Development, Process Engineer looking worldwide

Serial No: 16405
Skills keywords: development engineer, engineering manager, lead process engineer
Current location:  Abruzzo, Italy - View on map
Nationality: Italian
Spoken languages: english, french, italian, portuguese, russian, spanish

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