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Petrochemical Heavy Oil Coking Technologies Consultant

Technical Consultant #2388


  • Process engineering tailored to the petrochemical industries with specific focus to: Commissioning, and construction of heavy oil upgrading facilities, particularly coking, (all aspects); early project planning through detailed engineering and start-up, operations, and troubleshooting.
  • Coking technologies for residual conversion incorporating significant amount of solids handling, and a broad range of process engineering in fluid coking including solids fluidization.
  • Unit engineer for; operations and facilities improvements, follow-up data analysis for flexicoker, and prototypes.
  • Coordinate the completion of construction and start-up as a Chemical Engineer, in Fluid Coker C-902 Gas Compressor Commissioning.
  • Direct engineering support on site, project management, chemical engineer for Coker Rebuild Construction and start-up.
  • Expansion completion projects, unit turnaround, restart from a Chemical Engineering prospective applicable to flexicoking.
  • Coordinated vendor selection and FEL, design, construction and start-up as a Lead Process Engineer in delayed coking unit project and start-up.
  • Support for multiple turnarounds during shutdown, turnaround and start-up as a Lead Process Engineer, (Flexicoking Unit Turnarounds).
  • Detailed engineering to construction and through start-up of the unit as a Lead Process Engineer, (Flexicoking).
  • Working with clients: Exon/Mobile, Hellenic Petroleum, domestic and international; Germany, Venezuela, and Greece.


Undisclosed Engineering Firm, Present

  • As a Commercial Technology Leader, providing; process engineering, commissioning and construction of heavy oil upgrading, with particular focus to: Residue processing, coker rebuilds, flexicoking expansion and unit turnarounds.
  • Responding to numerous assignments in Synthetic Fuels for shale oil development.

Special Projects and Field Consulting

Hellenic Petroleum, Greece. Project Lead, 2008 - 2012

  • Flexicoking Unit Project and Start-up.
  • Lead process support to detailed engineering, construction, and start-up.

Syncrude Canada Ltd., Processing Engineer, 2006 - 2009

  • Completion of construction project through start-up.
  • Reactor Modifications Project

Esso Station, Germany, Troubleshooting, 2000 - 2002

  • Onsite and offsite support for unit operations.

Bechtel, Baytown, TX, 1998 - 2001

  • Delayed Coking Unit (DCU) Project and Start-up
  • Lead process support to vendor selection, FEL, design, construction, and start-up.


  • Providing worldwide experience to ExxonMobile's delayed coker, fluid coker; and flexicoker support.

Rotterdam, Netherlands, (ExxonMobil Research), 1988 - 2010

  • Onsite support for shutdown, turnaround and restart.

Baytown, TX, (ExxonMobile Chemical Company), 1996

  • For the Unit Expansion project provided completion of expansion project during unit turnaround through restart.

Baton Rouge, TX, (Exxon Corporation), 1994 - 1995

  • Direct engineering support in project management team for construction through start-up for the East Coker Rebuild Construction.

Rotterdam, Netherlands, (ExxonMobil Research), 1985 - 1987

  • Lead process engineer for construction through start-up and performance testing for the Flexi-coking Unit Constructions.

Karlsruhe, Germany, (Exxon ExxonMobil), 1980

  • Completion of Visbreaker construction through start-up and testing.

Baytown, TX, 1974 - 1975

  • For the Flexicoker Prototype; Unit engineer including follow-up data analysis.

Shell, Koeln, Germany, 1980

  • Completion of construction through start-up and testing for the Thermal Cracker and Visbreaker Start-ups.

Fluor, Amuay Venezuela, Lead Process Engineer, 1982 - 1983

  • Oversaw construction through start-up and performance testing for the Flexicoking Unit Construction and start-up.

Unit Engineer, 1978 - 1979

  • Managed operations and facilities improvements.

Valero, Benicia, CA, 1976

  • Fluid Coker C-902 Gas Compressor Commissioning;
  • Completion of construction and start-up.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineering-AIChE


  • Inventor of over a dozen U.S. patents and filing of foreign patents in residuum conversion.


  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
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