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  • AMIR DURRANI
    (832) 820-2786

Description

I am looking for a new challenge with a progressive and dynamic company and I would like you to consider me for employment. I am sure that my achievements in oil and gas facilities operations, process engineering, technical support, and complete project life cycle would be an asset for your organization.

 Let me give you a brief summary of my qualifications and experience:

Chartered Engineer (CEng - UK) - B.Sc. Chemical Engineering as well as Bachelor of Applied Petroleum Engineering Technology (Calgary, Canada) and possess extensive experience in North America, Asia and Middle East. Experienced in large oil & gas and petrochemical operations, process engineering, process technical support and complete project life cycle. Expertise in oil & gas process engineering, FEED, commissioning, start-up, plant process optimization, de- bottlenecking, plant process efficiency improvement and process engineering support to existing facilities. Experienced in working in environments where ‘Incident Free’, ‘Process Safety’ and “People Safety” have been of utmost priority.

I believe in excellence and have always dedicated my talents and creative abilities to assure the successful accomplishments of company goals. I have consistently received appreciation and numerous awards from my employers for outstanding performance.

Please note that this is only a brief summary of my abilities and there is more to share. I would appreciate your taking the time to review my resume. Please note that I am a Canadian citizen, free to travel and open to relocation.

If there is any additional information you require, please do not hesitate to contact me. I may be contacted at MYDURRANI@GMAIL.COM. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Location

Calgary, Canada

Experience

CHENIERE ENERGY – Sabine Pass - Texas, USA Oct 2019 - To Date

LNG Process Engineer.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED:

* Technical authority for plant process optimization of 5 LNG trains at Sabine Pass Liquefaction facilities producing 27 MTPA of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
* Carried out Management of Change, plant process surveillance, operations technical support, review project design documents and approve inter phase designs for final implementation.
* Participation in HAZOP & PHA risk assessments, process support to projects and engineering departments to reduce process safety risks to ALARP.
* Providing technical support to operations to develop, prioritize, and manage projects related to production engineering management in high risk operation areas for continuous improvements.
* Provided technical leadership in the gas sweetening, dehydration, LNG liquefaction and gas network systems to support the process optimization objectives.
* Independently developed process engineering packages on plant improvement opportunities in order to support the development of low cost plant operations concept by coordinating with multi-discipline engineers. This includes development of HYSYS simulation models.
* Recommended new process technologies and aggressively evaluated opportunities which will contribute to plant performance efficiency improvement to accomplish company goals.

QATAR PETROLEUM - Qatar: Sep 2015 – Aug 2019

Senior Optimization Engineer

PROJECTS COMPLETED:

* Design, Installation, commissioning and startup of smokeless flare and blow down system.
* Upgrade fire water system including pumps, storage tanks, deluge system and piping.
* 80 KM cross country refinery feed stock crude oil pipeline replacement including control and ESD logic implementation.
* Redesign and replacement of four hot oil exchangers in 4 plants including control philosophy.
* Automation upgrade in 7 plants. This includes upgrade of DCS, ESD and F&G system.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED:

* Technical authority for plant process optimization of oil & gas plants producing crude oil, associated gas and natural gas liquids.
* Control and maintain crude oil specification for salt content, BS&W and API as feed stock for oil refinery. Crude oil stabilization and gas conditioning to maintain required specifications.
* Carried out Management of Change, plant process surveillance, Operations technical support, review & approve project design documents, HAZOP review, and approve inter phase designs for final implementation.
* Participation in HAZOP & PHA risk assessments, process support to projects and engineering departments to reduce process safety risks to ALARP.
* Conducted pumping capacity audit for crude oil transfer pumps and carried out mass balance that eliminated frequent pump trips due to flow fluctuations in feed stock to refinery.
* Carried out optimization and debottleneck studies by developing HYSYS simulation models.
* Supervised and ensure cost effective on time and safe completion of projects & planned shutdowns to meet or exceed expectations.
* Provided project management support in preparation of process scope of work, estimation of man-hours & preparation of progress reports to manage the cost and time constraints of projects.
* Ensured all department key performance indicators (KPIs) are met and took necessary action in case of variance. Preparation of MIS report, ISO documentation, Internal Audit and weekly performance reports.

QATAR PETROLEUM- Qatar: June 2003 – July 2015

Senior Production Engineer

PROJECTS COMPLETED:
* Feasibility study to convert NGL recovery plant from propane refrigeration system to turbo expander technology.
* Design and development of Operator Training Simulator for production facilities.
* Feasibility, FEED and construction of 5 new crude oil storage tanks for feedstock to refinery.
* Design, construction and commissioning of three instrument air compressors.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED:

* Responsible for technical support to operations team for Start-up and Commissioning activities. Identified Technical issues during start-up and provided solutions through MOC (management of change) system.
* Successfully completed projects involving Gas Dehydration, Propane refrigeration systems, 80 km crude oil pipeline and redesigning of a propane chiller using HYSYS simulation models.
* Team member in the FEED, HAZOP, installation and commissioning of heat exchangers, compressor, turbine, flare network, DCS, ESD and F&G system upgrade.
* Participated in the design of gas lift system. Led a team of 7 engineers for gas lift optimization for the entire field. Successfully converted wells to gas lifted wells.
* Participated in FEED study for EOR by CO2 injection in oil reservoir as tertiary recovery.
* Conducted capacity review for the flare network and blow down system that resulted in flaring reduction by 2.5%.
* Carried out in-house FEED for replacing the first stage compressor with ejector technology that resulted in saving 0.6 million USD in fuel gas.
* Controlling the operation cost by monitoring energy consumption, treating cost on cooling water and monitoring the losses.
* Conducted energy optimization audit for heaters, reboilers and gas turbines and saved 1.3 million USD in fuel gas consumption.

PROCESS ENGINEERING CONSULTANT; Calgary, Canada. Jan 2000 - May 2003

* Independently Prepared process engineering packages on plant improvement projects. The role supported the development of low cost, quick built manufacturing plant concepts by coordinating with multi-discipline engineers.
* Partner with facility owners to develop, prioritize, and manage projects to establish and drive the Process Safety Management in high risk operation areas for continuous process improvements
* Provided technical leadership in the Gas processing, Gas Transportation and Gas Management systems to support the process requirements.
* Recommended new process technologies and aggressively evaluated opportunities which will contribute to plant performance efficiency improvement to accomplish company goals.

SOUTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Calgary – Canada.

B.E Petroleum Engineering Technology June 1998 – Dec 1999

* Process design using HYSYS
* Project Management
* Production Operations
* Reservoir
* Advanced Process Control
* Advanced Process Engineering
* Safety in Petroleum Industry
* Technical communications

HOECHST CHEMICALS LTD. Sheikhupura Nov 1993 - May 1998

Asst. Manger Operations

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED:

* Conducted technical studies & propose measures to enhance productivity and equipment performance which reduced steam consumption by 50 tons/hr.
* Provided project management support, preparation of process scope of work, estimation of man-hours & preparation of progress reports to execute small-scale projects.
* Reviewed abnormal plant conditions in close coordination with operations for corrective actions.
* Participated in risk assessment and mitigation of identified risks through process modifications.
* Successfully carried out post project hand over activities like review of as built drawings, documents, defect management, cost, schedule, quality reconciliation, conducting lessons learnt sessions and applying them to upcoming projects, providing performance feedback to committees and implementing recommendations.
* Optimized selected processes through HYSYS simulation studies and prepare process flow schemes with mass balance & equipment sizing.
* Participated in risk reviews like PHA, LOPA, HAZOP to mitigate process related risks.

FAUJI FERTILIZER COMPANY: Goth Machi May 1992 - Oct 1993

Operations Engineer

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED:

* Smooth & Safe operation, troubleshooting, startup & shut downs of Ammonia Plant & Utilities.
* Production optimization & safe emergency handling of all associated process units along with the responsibility of many distinctive project related assignments.
* Active partaking as Process cum Project Engineer in erection, pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up and performance test runs of ammonia plant & utilities units.
* Well versed with various Catalysts loading & unloading procedures in Inert Reduction procedures with practicum. Experienced in loading/unloading of Tower Packing for almost all the reactors of ammonia plant.
* Prepared operating procedures, Manuals, Work Instructions for different process operations and maintaining technical reports for facilitating decision making by the management.
* Participated in feasibility studies, plant process modifications through Management of Change process, specification development including PFDs, P&IDs, pipe sizing, control valve sizing, design supervision, developing all the procedures for plant monitoring & evaluation.

Awards and Certifications

Qatar Petroleum - Mabrouk Award
Qatar Petroleum - Al-Badla Award
Chartered Engineer (CEng.) - Engineering Council UK.

Skills

HYSYS,
UniSim,
Flare Net,
PipePhase,
PI Vision,
SAP,
LIMS,
Arc GIS,
Presentation,
Report Writing,
Maximo,
Process optimization,
Process troubleshooting,
Process modifications.

Education

Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering
Bachelors degree in Applied Petroleum Engineering Technology