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Plant Telecommunications Security Systems Network Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Permanent Plant Telecomunnications, Control Sytems Automation, Electronic Security Systems, Infrastructure Networks, DCS, SIS, F&G, Automated Valves, Fiber Optic, WAN/LAN, Wireless LAN’s, IP, Mass Modification Systems, PAGA, Complex CCTV Systems, Supervisory Control Data Acquisition, SCADA, VoIP PBX, Network

EXPERT 4084

Expert had been with Fluor for thirty plus years and has completed projects in oil, gas, petrochemical, and power industries. He a specialized in permanent plant telecommunications, control systems automation, electronic security systems and infrastructure networks for large plants, including DCS, SIS & F&G systems, automated valves and instrumentation. In addition, fiber optic WAN/LAN, and wireless LANs, IP based, mass notification systems (including PAGA), complex CCTV systems (security & process), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), VoIP PBX, instrumentation, DCS, PLC, controls & SIS. He has completed projects of various types including: feasibility studies & estimates- FEED, detail design, PMC, PMT, FAT, IFAT, site
construction, SAT, ISAT commissioning, system turnovers and close-out. (approximately 45% site experience; 55% engineering/design office experience).

His site work experience includes directing and training local engineers/foremen, directed/supervised work in structured cabling systems, fiber optics, DCS/F&G System and site testing, utilization of codes and standards of American, British, GOST and Norsok on- shore and off-shore for specifications, participated in interface management, construction completion documentation and turnover systems for major projects, experienced in developing specifications, selected MAC and TSI contractors, critical instruments and implemented in field, performed systems integration, and master planning with cost benefit analysis on projects, and publications.

Accomplished significant savings using proactive value engineering techniques. Standardized on Telecommunication Sys (includes RF), SCADA, DCS, SIS. Worked on several extremely fast track projects. Value awareness was also achieved by my effective technical Contract management & quality assurance. I was the Recipient of Hugh Coble  project excellence award, and several client awards.

Inactive Registered. Professional Engineer (PE) in Louisiana & New York. PE license can be activated in LA or NY when needed.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Over thirty-six years of total experience (16 years plant site experience plus 20 years engineering office experience). Acted as lead multi discipline engineering coordinator on sites.

Normally, Lead for I & C & T, SCADA/ Telecom, Fiber Optics, DCS/PLC, SCS PAGA, CCTV, Radio, Microwave, Radar & Security systems.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Master’s Degree, Nuclear Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison.

REGISTRATIONS:

Registered PE (Illinois) License
Registered PE (Wisconsin) License Inactive PE Louisiana License Inactive
PE New York License

EXPERIENCE:

Industries/Technologies Experience: Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Power plants, Pipelines, Marine Terminal & Custody Transfer, Instrumentation, controls, & system integration; managed TSI (Telecom Systems Integrators), DCS & safety PLC projects, including Nuclear, Fossil Power, and Government clients; worked on automation of older facilities.

Recent Lead Positions Include: Lead Telecom systems for BP Cassia C platform (2017-2018), Control Sys AND Telecom Lead for SABIC (SK Butadeine, 2016), described in specific experience; Lead for Building & DCS/SIS/Elec Networks, Fiber, SCS systems; Interface management for Chevron Philips Corp systems (Greenfield and Brownfield, 2013-2015), Telecom Project Engineer & Lead for TSI (Telecom Systems Integrator) interfaces to PMC, large high sour gas field of SGD/GASCO/ADNOC (Abu Dhabi, 2010-2013), telecom systems include security with access control, integrated CCTV, people tracking using RFID, TETRA radio with GPS ‘man down’ tracking, DWDM fiber optic networks (WAN, LAN, WLAN,NMS); PA & GA; HSE related voice recording system integrated with PA and Radio, VC systems, GPS systems, and Voip PABX with hot lines, direct lines, and Voip phones with digital phone functionality interfaced with PA and Radio systems; H2S gas detectors with radio transmitters for wireless tracking and communications.

Client liaison-Russia, Principal Control Systems Engineer, liaise with Taneco/Tatneft, local vendors, contractors, and home office in Houston with 7 Million Metric Tons per year- grass roots refinery and petrochemical complex; PMC (Project Management Consultant) roles, interfaces with the MAC (Main Automation Contractor) and turnkey package suppliers.

DCS supervisor in control rooms (called LERs for Crude, Gas, Power, Utilities etc.,) at Chevron’s TCO project in Kazakhstan TCO with responsibilities for SAT Site Acceptance Tests, Loop checks, troubleshooting. Control Systems & Telecom Site lead for Sak1(ExxonMobil) OPF & Wellsite; INtools, MatMan and complete IT were heavily used on project to document the acceptance; commissioning and testing (SAT) activities; developed and directed FCR’s (Field Change Requests), contractor RFI’s (Request for Information), DCN’s (Design change notices) etc.

Responsible Engineer for Bohai Bay, China, Offshore project’s platforms and FPSO; included PAA and CCTV systems and trunked UHF interfaces on FPSO and well head platforms entailing complex fiber and wireless communications. SCADA/Telecom /C&I Master Plan consultant engineer for Transneft Russian pipeline network (47,000 KM); acted as Deputy Technical Director (8 local staff 2 expats); scope, costs, benefits of potential sub projects. Exxon Mobil Baton Rouge Refinery Site Liaison and Area Lead Engineer responsible for sizing, selection, specifications & technical contracts for plant; used Exxon Mobil IP (International practices).

Project Lead and Manager for SCADA & PLC with Telecom/IT systems and oils movement interfaces for CPC PIPELINE PROJECT Russia and Kazakhstan; responsible for co-ordination and approving contractor’s design proposals (plans, procedures submissions and functional design specifications (FDS). This includes detailed functional definition of implementation, Graphics/PLC logic,interfacing and resolutions for client QA/QC approvals, site implementation. Fluor Daniel Site Manager (10 FDE persons) and Instrumentation and Controls Lead for DOE Nuclear Waste
management project in Charlotte NC. USA focused on engineering, program management and systems tests; master planning, and execution. Challenges started with ill-defined tasks with a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude and executed them in multi-language multi-cultural environment with a high degree of flexibility; responsible for quality assurance/ compliance of SCADA/DCS/I&C Contractor for all operational, technical and regulatory requirements for construction, start-up.

Lead Telecommunications Offshore 2017-2018 Trinidad & Tobago BP British Petroleum Cassia Compression Platform

  • Feed for Telecom systems, including PAGA, UHF & Marine VHF Radio systems, Microwave links, VSAT, IP Telephones, PCN and BP1 and Vanilla internet LAN, wireless LAN, SCS

Lead Telecom Engineer STAR Project 2016-2017 Texas City, TX, USA Marathon Petroleum Company LP

  • DCS/SIS/F&G & Business/IT networks survey and redesign for the purpose of demolishing and relocations; received special recognition from client

 

Lead Control Systems and Telecom Engineer 2016-2016 Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORP (SABIC) Butadiene Extraction Plant

  • Completed a demanding Feed Project that required a lot of details normally done in detailed engineering such as: SIS/SIL calculations, DCS/SIS/F&G system details down to the I/O and cabinet levels, and Telecom vendor’s specific bids for PAGA and CCTV and SCS

Principal Design Engineer Lead Telecom ISBL&OSBL 2013-2015 Baytown, TX, USA Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP CPChem USGC Ethylene Project

  • EPC of ISBL, OSBL, and off-plot facilities for a 1500 KTA ethylene facility; defining SOW ,work split & executing TSI (Telecom Systems Integrator), interfaces to EPC (Fluor) and CPChem (client) with plant site interactions, FAT and construction/commissioning support

Principal Design Engineer Project Engineer for PMC 2010-/2013 Abu Dhabi, UAE
PMT Telecom AND Interfaces
Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO) Shah Gas Development
Greenfield development to gather, treat, dehydrate, and process very sour gas included some of the world’s largest amine treating units and sulfur recovery units; managing (PMC/PMT role at site) Perm Plant Telecom Systems; detailed design to FAT/SAT/ISAT, include security with access control, integrated CCTV, people tracking using RFID, TETRA radio with GPS ‘man down’ tracking, DWDM fiber optic networks (WAN,LAN, WLAN,NMS); PA & GA, DVR, multiple integration with PA, radio, CCTVs VC systems, GPS systems, and Voip PABX with hot lines, direct lines, and Voip phones with digital phone functionality; H2S gas detectors with radio transmitters for wireless tracking and communications.

Principal Design Engineer 2007-2008 Tengizchevroil Tengiz,
DCS Supervisor at site Kazakhstan

Second generation and Sour Gas Injection 660 MMSCFD grassroots oil and gas production facility involved front-end and detailed engineering, procurement, and construction management of wellheads, crude stabilization, desalting, export pumps, sour gas injection, gas processing, sulfur removal, LPG storage and loading, and all offsites and utilities. Responsibilities include SAT (Site Acceptance Tests), loop checks, troubleshooting, and final client turnover and sign-offs; managed and scheduled the multiple vendor representatives on site for SATs.

Principal Design Engineer 2006 2007 Chayvo, Sakhalin Island, Russia
Site Control Sys/Telecom lead
Exxon Neftegas Limited
Sakhalin-1 EPC-1 Onshore Processing Facility

Onshore production facility, well pad, fabrication yards for oil and gas processing facility modules; responsible for mechanical completion documentation/testing of control systems and telecommunications and QC support; turnover package preparation and liaison with clients and home office; developed and directed FCR’s (Field Change Requests), contractor RFI’s (Request for Information), DCN’s (Design Change Notices) etc., fast track basis; first oil deadlines. COMPLETE IT, INTOOLS, MATMAN etc. used to close out punch lists, and signed off ‘Acts of Acceptance’.

Principal Design Engineer 2004 2005 Bohai Bay, China ConocoPhillips China Inc.
Bohai Development Phases I & II

Phase I of this offshore oil field development was the design package for a fixed production platform tied to a refurbished FPSO; Phase II was the 190,000-BOPD full field development with five additional platforms, interconnecting sub-sea pipelines, and a new-build FPSO. Platts, in its Premier Projects category, awarded Fluor the Engineering Project of the Year. Included responsible engineer for offshore project’s PAA and CCTV systems and interfaces with fire protection and safety systems on FPSO and well head platforms with complex fiber optic and wireless.

Principal Design Engineer 2003-2004 Russia SLP Consult Limited
Transneft Enterprise Master Planning

Identification of opportunities for improving large oil distribution network SCADA/telecom and control systems master plan of the Russian pipeline network; provided guidance to Russian speaking personnel with extensive review of Russian standards and proposals to modify them per Russian FZ-184 approved on Dec 27th 2002.

Principal Design Engineer 2001-2003 Baton Rouge, LA, USA ExxonMobil
Low Sulfur Mogas

States Grassroots unit and numerous revamp areas to comply with regulations for Tier gasoline lead and coordinate activities between site and office work, pertaining to Honeywell, Triconex PLC, SPEC 200 (existing), control valves and new instrumentation; worked with Exxon Mobil IP international practice standards overall architecture and control philosophy development.

Principal Design Engineer 1997-2001 Tengiz to Novorrosissk Russia Caspian Pipeline Consortium

Fluor provided engineering, procurement and program management for refurbishment and new construction of Phase I (28.2 million tons per annum) of a crude oil pipeline system from Tengiz, Kazakhstan, to Novorossiysk, Russia, which included 930 miles of 40 and 42-inch pipeline; several HDD river crossings including a 1.5 km HDD of the Volga River; 5 pump stations; a tank farm with five 120,000-cubic-meter tanks and an 8 km 56-inch gravity loading line; a marine terminal with metering, surge tanks and small boat harbor; two 5-km 42-inch offshore loading lines and two SPMs; and a new SCADA and telecommunication system.

Included being the lead for Technical Contract Management and Engineering; responsible for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) with complex fiber optic telecom, leak detection, simulation and training models and security systems on the large CPC pipeline; project work functions included development of SCADA and control systems architecture definition, detailed specifications and work scopes for the SCADA/leak detection/security systems, and technical evaluation and selection of contractors; program and interface management of selected
contractors, systems integration, system configurations, staging, acceptance testing and field support; integrated with multifunctional use of the telecommunications fiber backbone.

Lead Control Systems Engineer 1995-1996 California, USA Repap Allpeton Wisconsin
Boiler House Automation and Upgrades One Commissioning

Site Manager 1994-1995 Charlotte, NC, USA TRW Duke Engineering Offices
Monitored Retrievable Storage

Conceptual design and cost estimate for the civilian nuclear radioactive waste disposal systems at the DOE’s nuclear storage and retrieval facilities; appointed to serve as FDI site manager on multi-billion dollar project for the DOE which involved several companies in addition to FDI; completed conceptual designs, scope definitions and cost estimation (G2 software); engineering and construction costs, operation and maintenance costs and decommissioning costs were all considered for the life cycle cost estimate; responsible for site management of FDI persons, in DESI offices.

Lead Control Systems Engineer 1992-1994 Dresden Nuclear Stat., Ill USA USG Corporation Chicago & Two projects-Fluor Daniel

E&P of new facilities for USG plants in Iowa and instrument preventive maintenance program management for Nuclear Plant instrumentation and security system

Lead CS Project Engineer 1984-1992 Minnesota and Wisconsin, USA Northern States Power Nuclear Power Plants

WPS/NPS/Salt City & Whiting Refinery – (1984 – 1992):

Lead Project Engineer for Controls & instrumentation, specifications, datasheets, index, procurement, acceptance testing and start- up of plant wide distributed control systems. Implemented several successful process optimization and energy management strategies on project. Provided class/control room training to operators.

Site Engineer 1973-1984 Clinton, IL
McCartin Group/Stone & Webster

Clinton Nuclear Plant; performed instrumentation and controls; site plant engineering of multi- billion dollar project’s instrumentation and controls.

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