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CV Lead Petroleum Engineer Production Applications Technologist in Saudi Aramco KSA Oil Company

Lead Petroleum Engineer Production Applications Technologist in Saudi Aramco KSA Oil Company

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CV/Resume ID no.: 114958

Location (Residence): Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Citizenship: Saudi Arabia
  Native: Arabic Saudi Arabia
  Other: English
Education & Experience: Work Authorization & Relocation:
  PhD/MD in Mechanical Engineering

Years of Experience: 23 years
Authorized to work in:
   Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Present Location:
   saudi arabia, dhahran
   Anywhere (International)
Category Subcategory Ability Experience
Engineering Petroleum Experienced 27 years
Engineering Production Experienced 27 years
Engineering Well Testing Experienced 27 years
Engineering Asset Integrity Experienced 24 years
Engineering Integrity Experienced 24 years
Engineering Rotating Equipment Experienced 24 years
CV/Resume Details
1. Summary (Cover Letter) - CV/Resume Part 1 [Mandatory]


A Senior Petroleum Engineer with 23 years practice in Oil & Gas Industry with diversified experience in Petroleum & Production Engineering, Production Technology, Oil & Gas Processing Facilities Optimization/Sizing/Design, Reservoir Engineering, Process Optimizations, Upstream Fields Facilities Development/FEED, Artificial Lift, Multiphase Flows Boosting & Separation, Pipelines & Pump Stations, Pipelines/Oil/Natural Gas/NGL Plants Operations & Maintenance, Water Injection & Sand Management, Inspection & Corrosion Technology, Metallurgical & Failure Analysis.

2. Work Experience - CV/Resume Part 2 [Mandatory]

Current Job Title

 Senior/Lead Petroleum Engineer Production Applications Technologist.

Licensure Registration

 Registered Licensed Professional Engineer in Petroleum Engineering (P.E.)
Board of Professional Engineers, Saudi Council of Engineers. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 Registered Licensed Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering (P.E.)
Board of Professional Engineers, Queensland Government, Australia.

Professional Certification

 Registered Certified Associate Value Specialist.
Society of American Value Engineers International (SAVE Int.), USA.

Industrial Experience

March 1996 to Present: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco.
Senior Petroleum Engineer. Production Technology Applications Unit. Petroleum Engineering Support Division. Production & Facilities Development Department.

Petroleum & Production Technology Engineer: Surface Processing Facilities

 Pilot testing and implementation of new production technologies and solutions enhancing and promoting hydrocarbon production and processing.
 Identify and quantify opportunities for appraisal, development, production optimization and utilization of new technologies and tools.
 Support and contribute to the Hydrocarbon resource volume and production forecasting administration, and annual Business Plan processes.
 Apply physical & thermodynamic properties including compositions & phase behavior of oil, gas & water to design, evaluate & select production & processing facilities.
 Perform equipment sizing calculations for major production facility separation equipment including Stage separation process, internal design of two-phase, three-phase separators; oil dehydrators, de-salters, sizing of Pumps & Heat exchangers, pipeline sizing, sizing of pressure safety, relief valve & sand treatment equipments.
 Treatment of Emulsion, Dehydration, Demuslifier electrostatic systems design, Dehydration equipment: vertical and horizontal treaters, electrostatic coalescers.
 Select and test technologies for produced water treatment & re-injection.
 Sweetening process design, hydrates formation, inhibition, mitigation & prevention.
 Perform Process Optimization for upstream facilities such as Gas-Oil Separation Plants, Gas Processing Plants, Pipelines /Pump Stations for enhanced production.
 Perform Life Cycle Cost Analysis for deployment of Upstream Technologies.
 Sizing & Operating Gas handling processes and equipment.
 Initiate technical studies for improving oil field producing and reservoir behavior.
 Responsible for designing/sizing equipment and processes to achieve the maximum recovery of oil and gas using various enhanced recovery methods.
 Process design and project execution for small capital projects.
 Phase separation of gas, oil, and water, Oil treating. Fluid hydraulics.
 Field desalting, crude stabilization and sweetening.
 Crude oil storage and vapor recovery, Measurement of crude oil, Pipelines Transportation of crude oil, Relief and Flare Systems design.
 Multiphase Separation Systems sizing and design.
 Selection and evaluation processes used to dehydrate natural gas, meet hydrocarbon dew point specifications and extract NGLs.
 Design of surface gathering network of field production systems containing oil, gas and condensate, in addition to gas or water injection systems.
 Allocation of gas for gas lifted wells, sets wellhead chokes for naturally flowing wells.
 Multi-well optimization for artificially lifted & naturally flowing production networks.
 Design of Multiple Flow-lines & Separators for new reservoir field development.
 Perform Field optimization studies with mixed systems (ESP, Gas Lift, Naturally Flowing, PCP, Jet and Rod Pumps) and Optimize production forecasting.
 Designed, managed, and engineered the production systems and well installations of submersible pump technology.

Upstream Surface Facilities Engineer: Front End Engineering Design (FEED)

 Develop conceptual design package assessing feasibility and cost of early development of upstream facility. Coordinating engineering feasibility studies.
 Developing and updating facilities and system master plans.
 Preparing Design Basis Scoping Papers which are the basis for project proposals.
 Evaluating feedstock supply opportunities for proposed petrochemical facilities, and Technical support for crude classification & primary methodology.
 Providing technical coordination during the pre-construction phase of the facilities.
 Reviewing project specifications with Project management to insure economic design and conformation with recognized engineering and safety standards.
 Conduct studies to confirm the scoping requirements and justification for major additions/upgrade to existing oil field crude processing, water injection, and stabilization plants.
 Perform evaluations of oil field facility configurations required for new field developments.
 Determine facility requirements for alternative methods of artificial lift.
 Perform economic evaluations of alternative oil processing and water injection facility configurations
 Prepare scoping papers to define capital projects covering new oil processing and water injection facilities.
 Interface with operating organizations, engineering Consultants, project management and corporate planning.
 Conduct Techno-economic studies to rank the development schemes of the undeveloped reservoirs.
 Perform oil & gas production flow-lines sizing, design, installation and commissioning from producing wells to processing facility and water injection wells.
 Prepare field development planning integrated reports.
 Conduct economical and feasibility studies for new facilities upgrade.
 Perform feasibility studies and design to re-rate and optimize surface processing facilities accommodating increased oil & gas production rates.
 Review and evaluate technical studies and cost estimates for oil and gas development projects for Onshore/Offshore Surface Development Projects.
 Develop OPEX, CAPEX, NPV & Rate of Return for new surface Oil & Gas facilities.
 Review the design works and studies performed by Engineering Consultants and ensure that they are in accordance with the technical requirements.
 Review and approve drawings (P&IDs, PFDs, ISOs), specifications and technical documents for all mechanical design related work.
 Participate in technical audits on Consultant/ Contractor/ Vendor offices, during pre-qualification and to monitor their performance during a project.
 Carry out technical bid clarifications, assessments and evaluations on tendered equipment, engineering services and projects/ studies.
 Design and install flexible Wireless Communication Systems suitable for all field operations, well monitoring, artificial lift systems, well test equipment, flow measuring systems, down-hole monitoring system interfaces & pipelines.
 Manage well performance proposing remedial production enhancement solutions.
 Identification of production optimization opportunities including well interventions and justifying data acquisition.
Production Engineering: Upstream Oil & Gas Production Fields

 Provided hands on support to Production Engineering team on all technical issues such as planning, designing, installation, commissioning, performance monitoring, troubleshooting and production optimization. Optimize completion design.
 Assess Multiphase Flow regimes & conditions relevance to production optimization.
 Optimize the entire production system to obtain the most efficient production rate.
 Perform production optimization analysis using PROSPER software applications.
 Provide support of oil/gas production and water injection requirements.
 Perform day-to-day monitoring and analysis of reservoir parameters, well performance, fluid composition, and the mechanical condition of wells.
 Well test design, analysis and optimization of production systems.
 Maintain high levels of production from maturing oil fields, to increase production capacity of the partially developed fields, and to initiate production from new & undeveloped fields.
 Conduct production portfolio analyses to prepare future field development strategy.
 Carry out well inflow performance and its impact on processing facilities, equipment selection and sizing.
 Diagnose causes of sand production, advise on sand control methods, evaluate sand control performance, minimize production losses using new technologies.
 Evaluation of pilot water injection performance prior to commitment to permanent facilities. Water flood management and optimization, well implementation.
 Production forecasting and reserves appointments.
 Production allocation and input for facility optimization/debottlenecking.
 Select processes and equipment used to meet sales or disposal specifications.
 Provide technical and operational support on all production engineering, completion and drilling matters to maximize the economic recovery of company oil and gas reserves from both mature and new oilfields.
 Monitor and evaluate well, reservoir, facilities and field performance.
 Initiate and participate in the design and construction of wells.
 Establish production plans and strategies from early phase to production.
 Schedule well work to ensure the wellhead and down-hole integrities.
 Recommend and implement ways to improve the well productivities.
 Review remedial actions to safe upkeep of wells and producing facilities.
 Improve production through optimization and stimulation of wells in gas, light oil and heavy oil; implement reservoir surveillance to improve performance of fluid injection projects.
 Develop production forecasts for wells that are required for prospects in the exploration and appraisal stage using analytical and numerical methods.
 Proficient in mature, high water-cut water-flood operations (injection and producer well-work, ESP design and optimization, variable speed drive selection).
 Use of water-flood surveillance tools and field performance monitoring.
 Identify recovery impact due to water injection, artificial lift & well management.
 Manage a waterflood and specify injection targets.
 Perform review & evaluate alternative recovery methods and technologies.
 Work closely with teams to develop understanding of reservoirs risks.
 Able to evaluate development plan for hydrocarbon field.
 Design, installation and performance monitoring of ESPs and Gas lifting systems.
 Calculate gas and gas condensate properties using various PVT correlations.
Reservoir Management, Artificial Lift Systems Design & Well Management

 Designed and commissioned artificial lift, salt water disposal systems, water injection wells, and oil production equipment.
 Performed Reservoir Economics Simulations for high water cut reservoirs.
 Implemented modern Petroleum Engineering software for simulation studies of company’s operated assets such as nodal analysis software applications.
 Implemented Reservoir Development, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Water Conformance technology used for minimizing the high water cut production.
 Seek innovative Production Technologies to drive the integration of reservoir, wells and production system design and management to optimize hydrocarbon production and processing.
 Reserves and forecasting for property evaluations and development planning.
 Analyze the viability of the reservoirs & production profiles of the immature structures. Facility schemes definition for development scenarios based on reservoir simulation models.
 Predict performance of gas and gas condensate wells using outflow and material balance. Evaluate gas reservoirs to propose various development scenarios including setting production targets.
 Determine the plateau life, number, type and timing of wells required.
 Relate condensate recovery to gas recovery from constant volume depletion (CVD).
 Interpretation the behavior of various reservoir fluid systems, using phase diagrams and other techniques. Study of the behaviors of ideal and real gases and calculate their properties as a function of pressure, temperature, volume, and composition.
 Interpretation of the PVT reports with hand-on experience using PVT software.
 Develop Water Injection strategies in improving oil recovery.
 Conduct diagnostics on problematic injector wells and optimize injection.
 Determination of monthly well requirements using material balance equation.
 Carrying out reservoir simulation studies to optimize recoveries.
 Predicting reserves and performance for well proposals.
 Predicting and evaluating water-flood and enhanced recovery performance.
 Developing and applying reservoir optimization techniques.
 Developing cost-effective reservoir monitoring and surveillance programs.
 Analyzing the economics and risk assessments of major development programs.
 Identify, monitor, and assess new technologies relevant to artificial lifting to reduce production cost, improve well performance, and increase safety.
 Analyze trial results and make recommendations for design improvement and field deployment. Prepare technical reports. Analyzing pressure transients.
 Perform Reservoir Engineering studies (Decline curve analysis, Preparation and comparison of periodic isobars, Volumetric and material balance studies).
 Advise on reservoir engineering evaluations for Fields Development opportunities.
 Evaluate a master development plan (MDP) of a development hydrocarbon field.
 Integrate communicate results, including uncertainties and ranges, to facility engineers into a fit-for-purpose evaluation.
 Identify risks in proposed field development concepts and effectively resolve them.
 Undertake reservoir engineering studies across the life cycle of developments, from exploration & appraisal to development and field life extension to abandonment.
 Perform Reserves evaluations, well test design & analysis, Field development planning and production enhancement. Prospect evaluations.
Flow Assurance, Multiphase Modeling, Oil & Gas Facilities Optimization

 Lead modeling engineers’ team to conduct surface facilities optimization, Process Equipment Sizing & Selection, Process Simulation & Modeling Package, pipelines multiphase flows simulation, multiphase separation and boosting equipment sizing.
 Well modeling, analyzing well performance using PVTSIM, GAP, MBAL & PROSPER including inflow-outflow calculations for generating well rates, tubing size and lift tables. Estimate reservoir fluid properties using correlations.
 Perform phase equilibrium calculations for liquid-gas systems.
 Well and field performance evaluation, problem diagnosis from reservoir to storage facilities and production system optimization by well productivity models and integrated production modeling using Nodal Analysis (Prosper/GAP/MBAL/PVTSIM).
 Surveillance analysis, nodal analysis, well test & production network analysis.
 Perform well analysis, support production and optimize artificial lift wells.
 Propose and study various alternatives to develop new fields and/or optimize current production/injection strategies.
 Perform multiphase pipeline simulation predicting hydrate formation and recommend prevention measures.
 Perform modeling of multiphase flow from the reservoir to the wellhead.
 Perform flow-lines analysis and surface facility performance to generate comprehensive production system analysis.
 Utilize Software packages such as Nodal Analysis, PIPESIM, GAP, MBAL, PVTSIM and Prosper for sizing & designing Artificial Lift Systems.
 Oil and Gas product pipeline hydraulics. Liquid pipeline systems surge analysis.
 Bids and proposal preparation. Concept and feasibility studies. Prepare progress reports on regular basis and final documentation upon completion of a study.
 Propose and study various alternatives to develop new fields, optimize current production/injection strategies, analyze problems and recommend solutions.
 Steady State Multiphase Simulation, multiphase well performance, predict tubing and pipeline hydraulics and temperatures, optimize well performance, to allow building of reliable and consistent well models, calculate fluid characterization, flow-line and tubing pressure loss and IPR (reservoir inflow).
 Model the well in different scenarios and to make forward predictions of reservoir pressure based on surface production data, multiphase flow correlations and IPR to match measured field data.
 Multiphase modeling of surface gathering network of field production systems containing oil, gas and condensate, in addition to gas or water injection systems. To perform non-linear optimization engine allocates gas for gas lifted wells or sets wellhead chokes for naturally flowing wells. Multi-well optimization for artificially lifted and naturally flowing production networks.
 Model Multiple Flow-lines, Multiple Separators, wells, reservoir, Field optimization studies with mixed systems (ESP, GL, Naturally Flowing, PCP, Jet and Rod Pumps) and Optimize production forecasting.
 Perform non-steady multiphase flow, to forecast different effects related to non-stability of the flow in the pipeline. Perform Pipeline systems modeling including gathering manifolds and main pipelines.
 Model systems of surface equipment, separators, compressors, pumps, heat exchangers and gate valves.

Intelligent Fields Development (Digital Facilities Engineer): I-Fields

 Use of subsurface and surface sensors, which transmit well and field production data in real time to data centers and asset teams.
 Support field development of Smart Wells/I-Fields to improve the management of hydrocarbon resources through an integrated process of real-time measurement, optimization and control.
 Development of smart wells by installation of remotely operated chokes, emergency shut-down systems, permanent down-hole monitoring systems, compact multiphase flow meters and where applicable in some wells, variable speed drives pumps and smart well completions.
 Perform well completion using PDHMS sensors and Smart Well completion technology. Flow Measurement Systems, Flow Meters, Implementing intelligent technologies in new and existing fields to maximize long-term oil recovery by successfully deploying intelligent techniques. Test Separators and Pipeline Stations.
 Deploy Wireless Field Data Acquisition System for delivering real-time wellhead field data to the user's desktop utilizing wireless technology and visualization tools.
 Deploy wireless field data acquisition systems for all onshore/offshore applications including wellheads (Oil & Gas wells) & water injection wells, Surface Pumps. Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs) & PCPs. Down-hole Gauges, Control Valves.

Petroleum Economic Evaluation and Decline Analysis:

 Perform economic analysis & forecasting of upstream oil and gas projects, ROR & NPV using Merak Peep, Petroleum economic evaluation & decline analysis software.
 Calculate NPV & ROR using facilities simulator (Process Equipments Sizing Program).
 Reserves Assessment, Evaluation & Field Development Planning: Perform reserves evaluations & production methods economics and costs to develop basis for sales, financial statements & rate of return and to decide the project feasibility.
 Make investment decisions via using fiscal regimes, price files, and inflation, exchange, and discount rates using Merak Peep, economic analysis software.
 Generate what-if scenarios for economic analysis of investment options and acquisition and divestiture opportunities.
 Make investment decisions, via performing in-depth sensitivity analysis.
 Conduct economic evaluations on new Oil & Gas Fields increments.
 Undertake long term development studies to maximize the economic and strategic value of Saudi Aramco’s reserves base.
 Provide Petroleum & Reservoir Engineering expertise evaluating company operated & non-operated properties & new venture projects in such a way to maintain & increase company profits.
 Perform Oil & Gas reserves and production economics using Merak Peep software application, the economic standard and directs, approve, and perform economics for the annual budget and five-year plan.
 Perform technical audits with reservoir & production engineers to assure maximum profit and recoverable reserves.
 Liaise and coordinate with other Saudi Aramco departments such as Corporate Planning, New Ventures, and Finance.
 Perform economic analysis & forecasting of upstream oil and gas trial test new technology projects deducing ROR & NPV using Merak Peep, to justify technology installation and its impact on company revenue.

Selected Achievements & Contribution:

 Offshore Upstream Facilities Gas Fields Development: Provided consulting work during the design proposals for development of off-shore gas fields’ projects. Surface facilities conceptual design, sizing and selection for all aspects of handling the wet gas above well head, from the production stage to the process stage. Explore Gas dehydration techniques on the wellhead platform eliminating gas pipelines internal corrosion. The conceptual design considers the optimal design, applications and maintenance of separators, compressors, process equipments and other surface units. Define Phase work (FEED) for the full field development. Scope includes system design, flow-lines, export pipeline system, manifolds, trees, controls and umbilical’s design including procurement support. Work on subsea development concept definition, Pre-FEED and FEED projects as well as tenders. This will include subsea architecture field layout design & costing, feasibility & technology assessments facilitated with the flow assurance team.

 Gas Production Optimization Program: lead team members from reservoir management, production facilities, gas production, Gas Processing Plants & Oil operations conducting oil & gas facilities upgrade and process optimization FEED studies & evaluation to unlock gas producing wells for increased flow via backpressure reduction. This task to increase company available natural gas supply.

 Gas Field depletion using Surface Compression: Conducted reserves verification for gas field depletion utilizing surface multiphase compressor. Reviewed production data and used decline analysis to verify reserves. Carried out reserves verification on a portfolio of gas condensate and non-associated gas properties. Carried out performance evaluations on a number of wells; used decline analysis to confirm estimates of recoverable hydrocarbons.

 Field Development Study to Debottleneck Water Handling Facility: Carried out a debottleneck water handling facility field study to install cost effective Inline Water Separation System eliminating bulky systems installation throughout Saudi Aramco Gas Oil separation Plants. Developed economical sensitivity analysis comparisons for central installation compared to remote headers multiple installations. Developed a Type III cost estimate for remote water inline separation system. This technology un-restricts oil production by remotely separating the increasing water cut. Developed cost estimating & economic assessment.

 Field Development to increase non-associated Sour Gas Production: Developed a deterministic production assessment and field development plan for a large gas condensate field. The assessment included developing surface facilities & utilizing low pressure operating gas pipelines for tie-ins to scattered gas wells for production increases. Made an evaluation of appraisal, development and operating expenditures for economic assessment.

 Assessment of Hydrate Formation for Ain Dar Inline Separator: flow assurance simulation study to predict Hydrate formation risk upon activation of the Inline Separator HIPPS system.

 Pressurization of Crude Piping Downstream of Gas Header: flow assurance dynamic simulation study to investigate the time required to pressurize the piping transporting liquid downstream inline separator to the Oil-manifold due to sudden closure of the isolation valve causing the pressure to rise in the crude piping activating the HIPPS System for immediate shutdown. HIPPS Set point Selection.

 Inline Multiphase Separation: Design, size, install, test, monitor performance and qualify Multiphase Inline Cyclonic Separation (De-Liquidizer) for Wet Gas Wells. This technology increases Gas Plant processing capacity by remotely separating 95% of the produced water and condensate from the wet gas stream and allow full production from ANDR Remote Manifold wells.
 Multiphase Bornemann Pump: Design, size, develop specs, install, test, monitor performance and qualify a Twin Screw Multiphase Pump. This technology accelerates crude oil extraction from wells under depletion, boost flow-rate due to increased pipeline system network backpressure and lowering wellhead pressure on declining oil wells with high water cut all resulted in incremental production, reviving non-flowing wells returned to production.
 Multiphase Framo Pump: Design, size, develop specs, install, test, monitor performance and qualify a Helicoaxial Multiphase Pump. This technology reduces backpressure on wells and regains their production, accelerates crude oil extraction from wells under depletion, boost flow-rate due to increased pipeline system network backpressure and lowering wellhead pressure on declining oil wells with high water cut all resulted in incremental production, reviving non-flowing wells nd returned to production.

 Multiphase Twister Supersonic Separator Technology: Design, size, develop specs, and qualify a low temperature separation process “Twister Supersonic Separator” for gas conditioning system. This process condenses and separates water & heavy hydrocarbons from natural gas. Current applications include any combination of water dew pointing (dehydration), hydrocarbon dew pointing, natural gas liquids (NGL/LPG) extraction and heating value reduction.

 Wet Gas Compressor: Design, size, select and qualify Wet Gas Compressor. This technology accelerates wet gas extraction from depleting/declining wet gas wells loaded with liquid condensate & water due to increased pipeline system network backpressure.

 Pro-Pure-Pro-Mixer: Design, install and performance monitoring of a Pro-Pure Pro-Mix Mixer upstream the dehydrator vessel in oil-gas separation facility to optimize de-mulsifier consumption, improving mixing of crude with de-mulsifier, improved emulsion treatment with enhanced oil-water separation.

 Pro-Pure-Pro-Salt Mixer: Design, install and performance monitoring of a salt mixer (a combination of mixing and injection system) installed in oil-gas separation plant upstream the Desalting Vessel. The Pro-Salt Mixer improves the mixing efficiency of oil and wash water as part of the desalting process.

 VIEC System at Gas-Oil Separation Facility: Select, install and performance monitoring of VIEC System (Vessel Internal Electrostatic Coalescer). The VIEC is a bulk dewatering coalescer intended for use in the 3-phase High Pressure Production Separation vessel. This system is used to optimize the oil water separation systems at Gas Oil Separations Plants in order to enhance water oil separation & reduce the demulsifier consumption used to treat emulsion.

 Multiphase Metering Systems (MPFM): Select, install and performance monitoring of MPFM to read real time production data of multiphase flow streams (Oil, Gas and Water) produced from oil fields through trunk-lines.

 Wet Gas Metering Systems (WGFM): Select, install and performance monitoring of WGFM to read real time production data of wet gas flow streams (Oil, Gas and Water) produced from wet gas fields through trunk-lines.

 LAKOS Cyclonic Design De-Sander (Water-Solids Separator): Design, install and assess performance of the De-Sander technology. This technology used to remove solids from water supply used for water injection to maintain reservoir pressure & protecting water injection pumps from erosion damage.

 Multiphase Jet Pump (Ejector): Select, install & assess performance of the jet pump to boost multiphase crude and/or wet gas production streams from declining wells. The Jet Pump utilizes high pressure stream from high pressure stream well to restart the low pressure well flow by handling the accumulated liquids, and boosting its pressure to enable it to produce into the production manifold.

 Capstone Micro-turbines Technology for Power Generation: Design, install and evaluate the use of micro-turbines for power generation utilizing well produced natural gas or associated gas as fuel in remote applications such as to power onshore / offshore oil or gas well-site or power to run ESP well.

 Flexible Non-Metallic Flow Line: Sizing, selection & installation of RTP Flexible Flow Lines for oil & water injection services expediting new project deployment, lower corrosion rate associated to CS pipes for extended flow-line working life.

 Wireless Remote Monitoring (V-Monitor) for Khuff Gas Remote Headers: Designed, installed and tested V-Monitor Wireless Monitoring System for remote monitoring of process equipment process conditions such as temperature, pressure, flow regimes and real time corrosion monitoring system.

 Wireless Remote Monitoring System (Zencus) in Khursaniyah Oil Field: Designed, installed and tested Zencus Wireless Monitoring System for remote monitoring of Oil Well Sites. Zencus Mono Transmitters to measure Wellhead Pressure, Flowline Pressure & Wellhead Temperature (WHT).

 Wireless Remote Monitoring System (V-Monitor): ABQQ Field Pilot: Designed, installed and tested V-Monitor Wireless Monitoring System for remote monitoring of wellheads conditions for Oil wells demonstrating the capabilities of V-Monitor system along with radio communications and data acquisition of the system.

 Inline Water Separation System: technology development, field testing, performance monitoring and field deployment for inline water separation system. It separates the bulk of the crude associate water upstream the GOSP facility unloading the GOSP from water promoting water-oil separation within the 3-phase separation high and low pressure traps producing purified water exceeding the water disposal/injection quality requirements.

 Water Injection System: Design of water injection systems to sustain reservoir pressure sustaining crude production tailored to meet the specific conditions and constraints of the reservoir. Design factors included Injection pressure and flow rate via determining the number and type of pumps required, taking into account the changes anticipated during operation, Water source and supply rate such as reinjection of produced water, seawater or treated surface water.

 Wellhead Flow Line Protection System: Design & commissioning Wellhead Flow Line Protection System allowing production from the high-pressure wells without replacing the existing flow lines with piping suited for the higher wellhead shut-in pressures.

 Surge Relief System: Design & commission Surge Relief Systems protecting operating Pipelines & Process equipment.

 In-situ Internal Coating of Carbon Steel Pipeline in SHAYBAH Oil Field: assessed procedures and scope of work to perform In-Situ Internal Coating of Carbon Steel Pipelines at Shaybah oil field. This technology is to control internal corrosion at reduced cost. A total of $ 2-3 Million cost saving/year were achieved due to implementing this technology and was adapted for pipeline rehabilitation program.

Committees Involvement

Representative of the Petroleum Engineering & Development Admin Area to the following committees to provide review assessment, contribution and consultation:

1. Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards (SAES) to establish minimum requirements for the selection, design, construction, test, maintenance, and repair of equipment and facilities.

2. Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedures (SAEPs) to provide instructions for the activity and set responsibilities for accomplishing it. Establish procedure instructions for specific field activity such as repair/test relief systems, pipelines, coatings, wells.

3. In-line Water Separator (IWS) technology: lead taskforce team to deploy IWS overcoming increasing water cut, debottleneck oil production facilities, enhancing the disposal water quality & assess company future outlook of Oil/Water Production

4. Saudi Aramco Non-Metallic Piping in Hydrocarbon Service to implement & introduce non-metallic piping into Saudi Aramco facilities, develop new standards & procedures governing use and repair of non-metallic piping in Saudi Aramco and initiate field trials tests qualifying non-metallic piping vendors.

5. High Integrity Protection System (HIPPS) to conduct a comprehensive assessment & recommendations of the usage of HIPPS in Saudi Aramco Pipelines.

6. HAZOP Studies for Hydrocarbon Projects: Lead HAZOP studies/teams for upstream development projects to identify hazards and operability issues which have the potential to place the process plant, environment or personnel at risk and identifying abnormal process deviations that may require protective functions.

7. Compressors Optimization Program: Lead team for ongoing effort to improve performance & reliability of centrifugal compressors used for sales gas transport. Generated substantial compressor efficiency, profitability enhancements, optimization & energy savings. Recommended specific actions for improving compressor performance, minimizing cost & avoiding compressor damage.

8. Saudi Aramco Energy Conservation Program: lead engineer to identify potential areas of energy savings throughout Saudi Aramco Upstream & Downstream Operating Plants. Assess technologies for energy saving and process plant modifications. Optimization of Fuel Gas, Steam let- down station, recovery / venting of excess LP steam and flare loss. Study includes turbo-machinery, condensers, boilers and heat exchanger, equipment efficiency and Equipment Field Performance Tests. Troubleshoot of machinery and piping vibration problems.

9. Pipelines Black Powder Contamination in Gas Pipelines: Provided technical support, root cause investigation and laboratory analysis for the black powder formation in gas pipelines and its associated damage to gas pipelines such as erosion of control valves, damage to pipeline instrumentation, instrument scraping delays, reduced in-line inspection accuracy and delayed inspection. Investigated the adverse effects on customers receiving equipment such as gas turbines and fired boilers. Investigated several removal methods including mechanical and chemical cleaning, installation of filters and inertial separators, installation of high erosion-resistant materials in control valves. Laboratory analysis to develop understanding of black powder formation mechanisms in order to prevent it.

Selected Petroleum Production Technology Feasibility Studies

 Non-Metallic Pipe Applications for Oil Field Flow-lines: Completed feasibility study, field and industry investigation identifying potential Saudi Aramco applications to install non-metallic flow-lines for hydrocarbons and water injection service. Identified cost of corrosion reduction associated with carbon steel flow-lines. Identified OPEX and CAPEX of non-metallic piping versus carbon steel pipes.

 Multiphase Jet Pump (Ejector): Evaluation economical feasibility of multiphase ejector utilizing high pressure gas stream source to boost low pressure declining oil well that cannot flow against the flow-line back pressure.

 Multiphase Wet Gas Twin Screw Compressor: Conducted Feasibility study with developed conceptual design package for budget estimates assessing design selection, installation and operation of boosting wet gas flow rates from remote HARADH Gas Field.

 Pressurization of piping downstream Gas Header Inline Separator: completed simulation & risk study assessing multi-layer High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) to protect Multiphase flows transport crude oil Pipeline.

 Wet Gas Production Boosting: Study to boost wet gas production via reducing pipelines backpressure by re-routing gas flow to low pressure Gas Transmission Pipelines.

 Jet Compressor (Ejector): Completed oil facility optimization study to replace centrifugal gas compressor with Gas Ejector/Jet Compressor.

Selected Technology Development Projects

 Two-Phase Flow Helico-Axial Turbine for Process Applications: assess field testing multiphase turbine for electric power generation in remote areas using the wellhead pressure source. It is installed upstream the well choke valve to utilize the well natural flow energy wasted through the choke to produce power.

 Turbo-expander for NGL Recovery at Gas Wellhead: assess centrifugal or axial flow turbine installation at Gas wellhead where high pressure gas is expanded to produce work typically used to drive a generator for power generation in remote well sites & extraction NGL liquid from natural gas.

 Corac Compact Inline Wet Gas Compressor: Technology initiation with Corac industry for field testing of a prototype new artificial lift technology Super Compact Inline wet Gas Compressor. This surface installation to boost wet gas production of declining wet gas wells or reviving dead wells designed to Saudi Aramco specs.

Selected Completed Technical Report: Internal Contributions

1. Non-Metallic Pipe Applications for Oil Field Flow-lines Pipe. White Paper & Feasibility Study. December 2006.
2. Installation of Multi Phase Gas Compressor in remote Haradh Header-B. Feasibility Study. May 2008.
3. Hydraulic Simulation Khuff Gas Production Boosting From Remote Haradh Header-B via Back Pressure Reduction. Feasibility Study. August 2009.
4. Feasibility of replacing Low Pressure Gas Compressor with Jet Compressor (Ejector) in Oil-Gas Separation Plant to avoid Gas Flaring and downtime. Feasibility Study. May 2009.
Pipelines & Process Equipments Engineer:
Pipelines & Pump Stations Engineering, East West Pipelines Dept.;
Provide technical support to Pipelines, Pump stations, Rotating & Process Equipment:

 Technical Support to Pump Stations, process equipments and turbo-machinery.
 Managing medium/large Pipelines & Pump Stations design studies.
 Troubleshoot equipments including coolers, surge drums and air compressors.
 Detailed design of small pipelines and flow lines related projects.
 Carry out Performance & Root Cause Failure Analysis. Provide troubleshooting, engineering support & facilitates equipment failure investigations.
 Participate in preparation of Capital and Operating budgets for Maintenance Support group. Monitor and reconcile capital and operating expenditure against planned budget for mechanical static equipments.
 Liaise closely with other groups to optimize major shutdowns, overhauls and turn-around activities. Participate in on-stream and shutdown inspection activities, piping systems, pressure relieving devices, structures and valves.
 Monitor performance requirements for valves and recommend, review, evaluate and participate in valve repair, reconditioning and overhauls.
 Participate in design review, installation and maintenance/repair for all piping, pressure vessels, equipment and valves etc. Ensures all mechanical tests and runs are carried out prior to returning equipment or systems back to normal operations.
 Receive, investigate, and resolve complaints related to piping. Evaluate innovative technologies, identifies opportunities for improvement and recommend changes/upgrades to maximize reliability and integrity of plant facilities.
 Identify and recommend requirements for specialized contractor work. Participate in the preparation of job specification/job scope of contracts and assists in bids evaluation as required. Monitor contractor’s performance and quality of services to ensure compliance with their contractual obligations.
 Recommend the purchase and installation of new mechanical equipment and machineries. Plan and coordinate implementation of upgrades.
 Perform vibration analysis for plant static equipment and piping systems
 Participate in technical studies/audits, PID reviews and HAZOP’s.
 Assess Pipeline Integrity to determine need for temporary pressure reductions.
 Provide Engineering support for Pipeline Integrity Projects including welding calculations, pipe wall thickness calculation, corrosion allowance selection, material selections, determination of required hydrostatic test pressures, Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) calculations, calculation of set points for pumps, compressors and other pressure control devices to ensure MOP/MAOP is not exceeded, evaluation of defects and recommend appropriate repairs.
 Project Management focusing on projects related to design, construction, maintenance, reconditioning, integrity, and expansion of pipelines and pipeline facilities; ensuring projects are well-defined and appropriately managed to achieve business value; and coordinating all facets of projects from inception to completion, including definition, options analysis, detailed design, economics & scheduling.
 Develop installation design packages for piping modifications & process equipment.
 Review and approve drawings, specifications and technical documents for all Pipeline Design related works.
 Conduct feasibility/conceptual studies & in-house engineering for small and medium size pipeline projects. Perform Hot Tap Calculations.
Selected Major Achievement

 Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer to provide specialist technical services such as preparation, checking and approval of technical documents on projects and participate in proposal preparations. Lead Rotating Equipment Engineer for the oil & gas projects aimed at delivering gas to the petrochemical industry & oil to new refinery. The scope involves restoration, completion and commissioning of constructed facilities, as well as design of new facilities from Basis of Design, through FEED to the conclusion of detailed design. Machinery scope includes several large centrifugal compressors, pumps and power turbines.
 Developed Front Engineering Design Scoping Proposal & Commissioning Procedures to convert cross country 48” Gas Pipelines to Crude Pipelines.
 Support design and FEED for several pipelines projects including Pipeline Laterals & Crossovers Day lighting, Buried Pipelines Day lighting, Pipeline Rehabilitation, Pipeline Upgrade for Area Classification Compliance & Sea Water Conversion.
 Developed instructions manuals for process equipment testing such as in-place testing of nitrogen surge relief valves, in-place testing of ful-flo safety relief valves.
 Design of Gas Operated Valves System for Pipelines.
 Detailed Design & Sizing for Pipeline Gas-Solids Separators & Filtration Systems.
 Developments Procedures for Pump Lube Oil System Relief Valves Testing.
 Detailed Design packages of Process & Mechanical equipments such as Portable Relief valves Testing Stands, Distillation Columns, Process Piping Systems, Process Pump Sizing & Installation, piping systems and components.
 Conduct fitness for service on existing in-service static equipment and associated piping, to establish the Safe Maximum Allowable Working Pressure and service remnant life, to API 579-1/ASME FFS-1.
 Conversion remote Pipelines to piggable by designing intelligent pigging system.
 Led major Pipelines Inspection/Intelligent Pigging tasks assessing Pipelines extended working life. Performed extensive NDT examinations, Pigging, Corrosion Management including, mechanisms, mitigation and monitoring.
 Designed Surge Relief System for Pipelines, equipments & process piping.
 Performed intensive Pipeline Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Studies & Integrity management assessing reliable & safe equipments operations for extended service.
 Integrity management system development, plant, pipelines and wells.
 Risk Based Inspection Studies for Oil Stabilizers & Gas-Oil Separation Plants.
 HAZOP Studies for Gas Plants, Pipelines, Pump Stations and Oil Facilities.

Senior Pipelines Inspection, Corrosion & Materials Engineer: Pipelines Technical Supports Division, Pipelines Operations & Engineering, Pipelines Department.

 Perform Pipeline Inspection, Pigging and issuing repair recommendations.
 Perform Fitness-For-Service assessment for corroded/defected pipelines.
 Performs Risk Based Inspection and assessment for process plant integrity.
 Support Area operations on corrosion damage assessment from UT reports.
 Support Area Operations for Pipelines internal and external Inspection.
 Perform failure analysis on pipelines ruptures, leaks and weld failures.
 Research, prepare and write proposals/studies for pipelines new technologies.
 Preparation and write-up commissioning, start-up and inspection procedures for commissioning mothballed pipelines and process equipment.
 Perform HAZOP, Risk and Safety Studies for new and operational Pipelines.
 Advise and prepare repair procedures for corroded Oil Tanks post inspection.
 Prepare detailed inspection procedure for Pipelines Process Equipments.
 Prepare procedures for mothballing & Monitoring Pipeline and Process equipments.
 Develop new Inspection Procedures for introduced new process equipments.
 Lead, develop and maintain the Integrity Management Programs for pipelines assets. Lead pipeline integrity efforts and programs for assigned pipeline systems.
 Assessment Method for each test segment of the annual integrity assessment schedule. Corrosion assessment including, mechanisms, mitigation and monitoring.
 Investigate and optimizing chemical injection including corrosion inhibitor.
 Advise on corrosion control such as cathodic protection, water treatment, chemical inhibition or materials selection.
 Resolve technical problems in corrosion control affecting oil & gas facilities.
 Review operations and monitoring activities associated with corrosion control facilities to identify needed system modifications or procedural changes.
 Lead inspection work for plant piping, equipment, welding, coating & relief valves.
 Implement NDT techniques for corrosion diagnosis such as UT/MT and PT, Cathodic Protection system, film radiography interpretation and insulation. Advanced NDT techniques such as Phased Arrays/Automated UT/TOFD/HIC, Eddy current.

Selected Major Achievement

 Led successful Risk Based Inspection Assessment Study to deviate Maintenance and Inspection schedule of a Crude Oil Stabilizer resulted in increasing Company revenues in excess of $MM 200.0.
 Prediction and Assessment of Pipelines Internal Corrosion technology item resulted in software development in conjunction with the Center for Corrosion in Multiphase Systems, Ohio University. It permits early field development for pipelines, flow lines & trunk-lines, life cycle cost of pipelines due to prediction internal corrosion rate.
 Completed design of Portable Relief valves Testing Stand mounted on truck enabling reaching remote operational relief valves with optimized design cost of $M 43.0 with cost saving of $M60.0 of ready built stands purchase.
 Design of Pipeline Gas-Solids separators to produce clean gas eliminating solid black powder.
 Developed Pipeline Procedure/design of an Inline Testing of Relief Valves for Pump Lube Oil System.
 Support Project Engineer for projects during design & construction phase including pump stations upgrade & expansion, Cross Country Pipelines Construction, cross country pipelines, pump station upgrade propjets and Crude Oil Stabilizer Project.
 Lead Investigator of Pipeline Hydrostatic Test Failure of new 48” Pipeline to investigate identifying root cause and remedies for hydrostatic test seam weld failure of welded section during hydrotest prior to commissioning the pipeline. Performed metallurgical and mechanical tests examining the pipe and weld properties.
 Lead Engineer assessing the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipes: Development of Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure (SAEP) to provide guidelines for assessing carbon steel pipelines containing corrosion metal-loss defects. Application of the guidance will establish the remaining strength of corroded pipelines and provide the technical basis for determining the acceptability of defects.
Courses Development

 Developed and participated a technical industrial course “Pipelines Fitness-For-Service” jointly with the piping and valves unit/Consulting Services Department tailored for Pipelines Operations Engineers and senior inspectors.
 Developed inspection & repair manual to perform Fitness-for-service “Handbook for Pipelines Defects Inspection and Assessment”. It is used by pipelines inspectors in evaluating pipe defects implementing specialized techniques and fitness-for-service recommended practice.

Short Course Delivery

Participated in delivering a short course to Pipelines Operations Senior Engineers and

 “Pipelines Fitness-For-Service”. June 2004. Professional Engineering Development Division, Engineering Services. Saudi Aramco Oil Company.

Research Projects: Pipelines Integrity & Corrosion

 Funded project by Saudi ARAMCO: Led technology items titled: “Evaluation of the Mechanical, Electrochemical and Metallurgical Properties of Thermal Sprayed Coatings” to investigate the development and evaluation of HVOF coatings materials for wear and corrosion protection in oil & gas pipelines & valves. Examination into the use of Thermal Spray Coatings in parts repair for integrity regain. Assessment of Thermal Spray Coatings adherence onto welded surfaces.
 Funded project by Saudi ARAMCO: Led technology item to test and evaluate new technology equipment termed”In-Situ Testing of Pipe Mechanical Properties Equipment”. This technology equipment performs in-situ testing for pipe mechanical and metallurgical properties non-destructively, fitness-for-service assessment, and risk based inspection. It assists in confirming the intelligent scraping data for inline-pipe inspection.
 Funded project by Saudi ARAMCO: Lab Investigation of the Causes for Hydrogen Gas Pressure Increase in Sleeves Welded to Stabilized Crude Oil Pipelines: laboratory investigation to study/simulate field pipeline under repair welded sleeves failure.

Standardization Engineer, Materials Standardization Div. Materials Controls Dept.

Worked as equipments standardization engineer performing the following:

 Review and auditing for equipments spare parts data packages.
 Standardization of technical documentation with respect to Engineering Procedures.
 Maintain and acquire Engineering packages, including specifications, datasheets, drawings, Vendor documentation.
 Equipments and spare parts quality assurance.
 Review for Engineering drawings, equipment data sheets, Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).
 Review for equipments bill of materials and specifications sheets.

Associate Value Specialist: Value Engineering Unit, Estimating Services Division, Projects Support & Control Dept.; Facilitated and co-facilitated several Value Engineering Studies that resulted in tremendous Cost Savings, Cost Avoidances and Projects Improvements.

 Achieved Associate Value Specialist Certification from SAVE International, USA.
 Performing and participating in Value Engineering Studies & Analysis for multi- disciplinary function projects including refining, pipelines, gas plants, civil, infrastructure and petroleum facilities. Value Studies target cost optimization/savings and performance improvements.
 Implementation of field engineering experience and technical skills in assessing value judgment improvements towards technical disciplines.
 Involvement with other major company departments in determining best approaches and conclusions in reaching targets of value studies (cost savings and system performance). Perform Life Cycle Analysis and Energy Consumption/Predictions.
 Performed and facilitated several value engineering sessions for various Oil & Gas Pprojects with significant cost savings including Sea Water Desalination Plant, Crude Oil Pipelines, Refinery De-Sulfurization Unit, Hydrogen Generation Unit & upgrades.
 Facilitate value engineering studies on projects of $10million or more.
 Apply the value methodology to projects and services in most of Saudi Aramco facilities such as manufacturing, construction and transportation.
 Apply a powerful value methodology that reduces costs while maintaining or improving performance and quality requirements. Selection and leading a team to apply the VE methodology with diverse’ background and experience that incorporates all the knowledge required to fully cover the issues & project objectives.
 Conducted soft VE studies on process & procedure that has impact on or challenges surrounding budget constraints and safety issues.
 As a Value Engineer, has utilized standard industrial engineering techniques such as flow charting, yield analysis, and value added task analysis to gather essential data.
 Applied Value Management during planning stages and for project/program management control by developing function models with assigned cost and performance parameters.

Lead Facilitator of the following Value Engineering Studies

 C3+ Recovery Unit at Ras Tanura Refinery.
 Fuel Performance Evaluation Facility.
 East West To Rabigh Crude Pipeline.
 Yanbu Refinery Diesel Hydro-treating Complex.
 Ain Dar & Shedgum Sea Water Conversion.
 Upgrade Firewater and Utility Water Systems at Uthmaniyah Gas Plant.
 King Fahad International Airport (KFIA) Jet Fuel Pipeline.
 Ju’aymah-Jubail Ethane Pipeline Expansion/SGP-JGP NGL Pipeline Capacity Increase.
 Hawiyah NGL Recovery Plant Upstream/Downstream Gas Pipelines.
 East West, IPSA, Hawtah & Khurais Pipelines Mobile Radio Replacement.
 Nuayyim Arab Super Light Crude Increment-100 MBCD.
 Nuayyim Downstream Facilities.
Inspection Engineer: Inspection Engineering Unit, Uthmaniyah Gas/NGL Plant Dept.

 Performing various inspection engineering activities by implementing inspection techniques in inspecting and evaluating metallurgical, welding, corrosion and mechanical components failures.
 Preparing and issuing technical reports detailing mechanical failures causes and implemented inspection measures.
 Ensure the compliance of Inspection strategies, procedures, standards and plans for the health and integrity assessment of the Gas Plant Unit assets.
 Undertake Inspection responsibilities during schedules and unscheduled shutdowns and prepare programs to ensure Inspection requirements are clearly identified and scheduled.
 Prepare and endorse Inspection notifications with recommendations and rectification measures to ensure they comply with the relevant standards.
 Formulate Technical specification for the fabrication of new facilities.
 Conduct field Inspection and ensures compliance on project assignments.

Inspection Engineer: Operations Inspection Division. Inspection Department.

 Worked with Operations Inspection Engineering Unit as Plants and Equipment Inspection Engineer.
 Conduct frequent visits to construction sites and/or maintenance projects to resolve inspection related problems, or appraise adequacy of inspection and safe operation of ionizing radiation materials and devices.
 Perform welding inspections and monitoring heat treatments of piping, vessels and associated piping.
 Witnessing routine hydrostatic tests on piping and equipment as required by Saudi Aramco and Industrial Standards.
 Performing external and internal coating inspection for equipment and piping as applicable.
 Monitoring nondestructive examination and assisting in the interpretation of the results. NDT/NDE testing and examinations for welds and defected equipment.
 Writing as well as auditing inspection reports, post T&I reports, worksheets, noncompliance reports, scope of work and making log book entries, attending pre-T&I meetings and updating T&I schedules.
 Providing technical support to Operation, Maintenance, Purchasing and Project Management in resolving problems concerning inspection methods and procedures of completing work within the scope and intent of applicable codes and standards.
 Review and issue recommendations for Plants T&I deviations requests.
 Provide technical support to Area inspectors in resolving problems concerning inspection methods and procedures of completing work within the scope and intent of applicable codes and standards.
 Keep current of the latest developments in equipment inspection standards, codes, practices, procedures, methods, inspection equipment.
 Ensure that all unit equipment and piping records are updated and entered into a computer data bases.
 Periodically review the data base information and ensures that appropriate repairs/replacements to the equipment are recommended.
 Utilize effectively the industry practices and codes, particularly with ASTM material standards, ASME Sections I, V, VIII, IX and API 510, 570, 653 specifications as well as AWS and NACE.
 Responsible for reviewing all technical problems relating to inspection engineering and to assist the Aramco Operating Facilities to solve such problems.
 Assist in Risk Based Inspection Assessments by providing required data or facilitating assessments. Support pigging operations.
 Ensure trained and certified personnel are available to meet the work load.
 Provide repair procedures, standards advisory, evaluation and solving Loss Prevention Issues arising during construction, surveys.
 Review design and modification of Plant equipment.
 Analyzing and diagnosing mechanical, coating, corrosion, metallurgical and welding problems resulting from equipment failure with advisory recommendations. Coating Inspection Assessment.
 Knowledge of API/ASME/ASTM/ANSI and industry applicable codes and standards. Involvement with Fitness for service and Risk Based Assessment implementation in Plants & Equipment. Write inspection reports, post T&I reports and worksheets.
 Perform applicable duties and complex inspections required from the Inspector Engineering (Piping & Equipment/Welding).
 Monitor Non-destructive examination and assist in the results interpretation.
 Attend Pre-T&I meetings and update T&I schedules.
 Review routine hydrostatic procedures on piping and equipment as required by Saudi Aramco and Industrial Standards.
 Perform on-stream and shutdown inspections of the plant, execution of corrosion control programs, project quality control, weld quality administration, material control and preparation of various inspection reports with appropriate repair/replacement recommendations and keep a continuous track on such recommendations.
 Conduct Aramco Operating Facilities equipment design calculations and remaining life assessments for in-service equipment and evaluate methods, techniques and material utilization for extended run lengths.
 Oversee all construction and maintenance projects are completed according to all applicable codes and standards.
 Provide technical support to Operations, Maintenance, Purchasing and Project Management in resolving problems concerning inspection methods.

NDT/NDE Inspection Engineer, Inspection Technology Center, Inspection Dept.

 Utilization of advanced NDT inspection technologies to improve and enhance the economic performance and safe operation of Aramco’s assets.
 Utilized advanced inspection tools/techniques for corrosion monitoring and crack initiations such as Acoustic Emission, Ultrasonic, P-Scan UT, Infrared Thermo-graphy, Magnetic Flux, Floor Mapping, Laser Profilometry, and familiarity of the Linear Accelerator Operation.
 Implemented NDT techniques in detecting & evaluating the severity of weld defects, corrosion monitoring and part failure for operating equipment & coating integrity.
 Performed Coating Holiday Tests and issued repair recommendations.
 Develop specs for monitoring methods for Metallurgical degradation Phenomena such as Chloride stress Corrosion cracking of Stainless steels.
Selected Major Achievements:

Served & led Advanced Inspection Technology Projects & Support for Facilities. Inspection technology projects include:

 Development of Coating Disbondment NDT Technique.
 NDT Characterization of HIC in Pressure Vessels.
 Time of Flight Ultrasonics.
 Long Range Inspection of Large Diameter Piping.
 Ultrasonic Phased Array System.
 High Temperature UT Scanning (Manual and Automatic).
 Rapid Heat Exchanger Tubing Inspection.
 Rapid Inspection for Coating Disbondment.
 Mechanical Tubescan Scanner System for Cracks and Thickness Detection.

Gas/NGL Plant Operations Engineer, Engineering Div.; Uthmaniyah Gas Plant Dept.

3. Education & Training - CV/Resume Part 3 [Mandatory]


 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.

“Investigation into the corrosion performance, mechanical properties, and welded-coated surfaces of Thermally Sprayed Metallic Coatings”.
October 2007

 M.S., Mechanical Engineering
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida. USA.
“Design Optimization of Prototype Vertical Axis Wind Turbine: Aerodynamics Testing”.
August 1995.

 B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Tri State University, Angola, Indiana. USA.
May 1993.

4. Computer Skills - CV/Resume Part 4 [Mandatory]
Computer Skills

 Application Software: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, PPT, Microsoft Excel
 Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista.

Industry Practice

 Competent in applying industry international standards and codes of practice such as API, ANSI, ASME, and ISO.
 Oil & Gas pipeline design both onshore & offshore.
 Familiar with pipeline design codes and standards.
 Pipe wall thickness calculation, route selection and design basis

Simulation & Modeling Software Packages
Thermo-hydraulic Studies: Carry out simulation studies like the following:

 Steady state multiphase flow and thermal analysis of Oil & Gas transfer systems.
 SubPump: ESP Pump sizing and optimization. Gas Lift Systems. Design Optimum performance for well conditions or analyzing the performance of an existing ESP System. Wellbore configuration, fluid analysis, and inflow performance.
 Petroleum Expert IPM (PROSPER, GAP, MBAL, PVTP) multiphase flows simulation for gathering flow-lines network, well modeling, nodal analysis, artificial lift design, Materials Balance, PVT Analysis, reservoir properties simulation/ characterize & fluid compositions.
 Merak Peep: Petroleum economic evaluation and decline analysis software. Economic modeling of upstream oil and gas projects, Rate of Return & NPV.
 Process Equipment Sizing Simulation Package (PESP): Performing pressure drop calculation for single and two-phase lines, sizing two and three-phase separators, Gas-Oil Separation Traps, Sizing Centrifugal Pumps & Compressors, heat exchangers, safety and relief valves & Unit Conversion. Process Optimization resulting in capital investments.
 HYSYS Process Simulator: Simulation of crude oil assays and crude columns. Simulate and optimize gas and liquid sweetening processes. Calculate pressure gradients, liquid holdups, modeling of single and multiphase flows to design, debottleneck, and optimize pipeline systems. Perform asset modeling from the reservoir to the back end of the facility.
 Slug analysis including sizing of slug catchers/optimization of controllers.
 Shutdown/startup simulations.
 Depressurization simulations.
 Well and pipeline shut-in/pressurization simulations.
 Gas line liquid surge analysis. Pipeline leakage analysis.
 Finite Element Modeling/Simulation: Stress Analysis, Fluid and Thermal Analysis. COSMOS, IMAGES 3D IMAGES-THERMAL, MSC/PAL-2.

Fitness for service Software Packages:

 SAEP-306A: Assessment CS Pipelines containing corrosion metal-loss defects.
 RSTRENG: Evaluating the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipe.
 ASME B31G: Method for Determining the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipelines.
 Prediction and Assessment of Pipelines Internal Corrosion: simulator predicts internal corrosion rate in pipelines based on flowing conditions.
 Pipeline Wall thickness Calculations.
 Pipelines internal corrosion Assessment and wall thickness selection.
5. Other Skills - CV/Resume Part 5 [Optional]
 Have experience mentoring less experienced engineers.
 Write reports and make presentations to management and large audiences.
 Have strong teamwork skills.
 Experience working in a multicultural environment.
 Communicate effectively with peers, field staff, and management.
 Broad project engineering experience and economic evaluation.
 Ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills.
 Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, outcome focused, innovative and confident mentor.
6. Additional Information - CV/Resume Part 6 [Optional]
Project Management Experience & Skills

Project Engineering and Management, focused on hydrocarbon production facilities, Gas/NGL Plants, Pipelines, Pump Stations, Manifolds, Hydrocarbon Processing Facilities Upgrade, Tank Farms, Oil Processing Facilities and Offshore Facilities.


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