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2014   Chevron Wheatstone
Extended philosophy for Alarm Rationalization and Management to include responsibility for non-process alarms from site buildings e.g. workshop, warehouse, substations, admin. building, control room support systems; and for power management systems

2011–2012   TOTAL Shetland Gas Plant
Responsible for technical evaluation of MEG plant for salts removal, and wastewater plant design. This Integrity Assurance role included Technical Bid Evaluation and CapEx/Opex

TurkmenGaz South Yoloten Gas Field Development
This $4 billion project is to process 20 BCMA sour gas into sales gas pipeline for China, plus sulphur pellets and condensate by rail. Bob was the PMC focal point for HSE design during FEED, then in-country interface for engineering for five months during ESIA development.

2007-2008; ExxonMobil Odoptu First Stage, Sakhalin, Russia
This $400+ million project has the world’s longest total length of extended reach drilling– seven wells totaling 35 km from onshore out into the Odoptu field. The drilling is by the world’s largest rig the Yastreb which also set a record for the deepest extended reach. Produced fluids are separated into oil, wet gas and re-injection water. Wet gas and oil are then sent through a two-phase pipeline under a sea bay to the existing Chayvo facility to be processed. All produced water is re-injected: zero discharge of water off site.

Bob conducted all the HSE studies in the pre-FEED optimization for Fire Protection, Fire & Gas Detection, HVAC, Blast, Noise, RAM and Winterization. During the FEED stage he lead the teams responsible to close all PHA action items from HAZOP, detailed design and procurement of fire protection systems, fire & gas detection systems, implement SIS control of HVAC. He led the 3D model review layout effort for personnel egress and mobile fire-fighting access, and ensured all HSE manuals for construction phase and commissioning were prepared, reviewed and implemented. A significant aspect of this work was ensuring compliance with the Russian regulatory reviews and documentation.

2007    ADMA-OpCo HAP Platform, Umm Schaif Field, Abu Dhabi 
This platform was intended to be a clone of an adjacent platform, but the previous contractor had laid it out in such a way that had access, operability & maintainability problems. This forced a redesign from 3 levels to 4, and Bob was brought in due to his Process & HSE background to lead every aspect of a full Safety Case review in FEED. Bob participated in all of the 3D model reviews to ensure firefighting, gas detection, evacuation equipment, egress path and isolating valves were all properly located. Bob managed 3rd-party contracts for HSE Impact Assessment, Quantitative Risk Assessment done through UK-based ERM with HAZOP/SIL workshops done in Houston. His team also did all the fire-protection systems FEED-level design, layout of electrical substation as safe refuge site.

1998-2005     EPA Gas STAR Update of “Lessons Learned”
As internal consultant to DynCorp – later CSC – Bob advised multiple Work Assignment Managers for EPA. One task was review every existing “Lessons Learned” in the Gas STAR “Recommended Tools and Practices”: compressors, dehydrators, pipeline systems, storage systems, valve fugitives and well operations. Updates were based on actual case study information from Natural Gas STAR partners for cost-effective onshore methane emission reductions

1996-1998     Mobil Corp. Global Environ, Health & Safety
Bob chaired API’s MACT subcommittee for storage tanks, on external seal/internal floater design options to reduce emissions for promulgated MACT rule. Under EPA’s “Emission Inventory Improvement Program” he worked with the developer of “TANKS” software to extend its capability to more tank designs.

1985–1987     New Zealand Synthetic Fuels
Bob designed the control strategy and safety systems for a new 45% carbon dioxide content natural gas line into this $1.2 billion synthetic fuels complex. The gas in this second pipeline was then blended with pipeline natural gas feed to create a stoichiometrically optimized reformer feed for methanol conversion.