Petrochemical Capital Projects Engineer-Biofuels, Oil and Gas

Technical Consultant #2392


Expertise

  • Petrochemical (oil and gas production) Capital Projects Engineer working with biofuels and environmental remediation.
  • Executing FEED Studies for capital projects in oil and gas production, sour gas sweetening, CO2 supply for EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery), bio-fuels production and other strategic process design programs.
  • Design and development of capital projects for sour natural gas processing, H2S removal, and supercritical supply. Optimize CO2 recycle facilities through separation of methane, recovery of natural gas liquids (NGL), and on-site power generation reducing loss of energy (LOE).
  • Renewable energy development, environmental cleanup, oil and gas production.
  • Oversee greenfield development projects, negotiate contracts and deliver profitable results.
  • Management of global teams of engineers, scientists and construction professionals on large capital projects.
  • Perform process simulations and assessments of various carbon capture process technologies.
  • Process design of enzyme catalyzed carbon capture plant for post combustion flue gas applications.
  • Development of down hole heat transfer model for sour gas production wells.
  • Develop flow diagram (PFD) and control strategy of petrochemical plants.
  • FEED study for 100MGPY, $250MM ethanol plants.
  • Develop sizing models for reactive carbon dioxide absorption.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Process Engineer, Present

  • Conceptual design, leading front-end engineering design (FEED) studies, sour gas sweetening, CO2 supply for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and bio-fuels production.

Denbury Resources, Plano, TX, 2012 - 2016

  • Senior Process Engineer/ Facilities Engineer

Akermin Inc. , Saint Louis, MO, 2011 - 2012

  • Senior Process Engineer, CO2 Capture.

Independent Oil and Gas Consultant, 2010 - 2011

  • On-site CHP using GT, brownfield refinery.

Harvest Bio-Fuels-UTEX, Addison, TX, 2004 - 2009

  • Senior Vice President, Ethanol Program and Remediation Services.

Beal Aerospace-Beal Bank, Frisco, TX, 1999 - 2004

  • Director Process Engineering and Senior Project Manager

Texilla Environmental Inc., Richardson, TX, 1994 - 1999

  • President and Senior Project Manager

ITEX Environmental Services, Addison, TX, 1991 - 1994

  • Director of Science and Technology

Accomplishments

Process Engineering and Project Management

  • FEED study for 150 MMSCFD CO2 sweetening and injection of H2S.
  • Designed the first 20MW power plant for the company using waste gas.
  • Design and development of three 100MMGY corn-ethanol refineries.
  • Simulated CO2 EOR production facilities for optimization and NGL recovery.
  • Process engineering and design of enzyme catalyzed CO2 capture pilot plant.
  • Design and demonstration of a high density round baler for compaction of MSW.
  • Development and operation of 90% H2O2 concentrator for mil-spec rocket fuel.
  • Simulation of sour gas processing and dehydration using Aspen HYSYS, PROMAX.
  • Production of GaAlAs epitaxial wafers for photocathodes and high-speed devices.
  • Designed 20-MW SCGT power plant using waste gas to lower LOE.
  • Developed sizing models for reactive carbon dioxide absorption and stripping columns
  • Successfully implementation of a $50 million tax exemption saving the company $289K per year in taxes.
  • Process design of proprietary enzyme catalyzed carbon capture plant for post combustion flue gas application. Utilized single pass, closed loop and stirred tank reactor data to predict transfer coefficients and catalyst activity to support design.
  • Developed process flow diagram (PFD) and control strategy for pilot plant
  • Analyzed experimental data and developed correlations for mass transfer coefficients
  • Developed sizing models for reactive carbon dioxide absorption and stripping columns

Environmental Compliance

  • Remediation of smelter superfund site with 600,000 tons of smelter flue dust.
  • Stabilization and Disposal of 1.5 MM tons of refinery sludge impoundments Remediation of Principal Threat Material from Bunker Hill superfund site
  • In-situ treatment and closure of steel and wire pickle liquor waste impoundment.
  • Treatment and disposal of contaminated dredge sediments from Hudson River.
  • Remediation of creosote contaminated brownfield site in NY/NJ Port Authority.
  • Reclamation Plan for 900-acre Municipal Landfill for Commercial Development.
  • Air and wastewater permits for numerous industrial sites across the country.
  • Risk Assessment and Closure of LPST, UST and Dry-cleaning Sites.

Projects

Sour Natural Gas

  • Design and development of capital projects for sour natural gas processing, H2S removal, and supercritical supply.
  • Optimized CO2 recycle facilities through separation of methane, recovery of natural gas liquids (NGL), and on-site power generation to reduce loss of energy (LOE). Oversaw and performed process simulations and assessments of various carbon capture process technologies.
  • Designed 20-MW SCGT power plant using waste gas to lower LOE.
  • Negotiated $50 million tax exemptions saving the company $289K per year in taxes.
  • Led the development of down hole heat transfer model for sour gas production wells.

Catalyzed Carbon Plant

  • Conducted process design of proprietary enzyme catalyzed carbon capture plant for post combustion flue gas application.
  • Utilized single pass, closed loop and stirred tank reactor data to predict transfer coefficients and catalyst activity to support design.
  • Developed process flow diagram (PFD) and control strategy for pilot plant.
  • Analyzed experimental data and developed correlations for mass transfer coefficients.
  • Developed sizing models for reactive carbon dioxide absorption and stripping columns.

Corporate Technology Program

  • Directed, engineered and developed a high compression baling system for municipal solid waste (MSW). ~Developed a closure plan for a 900-acre landfill.
  • Conducted FEED study for three 100MGPY, $250MM ethanol plants.
  • Negotiated procurement of capital equipment lowering the cost of dryers by $7 million.
  • Negotiated 10 to 20-year tax abatement with local governments for each plant site.

Fuel Storage and Supply

  • Led development, storage, and supply of fuel for 6.5 ton payload delivery rocket program.
  • Directed fabrication, integration, and operation of 90% peroxide rocket fuel concentrator.
  • Supervised environmental assessment and permitting of launch complexes.
  • Conducted market analyses to select new locations, negotiate contracts, and manage execution of corporate projects.
  • Obtained permits for engine test facilities avoiding 6-months delay in rocket program.
  • Directed processing and production of 90% peroxide meeting mil spec purity standards.
  • Directed safety at the first public test firing of 850,000lb thrust liquid rocket engine.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Oil & Gas, CO2 EOR, Energy Optimization, NGL, On-Site Power
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Texas
  • Certified-Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute

Patents

  • Current holder of ten patents.

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, all in Chemical Engineering
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
  • B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
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