Amine Gas Treating and Sulfur Recovery Consultant for Petroleum Refining

Technical Consultant #2097


Expertise

  • Amine gas treating, sulfur recovery, petroleum refinery planning and troubleshooting.
  • Sulfur recovery and gas treating.
  • Treatment of petroleum products to meet marketing specifications.
  • Petroleum product compliance with applicable environmental regulations.
  • Technical trainer to operations personnel in gas treatment and sulfur recovery.
  • Flare studies on petroleum products.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Senior Engineering Advisor, 2000 - Present

  • Onsite assignments at various client locations performing process design review, onsite technical service, and process design specification preparation.
  • As a technical consultant for a sulfur refinery expansion. Working with the owner and operator to meet reliable operation requirements at minimum capital expense.
  • Provided onsite technical and operational startup support for the amine system, sulfur recovery unit, tail gas incinerator, and sulfur former at a remote refinery location.
  • Identified technology to control mercaptan odor through installation of a condensate treating unit at a gas field location. Enabling the condensate to become a marketable product.
  • Consulted on refinery revamp of gasoline treatment unit to increase sulfur removal to meet refinery gasoline blending target to include: Process selection. Technical and operating staff training. Startup assistance.
  • Facilitated Mobil's global best practice network of 120 members for sulfur recovery, amine treating and product treatment.
  • Identified and delivered a successful design for minimum capital capacity expansion of a refinery's amine systems and sulfur recovery units: Resulting in annual savings of $1 million in operating expenses.
  • Provided technical advice and review for a refinery designed to increase the profitability of a natural gas field condensate stream.

Mobil Corporation, 1969 - 2000

Process Engineering and Technical Leadership Roles

  • Provided technology leadership, support, and mentoring for Mobil's worldwide refining and chemical business units for sulfur recovery, gas treating, and light product treating.
  • Held process engineer roles in the areas of hydroprocessing, HF Alkylation, Isomerization, process environmental, product treating, gas treating, and sulfur recovery.
  • Provided five domestic refineries with process engineering input to ensure compliance with Benzene National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.
  • Recommended improved caustic management and spent caustic disposal practices, saving the refinery $9 million in new spent caustic disposal facility construction costs.
  • Performed a refinery wide survey for sulfur, nitrogen oxides (SOx, NOx) and reactive organic gases (ROG) to determine compliance with the California South Coast Air Quality Management District Regional Clean Air Marketing.

Educator, Present

  • Providing in-house operator training on amine gas treating and sulfur recovery for gas production and refinery locations.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

Mobil Representative

  • Center for Waste Reduction Technologies of the American Institute of Chemical Engineer
  • EPA Workshop for Process Simulation for Pollution Prevention
  • Amine Best Practice Group

Education

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
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