Experienced India based Project Manager

Serial No: 15961
Skills keywords: cost control, general management, operations management, project control, project management

Short Bio:

A multi-skilled professional specialized in oil field (On shore and offshore) with a track record of managing complex functional projects in various environments. Able to manage stakeholder expectations and willing to take full responsibility for the delivering of project objectives.

Current location:  Tamil Nadu, India - View on map
Nationality: INDIAN
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy, Manufacturing and Operations
Spoken languages: Arabic, english, Hindi
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere


Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) University of Madras – 1977-1982

Master in Business Administration (Finance) – BIM 1987-1990

Career Summary


Associate Director, working for a Singapore based company into Construction, responsible for PMC in MENA region.



Proactive performance driven professional with Over 32 years of experience in Project Management for Oil & Gas EPICC Projects (Onshore & Offshore), Power Plants and Heavy Structures Construction covering Offshore Process platforms, W/H Platforms, Hook ups and Onshore Oil & Gas processing facilities. Major Clients dealt with were SHELL,NIOC, ARAMCO,ADCO, PDO, ADNOC, TAKREER and ALBA (Bahrain)

Experience location covers Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Oman, Arabian Gulf and India


* Associated with jobs with max value of 1.3 Billion USD.

* Provided project management / technical competence in relation to project handled, involving technical studies, conceptual and detailed design and recommending modifications and developments to achieve planned objectives through out the stages of the assigned project such as Pre tendering, post award of tender, construction supervision, and plant commissioning.

* Reviewed and commented on schedules prepared by Construction Contractors and other third parties

* Managed resources, Monitored and reported progress against project schedule and Managed and monitor material deliveries

* Identified potential problems areas and recommends and follow up corrective actions and recovery avoid / minimize impact and ensure timely completion of projects.

* The provision of strategic and commercial advice to clients regarding the management of disputes.

* Reviewed and coordinates cost control documents and cost estimates. Monitors and analyses cost trends and recommends corrective actions.

* Undertaken lead role in project co ordination and Undertaken contract midterm review, constructability analysis and made periodical reporting.

* Directed the project to ensure the project activities are properly accomplished

Good knowledge in the fields of Mechanical engineering, Project management, startup & commissioning, welding technology, piping, fire-protection, international codes (ASME, ANSI, AWS, API, BIS) and in-depth knowledge of industry guide lines.

Multi-disciplinary engineering knowledge, Production and Operations, Can work efficiently as a part of a team and as an individual, Possess good oral and written communication skills, excellent mathematical aptitude, self starter and result oriented.


Leadership, Relationships, Helicopter ability, Decision making, Applying innovative thinking; Challenging accepted norm Taking calculated risks Pragmatic Applying broad technical knowledge and experience, Applying lessons learned for continuous improvement, Leading multicultural and multidiscipline teams Delivering on promises.

Excellent team player committed to managing operations and projects flawlessly while contributing to revenue producing activities. Cross-functional communicator easily interfaces with high-profile staff, vendors, and customers. Versatile, innovative, and loyal management professional able to see the “big picture” while staying on top of all the details. Developing, Supporting and motivating Staff. Delivering through others; engaging stakeholders, Encouraging diversity and creativity,

Recognized for consistent success in developing the processes and procedures to streamline operations and enhance revenue performance.


Oil and Gas Field

* North East BAB Phase-1development project – EPC-ADCO, AlDabiya, Abu Dhabi, UAE

* Soroosh and Nowrooz integrated development project WITH SHELL/NIOC, Republic of Iran

* Pre filter and LL Coalecer Skids – PAL Corporation and Saudi ARAMCO

* Up gradation of LPG bottling plant, HPCL, Cherlapally, Andra Pradesh, India

* Electrical and Instrumentation works for 19 Metering skids – Emerson for TAKREER, Abu Dhabi,

* Integrated Refinery Pipeline project- II, Abu Dhabi, UAE

* FF works for TAMM buildings in Western Region Abu Dhabi, UAE

* 132 / 22 KV Primary Substation SS2 and SS6 at Saadayat Island Abu Dhabi, UAE

* Chiller Piping For ADNEC Phase 1 Abu Dhabi City, UAE

* CP System @ ADNOC Distribution Mussaffah LPG Plant, Abudhabi, UAE

* De-Salter packages for Cameron supplied and installed to PDO, Sultanate of Oman

* Chiller piping works for H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Al Ain, UAE

* Mukaizana pipeline and facilities-PDO, Mukaizana, South Oman, Sultanate of Oman

* South Oman oil field maintenance contract with PDO, Nimr, Marmul, Bhaja, Rima, Sultanate of Oman

* DCS conversion in Marmul – PDO, Sultanate of Oman

* DWD Phase 3 in Nimr – PDO, Sultanate of Oman

* HUBARA Power station – PDO, Hubara, Sultanate of Oman

* Extension of manufacturing facilities for ALBA BHAHRAIN

Oil filed Area

SOROOSH and NOWROOZ integrated development project (EPICC – IRAN WITH SHELL)
Period: May 2002 to March 2004

Project Scope: Creation of 2 fields at Iran with the combined production capacity of 180,000 BPD with 2 wellheads 2 process facilities and 2 accommodation modules. Steel work involved around 25,000MT with 61 km Sub sea Pipelines. This project was executed by a Consortium consisting of NPCC & Technip.

Fabrication of Jackets, Decks, Top sides and Living quarters:-

• Two main production platforms (load out weight 9000, 3900, 3700 MT)

• 2 Well head platforms (SPP and NPP)

• 2 living quarters (SLQ and NLQ)

• Float over technology

Project Highlights:

• Total value of the project is US$ 799 million.

• Major fabrication done in NAFT SAZEH QESHM (NSQ), Kaveh Industrial City, Qeshm Island (FZ) – IRAN,

• Soroosh and Nowrooz Integrated Development Project was executed under a Buy-Back Agreement on behalf of the National Iranian Oil Company.

• Total dry-weight of Offshore platforms is 29,000 tonnes.

• EPC work related to production wells tie-ins and flow lines connection production wells to four new RDSs associated with several transfer lines.

• Tie-ins of 54 water injection wells, a total of 950km pipelines, separators, vessels, tanks, heaters, various pumps, flare stacks and other components.

• Part of ADCO’s 1.8 million barrels of oil per day (MMBOPD) Project.

• Intent was to raise ADCO’s crude oil production from 1.4 MMBOPD through an increase in production at the North East-Bab oil field and the commencement of production at three new oil fields.

Integrated Refinery Pipeline project- II, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Period: 2010 Feb 2010 to 2012 March 2012
Customer: Takreer, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Project Scope: Project comprises of pipe line network for distribution of refined hydro carbon products (Gasoil, ULG 91/95/98, Jet A1, JP8)

Project Value: 623 Million USD

Level of participation: Project Management Team leader for Major pipeline sub contractor performing 28” line from Ruwais to Mussafah Jet A1 fuel line (TEBODINE Middle East)


Construction challenges:

• Diameter of line pipes

• Pressure drop

• Wall thickness

• Material (X60, X65, X70)

• 35 % of pipeline corridors are in Shabka areas, specifically Ruwais – Mussafah corridor

• Pipelines in Abu Dhabi / Mussafah area are routed in very congested areas and corridors:

• Number of crossings / drillings (total: more than 220)

• Long drillings: Channel crossing: > 1 km; Road junction crossings: up to 1.2 km


Project Highlights:

• Front end design by Technip,

• Project Management by Tebodin Middle East

• 90-days storage for hydrocarbon products (GASOIL, ULG 91/95/98, JET A1),

• Safe and environmental friendly distribution of hydrocarbon products (GASOIL, ULG 91/95/98, JET A1) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi via 900 KM of pipelines (reduction of road transport)

• Capacity of pipeline network according to market requirements of 2030

• Transport capacities for all hydrocarbon products produced in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

• Pipeline network with STATE-OF-ART technology, comprises of 13 storage tanks, 10 pipelines (total: ~ 900 km), 36 storage tanks (total: 1,223,900 m3), Road Tanker Loading Terminal at Ruwais, LPG Bottling Plant and LPG Storage at Mussafah



Period: April 2004 to May 2006

Customer: ADCO, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Location: Al Dhabiya and Rumaitha Site office, Abudhabi, UAE

Project Scope: Supply and installation of two processing plants (oil production from a number of subsurface reservoirs), compressor station, gas/water injection systems, onshore/offshore transfer/ export pipelines and well clusters. The scope consists of the following:-

• Central processing plant (CPP) at Al-Dabbiya

• Central processing plant (CPP) at Rumaitha

• 15 Clusters (remote stations) at Al-Dabbiya

• 10 Clusters at Rumaitha / Shanayel

Project Value: 600 million USD

Level of participation: Resident Senior Planning Engineer (for Technip – NPCC consortium)

Location of the fields:

Al-Dabbiya is located approximately 50 km south west of Abu Dhabi City. It comprises of a series of low lying islands. The majority of Al-Dabbyia wells, however, are located offshore on existing artificial islands. A network of marine pipelines and power cables.

Rumaitha and Shanayel fields are located entirely onshore in a desert location, some 30 km south of Al-Dabbiya.

Project Highlights:

• Project Value is 600 million USD.

• Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract was awarded to a consortium of companies including, Technip/Coflexip (France/Germany) with the local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC).

• Project involves 40,000 m3 concrete, 6000 MT structural steel, 7000 MT piping, 1300 E&I cabling, 530 km of pipelines (Onshore& Offshore).

• Project Duration is 33-months

• EPC work related to production wells tie-ins and flow lines connection production wells to four new RDSs associated with several transfer lines.

• Tie-ins of 54 water injection wells, a total of 950km pipelines, separators, vessels, tanks, heaters, various pumps, flare stacks and other components.

• Part of ADCO’s 1.8 million barrels of oil per day (MMBOPD) Project.

• Intent was to raise ADCO’s crude oil production from 1.4 MMBOPD through an increase in production at the North East-Bab oil field and the commencement of production at three new oil fields.

Up gradation of LPG bottling plant,
Period: 2010 July to 2012 August

Project Scope: Installation and commissioning of Flex Speed Carousal with 66 heads and flexibility to bottle 2200-4250 cylinders per hour in the Cherlapally LPG plant. The carousel to operate at variable speed in line with the market demand and to reduce operating cost by 30% compared to traditional carousel in plants with a bottling capacity more than 150TMTPA.

Project Location: HPCL, Cherlapally, Andra Pradesh, India
Client: HPCL
Package supply : KosanCrisplant Denmark
Level of Participation: Erection Co ordination and Commissioning Assistance

Project Highlights:

• One of the exceptional features of this carousel is the Vision Unit for tare weight recognition which facilitates reading of tare weight by camera thereby eliminating human intervention.

• World’s largest Flex Speed Carousal at that time (2010 -2011)

• Modernization of three conventional filling carousels at the plant in Hyderabad, with out adding additional land. Primary intent was to improve the filling capacity from 2200 cylinders per Hr to 4250 cylinders per Hr.

• The cost of running the plant in Hyderabad was not increased, even though the production capacity was doubled.

• As all improvements were done of within the frames of the existing buildings.

• There were no need for increases in security, staff, logistics, etc. and – consequently – no additional costs.

• Establishment of Propane-Butane blender at the Cavern Terminal has helped maximize the propane inputs into Visakhapatnam considering the limited availability of butane and price advantage of propane in the international market.

De-oiling & deep water disposal project for PDO Nimr Station
Period: 1997 March to 1998 Dec 2000
Customer: Petroleum Development Oman
Location: Nimr, South Oman

Project Scope: Separation of oil-water emulsion and re-injection of produced water in deep disposal wells.

Project highlights:

• 2nos 20,000 m3 per day capacity Deep Water Disposal Stations.

• 8kms of 32″ and 1 km of 24″ low pressure water pipelines.

• 4kms of 10” high pressure water pipeline from Deep Water Disposal Station to Disposal Wells.

• 33kV Overhead Transmission Line from Nimr Pumping Station to Deep Water Disposal Station.

Pre filter and LL Coalecer Skids – PAL Corporation and Saudi ARAMCO
Period: 2013 April 2013 Dec
Customer: OSC / Dubai and Pall Technology / USA – for Saudi ARAMCO
Location: Jubail Ali, Dubai

Project Scope: Fabrication and assembly of 6 Nos (of skid elements, Electrical wiring and pre commissioning assistance) of Coaslecer Skids

Project highlights:

• Liquid-liquid coalescers used to separate hydrocarbons from water phases such as oil removal from Produced water.

• Used to remove the last traces of contaminants like amine or caustic from intermediate products.

Metering skids

Project title: Metering skids – made for Emerson
Customer: OSC / Dubai and Pall Technology / USA – for Takreer, Abu Dhabi
Location: Jubail Ali, Dubai

Project Scope: Fabrication and assembly of 19 Nos (of skid elements, Electrical wiring and pre commissioning assistance) of Metering skids

Project highlights:

• Metering system has multiple flow meters, valves, meter runs, flow provers, flow computers, thermo wells and analysers.

• Specially designed measurement and control systems provide necessary auditable records for custody standards.

CP System @ ADNOC Distribution Mussaffah LPG Plant, Abudhabi, UAE
Customer: ADNOC , Abu Dhabi, UAE
Location: Mussaffah, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Project Highlight:

• The contract scope covers the provision of civil, structural, piping, electrical, instrumentation, mechanical, cathodic protection and pipelines services for the pipelines feeding to ADNOC filling station.

• Installation of all components required for a fully functioning CP system.

• Operating manuals and monitoring schedules where handed over to the client for to support long-term corrosion control.

Career in BHEL, Trichirappalli, India
June 95–Sept 95 (0.3 Years) Bharath Heavy Electrical Ltd, Trichirappali India

• Position / Designation Manager / Production

• Duties/ responsibilities :

Responsible for production and dispatch of Pressure vessels, Heat exchangers, Once through boilers and Feeders.

Responsible for completing targeted output from 320 employees.

Responsible for Material preparation and feeding to all areas of production with a turnover of 750 Mt per month

Introduced 200 MW once through steam boilers construction in the existing conventional work shop.

Introduced automatic stub welding machines on the main headers.

June 92–June 95 (3.0 Years)
Bharath Heavy Electrical Ltd, Trichirappali India

• Position / Designation Dy. Manager / Production

• Duties/ responsibilities :

Handled power plant components such as Coal burners, Coal valves, Gravimetric feeders, Super heater coils.

Installed a test rig for coal consumption analysis in thermal power plant.

Installed dampers in 90MW power plant in Dadri, Near Delhi, India.

Part of the team selected for advance training in managerial concepts.

Introduced MIG welding in the shop floor.

Commenced re layout of existing boiler production shop for rolling and fabrication of Bi thickness drum

Deputed to Mannesman-Germany for absorbing the technology of manufacturing Bi-plane dampers.

Dec 87–June 92(4.6 Years)
Bharath Heavy Electrical Ltd, Trichirappali India

• Position / Designation Senior industrial Engineer / Management services

• Duties/ responsibilities :

Prepared feasibility reports for Over of 25, 000,000 US$ equivalent of capital investment activities (Bi-thickness drum manufacturing facility, Narora Nuclear power plant component manufacturing facility and Extension of valves shop etc)

Managed Resource budget (Manpower and fixed assets) and indirect material budget for the unit

Controlled all consumables budgets like electrodes, fluxes and paints for all production activities. (Evaluation, Indenting and issuance)

Sept 82–Dec 87(4.3 Years)
Bharath Heavy Electrical Ltd, Trichirappali India

• Position / Designation Planning Engineer / Corporate planning

• Duties/ responsibilities Prepared Broad objective plan and Long range plan for integrating corporate objectives.

Participated in capital budget evaluation process and Evaluated financial statements of all the SBUs.

Preparation and presentation of Bi weekly environmental analysis

General Construction – MEP
Fabrication and supply of Marine Buoys
Period: Sept.1995-Dec’96

Project Title: Fabrication of marine Buoy

Location: MENAS, Manama, Bharain

Client: MENAS, Bahrain

Project Scope: Fabrication and supply of marine Buoys as per client supplied construction Drawings

Construction Features:

• Central steel strength member

• Closed cell rigid urethane floatation foam

• Heat laminated impact absorbing closed cell foam

• Thick tough filament nylon reinforced urethane elastomer skin

• Internal radar reflectors

• Impact absorbing

• Unsinkable construction

• Puncture resistant

Project highlights

• MENAS maintains over 300 buoys in the Arabian Gulf. Buoys are essential in providing the mariner with visual orientation and spatial awareness. They also provide hazard, channel and waypoint marking. Equipment can be added to buoys to provide additional services such as the transmission of AIS and meteorological data.

• MENAS buoys have two mooring eyes to which shackles are attached to two pieces of chain forming a bridle. The bridle runs down to a swivel allowing the buoy to rotate and prevents the bridle from twisting and dragging the buoy under the water. From the swivel, a length of chain (known as a riser) runs to a sinker on the sea bed.

• Buoys provided by MENAS conform to the IALA Buoyage System ‘A’ which was introduced in 1977.

• The system consists of lateral, cardinal, isolated danger, safe water marks and emergency wreck buoys.

• Buoys are differentiated from each other by the colour of their light and flashing sequence, the colour and combination of colours on the buoy and the shape of the topmark . This marking scheme is designed to enable mariners to identify a buoy if the light is extinguished and /or the topmark is missing.

Fabrication and supply of anode assembly
Period: Dec.1995-Dec’96

Project Title: Fabrication and supply of Anode hanger assembly

Location: Manama, Bharain

Client: ALBA, Bahrain

Project Scope: Fabrication and Supply of 7700 Nos. of Anode Hanger Assemblies for Line-5 Expansion Project for Aluminium Bahrain ( ALBA )

Product features:

• Anode assembly for aluminium electrolysis cells comprising carbon anodes with stubholes and an anode hanger having stubs,

• Stubholes are fully or partially lined with an expanded graphite lining.

• Such anode assemblies provide reduced voltage drop across the interface between the cast iron and the carbon anode and thus increase cell productivity significantly. Further, mechanical stresses in the stubhole area are reduced.

• By further forming a collar from the lining , the spilling of cast iron over the anode surface is prevented and optionally a protective shot plug or a protective collar prevent direct contact of the hot electrolyte bath with the stub and the cast iron.

Class B Chiller piping:
Period: 2005 May to 2007 January

Project title: ADNIC Exibition centre – Chiller piping –Phase 1

Customer: Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Consultant: Mott MacDonald as Consultant to the project

Location: Saddayat Island, Abu dhabi, UAE

Project Highlight:

• USD 158 million project, Middle East’s largest purpose-built exhibition centre, with inter-connected exhibition floor space totalling more than 55,000 square metres.

• The Exhibition Centre’s distinctive U-shape design achieved by constructing five additional exhibition halls, a multi-purpose hall with seating for more than 5,000 people, 15 meeting rooms and two multi-storey car parks with space for more than 8,000 vehicles.

• Incorporated in the design is an expansion of the Visitor Concourse, which will grow to 18,000 square metres to become the largest air-conditioned exhibition concourse in the world.

• More than 5,000 skilled workmen have been employed in a concentrated construction program.