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I have 28 years experience in Oil & Gas and heavy industry projects worldwide, With experience in extreme and challenging environments, I have a vast knowledge of Oil & Gas production operations and its associated equipment, 

I have an extensive knowledge of Oil & Gas Electrical and Mechanical planned and preventive maintenance procedures and methods and enjoy mentoring local staff to achieve the best standard of equipment reliability and operation, I have hands on direct experience in the oil field with implementing and verifying preventive maintenance procedures and methods, 

Work locations experience  Include Russia, Iraq, Turkey, Georgia, Kazakhstan, China, Thyland, Azerbaijan, UK, USA, Canada, 

I am adaptable and familiar with many different cultures and regions, I have been traveling abroad with my career since 1991, I started out in the Industry as an electrical projects supervisor and developed my skills and knowledge to become a maintenance superintendent,

I have much experience in both on-shore and off-shore projects, 

I am constantly learning more and up-skilling myself  as equipment and methods change in the industry, I am familiar with and update myself frequently on standards such as ANSI, API, IEC, CompEX, NSAI, IET, OGA, RECI, I also subscribe to some manufacturers magazines and web updates, and I am a member of the SPE The Society of Petroleum Engineers

I have a keen interest and involvement is Safety/HSE and implementing it on a daily basis, I have experience in high H2S and explosive atmospheres, 

I am very computer literate and I have a personal interest in electronics and technology, I am familiar and have worked with many types of facilities and maintenance software such as Maximo, Simpro, eMAINT, SAP EAM, and Ulitmo, 

I enjoy and welcome a challenge and focus my attention on results and achievements, 

Work experience

Oil Field Maintenance Superintendent / E&I lead

Maintenance Superintendent for GKPI at the Shaikan Oil  Field in North Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, Working for the operations department 24/7 in the field and on the production facilities, building and commissioning new process facilities, day to day maintenance of the operational plant facilities and remote well site locations, Heavy crude oil with H2S, Assisting all departments with direct involvement with planning and engineering, mentoring and guiding maintenance staff on a daily basis, Preventative Maintenance schedules, Developed a work order tracking system, Assisting the production department to maintain smooth operations and continuous production operations, Troubleshooting production shutdowns / issues on a 24/7 basis, 

Part of the management planning team, co-lead on the muster and emergency responce team, Certified Fire Warden, Assisting and Managing 3rd party vendors and service companies, I&E , Mechanical, Civil, Accommodation Camps/Offices, Gas and Diesel fired heaters, Amine plant, Gas compressors, Gas and Diesel power generation, Assisting the drilling and worker rigs, PLC control systems and all types of Instrumentation and control, fibre optic and cat5 networks, Electrical VFDs, Fire and Gas detection, MMC rooms, Corrosion monitoring systems, Gas Analysis, Well head hydraulic control panels, Control valves, Fire and Gas detection, Nitrogen generators,Water purification systems, Involvement with future planning and design, assisting the HSE department on a daily basis implementing safe work practices and procedures, Generating equipment guides and work procedures for local staff, Procurement and stock control of critical equipment spare parts, Training/mentoring and up skilling of local maintenance staff, Engineering meetings, Fire Warden, Annual budget planning, QA/QC of new equiptment and plant, training of new and existing staff and assisting vendors with on site training, 

Much more information and details on this project available on request....

E&I Company Lead / Consultant

Electrical and Instrumentation lead for a remote location on and offshore Oil field, Working rotation 35/35, Production and Operations and Exploration Onshore and Offshore, Day to day operations and maintenance of all the facilities, Project Management and Sub-Contractor selection and controls, Quality control with staff and contractors, Introducing and implementing maintenance procedures software, methods and systems, Sourcing and choosing materials and equipment for operations / projects and Drilling, carrying out factory inspection tests in America and Europe, Leasing with the local authorities and boards to maintain compliance, Recruitment and selection of staff, Part of the downtime response team to minimize production downtime and preventive maintenance, when and if required day or night working physically to maintain production or trouble shooting equipment, Mentoring local engineers supervisors and staff, Offshore Jack Up Drilling, FPSO Production Units, Permanent Structure Well /Production Platforms, Service Ships, Accommodation and crane Barges, Selecting installing and maintaining offshore and onshore generators, Installing synchronization systems, Upgrading of the IT and telecommunications systems off shore and onshore, Design and install of new fire and gas and emergency systems offshore, Drilling monitoring equipment, Offshore Living quarters, Drilling moves hook-ups, PLC and SCADA systems, Oil measurement skids, Power Distribution units mobile and permanent, ESP and HDESP wells, High Voltage Transformers and distribution systems, Production Instrumentation monitoring equipment, Working closely with and Engineering Company in America (EDG Consulting Engineers House)

RS Electrical ltd Ireland

Jan 2008Jan 2011

Projects Manager / Director

Project Manger / Director of and Electrical and Instrumentation contracting Company,

Providing engineering and support services for Oil Company's Internationally, project design, on site supervisor, coordinator, many large construction projects as well as government maintenance contracts,E&I Oil and Gas Design and Install


Wind Energy

Electrical Installation

Instrumentation control systems

Wind Energy Installs


Pitch Lighting

Shops, Restaurants

Housing Projects

E&I Oil Field Projects Manager

Chevron / Texaco North Buzachi Project Daily Management of 4 departments in the oil field, 24 hours a day, electrical low voltage, high voltage, instrumentation, and mechanical maintenance, looking after all direct staff and sub contractors, looking after all aspects of maintenance and construction, budget control for specific projects, design of new facilities, procurement of equipment, commissioning of all types of equipment from computer controlled to pneumatic, fault finding and minimizing production down time,I also work closely with all departments such as drilling, production, HS&E (safety), accounting, exploration, materials, facilities, and general management,Working with the drilling department on FAT tests and commissioning of new rigs and drilling equipment, also examining contractors drilling equipment, Much more specific detailed information available on request about my duties and experience and vastknowledge gained on this project,

Substations 110kva

Power lines 110kva and 14kva





Oil Production

Well head pumps

Oil and Gas process control systems

EX spec equipment

Safety Supervisor

Part of Emergency response

Drilling Rig Inspections and approvals

FAT tests

Commissioning of production equipment

Sepam (Kodak) China

Jan 1998Jan 2000

Electrical Project Manager

Running of the E&I Construction Management for 4 large Kodak Manufacturing buildings in

China,Running of the ex-pat staff and 4 local contractors on site (15 ex-pat staff)(1500 local

staff)QA-QC, Design, Contractor payments, Safety, Recruitment, General running of the project ,

a very fast pace project,

Fast pace project

Production lines

Automated warehousing

Clean room specs

Managing local contractors


Robert Lea 

Surface Operations Manager Gulf Keystone Petroleum Iraq

[email protected]

George Lux 

Operations Manager, Chevron Kurdistan Iraq 

[email protected]

David Butcher 

Production Manager Gulf Keystone Petroleum Iraq

[email protected]

William Hatcher

Chief Operating Officer at Condor Petroleum

[email protected] or [email protected]

Dino Giannatos

Operations Director at Bayfiled Energy Trinidad & Tobago

[email protected]

George Clancy

Operations Manager at  Condor Petroleum/Global Energy Solutions

[email protected]

Jon Erickson

Field Asset Manager, Tullow Oil Plc. Uganda

[email protected]

Many more good references quickly available on request........


Emerson Iraq


Emerson Oil &Gas

Full training course with Emerson for all oil and gas associated instruments, design selection, installation and calibration, 

Fluke Instruments Iraq


Fluke Instruments

Training for Fluke testing and commissioning equipment, thermal imaging, Electrical testing and certification, mechanical vibration analysis, grounding testing, Fluke networks IT equiptment testing, motor and drive trouble shooting and analysis, PAT testing

Permasense / Emerson


Permasense Corrosion & Erosion systems

Onsite full install and commissioning training for these oil and gas systems

High Speed Training


Fire Officer / Warden

Fire warden control and response course 

High Speed Training



Explosive Atmosphere Regulations Update Course 

High Speed Training


Working at Height Course

Updated course for working at height 



Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Member

Serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.

ABB Sweden


Substation Installation

ABB High Voltage Substation 



Emergency Responce

Emergency Response Management Course 

Fas Ireland


Electrical Apprentiship

Electrical Apprenticeship In Ireland and Moscow Russia

Instalation of Kvaerner Oil and Gas Process Systems

Kvaerner Process Systems Training USA and Kazakhstan

Institute for Global Ethics (IGE)


Global Ethics

Global Ethics Course



Safety Management

Texaco Safety Course

Wind Energy and Wind Turbine Installer training course

Chevron Training Ireland Wind Energy course

Project Pics


Electrical Distribution Systems

Very competent and familiar with all major brands and types

VFD Motors and Switch Gear

Very familiar with all types 

Oil and Gas Maintenance Procedures

I have a lot of experience with creating and implementing maintenance procedures

Offshore Safety and Survival

I worked offshore in the Caribbean for 2 years 

EX / Atex

I am very skilled and experienced with all hazardous area equipment and specifications, I update my knowledge continuously

Permit To Work System

I have designed and implemented PTW procedures and I have direct hands on experience with permit use and practice

Fire Alarm and Gas Systems

Very familiar/up to date with all types of oil and gas fire and gas detection systems and instruments, 

Corrosion & Erosion Control Systems

Licenced to design install and maintain Rosemount Wireless Permasense system, Installed many systems 

Fisher Control Valves

Very familiar with Fisher and other brands of control valves and ESD valves

Oil Sales Measurement

Experience with Emerson/ Endress Hauser / Honeywell oil sales meters, alos much experience with prover/sales skid prover units

Generators Gas/Diesel

Extensive experience with all type’s brands and sizes of both diesel and natural gas powered generators, selection/ procurement , install, maintenance, troubleshooting, change-over sync panels, control and diagnostics, all aspects of power generation, training with Perkins and Caterpillar 

Emerson Automation

Extensive experience with all Emerson Rosemount automation equipment, from basic temperature and pressure sensors to PLC systems, familiar with their new wireless systems and always up to date with new products and instrumentation solutions


I have alot of experience with all types of oil and gas pipe and transit systems, fiberglass/steel pipes, inlet manifolds, pipe racks, control valves, gate valves, automation and control,

Oil Tanker Loading/Offloading

Hands on and design and maintenance experience with all aspects of oil and gas tanker loading and offloading,

Oil Production Systems

I have very good Installation/Commissioning and Maintenance experience in crude oil process plants, from well pads to H2S gas separation, amine systems, gas compressors, gas generators, gas flares, heat exchangers, heater treaters, solar and wind turbine systems, N2 Generators, Gas compressors, H2S Analysers, ESD valves,  oil storage tanks, loading and offloading, oil export stations, camps offices warehousing,

Oil and Gas Heater/ Treater units

I have good experience with a wide range of oil process heaters and boilers systems, both diesel and gas fired burners, upkeep and trouble shooting, up keep and maintenance

Offshore Oil and Gas

I have worked offshore and i have a good understanding of all aspects of offshore work from drilling/workover/ESPs, maintenance, all offshore systems and instruments, 

Computer Networks

I have 20+ years experience with all aspects of IT equipment and systems, servers, CAT5/6 cabling, fibre-optic, UPS power, wireless systems,

Procurement/Spare Parts

Researching and sourcing spare parts and equiptmemt to maintain smooth operation, remote location local and international solutions for keeping equipment operational