajey has worked on a variety of assignments in the areas of market analysis, forecasting, gas processing and transportation costs. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A from the University of Houston.
Mr. Jimmy Clary has 25 years of experience in the Hydrocarbon Processing Industries. During his 17 years with RWD Technologies, he held technical and management positions including Senior Training Analyst, Project Manager and Team Leader. Mr. Clary has lived and worked in Los Angeles, California and Houston, Texas; completing projects in Asia, Africa and North and South America. He is currently based in Houston where he also worked for Petroleum Testing Services and NPR services in Special Core Analysis, Fluid Analysis and Amine reclamation areas. Mr. Clary earned a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Physics from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Mick Crabtree has spent the last eight years running industrial workshops throughout the world in the fields of: Process Control and Instrumentation; Data Communications; Fieldbus; Emergency Shut-down Systems; Project Management; On-Line Analysis; and Technical Writing and Communications. He has trained over 5,000 engineers, technicians and scientists. Mr Crabtree formerly trained in aircraft instrumentation and guided missiles in the Royal Air Force, having completed his service career seconded to the Ministry of Defense and he was responsible for ensuring the reliability, maintainability and functional usefulness of specific equipment entering the RAF. He is the former editor and managing editor of Pulse magazine, South Africa's leading monthly journal dedicated to the general electronic and process control instrumentation industries. He has written and published six technical handbooks on industrial process control. Mr. Crabtree holds a M.Sc. (Research) in Industrial Flow Measurement and an HNC in Electrical Engineering (with distinctions).
Mr. John Curry is a recognized authority on the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, pressure vessel design, fabrication and metallurgy. He founded and was President of Gulfex, Inc. for more than 37 years. This firm is a major producer of pressure vessels for the refining, natural gas, oil production and petrochemical industries. Since 2003, he has been a lecturer on Section VIII, Div.1 of the Code teaching engineers worldwide on pressure vessels. He consults in the field of upgrading and rerating existing pressure vessels for new service. He continues to be a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America promoting high adventure programs for older scouts. He has been teaching Biblical History for over 25 years. After completing his mechanical engineering training, he completed an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent two years in night school studying metallurgy at Rice University.
Mr. Kris A. Digre has over 36 years of experience working in locations around the world. He has designed or been involved with the design of offshore structures located off the coast of West Africa, Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Borneo, California, China, Egypt, the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. He has been involved in the technical specification development and/or installation of all of deepwater Tension Leg Platforms (TLP) and a Floating Production System (FPS) in the Gulf of Mexico and an FPSO offshore Nigeria. Mr. Digre remains active in retirement providing advice to E&P project groups on various Nigeria FPSO projects. Mr. Digre is a graduate (BSCE) of Illinois Institute of Technology and a Licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey, Louisiana, Texas and California.
Mr. William (Bill) Dokianos has over 35 years' experience in engineering, production and pipeline. He is a Professional Engineer in the states of Louisiana and New Mexico, and holds a General and Commercial Contractor License in the State of New Mexico. Over the last 7 years he has been instructing for PetroSkills/John M. Campbell. He instructs the PF4 course, 'Oil Production and Processing Facilities'. He has actively consulted over the past 10 years with ExxonMobil, Shell Exploration and Production, Sandridge Energy, Repsol and Chevron. Mr. Dokianos' onshore consulting has focused on optimizing production utilizing casing gas systems, vessel and battery design, revising gun barrel design for better separation, production optimization and production troubleshooting (bad oil and or bad water). His offshore experiences include analyzing and solving poor platform up time at GB 128, GC 65 and other offshore locations. Activities included process control changes due to stacked separator vessels, revising safe charts, operating settings and reconfiguration of pipeline export pumps. He managed a subsea tieback project in which the platform modifications included high pressure vessel redesign, dehydrator expansion, adding a second vapor recovery unit, restaging high pressure and intermediate gas compressors and modifying bulk oil process design. He has been responsible for DOT compliance activities and reporting. This compliance responsibility has included development and implantation of federal risk programs and smart pigging. Mr. Dokianos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan..
Mr. Robert Fanning has held various Process Engineering and Management positions in his 26 years with Mobil. Mr. Fanning’s background includes general oilfield facilities, water flood facilities, CO2 flood facilities, NGL recovery, and LNG. Mr. Fanning was on the Board of the Permian Basin Chapter of the GPA for several years and is a past President of the chapter. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wyoming and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.
Mr. Wolfgang Foerg has over 20 years’ experience in plant system design, control system design and selection, procurement, engineering management, and installation and commissioning of vendor proprietary equipment. His experience includes assignments as project engineer, rotating equipment specialist, lead engineer for major EPC contractors, as well as experience in construction, module design, commissioning and startup of plants. The types of plants include air separation plants, gas plants, gas storage facilities, power generation, MTBE plants, refinery wastewater treatment facilities, phenol plants, polypropylene plants, crude oil treating facilities and crude oil pipelines, LNG/NGL liquefaction plants, and LNG receiving terminals. Specific equipment experience includes gas turbines, steam turbines, cryogenic expanders, centrifugal compressors, reciprocating compressors, centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pumps, polymer extruders, refrigeration systems, diesel engines, motors, generators, dryers, chemical injection systems, cooling towers, boilers, and loading arms. Mr. Foerg holds a M.S., Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a B.S., Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Wyoming, Colorado, Alberta, and Texas and is a CCHEST Safety Trained Supervisor (STS).
Mr. Alan Foster spent 25 years with Petrolite Corporation and Baker Petrolite involved in oilfield and refinery operational problems and their resolution by chemical treatment programs. Mr. Foster has developed and taught courses on oilfield water treatment and oilfield corrosion control since 1978. Other courses included oil demulsification, paraffin and asphaltenes, oilfield microbiology (and MIC) and refinery technology. He was also qualified by the original training company in its field to teach their project management course. He has been a Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry for over 25 years and was also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Mr. Foster received his B.S. in Applied Chemistry from Portsmouth Polytechnic (UK) and his MBA from LeedsUniversity. He is based in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Ron Frend is a registered engineer, and has almost forty years of engineering, consulting and management experience. He rose to a senior management position in Shell International (Middle East) before opening an engineering consultancy in England. His entire career has been concerned with practical applications of maintenance and engineering. Ron is experienced in a variety of predictive maintenance analytical techniques as well as possessing management skills suitable to an engineering consultancy and a large multi-national corporation. Specialized training has also been carried out on the following topics: management techniques, non-destructive testing, oil tanker cargo operations, instrumentation and control, resistance and gas welding, vibration analysis, infrared thermography and passive ultrasonics. Ron has successfully completed Helicopter Underwater Escape Training for offshore facilities. He is a Registered Engineer with an MSc from Huddersfield University in England as well as being a certified Chief Engineer Officer (marine).
Mr. Richard J. Gentges has over 32 years experience in the design, construction, and operation of underground natural gas storage facilities, His experience includes assignments in operations, technical support, engineering management, and project management. Most recently (2010-2012) he served as Senior Project Manager for Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska, LLC, and was responsible for overall construction of the first commercial underground gas storage facility in Alaska. From 1982-2010 he worked for ANR Pipeline Company where he held various technical and managerial positions involving gas storage assets. His technical experience includes performing and analyzing well tests, reservoir performance analysis, reservoir simulation, and overall storage facility optimization. During his career he managed construction projects that involved enhancements to existing gas storage facilities and construction of new gas storage facilities. The scope of construction included the drilling and completion of vertical and horizontal wells, upgrades to gathering systems, new compression, and gas processing equipment, Mr. Gentges is a past Chairman of the Underground Gas Storage Committee of the American Gas Association (1994). He also served as Chairman of the Underground Gas Storage Research Committee for the Pipeline Research Council International (1998-2003), and served on the National Petroleum Council Gas Storage Team (2003-2004). Mr. Gentes holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan (1981).
Mr. Y. (Josh) Gilad, P.E., has forty years of domestic and international experience in the engineering, analysis, inspection, troubleshooting, forensic investigation and expert witness for marine liquid bulk terminals for oil (crude, products) and gas (LNG, LPG), cargo handling and storage facilities, prime movers, piping and pipelines. His experience includes pipeline flow and hydraulic transient analysis, pipe stress analysis, pipeline on-bottom stability, pipeline integrity & fitness for service assessment. Throughout his years with Brown & Root (now KBR), Han-Padron Associates (now CH2M-Hill), and as an independent consultant, Mr. Gilad has been involved in the design and installation of numerous single point mooring (SPM) systems and other offshore petroleum terminals, fixed-berth and offshore cargo transfer systems, oil and gas pipelines, Pipeline End Manifolds (PLEMs), pig launching/receiving and oil storage facilities. Mr. Gilad holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the Technion, Haifa and is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of TX, NY and CA. He is one of the original authors of the California State MOTEMS, and presently a member of PIANC working group, WG153, that is developing recommendations for the design of marine oil terminals.
Mr. Guidroz started out as a vibration test engineer for the space shuttle main engines. He then moved into the oil and gas industry on the North Slope on the production side of the business. He worked as a rotating equipment engineer for several years as well as getting involved with projects involving well pads, pipelines, waterflood, and gas injection before moving over to the pipeline side of the business. He was able to transfer some of his vibration experience into solving complex piping and equipment problems. Mr. Guidroz worked with the Trans-Alaska pipeline on pipeline and tank corrosion monitoring and repairs and worked as a construction engineer at the Valdez Marine terminal. He then transferred to the refinery side of the business working for multiple clients as an engineering consultant. He has been involved with major refinery upgrades, multiple turnarounds and greenfield projects. He has acted as owners engineer on projects including a new spill response barge for drilling in the arctic. Mr. Guidroz has been involved with all phases of projects from FEL1/Conceptual Design to Detailed Design on through construction. His areas of expertise are in piping specification and design, welding, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, fired heaters, pumps, compressors, drivers, valves, pipelines, and stress analysis. Mr. Guidroz has a broad knowledge base from over twenty eight years of experience in the oil and gas business.
Mr. Gerard Hageman is based in The Hague (The Netherlands), where he settled after 33 years in the downstream oil and gas business (including LNG). He started his career with the Gulf Oil refinery in The Netherlands as a process engineer, followed by a job as economic analyst for Gulf Oil Chemicals in London, after which he joined Shell for 29 years. During his career with Shell, Mr. Hageman has worked in numerous countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Denmark and, of course, The Netherlands. He has been responsible for Process Engineering, Design, Operation, Start-up, Process Safety (Integrity), Interface Management, Change Processes, Competency Assurance and Training. He holds an MS in Chemical Engineering from Twente University in The Netherlands. He is a member of KIVI, i.e. The Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers. Mr. Hageman joined PetroSkills | John M. Campbell in 2012.
Mr. Frank Hopf has 35 years of experience in engineering and management of energy transportation and distribution facilities for crude oil, refined products, petrochemicals and LNG. He also has seven years pursuing a Ph.D. in geography where he conducted research in engineering geomorphology, GIS and remote sensing, hazard analysis, and the relationship of science and public policy development. During his 31 years with Shell Oil Company and affiliated companies, he managed engineering, construction and operations for pipelines and terminals in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, Montana, California, New Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana and Washington. He also served on the board of directors of several major joint interest pipeline systems. Mr. Hopf concluded his career with Shell in the implementation of an SAP based supply chain management system for the pipeline organization. He accepted a graduate assistantship to pursue a Ph.D. in geography, completing his dissertation on the risk of levee failures in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the impacts of the assessment of risk on public policy formation. He also studied engineering geomorphology, fluvial and coastal geomorphology, and GIS/remote sensing applications to the energy transportation and distribution industries. He has taught large courses (excess of 300 students) at Texas A&M University. Mr. Hopf was awarded his Ph.D. in December of 2011. He is a registered Civil Engineer in Texas.
is based in Norman, Oklahoma with over 42 years experience in oil and gas facilities, worldwide. Mr. Hubbard is currently Sr. Technical Advisor-Facilities and Process Engineering for PetroSkills. He previously served as President of John M. Campbell & Co. until December 2012 when the company was acquired by PetroSkills. In 2009 he retired from the University of Oklahoma where he served as a visiting professor and directed a master's program in Natural Gas Engineering and Management in the Petroleum and Geological Engineering Dept. In 2002 he retired from John M. Campbell & Company where he worked for 23 years providing training and consulting services to several international oil and gas companies. He served in several capacities at JMC including chairman, a position he held when he retired in 2002. He also worked for Texaco from 1972-1980, where he held various engineering and management positions. Mr. Hubbard is a member of SPE and GPSA; he has chaired the SPE Facility Engineering Committee and has held several leadership positions in the Oklahoma City SPE Section including the section chairperson in 2011-2012. He has published several papers in the area of gas processing and facilities design. He was the distinguished author in the August 2009 Journal of Petroleum Technology with an article titled 'The Role of Gas Processing in the Natural Gas Value Chain.' Mr. Hubbard holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University (1971), and an MBA from Tulane University (1978).
Mr. Frank Jarrett has over forty years of experience, primarily in the natural gas processing industry. Responsibilities have included project design team supervision, conceptual and detailed process design, extensive use of computer simulation tools, computer program development and testing, process and mechanical flow sheet development, equipment sizing and specification, hazards analysis, facilities checkout, start-up, debottlenecking and teaching. His background covers natural gas liquids recovery, natural gas liquefaction, nitrogen rejection and recovery of helium from natural gas, acid gas removal, product distillation, dehydration, relief system design and evaluation, CO2 pipeline and compression, plant utilities and support systems. He is a registered professional Engineer in the state of Colorado and has served on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Gas Processors Association. Mr. Jarrett received a BS in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Mr. Robin Jentz has 38 years of oil and gas processing experience. His work has included most process areas of oil and gas production, including design and testing of low dewpoint glycol dehydration units, analysis of flare and relief systems using dynamic simulation programs, retrofitting gas/liquid separators to increase capacity and eliminate entrainment, and upgrading oil dehydrators. Mr. Jentz has worked for both operating and engineering contracting companies. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Alaska and Washington. Mr. Jentz received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from California State University Long Beach in 1974.
Bill Keeter is a training consultant with PetroSkills. Has had over fifteen years of experience as a maintenance professional. He has successfully implemented maintenance improvement programs in both small and medium-sized manufacturing and production facilities. Mr. Keeter's experience includes maintenance leadership positions in the US military, the nuclear industry, chemicals, paper converting, and plastic film manufacturing. He has provided training and reliability consulting services to process industries in the United States and the Mid-East. He has developed competency maps for Maintenance Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Engineering in the Petroleum Industry. Mr. Keeter holds a BS in Business Administration from Coker College and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals.
Mr. Dale Kraus has over 30 years of progressive responsibility from staff to management positions within the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. Mr. Kraus has obtained a sound basis in Facility/Processing Engineering with an emphasis on Plant and Field Operations in Oil and Gas Production, both sweet and sour. He is also the President of D. Kraus Oil & Gas Consulting Corp., a member of APPEGA and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He currently resides by the lake in Wakaw, Saskatchewan.
Mr. James Langer is a registered professional chemical engineer in Texas and California. He graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from UCLA and has an MBA from Pepperdine. Jim has been working for Hess as a Senior Process Engineering Advisor for the past 4 years. He is retired from Shell having worked 28 years as a Senior Staff Process Engineer, and Principal Technical Expert for Shell / Shell Global Solutions. He has had a global job for the past 15 years and had experience in offshore / onshore, shallow water / deep water, heavy oil / light oil, water treating, and natural gas processing. He has been a project manager working field development projects through all of the phase gates and stages. He frequently travels the globe assisting operations with process issues, and showing them how to unlock additional barrels through the application of production optimization. Jim installed Shell’s smallest, most expensive gas plant. The project took 8 years and is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach California.
Mr. Perry Lovelace, CMRP, specializes in Maintenance and Project Management, Leadership and Competency-based Training and has over 25 years experience in industrial training and consulting. His work in competency-based workforce development is known worldwide. In addition to M&O, his participative leadership seminars have provided team-building skills to hundreds of supervisors and team leaders. He has dedicated his career to providing high quality learning experiences, keeping in tune with the changing economic and technological environment, especially as applied to long-term facilities management and organizational development. He has assisted many organizations through on-site consultation and training. Clients include industrial and utility organizations of different types and sizes in the United States, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Nigeria, Angola, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Trinidad/Tobago, Austria, Romania, UK, Ecuador, Bolivia and Mexico. An engaging and popular speaker/facilitator, Mr. Lovelace continually receives high marks from participants. A certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Mr. Lovelace also holds a B.S. in Science Education and an M.S. in Botany from the University of Oklahoma, with pre-doctoral studies in Plant Ecology at the University of California
Mr. Pete Luan has over 25 years of international upstream project management experience. He has also consulted for the past 10 years helping energy companies improve their management of capital projects. He has an extensive track record of helping E&P companies improve their capital project performance. He has been particularly successful with those clients who are faced with large capital projects and require a step-change in organizational capabilities. Pete is a facilitator and advisor to top management, many of whom continue to seek his advice even after the development of their project organizations has been completed. He has worked with numerous strategy, project execution plan development, risk management, Lessons Learned, stakeholder alignment, etc. Pete worked for Amoco Production Co. managing major capital projects in Azerbaijan, the Middle East, and Latin America. He hols BS and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering with higher honors from Rice University, and has completed management training at Harvard Business School. He is PMP certified.
Mr. Ken Lunsford has more than 34 years experience in engineering and management of oil, gas, chemicals and plastics developments. During his 32 years with ConocoPhillips he has led development teams on projects in the United States, Norway, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates. His diverse engineering and project management background includes liquefied natural gas projects, sour gas plants, oil, gas and petrochemical pipelines, engineered plastics processes and materials handling, batch sulphur chemical processes, and pilot plants. Additionally, he was corporate project controls manager for Phillips Petroleum with responsibility for developing business processes and training for asset development, value improving practices, project controls, contracting strategy, risk management, reviews & assists and joint venture non-operated project assurance. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.
Mr. Harvey Malino has more than 40 years of experience in the Chemical and Hydrocarbon Processing Industries. During his 28 years with Union Carbide Corporation/UOP, he held both technical and commercial positions including World Wide Sales Manager for the Gas Processing Business Group. Mr. Malino has lived and worked in New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Singapore and Chicago. He is currently based in Charleston, South Carolina where he runs his own consulting business, Exact Differentials LLC and provides technical, marketing and licensing expertise to the natural gas and oil industry. Mr. Malino is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New Hampshire. He is a Senior Member of the Advisory Board of the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference in Norman, OK. Mr. Malino earned an M.B.A from Pace University in New York, a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York; and, is an alumnus of Brooklyn Technical High School.
Dr. Andrea Mangiavacchi is currently involved in international deep-water offshore projects on behalf of major oil and gas operators. He is also an active member of work groups involved in the development of US and international standards for offshore structures. After an early academic career with the University of Rome, Italy and with Rice University in Houston, Andrea joined Brown & Root (today KBR), where over the next 25 years he was involved in a number of major international offshore oil and gas projects (Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, South America, West Africa, Asia-Pacific). He also held a number of corporate positions in the area of deep water technology, fixed and floating offshore structures, and engineering systems. Andrea has extensive experience in conceptual field development projects, structural analysis and design, hydrodynamics, naval architecture, Computer Aided Engineering and Design. Andrea holds a M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, both from the University of Rome. He has authored or co-authored over 30 technical papers, and holds two patents.
Mr. Yuv Mehra has 40 years of invaluable, hands-on practical, process engineering experience related to processing of hydrocarbons (natural gas, refining and petrochemicals) from the standpoints of major owner/operating as well as E&C companies. Mr. Mehra is an inventor (28 U.S. Patents) and a licensed professional engineer (California & Texas). He retired from Saudi Aramco in December 2011 as Gas and Light-ends Process Engineering Consultant in the Process & Control Systems Department. During 2003–04, Mr. Mehra contributed to Saudi Aramco as General Supervisor for the Upstream Process Engineering Division. He is an Alumnus of the Saudi Aramco Leadership Forum. He chaired the development of Section 14 - Refrigeration for the GPSA Engineering Data Book. Mr. Mehra holds a B.E. from IIT Roorkee and an M.S. from UCLA, both in Chemical Engineering. He focuses on identifying value-oriented opportunities, effectively communicating and following through assignments to conclusion. He has demonstrated his vast process engineering knowledge of the entire hydrocarbon value chain: oil & gas production - processing - refining - petrochemicals. His results-oriented effectiveness in process optimization, front-end engineering, project evaluations, troubleshooting, development of engineering standards, expert witnessing, assessment of intellectual property including marketability, development and offering topical courses, and integration of refining & petrochemicals is recognized industry wide.
Mr. D. John Morgan is based in Denver, Colorado, and is Executive Vice President of John M. Campbell & Company with over 30 years experience in the design, startup and troubleshooting of oil and gas facilities. He has published extensively on sour gas treating, sulfur recovery, CO2 treating, materials of construction, LNG training, and cryogenic gas processing. He consults for both North American and international clients in the gas processing industry. He performs training in LNG facilities, oil and gas production facilities, and gas plants around the world. He is very active in industry activities including membership of the Editorial Review Board of the Gas Processors Supplier's Association, the Program Advisory Committee of the Laurence Reid Gas Conditioning Conference, and had served as Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Morgan has many years of experience training non-native English speakers. He holds a B.Sc. (Honors) in Chemical Engineering from London University; and an M.E. in Chemical & Refinery Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA.
Dr. Mahmood Moshfeghian is a Senior Research Engineer and is the author of most Campbell Tips of the Month and develops technical software for JMC. He has 35 years teaching experience in universities (Oklahoma State University, University of Shiraz, University of Sydney and University of Qatar) as well as for oil and gas industries. Dr. Moshfeghian joined JMC in 1990 as a part time consultant and then as full time instructor/consultant in 2005. Previous to joining JMC, Dr. Moshfeghian was a Senior Research Scientist at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University. Dr. Moshfeghian is a senior member of AIChE and has published more than 120 technical papers on thermodynamic properties and Process Engineering. Dr. Moshfeghian has presented invited papers in international conferences. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Oil, Gas, and Coal Technology. He holds a B.S. (74), an M.S. (75) and a Ph.D. (78) in Chemical Engineering, all from Oklahoma State University.
Mr. Ralph Neumann has gained experience in Oil and Gas Production, Natural Gas Processing, Specialty Fractionation, and Pipelines and Gathering Systems throughout his extensive career. Responsibilities have included the development of conceptual and detailed designs, multi-discipline project supervision, economic feasibility studies, consulting, and a variety of field services including pre-commissioning, startup, training, and troubleshooting. He has also been responsible for project development, management of engineering (including safety and environmental), and management of field operations for a large midstream natural gas processing company. Most recently, he has been involved in the implementation of several shale gas and tight gas facility development projects. He has authored and presented technical papers to the AIChE (dynamic simulation), the Gas Processors Association (nitrogen rejection facilities, gas plant operations management, gas and NGL treating), and the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference (dehydration and amine treating). Mr. Neumann received his baccalaureate and master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Dennis Perry has been working in the automation, electrical and instrumentation design business for many years. His work experience includes working in the aerospace industry as an analog circuit designer, working in the electronic instrument manufacturing business as production engineering manager, and working for a major oil and gas company as a division automation supervisor and later as a staff engineer in the central, Upstream Technology group. He has also worked for an instrument manufacturer as service manager and for an engineering construction company as an instrument/electrical engineer. Mr. Perry published a paper on Multiphase measurement fall 1998 SPE, co-authored a paper for ASME/ETCE 2000 on value of well test accuracy, presented at the Acadiana Flow measurement workshop, and co-authored a paper on heavy oil multiphase measurement with Intevep of Venezuela. Mr. Perry graduated from Louisiana Tech with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Jason Pingenot has over 18 years of experience in planning, design, engineering, management, and commissioning for a wide range of natural gas installations; including wellhead controls, gathering systems, compressor stations, processing plants, metering facilities, and truck loading stations for projects around the globe. In the course of his career he has served the industry as a drafting instructor, engineering consultant, and led an EI&C technical team at Encana Oil & Gas (USA) to execute capital projects and develop technical and safety standards. Currently, Mr. Pingenot is the Vice President of Engineering and EI&C Manager at GWD Design & Engineering based in Denver, Colorado, with a field services office in North Dakota. Mr. Pingenot is a registered professional engineer in the state of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado.
.Mr. Gerard A. Prendergast, B.Sc. (Hons), F.Inst.L.M., DipSysPrac (Open), is theFounder and Managing Director of Abacus Learning Systems Ltd. He is currently an Instructor Developer and Learning Advisor to John M Campbell & Company. Mr. Prendergast is aFellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management in the UK. He concentrates on the open and flexible learning aspects of education and training, especially the delivery of training using Computer Mediated Communication - CMC - and Computer Supported Cooperative Learning – CSCL. He has trained Educators and Instructors from many Universities, and from industry and commerce worldwide in online Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Techniques. He has been visiting tutor on the 'Online Education and Training' Course run by the Institute of Education, London University, and for the British Open University's 'Teaching & Learning On-Line' course, for a number of years. In 2002, Mr. Prendergast was a contributor to an Online Trainers course run by the Northern Illinois University, USA. He has been an Advisor to The Management Institute, University of Ulster on Online Learning, and has carried out consultancy for the British Inland Revenue service in ways to deliver training by Computer Mediated Communication. He has undertaken various workshops on e-Learning throughout Germany and also at The Croatian Academic and Research Network.
Dr. Jay Rajani worked in Amsterdam, The Hague and London for Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies for 33 years. He started his career in the Shell Research Laboratories in Amsterdam where he was involved in the development of refinery burners/furnaces. He later moved to Separation Technology. He worked on the development of conventional as well as membrane based gas-liquid and liquid-liquid separators. From 1987 to 2005, he worked in the Gas/Liquid Treating and Sulphur Processes department as Principal Technologist, providing technical and operational excellence to all gas plants and LNG plants that were operated or advised by Shell. His last position (2005 to 2010) was as a Lead Process Engineer with Qatargas 3&4 LNG Project (first with EPC contractor in Japan and then in Ras Laffan in Qatar). The last three years of the project involvement was in the construction, commissioning and start-up of the 7.8 mtpy LNG trains. From 2011 to 2014 Jay worked with SBM Offshore in the Netherlands on the development of gas treating modules for FPSO and FLNG. Jay is now an independent consultant and an instructor with PetroSkills/JMCampbell. He holds BS and PhD degrees from the University of London and a Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Coventry.
Mr. John Riggs is based in England where he served 30 years in the Police Service retiring in 2005 as a Chief Inspector. In the latter part of his career he became the head of training for England and Wales specialising in the training of trainers. Graduating from the University of Hull with a Masters Degree in Education (MEd -Training and Evaluation) he has a passion for the development of Trainers and Instructors. A Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a qualified coach he has recently been appointed as a ‘Progression Mentor’ for the Prince’s Trust. He has represented the British High Commission and the British Council training trainers and Instructors in South Africa, Uganda and The Gambia. The skills he learnt during this period of his career have proved invaluable in his role as a Regional Director for ‘Africa and Asia Venture’ helping young adults to volunteer in schools and communities abroad. He is currently a governor at a large school in his hometown in Harrogate where he is responsible for school and community communication. During the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics he was delighted to be part of the ‘Games Maker Team’ as a team leader in the Olympic Park. In March 2012 he joined the Instructor development team and is excited by his role of coaching and developing staff in their role as John M Campbell Instructors.
Dr. George Rodenbusch has more than 32 years of experience in the engineering and management of deepwater offshore oil and gas developments. He started his career working in R&D where he developed tools for the estimation of loads on offshore platforms induced by wind, wave and current during severe storms. He then joined a Marine Systems Engineering group, which was formed to develop concepts for the development of deepwater fields in the Gulf of Mexico. He has led the global analysis group supporting the design of the Auger Tension Leg Platform that would move the record water depth for offshore production from 410m to 870m. In addition to design activities, he spent several years working on various technical problems involving hydrodynamic and hydroelastic design of offshore platforms. He has provided development planning support to operating companies around the globe in selecting systems for the development of deepwater offshore fields. He spent several years as an Engineering Manager supervising a group responsible for the design of floating systems, risers, mooring systems and foundations for deepwater development systems worldwide. He was active in the API Offshore Structures subcommittee, which established and maintained key standards for offshore engineering, chairing that group for several years. He was appointed as a Global Technical Expert in Offshore Structure Engineering in recognition of technical expertise and global contribution and was later named the Global Discipline Head for Offshore Engineering. He holds a BS and MME in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and a PhD in Oceanographic Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and is a member of ASME.
Mr. Alan P. Royer has more than 27 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry working in the upstream and midstream sectors. During the past 27 years Mr. Royer has held operational, technical and managerial positions. During the first 12 years of his career he worked as an operator for Chevron Canada Resources in their gas processing facilities, and oil/gas gathering systems, located in Northern Alberta. In mid 1990 Mr. Royer left Chevron to attend the University of Alberta where he earned a B.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering. Later in his career, Mr. Royer spent over 12 years in the Middle East. Initially he worked in Yemen with Canadian Nexen Ltd. where he was responsible for the engineering design of various facilities, including all commissioning and start-up activities. He spent his last 8 years in the Middle East working in Qatar where he held a number of operational and engineering roles supporting the construction and start-up of the LNG Mega Trains, which have a combined production capacity of 77 million tonnes per annum. Mr. Royer is currently based in Calgary, Alberta, where he runs his own consulting business providing Facilities Engineering services to local industry. Mr. Royer is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta, along with being an active member of Project Management Institute since 2005.
Mr. John A. Sheffield was a Senior Manager with M W Kellogg Ltd. a major UK E&C Company for more than 18 years during which time he managed the Process Engineering Department, Project Manager for development of LNG projects for export and import terminals and Commercial Vice President with responsibilities for key clients and projects. He helped develop projects for LNG facilities in the UK, China, Norway, Egypt, Germany and Australia and the development of LNG offshore technology for the Azure Project an EU funded project. With John M Campbell & Co. John is an Instructor/Consultant presenting short courses on the LNG business and technologies around the world. He also practices as a consultant, assisting companies with development of both LNG export and reception terminals and is currently active on several LNG projects in Europe and Far East Asia. Mr. Sheffield graduated from UC London with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He has served on the Management Committee of the European GPA for more than 16 years and chairs the GPA Europe LNG working party. He has presented papers at Gastech, GPA Europe and at the SMI LNG conferences dealing with LNG terminals, floating LNG developments and small scale LNG facilities.
Mrs. Kindra Snow-McGregor has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining from the Colorado School of Mines, and over 15 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry. Particular areas of expertise include: gas treating (amine and dehydration), gas processing, LPG / condensate recovery from gas, NGL fractionation and storage, process optimization, sulfur handling, and process safety. Prior to joining John M Campbell & Company in 2008, she has served in management and lead process engineering roles in the oil and gas engineering, procurement and construction business. She has managed and served on significant projects in the industry for clients such as BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Occidental, QatarGas and XTO. She has been actively involved in industry groups for many years, such as the Gas Processors Association, and the Rocky Mountain Gas Processors Association (RMGPA). Currently she is on the GPA Technical Research Committee, Sub-Group 2. She has published seven technical papers at international conferences, and is a co-inventor on two technology patents in the gas processing industry.
Mr. Ken Sourisseau has 34 years of experience with Shell. Assignments have been in front end development, process design, project engineering, operations technical support, and operations management primarily in the areas of sour gas and insitu heavy oil recovery. Mr. Sourisseau has worked throughout Alberta, in Abu Dhabi, and the Netherlands. He has authored a number of technical papers for international conferences, provided training for Shell in numerous countries, and has taught Gas Processing at the University of Calgary. He earned B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Universities of Saskatchewan (‘76) and Minnesota (‘78) respectively. He is a registered professional engineer in Alberta.
Mr. David A. Tenhoor, CPIMhas been consulting and teaching APICS (The Association for Operations Management) CPIM certification courses since 2005. He has taught in many different industries from chemical processing to discrete manufacturing. Companies include BASF, National Oilwell Varco, Halliburton, ExxonMobil Chemical and Cameron. David brings a well-rounded package of industry experience to PetroSkills/JMC. He has held positions in Inventory Control, Manufacturing Management, Strategic Sourcing and Transportation/Distribution Management. He also has experience in Finance and Product Development. David received his undergraduate degree in Geology from HopeCollege in Holland, Michigan and an MBA in Supply Chain Management from MichiganStateUniversity. He is a member of the Houston Chapter of APICS and served two terms on the Board of Directors as Treasurer.
Mr. Buck Titsworth has over 40 years’ experience with major international operating and service companies in worldwide oil and gas production/process engineering, project execution, and business planning. Specific experience includes: upstream projects (Middle East - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait); oil & gas pipeline and production facilities projects (South America, the Far East, FSU, Austral-Asia); FPSO/mobile system development projects (Canada, Asia-Pacific, West Africa); refining projects (USA and eastern Europe); and global business/strategic planning for the engineering and construction industry. Assignments have included establishing joint ventures and/or new offices in Vietnam, Pakistan, Nigeria, Australia, Canada, and Holland. Mr. Titsworth has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, and is a registered professional engineer in four states.
Mr. Danny Van Schie is a chemical engineer with 20 years of experience with in the oil and gas sector and the chemical industry. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. His areas of expertise include: high level conceptual design with a view to engage EPC type contractor who will take the concept further into FEED and ultimately EPC. Additional areas include FEED and Detailed Design engineering within major contractors, construction support, commissioning and operation of a plant. He has worked on varied projects ranging from green field to debottlenecking and expansion of existing plants.
Mr. Paul Verrill has over 25 years’ experience working in the chemicals, petrochemicals, hydrocarbon processing and power sectors with the last 15 years predominantly in gas processing and gas and liquid pipelines. He has held a number of technical and senior management positions including Mechanical and Piping Designer, Machinery Engineer, Project Manager, Engineering and Maintenance Manager and other Senior Plant and Business Management roles. He has worked for a number of international operating and engineering companies including ICI, Rolls Royce and Enron Engineering & Construction, working on projects around the world. His experience includes piping and mechanical equipment design, rotating equipment engineering, project management, gas processing project development including FEED study management and operations and turnaround management. For the previous 3 years Mr. Verrill has been working in the senior management team of an 800mmscfd gas processing facility which has been developing the onshore assets for a new UK gas field. In 2011 Mr. Verrill started working with JM Campbell as an Instructor in addition to providing project development and asset management services through his own consultancy company. Mr. Verrill is based in Yorkshire, England and graduated with a B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle University in the UK and he is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Mr. Colin Watson has over 35 years’ broad experience in petrochemicals, primarily in Engineering support and Process Safety management. His experience includes assignments in technical support, operations, turnarounds, project execution and HSE and engineering management. From 2006 he has worked as an independent Engineering & Process Safety Consultant working with Oil & Gas clients. He has worked primarily with BP to design, develop and facilitate their global Process Safety training and awareness programs both for engineering and operations teams. In a varied 28 year career in BP he latterly worked to develop strategic structures and governance systems to manage Process Safety and Integrity Management for the BP Grangemouth Complex and the European BP Chemicals Sites. His Operations experience providing technical support and engineering management extends across a variety of petrochemical and refining processes. He holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Science (Mechanical) from Edinburgh University (1978) and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Mr. Stuart Watson has over 15 years of experience in oil and gas processing. His experience has taken him to facilities around the world in regions including Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the US. Mr. Watson graduated with honors in 1996 from Curtin University, Perth, Australia with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he worked in Perth, Australia supporting Woodside’s offshore facilities. In January, 2000 Stuart accepted a position with Pearl Development Company of Colorado where he worked over the next eight years at many of the Gas production and processing facilities in the western US. His work included Expansions for Unocal Alaska, Facilities engineering at the El Paso Field Service’s 650MMscfd “Chaco Plant” and various other projects in Colorado and Wyoming. In 2008, he oversaw and commissioned a 92MMscfd amine sweetening and cryogenic NGL train for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (U.A.E.). Thereafter, he started his own engineering consultancy supporting both mechanical and process disciplines. Stuart began instructing for John M. Campbell in January 2009 with piping and rotating equipment disciplines and supports JMC Consulting services in an array of process startup and engineering design roles.
Mr. David Weeks graduated from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined Kellogg International Corporation, now KBR, in London as a Graduate Engineer in September 1973. During his two-and-a half-year graduate training period, David worked on the Front End Engineering Design of Ammonia plants in Algeria, Syria, Spain and Ireland and gained site operating experience on an ammonia plant in Tirgu Mures, Romania. After completing the Company's training scheme, David transferred into KBR’s Process Design Department. For twelve years, he specialized in Refinery design working on units for refineries in such diverse areas as Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Mauritania and many countries in Europe. Between 1988 and 1990, David was trained to be the Subject Matter Expert in KBR London on steam cracker plants and worked on the designs of new Ethylene plants in Saudi Arabia, Korea and Scotland. Since 1990, David has managed KBR process engineering teams on a number of world-scale gas processing projects, including the Troll and KUP gas terminals in Norway, the In Salah Gas development in Algeria, the Dragon LNG import terminal in Wales, UK and the Shah Deniz 2 Sangachal on-shore gas terminal in Azerbaijan. On his retirement from KBR after 40 years of service, David held the position of Chief Process Engineer in KBR’s Greenford office in London. David is a Fellow of the UK’s Institution of Chemical Engineers and is the immediate past chairman of GPA Europe Ltd.
Mr. Peter Williams has over 35 years of industrial experience, most of which were in oil and gas processing. His experience includes plant process engineering, operations supervision, project development and business case definition, project technical support, plant engineering management, and internal consulting, primarily with Saudi Aramco. Canadian experience includes plant engineering in phosphorus production, heavy water, and bitumen upgrading, and project engineering. He also has experience with benchmarking, implementation of a safety management system, and the application of lean Six Sigma methods to engineering management. He has Masters’ degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Economics, is a Professional Engineer in Alberta and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Mr. Ronn E. Williamson, C.P.M., CFPIM is Technical Training Director of John M. Campbell & Co. He has been consulting and instructing in the field of supply chain management for more than fifteen years. During this time, he has delivered significant value to more than fifty, cross-industry organizations around the world. He has provided education programs internationally to hundreds of people in procurement, logistics and materials management. In 2005, he joined the PetroSkills/John M. Campbell team to develop a competency-based training tool with linked industry course offerings for Procurement/Supply Chain Management (PSCM) professionals in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Williamson gained his supply management expertise during twenty-three years of operational and management roles for a major equipment OEM company. For five years, he had executive responsibility for purchasing and transportation at Thermo King Corporation, a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric and a billion-dollar global business. He received an undergraduate degree (BME) in engineering and a master of business administration degree (MBA) from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Williamson has been a member and past chapter president, of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), is a member of and frequent presenter for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and is a member of the International Association for Commercial Contract Management (IACCM). He is also certified at the Fellow Level by APICS and has a lifetime certification from ISM.
Mr. Wes Wright has 25 years experience in oil and gas producing facilities. Mr. Wright began teaching with John M Campbell in 2004 where he has been delivering courses in CO2 Surface Facilities, Oil and Gas Processing and Operator Training world-wide. Prior to joining John M Campbell, Mr. Wright was the lead on-site engineer at the Weyburn CO2 Miscible flood where he was closely involved in the development, design, construction, start-up and operations. Through the 1980’s, Mr. Wright performed contract research at the University of Calgary in Enhanced Oil Recovery and was a consultant on a wide range of sweet and sour oil and gas projects throughout Western Canada. Mr. Wright graduated in 1983 with a BSc in Engineering from the University of Calgary. He is a Professional Engineer in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada and is a member of the SPE. He has been published in the ASME-OMAE, the CSCE and the IAHR.
Mr. Clyde Young has over thirty years of diverse experience in operations and maintenance of production and processing facilities. This includes significant experience in operations and development of management systems for gas processing and water/wastewater treatment facilities. This includes operating procedure development, training program development, compliance auditing, vulnerability assessment, emergency planning and mechanical integrity program development. Mr. Young provides many of our clients with PHA services, compliance audits and Hazards Reviews. Mr. Young has presented at the Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Symposium and written several papers that have been published in various industry publications. Mr. Young holds a B.S. in Social Sciences from the University of Wyoming- Laramie Wyoming.