Shetland Gas Plant for TOTAL E&P UK
Supervised acoustic modeling and analysis to ensure impact to nearby housing was
within acceptable local laws, and within the site that speaker placement ensured
intelligible speech against noise of large rotating equipment.
Yoloten Gas Field
Integrated satellite imagery, GPS routes and CAD into seamless maps to plan land
allocation, safety protection buffer zones for existing roads, rail, rivers and
First Stage Processing, Sakhalin, Russia
Ensured that process facilities access for
firefighting and building personnel evacuation met both Russian regulations and
western norms. Provided criteria, building volumes and architectural
specifications for blast analyses and noise prediction for operating personnel
and fence-line mandates.
Habshan Alpha Platform</span>
Led PHAST analysis for jet fire to determine inter-platform spacing and thus
connecting bridge/pipe rack.
Did dispersion analysis for H2S from emergency vent to determine height of vent
line above operations.
Cherry Point Refinery
Reviewed API Recommended Practices 752 and draft
RP-753 for process and portable buildings in planning for an expansion to
handle Canadian extra heavy crude oil. Proposed a strategy for new
administrative buildings to go to the outer perimeter in place of parking, and
to eliminate operator shelters / sampling buildings within units.
Global Professional Services
As part of GENIE global HSE best practices
project across divisions, collaborated on developing a common set of criteria
for planning new facilities in terms of fire & explosion, toxics, spill
containment ,unit separation & access.
Took part in safety audit of proposed water curtain
spray system in event of any HF leak from alkylation unit close to
nearby homes. Ultimately won acceptance when tied to real-time alert/evacuation
call to emergency response.
1985-1990 N Z SynFuel
Worked with consortium of New Zealand environmental firms to audit - after startup - fence-line noise and wastewater
discharge. We dealt with noise exceedance on one side by relocating a farmer’s
house back 400 yards from the road. The wastewater quality was proven to be
significantly lower in suspended solids and no increase in heavy metals. For
cultural reasons the discharge was moved from direct ocean discharge to the
mouth of the nearest river – the Maori have the same restrictions with
shellfish as is found in the Old Testament. The science behind this is that a
river is a natural constant source of heavy metals at its mouth, so all treated
wastewater discharges are consolidated there.
1977 - 1978 PetroUnited Terminals, Bayport
and air permits for 76-acre specialty chemical storage, marine and rail loading