Mr. Ahmed is a certified ASNT Level II in Radiography Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particles Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Piping Inspector (API-570), Certified Pressure Vessel Inspector (API-510), Certified Above Ground Storage Tank Inspector (API-653), Certified Risk Based Inspector (API-580), Certified Welding & Metallurgy Inspector (API-577), Certified for API-571 (Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry) and is a NACE Certified Level I in Cathodic Protection.
Mr. Ahmed gained his expertise & thorough realistic experience through several challenging positions as a Project Manager, Senior Reliability Engineer, Senior Inspection Engineer, QA/QC Engineer and RBI Engineer for major international companies. Mr. Adel has built up a formidable reputation with his professionalism and practical problem solving abilities and has performed significant contribution to his fields.
Mr. Ahmed has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is an active member of many professional organizations such as the American Welding Society (AWS), The Welding Institute (TWI), The American Petroleum Institute (API), The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT).
Mr. Chris Peters is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 20 years of practical experience in the Design, Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance of Switchgears, Transformers, Substations, Medium & High Voltage Equipments and Breakers. He is currently the Senior Technical & Branch Manager of a prestigious company where he undertakes Protection Design, Auditing, Fault Investigations, Commissioning, Site Supervision and the overall Project Management.
Mr. Peters is an Expert in Power Distribution, Transformers, Protective Relays and Control after having gained profound experience as a Senior Service Manager, Service Manager, Project Manager, Site Engineer and Maintenance Workshop Technician and is adeptly knowledgeable in the operation of ABB, Alstom, Siemens, Omicron Testing and other relay programming systems. He has built a revered reputation in his design, inspection, calibration, installation and maintenance of High Voltages Distribution, Transformers, Substations, Power Electronics, Switchgears and Breakers.
Mr. Peters has Bachelor degree
in Electrical Engineering & Power Electronics.
Mr. Bonn Macy, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Projects Manager with over 20 years of extensive experience in Project Management, Contract Management, Contracts & Tendering, Human Resource Management, Quality Management, Financial & Risk Analysis, Regulatory Tax and Fiscal Policy Analysis, Budget Preparation, Strategic Business Planning, Business & Industrial Economics, Project Appraisal, Market & Business Forecasting, Emerging Technologies and Statistical & Econometric Methods. He is currently the Director of Nano Ventures LLC in Washington DC, USA wherein he is responsible for the corporate strategy, business & product planning, market & competitive analysis, financial planning & budgeting and technology assessment.
During his career life, Mr. Macy was the Senior Associate for Global Energy Practice of Booz Allen Hamilton Company in the USA wherein he provided strategic management & economic consulting services to clients around the world. He assisted four of the largest global energy companies built and strengthen businesses from upstream operations to downstream marketing. He was also the Special Assistant (Presidential Appointee) to the Mineral Management Service Director of the US Department of Interior where he was the Senior Advisor on energy policy, regulation & markets and negotiated & developed major regulations & policies with industry, FERC, the States and Congress. Prior to this, he was the Senior Economist, Policy Advisor & Project Manager of Sentech USA and the US Agency for International Development. He was a Valued Consultant to the US Department of Energy and to other organizations on emerging technology issues. He managed energy and environmental investment & policy projects in Eastern Europe.
In the earlier years, Mr. Macy was the Senior Economist at the Office of the Management & Budget of the US President’s Office (the White House) where he was a lead economist in a special policy unit focused on national energy, royalty and environmental policies. He was also an Energy Associate for McKinsey & Company where he developed corporate strategies, market & financial analyses for leading global companies. He also worked as Senior Financial Economist for British Petroleum wherein he developed corporate financial strategy including corporate structure, hedging and liability management. He also analyzed oil markets, tax issues, regulations and energy policy.
Mr. Macy has Master degrees in Economics and Mineral Economics & Mining and a Bachelor degree in Material Science. He is the ex President of the International Association for Energy Economics and continues to be an active & highly regarded member.
Professor Burl Donaldson, PE, PhD is a Senior Engineer with over 40 years of extensive experience in the petrochemical, oil & gas industries. He is an expert in EOR, Thermal Oil Recovery, Steam Injection, Water Treatment, and Liquid & Gas Flowmetering. He is currently a Senior Professor at the New Mexico State University in the USA. Concurrently, he is an Independent Consultant where he provides engineering consultancy services to various multi-national companies in the area of design, fabrication oversight, and field operations for contact steam generators including specification of down-hole components, installation techniques and ignition sources. As a Senior Consultant, Dr. Donaldson has made considerable contributions for several companies among which are Ace Oil with the evaluation of the T-4 and O’Connell Ranch oil accumulations for enhanced oil recovery potential; for MacPherson Petroleum with the estimation of heat losses for steam injection in wells without tubing; for Texas MOR with his recommendation of stimulation cycle for steam stimulation of heavy oil formation; for PetroChina with his evaluation of options for development of downhole steam generator technology, and many more. He has likewise worked for various international companies and organizations such as USA Vapor Corporation, TXT, Tartan Energy, KTech, Sandia National Laboratories and many more. Dr. Burl’s various accomplishments include his Thermal EOR related patents such as the ‘Steam Generator having a high Pressure Combustor with Controlled Thermal and Mechanical Stresses and Utilizing Pyrophoric Ignition’, a ‘Direct Contract Low Emissions Steam Generating System and Method Utilizing a Compact Multi-Fuel Burner’, a ‘Downhole Steam Generator with Preheating/Cooling Features’, and a ‘Downhole Steam Injector’, the evaluation of an industrial burner design for reduced emissions, specified & operated large compressors for proof-of-principle component testing, compliance with NM fuel storage regulations and evaluation of oil accumulations for enhanced oil recovery potential.
During his career life, Dr. Donaldson had been the Director of Design & Development of the Enhanced Energy Systems and the Director of Field Operations, consecutively, where he spearheaded the development of all equipment for the down-hole generation of high pressure, direct contact steam (two-phase water with nitrogen and carbon dioxide) in a heavy oil recovery application; supervised all field activities including installation and operation of steam generator & support system and designed heat exchangers for engine water jacket and exhaust heat rejection energy utilization; administered support systems development including computer interfaced monitor/control & pre-shipment testing; and had taken lead in the ASME code shop fabrication and certification of boilers. Prior to that, he worked with Sandia National Laboratories heading the Deep Steam Project Groups and taking lead on design and specifications of down-hole components and installation techniques. Further, Dr. Donaldson has produced numerous Thermal EOR related publications & presentations that had been circulated and presented in various conferences world-wide a few of which are the ‘Reflections of a Downhole Steam Generator Development Program’; the ‘Dimensional Analysis of the Criteria for Steam Injection’, the ‘Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Direct Contact Downhole Steam Generation’, the ‘Production of Heavy Crude Oil Using Downhole Steam Generators’, the ‘Development of Technology for Downhole Steam Production’, and the ‘Summary of Deep Steam Downhole Steam Generator Development Activities’.
Dr. Donaldson’s working experience in the academe includes being a Senior Professor of Engineering in the New Mexico Highlands University, Senior Professor & Chemical Engineering Department Head of one of the largest universities in the Middle East, Lecturer of Continuing Education at Sandia National Laboratories and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico.Dr. Donaldson has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Masters & Bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from the New Mexico State University and the University of Utah, USA.
Mr. Mohamed Hussein is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with over 25 years of extensive industrial experience in the Oil & Gas industry. His expertise include Subsurface Production Operations, Drilling Fluids, Drilling Operation Management, HPHT Well Completion Design, Well Testing Design, ESP Application and Reservoir Engineering. He is a Registered Consultant in Petroleum Engineering and is currently the Deputy Field General Manager of one of the major integrated Oil & Gas Companies in the Middle East where he is in charge of troubleshooting ESP wells, apply drilling fluids procedures along with HSE, risk assessment and loss control regulations to manage the safe and efficient field operations.
Earlier in his career life, Mr. Mohamed worked as a Production Manager, Engineering Manager, Section Head of Production Technology and Petroleum Engineer. He has worked with different type of Rigs at both onshore and offshore fields such as Tender Ship Rigs, Semi Submersible Rigs, Drill Ship Rigs, Jack Up Rigs and Land Rigs.
Mr. Mohamed has a Bachelor degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Production Technology Award from Texas University, USA. He is also holding a Consultant Engineer Certificate in the field of Production and Reservoir Engineering and he is a distinguished member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Mr. Dennis Miller, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electro-Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of experience within the Power Generation industry. His extensive expertise includes Power Substation Engineering, Power Plant Economic Dispatch, Troubleshooting, Maintenance & Rehabilitation, Protective Relaying, Centrifugal Compressors, Bearing Maintenance and the Design, Operation, Control, Troubleshooting & Maintenance of Generators, Gas & Steam Turbines. He is the Founder of Enterprise Programs where he leads in providing consultancy and turbine & generator maintenance services.
Much of his career life was spent with General Electric (GE) where he had been a Gas Turbine Manager, Turbine Start-Up Engineer, a Field Engineer and a Training Coordinator for the entire Western Region (USA). By then, he had developed training courses and conducted technical trainings on all types of General Electric Power Generation Equipment including all types of steam turbines and their controls, gas turbines (heavy and aircraft) and generators and their controls. He also gave courses on Westinghouse, BBC and Siemens Steam Turbines in the field of Operator and Maintenance.
Mr. Miller has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Technology. He has Diplomas in Business Administration, General Electric Installation and Service Engineering, Start-up Engineering Program, Speech Communication and Financial Planning. He is a well-regarded and active member of the National American Society for Training and Development and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Mr. Melvene Sanford, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Instrumentation & Controls Engineer with over 35 years of extensive industrial experience. His expertise includes Fiber Optics Technology & Application, Industrial Electronics, Systems Control & Maintenance, Industrial Data Communications & Telecommunications, Security and Protection, PLC Maintenance & Troubleshooting, Installing, Troubleshooting & Repairing Hardware, Software & Peripherals, Robotics, Mechanical Handling System & Automation, SCADA, DCS and Networking. He gained his expertise & thorough practical experience through several challenging positions as a Systems Administrator, Engineering & Maintenance Technical Trainer, Automation Engineer, Network Administrator, and as Head Engineer for Robotics & Automation.
Currently, Mr. Sanford is the Network Manager & Senior Computer Consultant for MBS Assessment Centre. He previously spent more than two decades working closely with General Motors Corporation (GMC) where he spearheaded the Technical Training of Engineering & Maintenance personnel whilst managing the troubleshooting & maintenance of Automation & Robotics (Mechanical Handling Systems). During his career life, he has built-up an excellent reputation in his field. His lengthy career has made him well knowledgeable in the application and operation of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), SCADA systems, RS View & Logic 500, Fiber Optics Technology & Application, Industrial Electronics, Industrial Data Communications & Telecommunications and the configuration of TCP/IP, NetBEUI, and NWLink IPX/SPX NetBIOS protocols on 10/100 CAT-5 Ethernet.
Mr. Sanford has a Master and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, a Certificate in Microsoft Operating Systems, Allen Bradley Panel View, Automated Systems and is a Certified IT Professional & Trainer for PLC-5.
Mr. John Burnip, MSc, BSc, is a Senior HSE Consultant with over 35 years of practical experience within Radiation Safety, NORM, Radiological Hazards, Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries. His wide experience covers PHA, HAZOP, HAZID, Offshore Operations, Offshore Construction, Crane Inspection, Crane Operations, Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, Work Permit & First Aid, Emergency Reponse, Start-up, Commissioning, Fabrication, Pipelaying, Hook-Up and Marine Operations. John has greatly contributed in upholding the highest possible levels of safety for numerous International Oil & Gas projects, Generation Systems & Platform Revamp, LPG & Gas Compression, Marine, Offshore and Power Plant Construction. Presently, he is the HSE Advisor for DOT & STATOIL doing Training Audits & Inspection on their implementation of ISM system, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, IMO Regulations, HAZID/HAZOP for Hazard & Risk Management.
With his extensive experience, John has gained expertise in the execution of Marine Safety, Risk Assessment & Evaluation, Hazardous Operation Identification & Leadership, Emergency Response, Incident Investigation, Inspection Techniques, Behavioural Based Safety & Job Safety Analysis; the development and establishment of Emergency Response Procedures and Certification of Mechanical, Electrical, Heavy Lifting operations within the oil & gas industries.
During Mr. Burnip’s long career life, he had successfully carried out numerous projects in Europe, North America, South America, Southeast Asia, Middle East and the North Sea. He had worked for DOT, ZADCO, McDermott International (USA, Qatar, Egypt, India, Oman, Dubai and Abu Dhabi), PDO, Harland & Wolff PLC Belfast in North Ireland, Howard Doris – Kishorn in Scotland, Westinghouse Electric in Brazil and South Korea and Chevron Oil in Scotland. He also spent over 5 years as an HSE Instructor on Mahanakorn University of Technology.
Mr. Burnip has a Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering (UK). He is a Certified Safety Auditor (SAC), Environmental Health and Safety Management Specialist on Fall Protection, Elevated Structures, Material Handling, Trenching & Excavations, and Welding Brazing Safety Technician, and further holds a NEBOSH Construction Certificate (UK) and a Cambridge Teaching Certificate. He is a well-regarded member of the National Association of Safety Professionals and the Association of Cost Engineers (UK).
Mr. David Rossi, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Subsea Engineer with over 30 years of offshore experience. He is an International Expert in Construction, Repair, Inspection, Maintenance and Survey of SPMs, Wellhead Platforms, Subsea Pipelines, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), Commercial Diving Operations, Risers and Offshore Structures. Currently, he is the Operations Manager of Maritime Research. For decades, he had performed offshore projects using derricks, lays, dredges & material barges, jack-up rigs, semi-submersibles, various size boats and shore installations.
Mr. Rossi has Master and Bachelor degrees in Engineering and holds a U.S. Coast Guard Masters License. He is an active and well-respected member of the American Society for Mecahnical Engineers (ASME), the International Association for Offshore Contractors (IAOC), the Association of Diving Contractors, the Houston Area Contractors Council, the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Mr. Sameh Talaat is a Senior Chemical Engineer with over 20 years of industrial experience. He has a wealth of experience in the Fertilizer Manufacturing Process, Start up, Shutdown, Pre-Commissioning, Commission, Process (Synthesis & Granulation), Chemical & Safety Engineering particularly in the area of Urea Production, Ammonia Production, Nitrogen Fertilizer Production. Currently, he is managing the Urea Production for AlexFert wherein he has full authority for the operation of the plant, supervises all production-related operations, and is responsible for looking after every engineers’ and technicians’ training.
Previously, he was the Senior Process Engineer in the Urea Production Field at AbuQir Fertilizer. There he honed his skills and gained in-depth knowledge in the Urea Prilling Plant, and shared in revamp for optimizing plant load.
Mr. Talaat has a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering.
Mr. Robert Krause, MSc, BSc, is an International Expert and Consultant in Emergency Medical Services, Firefighting and Security Operations with over 20 years of practical experience. His expertise includes fire suppression, emergency medical care, cause & origin determination, fire investigation, rescue operations, extrication, special operations such as hazardous materials, rope rescue and weapons of mass destruction training. Currently, he is the Program Director for the Fire & EMS Academy where he is responsible for the supervision of training matters related to Fire & EMS to all TFD personnel. Further, he is also a Professor with the Emergency Medical Services Program where he handles emergency medical technician classes that include patient assessment, medical and cardiac emergencies, trauma and pediatric care, pediatric airway stabilization, ambulance operations, geriatric care and communications. On top of this, he is an active firefighter, paramedic, fire officer, emergency medical and fire fighting instructor, researcher and an author.
During his long career life, Mr. Krause worked with various international companies such as United States Navy, Emergency Services Consultant Ltd., Toledo Fire and Rescue Department, Sylvania Fire Department, Philadelphia Fire Department and Owens Community College, with prime positions such as a Certified Emergency Medical Services Instructor, Certified Fire-fighter Instructor, Fire Training Bureau Instructor, Fire/EMS Communications Supervisor, Fire Communications & Dispatch Supervising Officer, Fire Training Officer and Line Officer.
Mr. Krause has a Master degree in Security Management – Homeland Security and Occupational Health as well as a Bachelor degree in Fire & Safety Engineering and Fire Science. Further, he is a Licensed Practitioner of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), IS-100 Incident Command, IS-200 Incident Command for Federal Disaster Workers, IS-700 National Incident Management System, Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Moreover, he is a Certified Paramedic, Firefighter & Fire Officer, Fire Safety Inspector and an Emergency Medical Services Instructor. He is further a well-respected member of the National Flight Paramedics Association, the Association of Public Safety Communication (APCO), the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE), the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch (NAEMD). He has additionally continue to teach, write and consult in various fire and emergency medical related topics and among his publications are “Fire Attack”, “Pearls of Wisdom: Emergency Medical Technician-Basic”, “Paramedic & Pediatric Advanced Life Support”, “High Rise Firefighting”, “A Refresher, the Minimum Fire Flows for Attack Lines”, “Conflict in the Firehouse” and “Strategies for Leadership”.
Dr. Leslie Gornall, PhD, BSc is an International Expert in Waste Water Treatment Technologies with 30 years of extensive experience in Waste Water Treatment & Processing, Oily Water Treatment Technology, Drinking Water Strategies, Sewage Sludge Treatment, Design and Use of Biogas Equipment. He is currently the President of Practically Green Environmental Services which provides consultancy services in Waste Water and Sewage Works to various international companies such as BP, Kinnegar WWTW, Inishown, John Brown Engineering, Belfast, Ford UK among many others.
During his career life, Dr. Gornall was a Senior Process Consultant of Brooks Engineering for several Waste Water projects including oily water treatment, aerobic & anaerobic sewage and waste water plants majoring in pumping stations, pipelines, aerobic & anaerobic processes, sludge handling, biogas production, CHP, activated sludge, centrifuges, belt & drum thickeners, screening & degritting plant. His clients were from different industries in Europe, the USA, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He has done numerous process commissioning projects in many companies worldwide such as the process development & engineering design/installation of new components for Southern Water to increase performance; commissioning of 3,000 m3 primary/secondary digesters, 2 SAS thickening centrifuges and 3 dewatering cake centrifuges for Siemens/Anglian Water; achieved a Thermie Award for building & producing up to 7 volumes of biogas per volume of digester each day which has gained a world-record and many others. Prior to that, Dr. Gornall was the Founder & Co-Director of Greenland Systems wherein he designed and built a composting factory and high solids anaerobic digesters and CHP Units (around American AJAX engine). He also led the completion of the commissioning of a large company’s Slurry Processing System in the USA. Even earlier, he was involved in the engineering design in aerospace industry and developed the fastest 50HP motor then inexistence. He has also spent years in the Quality Control in Medical Device Manufacturing Industry where he wrote British Standards on anaesthesia in committee SGS15/1.
Dr. Gornall was also the Professor in the University of Ulster, University of Belfast and the University of Florida in biology, environmental engineering, solar architecture, microbiology, anaerobic digestion, production of composts & soil conditioners. He also lectured on anaerobic digestion of high solid wastes organized by Tiry Engineering. Dr. Gornall also lectured on several astronomical subjects for the Irish Astronomical Association. He was the Science & Engineering Ambassador with SETNET and a judge for the Seagate Young Innovators Competition in UK.
Dr. Gornall has PhD, MSc. and Bachelors degrees in Environmental Science from the University of Ulster in UK. He is a Registered Environmental Biologist, an active member of the European Institute of Biology, a former member of the Society of General Microbiology, Institute of Quality Assurance and the Institute of Diesel & Gas Turbine Engineers. He has achieved numerous awards such as the Pollution Abatement Technology Award, Clean Technology Award in Belgium and two-time winner of Smart Award from the Department of Trade & Industry. He has various publications on waste & water treatment and other related subjects which were circulated world-wide.
Mr.Mustafa El Khady
Mr. Mustafa El Khady, PE, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 35 years of practical and industrial experience in Maintenance Planning, Scheduling & Work Control, Maintenance Management, Auditing Benchmarking & Performance Improvement. His wide experience covers P&ID, Engineering Drawing, Codes & Standards, Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Vibration Analysis, Design, Installation, Maintenance & Operation of Flare, Blowdown and Control, Protection & Relief Systems, Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), HVAC Systems, Cold Stores, Fire Fighting Systems and Rotating & Static Equipments such as Compressors, Pumps, Turbines, Gear Boxes, Pipes, Pipelines, Boilers & Heat Exchangers. Presently, he is the Deputy Design Consultant Manager for Mechanical Works, Arab Consultant Engineers. He spearheads the team in the preparation of designs, drawings, quotations, technical specifications for all Mechanical works on HVAC, Boilers, Water Supply, Fire Fighting System, Diesel Generators, and Power Supply. At the same time, he is a Consultant for a prominent engineering consultant company and an Instructor on Maintenance Planning, Mechanical Engineering, HVAC & Refrigeration Fundamentals, HVAC Processes Heat Load Estimation, HVAC Systems, Air Distribution, Air Duct Work, Chilled Water & Cooling Tower Networks for several Oil & Petroleum companies. He has also given lectures on the Design & Construction of Hyper Cold Stores, and the Design of HVAC Systems for Hospitals for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
Previously, Mr. Mustafa had been the Head of Mechanical General Services, and a Senior Mechanical Engineer for QAPCO, where he oversaw the maintenance planning & work control and managed the design, selection, installation, erection, maintenance and operation of rotating machines (such as compressors, pumps, turbines, gear boxes), mechanical static equipments (such as steam cracker furnaces, sulfur recover units, ERU, steam generators), and HVAC systems, Fire Fighting Systems, Sea Water Cooling Network, Centrifugal Compressors and Air Compressors.
Mr. Mustafa is a Registered Professionnal Engineer with Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He is a well-regarded member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Dr. John Fetzer, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Analytical Chemist and Consultant with over 30 years of academic and industrial experience in the Petrochemical, Oil & Gas industries. His extensive expertise covers the areas of Statistical Analysis, Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory Quality Management Systems (ISO 17025), Molecular Spectroscopy, Laboratory Instrument Calibration, Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, Separation Methods, Statistical Treatment of Experimental Data, Luminescence Anisotropy, Catalytic Hydrocracker Chemistry, Molecular Transformations, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Presently, he works with Fetzpahs Consulting providing technical and consultancy services for numerous companies.
Dr. Fetzer is a recognized world-class expert in the chemistry and analysis of polycyclic aromatic compounds. Further, he is a specialist in the development of separation methods aimed particularly at crude oil, its distillate fractions (including asphalt and residuum), catalytically-processed petroleum products (waxes, mineral oils, lube oil basestocks, fuels, and intermediate oils, petrochemical products, and additives. He has a high-level of expertise in high-performance liquid, supercritical fluid, gel-permeation and gas chromatographies and fluorescence and UV absorbance measurements. For more than two decades, he had worked with Chevron as their Laboratory Manager, Senior Research Chemist and as the Senior Trainer within their Research & Technology Centre holding training courses in quality principles, project management, chromatography, fluorescence spectrometry, and the principles of chemical analysis. Having gained a formidable reputation in his field owing to his lengthy practical experience and the outstanding skills & knowledge he has exemplified, he had been invited to several lectures and conventions by different universities and organizations internationally. He had also been a recipient of numerous honors & awards and had further been repeatedly catapulted amongst the ‘Who’s Who in America’, the ‘Who’s Who in Science and Engineering’ and the American Men and Women of Science.
Dr. Fetzer has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemistry & Analytical Chemistry. He is a well-regarded fellow of the American Chemical Society, the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Chemical Consultants Network, the International Society for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) where he was its President for many years. Further to that, he is also an active member of several editorial advisory boards for the Journal of Chromatography, the Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, the Fresenius Journal of Analytical Chemistry and the Journal of Analytical Chemistry. Moreover, he had been part of the Selection Jury for the ACS Chromatography Award and the Chemical Instrumentation Award for the Division of Analytical Chemistry and until today, he remains an active Speaker for the American Chemical Society. He has participated in over a hundred research activities and has produced over one hundred and forty publications and editorial articles for various recognized journals worldwide.
Dr. Jamal Assad, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Petroleum Engineer, Geophysicist and Geoscientist with over 25 years of extensive experience in Reservoir & Well Stimulation, Artificial Lift, Well Completion, Well Testing, Workover, AVO Seismic Modelling, Advanced AVO Analysis, Geophysical Modelling, Pre-Stack & Post-Stack Seismic Inversion, Multi-Component Seismology, Reservoir Characterization, Seismic Interpretations (2D/3D), Seismic Anisotropy, Petroleum Seismology, AVO & Seismic Attributes. He is currently the Senior Professor in the Geophysical & Geological Department of the University of Phoenix, USA. Concurrently, he is the visiting Associate Professor of Petroleum Technology at the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford as well as an Independent Petroleum Consultant to various multi-national companies such as Fugro, DeGolyer & MacNaughton, Halliburton Texas, Landmark Graphics Corporation, ATP Oil & Gas Company among others.
Prior to his career in the academe, Dr. Assad worked as a Senior Petroleum Engineer, Production Superintendent, Senior Geoscientist, Senior Geophysicist, Project Manager, Senior Application Geoscientist, Geo-Scientific Modeller, Geoscience Technical Consultant and Well-Site Geologist from major international petroleum companies such as Halliburton, United States Geological Survey (USGS), British Gas and British Petroleum (BP). Further, he worked in different regions in the world such as Gulf of Mexico, Texas, North Sea, Australia, Columbia, Poland, Ecuador and China.
Dr. Assad has PhD and Master degrees in Applied Geophysics & Geological Sciences and a Bachelor degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston and the University of Kentucky, USA respectively. He is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Geophysical Union (AGU), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Geophysical Society of Houston (GSH), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Houston Geological Society (HGS). He has various scientific works published in major journals worldwide.
Mr. Mamdouh Mohamed MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years of extensive experience in the oil & gas industry. His expertise greatly extends over the areas of Machinery Maintenance, Vibration Measurements & Analysis, Technology & Maintenance of Machines & Components, Rotating Equipment Reliability, Centrifugal Compressor and Steam Turbine Design, Operation and Maintenance, Vibration & Condition Monitoring Systems, Pumps, Reciprocating & Centrifugal Compressors Operation & Maintenance, Refrigeration, Bearings & Lubrication, Commissioning & Start-Up of Gas Plants, Preventive & Predictive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Techniques. Currently, he is the Vice President of APRC under inspection sector of vibration monitoring for rotating equipment. He is responsible in building and constructing condition monitoring departments using condition monitoring technique, troubleshooting of all rotating equipment and solving all problems to improve reliability and availability. Prior to this, he was the Machinery General Manager of a large LNG partnership company sponsored by Petronas, BG Group, Gaz de France, EGAS and EGPC.
Previously in his career, Mr. Mamdouh has occupied numerous important key positions in several companies such as being the Head Manager, Senior Maintenance Engineer and the Mechanical Maintenance Engineer. His wide experience has given him much knowledge and skill in maintenance management, diagnostic techniques for rotary machine, vibration measurement & analysis, antifriction bearing failure analysis, preventive maintenance & condition monitoring, hydraulic circuits system, oil pumps, direction control valves, adjusting fuel injection pumps and the maintenance & failure analysis of rotating equipments experience. Furthermore, his passion for teaching brought him to establish linkages between universities and companies for trainings like the ones he did for Japan Cooperation Center Petroleum, Bosch, Arabic Institute for Flying Technology, Alexandria University, CSI, Arab Organization for Industrialization, Industrial Design Development Center, Iron Steel Co. and many more.
Mr. Mamdouh has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Diploma in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning.
Mr. John Hill MSc, PE is a Senior Mechanical Mechanical Engineer with over 40 years of extensive experience within the Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Power Generation & Marine Engineering industries. His expertise widely cover the areas of Oil & Gas Field Start-Up, Commissioning, Troubleshooting & Maintenance, including Gas Turbine Operations; Mechanical Alignment; Machinery Bearing; Lubrication & Reliability; Safety Relief Valve Inspection, Maintenance, Operation, Troubleshooting & Repair; Oil & Gas Debottlenecking; Heat Recovery Steam Generator & Gas Coolers Start-Up, Commissioning, Troubleshooting & Maintenance.
With his lengthy career, he has worked with numerous large international companies such as sHELL, ExxonMobil, BP, CoNOCOPHILLIPS, PETRONAS, McDermott, Technip, qatargas, and Nippon Steel. Herein, he took on several challenging roles being the Offshore Commissioning Manager, Completion Manager, Lead Commissioning Manager, Offshore Mechanical Engineer, Lead Commissioning Engineer, Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer, Senior Mechanical Engineer, and Maintenance Engineer, carrying on tasks such as the planning and execution of the commissioning activities for offshore & onshore projects; spearheading support to start-up program in specialty disciplines to enable the effective execution of systems commissioning/acceptance tasks; identification/mitigation of activities critical to ensuring an orderly integration of producing facilities between the construction & operations phases; and the development of commissioning strategies and coordination of site personnel towards implementation of all contract deliverables; ensure an uninterrupted gas supply to the company down stream customers (power stations). Mr. Hill had successfully lead and pursued the fulfilment of dozens of multi-discipline projects such as the Upgrading of remote operated Oil & Gas platforms with new gas and diesel generators power supply with -MAR radio links for remote DCS control& operation; the start-up & commissioning of a new glycol dehydration system (GRU, Contactors, heat exchangers, vessels and pumps); Rosseti Heat Recovery Steam Generator with supplementary burners. 100 T/H capacity; new flash gas liquid ring compressor (Siemens) & New flash gas screw compressor (Howden); new crude oil export pumps & condensate export pumps up to 30,000 m3/d; David Brown & Sulzer Centrifugal Pumps with fixed and variable speed electric drives; new & upgraded remote operated Oil & Gas platforms with 11 KV power supply cable with integral fiber optic cable for remote DCS control & operation, and a lot more. Although John’s background is strongly on mechanical engineering, he likewise has had considerable exposure to instrumentation/process engineering involved in the projects he has handled.
Mr. Hill has a Masters and Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. With his many contributions in the industry, he has become a well regarded member of the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITCO-UK).
Mr. Kevin Willick is a Senior Inspection & Reliability Engineer with over 20 years of inspection experience in Petrochemical industries. His expertise extend over the areas of Pressure Vessel, Pipelines and Tanks Inspection, Maintenance & Integrity Assessment; the Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, Alteration & Reconstruction of Piping Systems; Metallurgy & Welding Technology; RBI (Risk Based Inspection) & FFS of Pipeline, Piping, Vessels and Tanks; inspections involving and in accordance with API & ASME and other regulatory agencies. Being considered an expert on NDE, he gained his expertise & thorough practical experience through several challenging positions as a Rotating Equipment Vibration Testing Manager, NDE Supervisor, QC Manager, Quality Assurance & Control Inspector for a number of international companies that he has closely worked with.
Mr. Willick is currently the Inspection & Reliability Manager for one of the largest petrochemical company where he takes charge of all inspection operations for pressure vessels, tanks and piping systems, spearheads activities for PCE (process containment equipment) and coordinates the piping and pressure vessel inspection work as required by the API 570, 563 and 510 standards. He had also been responsible for the testing and training of technicians, document control, procedure development, inspections and audits involving API 510, 653 & 570, and UT in accordance with API and ASME and other regulatory agencies.
Mr. Willick has a degree in Welding and further, he underwent stringent trainings and courses on Pipe Welding, Dynamic Balancing & Vibration Testing, Metallurgy, Cathodic and Coating Inspection. Mr. Willick is an API 653 Certified Tank Inspector, API 510 Certified Pressure Vessel Inspector, API 570 Certified Piping Inspector, an AWS Certified Welding Inspector and an ASNT Certified UT Level II Inspector. Kevin is professionally affiliated with the American Welding Society (AWS), the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and the American Petroleum Institute (API).
Mr. James Frew is an International Expert in Lifting & Rigging Operations with over 20 years of practical industrial experience. He specializes in Advanced Lifting Management, the Selection, Sizing, Applications, Operation, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting & Maintenance of Lifting & Rigging Equipments, the Implementation, Integration & Auditing for OHSAS 18001, Crane, Rigging, Slinging, Lifting and Deck operations, Construction operations, Scaffolding, Forklift and other heavy equipment operations. At present, he is handling projects for a leading Australian lifting solutions company providing services on Lifting, Rigging and Crane Operations to various companies all over Europe, Australia and Asia.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Frew had occupied several equally challenging roles within the industry such as a Construction & Engineering Supervisor, Rig Site Coordinator, Lifting & Rigging Superintendent, Deck Operations Supervisor, and Rigging Specialist. He had worked with various international companies such as Phillips, Black Hawke, Pacific Industrial, Kilpatrick, Balfour Beatty, Brandt Engineering, Westerfeld, Transfield Worley, Fluor Daniel, James Hardie Construction and Boom Logistics wherein he had successfully handled numerous projects such as the installation of train maintenance buildings; the construction of a Gypsum silo and access tower; the construction, structural & mechanical installation and commissioning of a gas plant; the construction of the indoor aquatic centre structure; the construction of a crusher building, take-up towers, transfer stations, drive stations & conveyor systems; the construction of shopping centres, industrial warehouses, multi-storey apartments, a cold storage building and a recreation building.
Mr. Frew has a Bachelor degree in Engineering & Industrial Skills and he is an OHS Certified. Further, he has obtained international certifications for Advanced Rigging, Advanced Scaffolding, C1 Crane, Mobile Crane (PIN-JIB, Hydraulic, no tonnage restriction), Elevated Work Platform, Dogman, Forklift, O/H Gantry, Front End Loader and other heavy equipment.
Mr. Joe Portelli is a Senior Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Consultant with over 40 years of extensive experience within Oil, Gas, Power and Petrochemical industries. He is a well known expert in NEBOSH Standards, NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety, NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, IOSH Managing Safely, Process Safety Management, FMEA, Hydrocarbon Process Safety, PSA, Hazop, Incident Investigation, Case Management, Risk Assessment and Behavior Based Safety, manual handling, hydrofluoric first aid and COSHH training. He also has a wide experience in radioactive waste, biological & chemical waste, pipeline inspection, underwater inspection, repair and maintenance, SBM maintenance, semi subs, water-injection, weld repair and hyperbaric welding. Presently, he is the NEBOSH Consultant, Registered Trainer, Certified NEBOSH Instructor and Occupational Health Consultant Register (OSHCR) of various international companies throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Mr. Portelli’s vast professional experience includes directing and managing health, safety and the environment aspects as per NEBOSH framework and guidelines along with IOSH and OSHCR Standards. He hold key positions like HSE Consultant, Project HSE Management, Oil & Gas Industry Safety Advisor, Project Safety Advisor, Site SHE Lead, Offshore QSHE Manager, Senior HSE Consultant, IMCA Auditor, Client Diving Representative, NEBOSH Training Instructor, IOSH Managing Safety Instructor, Head of Underwater Operations, Diving Supervisor, ROV Superintendent, Saturation Superintendent, Project Advisor, Corporate Health & Safety Advisor, Radiation Protection Supervisor, Diver Inspector, Lecturer and Diver for numerous international companies in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Mr. Portelli has a Bachelor degree in Safety, Health and Environmental Management in UK, NLP Diploma in Behavioral Based Safety and Safety Coaching and he is a Licensed NEBOSH Trainer, a Registered Trainer of Occupational Health Consultant Register (OAHCR) and BOSIET – OPITO approved Trainer. Moreover, he is an active member of numerous professional affiliates including the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and a Chartered Member of the IOSH.
Mr. Mamdouh El-Sherif, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with over 25 years of offshore & onshore experience. His expertise lie in the field of Well Completion Design & Operation, Well Stimulation, Electric Submersible Pump Systems (ESP), Artificial Lift & Nodal Analysis, Formation Damage, Sucker Rod Pump Systems, Subsurface Production Operations & Technology, Water Control, Workover & Completion Operations, Reservoir Monitoring and Production (Case Hole) Logging. Currently, he is working on projects and carrying out intensive evaluation for the ESP Systems to diagnose the pump problems and implement recommendations to improve pump average run life.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Mamdouh was the Chairman for the selection of Artificial Lift Systems and Well Completion Designs and he took charge in the Production System Optimization, Surface Facility Optimization for Wells, Flowline Size Selection, Procedure Design, Start-up & Commissioning of Central Production Facilities and the Wireline and Completion Evaluation & Analysis. Previously, he worked as a Senior Production Operations Engineer where he was responsible for the evaluation of field development plans and performed evaluation of drill steam test results (DST’s), surface facilities & subsurface completion selection, hydraulic pump (jet pump) selection, pipeline size optimization for handling paraffinic crude and site selection for production plan installation.
Mr. Mamdouh has Master and Bachelor degrees in Petroleum Engineering and a Diploma in Production Petroleum Engineering. He is also a well-respected member of the Society for Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and has presented numerous papers in the Production & Exploration Conference, the BP Subsurface Forum and the Improved Oil Recovery Middle East Conference.
CaptainAbdel Monem Hosny
Captain Abdel Monem Hosny, MSc, BSc, is an International Environmental Expert with over 25 years of marine and industrial experience. His expertise lies on Water Treatment Technology, Sewage & Industrial Waste Water Treatment & Environmental Protection, Oil Spill, Marine Services and Control, Navigational Safety, Maritime Security, Environmental Management & Technology (ISO14001), Hazardous Waste Management & Pollution Prevention, Accident Investigation and Reporting, and Emergency Response Planning. Currently, he is the General Director of Environmental Development Commission with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA). Further, he oversees the environmental planning and the identification of environmental conditions for ideal land use for developing projects in urban, industrial and tourist areas, supervises the planning, organizing and coordinating the creation of pilot projects for the conservation & protection of the environment, offers technical support for urban, industrial and tourist projects in the environmental and development field.
Previously, Captain Hosny was the Senior Specialist for the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Department with the EEAA. Herein, he was responsible for the design, supervision and implementation of National Oil Spill Contingency Plan, and the Monitoring & Pollution Sources Inspection Program for the whole country. He also served as a focal point for competent authorities and sectors which deal with marine pollution and with the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Adan (PERSGA) and further represented the agency in international meetings and conferences.
Earlier in his career life, he worked with Damietta Port Authority and the Port Control Tower. Then, he managed the control for all marine units, the preparation, planning and control of all marine service activities, the prevention and control of marine pollution accidents, the implementation of channel sedimentation cleanup work, the scheduling of operational work on ships, and the manoeuvring and in-out channel scheduling of pilot boats and ships.
Captain Hosny has Master and Bachelor degrees in Naval Engineering and a Diploma in Operations Research. Further, he is a recognized member of the Operation Researches Society in Cairo and the Maritime Transport Sector in Pollution & Prevention of Pollution from Ships in all Egyptian ports.
Dr. Mahmoud Aly, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Process & Petroleum Engineer with over 15 years of extensive experience in Process and Petroleum Engineering within Offshore & Onshore Oil/Gas industry. His international experience covers Australia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Dr. Mahmoud’s extensive experience covers Oil/Gas Surface and Sub-surface Production Facilities within upstream Offshore & Onshore Fields. He is an expert in Water Injection Treatment, Water Treatment Technology, Production Operations (Oil & Gas), Petroleum Processing, Hydrocarbon Phase Behaviour, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), Artificial Lifts, Process Troubleshooting, Gas Processing & Conditioning, Gas Plant Safety, Well Drilling, Well Completion & Testing, Well Control & Workover and Environmental Risk Assessment related to Oil/Gas Production.
Dr. Mahmoud has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Petroleum & Process Engineering from the Curtin University of Technology (Australia) and he has numerous papers, articles and seminars in Petroleum & Process engineering. Further, he is an active member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Mr. Hossam Mohamed, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience in Oil, Gas, Chemical, Petrochemical and Power industries. His expertise includes Screw Compressor, Pipelines, Piping, RCFA, Rotating Equipment, Maintenance Management, Maintenance Auditing & Benchmarking, Reliability Management, Machinery Troubleshooting, Planning, Scheduling, Cost Control, Preventive and Predictive Maintenance. Further, his expertise includes Vibration Measurement, Machinery Vibration Analysis, Diagnosis for Condition Monitoring Application and Noise Assessment Measurement & Analysis for Environmental Assessment. He is currently the Managing Director of Advanced Consulting for Technologies (ACT) where he supervises all activities related to Machine Problem Diagnosis, Noise Measurement & Assessment, Design Monitoring Strategies Condition Implementing Program implementation, Precision Alignment & Field Balancing, Commissioning and Start-Up of On-line Monitoring Safety & Diagnostic Systems, apart from conducting training courses in Vibration Measurement & Analysis.
Mr. Hossam has largely contributed in the development and training of engineers and technicians from various sectors and companies like Nasr Petroleum Co. (NPC), Suez Oil Co. (Suco), Alexandria Petroleum Co. (APC), Shoubra El Kheima Power Station, Ataka Power Station, Assuit Power Station, South & West Cairo Power Station, Asia Brown Bovery (ABB), Assuit Cement, Misr Compressor Co., Beshar University and Damascus University.
Earlier in his career
life, Mr. Hossam was able to hone his skills and expertise with Delta Company
for Electronics handling diverse but equally challenging responsibilities as
Senior System Engineering, System Engineer and Application
Engineer. Throughout this
period, he focused on administering Machine Problem Diagnostic, Shaft Alignment, Precision
Alignment, Precision Balancing in Field, Condition Monitoring
Strategies Design, Noise Measurement and providing technical
support for Condition-Based Monitoring Systems (Vibration Data
Collectors, Vibration Analyzers and Software) and Sound Level
Mr. Hossam has
Master and Bachelor degrees in Production
Engineering and a Diploma in Material
Mr. Ghazi Abosafi, PE, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 25 years of industrial experience in Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry. His expertise includes Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, Preventive & Predictive Maintenance, Maintenance Management, Piping & Pipelines, Boiler, Tank & Tank Farms, Pumps, Compressors, Vessels, Utilities, Heat Exchangers, Furnaces, Material Handling, Plant Revamping, De-Bottlenecking, Welding, Testing, NDT as well as Procurement, Project Planning and Scheduling. He is further an expert in CMMS, EMSYS and Primavera Project Planner (P3) software including API, ASME and TEMA standards. He is currently the Lead Maintenance Planning Engineer of SNC-Lavalin (Canada).
During his career life, Mr. Ghazi has gained his practical and field experience through his various significant positions and dedications as the Lead Project Planner & Scheduler, Site Project Control Leader, Senior Project Planner & Scheduler, Senior Project Coordinator & Turnaround Engineer, Mechanical Projects & Turnaround Manager, Project & Turnaround Coordinator & Planner, Lead Area Maintenance Engineer, Metal Unit Foreman, Senior Maintenance Planning Engineer and Field Mechanical Engineer/Field Maintenance Supervisor for international companies like the Husky Energy Tucker, Flint Energy Services Ltd., BANTREL Co., Tyco Thermal Controls, VECO Canada Ltd., UMA Industrial, Edmonton, Steeplejack Energy Services Ltd. and SAUDI ARAMCO.
Mr. Ghazi is a Registered Professional Engineer in Alberta and has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from King Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia. Further, he is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Previously, Mr. Elweshahy was the Senior Electrical Engineer for Beeah Planners, Architects & Engineers overseeing all Medium/High Voltage design, installation, maintenance and repair of Transformers, Substations, Switchgears, and Circuit Breakers, Health & Safety Coordination, Energy Auditing & Green Design Applications. Earlier in his career life, he had been connected with CGAP (Consultant Group for Architect & Planning) as Electrical Design & Supervision Engineer. Herein, he was tasked to do the MV/LV, telecommunication & light current, cable laying, fiber optic laying design, installation, supervision and inspection. Mr. Elweshahy has also been all over the Middle East and Europe undergoing numerous lengthy and rigorous trainings with Alcatel KSA, CDC Berlin, Kocks Engineering Consultant Germany, HPTI Hamburg Germany, Baxall UK, and Comatrol Egypt.
Having assumed diverse and significant positions with these corporations gave him the opportunity to immensely develop his knowledge and expertise in the field and bring about major contributions to the projects he worked for with Koutta Steel Group, Iemco for Lighting Company, Esoo, Unikema, Hinkle, Elnoras Company, SCCT, Toutonigi Co., Elhossan Group and Isthmar.
Mr. Elweshahy has Masters and Bachelors degrees in Electrical Power Engineering and a Diploma in Health, Safety & Environmental Management (HSE).
Mr. Philip DeLange, is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 20 years of industrial experience. His expertise extends widely over the areas of power generation, power supply networks, power factor correction, power systems protection, electrical faults & relay protection, power analysis, laboratory calibration, electrical safety, electrical distribution, testing, inspection, assessment, repairing & failure investigations of electrical equipment such as rotating machines, motor drives, circuit breakers & switchgears. Further, he has been greatly involved in quality management inspections & testing of motors and equipment repair facilities in compliance with IEC specifications & standards. He is currently the Director of Rotating Engineering Co. (REC) and a consultant to the Bureau of Standards in the area of electrical engineering, certification & testing.
Mr. Lange has handled wide-ranging responsibilities in electrical engineering throughout his career life. He was in charge of the electrical & mechanical maintenance of industrial heavy equipment, as well as overseeing the operation of 2MW ventilation & refrigeration plants and 5MW large compressed air & liquid pumping plants. He then became in charge of induction machine design, construction, manufacture & testing. He also handled factory and test equipment maintenance and power factor correction & improvement of the plant. The highlight of his career was when he joined SABS, a well-known standards bureau; where he was primarily involved in the testing & accreditation of electrical rotating machines of up to 800KW AC and 450 KW DC including the testing of associated drives systems. His responsibilities also included the testing & certification of electric power and steam generating plants in power stations, power supply networks in compliance with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) & the National Electrical Codes (NEC) standards. He is currently the Director of Rotating Engineering Co, (REC), and a well-regarded consultant to standards committees. Further, he is an advisor to various companies related to the accreditation & certification of their electrical installations, equipment & systems.
Mr. Lange’s experience & involvement within the industry includes his numerous researches, lectures & contributions to the development of standards related to the testing & inspection of electrical equipment. He is an active member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Dr.Abdel Sattar Dahab
Well Workover, Well Stimulation, Oil Well Drilling Engineering, Drilling Optimization & Well Planning, Underbalanced Drilling, Casing and Tubing Design, Hydraulic Fracturing, Practical Well Control & Management, Well Completions & WorkOver, Prediction of Well Performance and Cementing Operations in Oil Wells. Currently, he is the Drilling Consultant for Belayim Petroleum Company and at the same time a Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Cairo.
During his long career life, Dr. Dahab had been the Consultant Engineer in the Drilling Department for the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO), the SPE Education Chairman for Cairo University, a Professor in the National Polytechnical Institute of Lorraine. He also participated in the evaluation of many petroleum engineering projects and technical papers in the area of drilling engineering, formation damage and engineering geology for national and international journals and has been invited to talk or lecture on Drilling Engineering issues by local and international petroleum companies from all over the Middle East.
Dr. Dahab has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the National Polytechnical Institute of Lorraine (France). He has earned notable awards, scholarships and membership with numerous organizations such as his fellowship with the NHS of Applied Geology & Minerals Prospection and the National Polytechnical Institute of Lorraine, Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, the Egyptian Society of Engineering Professions and SPE Continuing Education & Scholarship
Mr. Ahmed Mady is a Senior Project Manager with over 35 years of extensive experience. His field of specialization includes Project Management, Contract Management, Risk Management, Human Resource Management, Logistics Management, Financial Management, Cost Engineering, Budgeting & Cost Control, Quality Management, Strategic Planning and Operations Management. Ahmed has consistently exemplified great expertise in Communication & Interpersonal Skills, Negotiation Skills, Motivation, Group Dynamics, Report Writing, Change Management, Performance Management, Logistics Management, Organization Procedure Evaluation & Auditing, Quality for Project Engineers, and Contracting & Systems Construction. Ahmed is actively involve in managing a team of engineers, supporting all engineering studies, modifications, aging studies and maintenance analysis. Ahmed had likewise worked as a Training Consultant being responsible with the design and implementation of various training programs for different organizational activities.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Ahmed had occupied several challenging roles with several large international companies as the Project Manager, Contracts Manager, Systems Analyst, Training Branch Chief, Systems & Communication Engineer and Computer Programmer. Further, he has travelled all over Europe, Asia and the Americas joining numerous conferences and workshops with international companies such as IBM, System Science Corporation (SSC) and International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Mr. Ahmed has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Certified Instructor. Further, he has gained Diplomas on Civil Aviation Engineering, Islamic Studies and Information Systems & Technology. Moreover, he is a Certified Assessor by City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice and Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement under the TAQA Qualification (Training, Assessment & Quality Assurance) and a Certified Instructor by Haward Technology Train-the-Trainer Program.
From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Fred Geitner worked for a major natural gas transmission company in Germany where he was in charge of machinery technology liaison between the German firm and pipeline companies in the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. Before retiring from Exxon in 1992, after twenty years of service, Mr. Geitner’s professional career included positions as Engineering Associate with Esso Chemical Canada and a Maintenance Manager of Exxon.
Prior to joining Exxon, Mr. Geitner worked for ten years for Cooper Industries, a major manufacturer of process machinery. There he held positions in field service engineering, design and manufacturing at various locations in Canada and the U.S.
Mr. Geitner graduated from the Technical University of Berlin/Germany with an M.S. (Dipl.-Ing.) degree in Engineering and did post-graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, USA.
Mr. Geitner has presented courses and seminars on design, operation and maintenance of process machinery and related equipment in Canada, the US, Europe, South America and the Middle East.
He is also a present member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and has, together with Heinz Bloch co-authored a series of books on process machinery management and reliability engineering.
Dr. Ian Craighead PhD, BSc, is an International Expert in Engineering Condition Monitoring and Rotor Bearing Dynamics with over 20 years experience in the areas of Condition Based Maintenance, Condition Monitoring, Machinery Alignment & Balancing, Machinery Vibration Analysis, Mechanical, Shaft, Acoustics, Noise Control, Vibration Measurement, Analysis and Testing, Design, Litigation, Expert Witness, Noise Assessments, Failure Investigations, and Finite Element Analysis (Stress, Vibration, Fatigue, Crack Propagation). He is currently a consultant to various companies worldwide in the fields of Dynamics, Control, Condition Monitoring, Stress Analysis and F.E. Methods and at the same time a Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde.
Dr. Craighead’s expertise was honed fully when he carried out work for International Companies like Nissan, Siemens, Aggreko, Alcan, British Engines, Railtrack, British Telecom, Flymo, Fuji, Hoover, Vickers Defence Systems, Artix, Electricity Council, Hayward Tyler, Port of Tyne Authority, local authorities and solicitors.
Dr. Craighead has co-authored the Best-selling book “Engineering Condition Monitoring; Practice, Methods & Applications”. He had further published aproximately 50 papers on research work related to Vehicle & Machinery Dynamics, Condition Monitoring. He is an active Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Chartered Engineers since 1979. He has a PhD in Rotor Bearing Dynamics and a BsC in Mechanical Engineering where he graduated 1st Class Honors.
Dr. Pete Ludovice, PhD, BSc, is an Internationally Renowned Polyolefins Specialist with over 20 years of extensive experience in Polymer Science, Polyolefin (Polyethylene & Polypropylene) Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Bioengineering. He is currently the Senior Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering in Georgia Institute of Technology, USA wherein he has designed numerous courses on various aspects of polymer science and chemical engineering that include Applied Molecular Modelling, Numerical Modelling of Process Engineering, and Chemical Processes using Molecular Modelling to characterize Polymer Behaviour and Methods for Technical Innovation.
Dr. Ludovice’s research interests include structure-property relationships in polymer materials including a variety of polymers from basic vinyl polymers to high performance polymer and biological polymers. His researches have been funded by various industries and the United States National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Whitaker Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Further, he has gained his extensive experience through his prior challenging positions such as a Polymer Product Manager of Molecular Simulations Inc., a Senior Scientist for NASA – Ames Research Center (USA) and the IBM – Almaden Research Center (USA), a Research Associate for the Institut für Polymere at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich, Switzerland and a Principal Investigator for 40 diverse international agencies.
Dr. Ludovice holds PhD and Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and the University of Illinois, USA respectively. Further, he is an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Materials Research Society and the American Chemical Society. Moreover, he has published numerous books and papers circulated internationally and delivered technical presentations and seminars in several international conferences. He was also one of the inventors of the “Self-Expanding Intraluminal Composite Prosthesis” and the “Pore-Forming Agents to Enhance Transdermal Delivery of Biological Agents”. Amongst all these achievements, he was honoured with various awards such as the “Outstanding PhD Thesis Award” by Georgia Institute of Technology, the “Outstanding Professor of the Year” by AIChE and the “Sherwin Williams Award in Polymer Science” by the American Chemical Society.
Mr. Charles Johnston, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with over 35 years of extensive onshore & offshore experience in the petroleum, oil & gas industry. His field of expertise lie mainly in the area of on Offshore Drilling; Production, Drilling & Workover Operations; Deep-High Pressure Exploratory Well Development & Subsea Completions; Reservoir Engineering; Advanced Drilling, Completions, Servicing & WorkOver Operations; Deviated & Horizontal Wells Engineering; Slickline and Perforating Operations; Well Bore Optimization; and Production Engineering. Presently, he heads a leading consultancy and engineering company as its Drilling Consultant where he is in charge of the drilling offshore deep high pressure exploratory wells, development wells & conventional and subsea completions.
His rich experience and lengthy career life has got him working with numerous international companies like ARAMCO, Marathon Oil (Gulf of Mexico & Indonesia), IMCO Drilling (Texas, USA), CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation), Benton Oil & Gas (Venezuela), LukOil-AIK (Russia), Pacific Petroleum (Russia), G&A International (Indonesia), and Petroleum Engineers International (Gulf of Mexico), and in varying capacities such as being the Consultant, the Vice President for Operations, the General Manager, Drilling Consultant, Drilling Advisor, Chief Production Engineer, Platform Superintendent, Advanced Drilling Engineer, Advanced Reservoir Engineer, Lead Production Engineer, Lead Operations Engineer, Assistant Manager, and as a Mud Engineer.
Furthermore, his passion for teaching brought him to establish linkage programs between universities and companies for courses he has greatly contributed in such as Drilling Fluids, Abnormal Pressure Detection, Wireline, Well Testing & Sampling, Deviated & Horizontal Wells Engineering, Production Engineering, Blowout Prevention, Advanced Reservoir Engineering, Pollution Control, Reservoir Geology, Nodal Analysis and Gas Lift Nodal Analysis.
Mr. Johnston has a Masters and Bachelors Degrees in Petroleum Engineering and is a highly regarded member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Dr. Dennis Reeder, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior HSE & Microbiology Consultant with over 40 years of academic and industrial experience in Validation of Analytical Systems, Bio Safety, Pathogenic Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biocontainment Equipment, Facilities & Practices, Biocontainment Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Emergency Response & Biosecurity, Risk Assessment, Applied Biosystems, Biothreat Detection, Laboratory Measurement, Organic Analytical Research, Quality Assurance Testing, Analytical and Chemical Laboratory Management, Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory Instrument Calibration, GLP & Safety in Analytical Laboratories, Forensic Analysis, Aerospace Medicine and Laboratory Auditing. Currently, he is the President of Reeder Analytical Consulting that provides consultancy and assistance for validation of analytical systems.
Throughout Dr. Reeder’s lengthy career, he has worked closely with large companies and organizations such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (with their Chemical Science & Technology Laboratory), the Centre for Analytical Chemistry & the Analytical Research Division – National Bureau of Standards (with their National Measurement Laboratory) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Previously, he was also a Professor from the Georgetown University in Washington DC (USA). Moreover, he was honoured as a recipient with numerous awards such as the “United States Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award & the Bronze Medal Award” for Meritorious Federal Service, the “Whatman Award” for Outstanding Contributions to DNA Technology, the “Edward Bennett Rosa Award” for providing quality assurance profiling measurements and an “Award for the Development of Standard Reference Material & Profiling Standard”.
Dr. Reeder has PhD and Master degrees in Chemistry & Microbiology and a Bachelor degree in Physics & Mathematics. He is an active member of the Electrophoresis Society, the Oversight Board for the US Armed Forces, the Advisory Board for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Forensic Identity (FID) DNA Proficiency Testing. He has seventy-three (73) Chemistry and Laboratory Management publications and reports in various recognized journals worldwide.
Professor Bruce Hendry, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Chemical Engineer with over 35 years of extensive practical and academic experience within Petrochemical, Refinery and Utilities industries. His expertise includes Water Treatment Technology, Water Desalination Technology, Water Resources & Effluents, Electro-Membrane Processes, Saline Waste Electrolysis & Electro-Dialysis, Biotechnology, Mass & Heat Transfer, Tubular Reverse Osmosis, Membranes & Adsorptive Materials, Innovative Water & Waste Treatment, Reuse Applications, Minerals Industry Technology Applications, Ion Exchange, Fluidized Beds, Sedimentation and Membrane Equipment. Currently, he is the Senior Lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Professor Hendry started his industrial career at the Department of Water Affairs as the Laboratory Technician on Water Analysis. His dedication brought him to be the Senior Professional Officer of Water Treatment Quality and Pollution Control. He was consistently promoted to Senior Engineer for Water Treatment Plant Design and Operation and the Lead Engineer for Sea Water Desalination Process. He then moved forward as the Research Officer of University of Cape Town and had continued his venture until he become the Development Manager of BINTECH and the Contracting Consultant for various industries and organizations. Afterwards, he has founded his own business specializing in Desalination & Food Process and Water & Wastewater Treatment.
Professor Hendry is a Registered Professional Engineer with ECSA and has Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. He is an honorary member of the Metal Finishers and an active member of prestigious associations like the Water Institute and SA Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI-UK), the European Desalination Society (EDS) and a Fellow of the Water Institute of South Africa (WISA). Further, he has presented numerous papers such as Desalination Technologies—Outlook, Challenges & Opportunities, Membrane Filtration of Seawater, Continuous Countercurrent Ion Exchange for Desalination & Other Brackish Water, Chemical Recovery and Recycling of Water, A New Ion Exchange Process for Treatment of Hard Waters & Acid Mine Drainage Water and many more.
Professor M. Akay is currently the Professor of Polymer Science & Engineering at the University of Ulster, UK. He is an Authority in Polymer & Polymerization with over 38 years of industrial and academic experience in this area.
The technical specialty of Professor Akay includes Engineering Materials, Polymer science and engineering, Polymer-matrix Composites, Environmental engineering and Biomaterials. Professor Akay was the Production Manager of Viking Pulp & Paper Mill and, the Polymer Scientist of Donald Macpherson & Co Ltd before joining the University of Ulster.
Professor Akay is the External Examiner for Athlone Institute of Technology for their BEng in Polymer Engineering, BSc in Polymer Technology and the National Certificate/Diploma in Plastics Engineering Courses. He is also supervising and examining the MSc and PhD students of Polymer Science at the University of Manchester, the University of Limerick, Bournemouth University, Queen’s University, Dublin City University, the Robert Gordon University, the University of Newcastle, and the University of Sheffield, all in the UK.
Professor Akay is a Reviewer & Editor for the following journals: The Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers; Composites; Polymers and Polymer Composites; Composites Manufacturing; Journal of Materials Science; and ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.
Professor Akay has numerous publications. The following are his three recent publications:
- B.J. Meenan, A. Boyd & M. Akay, Control of the Surface Morphology in Calcium Phosphate Thin-Films Deposited by Sputter Deposition. International Journal of Health Care Engineering: Technology and Health Care. 9 (1-2), 2001, 83-85.
- A. Boyd, M. Akay and B. J. Meenan, ‘Influence of target surface degradation of r. f. magnetron-sputtered calcium phosphate coatings’, Surface and Interface Analysis, Vol. 35, 2003, pp 188-198.
- M. Akay, G. R. Spratt, B. Meenan, ‘The effects of long-term exposure to high temperatures on the ILSS and impact performance of carbon fibre reinforced bismaleimide’, Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 63, 2003, pp 1053-1059.
Professor Akay has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Polymer Engineering from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST).
Mr. Ahmed El Hawash is a Senior Process Engineer with over 20 years of industrial experience within the Petrochemical industry. His expertise covers polyethylene and polymerization technologies which tackle suspension, precipitation, emulsion and high pressure technology. He is also well-versed in process engineering, process operation management, troubleshooting, process models and simulation in petroleum industry. Further, his experience extends over the production planning, quality control, waste water treatment and feed stock preparation units up to batch operated prepolymer reactors, production of ethylene and polyethylene, SAT, FAT, HAZOP, MRT, ABC and PI System (Process Information System).
Mr. Ahmed is currently the Polyethylene Production Manager of the leading company in petrochemical industry that covers the demand of polyethylene raw materials and polymer applications. Further, he has been involved in the plant construction and participated in all stages of pre-commissioning, commissioning, start up, test run and steady operation in production.
Mr. Ahmed has a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering. He is a regular speaker in the International Plastic & Rubber Technology K2007 (GERMANY).
Mr. Mohamed Zakaria, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Process Engineer with over 20 years of multi-disciplinary engineering & project experience in Gas Processing and Petrochemicals within an operating environment. His extensive experience includes Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polymerization Technology, Catalyst Technology, Plastics Engineering, Polymers & Rubbers, Custom Polyethylene Modal, Polymerization Simulation, Plant Controlling, HYSYS, HAZOP, Gas Processing, Natural Gas Liquefaction, Heat Exchanger and Nitrogen/Air Separation. Further, his expertise lies on Start-up, Normal Shutdown, Emergency Shutdown, Troubleshooting and Operation Maintenance of the Plant Equipment. He is currently the Research & Development (R&D) Manager at SIDPEC wherein he is responsible for the management and reviewal of the tender package preparation and detailed engineering for the Polyethylene project with BP and for the Butene-1 plant with IFP as well as for Air Separation Unit with Linde AG.
During Mr. Zakaria’s career life, he has shared his technical knowledge and expertise as the Technology Assessment & Operation Section Head at Polyethylene & Butene-1 Plants of SIDPEC and a Process Engineer in Chlorine & Caustic Soda Plant of EPC. He has further participated in the preparation studies and technologies assessments for the new polymer projects of ECHEM.
Mr. Zakaria has a Master degree in Quality Management and a Bachelor degree in Chemistry. He has further obtained a Master Qualified Diploma in Research & Development (R&D).
Throughout his career, he has been supervising all the Production and Transportation activities, dealing with Safety in Process Design & Plant Debottlenecking, and had played a major and essential part during the plant’s Commissioning and Start-up, and had been one of the company’s major decision-makers for most of the plant’s problems and resolution. Having adeptly familiarized his way through Fertilizer Production, Process Design & Troubleshooting, he had also been tasked to establish and manage all the production-related activities, Technical Process Investigation, Plant Troubleshooting, Optimization & Control and Plant & Equipment Design, Specification & Commissioning and to conduct the necessary and required trainings for technical and safety issues for technicians.
Mr. Niazy has a Masters and Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering. He had been all over Europe, USA, the Middle East and Asia with numerous invitations for fertilizer production-related trainings and conferences.
Mr. Gary Loveland, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Process & Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of industrial experience all over the USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His expertise broadly covers Pneumatic Systems, Piping, Pipelines, Machinery, Reliability, Maintenance, Integrity, RCM, TPM, RCFA, RAM, Process, Pressure Vessels, Chemical, Vibration Analysis, Condition-Based Monitoring (CBM), Safety Engineering, Oil & Gas Process Operation, Commissioning, Maintenance and Training for various international Oil & Gas facilities, Water & Power, Manufacturing & Petrochemical facilities world-wide, including SIL, SIS, ESD, Gas Processing, Hydrates & Dehydration, Sweetening, NGL Recovery, Waste Management & Chemical Handling. Aside from his industrial practice, he has likewise been imparting his skills & expertise in Project & Operations Management, Petroleum Industry Overview, Oil Processes, Hydro-Carbon Chemistry, Flow/Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, Process Operations and Quality Assurance & Control.
During his long career, Mr. Loveland has accomplished different challenging and significant consultancy, management and supervisory assignments with numerous multi-million international projects including Gas Development Projects, GeoProduction Projects, Instrumentation Maintenance for Shell, Mobil Oil’s Boiler Piping & Instrumentation Systems, Bechtel’s Instrumentation & Controls, Brown & Root’s construction of Silica Production Plants, PETRONAS’ Wellhead Gas Production Operations, AMOCO’s Cathodic Protection Conduit & Port Facility Tank Cabling for its PTA Plants, DANIEL International’s Operating & Utilities Maintenance Procedures for an Int’l Airport, UNOCAL’s Offshore Oil & Gas Production Installations, and many more. His responsibilities included coordinating production, maintenance & safety training program; approving & monitoring vendor training & manuals; developing process routines & management procedures, schedules, and diagrams, project execution plans, closed-out reports, Corporate Quality Manual, Transport Logistics Standards & Procedures, wellhead Gas Productions Operations Manual and QC procedures including welding, piping and instrumentation inspection & non-destructive testing; commissioning process procedures for offshore oil/gas production platforms & onshore gas plant; supervising, coordinating & monitoring contractor’s installation & pre-commissioning of all process and monitoring process testing.
Mr. Loveland has Master & Bachelor degrees in Engineering and maintains his certifications on Mechanical Inspection, Penetrant Testing, Receiving & Document Inspection. He has also undergone several extensive trainings in Basic Supervisory, Sea Survival & H.U.E.T. and Quality Inspection & Non-destructive Testing. Further, he is a well-respected Fellow of Project Management Institute (PMI) and a Senior Member of Instrument Society of America (ISA) and holds certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Dr. Jim Dalton, PhD, BSc, is a Senior Metallurgist & Corrosion Engineer with over 40 years of extensive experience within the Power, Petrochemical, Refinery, Oil & Gas and Aircraft industries. His expertise widely evolves in Corrosion, Metallurgy, Nanotechnology, Electrochemistry, Electron Microscopy, Metallurgical Failure Analysis & Prevention, Materials Selection, Super Alloys, Heat Treatments, NDT, Technology Transfer, Process Optimization, Facility Establishment, TQM and Research & Development (R&D).He is currently the Director of Pretoria Career Centre.
During his career life, Dr. Dalton has held prime positions and has worked for international companies such as the Technical Director of Boart Longyear, Project Manager of TOSA Seamless Tubes, Chief Scientist of Council for Mineral Technology (MINTEK), Senior Principal Scientist of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Development & Testing Manager of NASCHEM, Chief Scientist of Atomic Energy Board and the Senior Scientific Officer of United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA).
Dr. Dalton has PhD and Bachelor degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK). Further, he has presented and officiated numerous local and international conferences and exhibitions to various Scientific Institutions, Universities and industrial companies throughout the world. Moreover, he is a council member of the Institute of Foundrymen and a Fellow and an active member of Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Association. Additionally, he is a Certified Trainer of “Dr. Edward De Bono’s: Lateral Thinking” courses.
Mr. Fouad Nossir, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 30 years of extensive industrial experience. He is an expert in HV cable design, the maintenance troubleshooting, control protection and inspection of circuit breakers, switchgears, relays and power system protection equipment. Further, his experience includes power system control, power system stability, earthing & grounding, cable jointing & termination, as well as the electric distribution system equipment such as transformers, generators, circuit breakers and switchgears. He is currently the Maintenance Manager of a leading consultancy company in the Middle East.
During his career life, Mr. Nossir has handled important positions for various companies such as a Senior Electrical Engineer, Section Head and Engineering Manager. Prior to being an electrical engineering consultant, he worked for GE & EGTED as a Project Manager where he was in charge of installation, maintenance, testing and troubleshooting of circuit breakers and switchgears (LV, MV, HV & VHV). Further, he has taught several courses in the university on circuit breaker & switchgear, electrical design, installation, maintenance and operation.
Mr. Nossir has Master and Bachelor degrees in Electric Power & Machine Engineering. Further, he is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Captain Peter Walsh, MS, BA is a Master US Merchant Marine Officer with over 30 years of experience. His diverse experience includes vessel operations, logistics, project management & quality assurance, maintenance, safety, training, piloting and navigation.
Captain Walsh first began his career in the US Air Force as a Traffic Management Supervisor. During his tenure, he established overseas distribution activities and warehousing facilities including the first intermodal container facility in Europe. He was also a Trainer for ground and aircraft material handling equipment. Subsequently, he was the Facilities Planner at Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, USA. His duties involved logistical planning for aircraft assembly, material handling and maintenance systems for the Boeing 747/767 aircraft. He established a plant supported waste disposal/energy recovery facility and system. He was the Facilities Planning and Engineering project team leader. Later Captain Walsh was a Project Manager for the City Of Tacoma during construction and repair of the City’s infrastructure and systems.
In 1977 he entered in to logistics, vessel operation and maintenance and was a vessel master, owner and logistics consultant. His services included logistics engineering, administration and management, vessel operations, preventative maintenance, analysis for hull and machinery, certification, documentation, survey and construction. His experience took him to UK where he was a facilities and logistics consultant. He formulated a proposal for the improvement of Northern African International aerial ports and marine terminals including material handling systems, support and maintenance facilities. He also supervised procurement and inventory control. Currently he is an Instructor in yacht handling, close-quarters manoeuvring, docking, anchoring, piloting, coastal navigation, communications and marine safety and a Captain on private and public charters aboard inspected passenger vessels, yachts, ferries operating in the waters of Puget Sound; British Columbia, CND; SE Alaska; Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound, AK.
Captain Peter Walsh has an MS and BA in Systems Management and Earth Science respectively. Further, he is STCW (Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping) compliant in Bridge Resource Management (BRM), Basic Safety Training (BST), Advanced Fire Fighting, First Aid, CPR and Survival. He has also undergone marine security and terrorist training (MARSEC) for the United States Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Ashraf Baseer is a Senior Corrosion & Integrity Engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience in the Oil, Gas, Refinery and Petrochemical industries. He specializes in the Design, Installation, Commissioning and Operation for Cathodic Protection, Corrosion Monitoring, Corrosion Inhibitors, Protective Coatings, Water Treatment, Chemical Injections, Process Design Parameters, Product Specification, Process Operation, Oil & Gas Process, Inspection and Refinery Operations like dehydration, desalination, separation, shutdown operations, distillation & fractionation operation, transmission pipelines, offshore production platforms and failure analysis. Currently, he is a Senior Corrosion Manager of ADCO where he is responsible for the cathodic protection, corrosion monitoring, corrosion inhibitors, protective coatings, water treatment and chemical injections, task risk assessment, HAZOP, COMAH and health, safety and environment (HSE).
Earlier in his career, Mr. Ashraf was the Senior Integrity Engineering Head where he supervised the process & refinery, coordinated the facilities integrity bench marking, assured compliance to integrity standards and facilitated the development of plans for proper project agenda, statistics and database technique for infrastructure contents. Moreover, he held various challenging positions in different companies that gave him the opportunity to expand his expertise and technical knowledge. He had been the Senior Corrosion & Inspection Engineer, Project Manager, Senior Process Engineer, Corrosion & Inspection Engineer, Corrosion Engineer and Site Engineer.
Mr. Ashraf has Bachelor degree in Petroleum Refinery & Chemical Engineering. He is also a Certified Nace Cathodic Protection Specialist (Level 4) and a certified NACE Coating Inspection Inspector. He has published various papers related to Process & Corrosion that have been presented at several courses and conferences.
Mr. Magdy Tawfik, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Offshore Engineer with over 25 years of extensive industrial experience in inspection & maintenance of subsea pipeline & offshore structure, pipeline inspection, integrity assessment, maintenance and pigging technology within the offshore/onshore oil, gas and petrochemical industries. He is considered as an International Expert in the different aspects of pipeline inspection, integrity assessment, maintenance, pigging & monitoring, including intelligent pigging, ROV, radiography & ultrasonic pipeline inspection, pipeline pigging, the development of new pipeline pigging systems, pigging technology & equipments, the operation of existing systems, pig selection, pigging sequences, the utilization of inline inspection tools, and the equipment post-installation, commissioning, preventive maintenance, overhauling and troubleshooting.
Mr. Tawfik had been for so many years, the Director for Pigging Operations for one of the largest maintenance petroleum companies in the Middle East. Herein, he had gained broad and comprehensive experience in the technical and operational areas of pipeline pigging, its techniques and latest technologies applied in the oil and gas industry. Further, he was the Manager of the Offshore Operations wherein he was tasked to set the required regulations and systems to ensure the best performance, direct the day-to-day maintenance operations for offshore pipelines & risers. This included inspection, pigging, maintenance and rehabilitation. Further, he was in charge of the maintenance and revamp projects.
Mr. Tawfik has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. John Hardy, MBA, BA, is an International Expert in Financial & Project Management with over 45 years of practical experience within several different industries. His expertise includes Financial Markets Regulations, Project Finance Management, Risk Analysis & Management, Business Process Analysis & Modeling, Strategic Management, Foreign Exchange, Trading, Market & Financial Analysis, Business Planning, Total Productivity Measurement & Improvement, Budgeting, Project Implementation, Operations Management, Cost Control & Resource Allocation Management, Productivity Enhancement, International Treasury Management, and Procurement & Stock Management.
Currently, Mr. Hardy provides consultancy services for banking and investment organizations internationally. With his 15 years experience as a banking & capital markets consultant, he has worked with projects all over the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, undertaking numerous challenging assignments for organizations such as JP Morgan Chase, Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, USAID, Bankworld, Gulf Banking, Enterplan-UN, UK/French Government, Singer EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit), Intercap Investments, P&O Group, Dow Jones, Bank of China and Casserly Hotels.
During his career life, Mr. Hardy had occupied several important positions such as being the Managing Consultant, Vice President for Treasury, Senior Vice President for Economic & Business Publications, Capital Markets Analyst, Resident Consultant, Economist and as Strategic Planner. Herein, he spearheaded majority of the organizational activities related to Strategic Planning & Performance Measures, Project Finance, Asset/Liability Management, Financial Analysis, Microfinance, Banking & Capital Markets Assessment, Worldwide Treasury Analysis & Review, Cash Flow Management, Liquidity Risk Management, Stock Exchange Planning, Bond Issuance study, and Commercial Banking & Capital Markets Risk Analysis & Management.
Mr. Hardy’s experience was not only confined to the business industry alone. He was also able to impart his knowledge by engaging himself with researches and lectures for several universities such as the University of Bradford Management Centre & Liverpool University and holding training courses for numerous commercial & industrial companies like those on Project Finance, Business Management, Financial Market Analysis, Treasury & Asset/Liability Management, Financial Management, Privatization, Stock Exchange, and Investment Banking.
Mr. Hardy has Master and Bachelor degrees in Economics & Finance and Diploma in Finance & Accounting. He had also been a recipient of professional credit trainings and Advanced Management programmes. Furthermore, he is an active and a well-regarded member of the Arab Bankers Association of North America, the New York Executives Group, the New York Society of Security Analysts Asset Management Group, the Financial Executives Group, the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA) and the Development Executives Group.
Mr. Ahmed Sabry is a Senior Communications & Control Engineer with extensive experience in the Petroleum, Petrochemical, Power, Pipelines and Communication industries. His specialization covers the areas of Optical Fiber System, SDH Network, WDM, Advanced SCADA, PLC, DCS, Fieldbus, APC, Smart Instrumentation and Data Communication. He is currently the Operations & Maintenance Manager of National Advanced Control Center (NATA) which is a natural gas transmission company and at the same time, he is the Technical Manager of the SCADA Innovations.
Mr. Ahmed has handled wide-ranging responsibilities in communication, control and instrumentation engineering throughout his career life. He started as ODM Engineer for a multinational communication company in their wireless access solution department. This gave him the chance to join another multinational communication company working in optical fiber cables and SDH transmission providing backbone communication networks for SCADA projects in oil and natural gas industries. Later on in his career, he worked for a natural gas transmission company as a Senior SCADA Engineer and took the responsibility for installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of SCADA systems and its communication links.
Mr. Ahmed has a Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is a certified PMP Project Manager. Further, he has certifications in SDH, Advanced PLC and Advanced SCADA engineering from ABB Italy and he has published numerous books such as “Control Centers”, Remote Terminal Units & Communication” and “SCADA” just to name a few.
Mr. Tarek Awad, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Analytical Chemist with proven experience in the Natural Gas and LNG field. He is well experienced in Analytical Laboratory Management and Accreditation. Further, he is well-versed in Gas Chromatography (GC), Laboratory Quality Management, Health & Safety and Laboratory Operations. He is a Certified Data Analyst and Lead Auditor in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 17025.
Mr. Tarek gained his expertise through his long-term dedication as a Senior Laboratory Analyst in SEGAS LNG. He is in-charge of plant optimization, Quality, Environmental & OHSAS Standards. Prior to this, he was the Senior Corrosion & QC Chemist of WEPCO wherein his duties involved quality control, corrosion control and chemical optimization for oilfield. He has built-up a formidable reputation with his professionalism and practical problem solving abilities and has performed significant contribution to his fields.
Mr. Tarek has Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemical & Material Engineering with Honours and he is currently undertaking his PhD degree. Further, he is an active member of many professional organizations such as the Corrosion Society, Society of Material Science and the Petroleum Association.
Mr. William Adrian, PE, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of extensive experience within Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and Power industries. He is a renowned International Expert in Machinery Vibration Monitoring, Measurement & Analysis, Preventive & Predictive Maintenance, Reliability Engineering & Condition Monitoring, Piping Vibration, Bearings Analysis, Machinery Root Cause Failure Analysis and Machinery Repair, Alignment & Balancing. Currently, he is the Director of Vibrakon wherein he has developed and commissioned high speed test equipment and introduced the vibration monitoring principles and condition monitoring programs in several industries. Further, he is in-charge of the technical and strategic engineering consulting for machine rotor-dynamics, vibration & oil analysis, condition monitoring, equipment reliability and design, selection, operations, maintenance and troubleshooting of rotating and static equipment such as turbo-machinery, turbines, variable-speed drives, pumps, motors, bearings, gearbox, compressors, piping, pipelines and valves.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Adrian worked with several international companies occupying significant positions such as a Condition Monitoring Director, Project Manager, Development Engineer and Junior Engineer. Mr. Adrian has worked internationally in the Vibration Institute (USA) providing vibration training courses in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East regions. This is where he managed and introduced DMSI’s integrated CM database approach (CMMS, vibration monitoring, oil analysis, IR, visual/numeric inspections), condition monitoring programs, installed the first online vibration monitoring system on paper machine and solved vibration problem in offshore FPSO industry.
Mr. Adrian is a Registered Professional Engineer and has Bachelor degree with Honours in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr.Adel Abd El Rahman
Mr. Jorge Palma is a Senior Civil Engineer with over 35 years of extensive experience and specialization in Civil, Port and Coastal Engineering. His expertise covers Engineering Design, Concrete Structural Design, Offshore Structures Design and Port & Coastal Construction. Specifically, he has huge experience in ASME, ACI, ANSI, API, ISO, GOST, SNIP Standards and Codes, FEED process, high rise building construction and design, marine port and coastal engineering design, breakwater technology, dredging, prefabricated concrete solutions and built up, land reclamation, earth movement, maritime transport, floating cranes, tugs pushers and pontoons, sheet piling and piles driving. He is also well adept to construction of cooling channels, design of floating docks, berthing and mooring structures, and hydraulic bridges. He is currently the Senior Project Manager of Port Engineering Group, wherein he leads in all preconstruction design, analysis and construction. He has further successfully delivered major project programs in excess of ($1.0 billion) requirements prior to deadlines whilst managing 3,000 workers under strict QHSE standards.
Mr. Palma worked with several international projects in the Caribbean Islands, Central America, Western, Eastern and North Europe, Asia and Africa such as Panama Container Port Expansion, Palo Alto Sugar Cargo Terminal, Cienfuegos Nuclear Power Plant, Havana Floating Dock Pier, Havana Container Terminal and Felton Power Plant Channel just to name a few. During those periods, he occupied prime positions such as a Project Director, Senior Project Manager, Senior Consultant, Construction Director, Construction Manager and Civil Engineer.
Mr. Palma has a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the Odessa State Marine Academy in Spain and a Diploma in Coastal Engineering from the University of Cantabria in Spain. Further, he is an active member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Mr. Walter Cronje is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience in industrial fields. He is specialized in Power System Protection, Power System Relaying, Electrical Equipment, Electrical Stability & Control, Switchgears, Circuit Breakers, Generators, Transformers, Substations (HV & LV), Overhead Lines, HT & LT Cables, Motors, National Electrical Code (NEC), National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), PLC, Electrical Wiring, Testing Instruments as well as Electrical Safety, Risk Assessment & Quality Assurance. He is currently the Field Manager of RBS Auto Electrical wherein he is responsible for all field services within their organization.
During his career life, Mr. Cronje worked for major industrial companies with key positions such as Goldfields Kloof, Kriel Colliery, Matla Coal, CTS-Joy, Graskop Sawmills, Midway Engineering, Koorfontein Engineering, Stirk Engineering and Polifin SASOL.
Mr. Cronje has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering with Honours.
Mr. James Roux, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 25 years of industrial experience in Europe, Australia, the Middle East and South African regions. He is currently the Engineering Manager of Alstom, the global leader in power generation systems and technology.
The early stage of his career was spent working as an Electrical Engineer for CBI and ESKOM. His experience included overseeing of subcontractors during Facility Building, Testing of Equipment, Marketing of products to industry, Maintenance of Electrical and Mechanical plant, Commissioning of EHV (800kV) distribution stations, Research into all aspects of plant failure and the Design and Building of equipment to solve and prevent plant failures. Among his many accomplishments was the Design and Implementation of the first privately owned High Current Laboratory in Africa.
Mr. Roux has Master and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Business Management.
Mr. Mike Southwood, PE, BSc, is an expert in Power System Protective Relaying with over 40 years of practical experience within the Power industry. He is currently the Chief Electrical Engineer of Eastern Power Ltd. in Toronto, where he designs, builds and operates non-utility generating stations.
During his career life, Mr. Southwood worked as a Field Engineer in the electricity supply industry at Central Electricity Generating Board in England, Ontario Hydro and Eastern Power Ltd. in Toronto. Further, he worked as a Senior Protection & Control Engineer wherein he was responsible for commissioning and maintenance of electrical equipment and protective relaying systems on major transmission and generation projects.
Mr. Southwood is a Registered Professional Engineer and has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the Salford University (UK). Further, he has conducted numerous seminars/courses on power system protection for various industries and universities in several cities in North America and for various overseas electrical utilities.
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As Chairman of the ASME Pressure Vessel Research Council Subcommittee on Dynamics Stress Criteria, he has sponsored projects in dynamic analysis and testing of piping and equipment, and has published papers and two Welding Research Council Bulletins on the subject. He recently chaired the ASME-IEEE Joint Task Group on Seismic Qualification, which developed the first set of comprehensive rules for use of earthquake experience in equipment qualification. His work in the area of seismic qualification earned him the USA Department of Energy's Certificate of Appreciation. He currently chairs the Savannah River Site Pressure Equipment Protection Committee with responsibility for implementation of the ASME Code for over 7,000 pressure vessels and relief devices.
Mr. Antaki is a consulting engineer in piping and pipeline design and integrity projects, and an instructor of several piping and pipeline courses for Haward Technology and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Mr. Antaki is the author of the “Piping and Pipeline Engineering” book (540 pages), published by M. Dekker, New York in 2003.
Mr. Antaki has Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liege, Belgium and from University of Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Mr. Alan is an International Expert in Pipeline, Piping, Metallurgy, Welding & Pressure Vessels with over 40 years of industrial experience. His expertise includes ASME Post Construction Code, Inspection Planning, Fitness-for-Service (FFS), Damage Mechanisms & Repair of Vessels, Tanks, Piping & Process Equipment; the Design, Fabrication, Manufacturing, Project Management, Installation, Materials Selection, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of Pipelines, Process Piping, Pressure Vessels, Gas Process Trains and Storage Tanks. He is currently the State Technology Manager of Welding Technology Institute in Australia, an institution providing technical and consultancy services to all industries in Australia. His major focus is on Pressure Vessel Fabrication particularly for the Petrochemical Industry, Chemical Plants, Alumina Refineries, Nickel/Cobalt Refineries and Power Generation. During this time, he worked with all of the major World Standards on Pressure Vessels including American Systems, British Standards, German Standards, EN and ISO and he sat on numerous Standard Committees in Australia.
Being a Certified Auditor of ISO 9001, ISO 3834 and EN 729, Mr. Bishop conducted majority of ISO 3834 certification audits on fabricators in Australia. Previously, he has held numerous senior management positions such as a Quality Assurance Manager, Materials Inspection Corrosion and Welding Engineer and Senior Research Metallurgist within large international corporations such as Mobil Refinery, Shell Refinery and a large Boiler Manufacturing company. Prior to this, he successfully ran his own Metallurgical Consulting Company for 6 years.
Mr. Bishop has Bachelor degree in Metallurgy from the University of Wolverhampton in the UK and a Registered Chartered Engineer (CEng) under the Engineering Council in UK. Further, he is a highly regarded International Welding Engineer (IWE) under the International Institute of Welding and an active member of Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (MIMMM) in UK. Moreover, he has presented numerous papers at International Conferences in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, England, Africa and Malaysia and had those published in the International Journal of Pressure Vessels & Piping.
Professor Chris Mechefske, PE, PhD, MSc, BSc, is an Authority and an International Expert in Machine Condition Monitoring, Fault Diagnosis, Vibration and Prdictive Maintenance with over 27 years of academic and industrial experience in this field. He is currently the Professor of Machinery Vibration & Condition Monitoring at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, where he is teaching and supervising postgraduate researchers (Master’s, PhDs, Postdocs).
During his long career life, Professor Mechefske worked for many world-class companies such as Van-Rob, Mattamy Homes, Syncrude Canada, GM Defence, Ontario Power Generation, Philips, Boston Edison, Farmatic, Thames Valley, BTR Nylex, Cargill, Powertech and B.C. Hydro. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Western Ontario (Canada), East China Jiaotong University (China), Gunma University (Japan) and Monash University (Australia) and Chairman of the Canadian Machinery Vibration Association (CMVA) and Mechanical Vibration and Noise Committee of ASME.
Professor Mechefske is a Registered Professional Engineer and has PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Monash University (Australia), Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Guelph (Canada) with First-Class Honours. Further, he is a member of the Journal of Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management, Canadian Advisory Council (ISO Technical Committee 108), USA Vibration Institute (VI), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME), British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT), International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Steering Committee of Asia Pacific Conference on Systems Integrity and Maintenance (ACSIM), Steering Committee of the World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM), Steering Committee of Asia-Pacific Vibration Conference (APVC). Moreover, he has 4 patents and numerous publications, proceedings, papers and presentations and he has received multiple awards from Canada, Australia, Japan, UK and USA for his excellent performance on Machinery Vibration and Condition Monitoring. His recent book “Machine Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis, Vibration and Shock Handbook” was just recently published by CRC Press (Florida, USA).
Professor Timothy Ross, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years industrial and field experience in Structural Reliability, Dynamics, Engineering & Analysis, Structural Safety, Risk Assessment & Fuzzy Systems, Computational Mechanics, Architectural Non-Destructive Evaluation, Hazard Survivability, Structural Damage Assessment & Fuzzy Systems. As a well-respected Professor of the University of New Mexico and a Faculty Affiliate of Los Alamos National Laboratory, his passion and drive to share his expertise has bestowed him the University Regents’ Lectureship title and further had him elected a Fellow with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is well adept in the areas of Structural Analysis & Dynamics, Fuzzy Logic and Reinforced Concrete Structures. While he has performed significant consultancy work in these areas, he has also done work in design and construction of numerous international companies. Previously, he had been placed in-charge for conducting Structural Engineering-related research for the US Defence Department.
Professor Ross has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering from the Washington State, Rice and Stanford Universities respectively. Listed amongst the ‘Who’s Who in American Business Leaders’ and with the ‘American Men and Women of Science’, he has been granted numerous prestigious awards and recognitions. A few of these are the ‘J. William Fulbright Fellowship’ at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary; the American Statistical Association and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ASA/SIAM) ‘Distinction Award’; the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration’s Defense Programs’ ‘Award of Excellence’ and the ‘Hero Award’ for a NASA Structural Project. Furthermore, he is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal, Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems. His 1995 textbook published by McGraw-Hill on Fuzzy Logic with Engineering Applications had been the first text for undergraduates in this field.
Dr. Herman Julsing, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Chemical Engineer with over 30 years of industrial experience in Safety, Health & Environmental Management Systems (SHEMS) within the Process industry. He is currently the Analytical Chemistry Manager of Siemens, where he is in charge of the development and testing of Process Analyzers and Laboratory equipment. His experience cover SHEMS, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001, Analytical Chemistry, Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA), Process Analyzers, Analytical Laboratories, Hazardous Chemicals, Hazardous Waste Management, PHA, HAZOP, HAZMAT, HAZCOM, and HSE.
Dr. Julsing started his career back in 1975 as a Laboratory Technician in Genmin Research Laboratories and moved through a solid career line in Analytical Chemistry for 30 years until he become an international authority in the subject. During this long trip, he worked for major analytical laboratories, refineries, chemical manufacturers, petrochemical industry, and process analyzer manufacturers. Further, he worked as a Lab Technician, a Chemist, a Chief Chemist, a Lab Superintendent, a Lab Manager, an Online Analyst, a Senior Research Chemist, a Hardware Officer, an HSE Manager, a Plant Production Manager, a Consulting Chemist, and a Research & Development Manager (Process Analyzers) in the USA, Europe, Australia, Middle East and African regions.
Dr. Julsing has a PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Analytical Chemistry and a Diploma in Analytical Chemistry. He has numerous publications, articles, papers, and presentations in process analyzers, analytical chemistry, HAZMAT, PHA, HAZOP, HAZCOM, and HSE subjects.
Dr. Julsing is a “hands on” instructor, using practical demonstrations in the lectures. His sense of humour livens up the lecture to make it memorable for the candidates. He readily shares his rich knowledge and experience to the benefit of all participants.
Mr. Hamami’s expertise can be traced back to his vast experiences in the industrial realm. He was able to work as the Senior Plant Manager for a Gas Plant in the Middle East. Prior to that, he was the Plant Manager for different Oil Refineries. His skills were honed fully as he held different positions such as Refinery Manager, Operations Manager, Section Head/Superintendent and Process Engineer for Process Units, Utilities & Oil Movement in various companies. He has been responsible for a number of technological-driven world-scale hydrocarbon processing projects from beginning to successful start-up.
Mr. Hamami has a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering. He is an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and has presented technical papers at its several national meetings. He has largely participated in the start-up of seven world-scale process plants which made him an International Expert in Process Plant Start-Up and Oil Movement.
Dr. Ghassan Hassan, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years of experience in Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Heating, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, Design of Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Pipeline for Petroleum Plants, piping system, instrumentation control, protection, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of turbines, compressors, motors, pumps, blower and fan, Materials Inspection and Engineering Drawing. He is currently the Senior Professor of Engineering at one of the most prestigious universities.
During his career life, Dr. Ghassan worked as the Senior Engineering Manager of ESD Industries in Canada wherein he managed the design & calculation of pressure vessels, heat exchangers & refrigeration systems and the selection of refrigeration & petroleum plants equipment. Further, he was the Technical Advisor of Shell Petroleum where he provided consulting services on gas turbines, pressure vessels, compressors & oil pumps, HVAC equipment, petroleum pipeline and equipment. Prior to that, he was the Production Manager of IBM Canada where he was in-charge of instrumentation, control, and protection systems for gas turbines and compressors.
Dr. Ghassan has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of “Otto von Guerieke” in Germany and from the University of Toronto, Canada respectively. Furthermore, he also has certifications for API 510 (Pressure Vessels) and API 653 (Storage Tanks)<
Mr. John Michaila, PE, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical & Control Engineer with over 20 years of industrial experience in Power Systems, Instrumentation, Control, Maintenance and Materials management. He is an expert in Electrical Equipment such as Circuit Breakers, Switchgears, Transformers, Generators, Motors, etc and Process Control Systems such as DCS, SCADA, PLC, etc. All his experience is within Power, Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical industries in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Michaila was the Global Projects Manager of General Electric (GE) for many years at their headquarter in Chicago, USA where he was in-charged of Global Power projects for Electrical generation and distribution. He was responsible for projects engineering and commissioning supervision including system conceptual, functional and wiring diagrams for Power, PLC controls, HMI and SCADA. Before that, he was the Senior Automation Engineer (Power Generation and Refinery) for Fluor Canada, where he was in-charged of Process Control & Instrument specifications, SAMA diagram design, Loop drawings, schematics and PLC and DCS interfaces. Further, he was the Maintenance Manager (Electrical, Control & Instrumentation) of Petronas Malaysia where he was in-charged of Planning maintenance activities and strategies as Preventive, Corrective, Predictive, Quality and Safety inspections, Materials planning, Specific plans development etc.
Mr. Michaila has Master and Bachelor degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. Further, he has a Project Manager Certificate and a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from GE (USA), an Electric Substation Designer Certificate from the University of Wisconsin (USA), a Fieldbus Certificate from IEEE (USA) and a DCS Designer Certificate from ISA (USA). He has further attended numerous courses in engineering and management during his long career life.
Mr. Brendon Billings, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Petroleum Engineer and Well Service Consultant with over 30 years of international experience in Drilling/Reservoir/Petroleum Engineering and Well Service Operations. He is a recognized authority in “Hands On” Service and Drilling Operations, Well Completions (Riggless Operations), Product Optimization, Wellhead Operations, Wellbore Interventions, High Volume Lift Project Management, Reservoir Optimization, Well Testing, Wire/Slickilne Equipment and Operations, Coil Tubing, Water Flooding, Electric Submersible Pumps (ESPs), Gas Lifts & Steam Assist Gravity Drain (SAGD) Applications, Facility Inspection, Root Cause Failure Management and Power Factor Management. Currently, he is the President of a large specialized engineering services provider to the North-American Sedimentary Basin Production and other international clients. Moreover, he occupies a consultant position and remains to offer his expertise in many areas of the drilling discipline and is well recognized & respected for his process, procedural expertise, modus operandi as well as ongoing participation, interest and experience in continuing to promote technology to producers around the world.
Throughout his long career life, Mr. Billings has worked for many international companies and has spent several years managing technically complex wellbore interventions in both drilling & servicing. He is a well regarded for his process, procedural expertise and modus operandi. Further, he was the Projects Manager at Sherrit Petreola where he was fully responsible for all Reservoir Development activities. He has spent more than 2000 days total on Rig Floors for Drilling (onshore/offshore) and Well Servicing Operations jobs. Mr. Billings was the Senior Applications Expert for Schlumberger Canada (REDA Services) where he was greatly involved in high volume lift and reservoir optimization projects including specialty endeavours like SAGD and Gas Lift. He lead special projects for alternative technology applications and was referred to as the ‘technical specialist’ for severe services on ESP applications and had provided in-house & client instruction for ESP application schooling. Previously, he was the Artificial Lift Services Developer for Weatherford, a leading provider of oilfield services equipment for drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention areas. Herein, he was tasked to introduce new ESP technology and lead a project team for ESP facility development & design. Much earlier in his career, he has held positions such as Operations Supervisor, Rig Consultant, Project Manager, Regional Manager, Engineering Representative, International Engineering Support Technician, Facility Services Manager and Power Plant Engineer.
Mr. Billings has Master and Bachelor degrees in Petroleum Engineering
and Power Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and
a well respected member of the Society
of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Further, he has conducted numerous industry short courses
and SPE workshops.
Senior Professor of Strategic Finance at the UNISA wherein she lectures on various courses at masters level.
During her career life, Dr. Botes was the Director for the Department of Strategic Accounting and Operational Management at the Technikon Witwatersrand. She was also a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Accountancy at UNISA. Prior to that, Dr. Botes held senior positions within the finance function for the international companies such as Arthur Anderson, KPMG and Computer Associates. She was also the Finance Manager of Technikon RSA Business School while lecturing on Business and Finance at the same time.
Dr. Botes has a PhD degree in Accounting Management and Master and Bachelor degrees in Accountancy. She is an active council member of the Institute for Commercial & Financial Accountants, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, American Accounting Association, International Academy of Business Development, International Accounting Educators Research Foundation, Accounting Standards Generating Body (SAQA) Exco and the editorial board of “The Accountant” magazine.
Professor Edgar Paski, PhD, BSc, is a Senior Analytical Chemist with over 40 years of extensive experience in Analytical Laboratory Management. He is an authority in Quality Management Systems (ISO 17025 & 9000), Statistical Analysis of Laboratory Data, Chemical Laboratory Management, Laboratory Auditing, Laboratory Safety & Heath, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Uncertainty Measurement, Process Analyzers and Sampling and Sample Preparation. He is currently a Consultant to various industries and governments wherein he provides consultancy services in Laboratory Automation, Quality Assurance, accreditation to ISO 17025, analytical method & instrumentation development, LIMS, Flow Injection (FIA), Sequential Injection (SIA), SOPs, ion chromatography and various kinds of spectrometry. Concurrently, he is a Professor in British Columbia Institute of Technology in Canada lecturing on Analytical, Chemical Laboratory and Laboratory Quality Management courses.
During his career life, Professor Paski was the Quality Manager of Analytical Service Laboratories (ASL) Canada wherein he was responsible for the management of the laboratory quality assurance program and the development & implementation of quality management plan for the laboratory. It is when he created a model for quantifying quality in the analytical laboratory. He was also the R&D Director of Bondar-Clegg & Company where he directed researches into development of methodologies for rapid, high volume and low cost analysis of geological materials. He has created an automated FIA-AA analyzer for trace Hg in geological materials which improved analytical precision and significantly increased productivity tenfold. He has also developed software employing a unique optical alignment stabilization method to automate an ICP-OE spectrometer which brought about significant detection limit improvements and productivity gains were realized. Prior to these, Dr. Paski was the Laboratory Manager of Riocanex Canada and even earlier, he was a Senior Chemist in Environment Canada. He was also a Research Associate in the University of British Columbia where he lectured instrumental analysis laboratory and created a time-wavelength resolved luminescence spectrometer.
Professor Paski has PhD in Analytical Chemistry and Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia and University of Waterloo respectively both in Canada. He is an Auditor for ISO 17025 and ISO 9000. He is an active member of the American Chemical Society, American Society for Quality Control, Association of Official Analytical Chemists, Association of Exploration Geochemists, Society for Applied Spectroscopy and the Spectroscopy Society of Canada.
Mr. Steve Nomico, PE, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Engineer and an International Expert in Water Distribution Network System, Network Drawings, Piping, Pipelines, Pumps, Valves, HVAC and Marine Terminals with over 35 years of industrial experience. Presently, he is the CEO of Nomico Design Consulting Engineers which has undertaken a variety of projects involving design, specification, construction and maintenance of piping systems, pipelines, process plants, water network, pump stations, storage facilities, marine terminals, tank farms and mechanical equipment.
Mr. Nomico has worked internationally in conjunction with ABB and Kentz, providing mechanical equipment design of large sewearage/water treatment, pumping & reticulation plant and all related services. He has further filled the roll of Group Engineering Manager for FFS Refiners, a waste oil refining company with plant including Hydrogenation, Distillation, Centrifugation and Filtration and extensive storage facilities. Earlier in his career, he worked with several international companies occupying important positions such as a Senior Project Engineer, Project Manager, Mechanical Department Head, Project Engineer and a Product Engineer.
Mr. Nomico is a Registered Professional Engineer and he has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Anderson, PE, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Inspection Engineer with over 25 years of practical experience within the
Oil and Gas industries. His expertise widely extends over
the Inspection, Fabrication, Maintenance, Rating, Repair, Alteration & Reconstruction of Piping Systems, Pressure Vessel and Tanks; integrity
inspections involving UT, AUT, MT, PT,
RT, CRT, RTR, TRT, VT in accordance with
Mr. Anderson gained his expertise & thorough practical experience through several challenging positions as an Operations Manager, QC Manager, Quality Assurance & Control Inspector and NDE Supervisor for numerous international companies that he has worked closely with such as British Petroleum, ARCO, Udelhoven, Morrison & Knudson, Alaska Petroleum, Veco, Bechtel & Boeing. Further, he is a Certified Piping Inspector (API 570), former Certified Tank Inspector (API 653), Certified Welding Inspector (AWS), Certified NACE Senior Corrosion Technologies & Coating Inspection Technician and Certified ASNT Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel. Moreover, he is a certified ASNT Level III in VT, PT, MT, RT and ACCP VT (G, R, GI, DI, PE). In addition to this, he had also been responsible for the testing and training of technicians, document control, procedure development and audits and further maintained radiation safety program in compliance with NRC standards. He has built-up a formidable reputation with his professionalism and practical problem solving abilities and has performed significant consultancy projects in these areas.
Mr. Anderson is a Registered Professional Engineer and has Master & Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering. Further, he underwent stringent trainings and courses on Pipe Welding, Welding, Cathodic & Coating Inspection, Radiography & Radiation Safety. Further, he actively maintains his affiliations with professional organizations such as the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), the American Welding Society (AWS), the Project Management Institute (PMI), the American Society of Quality (ASQ) and the Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC).
Mr. Tim Tonkin is an International Expert in Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Electro Pneumatics, Electro Hydraulics, Proportional Hydraulics, CAD/CAM/CNC Programming, PLCs (Siemens & Festo) with over 30 years of industrial and field experience. He is currently the Mechatronics Head of NMMU wherein he is managing the projects on designing and manufacturing of fully automated machine for Siemens and Festo, conducts tension tests for the strength of materials, in-charge on all machine shop work and industrial CNC machining, maintaining and updating of laboratory equipment to keep in-line with the industry standards and developing courses and presenting practical classes to undergraduate students and industry delegates.
Previously, he worked with Shatterprufe as the Mechanical Team Leader wherein he supervised engineers and technicians to ensure correct practice in conducting air receiver pressure tests and proper maintenance of fans, gearboxes, furnaces, screening machines and edge working machine & pumps. Further, he was responsible on the design and installation of pneumatic and hydraulic control systems. Prior to this, he worked with several international companies such as SASOL, Ford Motors and Commonwealth Smelting.
Mr. Tonkin has Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the South Bristol Technical College (UK). Further, he has Diplomas in Maintenance Engineering from the City & Guilds of the London Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering from Port Elizabeth College and QA/QC from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
Dr. Andrea Mercalli, PhD, is a Senior Civil Engineer with over 25 years of experience. He is currently the Materials Manager of Autostrade per l’Italia, where he is in-charge of the tests on all the materials involved in Structure and highway construction (bituminous pavement, concrete, reinforcement steel, maintenance and repair) and research and development of new materials and techniques collaborating with several Universities and external institutes. The activity also concerns peculiar types of structures monitoring.
Dr. Mercalli is a Senior Researcher in the field of corrosion of concrete reinforcement, and an author of many papers in this field. He is an Expert in the monitoring of the corrosion state of reinforcement by means of chemical, physical and electrochemical techniques.
Dr. Mercalli participated to the European project BRITE – SMART STRUCTURES concerning the corrosion monitoring on concrete bridges in Denmark and Italy collaborating with Danish partners and Berlin BAM. He is the responsible scientist for the project “Monitoring of the corrosion state in existing structures” of European concerted action COST 521 “Corrosion of steel in reinforced concrete structures” (1998-2002). Further, he is the Italian responsible scientist for the project “Long term durability and service life of post-tensioned structures” of European concerted action COST 534 “New Materials and Systems for Prestressed Concrete Structures”.
Mr. Peter Christian, MSc, BSc, is an International Expert in Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality with over 25 years of practical and industrial experience in HAZOP, HAZWOPER, HAZMAT, HAZCOM, PHA (Process Hazard Analysis), FMEA, HAZID, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001, Process Safety Management (PSM), Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality Management (SHEQ), Behavioral Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene, Human Factors Engineering, Risk Assessment, Fire Fighting, Rope Rescue Operations, Emergency Response within process industries. He is currently the President of NKWE and spearheads the companies major projects and business ventures, where he specializes in the areas of SHEQ solutions, ISO, Quality Control and OSHA systems. Previously, he has had much on–hand experience in the initiation and management of projects (technical as well organizational development) including involvement in design of process plants; the commissioning & decommissioning of process plants; the operational and financial responsibility for large process operations; risk management; operational and maintenance management, crisis and emergency management, accident investigation, risk assessment, hazard identification and emergency preparedness & response (oil spillage and gas explosions).
Much earlier in his career, Mr. Christian was a HAZOP Team Leader for numerous HAZOP studies and he has further managed the Health, Safety & Environmental and Quality requirements of a large process company. This included responsibilities as an auditor for compliance against SHEQ standards, ISO standards and the Fatal Risk Control Protocols. He then facilitated the development and implementation of the above standards as a group and at site level as part of the SHEQ council. Moreover, he established, trained and led a Rope rescue team and a high level emergency care clinic and ambulance service for many years. He still abseils recreationally and leads adventure groups during abseiling activities and serves as a rescue team member for mountain and water emergencies.
Mr. Christian has Master and Bachelor degrees in Metallurgy. He has a Diploma in Process Safety Management (PSM) and Safety Management (NADSAM) and continues to hold certifications as a development consultant for several international companies.
Dr. Andre Scheffer, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Instrumental Analytical Chemist with over 35 years of industrial experience in Analytical and Chemical Laboratory Management. His expertise extends over the fields of Gas Chromatography (GC), Mass Spectrometry (MS) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) such as environmental testing, drug testing and pharmaceutical analyses. Further, his extensive experience covers the Statistical Analysis of Laboratory Data, Uncertainty Measurement, Process Analyzers, Sampling and Sample Preparation, Experimental Design Program, Agilent Technologies ChemStation Chromatography Data Systems Software, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Problem Solving of Data Security and Laboratory Auditing. He is currently the Applications Chemist Manager of Chemetrix where-in he is responsible for training the users of Agilent Technologies GC, GC-MS, HPLC and UV-VIS instruments as well as developing methods for laboratories.
Dr. Scheffer has been actively associated in both industrial and academic environments for most of his professional career. With his dedication and professionalism, he has occupied several challenging positions such as Analytical Laboratory Programme Manager, Laboratory Manager and a prominent Professor of different international Universities in Lebanon, UK and South Africa.
Dr. Scheffer has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Analytical & Organic Chemistry.
Mr. Thomas Tarbay is an International Expert in assisting companies with establishing or maintaining a quality control system for ASME Code stamps “V, HV, UV and UD”, National Board “VR” stamp, ISO9000, AS9000 and API-Q1. He has over 40 years of industrial experience in Valve Technologies and has been involved with design and certification of several ASME/National Board Certified flow laboratories. He developed the specifications for testing and measuring equipment and also wrote the Quality and Procedures Manuals. Further, he was involved with the review and certification of these facilities.
Mr. Tarbay has also assisted a valve manufacturer with designing of a pressure relief valve for ASME Certification for Section VIII, Division 1. He was involved with the design process from the beginning. He assisted with the selection of flow characteristics, material selections and the certification process.
Mr. Tarbay worked for Curtiss Wright Flow Control, Farris Engineering as a Facility Quality Engineer where he is responsible for all aspects of quality control, maintaining ASME/NB “V and UV” certification, ISO-9001 certification, Chinese product approval, vendor audits and audits of Authorized Assemblers.
Before joining Farris
Engineering, Mr. Tarbay worked fulltime for National Board of Boiler &
Pressure Vessel Inspection as a “Safety Relief Valves”
Instructor and as a Valve Laboratory Engineer. His
experience included performing certification testing for
Mr. Tarbay has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Franklin University (USA) and an Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. During this time, he has developed specifications for a safety valve for Machine Design class and for ASME air flow testing laboratory for Senior Project. Moreover, he is a Member of the ASME Subcommittee on Safety Valve Requirements and the ASME Subgroup on Valve Design since 1996 and regularly attends NBIC Subcommittee on Over Pressure Protection.
Professor Andrew Palmer is the Jafar Research Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Cambridge University, UK. Professor Palmer is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has been engaged in marine pipeline engineering for 34 years, and has taken a leading part in many pipeline projects in the North Sea, the Middle East, Canada, and the Far East. He is the author of more than 170 published papers on pipeline engineering, structures and geotechnics, and of a book on structural mechanics. Prof. Palmer is co-author, with Dr Roger King, of the new reference book, Subsea Pipeline Engineering.
Dr. Emad Mansour, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Chemical and Process Engineer with over 25 years of extensive experience in Petrochemical and refining industries. His experience covers Engineering Drawing, Codes & Standards, fuels, aromatics, Polyethylene & Polypropylene Engineering, Catalyst Design & Catalytic Processes, Probability & Statistics, Experimental Design Program, Petroleum Refinery Processing, Process Development, Process Engineering Designs, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Process Plant Optimization, Data Analysis Techniques, Statistical Analysis of Laboratory Data, P&ID and Research & Development (R&D). He is currently the QA Manager of New Medical Technology (USA) wherein he is in-charge for the preparation and commercial scale production of Silicone Gel Ointment for scar management and responsible for quality assurance and conducting of shelf life studies for the different products.
During his career life, Dr. Emad worked as the Head of the Design Center of Al-Basil Company under the Military Industry Commission wherein he managed the pilot plant design for the corrosion inhibitors materials, production of ammonium chloride and multi-purpose unit for various lubricating materials. He was also the Head of Training & Studies Department wherein he and his team conducted feasibility studies of the production of catalyst, polyethylene, polypropylene & polyurethane, chlorinated rubber, sodium silicate and the production of silicate and water treatment chemical in the Middle East. Prior to this, he was the Head of the Design Administration where he was responsible for the basic design of the pilot plant for the production of aviation oils and chlorinated rubber. In his earlier career, he started-out as a Researcher where he conducted studies on the scale-up and operation of hydrogenation (Benzene, Paraxylene and Cyclohexane), production of Acetate Tow, Octane and distillate percentage as well as preparation of Furfural Alcohol using Fixed Bed Technique, passivation of Stainless Steel Surfaces and purification of spent Sulfuric Acid. Moreover, he has been the Senior Professor of Chemical Engineering and Visiting Fellow & Lecturer to various universities in the Middle East. He was further endowed with numerous commendations for his “Outstanding Performance and Services” as a Scientist and Educator from the Military Industry Commission and Ministry of Higher Education.
Dr. Emad has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering. Further, he is an active member of the Chemical Engineering Committee (USA), Al-Basil Scientific Committee, Petrochemical Committee for Standardization & Quality Control, Scientific Committee of Production Plants and Examining Committee for several PhD & MSc students in CHE. He is also consultant member of the Chemical Industry Consultancy Committee under the Ministry of Science & Technology. Moreover, he has one patent and 23 published scientific papers including “Liquid-Liquid Extraction Using Counter Current Foaming Columns” on 1987.
Professor Arsenio Caceres, PE, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Civil & Construction Engineer with over 30 years of extensive experience. He is an expert in Structural Reliaility, Road Construction, Pavement Design, Surface Drainage, Materials Engineering, Composite Structures, Damage Mechanisms, Concrete Technology and Structural Damage Assessment. Further, he is well adept in the areas of Engineering Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, Construction Materials, Composite Materials Application, Civil Engineering System Analysis, Dynamics and Reinforced Concrete Structures. He is currently the Professor of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of West Virginia (USA).
Professor Caceres’ career life was not only confined to academic but has achieved prestigious positions in Engineering industry such as a Senior Structural Engineer, Structural Designer, Process Control Engineer, Project Engineer and Senior Credit Analyst. During those periods, he was involved with the design and construction of large international projects wherein he designed structures, using wood, steel, concrete and other materials, including multi-story buildings, warehouses and bridges. Further, he was extensively involved with the management aspects by implementing production programming, control and coordinating operations.
Professor Caceres is a Registered Professional Engineer with PhD in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from the University of West Virginia, USA and at the same time he holds Master and Bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering. Further, he is a well-regarded member of prestigious organizations such as the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE). Moreover, he has published numerous books and papers and delivered technical presentations in international conferences.
Mr. Wyn Dutoit, MSc, BSc, is an International Expert in Analytical Chemistry & Water Treatment Technology with over 25 years of extensive experience in Analytical Laboratory Management and Water & Wastewater Treatment Engineering. He is currently the Laboratory Manager of ERWAT Laboratories where he is in charge of 9 laboratories in different regions and the Plant Manager of East Rand Water. He also provides trainings to authorities on laboratory accreditation, ISO 17025, laboratory management and technical & professional consulting.
Throughout Mr. Dutoit’s lengthy career, he has been experienced in Data Analysis, laboratory analysis and management with emphasis on accreditation, and skilled in developing & implementing standardised policies & procedures. Further, he is an expert in the field of water & wastewater management, with strong emphasis in laboratory analysis & accreditation (ISO 17025). His expertise also include but are not limited to Laboratory Quality Management, Safety & Health, GLP, Uncertainty of Measurement & Method Validation, Operation of Chemical Laboratories (Equipments, Instruments, Quality & Safety), Chemistry for Laboratory Analysts & Technicians, Industrial & General Analytical Chemistry, Risk Assessment, Emergency Response & Job Safety, Industrial Waste Recycling, Water Treatment Technology, Thermal Desalination, RO Membrane Desalination and MSF Plants with emphasis on accreditation, and skilled in developing & implementing standardized policies & procedures.
Mr. Dutoit has a Master degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor degree in Analytical Chemistry. He is a Certified Auditor for ISO 17025.
Mr. Dario Medina, MA, BSc, has over 30 years of extensive experience in Oil Spill and Environmental Management in the Oil industry. His experience includes Environmental Management System (ISO 14001), Oil Spill Management, Infection Control, Air Quality Management, Environmental Impact Analysis, Hazardous Waste Management, HAZMAT & HAZCOM and Environmental Engineering & Technology. Presently, he is the General Manager for Envirolab Consultores Ambientales & Servicios.
Medina started his successful
career as Environmental Affairs
Coordinator, wherein he was
involved in oil spill prevention
inspection, prepare monthly
reports based on oil spill data, supervision of onsite oil
spill collection operations, coordinate
oil spillage prevention through aerial inspections, give talks to land
crews on minimizing oil spills and update local contingency plans. Then
he became a Technical Representative wherein his main duty was to carryout all company registration
procedures and consultancy work for operative phases of oil and petrochemical
environmental projects at international
He also worked as an Environmental
Environmental Advisor and Waste
Management Advisor. In these
positions, he worked comprehensively on advising operative
departments regarding prevention and
During his long career life, Mr. Medina worked for world class companies such as Geophysical Services Incorporation, Corpozulia, Chevron, Port of Florida, Ambiente, YPF International and ENI. His main job on the above companies was to prevent, respond and manage Oil Spills and to protect the environment. His wealthy experience in Oil Spill management is incomparable and put him in the front in this area worldwide.
Mr. Elroy Christie, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Pipeline & Piping Engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience within the Petrochemical, Refineries and Oil & Gas industries. His expertise includes Fitness-for-Service (FFS) of Process Equipment, Piping Systems and Pipelines in accordance with API 579, Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) of Process Equipment, Piping Systems and Pipelines in accordance with API 580/581, Process Engineering & Design, Inspection Engineering, Mechanical Integrity, Process Plant Performance & Efficiency, Engineering Problem Solving & Troubleshooting, Piping Stress Analysis & Design, Pipeline Integrity Assessment and Design, Analysis, Fabrication, Inspection, Maintenance, Repair of Pressure Vessels & Equipments, Storage Tanks and Heat Exchangers. He is an International Expert in ISO, AWS, ASME, API, NBIC, NEC, NFBIC, ISA, ASTM and ANSI Codes and Standards.
Mr. Christie spent most of his career life working with international companies like GE Plastics & DuPont. Herewith, he handled several challenging responsibilities involving the Process Safety Management & Operations and Polymer Operations. He had been the Operations Manager, Process Safety Manager, Polymer Area Leader, Maintenance/Operations Supervisor, Manufacturing Specialist, Process Engineer and Chemical Engineer. Herein, he was responsible for developing the training for Safe Handling of Explosive Powders for GE Plastics Corporate World Wide and Productivity Improvements & Uptime improvements providing technical assistance to operations for Safety & Environmental Stewardship programs, design and implementation of computer-based watchdogs for process monitoring and optimization and the Organizational Restructuring using Six-Sigma Design & Methodology. Further, he was honoured for prestigious awards such as ‘DuPont Distinguished Environmental Service Award’, ‘Environmental Excellence Award’ and ‘Site Engineering Service Award’. He has further received several local management awards for his contributions in Process Safety Management (PSM).
Mr. Christie has Master & Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering.
Further, he is a API 570 Process Piping Inspector, API 510 Pressure
Vessel Inspector and former Certified API 653 Inspector.
Mr. Chris Myers, BMil (BA), is an ex Navy Commander and an International Expert in Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle Systems (ROV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV). His wide experience covers a range of subsea work undertaken that includes deep-water construction, underwater inspection, diver support (saturation, mixed gas and air), search & recovery, seabed mining support, drill support, law enforcement and body retrieval tasks. He had a long and distinguished career in the Navy as a Lieutenant, Surface Warfare and Navigation Officer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operator, Strike Craft Operator and Physical Training Instructor. Further, he was responsible for neutralizing and removing underwater sabotage ordinances. Having retired from the service as a Commander, Mr. Myers spent a period as a Harbour Master before moving on, and currently working as ROV Company Representative, Superintendent, Supervisor and Pilot Technician on various projects using ROV’s and AUV’s for International Companies in the offshore subsea services industry. During this period, Mr. Myers gained experience using various manipulators, grabbers, rotary and hydraulic cutters and has also gained invaluable sensor experience.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Myers worked as ROV Projects Manager, Vessel Master, Reserve Force Officer, Seaman, Navigation & Surface Warfare Officer.Further, he has done operational experience that includes diver support, drill support, construction support (pipe-lay, structure abandonment, hook-up operations, field construction, repair and maintenance), Inspection of wrecks, drilling and pipeline surveying. Although he has retired from the navy he has enlisted as a Reserve Officer in the Navy for special projects. Furthermore, he has a competent knowledge of legislation as well as Health Safety and Environmental awareness issues.
Mr. Myers has a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Military Science where he majored in Military
Strategy. Further, he has done postgraduate
executive Diplomas on Fiber Optics,
Electrical and High Voltage Safety and Limited Ultrasonic Thickness Gauging.
Mr. Evert Louw, PE, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 20 years of industrial experience in Power Systems, Instrumentation, Control, Maintenance and Materials management. He is an expert in the Commissioning, Maintenance, Protection & Repair of Power Plants, Substations, Auxiliary Plants, TeleControl Equipments, HV/LV Electrical Equipment (Circuit Breakers, Switchgears, Transformers, Generators, Motors, etc) and Process Control Systems (DCS, SCADA PLC etc). All his experience is within Power, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Petrochemical industries in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. Currently, he is managing a prestigious international electrical consulting company providing technical & engineering services, safety requirements, testing & commissioning for a large list of clientele. As the Head Consultant, he handles numerous field testing teams and the training, coaching and mentoring thereof of these groups.
Previously, Mr. Louw was the Manager of Sabur at their headquarter for many years, where he took control of all operations including electrical consulting, testing & commissioning service to different industries and municipalities. He also took charge of Power projects (electrical generation and distribution) and was responsible for projects engineering and commissioning supervision including system conceptual, functional and wiring diagrams for Power, PLC controls, HMI and SCADA. Before that, he was the Senior Engineer & Head of Protection for Eskom, where he was in charge of Process Control & Instrument specifications, SAMA diagram design, Loop drawings, schematics and PLC and DCS interfaces. Further, he was also in charge of Planning maintenance activities and strategies as Preventive, Corrective, Predictive, Quality and Safety inspections, Materials planning, Specific plans development etc.
Mr. Louw has Master and Bachelor degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Further, he is a well-regarded member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and has attended numerous courses in engineering and management during his long career life.
Mr. Rod Larmour, PE, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Process & Mechanical Engineer with over 40 years of Onshore & Offshore practical experience within the Power, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas industries. His expertise greatly covers the application of Stress Analysis, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat & Mass Transfer Engineering, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology, Cooling Towers, Gas & Steam Turbines, Centrifugal Compressor & Pumps, the design, failure investigation, and maintenance of Atmospheric Storage Tanks & Tank Farms and Bolted Flanges & Joints.
Currently, Mr. Larmour is working with Transnet overseeing the performance and safety of several fuel pipelines including pumping stations and inland tank farms locally. He also takes lead in the planning of detailed design of a fuel gas supply system from a site to the proposed new power station, the management of an EPC booster gas compressor station including an overland piping, and spearheads the commercial & contractual management within the Ilitha Process Group.
Throughout Mr. Larmour’s lengthy career, he has worked with several international companies like Mobil, Mossgas, Stewarts & Lloyds and Ilitha with prime positions such as Operations Manager, Principal Project Manager, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Offshore Projects Manager, Design Manager, Quality Assurance Manager and Project Engineer.
Mr. Larmour’s experience was not only confined to the industry alone. He was also able to largely contribute his expertise and impart his knowledge in the academe. He has engaged himself with researches and lectures in for several universities and companies and has held numerous training courses on Thermomechanics & Fluid mechanics, Engineering Design, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning and Heat Transfer.
Mr. Larmour has Master & Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering and has further gained a Diploma in Nuclear Science.
Captain Paul Allen, PhD, MBA, BSc, has over 40 years of practical and academic experience in Offshore Engineering, Marine Terminal Operations & Management, International Ship & Port Security (ISPS), Marine Survey & Inspection, Single Point Mooring (SPM) Operation, Maintenance, Inspection & Integrity Evaluation, Offshore Drilling, Marine Operations and Oil/Gas industry Project Development & Implementation.
During his long career life, Captain Allen worked with ODECO Drilling and Reading & Bates as their Offshore Installation & Drilling Manager with their operations extending in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, and offshore Sicily and Italy. As a Certified Driller, part of his responsibilities were overseeing the commissioning, start-up, completion & project management of offshore drilling operations, the commissioning, start-up & delivery of deep-drill semi-submersibles and the refit of drillships. Moreover, he has likewise developed and delivered courses on Offshore Drilling covering various areas such as BOP Control Systems, Well Control Techniques, Subsea Well Control, Blowout Preventers and Subsea BOP Equipments.
Captain Allen’s extensive offshore experience also includes being the Ship Officer (tankers and freighters) for Texaco and Marine Transport Lines, the General Manager for Southern Star Shipping, a Port Captain for Westwind Africa Line’s bulk carriers and tankers, a Shipping Director and Marine Terminal Manager for Flour Mills of Nigeria & Nigerian Pipelines, a Marine Operations Manager for Reefer Express, the Operations Director for Industrial Superintendence Corp, the Port Captain for Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp, the Chairman/CEO and Project Director for Beta Corp Houston and the Chairman for ABT Management Inc. He was once the Group and Project Director of Fluor Daniel's Ports, Harbours & Marine Terminals Group. Further, as an international Technical Consultant, part of his specialty area is on Automated Facilities and Offshore Deepwater projects such cryogenic operations (LNG) and marine facilities (FPSO, FSO & semi-submersibles).
Captain Allen’s experience was not at all confined to the industry alone, as his passion for sharing his knowledge brought him to teaching Nautical Science and Advanced Cargo (Tankers, LNG, Refrigerated, LASH/Seabee, Ro/Ro) as a Professor for the US Merchant Marine Academy and an Adjunct Professor of Maritime Administration & Management for Texas Maritime Academy and Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Management.
Captain Allen has Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees in Marine Engineering from the University of Houston, USA. He has the Award of Merit from ASCE, an Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from ASCE, a Strategic Management Award from Rice University, a Global Project Development & Finance Award from Project Finance and an Outstanding Professional Achievement Award from USMMA. Captain Allen has numerous publications and he is an active member in many engineering and marine professional societies in the USA and abroad.
Mr. Ismael Ibrahim, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Reservoir & Petroleum Engineer with over 30 years of extensive experience within the Oil & Gas industry. His specialization in the field of Drilling, Reservoir and Petroleum Engineering includes Steam Flood Reservoir Management; Steam Injection; Well Completion, Testing & Workover; Mud Engineering & Cementing; Detailed Reservoir Study of Oil Fields consisting Well Performance, Nodal Analysis, Petrophysical, PVT, Well-Log Analysis, Volumetric and Reserved Oil Calculations, Reservoir Pressure Distribution, Crude Oil Types & Accumulations Distribution and Reservoir Simulation using the BOAST, WinBOAST Simulation, SIMBEST II, Rock Work, KPVT, ECLIPSE, PETREL, Pan Systems, and PERFORM software.
During Mr. Ibrahim’s long career life, he has been the Director for Reservoir & Fields Development of the Ministry of Oil, where he handled oil fields reservoir studies, well testing analysis, PVT analysis, petrophysical analysis, reservoir simulation and field development projects. Previously, he worked with them as the Chief Reservoir Engineer, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Cementing Engineer and Drilling Engineer where he supervised numerous oil & gas well tests. Further to this, he is currently continuously delivering various international lectures and seminars on Prediction of Well Performance by using Vogel’s Method, Well Acidizing by HCL & HFL, Cementing Operations in Oil Wells and Formation Water Control in Producing Wells: Reasons & Treatment.
Earlier, Mr. Ibrahim has been the Project Manager, Cement Bulking Plant Manager, Assistant Project Manager and Executive Plant Engineer globally and was the Senior Well Testing Engineer of North Oil Company where he supervised the design & operation, oil & gas wells testing, well log analysis, and acidizing to producing wells without rig. Having worked with the Central Petroleum Organization, Halliburton and Iraq National Oil Company occupying key positions such as a Cementing Engineer, Well Site Drilling Supervisor, Workover Site Engineer and Drilling Site Engineer, he greatly delved into operations on well completion, testing & workover, well site drilling and mud engineering, designing and performing several cement jobs.
Mr. Ibrahim has Master and Bachelor degrees in Petroleum & Reservoir Engineering from the Russian State University (Moscow).
Mr. Martin Schumacher is a Certified Master Electrical Inspector (CEI-Master) with extensive and industrial experience. He specializes in IAEI Review & Standards Monitoring, National Electrical Codes (NEC), Energy Code (IECC), Electrical Plan Review and International Energy Conservation Code. He is also an expert in Generators & Emergency Systems, Grounding & Bonding, Low Voltage & Limited Energy, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, Electrical Calculations and Electrical Safety, Hazardous Area Classification, Industrial & Commercial Electrical Installations, Inspections and Procedures in industrial, residential, commercial & domestic buildings. Currently, he is the Senior Electrical Plans Examiner of Howard County Government in Maryland, USA.
During Mr. Schumacher’s career life, he has demonstrated his enormous capabilities and expertise in various industries within the USA as the President, Senior Electrical Plans Examiner, Electrical Inspector, Engineer Specialist, Electrical Instructor, Electrician and the Contractor.
Mr. Schumacher has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the Carroll Community College (USA). Further, he is a Certified Master Electrical Inspector from the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI-USA), the President of the IAEI - Chesapeake Chapter, an Executive Board Member of the Electric League of Maryland, a Governor’s Task Force for Electrical Vehicle Charging of the State of Maryland and an active member of the MUELEC, the Maryland Electrical Inspectors Association, the Independent Electrical Contractors Education Committee (IEC), the NFPA and the NFAA.
Mr. Mohamed El-Sayed is a Senior Petroleum & Production Engineer and Well Service Consultant with over 35 years of extensive experience in Drilling/Reservoir/Petroleum Engineering and Well Service Operations within the Oil and Gas industries. He is a recognized authority in “Hands On” Service and Drilling Operations and Well Completions (Riggless Operations). Further, his expertise covers the areas of wellhead operations, Wellbore Interventions, Well Testing, Wire/Slickilne Equipment and Operations, Coil Tubing, Water Flooding, Electric Submersible Pumps (ESPs), SMART well completion technology, X-mas trees, well intervention, well control, wireline, slickline & fishing operations, well completion & workover, coiled tubing technology and pipeline pigging. He is as well recognized & respected for his process, procedural expertise, modus operandi as well. He is currently working as the Well Intervention Division Manager of GUPCO.
Mr. Mohamed has handled various positions during the past three decades in his career. He worked in production, drilling, workover, complex wellbore interventions in both drilling & servicing and wellhead operations where he served as an important engineer and manager in these areas. He has indeed exhibited sheer diligence in his field. He was in-charge of setting subsurface safety valves and in troubleshooting and testing all types of valves tubing and wireline retrievable SSSV for renowned companies such as Halliburton, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Weatherford. He has also worked and evaluated the advanced measuring system in one of PDO’s oil fields thru Halliburton. Further, he has very good experience in the set-up and commissioning, maintenance & troubleshooting of wireline equipment. As Wellhead and Wireline Manager, he was primarily responsible of planning the wellhead and wireline daily activities and spearheaded the solving of problems encountered during daily operations. This also covered the installation, operation, troubleshooting and testing of the wellheads and the supervision of electric line operations and coiled tubing jobs.
Mr. Mohamed has participated in various hydrocarbon and production engineering conferences and presented papers on multilateral wells for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and has taken specialized trainings on production technology, safety management, gas lift design, wireline and wellhead operations with Schlumberger, Halliburton and AMA in the USA.
Mr. Mohamed has a Bachelor degree in Petroleum Engineering and is also a well-regarded member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Mr. Mamdouh Al-Aidarous, MSc, BSc, is the Chairman of the Vibration Institute (USA) with over 25 years of extensive experience in Machinery Vibration, Piping Vibration, Vibration Measurement & Diagnosis, Rotating Equipment Reliability, Condition Based Monitoring, Preventive & Predictive Maintenance and Dynamics of Machines.
During Mr. Mamdouh’s career life, he has occupied various key positions in several companies such as a Vibration Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Operation Engineer, Maintenance Supervisor, Preventive Maintenance & Fault Analysis Engineer, Commissioning Engineer and Rotating Equipment Engineer. He has shared his expertise and worked in different industries such as in Gas Plants, Water Injection Plants, Gas Oil Separation Plants and Refineries. He has further extensive industrial experience working with rotating and stationery machinery repair, operation, performance and design as well as troubleshooting of many chronic vibration problems for pumps, compressors, steam turbines, gearboxes and piping.
Mr. Mamdouh has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Petroleum and Minerals. Further, he is the First Certified Vibration Institute Specialist-IV (ISO 18436) in the Middle East (1997). Prior to becoming the Chairman of the Vibration Institute (USA), he was a Board Member and Certification Committee Member. Moreover, he is an active member of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).
Mr. Moatasemm Ahmed, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical Engineer & HSE Consultant and Consultant with over 30 years of experience within the Power, Instrumentation & Electrical Utilities. His expertise lies in the field of Fiber Optics Technology, National Electrical Safety, confined space safety, risk assessment, hazard identification, accident investigation, loss prevention, Active and Positive Fire Fighting, Fire & Gas Detection Systems, Fire Fighting Systems, Fire Proofing and Fire Fighting System Inspection, HAZOP, HSE, HAZMAT, HAZCOM, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, Code (NESC), the National Electrical Code (NEC), Electrical Safety, HV/MV Cable, Grounding of Electrical Supply & Communications Facilities, Installation & Maintenance of Electrical Supply Station & Equipment such as rotating equipment, fences, safety signs, storage batteries, working space, transformers & regulators, conductors, circuit breakers, reclosers, switches & fuses, etc. Furthermore, he is also well experienced in Installation & Maintenance of Overhead Electrical Supply and Communication Lines, Installation & Maintenance of Underground Electric Supply and Communication Lines, Underground Conduit Systems, Cable in Underground Structures, OSHA Requirements, Practical Fiber-Optics, Integrated Electro-Optic Devices & Systems and the Cost Evaluation, Pricing & Tariff Structure Analysis of the provision of such services. Currently, he leads the training section of a space program where he does lectures and at the same time spearheads the designing, manufacturing, testing and commissioning of a remote sensing satellite (RSS).
During his career, Mr. Moatasem worked as an Area Manager, Consultant and QHSE Coordinator for establishing, upgrading, training, auditing and certification of "Management Systems" (ISO-9000, QS-9000, ISO-14000, API and HACCP). As a certified QHSE specialist and consultant from NIOSH, he is expert with issues related to OSHA requirements, including situation requiring working in “Confined Spaces”. Further, he has also worked with numerous international companies and governmental organizations such as Conecs, Ukraine, the Weatherford, Enterra, US Training Program, Hercules, Alliant Techsystems, USA and the Sultanate of Oman Land Armed Forces (SOLF).
Mr. Moatasem has Master and Bachelor degrees in Electronics & Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Electronic Technology. He is also a Certified ‘Quality Lead Auditor’ and a Certified Designer of Space-borne Devices. With the accomplishments he has given, he has become well-regarded member of the NARSSS (National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science) and OSH (Occupational Safety and Health).
Mr. Geoff Kaschula is a Senior Inspection Engineer with over 30 years of extensive experience within the oil, gas, petrochemical, process and power industries. His fields of specialization cover the areas of design, fabrication, construction, installation, commissioning, inspection & maintenance of process equipment such as boilers, pressure vessels, piping systems, structures & storage tanks; condition assessment of rotating & auxiliary equipment like compressors, steam turbines, pumps, heat exchangers & valves; Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Fitness-For-Service (FFS); welding & fabrication engineering, failure analysis, flaw evaluation, remnant life determination, capacity reviews for process and power equipment, asset management and project management. He has also worked extensively with international industry standards such as ASME, API, TEMA, BS/EN, ANSI & AWS to name a few. Mr. Kaschula is currently the Director of RBI-Asset Management.
Mr. Kaschula has handled wide-ranging responsibilities and assumed various important positions over the past 30 years in his career. Prior to founding his own company, he was the Quality Manager of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a power company, where he handled design verification of equipment such as boilers, pressure equipment, heat exchangers & pumps in addition to the overall development of management systems in compliance with international safety, quality and technical standards. He also worked as the Inspection Manager of Weltech where he was in charge of all major inspection activities and plant condition evaluation of petrochemical plants and power stations. He also worked extensively as a Project Manager for the design, fabrication and manufacturing of pressure vessels, heat exchangers and piping in accordance with ASME III & VIII standards. He also served as Technical Assessor, Inspection Engineer, Welding Engineer and QA/QC Engineer for companies like Arnot & Hendrina Power Station, Projects Expedited, Airtech Davidson & the Department of Transport. As the current Director of RBI-Asset Management, he oversees the overall operations of the company in providing technical and advisory services in the field of infrastructure asset management, design review, verification, inspection and condition assessment of major refinery equipment such as pressure vessels, storage tanks and piping systems.
Mr. Kaschula is a qualified Welding Engineer. He is also a certified API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector, API 570 Piping Inspector, a Registered Inspector & Competent Person for Boilers, Pressure Vessels & Pressure Equipment as well as a Registered International Professional Welding Technologist by the International Institute of Welding (IIW).
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Dr. Neo Ciras, PhD, MBA, BSc, is an International Expert in Power Generation and Process Control Technology with academic and industrial experience throughout Europe (Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France and the UK). He is currently the Engineering Manager at Vasilikos Power Station which is one of the largest and most modern Power Stations in Europe.
During his career life, he has built-up an international reputation in the design, teaching and consulting work in Power Generation, Transformers, Motors, Process Control, Instrumentations, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and SCADA systems. Prior to this, he held prime positions such as an Engineering Consultant, Software Development Consultant, Electronic Engineer, Systems Software/Safety Engineer, Telecommunications Officer as well as a prestigious Instructor in several international universities.
Dr. Ciras has a PhD degree in Control Engineering, a Master degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Glamorgan University, UK. Further, he is a lifetime member of IEEE and the author of the famous book “Linear and Nonlinear Modelling of Gas Turbine Engines”, the book that gained international recognition by being presented and discussed in several international conferences and journals. Apart from this, he has published numerous books internationally.
Mr.Theo Van Besouw
Mr. Theo Van Besouw, PE, MBA, BSc, is a Senior Pipeline & Piping Engineer with over 30 years of industrial experience all throughout Canada, the US, and the Middle East. His expertise includes piping and pipeline design, inspection, maintenance, repair, integrity assessment, FFS, RBI, and rehabilitation. He is a subject-matter expert in ASME and API codes and standards. He is currently the Project Manager of Integrated Pipeline Incorporation where he is in charge of various pipeline projects in the USA, Canada and Middle East.
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Theo is a Registered Professional Engineer and has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix. He is the treasurer of the executive committees for ASM International and he is a well-regarded member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists & Geophysicists and a Task Force Member of the Canadian Standard Association (CSA).
Mr. Dan Mehonoshen is a Senior Instrumental Analytical Chemist with over 25 years of industrial experience. He is currently the Lab Manager of Castlemaine Perkins, where he is in charge of 72 Instrumentation Engineers, Analysts, Chemists and Lab Technicians.
During his career life, Mr. Mehonoshen worked as a Lab Manager, an Instrumental Analytical Chemist, an Environmental Analytical Chemist, a Quality Control Chemist, and as an Instrumentation Engineer. He worked for many laboratories within the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries.
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Australian Chemical Institute. He is a Certified Auditor for ISO 17025.
Mr. Paul Simkin is a Senior Fire & Safety Consultant with over 35 years of extensive experience within the Petroleum, Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Marine and Power Industries. His broad expertise includes fire fighting & rescue operations, fire prevention & safety, emergency response management, emergency planning, offshore safety & offshore rescue, and hazardous materials management. At present, he is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FireDirect and is an International Consultant for fire rescue, fire safety and HSE in Europe, the Caribbeans and the Middle East.
For the first 30 years of his long career, Mr. Simkin was in charge of Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority, one of the busiest authorities in the UK. He was the Chief Fire & Rescue Officer with responsibility for 7 fire stations and 250 officers and firefighters. In addition to his management and operational responsibilities, Mr. Simkin was also the Commandant of the Fire Training Centre, where he trained over 1,600 firefighters. After that, Mr. Simkin was seconded to the UK Home Office (UKHO) and assigned as the Manager of the UK Fire Service College where he became a National Expert in Hazardous Materials. After 4 years, Mr. Simkin was seconded to Oman Safety Engineering College where he was in charge of the Industrial Fire Department for 2 years. Mr. Simkin then moved to Saudi Aramco where he was in charge of training of more than 1,500 firefighters and rescue officers for the Offshore and Onshore Oil/Gas fields, processing plants and refineries. Recently, he resigned from ARAMCO and established his own company FireDirect.
Mr. Simkin has a Bachelors Degree in Firefighting & Rescue from the Institute of Fire Engineers (UK). Further, he is certified by the UK Statutory Fire Brigades. He is also certified as a Firefighting and Rescue Trainer and a Driver Examiner.
Dr. Wilfred Fritz, PE, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer with over 20 years of extensive industrial experience. His expertise includes the areas of Electrical Equipment & Control Systems; Power Factor Correction; Energy Conservation and Technology, Commissioning of Automation & Variable Speed Drives; Selection, Applications, Operation, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting & Maintenance of Generators, Circuit Breakers, Fuses, Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS), Transformers, Inverters, Rectifier; Industrial Automation in Co-Generation; and the application of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and SCADA Systems.
Althroughout his career life, Dr. Fritz has worked with various international companies like ESCOM, SIEMENS and he had worked closely with the Phoenix Contact program in Germany. Further, he has taken numerous challenging positions such as being a Commissioning Engineer and Senior Energy Engineer. Dr. Fritz has made a name for himself with his professionalism and ingenuity. Aside from this, he continuously expresses his zest for sharing his superb skills & knowledge through the university lectures he provides on energy subjects such as Research of Energy Efficient Systems and Measurement & Verification of Energy Audits.
Dr. Fritz has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Distributed Power Electronic Systems. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager, a Certified PV Solar for Professionals and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and is a well-regarded member of the CPUT Energy Technology Unit, Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE), Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Engineering Council, Association for Energy Efficiency and French Technical Institute. Further, he also published several papers in recognized journals of energy and has further presented these to various international conferences.
Mr. Oran Lewis, PE, BSc, is an Adjunct Instructor with over 30 years experience in the design, erection, maintenance, inspection, fabrication, modification and repair of pressure equipment, as well as presenting educational courses for piping inspection, welding, weld inspection, and pressure equipment inspection.
Mr. Lewis has a Bachelor degree and he is a qualified American National Board Trainer and NDE Trainer. Further, he is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, API Certified Pressure Vessel Inspector, former API Certified Piping Inspector, a member of the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Commission and the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector - State of Texas.
Mr. Michael Linck, MBA, BBA, is a Senior Piping & Maintenance Engineer with over 30 years of practical experience in the Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and Power industries. His expertise covers Piping Systems, Process Equipment, Building & Facilities Maintenance Management, Maintenance Planning, Maintenance Auditing & Benchmarking, Risk Management Program (RMP), Reliability, Availability & Maintability (RAM), Material Cataloguing, planning and implementation of small to large boiler projects, insulation, scaffolding, installation, operation and inspection of steel, cement, petrochemical and power industries, both new installations and aftermarket service projects. Currently, he is the VP of Operations for Refractory Repair Services as well as the President of LINCK REFRACTORY INTERNATIONAL SERVICES, taking full charge of all refractory and mechanical maintenance related operations.
Earlier in his career life, Mr. Linck held numerous significant and challenging positions as the Commissioning Specialist, Maintenance Specialist, Contract Specialist, Site Manager, General Manager, Project Manager, Branch Manager, Construction Manager, Manager and Contract Site Service Representative in several international companies such as Foster Wheeler, NV Gouda Vuurvast, Insultec Ltd., National Refractories Clay Alumina Specialties, Thermo Tech, Turnaround Maintenance Inc., Solar Industries and Anco Industries.
Mr. Linck has Master and Bachelor degrees in Engineering from the North Texas University and University of Dallas respectively. He is certified as an API 936 Inspector early in 2003 as well as holds or has held state contracting licenses related to heavy construction and engineering in West Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arizona.
Dr. Karam Mohamed, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 20 years of extensive industrial experience. He is an expert in Power Generation, Steam Power Plants, Co-Generation, Transformers, Combined Cycle Plants, Electrical Power System Protection & Control, Electrical Power System Installations, Design of Electric Services for Projects, Relays and Power System Protection Equipment. Further, his experience includes electric circuits, power system analysis, electrical machines and digital power system protection. He is currently the Senior Professor of one of the leading universities in the Middle East.
During his career life, Dr. Karam has been a main consultant of multiple projects in the Middle East, where he was in charge of strategic planning, infrastructure design of electrical work for new cities and villages, internal and external lighting systems, LV & MV panels and networks, transformer, switchgears and standby generator selection.
Dr. Karam has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Electric Power & Machine Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada. Further, he has published numerous books such as “IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery”, “A New Protection Scheme for Short Transmission Lines” and “Electricity Today” just to name a few. Furthermore, he is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and has attended several conferences in the USA, Canada and Middle East.
Mr. Walter Schwellnus is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 30 years of Electrical Engineering experience in diverse industries. He is currently the Electrical Maintenance Manager of Rand Water & Electricity where he is in charge of maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical equipments. He is managing the entire electrical maintenance component including system design, protection scheme, MV switchgear, motor induction for MW and LV Switchgear. Further, he is providing technical support for electrical engineering projects, carrying-out low voltage cabling and reviewing electrical designs as well as preliminary and protection designs.
Mr. Schwellnus gained his technical expertise and skill through several challenging positions such as a Chief Electrical Engineer, Senior Electrical Engineer, Senior Engineer, Electrical & Instrumentation Section Engineer, Engineer and Junior Engineer for international companies such as the Iscor Works, Rand Water, Stewart Scott International, Botswana Ash and many more. During these stages, he become an expert in instrumentation, electrical design system, electrical distribution, protection system and electrical equipment including switchgear (11kV/3.3kV and 2.2kV/400V), transformers, motors (3.3kV up to 33kV), VFD, VSD, MV/LV cabling, 6.6kV/400V miniature substations and 6.6kV power supply.
Mr. Schwellnus has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. Further, he is an active member of several prestigious organizations such as the Chartered Electrical Engineer and the Institution of Engineering & Technology. Moreover, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Mr. Peter Walker is a Senior Coating Inspection Engineer with over 20 years of Onshore & Offshore experience in Protective Coating Systems, Painting & Coating Technology, Steam & Gas Turbines Inspection & Coating, Corrosion Prevention & Control, Welding Technology, Thermal Installation, Stability & Damage Control for Offshore Operations, Marine Coating and Dry-Dock Inspection & Evaluation. Currently, he is the Project Manager & Professional Development Trainer of Prezioso Tecniclor SAS wherein his responsibilities include fabric maintenance; verification of the integrity of painting, scaffolding, PFP and insulation practices; handling logistics support for all personnel, equipment and materials; managing the HSE policy and regulations; and performing On-Site (Offshore & Offshore) inspection and supervision.
During Mr. Walker’s career life, he has gained his practical and extensive experience in various challenging positions such as the General Manager, Project Manager, Marine Manager, Coating Inspector & Supervisor, Senior Technical Engineer and Technical Engineer for several international companies such as the SIGMA, KANSAI, JOTUN, AMERON, INDU Marine, DULUX, PWT and DUPLEIX. During his tenure, he won regional & national awards and was honoured for his huge achievements in the “Marine Coating” field.
Mr. Walker is a Certified Level 1, 2 & 3 NACE Coating Inspector, NACE O-CAT Technician and CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector. Further, he has a Diploma in Business Management and he has obtained numerous certifications for painting & welding from the SAQCC, Offshore Survival, Fire Fighting, HUET, First Aid, Offshore Operations Stability & Damage Control, Boilers & Cooling Towers Corrosion Prevention and many more.
Professor Robert McCrindle, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Analytical Chemist with over 40 years of industrial experiences in Analytical and Chemical Laboratory Management. His expertise extends over the fields of Spectrometry, ISO 17025 Accreditation & Adherence, Chromatography, ICP (Inductively Coupled Plasma), Atomic Spectroscopy, Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Instrumentation and Process Analyzer. He is an Industrial Consultant to several international technological and petrochemical companies such as PerkinElmer, Johnson Matthey (England), LonMin (London Mining), Anglo Platinum, and Impala Platinum. At the same time, he is a Professor and the Head of the Chemistry Department where he gives instruction on Methods Validation, ICP, Mass Spectrometry, Ion Chromatography, Instrument Calibration, Laboratory Management, GLP and many other courses.
Professor McCrindle has been associated with both the research and industrial environments for most of his professional career. With his dedication to the industry, he has been awarded numerous awards such as the Spectroscopic Society’s President Award, the Senior Researcher of the Year Award, and Leader of the Research Team. He had also been the lead reviewer for technical journals such as the Spectrochimica Acta, the Journal of Environmental Monitoring, the Applied Spectroscopy, the Journal of Chemistry, and the Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters.
Professor McCrindle has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Analytical & Physical Chemistry. He is an esteemed scientific advisory committee member for the Network of Analytical Chemists, Enviromin and CSI (Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale) Conferences, and a well-regarded associate of the Spectroscopic Society, the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), the Learning Area for Natural Science, the Building Industries Federation, and the Chemical Institute.
Professor Jack Cronje, PhD, MSc, BSc, is the Senior Professor of Supply Chain & Logistics Management at UNISA with over 25 years of experience in most facets of Supply Chain Management such as Procurement, Business & Technical Logistics, Transport Economics, Distribution, Product Supply, Warehousing and Materials Resource. He is concurrently the Department Head of Logistics & Transport Economics at UNISA.
Professor Cronje’s career life mostly evolved in the Supply Chain and Logistics fields. As an expert Logistics Practitioner, he was able to work as the Program Manager for the Certification Program in Business Logistics. He was also the Operations Manager in the bus industry and was responsible for the Logistics Management, Industrial Relations, Procurement and Transport operations. He has been managing Logistics, Procurement and Transport Consultancy work for both public and private sectors and he was also an External Examiner for Logistics & Transport at the University of Pretoria.
Professor Cronje has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Logistics and Transport Economics. Further, he has various projects, researches and publications on Supply Chain and Logistics Management. He has also developed curricula and study materials and presented numerous lectures for the European Certified Board of Logistics (ECBL) programmes and delivered papers at international logistics and transport conferences.
Mr. Russell Mason is an International Expert in Lifting & Rigging Operations with over 20 years of experience in Crane, Rigging, Slinging, Lifting and Deck Operations, Construction Operations, Scaffolding, Forklift, Safety Audits, Compliance with OSHA Safety Requirements and other heavy equipment operations. His experience includes HLO and Welding operations. He is currently an Independent Consultant providing consultancy services on Lifting, Rigging, and Crane Operations to various companies all over Australia, Europe and Asia.
During his career life, Mr. Mason worked as a Senior Construction Manager, Construction Manager, Construction Supervisor, Lifting & Rigging Superintendent, Lifting & Rigging Supervisor, Deck Operations Supervisor, Crane Operator and Rigging Specialist. He worked in various companies such as AUST Corporation, Rydans Construction, All Area Rigging Company, Le Blanc Communications, Fluor Daniel, James Hardie Construction, NQEA, Citra Construction, Humes Construction and Queensland Public Works & Highways.
Mr. Mason has a Bachelor degree in Engineering & Industrial Skills. He has obtained international certifications for Advanced Rigging, Advanced Scaffolding, Mobile Crane (PIN-JIB, Hydraulic, no tonnage restriction), Dogman, Forklift, O/H Gantry, Front End Loader and other heavy equipment.
Dr. John Sproston, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical & Instrumentation Engineer with over 35 years of industrial experience in Piping System, Pipelines, Process Equipment, Gearboxes, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Gas Turbines, Steam Turbines, Diesel Engines, Pumps, Compressors, Heat Exchangers, Valves, Flowmeters, Process Control and Instrumentation. He is currently a Senior Consultant to various industries in Europe, United States, Asia and the Middle East wherein he provides consultancy services on the application, maintenance and operational constraints of flowmeters, gas turbines and diesel powered engines in the oil & gas industries.
During his career life, Dr. Sproston held key positions in Rolls Royce where he was largely involved in the design, application, operation and maintenance of diesel powered engines and turbine blading subject to pre-specified distributions of pressure for aircraft engines. During this period, he has also been closely involved in various aspects of Turbomachinery, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics where he has become a recognized authority in these areas. Later, he joined the academic staff of University of Liverpool in UK as a Senior Professor of Mechanical & Instrumentation Engineering Courses. A substantial part of his work has been concerned with detailed aspects of flowmetering both of single & multiphase flows. He has supervised doctoral research students in this area in collaboration with various European flowmeter manufacturers.
Dr. Sproston has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He has published about 120 technical papers and has contributed to various textbooks related to Mechanical & Instrumentation Engineering fields. He was a member and held chairmanships over various governmental, industrial and research committees in the Mechanical Engineering sector.
During his career life, Mr. Harmse worked for world-class petroleum and petrochemical companies such as SASOL and Fluor Daniel. He worked in several countries within North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During such period, he was in-charge of critical engineering and management positions such as a Project Manager, Technical Manager, Engineering Manager, Process Engineer, Project Engineer and Lead Engineer.
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Mr. Ahmed Farghaly, MSc, MBA, BSc, is a Senior Process & HSE Engineer with over 20 years of progressively responsible experience in Oil, Gas, Refinery, Petrochemical and Utilities industries. His extensive experience includes Oilfield Production Operations, Gasfield Production Operations, Surface Production Operations (Oil & Gas), Process Equipment Design, HSE Leadership, HSE International Standards, ISO 18001, OHSAS 14001, NEBOSH, OSHA, Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, Process Safety Management (PSM), Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Hazardous and Operability Studies (HAZOP), Hazardous Materials, Hazardous Chemicals, HAZCOM, HAZMAT, HAZWOPER, HAZIN, Process Modelling, Plant Optimization & Performance Monitoring, Plant Operational Economics, Root Cause Analysis, Planning & Profitability, Process Troubleshooting, Process Modifications, Operating Manual, SOP & SI’s and Equipment Performance Test. He is currently the Gas Field Manager of DANAGAS wherein he expertise lies on different facets of Process Engineering fro
With Mr. Ahmed’s indepth practical experience for being the Plant Operations Manager, Plant Operations Supervisor, Senior Plant Engineer and Senior Process Engineer from various international companies, he was actively involved with every aspect of commissioning the plant such as gas absorption/adsorption in TSA/PSA, scrubbing, stripping (for CO2, H2S removal related to gas sweetening), distillation, turbo-expander process, low-temperature cryogenic process, LTS processes, propane, propylene and ethylene refrigerant systems not to mention the Water Flushing, Air Blowing, Leak Testing and subsequent Lining Up of all the Process loops and related equipments; the Line-up of the Utility Systems for Instrument & Plant Air, Nitrogen, Cooling Water, Demineralised Water, Steam & Condensate, the Commissioning of Cracked Gas, Refrigeration Compressors; Steam Turbines; Steam Blowing Procedures; Air Tightness Preparation; P & ID; Blinding and Deblinding operations executed prior to start-up; Nitrogen Purging; Safety related aspects including the Fire Fighting Network; Pressure Vessels; ESD System and related Trip Interlocking for LNG and Petrochemical Plant; Smooth Operation of Plant through DCS systems Honeywell TDC-3000 & TDC-3000X and YOKOGAWA CS 3000 and PLC trip System (TRICONICS and ProSafe).
Mr. Ahmed has Master and Bachelordegrees in Chemical & CorrosionEngineering. He holds a Leadership Certificate in recognitionto his outstanding achievement in Bouroge-BechtelProject.
Captain Aly Torky is an International Expert in Port Operations & Security Management with over 20 years of field experience. His expertise evolves in Marine Terminal Operations & Management, Port Facility Security, International Ship & Port Security (ISPS), Navigation Aids, Radar, GPS, Echo Sounder, Marine Survey & Inspection, Anchor Handling, LPG/LNG Ships Handling, Offshore Operation, Marine Communication Systems, Oil & Gas Pipeline Operation, ISGOTT, ISPS and MARPOL. Further, he is an expert in Towing, Fire Prevention & Firefighting, Pollution Fighting, Rescue Operation, Damaged Control Operations, Fuel & Water Supply Operations and Clearance Operations. Currently, he is the ASD Tug Master of Smit/Shilpaya in Holland where he is responsible in Damietta LNG terminal and sea gas operation.
During his career life, Captain Torky had gained his tremendous marine experience through various sea services all over the world as the Captain, Ship Chief Officer, Naval Officer, Training Master, Tug Master, Harbor Master, Coast Guard and Ship Security.
Captain Torky has a Bachelor degree in Marine Science of Naval Engineering. He is also a Certified Practitioner & Trainer as well as a Certified Master on sea going ships of 500 grosses tonnage and more.
Dr. Munir Hourani, PhD, MSc, BBA, is a Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) and Project Management Consultant with over 25 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. His expertise includes Project Management, Contract Management, Financial Management, Planning, Budgeting and Cost Control, Business Consultant, Translator and Portfolio Manager. His area of expertise includes Change Management, Leadership, Business Development, HR Management, HR Skills Training, Effective Negotiation Skills, Strategic Planning, Problem Solving & Decision Making, Negotiation and Time Management.
During his career, Dr. Hourani has worked for major organizations worldwide like ETN-Holland, M.M. Corporation-Japan, Arabic Council for Science, Medicine & Technology-Jordan, SABIC-Saudi Arabia, QP-Qatar, EDB-Bahrain, ADNOC-UAE and PADICO-Palestine, whereby he handled business development projects in multi-million dollars. He has also translated/edited more than 30 books in Economics, Business, Politics and Education. The diversified experiences in technical and non-technical environments entitled him to perceive the business needs and align consulting with training work. Further, he delivered many consultation, training, lectures and presentations in business and management to majority of the largest commercial, manufacturing and oil & gas organizations mainly in the Gulf Region. As a renowned speaker, he is a visiting Lecturer/Trainer in Abu Dhabi University, Alhosn University, UAE University, Emirates Institute for Banking and many other consulting and training institutions.
Dr. Hourani has PhD in Business Management & HR Development, Master in International Trade and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Almeda University, USA. He is a Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) from The Consultants Institute, USA. In addition to that, he possesses several post graduate diplomas in Strategic Management & Business Development Studies. He is a member of several Management and Business bodies like Project Management Institute (PMI), American Management Association (AMA), American Management & Business Administration Institute (AMBAI) and Association for Strategic Planning.
Mr. Deon Herbst, PE, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Communication Systems Engineer with over 25 years of extensive experience in the industry. He is an expert in the area of Industrial Data Communications, VoiceOver IP, Telecommunications, Network Security & Monitoring, Security Control & Automation Systems, and Industrial Field Instrumentation.
Mr. Herbst is currently the President of Data & Systems Technology Incorporation that specializes in system design, development, integration, deployment and maintenance of both hardware and software data communication systems as well as embedded applications, to field projects & inspection services in mostly the same area. In general, the company has successfully completed numerous Data Communication systems design projects among which include the design, manufacture, deployment and maintenance of Access Control Systems, CCTV Systems, Telecommunication Systems, IP Based Telecommunications, Data & Network Monitoring Systems for Interception purposes, Consumer electronics, FPGA & RF Design & Implementation, DSP Based designs, Speech Processing, Cryptography and Data Security.
Mr. Herbst spends most of his time on consultancy projects that made him a world renowned for his professionalism and practical problem solving abilities. Therewith, he has provided several international companies consultancy services on data communication software & hardware development, mainly specialising in Industrial Communications, Electronic Access Control Systems, Time & Attendance Systems, Systems Integration, Telecommunications, Neural Networks, Data Security, Network security, Business Application Development and Network Monitoring.
Mr. Herbst has Master & Bachelor degrees in Communication Systems Engineering.
Professor Paul Fatti, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior R&D and Statistics Expert with over 40 years of extensive experience in R&D, Statistics & Probability, Experimental Design, Actuarial Science, Operations Research, Multivariate Statistical Theory, Applied Statistical Modelling, Applied Operations Research Modelling and Classification in Remote Sensing. He is currently the Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Professor in the School of Statistics & Actuarial Science in the University of Witwatersrand. Concurrently, he is a Senior Professional Consultant of Statistics & Experimental Design for various companies and organizations such as Davsteel, Transvaal, Coal Owners Association, Shell Coal, Alex Aiken and Carter, Water Research Commission, Portland Cement Institute, Federation on Civil Engineer Contractors, Chamber of Mines Research Laboratories, Unilever, FOSKOR, General Accident Insurance Co., National Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers, Deloitte andmany others.
Professor Fatti was the Head of the Department of Statistics & Applied Science at the University of Witwatersrand wherein he was also a Senior Professor for 17 years in the School of Statistics & Actuarial Science under the same university. Prior to that, he became the Head, Programme Leader, Senior Specialist Researcher and Chief Researcher of the Division of Operations Research & Statistics in the National Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences under the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). Further, he was the Senior Researcher and Consultant for the Institute for Operational Research in London and he rendered R&D work at the Chamber of Mines Research Laboratories.
Professor Fatti has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Statistics & Operations Research. He is an active member, ex President, ex Convenor and ex Chairman of the National Statistical Association. He is also an active member of the Institute for Operational Research & Management Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Further, he held different senior positions in the IFORS, Institute for Statistical Research, Water Research Commission’s Working Group on Research Needs in Water Resources & Surface Hydrology, National Certification Council, Agrimetrics Institute and the Review Panel for the Biostatistics Unit of the Medical Research Council. He is also an External Assessor for the Academic Reviews of the Statistics & Actuarial Science Department of the University of Stellenbosch, the Statistics Department of the University of Port Elizabeth and the Business Mathematics & Informatics Research Focus Area of the University of the North-West. Moreover, he has 63 articles on Applications on Statistics, 18 articles on Statistical Methodology, 1 article on Statistical Computing and 13 articles on Operations Research. In addition to this, he has co-authored two books on Environmental Management and Stochastic Processes.
Mr. Jack Clarke is a Senior Fire Consultant with 45 years of practical experience within the Oil, Gas & Process industries. He is an expert in Fire Fighting & Rescue including, Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation, Incident Command, Marine Fire Fighting, Aviation Crash Rescue, Incident Command System, Confined Space Rescue, High Rise Rescue and Rope Rescue. He is currently a Senior Fire Safety Consultant and Fire Training Instructor teaching Fire Team Leaders courses, Aerial Ladder and Platform Operations courses to petroleum companies worldwide.
During his long career life, Mr. Clarke worked with various companies in Europe and the Middle East, with prime positions such as Fire Chief, Chief Instructor, Examiner, Training Officer, Sub Officer & Fire & Safety Manager, where he dealt with many and varied incidents within the industry. Some of these include major fires in plants and pipelines, gas leaks, rig incidents (fires & blowouts), terrorist incidents and a major rail derailment. Moreover, he is an Instructor and Certified Examiner & Assessor in Aerial Ladder Platforms (ALP), Fire Team Leaders, Fire Fighting & Rescue, Hydraulic Platform Vehicles (HPV), Turntable Ladders (TTL) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
Mr. Mohamed Zaki is a Senior Inspection Engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience in the Offshore & Onshore Oil & Gas, Petroleum Refineries, Petrochemical and Inspection & Construction fields. His exposure evolves in pipelines, piping systems, tanks, pressure vessels, steel structure and equipment in accordance with applicable international codes, standards and specifications such as ASME, ANSI, API, AWS, ASTM, DIN, BS, EN, etc. He has further intensive experience in Metallurgy and Corrosion, qualifying welding procedures and welders qualifications for various materials, consumables and several welding processes as well in NDT procedures construction and review. He is currently the Project QA/QC & Inspection Manager of Petroleum Pipelines Company (PPC).
Mr. Mohamed is a certified ASNT Level III in Magnetic Particles Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Radiography Testing, Visual Testing, certified Welding Inspector (CWI), former certified Piping Inspector (API-570) and an Authorized Saudi Aramco inspector for piping, pipelines and pressure vessels. He is further a certified trainer for pipeline construction, pipeline maintenance & inspection for maintenance, welding technology & inspection, material verification & selection, tank construction & inspection.
Mr. Mohamed has acquired his expertise through vast offshore & onshore experience that occupied challenging positions such as Project QA/QC & Inspection Manager, Hot Tapping Specialist, QA\QC Team Leader, Senior Inspection Engineer, Inspection Engineer and Project QC Superintendent for numerous international companies and that has proven his significant contributions with his formidable reputation and professionalism to his fields.
Mr. Mohamed has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and Diploma in Pipeline Design and Welding Technology. He actively maintains his affiliations with professional organizations such as the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), American Welding Society (AWS), The Welding Institute (TWI), American Petroleum Institute (API), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) and the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT).
Dr. Ahmed El-Sayed, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer with over 35 years of extensive experience in the Power, Petroleum, Petrochemical and Utilities. He specializes in Power Quality, Disturbance Analysis, Blackout, Power Network, Power Distribution, Power Systems Control, Power Systems Security, Power Electronics, Electrical Substations, Tariff Design & Structure Analysis, Engineering Drawings, Codes & Standards, P&ID Reading, Interpretation & Developing, PLC, SCADA, DCS, Process Control, Instrumentation, Automation, Power Generation, Process Control Instrumentation, SIS, SIL, ESD, Alarm Management Systems, Fieldbus Systems and Fiber Optics as well as the service pricing of these. He is currently the Systems Control Manager of Siemens where he is in-charge of Security & Control of Power Transmission Distribution & High Voltage Systems and he further takes part in the Load Records Evaluation & Transmission Services Pricing.
During his career life, Dr. Ahmed has been actively involved in different Power System Activities including Roles in Power System Planning, Analysis, Engineering, HV Substation Design, Electrical Service Pricing, Evaluations & Tariffs, Project Management and also in Teaching and Consulting. His vast industrial experience was honed greatly when he joined many International and National Companies such as Siemens, Electricity Authority and ACETO industries where he focused more on dealing with Technology Transfer, System Integration Process and Improving Localization. He was further greatly involved in manufacturing some of Power System and Control & Instrumentation Components such as Series of Digital Protection Relays, MV VFD, PLC and SCADA System with intelligent features.
Dr. Ahmed is well-versed in different electrical and instrumentation fields like Load Management Concepts, PLC Programming, Installation, Operation and Troubleshooting, AC Drives Theory, Application and Troubleshooting, Industrial Power Systems Analysis, AC & DC Motors, Electric Motor Protection, DCS SCADA, Control and Maintenance Techniques, Industrial Intelligent Control System, Power Quality Standards, Power Generators and Voltage Regulators, Circuit Breaker and Switchgear Application and Testing Techniques, Transformer and Switchgear Application, Grounding for Industrial and Commercial Assets, Power Quality and Harmonics, Protective Relays (O/C Protection, Line Differential, Bus Bar Protection and Breaker Failure Relay) and Project Management Basics (PMB).
Dr. Ahmed has PhD, Master & Bachelor degrees in Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison, USA. Further, he has numerous papers published internationally in the areas of Power Quality, Superconductive Magnetic Energy Storage, SMES role in Power Systems, Power System Blackout Analysis, and Intelligent Load Shedding Techniques for preventing Power System Blackouts, HV Substation Automation and Power System Stability.
Mr. Ron Roberts is a Senior Process, Safety & Petroleum Engineer with over 35 years of industrial experience within the Petroleum, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas industries. His expertise covers the areas of Process, Safety, Production, Maintenance, Troubleshooting Operations on land based (onshore), floating (offshore), fixed (offshore) platforms and plants in Oil and Gas industry. This includes Surface Production & Operation Facilities, Safety Management, Offshore Installation, X-mas Tree and Wellhead Operations & Testing, Field Operations, Well Services, Oil & Gas Production & Maintenance, Inspection, Audit, Training & Assessment expertise to ISO 9001-ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 standards, Safety Cases & HSE Systems; Risk Assessment & Environmental Management; Development, Implementation & Audit of Systems and Procedures including Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) to standards; Training, Assessment & Internal Verification; Operations & Project Management and Troubleshooting & Problem Solving for offshore platforms and onshore plants including upstream and downstream operations. Currently, he is the Training & Competency System Consultant of Pan African Energy and Sasol Petroleum International wherein he is responsible for setting-up, implementing and administering a Competency Assessment & Assurance (CA&A) system.
Mr. Roberts has worked with various international companies in Europe, Australia, North Sea, South Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He has successfully completed recently the Project Management of the construction, hook-up and commissioning of 10 remote gas wells and gathering system. Further to his career life, he held prime positions such as a Consultant Project Manager, Field Operations Manager, Operations Support Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance & Construction Engineer, Maintenance Training Instructor and Senior Operations Technician. In addition, he has further worked with Shell with escalating positions for being the Senior Operation & Facilities Technician, Process Supervisor, Maintenance Engineer, Operations Superintendent, Offshore Installation Manager and to a Business Unit Training Manager and D34 Verifier. In his earliest career stage, he was honoured as the “Apprentice of the Year Award”.
Mr. Roberts has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with full Shell certification of Competency in Offshore Installation Management & Onshore Gas Plant Management, incorporating all aspects of HSE Management. Further, he is a certified OPITO Trainer, Assessor and Internal Verifier in the oil and gas field and HSE areas, under the auspices of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Moreover, he is an active member of the Institute of Petroleum (IP), UK.
Dr. Mohamed Elsayed, PhD, MSc, BSc is a Senior Analytical Chemist with over 25 years of experience in Analytical Laboratory Management. He is an authority in Laboratory Equipment, Quality Control, Quality Management Systems (ISO 17025, ISO17020, 15189 and 9001), Laboratory Accreditation, Laboratory Auditing, Statistical Analysis of Laboratory Data, Chemical Laboratory Management, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Uncertainty Measurement, Process Analyzers, GC and HPLC. He is currently a Consultant and Lead/Technical Assessor in various industries wherein he provides technical assistance & expert services, consultancy and training services for testing and calibration of laboratory equipment, guiding medical laboratories to establish their quality management systems and develop accreditation based on ISO17025/15189 requirements, designing validation/verification schemes for all test methods, estimation of uncertainty and planning & developing laboratories towards accreditation.
In his career life, Dr. Mohamed has served as a Senior Expert, Lead Technical Auditor, Project Manager, Quality Manager and Senior Analytical Chemist for Government Companies and Internationally Funded Projects. He has participated in the accreditation of more than 100 laboratories globally and as a Senior Accreditation Expert he has participated in the development of more than 35 laboratories towards being ISO 17025 Accredited.
Dr. Mohamed has PhD and Master degrees in Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He is a Certified Auditor of ISO 17025, ISO 15189, ISO 9000 and ISO 14000. Further, He is an active member of the Society for Analytical Chemists, Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) and the Egyptian Society for Quality.
Mr. Jalal Fairo, MBM, BSc, is an International Expert in Water Treatment Technology with over 25 years of results-driven experience within the Oil, Gas, Refinery, Petrochemical and Power industries. His expertise covers MED Water Desalination, Distillation Technology, Process Plant Start-up & Commissioning, Process Plant Optimization Technology; Process Plant Performance & Efficiency, Process Plant Troubleshooting & Engineering Problem Solving, Process Safety Engineering, Vibration Analysis, Process Simulation using Hysys & Pro-II, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Condition Based Monitoring (CBM), Power System Hydraulics, Corrosion & Metallurgical Engineering, Design, Specification, Construction, Electromechanical Maintenance, Inspection and Maintenance of Process Equipment, Piping Systems & Pipelines, Boilers, Rotating & Static Equipment such as turbines, pump, valve, compressor, blower, fan, pipe, pressure vessels and heat exchanger,. Further, he has a wide range of expertise in industrial safety as a Certified Trainer including Environmental Awareness, Risk Assessment, Security Inspection & Rescue, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Safety Audits, Confined Space Safety & Gas Testing, compliance with OSHA & ANSI/ASME Safety Requirements, Safe Rigging Practices & Procedures, Mobile Crane Inspection, Mobile Crane Operation, Forklift Operation, Rigging, Slinging, Lifting Equipment, Hazardous Materials Management (HAZMAT), Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), HAZOP, HAZIN, What-If and FMEA.
Mr. Jalal handled major managerial and technical responsibilities in many international companies. He has worked as the Manager of Instrumentation & Control Department, the Production Manager, the Operation Manager and he has further worked as a Process Engineer, a Project Engineer, Senior Instrumentation & Control Engineer, Quality Manager, Project Manager, Member of the Parliament (MP), and finally a Senior Consultant. Mr Jalal was the Chairman of the International Parliamentary Union (IPU), Geneva, Switzerland for more than 3 years. IPU is a United Nation (UN) Organization.
Mr. Jalal has Master degree in Business Management and Bachelor degree in Engineering from the University of Texas, USA. He has further Postgraduate Diploma in QAS Leadership from the British Standards Institute, UK and Diploma as a Certified Practitioner & Trainer from the Emerald College, UK.
Mr. Tom Bowers is a Senior Electrical Engineer & Consultant with over 30 years of extensive experience in Power, Oil, Gas and Marine industries. His field of expertise widely evolves in Electrical & Electronic System and Equipment, Transformers, Power Generation, Switchgears, Circuit Breakers, HV Cables, Distribution Systems, Control Systems, Variable/Frequency Speed Drives, Motors, Oil Well Drilling, Mines, Mills, Marine Propulsion Drives, Dockside and Offshore Cranes and Hoists and their associated control systems including design, programming, installation, commissioning and repair.
Bowers gained his technical expertise as a Project Manager, Electrical Consultant, Industrial & Marine Senior Field
Engineer, Field Engineer and Missile Engineer from
international companies such as National
Drilling Company (
Mr. Bowers has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and he received various certificates for Six-Sigma “Green Belt”, Advanced Electronics, Oil Rig Systems, High & Low Voltage Equipment, Shipboard, Automation & Propulsion Systems, Chemical, Metal and Paper and delivered courses for the same.
Mr. Fred Lazor is a Senior Petrophysicist and Consultant with 40 years of extensive experience in the Oil & Gas industry. His area of expertise includes AVO, Inversion & Seismic Attributes, Production Geology, Well Composite, Construction Integrity & Completion, Special Core Analysis, Field Development Planning, Cased Hole Log Analysis of the Spectral Saturation Tool, Production Logs, Sector Cement Bond Logs and Multi-finger Calliper Logs using Warrior and other internal software analysis packages. Currently, he is working as a Senior Petrophysicist for Shell Oil Company in Pittsburgh, USA. Moreover, he is a Trainer in log analysis for petroleum engineers, geologists, petrophysicists and others involved in such activities.
During his career life, Mr. Lazor has lead various teams of petroleum engineers, geologists, reservoir engineers and petrophysicists to conduct field studies in major oil companies in the USA, Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East. One of his many achievements when he was a Consultant Petrophysicist at Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) was to lead a team of petrophysicists assigned to develop the South Raqta Field in to one of the leading heavy oil producing reservoirs in the world. Further, he has occupied numerous prime positions in multinational companies including Vice President and Chief Petrophysicist at the National Petroleum Technology Company in Saudi Arabia and Chief Petrophysicist & Consultant in Shell Oil Company, Southwestern Energy Company, Schlumberger, TEXACO and Simon Geolithic.
Mr. Lazor has a Bachelor degree in Petroleum Engineering & Physics from the University of Texas, USA. He is a Fellow of SPE and has various publications presented over the years and circulated worldwide.
Mr. Carlos Monterrosa, PE, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer with over 30 years of extensive experience. He is an expert in National Electrical Code (NEC), National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), Power System Distribution, Control and Protection, Motor Overhauling & Testing, Electromechanical Maintenance, Power Systems Security, Power Electronics, Electrical Substations, Custody Measurement, Structured Cabling System (SCS), Flowmetering (Single & Multiphase), Ultrasonic Flowmetering, Process Control & Instrumentation, PLC, SCADA, DCS, Power Generation, Industrial Data Communication and Telecommunication. He gained his expertise & thorough practical experience through several positions as an Electrical Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Engineer and Project Manager.
Mr. Monterrosa has built-up a formidable reputation in his design, inspection, installation and maintenance of High Voltages Distribution, Transformers, Substation, AC & DC Drives, Power Electronics, Instrumentation & Control Systems and Data Communications. While he has performed significant consultancy projects in these areas, he was also involved in generator excitation systems, generator protection, LV/MV Drives, ACS/DCS drives and Electrical AC motors and drives. He spends most of his time on consultancy projects in which he is world renowned for his professionalism and practical problem solving abilities.
Mr. Monterrosa has a Master
degree in Electrical Engineering & Power Electronics from
Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Canada, a Bachelor degree in Electrical
Engineering & Power Systems from Universidad Centroamericana José
Simeon Cañas, El Salvador, a Certificate in Industrial Robotics & Automated
Systems from Institut Supérieur d’Electronique, Canada, a Certificate in Electronic
Systems Technology from Formatronique, Canada and a Certificate in Computer
Applied Digital Technologies from Formatronique, Canada.
Professor Chris Schutte, PE, PhD, MBL, MSc, is an International Expert in Water Utilization Engineering with over 40 years of practical industrial experience in this field worldwide. His areas of expertise includes Water Chemistry, Membrane Processes, Industrial Effluents, Waste Water Treatment, Water Quality Management and Industrial Water Management. He is currently the Professor of Water Utilization Engineering.
During his career life, Professor Schutte was the CEO of the Water Supply Authority where he managed & controlled the operation of eight major water treatment plants together and six major sewage treatment plants. Professor Schutte took charge of the establishment of the organisation, development and implementation of systems & procedures locally and was further responsible for the provision of safe drinking water and the treatment of sewage in all urban areas. Previously, he was the Manager of the Water Research Commission and was responsible for the coordination & management of research on Water Treatment, Water Reclamation, Desalination & Dry Cooling. Prior to this, he had further filled various challenging and important supervisory positions for different national and international companies & organizations such as the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, the National Malt, the National Institute for Water Research and more.
Professor Schutte is a Registered Professional Engineer with PhD, Master & Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering & Industrial Chemistry. He has also a Master degree in Business Leadership. Further, he keeps fellowship with the Water Institute and is a well regarded member of the International Water Association (IWA), the European Desalination Society and the International Desalination Association (IDA). Moreover, he has numerous publications, technical papers, and patents all in the area of Water Treatment & Management. He had also given numerous presentations at international conferences such as the European Desalination Society: Conference on Desalination and the Environment, the World Water Congress of the International Water Association, the International Association on Water Quality Conference, the International Water Supply Association Conference, the International Congress on Membrane Processes Conference, the World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, the International Association on Water Pollution Research and Control and the World Congress of Engineers and Architects.
Dr. Abdul Mabrouk, PhD, MSc, is a Professor with the Faculty of Petroleum & Mining Engineering in the Suez Canal University, and also with the Faculty of Engineering in the Arab Academy for Science and Technology.
Dr. Mabrouk’s areas of expertise lie on Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Design of Sea Water Desalination Processes.
Dr. Mabrouk’s dedication to his profession has brought him to take part in quite a number of published research works such as Investigation of the Parameters Affecting the Energy for Sea-Water Desalination, A new Visual Package for Simulation of Desalination Processes, Energy and Thermoeconomic Evaluation of MSF Process Using a New Visual Package, Thermoeconomic Investigation of Multi Effect Evaporation (MEE) and Hybrid Multi Effect Evaporation – Multi Stage Flash (MEE-MSF) Systems, Energy and Thermoeconomic Evaluation of Modified Multi Stage Flash (MSF) Desalination Plant Configurations, Thermoeconomic Evaluation of Multi-Effect Evaporation – Thermal Vapor Compression (MEE-TVC) Desalination Process, Thermoeconomic Design of Mechanical Vapor Compression Desalination, Thermoeconomic Analysis of a Reverse Osmosis (RO) Desalination, Thermoeconomic Analysis of Multi Stage Flash-Thermal Vapor Compression (MSF-TVC) Desalination System, Analysis of a New Design of Multi Stage Flash – Mechanical Vapor, Thermoeconomic Analysis of some Existing Desalination Processes, A Visual Flowsheeting Program for Thermoeconomic Analysis of Desalination Processes.
To top that, he is currently engaged in a few research projects like the Modern Desalination Project ; the Gasification and IGCC Plant Design; the Humidification – Dehumidification Desalination System, and developing a Visual Package for Design and Simulation of Cogeneration Plants.
Dr. Mabrouk has a PhD degree in Energy Engineering, Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. John Taljard, MSc, BSc, is an International Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Expert within Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries. His expertise includes Risk Assessment within Production Operation, Hazard Identification, Quantified Risk Assessment, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Construction Safety (STOP), Process Safety Management, HAZOP Studies & Leadership, FMEA, Waste Management, Industrial Effluents, Hazardous Material, Chemical Handling, Firefighting, Emergency Response Services, HAZCOM, HAZWOPER and HAZMAT with over 30 years of practical experience in the process industry. His wide experience also includes Environmental Management (ISO 14001), Safety Management (OHSAS 18001), Quality Management (ISO 9001). He is the Founder of ISTEC, an international health & safety management and consultancy company where he is greatly involved in the development and implementation of SHEQ standards & procedures, HAZOP Studies, HAZOP Leadership, FMEA, PHA, operational safety guidelines, inspections & auditing techniques.
While Mr. Taljard has been very active in the process industry for almost three decades, he has likewise headed Consultancy projects for major petrochemical, aviation, engineering & construction, mining & chemical industries. In all his projects, he utilizes a systems approach which includes risk management, process safety, health & environmental management, human behaviour and quality management. Furthermore, he has come to share his expertise through the numerous international trainings he has held on PHA, HAZOP, Risk Assessment, Handling Hazardous Materials & Chemicals, Petroleum Products Handling & Transportation, Fire Fighting & Fire Rescue, Safety Auditing, Hazard Identification & Site Inspection and Accident Investigation for several significant clientele among these are ARAMCO, SABIC, ZADCO, ORPC, KOTC, and AADC. Moreover, he completed various assignments as a consultant, trainer, facilitator, auditor & designer and conducted numerous licensed international Safety, Technology and Auditing Awareness & Implementing training courses including IMS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 17799, OHSAS 18001 audits & assessments. With his accomplishments and achievements, he had been a Safety Superintendent, Senior Safety Official and Senior Process Controller for several international petrochemical companies.
Mr. Taljard has Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Business Leadership. Furthermore, he has a National Diploma in Safety Management (NADSAM) and holds certifications as trainer and development consultant for international companies like BSI British Standards & Novartis (NITD).
Brown, PE, BSc, is a Senior
HVAC Engineer with over 35
years of industrial experience. His specialization covers the Design, Fabrication,
Installation of HVAC Component and Equipment, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Engineering Drawings, Project and Control Management,
Plumbing, Fire Protection, Duct Design and Installation, Industrial
Building Preventive Maintenance,
Control and Treatment. Further, his expertise also includes Blower
and Fan Technology, Centrifugal Pumps and Troubleshooting,
Humidification and Water Cooling, Modern Heating, Ventilation
and Air-Conditioning Systems, Mechanical Maintenance,
Steam Trapping and Control, Design Ventilation Systems, Maintenance
and Fault Finding of Central Air Conditioning Units and Chillers
as well as HVAC Direct Digital Control (DDC). Mr. Brown is currently the Senior Mechanical
Engineer of Cansult Maunsell/AECOM, where he spearheads the
During his career life, he worked as the Head of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering where he was in-charge of HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection, Design, Equipment Specifications, marketing and supervision of Junior Engineers and CAD Operators. Further, he also worked as an Instructor for courses on Building Environmental Certificate Program of Heating, Air Conditioning, Air Handling and Preventative Maintenance, Industrial Building Controls, Water Treatment, Energy Efficiency & Management in large buildings, Pipe System Design and Industrial Mechanics (Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Electricity). Consequently, he moved through a solid career line that brought him all over the USA, Canada and Middle East as a Project Engineer and lead engineer. His responsibilities covers heat loss and cooling load calculations, HVAC, fire protection and plumbing system designs, hydronic system design and layout, fan selection and evaluation, pump selection and evaluation, heat recovery system design, evaluation of IAQ problems, energy audits, equipment selection, chillers plant and steam plant design, review of shop drawings, preparation of specifications and the supervision of supporting engineers and draftsmen. Moreover, he has performed Quality Control and Conformance to Specifications for the University of Michigan and managed projects for the University of Western Ontario.
MrMr. Brown is a Registered
Professional Engineer and has a Bachelor
degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Further, he is an associate member of American
Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE) and was the Chapter President of ASHRAE, Qatar for 10 years. Moreover, he has produced several publications and had given major presentations on Psychrometrics, Mechanical
Submittals and Gas Venting for
numerous seminars and conventions like ASHRAE
CRC, Sheet Metal & Air
Conditioning Contractors’ National
Association (SMACNA) and the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) Convention in various countries around the world.
Dr. Mahmoud Tantawy, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with over 30 years of extensive experience in the oil & gas industry. His field of expertise lies mainly on Reservoir Simulation, Reservoir Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Well Test Analysis and Production Engineering. Presently, he heads the Petroleum Engineering Department of a prestigious engineering institute.
With his interest & devotion to science, he was driven to participate in the Water Shut-Off and Permeability Modification projects in Texas, USA and was made to supervise numerous scientific researches and theses all throughout the Middle East, and is now supervising 15 Master & PhD thesis in well test analysis, reservoir simulation, production technology and different petroleum engineering subjects. He also leads the evaluation of technical papers on Petroleum Engineering for some national & international journals and conferences. Furthermore, his passion for teaching brought him to establish linkage programs between universities and companies like the ones with the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Suez Canal University and Texas A&M University, USA, and had produced a score of publications all in the various fields of Petroleum Engineering. Specializing in Well Test Design and Analysis for either Homogeneous or Heterogeneous Reservoirs with simple or complex reservoir geometries, the evaluation of Multilateral and Horizontal Wells, and the Formulation & Development Models for Oil & Gas Reservoirs utilizing Eclipse software applications, his ideas and recommendations are well sought off in the industry.
Dr. Mahmoud has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Petroleum Engineering and is a highly regarded member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) from Texas A & M University (USA).
Dr. Alan McIver, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Process Engineer with over 40 years of indepth industrial experience within the Utilities, Refinery, Petrochemical and Oil & Gas companies dealing with Process Safety Engineering, Production Management, Flare, Blowdown and Control, Protection & Relief Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Pump Technology, Cryogenic Pumping, Compressor & Turbine Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting, Water Desalination, Distillation Technology, Root Cause Analysis, Dry Gas Seal, Oil & Gas Processing, Refineries, Synthetic Fuel, Fertilizers, Plastic, Synthetic Rubber, Polymer, Polyethylene, Polypropylene and PVC. He has great involvement and specializes in all facets of Production Operations including troubleshooting, Productivity, Start-up, Shutdown, Turn-around, feasibility studies, techno-economic analysis, strategic analysis & technological risk evaluation, research & development, project planning, management, implementation and start-ups of process systems. Further, his wide experience covers Boiler Water Treatment Technology, Oily Water Treatment Technology, Water Desalination, MSF, MED and RO Desalination.
Dr. McIver is currently the Managing Director of a prestigious company actively involved in the chrome chemicals, where he is responsible for all aspects of the development including project evaluation, research, board proposals, project implementation and start-ups.
Previously, he had occupied several significant positions with different international companies, like being the General Manager, the Operations Manager, Production Manager, Plant Manager, Field Manager, and Process Engineer where he dealt with a wide variety of industries and process development and troubleshooting.
Dr. McIver has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (USA) and a Diploma on Executive Development Programme.
Dr. Mohamed Tariq is a Senior Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer with over 25 years of industrial experience. His expertise extends widely over the areas of National Electrical Code (NEC), National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), Power Generation, Generator Excitation Systems, Circuit Breakers & Switchgears, Power Systems Control & Stability, Electrical Fault Analysis, Electric Distribution System Equipment, Electric Power System, Motors and VSDs as well as Gas Turbine, Flowmeter Technolology, Industrial & Power Electronics, Process Control & Instrumentation, FieldBus, Process Automation, Manufacturing Automation, High Speed Ethernet Network, HART, Digital Communication Networks, Power Factor Protection Technology, Electrical Control Systems, SIL, SIS, ESD, Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Fibre Optics Technology. Further, his experience has proven him well in the practice and has given him the chance to work with international organizations such as the Instrument Society of America (ISA), the Institute of Measurements and Control, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Electrical Testing Association (NETA).
During Dr. Tariq’s career life, he gained extensive experience in the electrical, instrumentation and control systems engineering field through various challenging engineering & managerial positions that he filled while working. With the knowledge and skills he gained herein, he has produced over 100 publications and papers that were presented to numerous gatherings like the International Conference on System Modelling & Control; International Conference on Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy; International Conference of Control Signals and Systems; the UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education, the ETMSA (Energy Technology Modeling, Simulation and Applications), the Symposium on Energy Technology, Modeling, Simulation & Applications. Those papers were also published in journals such as the NETA Journal; the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Journal; the International Journal of Power and Energy Systems; the Journal of the Electricity Supply Industry; the International Journal of Computers and Applications; the Journal of the Electronics Technology and the Quantum Journal.
Dr. Tariq has a PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Electronic Engineering. As a well respected member of the IEEE, he is actively engaged with numerous projects in affiliation with the Society for Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS-IEEE), the Circuits and Systems Society (CSS-IEEE), the Lasers and Electro-optics Society (LES- IEEE) and the Power Electronic Society (PELS-IEEE).
Mr. Luis Manuel, PE, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Piping & Pipeline Engineer with over 25 years of extensive and practical experience in the Petroleum and Petrochemical industries. His expertise includes Pipelines & Piping Design, Inspection & Maintenance (ASME B31, API 579 & API 580), Rotating & Static Equipment such as pumps, valves, compressors, turbines, blowers, fans, pipes, piping, pressure vessels and heat exchangers, Maintenance & Reliability Management, Offshore Structure Engineering, Risk-Based Inspection (RBI), Integrity Assessment, Forensic Analysis, Structural Analysis, Design & Engineering, Naval Architecture, Regulatory Compliance Inspections, Stress & Fatigue Analysis using SACS or StruCad and Finite Element Analysis. He is currently the Chief Engineer of a leading international engineering firm where he leads all Piping Engineering and Pipeline Projects for Total-ELF, Shell and Mobil.
During his career life, Mr. Manuel had gained his thorough practical experience in multiple engineering disciplines that includes pipeline/piping engineering, mechanical maintenance, naval engineering and offshore structural engineering through several challenging positions such as a Senior Pipelines Engineer, Senior Piping Engineer, Senior Structural Engineer, Staff Engineer, Naval Architect and Applications Engineer for various international companies including Chevron, ExxonMobil, Addax Petroleum, DWC, Point Engineering, US ARMY, W.S. & Atkins, Atlas Engineering, Heerema Offshore, Barnett & Casbarian, Textron Marine, Ingalls Shipbuilding and Peck & Hale. Further, was heavily involved in the development of instruction materials as authorized by EDI (Engineering Dynamic Incorporated) for the training of engineers on the Structural Analysis Computer System (SACS) software.
Mr. Manuel has Master and Bachelor degrees in Structural & Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York. He is the author of the book “Offshore Platforms Design” and the “SACS Software Training Module”.
Mr. Awad Shams, PE, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical & Process Engineer with over 40 years of process, chemical and operation experience within the Petrochemical, Oil and Gas industries. His expertise covers Turnaround Operation, Start-up and Shutdown, Oil & Gas Operations, Process Plant Troubleshooting, Process Heaters, Furnace & Distillation Operations, Process Equipment Operations, Refinery Process & Operation, Project Design and Management, Engineering Design & Problem Solving, Oil Extraction and Oil Movement. Moreover, he specializes in Boiler Operation, Maintenance & Control System as well as Rotating Equipment such as pump, valve, compressor, turbines, blower, fan, pipe and heat exchanger. Currently, he is the Training and Technical Consultant Manager of Global Petroleum in Canada.
Mr. Awad worked with several international companies in North America, Canada and the Middle East. He occupied significant positions such as a Turnaround Manager, Process Engineer, Shift Engineer and Plant Engineer. Further, he worked as the Head Training Instructor of a Petroleum Institute and an Instructor of University of South Florida and Calgary University, Canada. Moreover, he has gained his experience in plant operations wherein he had operated the process equipment such as amine & sulfinol reclamation, sulfur degasser, fractionation units, gas plants and its facilities.
Mr. Awad is a Registered Professional Engineer and has a Bachelor degree in Petroleum Refining Engineering as well as Diploma in Power Engineering from S.A.I.T in Canada. Presently, he is a member of APEGGA, Alberta Boilers and Pressure Vessels Act for Power Engineers and Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE).
Mr. Jim Gilad, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with 38 years of extensive international experience in Integrity & Reliability Engineering, planning conceptual, detailed design, analysis, RFS, RBI and troubleshooting of Piping & Pipeline Systems, Tank & Tank Farms, liquid petroleum, gas (LNG & LPG), cargo handling, storage facilities, offshore petroleum terminals, pipeline (land & submarine), marine terminals, single point mooring, offshore cargo systems, home porting facilities, steam plants, steam distribution, compressed air, fire fighting facilities and pipe support design including hazard analysis and risk assessment. He is a subject-matter expert in most ASME and API standards relating to pipelines, piping, pressure vessel and tanks such as ASME-VIII, ASME-X, API 510, API 653, API 579, API 580, API 581, etc. He is currently the President of Gilad Marine Facilities Engineering (GMFE) at New York, USA.
Mr. Gilad has accomplished numerous prestigious projects world-wide. He did the conceptual design, analysis and trade off studies for a marine terminal that crossed Saudi Arabia pipeline from Iraq to Yanbu. He worked on the upgrade of Everett Terminal for Exxon and of Mobil Oil’s petroleum terminal wherein his main job was to consolidate cargo product piping, design of new half-hose/half-pipe flow booms, piping crossover manifold designs and dock piping. He was further involved in the study of onshore pipeline sizing for Saudi ARAMCO and Newfoundland, Canada. He also worked for Consolidated Edison Company’s Ravenswood Power Generation Station (USA) wherein he was responsible for piping layout, pipe stress analysis and steam tracing of the pipelines. He had a project for SCOP (Iraq) involving the conceptual, preliminary and detailed design of four submarine pipelines and pipelines for emergency shutdown of the tankers. Moreover, he became specialize in the two-phase flow calculations in horizontal, vertical and slanted pipes on his project with Dome Petroleum (USA). Prior to this, he designed potable water piping, fire water piping, sanitary sewer piping and utility piping for US Coast Guards and he carried-out pipeline compliance with the seismic requirements in the MOTEMS audit of Pacific Atlantic Terminal.
With his huge experience in the industry, he held prime positions and has worked with the most respected companies such as the Engineering Manager of Brown & Root International (USA), Principal Machinery Engineer of Boyce Engineering International (USA), Senior Project Engineer of Mechanical Technology Inc. (USA) and Chief Mechanical Engineer of Han-Padron Associates (USA).
Mr. Gilad has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Rice University, USA and Houston University, USA respectively.
Mr. Ivan Williams is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 30 years of industrial experience in Electrical Safety, NESC (National Electrical Safety Code), NEC (National Electrical Code), Hazardous Area Classification, Intrinsic Safety, High Voltage Cable Jointing, Transformer Operations, Troubleshooting of Electrical Equipment, Power Plant Engineering, Power System Protective Relay and Electrical Power Distribution. He is currently the Operations Manager of PWC Engineering Company in UK where he is responsible for the activities of a large team of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in ensuring all equipment are maintained to the highest standard.
During his career life, Mr. Williams was the Engineering Supervisor of Milbank Floors Company where he led the activities in providing power supply for a huge theme park in UK. He was also involved in the installation of transformers in a large warehouse and production plant in the same company. He also worked as the Engineering Supervisor of Wessex Corporation where he was responsible for maintaining all aspects of product manufacturing and PPM Schedules and supervised all resident maintenance engineers and specialist contractors. Further, he held key positions such as Electrical Supervisor, Electrical Engineer, Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer and Electrical Technician in various companies namely as Cunnew Marine, ADWOL Drilling Work Over Company, Desert Byrne Drilling, Superior Services, Platypus Operations, Brook Marine, Atwood Oceanics and Broadley & Roberts.
Mr. Williams has a Bachelor degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
Dr. Walter Dziewas, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical, Corrosion & Safety Engineer with over 30 years of industrial experience in Mechanical Maintenance, Metallurgy, Corrosion, Failure Analysis and Cathodic Protection. His expertise greatly covers Air Traffic Services, Safety Management, Risk & Hazard Management, Pipeline & Piping Inspection & Maintenance, Corrosion & Metallurgical Engineering, Modern Cathodic Protection Systems, Painting, Coating & Thermal Installation, Rotating & Static Equipment such as pump, valve, compressor, turbines, blower, fan, pipe, piping, pressure vessels and heat exchangers and process plant operations. He is currently an International Independent Consultant providing consultancy services on various fields involving mechanical maintenance, piping & pipeline systems and corrosion engineering to international companies such as Alstrom, Lurgi, Caltex, Shell, Siemens, Uhde, Krupp, Belchatow, Pertamina Oil Industries, US Continental Oil Company, Veba Gelsenkirchen, Eon, Steag, Nerefco, BP, Scholven, Horst, PDOC, OVL and many other companies all over the Europe, USA, South America, Middle East, Asia and African regions.
During his career life, Dr. Dziewas worked as a Technical Advisor, Director, Plant Manager, Project Manager, Corrosion Engineer and Chief Engineer to various oil & gas companies (both onshore & offshore), pipe & steel industries, petrochemical, petroleum, chemical, water treatment & seawater desalination and power plants worldwide. During those periods, he has garnered valuable experience in piping and pipeline structures, mechanical maintenance, surface protection, coating, rubber lining and injection systems and he further provided job training, coaching & technical assistance on corrosion protection, plant operations and mechanical maintenance systems to various governments and private multinational companies.
Dr. Dziewas has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical, Metallurgical, Corrosion & Aerospace Engineering from the German Airforce University in Germany and a Doctorate degree in Economics from the College for Administration and Economy University in Germany. Further, he was certified by NACE as an International Coating Inspector, International Corrosion Engineer & Technician and SSPC Protective Coating Specialist.
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Mr. Saad is well-versed in the development, application and implementation of industrial security systems and plans and has delivered numerous trainings and seminars related to Security & Safety and Security Skills Development. He is also actively involved in the development and improvement of Plant Security/Safety programs on site and technical safety procedures. One of his main duties is the implementation of the Safety and Environmental Rules to the field staff. Further, he coordinates Security & Safety meetings on the site.
Professor Daniel Cozak, PhD, Msc, Bsc is a Senior Safety & Chemical Consultant with over 30 years of in-depth industrial experience within the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries. His expertise includes Radiation Safety & Protection, NORM, Radiological Hazards, HSE, Safety Engineering, Safety Management, Safety Auditing, Safety Verification & Assessment, Process, Chemical & Safety Engineering and naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). Further herein, he has been involved in technical and operational aspects in the areas of FTIR, GC, analytical chemistry, catalyst technology, polymer & polymerization, laboratory management, data & method validation, uncertainty measurement, laboratory quality assurance & control (ISO 17025), process engineering, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), rheology & sonochemistry and environmental & waste management. He is currently the Laboratory Manager at Mineral Solutions, Canada.
Aside from being a well-regarded Professor at the University of Laval (Canada), Professor Cozak had occupied significant positions with different international companies. He worked as the Chief Scientific Officer at Sufasys Inc., a well-known company that develops tools allowing the automation of industrial moulds used in plastic injection moulding. Further, he was the Analytical Division Manager and Laboratory Quality Assurance Manager of Groupe Sodex and an Environment Consultant of TRI wherein he performed environmental audits, technology transfer and setting up process plants & recycling plants for chemical waste handling and treatment. He has also rendered valuable consulting work for government & private companies such as Roche, Sani Mobile and Onyx. When he was in Germany studying for his post doctorate he also worked as a Research Assistant at the Technical University of Munich and has managed several projects in impact studies.
Professor Cozak has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemistry from the University of McGill (Canada) and has also been distinguished with a Postdoctoral Fellowship (DAAD) from the Munich Technical University, Germany. He is also a well-regarded member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Canadian Institute of Chemistry (CIC), New York Academy of Sciences and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers.
Dr. Engin Aktas, PhD, MSc, BSc, is an international expert with over 25 years of extensive experience in Structural Design & Reliability, Engineering & Analysis, Architectural Non-destructive Evaluation for Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Damage Assessment & Safety Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring. Further, he is well-adept in the areas of Theory of Matrix Structural Analysis, Engineering Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, Construction Materials, Civil Engineering System Analysis, Statistics for Civil Engineers, Dynamics, Transportation Engineering, Structures in Architecture and Reinforced Concrete Structures.
During his career life, Dr. Aktas performed the design, construction and installation of numerous high-rise structures in the USA. Previously, he was the Lead Research Engineer with an international company handling multi-million research projects on structural design & engineering. Further, he has been a Senior Professor to all personnel ranging from students to post graduate students at Universities and industrial clients. He is renowned for his enthusiasm and tremendous instructing skills. Moreover, he has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow of NRL/ASEE and the recipient of the Naval Research Laboratory/American Society for Engineering Education Award for his dedication and contributions to his field and was engaged with the US Naval Research for a project on ‘Damage Detection’.
Dr. Aktas has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (USA). Further, he has a Post Doctorate degree in US Naval Research Laboratory (ASEE/NRL Fellow) in Washington DC, USA. Moreover, he is a well-respected member of the Union of Chambers of Engineers and Architects.
Captain Mike Allen, MSc, BSc, is an International Health & Safety Expert in Oil/Gas Marine Terminal Operations & Management with over 30 years of field experience. He is presently the Master-OIM of the Deepwater Pathfinder, Transocean Drilling’s Flagship DP-3 Drillship. He has likewise served as Master-OIM on other Dynamically Positioned (DP) 5th and 6th Generation Drill Ships and Semi-submersibles (MODU) as well as dynamically positioned platform supply vessels, anchor handling tugs and cable/pipe lay vessels. With his extensive marine and oilfield management experience, he is an Unrestricted Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) and has also become an internationally recognized Safety Expert and is IGC certified by the National Examination Board of Health & Safety (NEBOSH). Further, he has extensive trainings and experience in Lifting, Rigging, Slinging and Scaffolding operations covering many different types of project, Dynamic Positioning, Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA), Bridge Resource Management (BRM), Risk Reliability Management, Radar Observer (Unlimited), Storage Tank Fire Hazard Management, Advanced Marine/Industrial Fire-fighting, Celestial Navigation, OSHA HAZWOPER, Confined Space Entry & Rescue, Cargo Rigging, STCW-95 Basic Safety Training, First Class (A) Marine Crane Operations, Hazardous Materials Transportation, Maritime Business & Law, Tankerman PIC Barge DL & LG, FCC Marine Radio operation and PIC Medical activities.
Captain Allen has consulted in various marine/safety capacities for major international companies such as Shell, Petrobas, Exxon-Mobil, British Petroleum (BP) and Chevron on topics including offshore international management, project operations management, process safety management, industrial/marine risk analysis & control, hazardous materials storage & transportation, marine environmental management, rig site coordinator, lifting and rigging specialist, marine bulk oil storage and transportation, marine construction & certification, crude shipments & oil terminal projects, and the supervision & execution of shipping and port/terminal operations.
Captain Allen has Master and Bachelor degrees in Education from the University of Rhode Island (USA) and is currently completing a PhD in Education at the University of New Hampshire (USA). Further, he is a licensed USCG Master Unlimited, certified as Captain for all Tonnage and all Oceans and certified by the Nautical Institute as an “Unlimited Dynamic Positioning Operator” and National Examination Board of Health Safety as a “Safety Expert”. Moreover, he is an active member of several prestigious organizations such as the Nautical Institute, the Marine Society, the Council of American Master Mariners, the American Educational Research Association, the Propeller Club, Phi Kappa Delta International, the American Anthropological Association, the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, and the Royal Society of Marine Engineers & Ship Surveyors. Additionally, he spends his shore-side time teaching and conducting research from homes in Halifax, Canada and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mr. Darren Sutton is a Senior Security Professional with over 20 years of extensive field experience in Military Intelligence, Strategic Planning, Terrorism, Security Management, Stress Management and Military Operations Management. He is currently the Managing Director of Corporate Safety Services, a UK based company which provides consultancy services on health & safety, security matters and intelligence & counter-intelligence.
During his career life, Mr. Sutton worked as a Military Occupational Health Officer, Senior Health & Safety Consultant, HSE Manager, Occupational Health Manager, Occupational Health Supervisor and Safety Training Officer. He also held senior positions in the British Military specialising in Occupational Health and Security Systems where he developed unique and specialised Safety & Security Training Systems.
Mr. Sutton is a Certified NEBOSH Professional, NLP Master Practitioner and CIEH Professional Trainer. He is an active member of the IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health). Moreover, he is currently transferring his military portfolio for associate membership of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) and CMI (Chartered Management Institute).
Mr. Magdy Mansour, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Drilling & Petroleum Engineer with over 25 years of extensive experience in the Offshore & Onshore Oil & Gas fields. He is very well-versed in the areas of Hydraulic Fracturing Applications, EOR, Thermal Oil Recovery, Steam Injection Technology, Well Planning, Well Drilling, Well Completion, Well Workover, Well Servicing, Well Testing, Well Control, Well Production, Well Maintenance, Well Integrity, Drilling Project Management, Drilling Fluids, Blowout Prevention, Directional, Horizontal & Multilateral Drilling, Coiled Tubing, Log Analysis, Down Hole Techniques, Well Cementing, Fishing and Milling. Presently, he is the Chief Drilling Engineer for one of the largest oil companies in the Middle East wherein he takes charge of all drilling operations involving offset wells, designing primary & secondary cement jobs, well drilling prognosis, analysis and interpretation.
Mr. Mansour’s vast onshore and offshore experience in the petroleum industry can be traced back to his stint with international companies such as British Petroleum (BP), British Gas, SANTAFE, EXXON, AMOCO and AGIP, where he worked as a Drilling Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Production Engineer and Senior Field Operations Engineer. He was handling major projects on onshore and offshore rigs conducting drilling operations, field operations, production and engineering. Much later in his career, he had been the Drilling General Manager where he managed the daily drilling operations and trained rig supervisors on how to handle the operation in normal oil drilling practice while using applied drilling parameters.
Mr. Mansour has Master and Bachelor degrees in Petroleum Engineering. His passion for development and acquiring new skills and knowledge has taken him all over the world to attend technical trainings in Scotland, Colorado, New Orleansand Texas.
Mr. Philip Rautenbach is a Registered Personnel Practitioner with over 25 years of experience in Human Resource Management (HRM), Human Resource Development (HRD), Personnel Training & Development, Team Building, Functions & Principles of Management, Organisational Communication, Motivation, Group Dynamics, Conflict Management, Facilitation Skills, Train-the-Trainer, Change Management, Interpersonal Skills, Customer Care & Marketing/Selling Skills. He is currently the Senior Lecturer for Technikon Witwatersrand and the University of Port Elizabeth.
As a Registered Personnel Practitioner and Training Assessor, Mr. Rautenbach has been actively involved in the manpower training and development of various institutions from both public and private sectors. He has successfully facilitated training interventions in companies such as General Motors Corporation, Bosal, Lear Internal Components Corporation as well as local and provincial government organisations on most facets of people-related disciplines. He played a significant role in the establishment of the General Motors Dealer Business Development School in association with the University of Port Elizabeth and the General Motors Institute, USA and led the project team which was responsible for the curriculum design of the Dealer Applied Retail Training (DART) programme.
Mr. Rautenbach is a Registered Personnel Practitioner in the Specialist Category of Training & Development as endowed by the National Board for Personnel Practitioners. He has also gained certification as a Training Assessor from the Independent Examinations Board. He is an active member of the Institute for Personnel Management and was invited by the German Foundation for International Development (DSE) to participate in a program entitled, “Methods and Didactics for Advanced Training Practitioners” held in Berlin, Germany.
Dr. Rashed Kaloop, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Structural & Civil Engineer with an extensive experience in AutoCad Civil 3D; Geographical Information System (GIS); Mapping Information Management Systems; Survey Engineering Applications; Global Positioning System (GPS); Applied Survey, Plane Survey, Aerial & Terrestrial Photogrammetry; Detailed Engineering Drawings, Codes & Standard; Surface Drainage Design System; Structural Reliability Analysis; Structural Design; Construction Materials; Concrete & Steel Structure Design, Inspection, Maintenance & Durability; Blast Resistant Risk Assessment & Mitigation; Structural Health Monitoring; Testing Equipment; Statistical Application; Least Square Theory; Geodesy & Geographical Engineering and Statistical Analysis. Further he is well versed many engineering software’s such as GIS Software, Matlab, Surfer, CAD programs and Finite Element Programs. He is currently the Manager of the GIS unit at the University of Mansoura.
Dr. Kaloop is very active in academic activities for venturing respectable position as an Assistant Professor & Lecturer of different international universities. Further, he is a journal editor and reviewer of an international journal for structural engineering and mechanics as well as for information processing management and he has published 13 numerous papers mainly for Civil, Structural, Mechanics Engineering and Information Technology. He has further occupied key positions such as Survey & Design Structure Engineer and Structure Design Engineer.
Dr. Rashed has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering with Honours from the Harbin University.
Mr. Daniel Rivera, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 20 years of experience within the oil, gas, petrochemical and power industries. His specialization covers the areas of preventive, corrective & predictive maintenance, reliability-based maintenance, maintenance auditing & benchmarking, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), root cause failure analysis & troubleshooting, maintenance planning, scheduling, work control, performance control (KPI’s), life cycle & asset management and audit. Aside from being a noted maintenance management consultant and designer of the software program CMMS GlobalMaint, he currently works as the Planning & Reliability Manager of Zinifex in Australia and is primarily in charge of managing the overall mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and maintenance activities of the company. He is an international expert in RAM, RCA, PPM, RCM, CMMS, RCFA, CBM, LM and TPM.
Mr. Rivera has assumed important responsibilities in mechanical maintenance and asset management throughout his career life. He started his career as a planning and predictive maintenance coordinator of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) in South America where he was in charge of the implementation of computerized maintenance management systems and of the direction of the maintenance planning department that included the implementation of company-wide maintenance programs and audits. He later on moved to work as the Maintenance General Foreman of Pluspetrol where he managed the execution of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation maintenance for all petroleum production activities, treatment & distribution equipment as well as production auxiliary equipment. Mr. Rivera also worked as Asset Management Application Analyst for Canadian Natural Resources, an oil & gas company, where he managed the implementation, review and audit of asset management stategies of the companies resulting to optimized maintenance processes & improved performance and reliability. As the Planning & Reliability Manager of Zinifex, he is in charge of the maintenance planning & scheduling processes at both the underground mine and concentrator plant and also implements a reliability process to improve overall business performance. He worked in various leadership capacities oriented to implement, improve and maintain best practices to reduce and eliminate any source of loss related to safety and production. Moreover, one of Mr. Rivera’s strong assets is also his proficiency in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and adeptness with various softwares such as Maximo & JD Edwards.
Mr. Rivera’s expertise and experience led him to share his knowledge by presenting technical papers in international maintenance conferences, congress and expositions sponsored by various universities & organizations in the USA, Canada & South America. He is currently authoring a textbook on Maintenance Management. Mr. Rivera has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Colonel Peter Arlow, MBA, BA, is a Senior Security Expert with over 25 years of extensive experience within industrial, commercial and national facilities. He is an Expert in Security & Risk Analysis Management, Risk Assessment (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosives), Military Operations Management, Stress Management, Vulnerability Analysis, Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism & Counter-Insurgency, Force Employment and Operations & Security Management.
Currently, Colonel Arlow is the Senior Operations Officer with the Regional Joint Task Force wherein he is responsible for the deployment of force structure elements to ensure national sovereignty and territorial integrity specially within the international borders of the country; conducting Joint & Combined Operations on the borders to counter cross border crimes; planning & implementation of projects to clamp down high profile criminal activities; risk assessment and protection of all national key points within the country; and conducting regular & continuous operational liason with the Heads of Defence & Operational Directors within neighboring countries. At the same time, he has been appointed as the Joint Commander for some national events such as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, the World Economic Forums (WEF) and the World Conference against Racism & Xenophobia (WCAR). Further, he acts as the Chairperson for the National Inter-Departmental Structure for Border Operations, entailing joint planning on security & risk analysis with the police, national revenue services, national intelligence agency and the department of home affairs.
Earlier in his military service, he had been appointed as a Specialist Instructor for Advanced Counter Insurgency, Security Risk Management, Advanced Warfare Skills and Law of Armed Conflict. Having gained much knowledge and experience in security management, he had further engaged himself with providing security management consultancy & services to several large companies.
Colonel Arlow has Master and Bachelor degrees in Military Science & Social Science majoring in Macro-Economics. Further, he has a Postgraduate Diploma on Strategic Management and certificates in Change Management, Risk Management, Global Economics, Strategic Thinking, Labor Relations Management, Financial Management and Human Resource Management.
Mr.Pete Du Plessis
Mr. Pete Du Plessis, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical & Safety Engineer within Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries. His expertise includes Process Safety, Process Troubleshooting & Problem Solving, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Process Safety Management, Risk Assessment within Production Operation, Hazard Identification, Safety Auditing, Site Inspection, Quantified Risk Assessment, HAZOP Studies & Leadership, FMEA, Waste Management, Industrial Effluents, Hazardous Material, Chemical Handling, Emergency Response Services, HAZCOM, HAZWOPER and HAZMAT with over 30 years of practical experience in the process industry. His wide experience also includes Pumps, Compressors, Bearings, Lubrication, Root Cause Analysis, Maintenance Management, Maintenance Planning, Shutdown & Turnaround, Mechanical Troubleshooting, Preventive & Predictive Maintenance, Condition Monitoring, Start-up & Commissioning, Process Plant Commissioning, Cost Estimation, Dynamic Hydraulic Testing, COSHH, P&ID Reading, Engineering Drawings, Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, Isometrics Drafting, Control & Safety Systems, PFD, Environmental Management (ISO 14001), Safety Management (OHSAS 18001), Quality Management (ISO 9001).
While Mr. Du Plessis has been very active in the process industry he has likewise headed Consultancy projects for major petrochemical companies. In all his projects, he utilizes a systems approach which includes risk management, process safety, health & environmental management, human behaviour and quality management. Furthermore, he has come to share his expertise through the numerous international trainings he has held on PHA, HAZOP, Risk Assessment, Handling Hazardous Materials & Chemicals, Petroleum Products Handling & Transportation. Moreover, he completed various assignments as a consultant, trainer, facilitator, auditor & designer and conducted numerous licensed international Safety, Technology and Auditing Awareness & Implementing training courses including IMS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 17799, OHSAS 18001 audits & assessments. With his accomplishments and achievements, he had been a Safety Superintendent, Senior Safety Official and Senior Process Controller for several international petrochemical companies.
Mr. Plessis has Master and Bachelor degrees with Honours in Industrial Engineering & Management. Further, he has gained Diploma in Quality & Production Management. He is also a Certified Trainer as well as a Certified Assessor & Moderator with the Manufacturing, Engineering & Related Services Education and Training Authority (MERSETA).
Mr. Bruce Smit , PE, MSc, BSc, is an International Expert in Contracts, Purchasing, Procurement, Facility & Projects Management with over 35 years of extensive experience within the Oil and Gas industries. His expertise includes Projects Management, Facility Management, Purchase Management, Procurement Management, Tendering Management, Contracts Management, Project Planning, Operations Management, Project Implementation, Contract Management, Budgeting, Cost Control, Resource Allocation, Project Engineering, Construction Safety, Risk Assessment and Quality Management such as ISO9001, ISO17025 and ISO14001. He is currently the Immediate-Past President of the Society for Quality and at the same time the Project Manager of Metro Group of PolyTechnics (New Zealand) wherein he is practically responsible for the shutdowns/rebuilds, turnaround projects, around-the-clock operations, environmental improvements, operations management system, strategic planning and HSE implementation.
Mr. Smit worked for many international companies in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa such as Naval Dockyard, Simon’s Town, Consol Wadeville, Corganic, Krugersdorp Engineering, Synertech, Rapid Allweiler Pumps & Engineering, Lebone Engineering, Starlink, Botash, and Wintec. He has occupied prime positions such as Planning Manager, Engineering Manager, Operations Manager, Construction Manager, Project Manager, Technical Manager, Engineering Consultant, Senior Project Engineer, Quality Engineer, Planning Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Engineer and Process Auditor. Further, he has been actively involved in academe as a Senior Professor/Lecturer in the University of Johannesburg and a Consultant where he assisted many international companies in specific projects from short shutdowns to long capital and operational projects. During those periods, he was honoured and won a prestigious “National Productivity Institute Award”.
Mr. Smit is a Registered Professional Engineer with Master degree in Industrial Administration and Bachelor degree in Mechanical-Industrial Engineering and Commerce. Further, he is a Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM-USA), Lead Quality Auditor-ISO9001 and received competency certificate as a Mechanical Engineer by the Government. He is also a Senior Member of the Industrial Engineering Institution and an active member of the Institution of Professional Engineers in New Zealand. Moreover, he has also published numerous practical papers/manuals like “Quality Begins with Me” and “Introduction to Manufacturing Technology” just to name a few.
Mr. Neil Webb is an International Expert in Corrosion & Metallurgy with over 30 years of industrial experience in this field worldwide. He is currently the Managing Director of Corrolec Australia, a company that provides services in the fields of cathodic protection, pipeline coatings and metallurgical failure investigation and operates in Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Mr. Webb is the Technical Author for several of the 54 Modules for NACE, including Corrosion, Metallic Coatings and Cathodic Protection. He has regularly acted as a Chairman and Facilitator in many NACE workshops.
Mr. Webb received many awards for his outstanding performance in Corrosion and Metallurgy. Further, he has numerous publications, presentations technical papers, and patents.
Mr. Webb has a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering. He is a Chartered Metallurgical Engineer, a Chartered Scientist, a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, a Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion, a Registered NACE Corrosion Specialist, a Member of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Certified NACE Coating Inspector and an Accredited NACE Trainer.
Mr. Martin Williamson, PE, BSc, CMRP, MLA, MLT, is an International Authority in Machinery Lubrication, ICML Certification and ISO 18436 Standards with over 30 years of practical experience. He is an ICML Authorized Instructor & Consultant. His wide expertise covers Machinery Lubrication, ICML Certification, ISO 18436-4, ISO Standards Development, Condition Monitoring, Vibration & Oil Analysis, Contamination Monitoring, Tribology, Reliability Engineering and Scheduling Design. He is currently the Managing Director of KEW Engineering Ltd. that provides reliability and maintenance best practices engineering consulting and training services to the petrochemical, oil, gas and allied industries in Europe, Australia, North America, the Middle East, Asia and South African regions.
For the last 10 years, Mr. Williamson has been presenting training classes and undertaking consulting projects on an international level on behalf of Noria Corporation and other key clients such as BP, Dow Corning, Marathon Oil and Cargill. Since he attained his CMRP (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional) status, he has been involved with ICML (International Council for Machinery Lubrication) as an ICML Authorized Instructor & Consultant and is working on various related ISO working groups. Prior to this, he gained his remarkable experience for being the General Manager in Noria UK Limited (UK), Oil Analysis Product Manager in Rockwell Automation Entek (UK), Senior Technical Support Engineer in Pall Europe Limited (UK) and Mechanical Engineer in ISCOR Ltd.
Mr. Williamson is a Professional Engineer and has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. Further, he is a Certified CMRP (Maintenance & Reliability Professional) from the Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) and a Certified MLT1 (Machinery Lubricant Technician) from the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) apart from being a Certified MLA1. He is also a Certified Trainer for BOSIET (Basic Off-Shore Safety Induction and Emergency Training) and HUET (Helicopter Underwater Evacuation Training).
Dr. Ernest Nuckols, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Geophysicist and Petroleum Geologist with over 30 years of extensive experience in Reservoir Evaluation, Coil Tubing Technology, Reserves Management, Modeling, Drilling Technology, Development/Exploration Drilling, Geophysics, Wireline/MWD/LWD, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Environmental Compliance, Hydrological Studies, Environmental Site Audits and Project Management. He is presently a Senior Consultant for JOEB Energy International wherein he provides senior level geoscience and engineering consultancy services to various oil/gas, geothermal andenvironmental industries such as the United States Department of Energy, Plummer, Nitron Advisors & Vista Research, Mauer Engineering, Science Applications International and Waste Policy Institute.
During his career life, Dr. Nuckols was the Deputy Director of the United States Department of Energy wherein he developed programs for National Advanced Oil Recovery, Wetlands Drilling and new technologies for domestic producers. He coordinated and transferred field-based research to private industries (Amoco, EXXON, MOBIL), other federal agencies (USGS, EPA and DOD), international industries (BP, Dome), governments (ELF, AGIP) and universities (Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming in the USA). He was also the Project Manager for the Geoscience & Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Project of the United States Department of Energy where he developed strategic implementation and funding plans for Enhanced Oil Recovery and Microbial EOR Research. Prior to this, he was a Senior Petroleum Engineer in Teleco Oil Field Services where he managed the development of new formation evaluation and drilling engineering interpretative services for MWD Technology. He was also the Senior Production Geologist of CHEVRON Oil Corporation in the USA where he was in charge for the development of oil & gas production reserves in the Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent and Appalachian Regions.
Earlier in his career life, Dr. Nuckols was the Program Manager of Los Alamos National Laboratory for its Advanced Oil & Gas Extraction Technologies and he managed all new technology development for the extraction of oil & gas from unconventional energy resources. He was also the Exploration Geologist of Consolidated Gas Supply Corporation where he was responsible for the exploration/production and development of natural gas/liquids producing fields in various parts of the USA.
Dr. Nuckols has a PhD in Environmental Science, a Master degree in Petroleum Geology and a Bachelor degree in Geology from the West Virginia University, USA.
Dr. Mohamed Zayan, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer with over 20 years of industrial experience in NEC (National Electrical Code), Power Cable Testing and Fault Location, Power Electronics, Power System Control, Transformers, Power & Distribution Transformers Troubleshooting, Protective Relays and Control, Substation, Inverters, Rectifier; Industrial Automation in Co-Generation; Selection, Application, Operation, Protective Systems, Maintenance & Diagnostic Testing of Electrical Generators, Maintenance & Protection of Electrical Motors (induction, DC and Synchronous motors), Switchgears, Variable Speed Drives & Generators. Further, his expertise includes instrumentation, control, digital & data communications, VOIP, SDH, SONET, DWDM, ADM, APS, DCC, HFC, SPE, EDFA, MPLS, BER, networking, satellite communication, information technology, frequency assignment, system identification and adaptive control. He is an Authority in PLC, DCS, SCADA and Fieldbus engineering and technology and he has further worked with the latest NEC 2011 codes.
Dr. Mohamed has already proven his proficiency since the time he started his career as a Design Engineer with USAID wherein he is in-charge of designing and installing modern process computer control systems and Distributed Control Systems (DCS). He later on worked as a Senior Communications Engineer where he administered the maintenance & operation of VHF & UHF transmitters. Afterwards, he moved to be in-charge of System Engineering and operation of a Spacecraft and Satellite Control Center (SCC). His duties also include system design, installation, testing & commissioning as well as developing and implementing the latest transmission, modulation, instrumentation, control, compression, coding, encryption & broadband techniques and applications.
Among his many achievements, Dr. Mohamed was nominated as a member of the Reviewing Committee of the International Conference on Computing Communications and Control Technologies (CCCT) of the University of Texas at Austin and the International Institute of Informatics and Systemic (IIIS) in the USA. Motivated by his significant involvement and contribution in the industry, he has authored papers & publications about communication technology, instrumentation & control engineering and neural networks that were presented in various international conferences. He has also lectured on various subjects such as flowmetering, instrumentation, control, microwave engineering, IT, system realization, neural networks, control systems and digital communication.
Dr. Mohamed has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Instrumentation, Control & Communications Engineering and attained his postgraduate Diploma in Control Engineering from Matra Marconi Space (Toulouse Plant) in France.
Mr. Donald Rericka is a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) with over 30 years of practical experience within the civil engineering field. His specialization is mainly on Land Surveying (Construction and Civil Engineering Projects), and excels in leading and training field surveying crews, training and developing synergistic civil engineering departments, increasing client satisfaction and retention, establishing procedures and methods for indexing and referencing surveying layouts, resolving boundary disputes in legal proceedings. His expertise on land surveying covers AutoCAD, Planning, Civil Engineering, Consulting, Construction and Project Management, Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographical Information System (GIS).
Mr. Rericka is a former Adjunct Instructor at Triton College where he taught college-level Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Land Surveying & Survey Law classes, Construction Management classes including estimating, contract documents, site design and project management. He established Area Action Plan (AAP) degree program and granting program in land surveying. He was also a former Director of Surveying, Manager of construction services and Party Chief in a Mid-America Survey Company. His achievements include building a surveying department from scratch. Starting with two employees, he instituted a formal, rigorous surveying training program and expanded the department to twelve and won client confidence. Further, he resolved legal disputes, thus saving the company from damages and winning new customers. He instituted a training program for field personnel at ERA.
Mr. Rericka has Master and Bachelor degrees and he is an active member of the USA Professional Land Surveyors Association and National Society of Professional Surveyors (USA).
Mr. Robinson has over
35 years of international experience in Quality Management, ISO
Standards, Logistics & Supply Chain Manage
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Dr. Fahim Jauhary, PhD, BSc, is a Senior Chemical & Safety Engineer with over 40 years of practical experience in power & water utilities, oil & gas and petrochemical industries. His extensive experience covers the HAZOP, HAZMAT, HAZCOM, HAZWOPER, MSDS, Confined Space Safety and Gas Testing, Safety Relief Valves, Root Cause Analysis, Heat Exchanger, Tank & Tank Farms, Process Plant as well as the Risk Assessment, Corrosion Protection Systems, failure analysis, failure prevention, metallurgy and operation of water desalination plants, oil/gas fields, sewer cleaning, boilers, oil refineries, gas plants and fertilizer manufacturing. Presently, he is a highly regarded Industrial Consultant for major international companies. With his broad expertise, he is an authority in Safety Relief Valve, Pressure Relief Systems, PRV, POPRV & PORV, Corrosion & Metallurgy, Boiler & Steam Management, Water Treatment Technology, Water Desalination Technology, Condensate Storage Tank, Process Equipment, Process Plant Troubleshooting & Rehabilitation, Process Safety Management (PSM), Industrial Mixing, Refinery Technology, Process Plant Performance & Efficiency, Fertilizer Manufacturing Process Technologies, Metallurgical Failure Analysis & Prevention.
Previously, Dr. Fahim had worked with several international companies as the Executive Manager, Process Engineering Head, Engineering Design Head, Refinery Operations Manager, Production Planning & Control Superintendent and a Technical Adviser. His experience was not only confined to the industry alone. He was also able to largely contribute his expertise and impart his knowledge in the academe as a prestiged professor with the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria. He has engaged himself with researches and lectures in University. He is also a respected inventor and has authored numerous chemical engineering books. He has also largely contributed in the success of several important international conferences and seminars like the Environment Pollution & Control in Vienna, the Industrialization Conference, Energy Conservation in Chemical Plants, International Chemical Engineering Conferences and for the 3rd International Mining Conference.
Dr. Fahim has PhD, Bachelor degree and Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria. He is a member of the Engineering Association and prominent committees doing industrial training programs, discussions for chemical engineers, industrial project evaluation and lectures. He is fluent in several languages including Arabic, English and German.
Dr. Roger King has over 30 years experience of corrosion in the oil and gas, civil and nuclear industries. He has specialist knowledge of sweet and sour corrosion and its prevention by chemical inhibition, monitoring of corrosion, microbiological corrosion and the design of efficient cathodic protection systems for flowlines, structures and seabed installations. He has been an independent consultant since September 1989 and prior to this was a founder member of the Corrosion and Protection Center Industrial Service (CAPCIS) at the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).
Dr. Emad Shublaq, PE, PhD, MSc, BSc, CVS, is a Certified Value Specialist (CVS) and the Regional Director of SAVE-International. His more than 30 years of extensive experience covers Value Engineering, Project & Contract Management, Research & Development (R&D), Total Quality Management (TQM), Business Management and Planning (BPM), Business Process Re-Engineering, Problem Solving Techniques and HRD Management as well as Piling and Foundation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Site Investigation and Geology within the USA, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and African regions.
Dr. Emad is a Certified Professional (CVS) in Value Engineering, a Licensed Instructor in Value Engineering (Module-1) and Value Management (Module-2), an Engineering Institutions Specialist and a Universal Trainer and Educator in Engineering, Management and Business. Further, he has been recognized and proclaimed 3 times amongst the “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” and at the same was honored as the “Senior Assessor for Quality Award” by Shiekh Khalifa Bin Zayed (UAE).
With Dr. Emad’s successful career life, he has been practically and academically involved in multi-international companies and various Institutes as a Managing Director & CVS, President, CVS Adviser, Regional Managing Director, Value Engineering Director, Research & Training Head, Technology Manager, Training & Development Head, Project Engineer, Soil Engineer, Highway Material Inspector, Private Geotechnical Adviser and a Professional, Academic, Educational, Industrial andBusiness International Consultant.
Dr. Kevin Kendell, PhD, BSc, is an International Expert in Corrosion & Cathodic Protection with over 30 years of extensive experience in Corrosion Protection Systems, Corrosion Survey & udits as well as design supply, installation, commissioning and audit of Cathodic Protection Systems for Reinforced Concrete Structures, Metal Structures, Underground & Steel Structure, Water Tanks, Seawater Basins, Sewage Treatment Plant Structures, Power Plant, Pipeline Networks, New Seawater Cooling Structures . He is currently the Technical Manager of the Cathodic Protection Company wherein he is responsible for the corrosion surveys, reporting, specification writing, designs, design reviews, preparation of bidding documents, supervision/control of installations, commissioning and operating Corrosion Protection Systems.
During his career life, Dr. Kendell has gained his technical and practical expertise through various challenging and key positions such as the General Manager, Regional Project Manager, Technical & Marketing Manager, Concrete Projects Manager, Technical Manager, Project Manager, Consulting Engineer, Senior Project Engineer and Project Engineer. The international companies where he handled multiple projects throughout the Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asian regions are Raychem UK Ltd. Qatar Petroleum (QP), ADGAS, TAKREER, Mirfa Power Company, FEWA, MAFRAQ Municipality, Ministry of Electricity and Water in Bahrain & Saudi, Ministry of Works and Agriculture in Bahrain, Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority, Saline Water Conversion Company, PETROKEMYA, SHARQ, SAMREF, YANPET, KEMYA, HADEED, SCECO, Saudi Methanol Company ARRAZI, Saudi Petrochemical Company (IBN-ZAHR), National Industrial Company, PEMREF, SAMAREC-YANREF, APICORP, SAMA, Royal Commission Yanbu & Jubail, GHAZLAN Power Plant.
Dr. Kendell has PhD in Corrosion Remediation and a Bachelor degree in Applied Chemistry with Honours. He is an active member of the Institute of Corrosion and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). Further, he has internationally published more than 50 papers and delivered numerous conference proceedings on the subject of corrosion, concrete deterioration and cathodic protection.
Mr. Mohamed Refaat, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in Rotating Equipment and Machinery including Pumps, Compressors, Turbines, Motors, Turbo-expanders, Gears, etc. His wide experience also covers Piping, Pipelines, Valves, Lubrication Technology, Vibration Analysis, Power System Hydraulics, Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Condition Based Monitoring (CBM), FMEA, Root Cause Analysis and Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting of machinery and rotating equipment including turbines, bearings, compressors, pumps etc. He is currently the Mechanical Maintenance Manager of the Arab Petroleum Pipelines Company where he is in charge of planning, scheduling & managing the execution of preventive & corrective mechanical maintenance activities for all equipment. He is responsible for executing the scheduled inspections & major overhauls for gas turbines, valves & pumps, carrying out off-line vibration monitoring plans, troubleshooting, fault diagnosing & investigating failures of machinery.
During his career life,
Mr. Refaat was able to modify the gas
turbines self cleansing system to improve its maintainability and extend
the air filters’ lifetime. He was responsible for defining & updating the equipment codes and parameters for replacing the old CMMS with
MAXIMO. He also worked as the Operations Supervisor wherein he was
closely involved with the operation of
the crude oil internal pipeline system between the tankers and
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Mr. Refaat has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a GCE from the University of London, UK.
Mr. Zakarya Hiba, MSc, BSc, DipEng, is a Senior Inspection Engineer with over 20 years of practical experience in the Petrochemical, Oil & Gas industries. His expertise includes Vibration Analysis; Design, Inspection, Repair, Maintenance, Alteration and Reconstruction of Steel Storage Tanks (API-653), Pressure Equipments and Pressure Vessels (ASME VIII & API-510); Gas Pipes & Valves; Gas Tanks; Welding Technology; the Design, Fabrication, Manufacturing, Installation, Materials Selection, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of Gas Process Trains, Pressure Vessels, Storage Tanks, Boilers, Pipelines and Process Piping systems (API-570); Fitness-for-Service (API-579), Risk-Based Inspection (API-580/581), ASNT (Non-destructive Testing) Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing and Visual Test.
Throughout his career life, Mr. Zakarya has provided significant contributions to the companies he has worked with, having filled key positions such as being the Senior Design Engineer, QC Engineer, Inspection Engineer and Project Manager. At present, he is the Inspection Head of a well-known maintenance and modification service provider to major oil, gas and petrochemical companies, pipeline and refinery operators & contractors all over the Middle East. Being an Authorized Inspector for Pressure Vessels (API-510), Storage Tanks (API-653) and Piping Systems (API-570), he also involves himself with practical and field work, but is likewise heavily engaged with conducting majority of audits and trainings in the areas of Welding Technology, Design Engineering, Inspection, Metallurgy, Process & Design, Metallurgical Phase Analysis, Brittle Fracture Prevention, Material Properties, Selection & Technology, Operation of Metal Analyzer, Corrosion Prevention, Pipeline Inspection Technology, Corrosion Monitoring & Control, Tank Bottom Inspection Technology, Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Inspection Management System (IMS), Cathodic Protection, Thermograph Measurement & Interpretation and Quality Management System (QMS).
Mr. Zakarya has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Power Engineering, a Diploma in Welding Engineering and Diagnostic Engineering. He is also an Authorized Pressure Vessel Inspector (API-510), Piping Inspector (API-570), Storage Tank Inspector (API-653), a Certified Welding Inspector (AWS-CWI), ASNT Level II in RT, UT, PT, MT and VT.
Professor Ozgur Egilmez, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Structural Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the field of Structural Engineering, Design and Behaviour of Steel Structures, Advanced Steel Design and Stability of Structures. He is currently the Professor of Structural Engineering in one of the leading universities in Turkey.
During his long career life, Professor Ozgur has worked as a Senior and Project Engineer in Europe wherein he designed the steel structural works and conducted research projects on steel buildings of various public and industrial facilities. He worked in the University of Houston (USA) wherein he was supervising masters and PhD students in designing steel bridges and in developing design guidelines for the use of permanent metal deck forms to brace steel bridges during construction.
Professor Ozgur has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Structural Engineering from the University of Houston (USA). He is a member of the Chamber of Civil Engineers, Structural Stability Research Council, American Institute of Steel Construction and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Dr. Tony Dimitry, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical, Corrosion & Metallurgical Engineer with over 30 years of industrial experience. His expertise covers Cathodic Protection Systems, Corrosion Control, Corrosion Inhibition, Steel Manufacturing, Facility Integrity, Metallurgy, Corrosion Engineering, Ladle Furnace Treatment and Ferro-Alloys Production. Further, his specialization widely evolves in Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), Vibration Analysis, Heat Exchanger, Siemens Steam Turbine Maintenance, Electromechanical Maintenance, Machinery Alignment, Lubrication Technology, Blower & Fan, Shaft Repair, Safety Relief Valves, Pipelines, Piping, Process Equipment, Diesel Engine & Crane Maintenance, Maintenance Management (Preventive, Predictive, Breakdown), Reliability Management, Condition-Based Monitoring, Rotating Equipment, Tanks & Tank Farms, Pneumatic System, Static Equipment, Failure Analysis, FMEA, Corrosion, Metallurgy, Planning, Scheduling, Cost Control, Preventive and Predictive Maintenance.
Currently, Dr. Dimitry is the Maintenance Manager of the PPC Incorporation wherein he is responsible for the maintenance and upgrade of all plant components, monitoring the thermal stresses and the remaining life of steam pipes, turbine casing, mills, fans and pumps. He is in-charge of the metallurgical failure analysis and the usage of fracture mechanics for determining crack propagation in impellers of turbines, assessing all alterations and developments for upgrading the plant.
During his career life, Dr. Dimitry was a Senior Engineer in Chloride Silent (UK) wherein he was responsible for the mechanical, thermal and electrical modelling of battery problems for electric vehicles and satellites as well as an Operations Engineer of the National Nuclear Corporation (UK) wherein he was responsible for the optimization of the plant. Prior to this, he was a Professor at the Technical University of Crete and an Assistant Professor of the University of Manchester (UK).
Dr. Dimitry has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK. Further, he is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Mr. Saad Bedir, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Fire, Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Consultant with over 30 years of extensive experience in the Power, Petrochemical and Oil & Gas industries. He is well-versed in the areas of Health, Fire, Safety, Security & Environmental Codes of Practice, Legislations and Procedures. His expertise includes Active and Positive Fire Fighting, Fire & Gas Detection Systems, Fire Fighting Systems, Fire Proofing, ESD, Escape Routes, Mobile Crane Operation, Heavy Lifting Equipments, Scaffolding, Rigging Slinging, the implementation of OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, QHSE Management Planning, Crisis & Business Continuity Management Planning, Emergency Response & Procedures, Industrial Security Risk Assessment & Management, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Behavioural Safety, Incident & Accident Investigation, Integrated EHS Aspects, Risk Assessment & Hazard Identification, Environmental Audits, Hazardous & Non-Hazardous Waste Management, Confined Space Safety, SHEMS Principles, Process Safety, Basic & Advanced Construction Safety, Mobile Crane Operations, Rig & Barge Inspection, Lifting & Slinging, Scaffolding, Air Quality Management, Safety & Occupational Health Awareness, Loss Control , Marine Pollution Hazards & Control, Ground Contamination & Reclamation Processes, Waste Management & Recycling, Clean Energy & Power Saving, FMEA, HAZOP, HAZWOPER, HAZID, HSEIA, QRA, Hazardous Area Classification and Radiation Protection. Presently, he is the HSE Director for one of the largest and renowned companies in the Middle East, wherein he takes charge of all HSE and security operations of the company.
Mr. Saad’s vast professional experience in directing and managing health, safety and the environment aspects as per OSHA framework and guidelines can be traced back to his stint with a few international companies like Saudi ARAMCO, CONOCO, Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC), where he worked as the Field HSE Senior Engineer handling major projects and activities related to the discipline. Through these, Saad gained much experience and knowledge in the implementation and maintenance of international safety standards such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American Petroleum Institute (API), Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and Safety for Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU).
Mr. Saad has NEBOSH certificate which includes health & safety measures including:
- Fire fighting management system
- Rescue mechanisms (Escaping routes, Rope rescue, and emergency evacuation Plan)
- Machinery Safety requirement
- Occupational health measures & requirement
Mr. Saad has Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering. Further, he is a Certified Lead Auditor for OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. His passion for development and acquiring new skills and knowledge has taken him all over the Middle East to attend and share his expertise in numerous trainings.
Mr. Dirk Horst is a Senior Control & Instrumentation Engineer with over 35 years of extensive experience in QMI (Quality Measuring Instruments), Process Analyzers, Crude Metering System, Analytical Instrumentation, Process Control & Instrumentation, On and Off-Line Gas Chromatography, Measuring Instruments, Calibrating Instruments, LNG Custody Transfer Analysis, ISO Standards, Natural Gas Determination of Composition and Associated Uncertainty by Gas Chromatography (ISO 6974), Quality Assurance Monitoring System and In-Line Gasoline Blending System. He is Certified Instrument Trainer, Competence Assessor and Internal Verifier.
Mr. Horst has performed significant contributions in various industries for handling challenging positions such as an Engineering Trainer & Consultant, Process Analyzer Engineer, Instrument Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Design Engineer, Start-Up & Commissioning Engineer, Senior Advisor Quality Measuring Instruments, Senior Analytical Chemist and Team Leader. He has imparted his practical experience and in-depth knowledge in different international companies including Shell Refinery, Shell Global Solutions, SIOP-Shell, Yokogawa LNG, QMI, Harburg Refinery, Nigeria LNG, Sakhalin LNG, SRTCA, Reliance Petroleum Refinery and many more.
Mr. Horst has a Bachelor degree in Instrumentation & Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of the Netherlands. Further, he is “Qualified Internal Verifier” and a “Certified Competence Assessor” and has certifications in “Coaching” from the City & Guilds as well as “Flow Metering” and “Gas Chromatography Troubleshooting” from the Technical University Delft, The Netherlands.
Mr. Daniel Williams, PE, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 25 years of reliability & maintenance experience. His expertise covers Gearboxes, CMMS (SAP, MAXIMO, ELLIPSE), Maintenance & Reliability Management, Machinery Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Lubrication Technology, Rotating, Auxiliary & Static Equipment such as pump, valve, compressor, pipe, piping, turbines, bearings, blower, fan and heat exchanger, Hydraulic Systems, Material Cataloguing & Specifications, Vibration Analysis, Preventive Maintenance and Condition Based Monitoring.
Mr. Williams worked with several international companies in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. He occupied significant positions such as a Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Planner, Maintenance Superintendent, Materials Specialist, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Maintenance Coordinator.
Mr. Williams has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona, USA.
Dr. Mazen Dahabreh, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer with over 35 years of extensive international experience within the Power, Instrumentation and Telecommunications industries. He specializes in Fiber Optics Technology, Power Control Systems, Power System Security, Industrial Data Communications & Telecommunications, Fiber Optics Fundamentals, Voice Over IP, PSTN/PBX/Internet/Intranet Applications, Smart Instrument Systems, Frequency Management & Telecommunications Regulations, Electronic Systems Control & Security, Instrumentation and Automation. He has visited several countries such as the USA, France, England, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Thailand, Bulgaria, Egypt, Japan, Singapore and all over Asia, providing freelance telecommunication consultancy.
Dr. Mazen was a well-respected Professor in a private university where he handled courses on Fiber Optics & Data Communications. Further to that, he has been actively involved in the technical manpower training and development of various institutions from both public and private sectors. He is well-versed in PLC networks, Smart Instrument Systems, Enterprise Level Process Data Communications (ERP, MES, SCADA), LAN, WAN intranet and Internet concepts, fiber-optic networks, Public Network Transport & Web Technologies, and Wide Area & Converged Networking (PSTN/PBX/Internet/Intranet).
Dr. Mazen has PhD & Master degrees in Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering and a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the Nagoya & Osaka Universities in Japan respectively. Further, he is a senior member of the Association of Engineers.
Mr. William Hadley is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 30 years of industrial experience in Oil, Gas, Chemical, Petrochemical and Power industries. He is currently the Engineering Director of BH&A Engineering where he is in-charge of engineering consulting, maintenance, and troubleshooting services to the petrochemical, oil, gas and allied industries. His expertise includes Hydraulic Control Valves, Water Network & Facilities, Lubrication Technology, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Exchanger, Root Cause Analysis, Pipelines, Piping, Process Equipment, Dry Gas Seal, Gas Turbine, Condensate Storage Tank, Machinery Alignment, Preventive & Predictive Maintenance, Dial Gauges, Laser Alignment, Shaft Alignment, Machinery Balancing, the technical specification, design, and maintenance of rotating and static equipment such as pumps, turbines, motors, variable-speed drives, bearing, compressors, piping, pipelines, fittings and valves. He is also involved in troubleshooting, making use of computer interfaces to assess and rectify equipment defects. He is also part of a task team responsible for revising the in-house Engineering Standards of a Major oil refinery to bring them in line with current international standards such as API, ASME and ISO for example ASME B31, API 570, API 579 & API 580 practices. He is well versed and conversant in RCM, TPM, RCFA, FMEA, RAM, LM, CBM and CMMS.
Mr. Hadley is also the principal consultative resource for a decade now in rotating equipment to the reliability department of one of the major refineries and plays a key role in Reliability Improvement Program in that facility. With this role, he works closely with his client’s process engineering team in providing integrated solutions to process reliability problems. He conducts in-house training in the maintenance of mechanical seals and the application of specialized rotating equipment hardware such as pumps, compressors and turbines to the production process. He has an excellent working knowledge of refinery processes and the hardware used in those processes.
Mr. Hadley started his career immediately upon his graduation of Mechanical Engineering back in 1974. First, he worked for UNILEVER as a Maintenance Engineer where he was responsible for the maintenance of rotating plant, mechanical seals, bearings and specialized packaging machinery in various divisions. He then joined an engineering consulting firm specializing in the marine, mechanical and structural engineering fields. He further managed the Design Office as a Project Engineer then constructed chemical recovery plants as a Project Manager. Prior to this, he worked as the Engineering Manager for SULZER, the major international company involved in the production of heavy Industrial Equipment for the mining, chemical and petrochemical processing fields. During that period, he supervised the installation and commissioning of over 140 pumps, compressors and turbines for different oil refineries. Moreover, he was in-charged of the Fluid Sealing section (Mechanical seals, packings, gasketting, hydraulics) and installations of hundreds of mechanical seals for petrochemical companies worldwide.
Mr. Mohamed Sabry is a Senior Pipeline & Piping Engineer with extensive experience within the Petrochemical, Power, Refinery and Oil & Gas industries covering the onshore and offshore fields. His expertise widely evolves in the design, welding, fabrication, installation, inspection, assessment, rating, repair, alteration, reconstruction and integrity assessment of Piping Systems, Piping Vibration Analysis, Pipelines, Pressure Vessels, Tanks, Steel Structures, Process Equipment, Towers, Trays and Heat Exchangers, Pump & Valve Technology, Maintenance Management, Scheduling & Cost Control, TPM, RCM, RCFA, FMEA, RAM and CBM. He has further practical experience in Process Piping Design, Construction & Mechanical Integrity, Fitness-For-Service (FFS), Welding and NDT activities and he is responsible for reviewing isometric drawings and material certificate review (piping & fittings) apart from being an international expert with several codes and standards in the process industry such as API, ASME, AWS, NBIC, ANSI, ASTM, ASNT, ISA, ISO, etc.
Throughout his career life, Mr. Mohamed has provided significant contributions to the industries by acquiring key positions such as being the Senior Inspection Engineer, Quality Control Superintendent, Third Party Inspector, Piping & Pipeline Engineer, Senior Quality Control Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, Site and QC Engineer, Tank Inspector, Welding Inspector and Welding Coordinator for international companies such as Germanischer Lloyd, British Petroleum (BP), GUPCO, QAPCO, Alexandria Petroleum Company, TECHNIP Italy and Hitachi.
Mr. Mohamed has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Production Engineering and a Diploma in Engineering Management. Moreover, he is a certified ASNT Level II in Radio Graphic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, and Dye Penetrate Testing, Certified Senior Welding Inspector (CSWIP), Certified Piping Inspector (API-570), Certified Pressure Vessel Inspector (API-510), Certified Tank Inspector (API-653), Certified Risk Based Inspector (API-580), Certified Damage Mechanisms Inspector (API-571) and Certified ISO9001-2008 Lead Auditor.
Mr. Edgar Bradley, PE, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with over 40 years of extensive industrial experience within the Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and Power industries. His expertise covers Flange Management, Reliability, Maintenance, Integrity & Inspection, Piping Vibration, Pressure Vessels, Boilers, Mechanical Seals, Project & Design Engineering, Value & Systems Engineering, Technical & Engineering Report Writing, Engineering Drawings, Codes & Standards, Best Maintenance Practices, Profit Optimization, Project & Contract, Technical and Defence Management. His range of experience specifically includes RCM, TPM, RCFA, FMEA, RAM, LM, CBM and CMMS as well as boilers, lubrication technology, pipework, cryogenics, benchmarking and plant maintenance. He is currently the Chief Consultant (RAM) of ESKOM wherein he received the honour of “ESKOM’s Chairman Award” for developing the Operator’s Challenge which is a simulator based competition in improving power station operators’ performance and reliability. He further developed Cyberthon which is an international competition between power station operators in South Africa & Russia.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Bradley served as a Reliability & Maintenance Specialist, Project Manager, Boiler Plant Specialist and Project & Design Manager in the Generation Group of ESKOM companies. Prior to this, he was the President of Southern African Maintenance Association (SAMA) and was a distinguished Senior Professor and an External Examiner to various universities for reliability & maintenance engineering, project management, industrial marketing and systems engineering. During his association with the universities, he has consulted to many firms in the power generation, electronics, chemical industries as well as in defence military industry where he was assigned as the Technical Officer with the rank of Major.
Mr. Bradley is a Registered
Professional Engineer and has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical
Engineering from the University of
Akron, Ohio, USA as well as MBA from
Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK and he is currently finishing PhD in Engineering at the University
of Warwick, UK. Further, he is a
holder of South African Government Certificate of Competency (Factories &
Mechanical) and an active member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers,
Institute of Industrial Engineers, MENSA as well as the Society of Maintenance
and Reliability Professionals, USA. Moreover, he published numerous papers that
were presented on reliability,
maintenance and related subjects in the USA, Australia, UK, Asia, the Middle
East and African regions.
Mr.Ahmed El Ghanamy
his career life, Dr. El Ghana
Dr. El Ghanamy has a PhD in Business Management and a Bachelor degree in Commerce. Further, he has obtained various certifications including “Purchasing & Project Contract Management” from the University of Connecticut (USA), “Material Management”, The Negotiation Strategy” and many more.
Mr. Jeff Wessley is a Senior Inspection Engineer with over 20 years of inspection experience in Petrochemical, Power and Oil & Gas industries. His expertise extends over the areas of Pipelines, Piping, Non-Destructive Testing, Metallurgy & Welding Technology, Corrosion Protection Systems, Cathodic Protection Systems, Pump Technology, Pressure Vessels, Boilers, Tank Inspection, Heat Exchangers, Steel Structures and Construction Safety & Health in accordance with the API, ASME, NBIC, ASTM, AWS, ASNT, OSHA, ACI & Mil-Specs and other regulatory agencies. He is also well-versed in radiographic film interpretation, nuclear prototyping, coating inspection, risk evaluation, quality assurance (QA), quality control (QC), NDE, nuclear power, PMS and pre-emergency planning.
Mr. Wessley is a Certified API 510 Inspector, API 653 Inspector, AWS Welding Inspector (CWI), Level II Welding Inspector from the Canadian Welding Bureau, ASNT Level III MT, PT & UT, Authorized Inspector from the National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspectors as well as a Qualified Pipeline Maintenance Technician V3, a Liquid Pipeline Abnormal Operating Conditions Operator from the NCCER and Veriforce and Certified Trainer for OSHA Construction Safety & Health. He has gained his expertise & thorough practical experience through several challenging positions such as a QA/QC Manager, Authorized & Contract Inspector, Senior Inspector, Boiler & Machinery Inspector, Third Party Inspector, Tank Inspector, Welding Inspector and NDE Coordinator.
Mr. Wessley has a Bachelor degree in Engineering from the Regents College in New York. Further, he has also certifications in Navy Nuclear Power & Prototype and in Radiographic Film Interpretation. He is moreover professionally affiliated with the American Welding Society (AWS), the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT), the American Petroleum Institute (API), the National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspectors, Canadian Welding Bureau and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Mr. Deryck Coetzer, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Chemical Engineer with over 25 years of extensive experience within Oil and Gas industries. His experience covers Process Control & Optimization Engineering, Process Plant Troubleshooting, Chemical Engineering, Water, Effluent & Waste Water Treatment Systems, Catalyst Technology, HAZOP and HSE Management. He is currently the Senior Engineering Manager of Sasol Technology.
Mr. Coetzer spent all of his career life working for Sasol Technology. He held key positions in the Operations, Process Design, Production and R&D Departments of Sasol. During these periods, he was able to identify & implement water reduction projects, clean up the Sasol waste sites to environmentally accepted standards, model various system for optimization, facilitated HAZOP studies and MFD reviews, solve various production problems, spearheaded Flare Stock Design, Process Control Strategy of the Coal Gasification Plant, optimization projects at fertilizer & explosive plants, design of piping systems for various projects, modifications and recommissioning of a “moth-balled” Ethylene Plant. He was the major proponent for the economic & technical integration of all plants and businesses in the Sasolburg complex to improve the company bottomline. He was also responsible for the research, development, process design, and implementation and commissioning of a plant to recover useful products from a dusty tar effluent which included filtration, distillation and logistics.
Mr. Coetzer has Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering. He is an active member of the A
Dr.Alaa Abdel Kerim
Dr. Alaa Abdel Kerim, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer with over 35 years of extensive experience in the Power, Petrochemical, Refinery, Oil and Gas industries. He specializes in DCS, PLC, SCADA, HMI, Automation System, Process Control & Instrumentation, Electronics Technology, Power Systems Control, Power Systems Security, Power Transmissions, Power Generation, Electrical Substations and MV/LV Electrical System.
During his career life, Dr. Alaa has been practically and academically involved in different Power System and Instrumentation international companies and Universities as a Senior Professor & Consultant, Instrumentation Engineer and Electrical Engineer. His recent practical applications experience includes the design, supply, installation, operation of full DCS, SCADA, PLC, HMI Automation System for Sumid Line Petroleum, Siemens USA, AREVA USA to name a few. His experience also includes electrical coordination, protection level adjustments and electrical testing.
Dr. Alaa has a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland and has Master and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Machine & Power Engineering
Mr. Mohammad Nashwan, MSc, BSc is a Senior Instrumentation & Electrical Engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience. His field of expertise includes Process Control & Instrumentation, DCS, PLC, SCADA, Power System Protection, Relaying, Power Distribution System Design, Electrical Network & Fault Analysis, Cable Splicing, National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), Network Administration, Energy Optimization, Load Forecasting, Circuit Breakers & Switchgear, LV/MV Design, Generators, Distribution Panels, Power Factor Panels, LV/MV/HV Switch Board Installation & Commissioning, Earthing & Lightning Protection Systems and Protection Relay Setting & Commissioning.
Currently, as the Technical Director for a large Climate Change Consultancy Company, Mr. Mohammad has successfully handled and completed projects on Renewable Energy and Biogas Generated Energy. He had been the Senior Instrumentation Manager, Project Manager, Electrical Department Manager, Network Administrator, Electrical Department Head and Maintenance Engineer for various international companies. Having assumed diverse and significant positions with these corporations gave him the opportunity to immensely develop his knowledge and expertise in the field and bring about major contributions to the projects he worked for. Furthermore, he has also been all over the Middle East and Europe undergoing numerous lengthy and rigorous trainings, performing network & administrator assistance, MCSE & SQL administratorship.
Mr. Mohammad has Master and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Energy Management. Further, he has gained Diplomas on Executive Management and IT Networking from the American University and North Carolina Technical College, USA respectively.
Mr. Sydney Thoresson, PE, BSc, is a Senior Projects Manager/Engineer with over 40 years of extensive experience. His specialization highly evolves in Project Management, Contracts Management, Cost Engineering, Value Engineering, Estimation & Costing, Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Planning, Budgeting & Cost Control, Document Management, Record Management, Negotiation Management, Risk Management and Quality Assurance Accreditation (ISO 9000 and Standard BS 5750).
During Mr. Thoresson’s career life, he has gained his thorough and practical experience through various challenging positions such as a Project Manager, Contracts Manager, Managing Director, Technical Director, Divisional Manager, Plant Automation Engineer, Senior Consulting Engineer, Senior Systems Engineer, Consulting Engineer, Service Engineer and Section Leader from several international companies such as Philips, FEDMIS, AEG, DAVY International, BOSCH Instrumentation and Control, Billiton, Endress/Hauser, Petronet, Iscor, Spoornet, Eskom and Afrox.
Mr. Thoresson is a Registered Professional Engineering Technologist and has Bachelor degree in Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering from the Witwatersrand Technikon. Further, he is an active member of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC).
During his career life,
Mr. Aziz was the Senior Control Operations Manager of
Youngstown Thermal Company in the USA where he was responsible for the operation &
maintenance of the power plant, managed auxiliary operators and managed the operation of high pressure
boilers, feedwater pumps (steam/electric) condensers,
steam turbines, compressors &
As an expert Industrial Trainer, he worked as Senior Industrial Skills Training Supervisor in one of the largest oil companies in the Middle East where he was responsible for the OJT program of the oil refinery’s operation and maintenance divisions and as Plant Training Manager for MW Kellogg Company where he developed training programs for managers, engineers & technicians, developed OJT plant operation procedures for the utilities department, implemented classroom and hands-on trainings for the development of the company’s personnel. He was also the Electro-Mechanical Training Supervisor of the Litton Company in the Middle East where he trained the military personnel in the operation & maintenance of the diesel-electric plant equipment, developed & implemented plans for new diesel electric plant laboratory for training and evaluating training skill level. He also developed course materials and provided classroom instruction on diesel-electric power generation.
Mr. Aziz has a Bachelor degree in Electromechanical Engineering and he obtained certification as an Industrial Skills Trainer.
Mr. Stephen Reid, MBA, BSc, CMIOSH, is a Senior Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) Consultant with over 20 years of industrial experience within the Petrochemical, Power, Oil & Gas industries. His expertise extends widely over the areas of health, safety, risk analysis & assessment, safety audits, environmental impact assessment, accident investigation, STOP, HAZMAT, HAZCOM, HAZWOPER, HAZOP, behavioural safety, development and implementation of health, safety, environment and quality management systems. He is currently the HSEQ Manager of British Petroleum (Caspian) where he is responsible for the overall health, safety, environmental and quality management systems and activities of the organization.
During Mr. Reid’s career life, he gained extensive experience in the health, safety, environmental & quality fields for various utility, transportation, drilling, energy and contracting companies. Prior to joining BP as HSEQ Manager, he was the Regional Manager for Quality, Health, Safety and Environment for PSL Energy Services where he was responsible for establishing, maintaining, implementing and continually improving the integrated QHSA Management System. He was also responsible for advising, setting and verifying effectiveness of regional projects and for the delivery of mandatory QHSE training courses. He was the QHSE Adviser and Specialist for Vetco Gray UK within their engineering and offshore support facilities in Scotland & Great Yarmouth where he identified, promoted and delivered HSE training awareness to foster compliance to HSE legislations among employees and performed HSE assessments such as COSHH, PUWER, etc. Over the years, he held the positions of Health and Safety Manager and Risk Management Adviser for utility companies. Further, Mr. Reid had extensive involvement with governmental bodies and achieved the certification and regulatory permits such as environmental, dangerous equipment, potentially dangerous process to name a few. As a member of global audit teams, he has carried out audits in South America, Asia, Europe and Caspian states.
Mr. Reid is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH). He also achieved NVQ Level IV Occupational Health and Safety Practice. Moreover, he has a Master degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor degree in Environmental Management.
Dr. Frederick Labuschagne, PhD, MBL, BA, BD, is a Senior Management Consultant with over 25 years of extensive experience. His expertise includes Technical Report Writing, Leadership & Business Management (Change Management, Paradigm & Paradigm Shifts); ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, Project, Finance & Asset Management; Strategic Leadership & Planning; Productivity & Efficiency Improvements; Administration Skills Management; Organisational Management, Reinvention & Proficiency; Risk Management; Performance Management; Productive Change Management & Organizational Development; Production & Operations Management (Decision Analysis, PERT CPM, Facilities & Jobs Design, and Systems Improvement); Human Relations and Organizations; Work Study and Product Improvement.
Currently, Dr. Labuschagne is the Lead Consultant for the Institute for Dynamic Interaction where he spearheads major international projects and comprehensive presentations. Among these are sessions on Human Resource & Performance Management, Emotional Intelligence, Strategic Planning & Creative Thinking, Personal & Personnel Development, Team Building, Effective Communication, Presentation & Interpersonal Skills, and Habits of Highly Effective People. Herein, he has built an evident reputation for first-class motivational team leadership management, development & mentoring, conforming to effective performance, analysing progress as well as identifying development requirements.
Dr. Labuschagne has PhD and Master degrees in Business Leadership, a BA in Management and is a registered MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Consultant with the Consulting Psychologists & HR Development. Further, he has performed numerous assessments and workshops for renowned businesses, utilizing key success attributes in delivering feasible results & providing effective leadership.
Mr. Paul Manuel is a Senior Electrical & Control Engineer with over 30 years of extensive experience. He is an International Expert in the National Electrical Code (NEC), Power System Protection, Relays, National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), Power Plants, Energy Production & Transport, Distribution Networks, Power System Distribution, Cable Systems, Electrical & Safety Installations, Power Systems Security, Power Electronics, Electrical Networks & Substations, Transformers, GIS Substation, Switchgears & Circuit Breakers, Control and Protection, Energy Control, Road Lighting, Airfield Lighting Vault, Apron Lighting, Hydrant Refueling System, Telecommunications, HVAC, Fire Fighting & Protection, Project Analysis and Design Analysis.
Mr. Manuel has built-up a formidable reputation in his design, inspection, installation and maintenance of High Voltages Distribution, Transformers, Substation, Switchgears, Circuit Breakers, Motors & Drives and Power Electronics. He gained his expertise not only through the academe but also through various practical experience positions as the Professional Trainer, Senior Professor & Lecturer, Production Director, Project Manager, Technical & Management Consultant, Installations Manager, Export Manager, Project Leader, Electrical Engineer, Design Engineer and Project Engineer.
Mr. Manuel has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon. Moreover, he is a Senior Fellow of the Engineers Association and a Certified Professional Trainer at the IAPMEI and ANEPE. Further, he has published numerous books internationally such as the “Basic Electricity”, “Substations Constructions and Specifications”, “Electrical Installations for Angolan Technicians” “Project Analysis”, “Project Control and Management” and many more.
Dr. Rawda El-Sheikh, PhD, MSc, BSc, is Senior Management Consultant. She is well-versed in the areas of Leadership & Business Management, Quality Management, Project Management, Human Resource Management, Negotiation Management, Risk Management, Business Management, Time Management, Performance Management, Negotiation & Presentation Skills, Supervisory & Management Skills, Coaching & Mentoring and Strategic Decision Making, Human Resources & Industrial Relations Management, Quality Assurance & Control, Operations Management, Project Management, and Strategic Planning & Management. Presently, she is the Professor in Public Health & Industrial Medicine of Al-Azhar University and a Certified Consultant and a Registered Trainer for Food Safety and Occupational Health & Safety Trainer of various International oilfield companies.
Dr. El-Sheikh is a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 22000:2005, OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 14001:2004 from the International Registered of Certified Auditors (IRCA, UK), Certified Safety Manager/Trainer, HAZWOPER Training Specialist (HTS) and Safety Planning Specialist from the National Association of Safety Professional (NASP, USA) as well as a Registered Food Safety Trainer from the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA, USA) and Authorized OSHA Trainer for Construction and for General Safety from the OSHA Training Institute, USA. She is also an International Member and an Authorized & Approved Trainer of OSHA, NEBOSH, CIEH, ICOH, IASP, IEMA, IOSH and APHA. Further, her vast professional experience includes facilitating occupational, health, safety and the environment aspects and continuous delivery of numerous training courses in coordination between World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health & Population. She has been the Lecturer in Public Health & Industrial Medicine and Demonstrator of Occupational Health & Industrial Medicine for various Universities as well as the Public Health Trainer for International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the Consulting Editor at the Journal of Psychology (USA) and Field & Central Supervisor for the Ministry of Health.
Dr. El-Sheikh has PhD and Master degrees in Occupational Safety, a Bachelor degree in Medicine and a Diploma Certificate in Total Quality Management from the American University. Further, she has participated in various international conferences and published numerous papers and journals globally.
Mr. John Rohrer is a Senior Instrumentation & Electrical Engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience within the Oil, Gas, Refinery, Petrochemical, Power and Utilities industries. His expertise extremely covers Process Control & Instrumentation, SIS, SIL, ESD, DCS, PLC, SCADA, Fieldbus System, Process Control System, Process Analyzers, Vibration Machinery, Equipment Calibration, CBT LMS, RTU, MTU, Control Loop, Crude Metering, Bentley Nevada Vibration, CO2 Analyzers, pH Analyzers, Inline GC Analyzers, Spectrophotometers, GE Mark Series, Honeywell TDC 3000, AutoCad, Microstation, Hy-Bon Recompressors, Holt Energy Gas Compressors, Solar Turbines, Controllers, Valves, Carbon Black Dryers, Pneumatic Tubing, Compressors and Transmitters. Further, he highly specializes in NEC (National Electrical Code), NESC (National Electrical Safety Code), High Voltage Electrical Safety, OSHA, NFPA, EN Standards, ATEX, Electrical Power System, Power Generation, Transformers, Protection Relays, Cables & Bus Bars, Circuit Breakers & Switchgears, P&ID’s, Standards & Codes, Electrical Drawings & Wirings, Electrical Calibration, Ground Grid Testing, Soil Resistivity Testing, ABB Steam Turbine, ISO 9000 Certification, Operational Integrity Management Systems (OIMS) and Competency Assurance Standard (CAS).
During his career life, Mr. Rohrer has gained his comprehensive experience through various demanding positions such as a Subject Matter Expert (SME); Instrumentation, Electrical & Mechanical Assessor Trainer; Technical Consultant & Instructor; Maintenance Trainer; OJT Instrumentation Instructor; Instrumentation, Electronics & Electrical Consultant; Instrumentation & Electrical Inspector; Electrical Inspector & Programmer; Associate Engineering Specialist; Team Leader; Instrumentation Technician; Laboratory Technician; Instrumentation & Electrical Technician; SCADA Technician; Principle Training Specialist; Training Management Information Specialist (TMIS) and Student Instructor to various industries in United States, Europe and the Middle East. He has imparted his practical experience and in-depth knowledge to numerous companies globally including the PDO, Chevron, Tatweer Petroleum, ExxonMobil, BOP Exxon, Brunel Energy, Crescendo Energy, Aubrey Silvey Substation Construction, North American Energy Services, Mustang Station Power Plant, Southern Natural Gas, El-Paso Energy, BCCK Engineering, General Physics, Wood Group, TPL, M&H Enterprises, KTI-Fish Corporation, J.M. Huber Corporation, Port Noma, Ciba Vision Corporation and Lee College.
Mr. Rohrer has Bachelor degrees in Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering from the Lee College Baytown (USA). Further, he is a Certified Instrumentation, Electrical and Mechanical Assessor Trainer from the ExxonMobil and obtained certifications from BOISET and HEUT.
Mr. Den Bazley, PE, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 25 years of industrial experience in Oil, Gas, Refinery, Petrochemical, Power and Utilities industries. His wide expertise includes Condition Based Monitoring, Piping System, Process Equipment, Maintenance Management, Reliability Management, Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), Total Plant Maintenance (TPM) and Reliability-Availability-Maintainability (RAM), Engineering Drawings, Codes & Standards, P&ID Reading, Interpretation & Developing. His experience covers Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Preventive & Predictive Maintenance, Design, Construction and Maintenance of Storage Tank, Hydraulic Control Valves, rotating and static equipment including Safety Relief Valves, Boilers, Pressure Vessels, Tanks, Heat Exchangers, Bearings, Compressors, Pumps, Pipelines, Motors, Turbines, Gears, Lubrication Technology, Dry Gas Seal and Mechanical Seals. Further, he has experience in Waste Water Treatment, Water Treatment, Welding, NDT, Vehicle Fleet and Budgeting & Cost Control. He is well-versed in CMMS and various International Standards including ISO 14001.
During his career life, Mr. Bazley has gained his practical and field experience through his various significant positions and dedication as the Engineering Manager, Maintenance Manager, Construction Manager, Project Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Services Superintendent, Quality Coordinator and Planning Manager for numerous international companies like ESSO, FFS Refinery, Dorbyl Heavy Engineering (VECOR), Vandenbergh Foods (Unilever), Engen Petroleum, Royle Trust and Pepsi-Cola.
Mr. Bazley is a Registered Professional Engineer and
has a Bachelor degree in
Mechanical Engineering. He has
numerous papers and technical publications internationally.
Captain Emilio Tapias, MSc, MBA, BSc, is an International Expert in Port Operations & Management and HSE with over 40 years of field experience. His expertise evolves in Oil Spill, HSE Management & Systems, Marine Terminal Operations & Management, Marine Survey, Offshore Survey, Tanker Vetting Inspections, Registry & Inspection of Ship Tankers and Dry Cargo Vessels, Bridge Resource Management (BRM), Crude Oil Tanker & Gas Carrier, Dock & Terminal Operations, LPG/LNG, Ships Handling, Prevention and Management of Marine Corrosion, Marine Communication Systems, OCIMF, CIRE, CDI, COW/IG, ECDIS, GMDSS, HUET, VTS, ARPA, ISM, and ISPS. Further, he is an expert in Detection & Control on Ships & Offshore Operation, Marine Pollution, Handling of Dangerous Goods in Ships & Terminals, Survival from Ships & Offshore Structures, Firefighting, Fire Prevention, Medical First Aid & Medical Care. Currently, he is the Chairman of the International Ships Register in Spain that provides marine consultancy services, investigation, registry and ships inspection.
During his career life, Captain Tapias has gained his technical and marine expertise through various challenging and key positions such as the Marine Training Director, Marine Ship Chairman, Marine School Chairman, Master & Chief Officer, Marine Auditor, Marine Surveyor, Nautical Inspector Chemical Vessels Construction Supervisor, Ship Filing Agent, Ship Special Agent, Ship Registration Agent for several international companies.
Captain Tapias has Master and Bachelor degrees in Marine Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Complutense (Madrid). He is also a Master of Spanish Merchant Marine and Marine Loss Control. Further, he is a Certified Marine Surveyor, Port State Control Inspector and ISPS Officer as well as a Certified Auditor in Environmental Management. He has obtained multiple certifications in Firefighting, Survival Craft, Ship Tankers, Crude Oil Tankers, Gas Carriers, Chemical Carriers, Ships Handling, Bunkering, Marine Loss Control, Marine Pollution Control and many more.
Professor Ibrahim Al-Mutaz, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Chemical & Process Engineer with over 25 years of experience. His expertise lies heavily on Process Engineering, Process Plant Troubleshooting & Rehabilitation, Process Equipment, Process Plant Performance & Efficiency, Process Technology, Simulation & Optimization of Desalination Processes, Desalination & Water Treatment, Optimum Production of Water & Power, Ground Water Pre-Treatment Facilities and its Environmental Protection. He is currently the Consultant for the Ministry of Water and Electricity – Water Treatment. At the same time, he expresses his passion for sharing his technical expertise as a distinguished Professor on Process & Chemical Engineering.
Along with the impressive reputation and authority that Professor Ibrahim has earned for himself, he has published about 200 papers in numerous journals and conferences on desalination and water treatment, and has brought in an immense contribution to the design of several MSF Desalination Plants.
Professor Al-Mutaz has a PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Yale University (USA). He is a well-regarded member of the IChemE (England), AIChE (USA), CSChE (Canada), ACS (USA), AWMA(USA), the Committee of the Arab Water Council, and the Committee of Prince Sultan Research Center for Environment, Water & Desert.
Mr. Eric Matthews is a Senior Health & Safety and Management Consultant with over 35 years of extensive experience. His expertise includes Human Resource Management (HRM), Human Resource Development (HRD), Quality Management System (QMS), Change Management, Project Management, Contract Management, Business Management, Time Management, Performance Management, Negotiation & Presentation Skills, Supervisory & Management Skills, Coaching & Mentoring and Strategic Decision Making. Moreover, his experience includes Construction Safety (STOP), Process Safety Management (PSM), Risk Management, Emergency Preparedness, Marine Risk Assessment, ISO 14001 (2004) Lead Auditor, OSHA, SHEQ, Industrial Hygiene, Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, Work Permit & First Aid, Forklift Operations, Accident & Incident Prevention, Site Inspection, HSE Leadership, Safety Attitude and Industrial Plant Safety as well as Pneumatic, Control Systems and Logic Boards. He is currently the Managing Director of Ken Matthews & Associates Training Consultancy. Further, he is a Registered and Certified Trainer, Assessor, Moderator, Verifier and Program Designer & Developer as well as an Authorized Accreditation Advisor.
During Mr. Matthews’ career life, he has shared his knowledge and practical expertise through the continuous and numerous trainings internationally. He started his profession from various challenging positions such as the Tool Maker, Mechanical Technician, Sea Going Engineer, Safety Officer, Senior Lecturer/Professor, College Mentorship Programme Head, Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Designer, Learning Material Developer, Trainer & Assessor.
Mr. Matthews has Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Psychology with Honours. Further, he is an active member of the British Institute of Works Managers and Personnel Practitioners (UK).
Mr. Jeff Simpson is a Certified Master Electrical Inspector (CEI-Master) with extensive and industrial experience. He specializes in IAEI Review & Standards Monitoring, National Electrical Codes (NEC), Electrical Plan Review, Electrical Safety, Hazardous Area Classification, Industrial & Commercial Electrical Installations, Inspections and Procedures in Industrial Plants, Laboratories, Commercial & Domestic Buildings. He is also well-versed in Building Inspections, Installation, Repair, Replacement, Alteration & Safety; Equipment Selection, Remodeling & Installation; Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing and HVAC Inspections, Wiring & Troubleshooting of Electrical Equipment. Currently, he is the Electrical Inspections Head of County Inspections Department of Durham City, USA.
During Mr. Simpson’s career life, he has demonstrated his enormous capabilities and expertise in various industries within the USA as the Electrical Code Instructor, Electrical Inspections Supervisor, Senior Electrical Inspector, Electrical Safety Trainer, Building Safety Inspector, Residential Building Inspector, Assistant Manager, Commercial Electrician, Residential Electrician and Commercial Electrical Apprentice.
Mr. Simpson is a Certified Master Electrical Inspector from the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI-USA) and he has received numerous certifications from the International Code Council including Accessibility Inspector/Plan Examiner, Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, Certified Building Code Official, Certified Building Official, Certified Electrical Code Official, Certified Mechanical Code Official, Combination Inspector, Combination Plan Examiner, Commercial Building Inspector, Commercial Combination Inspector, Commercial Electrical Inspector, Commercial Mechanical Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Electrical Plans Examiner, Electrical Plans Examiner, Master Code Professional, Mechanical Inspector, Mechanical Plans Examiner, Plumbing Inspector, Plumbing Plans Examiner, Plumbing Inspector, Residential Building Inspector, Residential Electrical Inspector, Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner and Residential Mechanical Inspector. Further, he is a Licensed Commercial Electrical Contractor and a Licensed Home Inspector.
Mr. Frank Roos, PE, MBA, is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 35 years of industrial experience within Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and Power industries. His specialization widely covers Reliability Management, Maintenance Management, Facilities & Materials Management, Maintenance Planning & Scheduling, Predictive & Preventive Maintenance, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM), Root Cause Analysis, Machinery Failure Analysis & Prevention, Engineering Drawings, Codes & Standards, P&ID, Vibration Analysis, Tribology, Thermograph, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Systems, Blast Furnace, SAP, CMMS, Industrial Gases & Water and Steam & Compressed Air. His expertise further covers project management, contracts management, negotiation and purchasing process, procurement, human resources management, quality assurance, ISO 9001, planning and warehouse control. He is currently the Plant Manager of Mittal Steel wherein he is in-charge of the overall infrastructure and engineering activities and functions of the whole organization. Further, he is the Chairman of the short-and medium-term environmental & OHS action committee wherein he is overseeing the revision of South Africa’s Driven Machinery Regulations.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Roos worked as the Works and Divisional Manager, General Manager, Engineering Manager, Production Manager, Maintenance Engineer, Logistics & Technical Manager, Project & Design Engineer, Quality Management Officer, Responsible Engineer, Design Engineer, Divisional SHERQ Coordinator, Flight Performance Assistant Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Aviation Apprentice and Senior Aviation Technician in various prestigious and international companies such as the ANGLOVAAL Industries, Cullinan Refractories, ISCOR Refractory, JLouw Group, Improvair Limited, South African Airways, Clayville, Murray & Roberts, SASOL, ESKOM, SPOORNET and Mc Kinsey Group. He has been active in the academe as well as the Lecturer of the University of Technology.
Mr. Roos is a Professional Mechanical Engineer and is currently completing his Doctorate degree in Business Administration (DBA). He holds MBA degree and obtained various Diplomas as an ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and ISO 1400 Lead Auditor. He is a Board Member of the Maintenance Association, the Institute of Certificate Mechanical & Electrical Engineers, the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Refrigeration & Air Conditioning.
Dr. Adel Ahmed, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience in the Water industry. His expertise ranges greatly on Maintenance Management, Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Auditing, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Maintenance Benchmarking, Maintenance Planning, Root Cause Failure Analysis, Pump Technology, Valve Technology, Heat Exchanger, Heat Transfer, Mechanical Design, Thermal-Hydraulic, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Fittings, Fans, Bearings, Alignment, Lubrication, Coupling, Gears, Clutches, HVAC, Boilers, Water Network Design, Pumping Station Design, Hydraulic Modeling, EPANET Applications, Pipeline Design, Valves & Flowmeters, Water Treatment Systems, Wastewater Treatment Plants, Nuclear Desalination Technology, Sea Water Desalination, Thermal & Reverse Osmosis Systems (MSF, RO, MED, MVC). He is further an expert in EPANET, WaterCad, AFT- Impulse, Rosa and Hammer Software as well as in Detailed Engineering, P&ID’s, Codes and Standards including API, ASME, ASTM, ASHRAE, NFPA and IPC./p>
Dr. Ahmed is currently the Senior Consultant Engineer who is managing Water Projects, Pump Stations, Hydraulic of Dams, Irrigation Networks as well as reviewing mechanical works that includes Pump Stations, Sewage Plant and HVAC System of one the leading companies in the Middle East. Throughout his career, he has extensively worked with various industries as the Senior Design Engineer, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Plant Supervisor. He is further a Licensed Engineer of Argentina RA-6 Nuclear Reactor and Licensed Shift-Supervisor of Egypt Second Research Nuclear Reactor.
Dr. Ahmed has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Further, he has published numerous papers in International Journal on the field of Heat Transfer and Thermal Desalination, Transmission Pipelines, Flash Evaporation and Spray Flashing to name a few.
Mr. Mustafa Fadel is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 20 years of industrial experience within the Oil, Gas, Refinery, Petrochemical and Power industries. His specialization widely covers Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) & Refrigeration Systems; Air Cooler Design; Chillers; Mass & Heat Transfer, Electromechanical, Rotating & Static Equipment including Heat Exchangers, Piping & Pipeline, Pressure Vessels, Valves, Tanks Turbines, Compressors, Motors, Pumps, Evaporators, Condensers, Blowers and Fans; Maintenance Planning & Scheduling; Root Cause Failure Analysis; Performance Calculations; Reliability Maintenance and Corrective & Preventive Maintenance. Further, he is well-versed in HSE Management, KPI’s, CMMS and AutoCAD as well as in various International Standards such as the ASHRAE, API, ASTM, ASME, AMCA, NFPA and SMACNA. Currently, he is the HVAC&R Specialist in SEGAS LNG Plant.
During his career life, Mr. Fadel has gained his practical and field experience through his various significant positions and dedication as the Mechanical Head, Project Manager, Mechanical Engineer HVAC&R Instructor and Technical Consultant for international companies and university like the Foster Wheeler, Technip-Italy, Borner Company, Union FENOSA Gas, Asphalt Bitumen, King Khalid University, Alexandria Petroleum Company, FAWAZ Company, Marium Corporation and many more.
Mr. Fadel has a Bachelor degree in Power Mechanical Engineering with Honours). He is an active member of the American Society of Heating Refrigetaring and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in USA. Further, he has delivered and participated numerous engineering and inspection projects, training courses and conferences globally.
Dr. Dimitry Kams, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Management & Finance Consultant with over 25 years of extensive experience. His expertise lies heavily in the areas of Project Management, Contract Management, Financial Management, Planning, Budgeting & Cost Control, Quality Management, Negotiation Skills, Presentation Skills, Communication Skills, Leadership & Team Building, Marketing Management, Customer Service Management, Public Relations, Crisis Management, Strategic Planning & Decision Making, Supply Chain Management, Organizational Management, Human Resources Management, Time Management, Coaching & Mentoring and Entrepreneurship Management. Currently, he serves as a Member of the Board of Directors and a Management Trainer & Consultant in commercial and construction firms. Furthermore, he is a Visiting Professor of Management, Organization & Communication and at the same time he trains public and private sector executives and professionals in various universities in Greece, Cyprus and the Great Britain.
During his career life, Dr. Kams is well-renowned in academic field as a Senior Professor & Lecturer, Visiting Professor, Visiting Educator and Paper Reviewer. Apart for being well-rounded academically, he has provided significant contributions to the industries by acquiring key and managerial positions as a CEO, Administration Director, Managing Director, Olympic Complex Manager, Chairman Management Consultant, Marketing Assistant Manager and Business Consultant in various international companies like the Coca-Cola, Sherwin Williams, Athens 2004, Shell, Mitsubishi, D Constructions, Atticat Constructions, Europartners, Universal Air and consortium of construction companies with principal responsibility in the Construction Project Management Public Works.
Dr. Kams has a Post Doctoral degree in Executive Education from the Harvard University (USA), PhD in Management Communication from the Northwest Business School (USA), Post Graduate degree in Industrial Relations from the Keele University (UK) and Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Computer Engineering with Honours from the Southeaster College (Greece/USA). He has been the conferences speaker as well as he has numerous publications in business magazines and scientific & academic journals internationally. Moreover, he is an active member of international associations and well-known universities worldwide like in the USA, Europe and the Middle East.
Mr. Alain Meesschaert , PE, BSc, is a Senior Offshore & Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years of extensive experience in offshore maintenance management, pipe laying & drilling, oil & chemical tankers, reefers, bulk carriers, container feeders, marine engineering, rig & jack-up inspection, maintenance, repair and operation of mechanical and electrical/electronic systems, pre-commissioning of piping, construction, diesel engines, generators, pipe laying and drilling gears, commissioning and start-up procedures (FMEA tests), Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and managing mechanical, instrument, logistics and safety crews. He is currently the Marine Mechanical Manager of OFFCON International.
During his career life, Mr. Meesschaert was the Maintenance Manager, Engineering Manager, Maintenance Superintendent, Maintenance Engineer, Chief Engineer for a pipe laying vessel of OFFCON International. He was also the Commissioning Engineer for Pride International wherein he was responsible for the supervision of marine dredging, pipe laying and drilling. He also worked for several European companies as a Marine Engineer.
Mr. Meesschaert also contributed his skills and knowledge in the academe. He was a Senior Professor of Marine Engineering courses in the Maritime College in Belgium. Prior to that, he was a Chief Engineering Instructor for Dredging International, lecturing to Marine and Mechanical Engineering students.
Mr. Meesschaert is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor degree in Marine Mechanical Engineering from the Antwerp Maritime Academy, Belgium.
Dr. Don Mez, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Structural & Civil Engineer with over 20 years of industrial experience in the field of Concrete & Steel Structural Analysis and Design, Structural Dynamics, Structural Reliability Analysis, Damage Assessment & Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures, Matrix Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering and Reinforced Concrete Design. He is currently the Senior Professor & Consultant in one of the leading universities in the Europe.
During his career, Dr. Don Mez has worked globally for the numerous international companies in the US, Europe and the Middle East. He has gained his expertise and thorough practical experience through challenging positions both in technical and academic such as a Structural & Project Manager, Structural & Project Engineer, Research Manager, Design Engineer, Assistant Manager and Research Assistant. During those stages, he was responsible for the Design, Construction and Renovation of new and existing Steel and Reinforced Structures as well as with the Investigation and Rehabilitation of damaged reinforced concrete.
Dr. Don Mez has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering from the Purdue University in USA. He is an active member of the Association Civil Engineers and Architects Chambers and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). Further, he has internationally published numerous papers and books such as “Mechanical Behaviour of Polypropylene-Based Honeycomb-Core Composite Sandwich Structures”, “Spatial Distribution of Damage Caused by the Earthquake” and many more.
Mr. John Kruger is a Senior Projects & Contracts Manager with over 30 years of extensive experience. His expertise includes Project Management, Contract Management, Contracts & Tendering, Human Resource Management, Performance Management, Technical Management, Quality Management, Productivity & Efficiency Improvements, Time Management, Financial Management, Strategic Management, Change Management, People Management, Production Management, Toolkit Management, Public Relations & Organisational Communication, Public Speaking, Social & Environmental Projects, Business Development, Psychometric Assessment and Strategic Change. Further, his specialization covers Train-the-Trainer, Negotiation Skills, Communication Skills, Coaching, Counselling & Mentoring, Strategic Planning, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Budgeting & Cost Control, Supply Chain Management, Operational Management, Adult Education, Turnaround and Re-Engineering Projects and Macro-Economics.
During his career, Mr. Kruger has contributed his expertise and held prestigious positions as a Business Analyst Manager, Business Development Manager, Project Manager, Strategic & Divisional Plan Manager, Warehouse Manager, Supply Chain Manager as well the Technical & Management Consultant/Instructor for major organizations worldwide like the Ministry of Finance (Uganda), Cybercity (Mauritius), Stock Exchange (Taiwan), Candlewick Development (USA) and many more.
Mr. Kruger has Bachelor degree in Communications from the Northwest University. He is a Registered Assessor & Moderator and further achieved various certificates in Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology Management and Advanced Leadership Programme.
Mr. Georg Balazs, PE, BSc, is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with over 40 years of extensive experience in Oil Production, Gas Production, Field Operations, Surface Production Operations, Sub-surface Production Operations, Drilling & Completion; Drilling Fluid Technology; Well Production; Well Control; Well Composite, Construction Integrity & Completion; HSE Drilling Operation & Rig Movement, Offshore & Surface BOP, Down Hole Fishing. He is currently the Well Site Drilling Manager of Hungarian Horizon Energy Ltd.
During Mr. Balazs’ career, he gained his thorough practical experience through several challenging positions such as Operations Manager, Rig Manager, Rig Assistant Manager, Drilling Technologies & Well Instructor, Rig Superintendent, Well Site Drilling Supervisor, Senior Drilling Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Assistant Drilling Engineer, Tool Pusher and Roughneck & Derrick Man from major international companies. His integrity and remarkable dedication to his duties and being responsible in managing the day to day operations of work-over hoists and drilling rigs, retrieving production of tubing well head, managing drilling technology, well control & related equipment, handling field technical and financial activities, production platform operations and many more had proven his significant contributions to the industry.
Mr. Balazs has a Bachelor degree in Engineering. Further, he has certifications in Drilling Level I, II & III as well as Directional Drilling, Crane, and Bridge & Travers Cranes Industrial Forklift Trucks.
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Mr. Al-Tamimi has obtained numerous certifications including Sea Survival, Fire Fighting and Offshore Rig (Radio Op – HLO – First Aid – Safety procedures – Fire Fighting, etc) and has a License in General Administration.
Mr. Ashraf Kamoon, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience in Oil, Gas, Chemical, Petrochemical and Power industries. He specializes in Maintenance Management, Maintenance Planning, Reliability Management, Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), Total Plant Maintenance (TPM) and Reliability-Availability-Maintainability (RAM), Rotating & Static Equipment including Pumps, Valves, Compressors, Bearings, Tanks, Piping & Pipelines, Piping Stress Analysis (Caesar II), Turbines, Gear Boxes, Motors, Fans and Blowers. He has also extensive experience in mechanical design, production engineering, condition monitoring, vibration analysis, failure analysis, alignment, inspection, NDT and quality control. He is currently the Maintenance Head and Quality Manager at the Atomic Energy Authority (AEA).
During his career life, Mr. Ashraf held various positions such as a Site Engineer, Design Engineer, Installation Engineer and Commissioning Engineer where he was primarily in charge of the inspection, review and approval of commissioning and installation procedures. He has also participated in operational and commissioning tests for reactors at the Atomic Energy Authority and has travelled across Europe, South America and the Middle East to manage various projects and present training programs. His experience in the design, installation, assessment and inspection of static equipment and piping systems has made him well-versed in various softwares such as the Caesar II for stress analysis and CADpipe for piping layout and design. Throughout his career, he has extensively referred to the application of various codes and standards such as API, ASME and ISO.
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Mr. Harley Thorp is a Senior Inspection Engineer with extensive experience within the Oil, Gas, Refineries and Petrochemical industries. His specialization covers the Inspection, Repair, Alteration & Reconstruction of Above Ground Storage Tanks; Streamline Inspections; Piping & Process Equipment; Pipe Fitting; Edge Settlement; Plainer & Differential Tilt; Gas Wells; Oil Batteries and NDE including Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Radiography Testing (RT), Liquid Penetrant Testing (LPI) and Phased Array. He is currently the API 653 Inspector of the AST, Canada wherein he performs out of service and in service inspections throughout the country including making repairs, supervision and consultation during the repair process in compliance with the API 653 Standard and other regulations. He further executes general NDE in UT, MPI, RT and LPI during the shutdowns in upstream and downstream facilities and performs volumetric calibration of above ground storage tanks using the optical method and utilizing the total stations. Moreover, he is a Certified API 653 Instructor in providing trainings on the techniques for proper volumetric calibration of the above ground tanks which complies with the API MPMS.
Mr. Thorp has shared his expertise and practical experience throughout the Northern America consisting the Edmonton Refinery, Imperial Oil, Husk Oil, Atco Gas, CNRL, Enbridge, Tervita, Kinder Morgan, Hay River, Norman Wells, Yellowknife, Inuvil, Pemex (Mexico), Daylight Energy and TEAM industrial services. He has been the API 653 Inspector, API 653 Instructor, API 653 Trainer, Lead Inspector, Lead Engineer, Oil Field Pipe Fitter, NDE Assistant and Field Operator.
Mr. Thorp is a Certified API 653 Inspector, CGSB Level 1 Ultrasonic Testing (UT), CGSB Level II Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) and he has acquired a Diploma in Automotive Mechanical Engineering. He is a Certified Trainer of Confined Space, Breathing Apparatus (H2S) and First Aid. Further, he is an active member of the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB).
Mr. Ron Norton is a Senior Aerospace Engineer with over 25 years of practical experience within the Aerospace and Aviation industries. His expertise widely extends over the AFO & Jet Fuel Product Handling, Aircraft Design, Aircraft Manufacturing & Maintenance, Blueprint Interpretation, Layout Drafting, Configuration of Multiple Aero Structures, Quality Assurance, Metal Fabrication, OEM & Repair of Aircraft Assembly Methods, Heat Treatment of Alloys, Metal Bonding and Composite (Autoclave and vacuum bag processes), Fabrication of details and Assemblies of multiple aircrafts including assembly of UH-60 Blackhawk, AH-IZ Super Huey Cobra, OH-58D, CH-47, Boeing (BAC specifications), Sikorsky (SS specification), Vought, Gulfstream, CH-47 Chinook, helicopters and military aircrafts including 737, 747, 757, 767, C-130, C-17, E2C and F-15 in accordance to AS-9102 and AS-9100 standards. Further, he has a wide practical knowledge in the implementation of digital timer for sulphuric anodize tank, installation of the Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) and Electro-Optic Missile Sensors (EOMS) and defect tracking system. He is currently the Manufacturing Engineering Program Lead of Kaman Aerospace (HCL America) which is one of the leading aircraft manufacturing and maintenance companies in the USA.
Mr. Norton has gained his expertise & thorough practical experience through several challenging positions as a Manufacturing Engineer, Aerospace Instructor, Senior Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Supervisor Assemble Trainer, Quality Assurance Inspector, Aircraft Assembly Trainer, National Assembler, Supervisor Sheet Metal Assembly Technician and Planner.
Mr. Norton has a Bachelor degree in Business & Public Law and Aviation Mechanic from the Dallas Baptist University (USA) and Kings School of Aeronautics (USA) respectively. Further, he underwent stringent trainings and courses on Quality Engineering, Quality Improvement and Root Cause & Corrective Action, Lean Enterprise Manufacturing, Aviation Mechanic’s Airframe License (FAA) and Advanced Quality Systems (AQS-1).
Dr. Khaldoun Mohamed, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Civil & Structural Engineer with over 20 years of practical experience in design and construction of major civil & structural engineering projects including building, roads, bridges, airports, theatres, stadium, ports, etc. His expertise includes AutoCad Civil 3D, structural analysis and design (STAAD PRO) Civil Engineering Drawings, Standards & Codes, Construction Planning, Road Pavement Design & Maintenance, Sloping, Benching, Embankments and Bundwalls, Surveying, GIS, GPS, DGPS, Space Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing, Highway Design, Satellite Positioning and Applications, Geodetic Positioning Route, Construction Surveying and Construction Materials. Currently, he is a Senior Professor & Consultant in Royal Jordanian Geographic Center.
Dr. Khaldoun has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Civil & Structural Engineering from the University of Nottingham (UK). Further, he is an active member of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).
Mr. Yasser Rajab is a Senior Instrumentation & Control Engineer with extensive experience within the Petroleum, Petrochemical and Oil & Gas industries. His expertise highly covers Instrumentation & Control Systems Engineering, Flowmeters, Process Control and Instrumentation, Liquid & Gas Measurement & Flowmetering, Control Valves & Actuators, Alarm & Protection Systems, Final Control Elements, FEED, P&ID, Detailed Design & Engineering, Standards, Drawings, Schematics, Diagrams, Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), Safety Integrity Level (SIL), Emergency Shutdown (ESD), SCADA, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), AutoCad and Risk Assessment & Analysis. Further, he is well-versed in Fire & Gas Detection, HAZOP, HAZID, Air Emissions Management, Web-Based Performance, Inventory System, Process Operation Information Systems (POIS), KPIs, Defensive Driving, Permit to Work, Working at Height, Occupational Safety, HSEMS and HSE.
Mr. Yasser gained his Onshore & Offshore expertise and thorough practical experience through several positions like the Project Manager, Construction Supervisor, Industrial Consultant and Instrumentation & Control Engineer for various International companies such as the KOC, ENPPI, PETROJET, SABRIYAH Field, GUPCO, Intec-Engineering England, GASCO, QANTARA, WEPCO and many more.
Mr. Yasser has a Bachelor degree in Electronic & Control Engineering. Further, he is a Certified Functional Safety Engineer for Safety Instrumented Systems (IEC 61508 & IEC 61511).
Dr. Tarek Ali, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Medical Doctor with over 25 years of extensive experience within the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Refineries and Government Medical industries. His experience covers Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP), Industrial Hygiene, Pulmonary Function, Occupational Hearing Conservation, Infection Control (IC), Cardiac Life Support (CLS), Trauma Life Support (TLS), Electrocardiogram (ECG), Critical Care Support (CCS), HeartSaver (HSAED) & First Aid & CPR, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Physical Hazards including Noise, Light, Heat, Vibration, Pressure, Radiation, Chemical Hazards, Ergonomics, Psychosocial Hazards, Health Risk Assessment and Occupational Investigation. Further, he is well-versed in the fields of Health Risk Assessment & Management, Public Health, Medical Statistics, Preventive Measures and Risk Factor. Currently, he is the Medical Affairs Managing Director of EPROM.
Dr. Tarek’s vast professional experience includes directing and managing health, safety and environmental aspects within various international industries while holding key positions as the General Manager, Medical General Manager, Company Doctor, Site Doctor, Hotel Doctor, Train the Trainer Consultant, Technical & Medical Consultant and the Senior Lecturer.
Dr. Tarek has a Bachelor degree in Medicine and a Master degree in Occupational Health from the University of Birmingham (UK). Further, he is a Certified “Train the Trainer” and the respected Chairman of the Alexandria Petroleum Doctors Association.
Mr. Mohamed Aboussena is an International Security Expert & Senior Marine Engineer with over 20 years of field experience. His wide expertise evolves in Security Management, Emergency Response Management, ISPS, Marine Engineering, Marine Oil Tanker Operation, Marine Terminal Operations, Maritime Transport, Liquefied Gas Tanker Safety, LPG/LNG Ships Handling, IGS, FRAMO III and COW. Further, his expertise includes First Aid, Prevention & Combating of Marine Pollution, Personal Safety, Survival Crafts, Search & Rescue Operation and Fire Fighting Prevention. Currently, he is the Marine Head of an Oil Tanker Company in the Middle East.
Throughout his challenging career, he has gained practical experience not limited to Marine Engineering as he was exposed in Mechanical & Electrical fields widely including air compressor, pumps, fans & blowers, diesel engines & generators, screw cutting, pressure vessels, mechanical seals, piping/valves, heat exchangers, oil purifiers, machines repairs, refrigerated plant, steering gear, hydraulic equipment, metal turing, cranes & lifting, surface grinding & milling, gas & arc welding, machine assembly, automatic control system and water & fire tube boilers.
Mr. Aboussena has a Bachelor degree in Marine Engineering. Further, he has obtained various certifications in Liberian Medical Exam, Dangerous Cargo, Oil Tanker Operation, Liquefied Gas Tanker, FRAMO III to name a few.
Mr. Denis O’Lone is a Certified Scaffolding Operations Expert with over 30 years of extensive experience within the Petrochemical, Construction, Power Stations, Offshore & Onshore Oil & Gas Industries. His expertise includes Scaffolding Inspection, Tube, Fitting & Systems Scaffolding, Scaffold Auditing, Risk Assessment, and Offshore Safety & Survival, Compliance with OSHA, European Codes of Practice and Working at Heights Regulations. Currently, he is the Safety Advisor & Scaffolding Assessor for a prestigious international company providing scaffolding services & trainings.
As a certified professional under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), the Construction Industry Scaffolders’ Record Scheme (CISRS), and the Client Contractor National Safety Group (CCNSG); and a Registered Trainer with NDP (National Development Plan), the FAS (Foras Aiseanna Saothair Training & Employment Authority), the Enterprise Ireland (EI), and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), he has worked with numerous international companies such as Amec/Foster Wheeler, DuPont, Wilson International, McBride Structures, Lynk, Cormorant Alpha, Grootcon UK, Incesia, Prichard Rhodes London, and many more. He has been engaged with multi-million construction projects for LNG plants, petrochemical plants, oil rig, bridge, a Birmingham shopping complex, oil refinery, and platform installations & hook-ups.
Mr. O’Lone has a Bachelor degree in Engineering from the University of Ireland.
Captain Hans Oostrijk is an International Expert in Oil & Gas Marine Terminal Operations with over 40 years of in-depth industrial experience His expertise includes onshore & offshore international management, project operations management, marine environmental management, supervision and execution of shipping and port operations, marine bulk oil, shipyard offshore, crude shipments and oil terminal projects. Currently, he is the President of one major Oostrijk Survey specialized in handling crude shipments, loading and discharging and tank cleaning worldwide.
During his career life, Captain Oostrijk demonstrated his enormous capabilities and expertise throughout the Europe, North Africa, the Middle East regions. He worked for several international companies such as Phs. Van Ommeren N.V., Koninklijke Marechausse, AMRO, Slavenburg’s, Saybolt (Genova, Netherland, International) and Petro Survey and he has handled various challenging positions such as the General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Manager, Senior Inspector, Marine Superintendent, Station Manager, Cargo Inspector, Shift Leader, Forwarding and Travel Department Manager and Marachaussee 2nd class.
Captain Oostrijk has a Bachelor degree in Engineering.
Dr. Ibrahim Caglayan, PhD, MSc, BSc, is an International Expert in Offshore Platform, Machinery & Piping Vibration with over 30 years of extensive experience in the field. He has delivered sought-after trainings and seminars in Offshore Platform Design, Offshore Structure Vibration, Offshore Integrity Assessment, Machinery & Piping Vibration in various countries like Belgium, USA, Canada, Algeria, Iran, Bahrain, New Zealand and Turkey. He is currently the General Manager of VibraTek Engineering, a leading supplier in industrial vibration equipment. Further, he is a Certified Level III Analyst of the American Vibration Institute.
During his long career life, Dr. Caglayan was the Senior Engineer and Naval Architect for DLI Engineering Inc. (Seattle, Washington), Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Inc. (Houston, Texas) and SeaTek Corp. (Santa Barbara, California), where he handled machinery vibration diagnostic in industrial facilities and US aircraft carriers and other surface ships and offshore platform design & testing. Further, he was also the Professor of Mechanical & Offshore Engineering at the University of Washington, where he taught Machine Design and Machine Dynamics Theory and delved into all aspects of Ship, Breakwater, Platform Dynamics, Vibrations and Ship Capsizing.
Dr. Caglayan has a PhD in Mechanical and Ocean Engineering from the University of Washington (USA) and has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire (USA). Further, he has been the Keynote Speaker of New Zealand Vibration Association.
Dr. Mohammad Daoud, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Civil & Structural Engineer with over 30 years of practical experience in design and construction of major civil & structural engineering projects including high rise housing and medical buildings, commercial towers, villas, bridges, roads and steel structures as well as computer application programme including Structural Analysis and Design (STAAD PRO), AutoCad Civil 3D, AutoCAD LISP, PROKON and Extended Three-Dimensional Analysis of Building Systems (ETABS). His wide range of industrial experience also covers Prestressed Concrete Beams, Concrete & Steel Structural Analysis & Design, Structural Statics & Dynamics, Land Surveying, Quality Control for Buildings, Reinforced Concrete Design, Seismic Analysis and Earthquake Engineering. Currently, he is the Structural Chief Engineer & Head Consultant of Global Engineering Consortium and the Chairman of Engineering Scientific Research Board.
During his career life, Dr. Daoud held significant positions from various international engineering companies such as the Structural Design Head, Technical Trainer & Consultant and Chief Engineer. Prior to this, he was a Professor and Lecturer at numerous International Universities wherein his academic profession was focused on Structural Analysis, Statics & Dynamics, Concrete Design, Prestressed Concrete, Structural Foundation, Steel Design, and Computer Applications in Structural Engineering.
Dr. Daoud has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Civil & Structural Engineering.
Mr. Mohamed Radwan is a Senior IT Engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience in IT Networking & Communication System. His main expertise covers Network Security, IT Management, Information Technology System, System Administration, SIGMA IT, Microsoft, Data Centre Analysis & Design, CISCO, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP & CCDA, NetAPP, Netbackup, Symantec, SUN Storage, IBM Storage, SAN Switches, SUN Blades, Tape Library, Data Storage and Protection, Platforms, Data Base, Networking, Security Systems, Communication Equipments, Servers Cross-Platform Integration Technologies and Middleware. Further, he is also well-versed in Project Analysis, Project Management and Project Implementation. He is currently the Regional Support & Services Manager of the STME that provides the Middle East Regional information infrastructure solutions and at the same time he is the Data Protection Consultant for various international telecommunications companies.
During his career life, Mr. Mohamed has gained his technical and practical expertise through a variety of challenging and key positions such as the Regional Support & Services Consultant, Network/Security Consultant, Data Protection & Storage Consultant, Accounts Manager, Project Manager, Symantec Trainer & Administrator, Network Branch Manager, Technical Support Manager, IT Trainer and Network & Computer Engineer.
Mr. Mohamed has a Bachelor degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering. He is a Certified Systems Engineer, System Administrator, Systems Administrator (Security, Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Certified IT Professional) and he obtained various certifications from international professional bodies such as the NETAPP, Symantec, IBM, SUN, Cisco, Microsoft, PMP, PMI and ITIL.
Mr. Hisham Ali is a Senior Process Engineer with over 25 years of extensive experience within the Process, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas industries. He is well-versed in the areas of Process Plant Start-up, Commissioning & Troubleshooting; Gas Sweetening; Sulphur Recovery & Refrigeration; Gas Processing & Dehydration; NGL Production; Acid Gas Recovery; Distillation Technology; Hydro-Cracking; Feed Gas Compressor & Fractionation; Amine Acid Gas Removal; Propane Refrigeration; Freon Refrigeration; Mix Refrigerant; Air Separation; Pigging Operations; Storage & Loading Facilities; Liquid Phase Reactor; Vapor or Liquid Dryer; Catalyst Fluidized Bed Reactor and Trays or Backed Towers. His specialization further includes various instrumentation, control and mechanical engineering including Yokogawa system, Microprocessor Based Honeywell DCS system, PLC Real Flex, Netcon Gas Turbine Control, MARK VI Turbine & Power Generation, Electronic & Pneumatic Control system, CCC Antisurge Control System, PMS, ESD as well as GE & Nuovo Pignone Turbines, Compressors (Centrifugal, Reciprocating, Screw, Liquid Piston & Motor or Turbine Driven), Pumps (Centrifugal & Reciprocating, Cryogenic), Heat Exchanger, Expander & Recompressor, Generator Expander, Inert Gas Generator, Fire Fitting Water System and Water Maker Units. Currently, he is the Deputy Training Manager & Senior Process Trainer of SEGAS LNG Plant.
Mr. Hisham’s vast professional experience during his stint in directing & training process operations can be traced back through his services with various reputable organizations including SEGAS, GASCO, Partex and ENI.
Mr. James Henderson, PE, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Welding Engineer with over 35 years of industrial experience within the Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Power and heavy industries. His thorough experience widely covers Welding Technology, Fabrications, Metallurgy and NDT. This includes commanding the standards of ASME, API, AWS, ANSI, BS, ISO, ASTM and EN. He is currently the Operations Manager of the Lamprell Energy which provides diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries and wherein he is responsible for the management and supervision of all the operational capability and activities of the whole facility. He has been the Training Advisor then the Training & Development Manager prior to becoming the Operations Manager of the same company.
During his long career life, Mr. Henderson worked for various international companies in the Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, and Asia. He worked as the Welding Manager of the Mitsubishi Motors Australia where he is in charge of both Body Shop and Hardware Divisions of the plant. His responsibilities include MIG, resistance welding, flame brazing and wire seam welding, for both robotic and manual applications. Prior to that, he has been the National Technology Advisor & Qualification & Certification Manager of the Welding Technology Institute of Australia; Welding Manager, Site Welding Superintendent and Site Welding Engineer of BABCOCK for 21 years.
Mr. Henderson is a Registered Professional & International Welding Engineer and has a Master degree in Welding Engineering and a Bachelor degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and the University of Stratchclyde, Glasglow respectively. He has further Fabrications and Welding Technician Certificates Parts I, II & III and an ONC in Metallurgy from the Stow College of Technology. Further, he has numerous publications, papers and presentations globally.
Dr. Jaralla Abdul, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Corrosion & Metallurgical Engineer with over 35 years of extensive experience in Cathodic Protection Systems, Corrosion Control & Corrosion Monitoring, Metallurgy & Metallurgical Processes, Corrosion Inhibitor, Corrosion Prevention, Corrosion Assessment and Condition Monitoring & Assessment. His wide range of industrial experience also covers Subsea Fuel Design, Evaluation of Biocides, Industrial and Reinforced Steel Bar, Oil Sludge Bioremediation and Heavy Metals Fixation, Asbestos Treatment, Industrial Waste Treatment & Management, Water Injection Treatment, Heat Transfer, Performance Monitoring and Material Selection. Currently, he is the Director of GLS Limited which is the leading producer and manufacturer of corrosion inhibitors in New Zealand.
During Dr. Jaralla’s career life, he has gained his practical and theoretical expertise not only in technical fields but also in academe through various challenging and key positions such as the General Manager, Industrial Consultant, Corrosion Department Head, Corrosion Discipline Head, Project Manager, Plant Manager, Senior Corrosion Engineer, Lead Corrosion Engineer, Associate Professor, Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer in various international companies and universities such as the Petrofac Emirates, Mott MacDonald Group, Shell, WhisperGen, CORMET, Surface Technology, Steel Masters, Saudi Aramco, ADMA-OPCO, TAKREER, ADNOC, ZADCO, ADCO, Fujairah Power Plant, DUSUP, ARAMCO, Qatar Petroleum, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Oil, Jordan Army Force, Jordan University, University of Technology and many more.
Dr. Jaralla has PhD in Corrosion Engineering and Master & Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester (UK). He is a Corrosion Specialist of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE-USA), a Fellow Member of the Institute of Corrosion (UK) and an active member of the American Society for Metals (ASM-USA) and the Australian Corrosion Society (ACS-New Zealand). Further, he has been honoured and included in the “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” and he has developed 9 patents like the “Design of Corrosion Testing Apparatus”, “Scale Removal and Composition of Corrosion Inhibitor”, “Corrosion Inhibitor for Reinforced Steel Structures”, “Improving in and Relating to Extraction or Treatment Methods” to name a few. Moreover, he is an inventor of a very safe and feasible technology for demining contaminated lands.
Mr. Marlon Cox is a Senior Mechanical & Process Engineer with over 35 years of industrial experience in Power, Utilities, Oil, Gas Refineries and Petrochemical Industries. His expertise covers Process Plant Performance & Efficiency, Gas Processing for LNG & LPG Plants, Flare, Blowdown & Pressure Relief Systems, Process Plant Troubleshooting & Engineering Problem Solving, Cooling Towers, Oil & Gas Operations, Gas Sweetening & Sulphur Recovery, Plant Maintenance, Maintenance Management, Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Auditing, Start-Up, Shutdown & Turnaround, Ovation Plant Maintenance & Monitoring, PSE Failure Analysis, Combustion Analysis, Boiler Water Treatment, Steam & Gas Turbines and FWP Overhauls. He is also well-versed in Water Towers, Power Water Reactors, Boiler Water Reactors, Fluidized Bed Boilers, HRSG’s, Coal Burning Boilers and CHP & Biomass Boilers Preventive Maintenance, Safety Relief Valve, Pressure Relief Systems, PRV, POPRV & PORV, Utility Boilers, Process Fired Heaters, Heat Exchangers, Turbines, Pumps, Compressors, Bearings, Lubrication, Mechanical Seals, Packing, Couplings, Clutches, Gears, Shaft Alignment, Motors, High Pressure Piping, Valves & Rotating Equipment Start-Up, Catalyst Selection, Catalyst Polymerization, Ethanol Processing System, Gas Conditioning, Process Reactor Operation, Surface Production, NGL & Refrigerant Extraction & Fractionation, Start-Up & Commissioning, and Fuel Efficiency. He is very knowledgable with ASME/AWS Sec. 1, 8, 9, 10, 11 & B31.1/3 codes using Level I, II, NDT, UT, Magnetic Particle and Die Penetrate testing methods. He is currently the Nuclear QC Inspector of IQC Inc. (USA).
During Mr. Cox’s career life, he has gained his comprehensive experience through various demanding positions such as a CEO, Nuclear QA/QC Inspector, Start-Up & Commissioning Engineer, Technical Advisor, Engineering Consultant, Field Mechanical Engineer, Utility Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Maintenance & Operations Manager, MOV-AOV Valve Technician and Electrician. He has imparted his practical experience and in-depth knowledge to numerous companies including the IQC Inc., NAES, J.R. Industrial Engineering LLC., VC Summer Nuclear Power Plant, Apex CoVantage, New England Mechanical Services Inc., DZ Atlantic Indian Point Nuclear Facility, DZ Atlantic Vermont Yankee Nuclear Facility, Precision Inspection Services, Astoria Energy LLC., Greenfield Ethanol Plant, UAP Inc., National Boiler Marietta GA Ticonderoga NY Paper Mill and Millennium Power Services.
Mr. Cox has Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the National CETP Propane Technician Training School and Applied Science from the Almeda University (USA). He is also a Certified Natural Gas Technician from the Natural Gas Technical Training School as well as a Nuclear Level II VT Welding Inspector, Level II VT, MT, PT and Certified PED Level II Inspector (European Pressure Directive).
Mr. Hossam Saeed is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience within the Oil, Gas, Refineries and Petrochemical industries. He specializes in Mechanical Integrity & Reliability, Process Plant Engineering, RCFA, TPM, CRM, RCM, RAM, CBM, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic & Mechanical Seal, Blanketing System, Condensate Storage Tank, Pump, Valve, Compressor, Bearings, Piping, Pipelines, Thermodynamics, Heat Exchanger, Oil Treatment, Water Injection, Water Network System, Desalination Technology and Maintenance Planning, Scheduling & Cost Control. His expertise also covers Cathodic Protection, Metallurgy, Corrosion Prevention and Welding Technology. Currently, he is the CEO of International Nile Modern Company (INM) that provides general contracting services in Europe, the Middle East and African regions.
During his career life, Mr. Hossam held various positions such as a CEO, Consultant, Senior Project Manager and Site Engineer where he was primarily in charge of the training, inspection, review and approval of mechanical construction activities. Throughout his career, he has extensively referred to the application of various codes and standards such as the API, AWS, ASME and ASTM.
Mr. Hossam has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical and Power Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Heat Engineering. He is also a Certified ASNT UT, RT, MT & PT Level II and he is registered in Master Studies from the Azhar University. Further, he is an active member of various international professional bodies such as the American Welding Society (AWS), American Society for Non Destructive Testing (ASNT), Egyptian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ESME) and Egyptian Engineering Syndicate.
Mr. Mubarak Al-Tahrawi is a Senior Petroleum & Drilling Engineer with over 30 years of extensive experience within the Onshore and Offshore Oil & Gas fields. His expertise includes Well Completion & Work-Over, Well Stimulation Techniques & Treatments, Oil Well Drilling Engineering, Well Control, Drilling Fluids Technology, Drilling Optimization & Well Planning, Exploration Technology, Drilling Technique & Technology, Fishing & Intervention Technique & Technology, Production Logging & Reservoir Monitoring, Casing & Cementing Technology, Tubing Design, Hydraulic Fracturing, Down Hole Services, Pipe Cutters, Pipe Recovery Techniques, Packer Recovery & Milling Tools, Mud Technology and Rig Inspection.
During Mr. Mubarak’s career, he gained his thorough practical experience through several challenging positions such as the General Manager, Vice President, Well Services Operations Manager, Senior Petroleum Engineering Consultant, Drilling & Work-Over Special Operations Engineer & Consultant, Well Value Assurance Coach, Mud Engineering Head, Drilling Operations Head, Down Hole Services & Rentals Manager, Regional Technical Support Manager, Mud Engineer, Fishing Supervisor, Drilling Supervisor and Company Man from various international well-renowned companies such as the SONATRRACH, ADMA-OPCO, Weatherford, National Petroleum Company (NPC), ADCO, SHELL, ADWOC, Natural Resources Authority, Sakson Egypt Petroleum Service and UNICARBIDE International. His integrity and remarkable dedication to his duties and being responsible in managing the day-to-day rig operations, HSE performance, operation and maintenance, ancillary operations, handling field technical and financial activities and many more had proven his significant contributions to the industry.
Mr. Mubarak has a Bachelor degree in Petroleum & Deep Drilling Technology from the University of Belgrade.
Mr. Adrian Nutter is an International Expert in Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) with over 30 years of extensive experience in HAZMAT, HAZCOM, HAZOP, Chemical Spills, Risk Management, Reliability & Loss Prevention, Emergency Preparedness & Response (oil spillage and gas explosions), Health & Safety Management, Crisis Management, Safety Management, Occupational & Health Hazards, NEBOSH, HSE Compliance, Preventive Maintenance, TapRoot Incident, H2S and Train-the-Trainer. Further, his expertise lies heavily in the areas of Procurement, Contracts, Security, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Logistics Operations, Facilities Management, Warehouse Management, Tender & Contract Management, Equipment Inventory Management, Fleet Management, Project Management, and Security Management. He is currently the Safety Specialist of Rio Tinto.
During his career life, Mr. Nutter worked for international companies including the Multinational Force & Observers (Middle East), CB Richard Ellis (UK), Al Shaheen Adventure (UAE), White Rose Property Services (UK), Royal School of Military Engineering (UK) and Rio Tinto (Australia). He rendered tremendous services as the Facilities Maintenance Manager, Multi-Site Facilities Manager, Facilities Manager, Logistics Manager and Military Engineering Senior Operations Manager. He has further achieved the Rank of Warrant Officer Class 2 (Sergeant Major) for his exemplary worldwide military service.
Mr. Nutter has a Bachelor degree in Engineering from the University of Lincoln and has a National Vocational Qualification Level 4 in Information Technology. He has National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety from NEBOSH and HND in Disaster Relief Operation (BTEC Level 4). Further, he is an active member of various professional institutions worldwide such as the Institute of Leadership and Management, the British Institute of Facilities Management and the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (IOHS).
Mr. Mohammed Nahrawy is a Senior Engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience within the Oil, Gas, Refineries and Petrochemical industries. He specializes in Water Treatment (RO & MSF), Water and Waste Water Treatment, Distribution & Pumping Stations, Boiler, Tanks, Pressure Vessels, Piping, Pumps, Compressors, Bearings, Valves, Steam & Gas Turbines, Heat Exchanger, HVAC, Diesel Generator, Mechanical & Dry Gas Seal, Alignment, Lubrication, Elevator Maintenance, Hydraulic & Pneumatic, as well as Maintenance Management, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Cranes & Lifting Equipment and. His expertise also covers maintenance work interactions and implementation of CMMS in all industrial equipment including static and rotating equipment. Currently, he is the Senior Mechanical Consultant Engineer of Germanischer Lloyd that provides general consulting services in the Middle East and African regions.
During his career life, Mr. Mohammed held various positions such as the Training Manager, Maintenance Manager, Mechanical Superintendent, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, Commissioning Engineer, Senior Shift Engineer, Senior OJT Mechanical Instructor & Commissioning OJT Instructor in various companies such as the Dana Gas., MIDTAP, ELNG, Foster Wheeler, TTIL/SNC & DILAM as well as ABI. Throughout his career, he has extensively referred to the application of various codes and standards such as the API 510 and API 653.
Mr. Mohammed has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical and Power Engineering. He is also a Certified API 653 and an active member of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
Mr. Chris Evans, CEng, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Civil & Structural Engineer with over 20 years of practical experience in Civil, Structural and Geo-Environmental industries. His expertise includes “hand analysis” techniques and the use of proprietary analysis and design packages such as the STAAD Pro, STAAD Pro V8i, STAAD Offshore, Visual Analysis, ADAPT RC, Enercalc, STRAp, CADS A3D Max, Fastrak Portal, TEDDS, AutoCAD, QSE and Masterseries. Furthermore, he is well-versed in Concrete Technology, Vibration, Acoustic, Seismic, Wind and Fire Engineering, Hurricane & Seismic Resistant Design, Pre-Stressed & Reinforced Concrete, Plain & Reinforced Masonry, Earth & Water Retaining Structures, Hybrid Steel Structures, Foundation Systems, Ground Improvement Techniques, Basement and Buried Structures, Ground Gas Remediation Systems, Gantry System, Pipe Bridges, Geotechnical Assessment, Ancillary Civil & Structural Works and Core Jacking. He is currently the Principal Consultant Civil Engineer of Foster Wheeler (UK) and the CEO of Evans Design Consultancy Limited that provides full civil and structural engineering design, detailing and design management service across the UK.
During his career life, Mr. Evans held significant positions as the CEO, Director, Principal Consultant, Senior Structural Engineer (Seismic), Senior Structural Professional, Senior Civil Engineer, Senior Civil & Structural Engineer, Principal Civil & Structural Engineer, Senior Structural Engineer, Senior Civil Engineer, Principal Structural Engineer and Graduate Engineer from various international engineering companies in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia and not limited to academic industry like the Foster Wheeler, AWE, KBR/Granherne, Morgan Professional Services, Systems Engineering, NUKEM, Gifford, Jacobs Engineering, Glanville Consultants, BSCP Consulting Engineers, GCM Consulting Engineers and Diamond Wood Partnership.
Mr. Evans has a Master degree in Structural & Bridge
Engineering and a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from
the University of Surrey (UK) and the Nottingham Trent
University (UK) respectively. Further, he is a Chartered Engineer
and a Corporate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE),
a Registered European Engineer of the Federation of
National Engineering Associations
(FEANI) and an active member of the American Society of Civil
Engineers (ASCE), the Society of the Structural Engineers, the Society for Earthquake & Civil
Engineering Dynamics, the UK Wind Engineering Society, the Institution
of Fire Engineers, the Institute of Concrete Technology and the Incorporated
Member of the Chartered Institute
Mr. Paul Harvey is a Senior Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Consultant with over 45 years of extensive experience within Oil, Gas, Power and Petrochemical industries. He is an expert in Process Safety Management, NEBOSH Standards, NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, NEBOSH Fire and Construction Certifications, NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, IOSH Managing Safely Level, Risk and Safety Management, QHSE Management, HAZMAT, HAZCOM, Human Factors Engineering, ISO 14001, ISO 9002, HNC & LTIC Chemistry, Hydro Coatings, Steel Coating, Fire & HSE Management, Emergency First Aid, STOP, Safety Behaviour Programme and Dangerous Goods Codes and Procedures. Presently, he is the NEBOSH Consultant, Registered Trainer and Certified NEBOSH Instructor, CIEH Registered Trainer and SHE Adviser of various international companies throughout the Europe, the Middle East, Far East and Caribbean regions.
Mr. Harvey’s vast professional experience includes directing and managing health, safety and the environment aspects as per NEBOSH framework and guidelines along with IOSH and SHE Standards wherein he held positions like the Associate Tutor in Effective Safety Management and NEBOSH Syllabus, Licensed to deliver IOSH Managing Safely, Registered Trainer of NEBOSH and CIEH, SHE Adviser and an IT Registered Trainer for ECDL & MS Applications.
Mr. Harvey has a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the Swan Sea College (UK) and he is a Licensed IOSH Trainer, a Registered Trainer of CIEH for Fire & HSE Management further to his NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma, C&G 7407 Teaching Certificate and IOSH with CPD. Moreover, he is an active member of numerous professional affiliates including the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (MIIRSM).
Dr. Edward Funk, PhD, B. Eng is a Senior Chemical Engineer with over 40 years of extensive experience within Oil and Gas Industries. His wide experience covers Process Plant Optimization, Chemical Processes & Products, Specialty Chemicals, Hazardous & Toxic Chemicals, Chemical Handling, Transporting & Labeling, Solvents, Polymer Chemistry, Resins & Composites, Films & Membranes, Plastics, Chemical Safety, Chemical Accidents & Forensic Engineering, Separation & Purification Technology, Chemical Reactors & Catalysis and Environmental Technology. He is currently the President of EWF Consulting (USA) wherein he provides technical consulting to process and chemical companies on plant optimization, engineering of processes & products and serves as a chemical expert witness on chemical processes, products and issues related to industrial and consumer chemistry. Concurrently, he is a Senior Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois in Chicago, USA lecturing courses in process and product design.
During his career life, Dr. Funk was the Senior Director of Chemical Process & Product Technology of Honeywell Company wherein he was responsible for the commercial development of new products in the areas of petrochemicals, polymers, membranes & films, environmental processes, chemical processing and novel process systems. He also managed the advanced technology for UOP Division of Honeywell which included petroleum processes & process technology in various industries. Dr. Funk also held various technical and management positions including R&D Director in Exxon Company’s Corporate Research Centre. He directed the laboratory studies, developed unique software for process analysis, developed new test methods for characterization of asphaltenes, lubricating oil and synthetic fuels. He was the Principal Engineer in the investigation of potential uses of supercritical fluid technology within Exxon’s business units. Prior to that, Dr. Funk worked for Ford Foundation where he established new R&D programs.
Dr. Funk has PhD and Bachelors degrees in Chemical Engineering from Yale University and University of California in the USA. He is the author of 6 US patents and over 60 technical publications.
Mr. Yasser Ibrahim is a Senior Pipeline & Piping Engineer with over 25 years of practical experience within the Petrochemical, Oil & Gas industries. His expertise includes Pipeline and Piping Design, Construction, Inspection, Pigging, Maintenance, Repair & Integrity Assessment; Fitness-For-Service (FFS); Piping Fabrication; Pressure Equipments and Pressure Vessels (ASME VIII & API 510) NDE; Welding Inspection; Metallurgy Engineering; Quality Assurance; Storage Tank; Tank Erection; Piles Rolling; Boiler Maintenance; Pressure Test, Hydro Test & Pneumatic Test; Film Interpretation and Drilling Pipes Inspection. He is also well-versed and an expert with ASME B31.3, API, ASNT, TWI, ISO, QMS, saddle fabrications, shut-down operations, performance monitoring, site inspection, line maintenance and rehabilitation along with project management. He is currently the Quality Assurance & Quality Control Engineer of GLND and the Senior Lead Auditor of SQA in the USA.
Throughout his career life, Mr. Yasser has provided significant contributions to the companies he has worked with, having filled key positions such as being the Quality Control Engineer, Welding Coordinator Deputy, Welding Inspector, Quality Assurance, QC & Welding Inspector, QC Welding & Paining Inspector, QMS Auditor, QC Engineer, Welding and NDE Inspector and Engineer for numerous international companies like the GLND, SQA, KJO, KTI, QAPCO, SGS, RASGAS, UHDE, Snamprogetti, Germanischer Lloyd and the International Company for Industrial Development (DEVCO) just to name a few.
Mr. Yasser has a Bachelor degree in Engineering. Further, he is a Certified Senior CSWIP of the TWI, Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) of the American Welding Society (AWS), a Certified API 570 Piping Inspector, Certified API 653 Tank Inspector, Certified API 510 Pressure Vessels Inspector of the American Petroleum Institute (API) and a Certified Lead Auditor for QMS (ISO 9001-2008) as well as a Certified Level II Radiographic Testing (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Magnetic Testing (MT) and Penetrant Testing (PT) of the American Society For Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).
Mr. Eric Horne, MBA, PMP, NHDPM, NDOWS, T3 (Mech), is a Senior Management Consultant with over 35 years of extensive experience. His expertise lies extensively in the areas of Projects, Contracts, Operations, Production, Finance and Supply Chain Management.