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Steve Lassu

Commissioning & Start Up Specialist / Power Engineer / Sulphur Forming Consultant (Contractor)

Work History

Jul 2013Present

Commissioning & Start Up Specialist

Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Commissioning & Start Up Specialist for the following:

Pembina Kakwa River Facility (08/2016 - Present)

Pembina Horizon Pipeline Expansion (01/2016 - Present)

Pembina Seep LACT expansion (06/2016 - 09/2016)

Pembina Saturn 2 Demeth Pump Station  (06/2016 - August/2016)

Pembina Resthaven Phase 2 (07/2015 - 04/2016)

Pembina Musreau 3 Gas Plant (07/2015 - 03/2016)

Pembina Saturn 2 (11/2014 - 07/2015)

Pembina Saskatchewan Ethane Extraction Plant (SEEP)
(02/2015 - 08/2015)

Pembina Musreau 2 - 100 million cubic foot per day shallow cut
(04/2014 - 12/2014)

Pembina Resthaven Gas Plant - Deep Cut (09/2013 - 04/2014)

System Scope and Develop System / Sub-System Packages.
Walk down systems to ensure they are built according to engineer drawings.
Punch walks mobile by uploading packages to intrinsically safe tablet, and document issues directly from the field.
Utilize Punch List Software to make the punch process more efficient and cost-effective by enabling project teams to punch drawings electronically, speed up the distribution of punch lists and streamline back checks.
Work closely with construction to complete Punch List Items.
Work in adherence to Pembina Isolation LOTO (Lock-out / Tag-out) procedures. Insuring a zero state of energy and safe working conditions allowing commissioning, installation and start-up activities to commence.
Permit Writer
Create commissioning and start up procedures.
Assist operations in achieving initial production.

Oct 2013Apr 2014

Commissioning & Start Up / Inspector

Spectra Energy - Aitken Creek gas plant

System Scope and Develop System / Sub-System Packages.
Utilize Punch List Software to make the punch process more efficient and cost-effective by enabling project teams to punch drawings electronically, speed up the distribution of punch lists and streamline back checks.
Walk down systems to ensure they are built according to engineer drawings.
Work closely with construction to complete Punch List Items.

Oct 2013Apr 2014

Commissioning & Start-Up Specialist/inspector

Spectra Energy-Aitken Creek Gas Plant
Commissioning & Start-up Specialist/Inspector at (7 months) Define and Develop System/Sub-System Packages. Utilize Punch List Software to make the punch process more efficient and cost-effective by enabling project teams to punch drawings electronically, speed up the distribution of punch lists and streamline back checks. Walk down systems to ensure they are built according to engineer drawings. Work closely with construction to complete Punch List Items.
Jan 2013Jul 2013

Commissioning & Start Up Specialist / Inspector

Pembina Saturn Gas Plant

Deep Cut
System Scope and Develop System / Sub-System Packages.
Utilize Punch List Software to make the punch process more efficient and cost-effective by enabling project teams to punch drawings electronically, speed up the distribution of punch lists and streamline back checks.
Walk down systems to ensure they are built according to engineer drawings.
Work closely with construction to complete Punch List Items.

Jan 2013Jul 2013

Commissioning & Start-Up Specialist/inspector

Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Commissioning & Start-up Specialist/Inspector at (contract), Saturn Gas Plant-Deep Cut (7 months) Deep Cut Define and Develop System/Sub-System Packages. Utilize Punch List Software to make the punch process more efficient and cost-effective by enabling project teams to punch drawings electronically, speed up the distribution of punch lists and streamline back checks. Walk down systems to ensure they are built according to engineer drawings. Work closely with construction tocomplete Punch List Items.
Mar 2012Mar 2013

SR Operations Specialist / Area Authority / Start Up Operations

Imperial Oil - Kearl Oil Sands Project

Integrated Systems Completion Team (ISCT) Utilities Commissioning & Start-up:
Responsible for construction completion verification,function testing of systems and hardware,and assisting operations in achieving initial production.

4 X 260 t/h TSSG Babcock & Wilcox Boilers
Steam Distribution
Water Treatment Plant for the production of Demineralized and Potable Water
Process Water
Fire Water System
Natural Gas System
Essential Power Generation

• Ensure compliance with the site cardinal safety rules and with all safety aspects in the execution of work.
• Complete field level risk assessments.
• Interface with Construction and monitor contractor’s mechanical completion and pre-commissioning activities (rotating equipment cold/hot alignments).
• Conduct walk downs as required representing the Mechanical commissioning discipline.
• Completion of approved commissioning check sheets.
• Assist vendor representatives and site operations in commissioning and start up activities.
• Create and execute Mechanical commissioning packages.
• Adhere to standards of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) and comply with Kentz and the Client’s Company Health, Safety & Environment Management (HSEM) System requirements; takes reasonable care of one’s own health and safety and that of others in the workplace.
• Follow and maintain Company standards of Quality in accordance with Company Quality System requirements.


Integrated Systems Completion Team (ISCT) SR Extraction C&SU Operator

Mar 2012Mar 2013

Sr Operations Specialist

Pembina Pipeline Corporation
SR Operations Specialist/Area Authority at Imperial Oil, Kearl Oil Sands Project(contract) (1 year 1 month) Integrated Systems Completion Team(ISCT) Utilities Commissioning & Start-up: Responsible for construction completion verification, function testing of systems and hardware, and assisting operations in achieving initial production. 4 X 260 t/h TSSG Babcock & Wilcox Boilers Steam Distribution Water Treatment Plant for the production of Demineralized and Potable Water Process Water Fire Water System Natural Gas System Essential Power Generation Ensure compliance with the site cardinal safety rules and with all safety aspects in the execution of work. Complete field level risk assessments. Interface with Construction and monitor contractor's mechanical completion and pre-commissioning activities (rotating equipment cold/hot alignments). Conduct walk downs as required representing the Mechanical commissioning discipline. Completion of approved commissioning check sheets. Assist vendor representatives and site operations in commissioning and start up activities. Create and execute Mechanical commissioning packages. Adhere to standards of Health, Safety and Environmental(HSE) and comply with Kentz and the Client's Company Health, Safety & Environment Management(HSEM) System requirements; takes reasonable care of one's own health and safety and that of others in the workplace. Follow and maintain Company standards of Quality in accordance with CompanyQuality System requirements. Integrated Systems Completion Team(ISCT) SR Extraction C&SU Operator
Jul 2012Sep 2012

Consultant

Mellitah Oil & Gas -  Libia

Provide Re-Engineering of Sandvik Rotorform 3000 units (for the improvement of product quality) in close cooperation with production and project management for Mellitah Sulphur Pastillation Plant.

Re-Engineering as per my own original design.

Jul 2012Sep 2012

Consultant

Mellitah
Consultant at oil&gas offshore Lybia (3 months) Page2 Provide Re-Engineering of Sandvik Rotorform 3000 units(for the improvement of product quality) in close cooperation with production and project management for Mellitah Sulphur Pastillation Plant. Re-Engineering as per my own original design. Commissioning and Start-Up at Pembina(contract), Musreau Gas Plant-Deep Cut
Oct 2011Feb 2012

Commissioning & Start Up Specialist

Pembina Musreau Gas Plant

Deep Cut
Documentation review and development of system packs.
Post hydro walk downs.
Develop punch item database by systems, checking for completion and close-out of punch item accordingly with client and company agreed standards.
Work closely with construction to complete punch list items.
Develop start-up procedures.
Administration of commissioning and handover packages.
Start-up, Operations support and develop training documentation.

Compression
Development of system packs for Transfer and Gathering Compression.
Walk down systems.
Develop punch item database by systems, checking for completion and close-out of punch item accordingly with client and company agreed standards.
Work closely with construction to complete punch list items.

Aug 2010Aug 2011

Control Room Operator / Commissioning & Start Up Specialist

Shell Scotford

Upgrader Expansion / Raw Water & Waste Water Treatment

Draft operating procedures, participate in construction / field unit walk downs and punch listing.
Participate in pre start-up commissioning activities. Issue safe to work permits for operations. Gas testing and job site visitations. Monitor and operate unit auxiliaries as required.
Train Base Plant Operations in preparation for hand over to Operations.

Aug 2010Aug 2011

Control Room Operator/commissioning & Start-Up

Shell Scotford Upgrader Expansion
Control Room Operator/Commissioning & Start-up at (contract) Raw Water Treatment/Waste Water (1 year 1 month) Draft operating procedures, participate in construction/field unit walkdowns and punchlisting. Participate in pre start-up commissioning activities. Issuesafe to work permits for operations. Gas testing and job site visitations. Monitor and operate unit auxiliaries as required. Train Base Plant Operations in preparation for hand over to Operations.
Jul 2009Mar 2010

Safe Work Permit Coordinator

Syncrude Canada Ltd

7,500 t/h Train 2 Crusher relocation project / Tailings Pipe Relocation / Capital Pipe Replacement
Replace and reroute hydro transport and process water pipelines.

Jul 2009Mar 2010

Safe Work Permit Coordinator

Syncrude Canada Ltd
Safe Work Permit Coordinator at.-Aurora(contract) (9 months) 7, 500 t/h Train 2 Crusher relocation project/Tailings Pipe Relocation/Capital Pipe Replacement Replace and reroute hydro transport and process water pipelines.
Jul 2008Mar 2009

Technical Writer

Suncor 

Training Manual Development / Graphics
SAGD Inlets, OTSG Steam Production, Steam Distribution, Flare System, Fuel Gas, VRU, Utilities, Glycol System, ZLD

Jul 2008Mar 2009

Technical Writer

Petro-Canada
Technical Writer at (contract) (9 months) Training Manual Development/Graphics SAGD Inlets, OTSG Steam Production, Steam Distribution, Flare System, Fuel Gas, VRU, Utilities, Glycol System, ZLD
Mar 2007Mar 2008

Commissioning & Start Up Specialist

Nexen Long Lake

Development of Commissioning Procedures / Work closely with construction for completion of punch list items / Safe Work Permit Coordinator / Witness air blows, flushes & hydro tests / Performance test run and handover to base plant operations / Operations support for other units being commissioned.
Inlet Treating, OTSG, HRSG, Cogen, Fuel Gas System, Flare System, Utilities.

Mar 2007Mar 2008

Commissioning & Start Up Specialist

Nexen Inc
Commissioning & Start Up Specialist at.-Long Lake(contract) (1 year 1 month) Development of Commissioning Procedures/Work closely with construction for completion of punch list items/Safe Work Permit Coordinator/Witness air blows, flushes & hydro tests/Performance test run and handover to base plant operations/Operations support for other units being commissioned. Inlet Treating, OTSG, HRSG, Cogen, Fuel Gas System, Flare System, Utilities.
Jun 2005Sep 2006

RFO Commissioning & Start Up / Field Operations and Handover Training.

Syncrude Canada ltd.

Walk down units to identify deficiencies with reference to construction work packages.
Work closely with construction for the completion of punch list items.
Field check and edit start-up, shutdown, operating and maintenance procedures.
Loop checking / Witness air blows, flushes and hydro tests / Safe Work Permit Coordinator
Ammonia Purification Plant (16-3), Amine Regeneration Plant, Sour Water Treatment (16-4),
Sulphur Recovery (12-4), Flue Gas Desulphurization (26-1)

Jun 2005Sep 2006

Trainer

Syncrude Canada Ltd
RFO, C&SU UE1/Field Operations and Handover Training(contract) at. Page3 (1 year 4 months) Walk down units to identify deficiencies with reference to construction work packages. Work closely with construction for the completion of punch list items. Field check and edit start-up, shutdown, operating and maintenance procedures. Loop checking/Witness air blows, flushes and hydro tests/Safe Work Permit Coordinator Ammonia Purification Plant(16-3), Amine Regeneration Plant, Sour Water Treatment(16-4), Sulphur Recovery(12-4), Flue Gas Desulphurization(26-1)
Jun 2004Jun 2005

Consultant for Sulphur Pastille & Sulphur Bentonite Production.

Zafaran - Tehran Iran

Redesign of existing sulphur pastille / Sulphur Bentonite Fertilizer plant.

Jun 2004Jun 2005

Consultant

Zafaran
Consultant for Sulphur Pastillation & Sulphur Bentonite Production at Tehran Iran (1 year 1 month) Redesign of existing sulphur pastille/Sulphur Bentonite Fertilizer plant.
20042004

Consultant

Coogee Chemicals

Consult for the re-design of an existing Sulphur Bentonite Production process.
Train operators on the operation of Sulphur Rotoform for the production of high quality product for the fertilizer industry.

20042004

Consultant

Sandvik Process Systems - Germany

Consult for the re-engineering of Sandvik Rotoform 3000.
Modifications to improve sulphur pastille quality and production output.

20042004

Consultant

Sandvik Process Systems
Consultant at (less than a year) Consult for the re-engineering of Sandvik Rotoform 3000. Modifications to improve sulphur pastille quality and production output.
19962003

Commissioning & Start Up Specialist / Manager of Operations

NEAIS, Saudi Arabia

Coordinate construction / commissioning and start up of a 250mt/day sulphur forming plant, ALSO4 plant, H2SO4 plant and a 250 000L/day Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant.
Re-designed Sandvik and Berndorf sulphur forming units resulting in a higher quality product, higher production output and less "down time" maintenance.

19931996

Shift Lead - Power Engineer

Tiger Industries

Take charge and maintain the operation of a Sulphur Forming facility, Firetube steam generation plant and all auxiliary equipment.
Maintain Water Treatment programs for cooling towers, chillers and boilers.
Pipefitting - maintenance and repair of condensate steam lines.
Revamp Berndorf Accudrop metering bar and stator resulting in higher quality product and higher capacity, increasing production by 20%.
Selected for a temporary assignment with subsidiary company to supervise the erection and commissioning of a 300mt/day Sulphur Bentonite Production Facility.
Perform audits with Quality Control / Safety & Operations to ensure ISO9000 compliance.

19911993

Operator

Shell Canada - Jumping Pound

Monitor plant operations and maintain operation of 20 Sandvik Sulphur Forming Units for the production of 2000mt / day Elemental Sulphur Pastilles.
Analyzed and recorded various instrument readings.
Load molten and solidified sulphur pastille railcars.

Education

20132013

CSU 203 Commissioning & Start Up Planning & Practices

Carver

• Understand the key stages of the commissioning process
• Develop a thorough plant commissioning and start-up strategy
• Develop commissioning management and resource plans and a comprehensive budget
• Manage/Avoid machinery and equipment specific commissioning issues
• Manage common problems of commissioning and start-up
• Identify safety and training requirements
• Manage risks associated with commissioning
• Develop maintenance programs and job plans
• Develop activity/progress charts
• Execute close down activities

20132013

CSU
19891991

Power Engineer

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
19891991

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology