Client: Freeport McMoran Oil & Gas, Inglewood, CA
Trouble Shooting to resolve numerous issues and reconfigure expander plant to operate reliably.
Client: Chevron Oronite Co, Belle Chase, LA
Trouble Shooting to resolve SRU sooting issues.
Client: ExxonMobil - Torrance Refinery, CA
Participant as process expert in sulfur pit vent gas disposal project team.
Client: Flint Hills Resources - Pine Bend Refinery, MN
Console Specific operator training SRU Furnace, Tail Gas unit, Amine Contactor and Regenerator.
Client: Chevron - El Segundo refinery, CA
SRU reliability and expansion study.
Client: Plains Exploration & Production, Inglewood Gas Plant, CA
Gas Plant Operator Training.
Client: ExxonMobil - Baytown Refinery, TX
Participant as process expert in team to resolve flow issues in liquid sulfur transfer line.
Client: OnQuest Engineering - San Dimas, CA
Trouble Shooting for Start Up of amine unit associated with LNG facility.
Client Chevron - Hawaii Refinery, HI
On site process engineering support for Flare Vapor Recovery
project. Process configuration, energy optimization, waste minimization,
improved method for preventing plume opacity, etc.
Client ExxonMobil - Joliet Refinery, IL
Sulfur plant optimization study for submission to EPA per
consent decree. Development of Preventative Maintenance and Operations
plan (PMO) for submission to EPA per consent decree.
Client OMV Australia - Perth
Provided specialist expertise in the area H2S removal and
sulfur recovery for onshore processing of gas from the OMV, Sole
offshore gas field development. Chemical & Refining Technology
Services provided detailed input and led the evaluation process
which resulted in selection of the most suitable technology for
the OMV project.
Client SHELL Oil Products - Puget Sound Refinery, WA
Assistance with reconfiguration of sulfur plant for new operating
conditions. Technical evaluation of critical equipment, P&ID
Client: SHELL Oil Products - Martinez Refinery, CA
Participation in sulfur plant turn around / shut down.
Client: ExxonMobil - Chalmette Refinery, LA
Participation in operator training, start up, and performance
evaluation. Review of start up / shut down and normal operation
Client: Equilon (Shell/Texaco) - Puget Sount, WA /
Outside expert participant in risk / reliability study.
Client: BOC Gases - Murray Hill, NJ
Technology commercialization: responsible for bringing stagnant,
undeveloped, oxygen based sulfur recovery technology to worldwide
recognition, and a dominant market position. Milestones included
the sale and successful start-up of the first application using
100% oxygen in a refinery environment, and the subsequent sale
of that technology to major oil companies. Also responsible for
the sale and successful operation of high level ammonia destruction
technology. Participation included significant technical input
and project involvement. Clients included Shell, Texaco, Mobil,
PDVSA, Exxon, Chevron, and BP.
Completed a study to determine the economic and technical
viability of a project to produce distillate from petroleum coke
via gasifiation and Fischer Tropsch. The The study included power
generation, and specifically examined the economics of a project
based on the coke production from a single refinery in comparison
to a larger project based on the coke production from several
Client: Tosco - Wilmington Refinery
Trouble Shooting/Technical Service: Identified cause of high
mercaptans in coker gas relative to sulfur dioxide reduction
program, and means to improve operation of amine unit. Identified
commerically viable options for mercaptan removal.
Client: Paramount Petroleum - Paramount, CA
Advised client on process options and relative economics for
severely reduced refinery operations. Emphasis on sulfur recovery.
Modifications to existing amine/Claus plant versus caustic treating
or other alternatives.
Client: TECNA - Estudios Y Proyectos de Ingenieria
S.A. - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Front End Design Study. Prepared the preliminary design for
a turbo expander plant to be located in Argentina.
Client: Powerine Oil Company - Santa Fe Springs, CA
Completed study identifying options and evaluating methods
to increase sulfur plant capacity (including tail gas unit) required
by refinery changes being made to meet the Clean Fuels Act.
Client: Global Energy Recovery Systems, Inc. - Paramount,
Management/Marketing consultant to Global Energy for the market
evaluation of recovered lead dioxide. Identified potential markets,
established viability of markets, identified critical issues
relating to market and product specification. Assisted in formulating
Client: Ultramar, Inc. - Wilmington, CA
RefineryTechnical consultant to Ultramar regarding the expansion of
existing sulfur plants to meet requirements of the Clean Fuels
Project. Identified viable options; prepared technical briefs,
and prepared licensor evaluation methodology. Reviewed cost estimates,
and licensor bid package.