• Eni FPSO N'Goma in Malaysia/Singapore as FPSO Project/Commissioning Mechanical Engineer (Top Side): 1 ½ years.
• MODEC FPSO Kwame Nkrumah MV-21 in Ghana as Commissioning/Mechanical Supervisor (Top Side): 2 years.
• Chevron in Angola: Mechanical Advisor: 2 year.
• FPSO Falcon & FPSO Kuito in Singapore & Angola for SBM: Sr Mechanical Technician: 1½ year.
• SHELL Iran Offshore Ltd in Iran Sr Mechanical Technician: 3 Years.
• Dubai Petroleum Company in UAE: Sr Mechanical Technician: 6 years.
Education & Training
Indian Technical Institute: 3yrs Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. (August 1978 To July 1981)
St Elias High School: Senior Secondary Certificate. (SSC July 1978)
Don Bosco Computer Academy Secretarial Practice & Special Software: AMOS, EDAM, eCOM, eCDR & Enterprise One & eProcurement Login.
BOSIET: Safety Induction, HUET including EBS, Sea Survival, First Aid & Hypothermia & Boat Transfer. (Valid Till 2014)
Global Emergency Response: Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting Certificate. Advance Fire Fighting Certificate. (Valid Till 2014)
MOME: Management of Major Emergencies. (Valid Till 2013)
GE: LM2500+G4 Aero Package Operation/Familiarization Training.
Permit to Work. Job Safety Analysis and Task Risk Assessment. (PTW/JSA/TRA done at MODEC, Chevron & SHELL)
HSE case Rollout (Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis)
CBTA’s. (Competency Based Training and Assessment Completed on Modec FPSO)
HV Switchgear & Protection Relay (GN05HV) 5 days Course. (Done in March 2011)
Project/Pre-commissioning/Commissioning of the following Utility & Process Systems: Instrument Air, Fire Water, Nitrogen Generator, Sea Water, Turbines, Diesel Fuel, Heating & Cooling Medium, Flash Gas, Fuel Gas, Flare Gas, Booster Gas & LP/IP/HP Gas Compression, Crude Oil Treatment & Separation, Water Injection, Methanol Systems, TEG dehydration/regeneration, Chemical Injection, Pedestal/Deck/Turret Cranes & all Turret related systems and handling facilities.
• Coordination with the yard construction teams, planning of detailed Pre-Commissioning & Commissioning execution plan by system/ subsystems/ durations/ Manpower requirements/ vendor services & hand-over from Construction to Commissioning team
• Supervises and coordinates commissioning activities on the Topsides & provide input as required ensuring that commissioning activities are completed as per schedule, ensuring that inter-discipline checks are performed by the commissioning team, coordination of all onsite vendors, ensuring that temporary utilities, tools, spare parts and consumables are available during the integration and commissioning execution phases.
• Monitoring Pre-commissioning of all systems for mechanical and piping has been fitted correctly and all pump alignments have been carried out as per specification & tolerance, all internal inspections of tanks and vessels have been carried out correctly after flushing & hydro testing of pipe work onshore plus gross air leak testing. Monitoring chemical preservation of all internal process & utility pipe work ensuring all equipment is protected & preserved for sailing with specific checks for voyage to be documented.
• Offshore coordination of main contractors for Pre-commissioning & Commissioning of Utilities and their auxiliaries of Process facilities like: Production lines leak test and dewatering with diesel. Gas lift and gas injection lines leak test and dewatering with nitrogen. Water injection lines leak test and flushing with treated water. Hot oil circulation and pigging of production lines. Preparation of commissioning and start up package for startup assurance review. Ensuring that offshore activities performed by main contractors are compliant with project HSE procedures.
• Accept handover of all Mechanical equipment from projects department including marked up drawing, software, manuals, spare parts, special tools etc. Provide input to work scope, planning activity, prepare material requisitions & ensure their withdrawal. Preparation of work packs, monitoring of punch lists and red lining of P&IDs. After completion of works ensuring feedback & close work orders in the maintenance database & produce certificates duly signed by involved parties & hand over to the certification engineer to check all relevant documentation are updated. Attending morning meeting with client to communicate day’s activities & attending evening commissioning team meeting to report day activities and next day’s plans.
Rotating & Static Maintenance: To supervise a team of Mechanical Technicians and provide Mechanical expertise, coordinate and participate in preventive, corrective and troubleshooting mechanical maintenance activities of plant equipment, identify & isolate faulty components on rotating & static mechanical equipment, according to plan in order to assure the maximum equipment availability. Assuring that maintenance plans are fully compliant with production targets & long term reliability. Participate in the planning, scheduling & major overhaul maintenance activities, assisting the section head in establishing priorities, making improvements/ modification proposals, failure analysis and ensure that the shutdown maintenance jobs are carried out within the scheduled time frame. Follow-up Turbine repair and maintenance activities on all types and models of Gas turbines such as GE- LM2500+G4, Rolls Royce Avon 200 series, Solar Centaur 50, Taurus 60, Saturn, Mars, Garret, Rolls Royce & GE frame 3 Gas turbines and turbine-driven equipment, such as gas compressors, power generators and their accessories at company site, trouble-shooting & guide to resolve Turbine related problems. Alignment of Nuovo Pignone Gas Compressor & Centrifugal pump, including the removal of rotors complete with impellers to change out for re-staged impellers and new rotor. To direct & participate in performing Condition Monitoring of Rotating equipment and advice on the maintenance schedule based on the analysis & update the equipment data, history & Maintain records in the system. Static Equipment: Maintenance of Columns, Vessels, Fin fans, Plate & Tube Exchangers, opening of manhole after proper isolation, removal of damaged columns, tray, valves, demister repair or replacement of the same. Cleaning by chemical, hydro jetting, brushing and air Shell test/Tube test, inspections, internal installation & box-up are carried out according to procedures. Repair & clean different types of valves, Gate valves, globe valves, butterfly valves, shut-down valves, motor operated valves, control valves and safety valves, after completion of cleaning activities install them in respective positions. Testing & recertification of PSV’s done in the workshop.
Ensure HSE is given the highest priority utilising all safety equipment & PPE. Ensures safe execution of all Commissioning/ Maintenance activities as per PTW procedures, Hot & Cold work permit, Confined space entry permit are duly applied and job instructions complied with potential hazards addressed immediately, making sure of the LOTO procedures. Conduct Job Safety Analysis/Task Risk Assessments & Toolbox Talks are completed for each critical work activity making everybody aware of likely potentials hazards. Ensures that all safety equipment is kept in a good operating condition & take remedial action when required. Carries out HSE tours, self-inspection & auditing to ensure safe working conditions. Preparing Accident/Incident reports, maintaining relevant records & take charge of fire fighting, search & rescue teams in an emergency to minimize the company losses & maintain safety programs as per the company safety procedures by using the “STOP/MOC Card”
Oct 2012 Till March 2014:
Eni FPSO N’Goma as Project/Construction/Commissioning Mechanical Engineer, for Angola Block 15/06 West Hub Development in Malaysia.
Job Responsibilities: Assist with Engineering department associated with the Refurbishment and Upgrade of all Mechanical Equipment in Engine room & Top side under direction of the FPSO Work Package Manager in Malaysia. Oversea travel during the Engineering, Construction and offshore installation phases, attending site survey on FPSO modules to review equipment deck layout & Utilities requirement, ensuring that safety issues are addressed during the installation & engineering while jobs are in progress. I was the Eni Representative for all major Site Integration Tests & Factory Acceptance Tests of all Mechanical Equipments on FPSO N’Goma which was done all over Europe & SE Asia I have also attended the Swivel Stack FAT units which was manufactured in France, Swivel unit #-1: Test/Production. Swivel unit #-2: Production. Swivel unit #-3: Water Inj. Swivel unit #-4: Pigging/hot oil. Swivel unit #-5/7: HP/LP Utility (chemicals) Swivel unit #6: High voltage. Swivel unit #8: Gas Inj/Lift. Swivel unit #-9: Low voltage. Swivel unit #-10: Optical, job including photos/written reports. I have been filmed on FISCHCON Corporate video, manufacturers of Fire Water Engine & Pumps Netherland, when I had attended the FAT over there. You can watch this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeXj7HxYvgM
Transferred to Singapore Ship yard in May 2013: Coordinating and supervising the construction activities carried out by local and international contractors, of all Mechanical equipment on the project, ensuring Installations are done as per the standard procedure, ensuring that the offshore Construction operations activities/requirements are implemented according to Construction Execution plan & ensuring the technical quality and accuracy of all work performed by contractors are done as per specification, reviewing all the work packs for construction & making Progress report. Manage a team of construction supervisors to guarantee proper follow up and acceptance of completion and commissioning activities ensuring that the activities are carried out in accordance with approved check sheets and commissioning procedures of all mechanical equipments and all pump alignments have been carried out as per specification & tolerance, all internal inspections of tanks & vessels have been carried out correctly after flushing & hydro testing of pipe work, ensuring equipment installation is correct and in line with the FPSO layout drawings. Monitoring chemical cleaning of all internal process & utility pipe work, flange management and nitrogen helium leak testing ensuring all equipment are protected & preserved for FPSO sailing with specific checks for voyage to be documented. Worked on EDAM, eCOM, eCDR & Amos, checking on NOEs, ITR-A/B, control and monitoring of Permit to Work system. Involved in all the major FAT and inspection of major modules in vendors yard. Review OTP for pre-commissioning of Topside & Marine systems including risk assessments & other related operating procedures as per vendor & client specification. Ensure that safety issues are addressed during the installation while jobs are in progress. Prepare FPSO Daily Report and other mechanical documentation. Maintain close working relationship with Ship yard contractors.
Jan 2010 Till Jan 2012:
Modec FPSO Kwame Nkrumah MV-21 in Ghana as Commissioning & Maintenance Mechanical Supervisor (Top Side)
Duties and Responsibilities: I was based in Singapore shipyard during the final construction and completion stage of the FPSO & was responsible for implementation & review of Pre-commissioning and Commissioning procedures, witnessing of all rotating equipment installation/alignments, oil flushing, punch listing and clearing of punch list items, line walking and red lining of P&IDs, temperature and vibration monitoring during load runs, correct internals/externals of all static equipment as per project requirements, provided technical support to vendors for commissioning of various equipment’s. I was also responsible for preservation of all rotating and static equipment & Accepted handover of all Mechanical equipment from project & construction team till the Vessel sailed to Ghana. We had 3 GTGs on the FPSO they were GE- LM2500 +G4, Output capacity of each GTG was 28.4 MV. Normally we had 2 GTGs running all the time with a capacity of 22 MV on each GTG. Maximum Power consumption on the FPSO was 46 MV at times if extra Power was needed we would run all 3 GTGs together. These GTGs were having Duel system (Diesel & Gas) Initial stage we use to run the GTGs on Diesel & once production started we started running the GTGs on Gas. On completion of Commissioning in Ghana my responsibilities changed to Mechanical/Maintenance Supervisor whereby I had to carry out maintenance activities in accordance with the Planned Preventive Maintenance System, ensuring all maintenance related activities are carried out safely, all inspection routines required by the PPMS are completed & proper records are maintained, maximizing the availability of plant equipment. Ensure that instructions given by the Maintenance Superintendent are executed and he is kept informed of progress in all work under his supervision, including the status of spare parts, stores, consumables and repairs. Liaise and cooperate with other departments, ensuring that they are made aware of all maintenance activities carried out every day.
Along with day to day activities I had to give On the Job Training (OJT) to elevate skills of local employees working under me to improve their competency level. I had also to ensure that all maintenance personnel, service contractors and personnel involved in operations under the control of the Maintenance Department are provided with adequate & suitable information to carry out their work in a safe and responsible manner following the Modec HSE policies, PTW system and all isolations procedures of the plant machinery are in compliance with the “Modec Job Safety Analysis and Task Risk Assessment” (JSA/TRA) understanding their duties & are aware to follow the FPSO Waste Management Plan. In cases of equipment breakdown liaise with production to immediately respond to production requirement, ensuring that the shutdown maintenance jobs are carried out within the scheduled time frame. Manage and maintain the records of safety critical elements and ensure good performance standards. Receive and review incoming work requests and participate in the planning, scheduling and execution of Planned and Breakdown maintenance activities, determine and enter work request requirements in terms of man-hours, skill levels, materials and equipment required into AMOS and assign criticality. Carry out departmental risk management, hazard identification, risk control & participate in Safety audits and review of management systems, investigation of accidents and incidents, formulate reports and provide corrective actions. Promoting the Multi-skilled Concept & provide the OIM with advice and information in case of an emergency and assist in the coordination of Emergency Response Team.
Nov 2007 to Oct 2009:
Chevron Malongo Offshore.
Job Responsibilities: I was in charge of 5 Platforms & handling a Maintenance crew of 12 Technician. My job involved executing detailed scheduling of Rotating & Static equipment maintenance according to maintenance plan, workload, manpower availability, following the company procedures and priorities set by the maintenance/operation superintendents. Receive the preventive maintenance work program of work orders, arranges the daily schedule, allocates work to technicians and arrange for support services, materials and test equipment availability. Arrange appropriate JSA & Prepare work permits required for each activity as per the Permit to Work system Cold / Hot work, Confined space entry permit, related to platform activities. Lock out Tag our prior to start the job & ensure toolbox talks are completed for each critical work activity, in order to assure the maximum equipment availability respecting all maintenance procedures and follow all safety regulations. My job also involved Mentoring and coaching local Angolan national, where I had to supervise them personally & provide on Job Training to improve their competency level. Ensures that all work orders and check lists are completed with actual man-hours taken, materials used, date job completed and enter data Using Enterprise One & eProcurement Login, At the end of each shift discusses work with the Maintenance superintendents and updates him on the current situation within the assigned assets, discusses any problems requiring technical or logistical requirements and any delays in programs. Reviews stores holding and purchase requisitions of materials to improve maintenance effectiveness, playing an important role in implementing the centralized maintenance plan by providing vital inputs and feedback pertaining to the job and materials planning.
July 2006 to Oct 2007:
FPSO Falcon & FPSO Kuito:
Job Responsibilities: Maintain, repair and adjust all mechanical equipment onboard the FPSO. With basic ability to troubleshoot & carry out Mechanical overhauls on rotating machinery such as Water Injection pumps, Centrifugal pumps, Oil transfer pumps, Chemical pumps, Booster pumps, Instrument Air compressors, Diesel engines, Field Cranes, Shell type Heat exchangers, Fin Fan Coolers, Various kinds of Valves, also maintain all type of safety equipment on facility like Firefighting equipment, Emergency supplies, survival capsules & navigational aids. Maintenance and troubleshooting of Gas Turbines & turbine driven equipment, such as Gas compressors and Power generators & guide to resolve Turbine related problems, working in a multicultural environment. In Singapore worked on FPSO Falcon with Vendors Service Engineer in commissioning and startup of HP Gas Injection compressors & changed the inside cylinders to a higher capacity where we achieved desired result with the help of continues efforts through team work. Further carried out routine maintenance as per vendor’s recommendations, maintained log sheets for all equipment on top side while the vessel was on Anchorage in Malaysia.
Aug 2003 to June 2006:
SHELL Iran Offshore. Pre-Commissioning & Commissioning project, on their Soroosh & Nowrooz fields.
Job Responsibilities: My duties were to monitor & assist the Construction/Commissioning contractors on behalf of SHELL, both in the yard at Abu-Dhabi during construction & offshore stage in Iran. This developed into taking on commissioning activities entirely as the contractor disengaged from the project, working right to the production phase then into the Maintenance department. My job was to plans, supervises and participates in the installation, maintenance, repair and test of a wide variety of mechanical equipment including Gas Turbines, Compressors, Pumps etc, supervising the activities of Company technicians and contractors. Carry out troubleshooting of all major static and rotary equipments on the platforms doing Condition monitoring, vibration checks, alignment checks and ensuring that maintenance schedules are adhered to, records are updated & all activities are carried out in accordance with SHELL Permit to Work System following all HSE policies and procedures. My job also included coaching of local Iranian staff & provide technical support to vendors for commissioning of various equipments. Documentation done through Computerized Maintenance Management System & update equipment’s maintenance history, spare parts procurement then report to my Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer. We also had to maintain facility safety equipment like firefighting equipment, emergency supplies, survival capsules & navigational aids. Hydro testing of Vessels, Exchangers & Pipelines. Machining of various spares for all equipment in the Plant. Welding & Gas cutting done in emergency cases.
Jan 2002 to July 2003:
Cliff Kumar Engineering India.
Worked in the Fabrication & Mechanical workshop as Mechanical Supervisor.
Feb 1995 to Nov 2001:
Dubai Petroleum Company. Energy Service International. Onshore as well as Offshore & on their FSO.
Job Responsibilities: Carry out Mechanical maintenance & servicing plants equipments on the Complex, work includes preventive & breakdown maintenance of power plants, gas turbine, pumps, air compressors, diesel engines, generators, alternators, vessels, tanks, valves, water plant with various pumps, firefighting equipment, various pipelines, gas plant & utilities. Maintenance & site preparation for extensive servicing/replacement activities of turbines such as Rolls Royce Avon 200 series, Solar Centaur 50, Taurus 60, Saturn, Mars, Garret and GE frame 3. Repair of Gas turbines & turbine-driven equipment, such as gas compressors & power generators, which includes condition monitoring for early fault identification. Provide mechanical support for centrifugal compressors Dresser Rand & Cooper Bessemer Bundle change. Water Injection pumps Gas turbine driven Sulzer & Weir, Seawater pumps, Centrifugal pumps, Oil transfer pumps, Chemical pumps, Reciprocating and Rotary type Instrument Air compressors Hydraulic & mechanically driven Cranes (Unit & Weatherford) various kinds of Valves, Shell type Heat exchangers & Fin Fan Coolers. Attends daily meetings with Production personnel and other maintenance supervisors to discuss work & set work priorities to coordinate the day’s activities. Participating in the planning and execution of major equipment/plant turnarounds and shutdowns. Ensures that all activities are carried out in accordance with the Company’s HSC policies and procedures.
Oct 1993 to Jan 1995:
Abu Dhabi Oil Company. Mubarraz Island, Offshore.
Job Responsibilities: Carried out corrective and preventive maintenance of major static and rotary equipments, Alignments & Overhaul of major pumps, gear boxes, compressors, engines, Dresser-Rand & Ingersoll-Rand Gas Injection Compressors, various pumps, Turbines, Generators, Changing various types of seals etc. While working with the Service Engineer of Dresser-Rand on the Reciprocation Compressor with rated gas discharge pressure of 7500 PSI. I have machined the drive shaft of the out Board Rotor Journal on the Delepena boring machine to a very close tolerance without removing the shaft from the gas compressor, than machined a false sleeve which was shrunk fit to the shaft, this was to upgrade the loading capacity of the Gas compressor. Machining various parts of all Oil field equipment.
April 1988 to Sept 1993:
I.T.C. Job Responsibilities: Machine shop Foreman,
My job involved supervising the staff, Planning, Allocating jobs, setting of machines and Breakdown maintenance.
Feb 1983 to Feb 1988:
Yanbu Petromin Refinery.
Job Responsibilities: Joined the company from the Commissioning & Start-up time and was rated as a lead Machinist in the Organisation, I was specialised in Hot Tapping in the plant, Metalising shafts & then machining them to very close tolerances, Valve grinding, Retubing Heat Exchangers Balancing of Impellers, Rotors, Fans, Pullies, etc. Worked on all machines in the machine shop & was also involved in all annual shutdowns.
Sept 1981 to Jan 1983:
Worked for BPCL Refinery contractors as Pipe Fitter/Assistant Mechanic in India.
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