Petroleum Refining Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineer (I&CS), HAZOP Review Expert

Technical Consultant #2106


  • Petroleum refining industry for domestic and international entities providing engineering design of 40 years.
  • Instrumentation and Control Systems (I&CS), Safety Systems, Computer Simulation, Operator Training, HAZOP reviews.
  • Integration of individual refinery engineering standards to Exxon engineering standards.


Undisclosed Company, Senior Engineering Advisor, 2005 - Present

  • Design and HAZOP review for FEED and EPC phases of SAMREF (Saudi Aramco-ExxonMobil Joint Venture) MoGas Units.
  • Participating in safety system and turbomachinery control system FATs.
  • Reviewing SIL1, 2, & 3 calculations for MoGas Units (Invensys DCS/SIS).
  • Evaluated Emerson DeltaV SIS for MacKenzie gas pipeline project (IOL).
  • Reviewed applicable standards, basic engineering and construction design, performed HAZOP reviews, and provided start-up assistance (Fujian Refining and petrochemical project).
  • Performed cold-eyes review of rapid cycle pressure swing adsorption plant, (Esso Europe).
  • Performed detailed engineering and construction reviews for Singapore conversion project, (Esso).
  • Prepared design specification for Chinese methanol-to-gasoline plant DCS, reactor interlock system, and reactor regeneration sequence control, (ExxonMobil Engineering).
  • Participating in HAZOP and PI&D reviews.
  • Providing start-up assistance.
  • Evaluated Honeywell Safety Manager SIS for PNG LNG project, (ExxonMobil Development Corporation).

Exxon Research and Engineering, Lead Instrument and Control Systems Engineer, 1981 - 1999

  • Participated in Augusta Refinery control house modernization project.
  • Responsible for design, engineering, construction, and startup of DCS Control Systems:
  • Guntong, Tabu & Palas offshore platforms, (Honeywell)
  • Seligi offshore platform, (Rosemont).
  • Design, engineering, construction, and startup of I&C systems:
  • Mobile Bay Gas Project, (including onshore gas processing plant, three manned offshore platforms, and twelve unmanned wellhead platforms).
  • Jotun FPSO and offshore platform project in North Sea, (Esso Norway).
  • Baton Rouge Co-Gen project and controls modernization project, (Leeds & Northrup).


Project Engineer, 1979 - 1980

  • For Exxon Chemical, Exxon Coal, Exxon Synthetics Union Carbide, Lion Oil Company, Carter Oil, Carter Coal, and Tex-A-Mation, working numerous projects and providing engineering consulting.
  • Responsible for environmental Impact work - Exxon Coal liquefaction pilot plant and Colorado oil shale project.
  • Lead instrument engineer for East Texas Lignite Gasification Project
  • Developing Owner Philosophy Document.
  • Supervising Exxon engineering preparation of design basis documents and design.
  • Specifications for: Oxygen plant, steam boilers and steam distribution system, and other plant-wide instrumentation and computer controls.

Humble Oil and Refining, (Exxon Corp), Lead Instrument Engineer, 1966 - 1978

  • Responsible for all instruments, analyzers, control systems, panels, for first DDC computer control project, a 60,000B/C cyclic powerformer.
  • Supervised 15-20 engineers, 50-75 contract designers and draftsmen.
  • Startup instrument engineer for 350MCFD LNG plant in Libya.
  • Process contact engineer for Hydrodesulfurization unit in Baytown Refinery.
  • Environmental engineer for Baytown Refinery.
  • Process Design engineer for rainfall impounding basin project.

Phillips Petroleum, 1963 - 1966

  • Hybrid Computer Simulation Analyst: process simulations for computer control.

Honors & Publications


  • Led combination of Baytown, Baton Rouge, Bayway, and Billings Engineering Standards into Exxon Engineering Standards (Chairman, Exxon Refining Instrumentation Technical Subcommittee


  • TSPE Outstanding Young Engineer
  • Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Outstanding LSU Student


  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, TX
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