Extended philosophy for Alarm Rationalization and
Management to include responsibility for non-process alarms from site buildings e.g.
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
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.
Odoptu First Stage, Sakhalin, Russia
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.
EPA Gas STAR Update of
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.
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
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.