Contact Information

  • Richard Lorentz
    (918) 277-8088

Description

Recognized expert in the ability to plan, direct, and coordinate operations within an organization. Exceeds in the ability to bridge communication between engineering and technical professionals and the business community. Expert in training associates, hiring new associates, and building and leading high-performing teams.  Known for thoroughness and servant leadership. Core competencies include:

 

Team Leadership • Budgeting • Data Analysis • Scheduling • Energy • Oil and Gas • Wind

Industry

E&P

Location

Houston, Texas

Experience

Gas and Electric Utility company
Review engineering plans for street widening or extensions.
Surveyed field to lower/relocate gas pipelines.
Estimated work orders for gas crews
Supervised cathodic protection records and crews for monitoring pipeline protection.
Managed contractors and project to move all of the southern Kansas pipeline maps into AutoCAD and GIS.

Pipeline Controller and Director of Oil & Gas and Wind Control Rooms
Managed 12 employees and 10 contractors.
Worked shift work as pipeline controller. Moved jet fuel, propane, crude, diesel from refineries, blended crude at tank farms, ran pumps and compressor stations across 4 states.
Directed the build out of 3 pipeline control rooms and moved BP Wind Energy business unit consisting of 100 employees from downtown Houston to their Westlake campus on I-10.

Construction - Commercial & Residential: I have worked for an independent contractor and performed my own remodeling. I.e. flooring, roofing, framing, concrete, electrical, finish carpentry, siding, landscaping, plumbing, installed water sprinkler systems, sheet rock, painting, tile work, and refinishing.

Oil and Gas - Scheduled onshore and offshore natural gas pipeline and trained individuals in natural gas scheduling. Performed revenue accounting, marketing, and measurement. Worked with gas plants and offshore platforms coordinating planned and unplanned outages. Worked as a roustabout setting up pump jacks, worked on pulling unit and drilling rig.

Software – Managed projects for selection of natural gas software and pipeline Scada systems. AutoCAD, GIS, Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio 4.0, Photoshop, SCADA systems: Vector, Valmet, Cygnet. 1SAP, Flow Cal, OSIsoft-PI, Numerous Vendor Owned Wind SCADA systems: GE, Vestas, Clipper, Nordex, Siemens, SolarWinds. Natural Gas Scheduling: Quorum, Caminus, numerous external company EBB (Electronic Bulletin Boards) websites for the scheduling of natural gas.

Renewable Energy – Directed IT infrastructure team (servers, telemetry, software) and control room consisting of team of 11 with 2 managers. Control room monitored 13 wind farms across the country working with regulatory entities, field techs, transmission line operators.

Manufacturing – Designing terminal blocks for appliances using AutoCAD. Designed manufacturing equipment to automate plant. Worked with machinist, punch press, tool and die, and phenolic compression equipment for terminal blocks.

Farming – Worked on wheat harvest covering 3 states, managed cattle, operated heavy equipment: front loaders, backhoes, tractors, drove semi-trucks (CDL)

Skills

AutoCAD, GIS, Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio 4.0, Photoshop, SCADA sytems: Vector, Valmet, Cygnet. 1SAP, Flow Cal, OSIsoft-PI, Numerous Vendor Owned Wind SCADA systems: GE, Vestas, Clipper, Nordex, Siemens, Solarwinds. Natural Gas Scheduling: Quorum, Caminus, numerous EBB websites.

Education

BS - Business Management
Friends University - Wichita, Kansas