Development, Process Engineer looking worldwide

Serial No: 16405
Skills keywords: development engineer, engineering manager, lead process engineer

Short Bio:

12 years working for TOTAL, Foster Wheeler, Technip and ENI group.

Experience in very large projects (i.e. Kashagan, QatarGas, Uganda, Anguille). Offshore, Onshore, LNG, Refinery, Chemical, Brownfield, Grassroots, Pipelines, Oil Terminals, Power Plants, from Screening phase to Detail.

2 MSc in Chemical Engineering and Hydrocarbons (Canada/Italy).

Speaking fluent English, French and Italian. Conversational Spanish and Portuguese. Notions of Russian.

Current location:  Abruzzo, Italy - View on map
Nationality: Italian
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy
Spoken languages: english, french, italian, portuguese, russian, spanish
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere

Qualifications & Awards

 Ecole Polytéchnique de Montréal (Canada) – MEng in Energy Engineering (Top Grades)

 Politecnico di Milano (Italy) – BEng & MEng in Chemical Engineering (Top Grades)

 “Hydrocarbon and Energy Program” fully sponsored by ENI Group. Oil&Gas Industry program awarding 2 Master Degrees from different countries (Italy & Canada)

Career Summary

2013 – …
Senior Development Engineer, TOTAL GABON / DT/ETU [Port-Gentil]

Senior development engineer in Total Gabon ETU department.
In charge of the following studies:

• Anguille Phase 4 (Conceptual)

Development manager of a very large study: 4M$ study budget, 1.2B$ investment.

Coordination of activities for over 15 disciplines, from Geosciences to Cost Estimate/Planning.

23 new wells within a large mature field including 19 platforms. Complex oil reservoirs.

Large scope both « brownfield » (structure extensions, drilling architecture studies, production debottlenecking, water treatment, compression, export, power distribution, pipelines) and « greenfield » (new wellhead+process platform, Gas-Lift vs. ESP, onshore treatments).

• Temporary PG2 Gas Treatment (Pre-Project)

Fast-track study for a temporary gas treatment (10 months from beginning of studies to Start-Up). Screening of treatment technologies, membrane treatment selection, technical reviews.

• Gonelle revamping (Preliminary) – Debottlenecking studies for Gonelle offshore platforms

2012 – 2013
Development Eng. Process Lead – LADPG-Uganda
(TOTAL-Tullow-CNOOC) [London]

In charge of several development tasks and head of the process team. Consortium staffed by the 3 Operators and dealing with the regional issues for Uganda project (230 KBOPD). Main tasks:

• Presentation to Uganda authorities of upstream regional issues.

• Production Chemistry database update for the overall basin crude oil and production waters. Due to the very Waxy oils, dedicated studies on wax deposition, pipe restart pressure were done.

• Oil Export Pipeline: conceptual study of a unique 1300 Km- 26’’ insulated and heat-traced pipeline. Flow Assurance, Restart/Shutdown, AGIs design. Costal Oil Terminal.

• Excess Associated Gas management: screening study for several uses of Excess Gas. Preliminary technology study on a Regional Power Plant for a combined use of crude and gas.

2010 – 2012
Process Lead Eng. – TOTAL GABON New Projects Entity [Paris]

In charge of Company process team (4 engineers), for all Gabon new projects. 9 projects managed in parallel, 7 Engineering groups. Participation to several HAZOP, HAZID, SIL, PTR, TRA.

ANGUILLE Redevelopment (Basic and Detail), ATORA Rdv. (FEED and Detail), PAGEAU (Conceptual, FEED and Detail), COUCAL-AVOCETTE – Phase 1 (Basic and Detail). GAAM Rdv. (Basic and Detail), MANDJI New Gas Pipelines (Basic and Detail), Fuel Gas station PG2-CE (Basic and Detail), New PG2 Power Plant (Basic and Detail), CoGa pipelines replacement (Detail)

2008 – 2010
Process Lead Engineer, ECP – TOTAL SA [Paris]
Headquarter Process Departement (ECP) Lead Engineer for Gabon studies.

Several Conceptual, Pre-project and R&D studies, training of junior engineers.

2006 – 2007
Unit Lead Engineer, Foster Wheeler France [Paris and Seoul]

• RHODIA – Chemical Project (Undisclosed location – Asia) – DETAIL

• SAUDI ARAMCO – SAFRA II – Refinery Expansion Project (Saudi Arabia) – DETAIL


2005 – 2006
Lead Process Engineer, TECHNIP France [Paris]


2003 –  2005
Process Engineer, Tecnomare S.p.A. – ENI Group

• AGIP-KCO – KASHAGAN Experimental Program (Kazakhstan) – FEED+ DETAIL

• MOBIL NIGERIA – USARI Pressure Maintenance Project (Nigeria) – FEED