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I have 28 years experience in Oil & Gas and heavy industry projects worldwide with experience in extreme, challenging and remote camp environments on a rotational shift basis

I have an extensive knowledge of Oil & Gas Electrical and Mechanical planned and preventive maintenance procedures and methods

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

I have much experience in both on-shore and off-shore projects with 18 years of oil & gas refinery/process experience so far.

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

Key Skills and Experience Include.....

  • Oil Field Instrumentation and controls PLC systems
  • Hands on with maintenance staff in the plant
  • Gas and Diesel fuel Generators/Turbines 
  • MCC motor control distribution systems
  • Preventive and Corrective Maintenance Management 
  • HSE procedures and policies
  • Facilities and Maintenance softwares CMMS
  • Wind and Solar Power Systems
  • UPS systems all brands 
  • ATEX/EX Equipment and Standards / Zones
  • Gas Sweetening and Amine Systems
  • Electrical Transformers and distribution systems
  • Fire and Gas monitoring equipment 
  • Oil and Gas prover and sales measurement systems
  • Work order systems and methods management
  • 24 hour operations call out and breakdown response
  • Emergency response team leader
  • Plant shutdowns and upgrades of equipment 
  • Oil and Gas heaters and burners/boilers/re-boilers
  • Permit to work systems management
  • LOTO safety systems and methods 
  • Sourcing and procuring equipment international
  • Risk assessment and analysis 
  • Electrical testing and certification trainer
  • Training and mentoring local staff 
  • Installation and handover of equipment
  • Multicultural mindset and adaptability
  • Supervising and assisting 3rd party Service Companies
  • Both Offshore and Onshore experience 
  • Offshore projects in Trinidad, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan,
  • Well head Hydraulic Control Panels
  • Chemical Injection skids and methods
  • Process equipment pre- commissioning and acceptance
  • Sub-Contractor supervision and control
  • Conflict/War zone experience 

Work experience

Oil Field Maintenance Superintendent

Maintenance Superintendent for Gulf Keystone Petroleum at the Shaikan Oil and Gas Field in North Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, working for the operations department 24/7 in the oil field on the production facilities, 

All aspects of Operational Oilfield Maintenance.... 

  • Building and commissioning new process facilities
  • Day to day maintenance of the operational plant facilities
  • Heavy crude oil with high H2S and gas content
  • Assisting all departments with planning and engineering,
  • Preventative Maintenance schedules
  • Camps and warehousing maintenance
  • Procurement and scouring of materials 
  • Work order management and verification 
  • 24 hour call out for shutdowns and plant issues
  • Lead of the emergency response team 
  • Amine gas systems 
  • Natural Gas and Diesel generators
  • Wind and Solar systems
  • Fiber Optic and IT systems 
  • UPS systems 
  • MCC and power control buildings
  • Fire Warden
  • Accommodation Camps/Offices warehouses maintenance 
  • Fire and Gas detection
  • All types of measurement and float instruments 
  • Assisting the drilling and worker rigs
  • Well head hydraulic control panels,
  • Nitrogen Generators 
  • Water purification systems
  • ESP well pumps 
  • Flares and gas separation 
  • Assisting the HSE department on a daily basis implementing safe work practices and procedures
  • Pump and Export Stations 
  • Workshop fabrication and welding 
  • Annual budget planning
  • Corrosion monitoring systems
  • Training and mentoring local staff
  • Atex EX Equipment 

Much more detailed 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 technical  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

Further back pre 2000 more work experience available on request....


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 if required........


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