Professional: Associate I.E. (Aust), August 1995
Fellow Society of Engineering Associates, August 1995
Incorporated. Engineer (C.E.I.), February 1977
M.I.E.E.I.E. (Member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Incorporated Engineers), October 1976
Company: Santos Ltd (Major Australian Oil and Gas Producer)
August 1992 to 2011
Position: Senior Technologist - Projects
Responsible for the implementation of Information Technology to the Operations Support Department. Developing and supporting an integrated network of workstations with software for process simulation, CAD drafting, project management and document/drawing imaging and control.
January 1992 to August 1992
Position: Supervising Technologist
November 1990 to December 1991
Position: Supervising Senior Analyst
Responsible for all project services to the Design and Construction and Technical Services Departments; namely cost engineering, budgeting, reporting, technical library/drawing control and planning. Ten people reported to this position.
July 1987 to July 1988
Position: Senior Analyst
Responsible for all internal and external reporting, cost reporting, system enhancements and deputising for the Supervising Chief Engineer.
Company: Delhi Petroleum Pty Ltd (Subsidiary of CSR Pty Ltd)
July 1985 to June 1987
Position: Planning Engineer
Provide technical oversight of Delhi’s responsibilities as Operator for the production, processing and transportation of petroleum products to the point of sale. Assist in the development of Joint Venture and Corporate operating budgets. Report internally and externally actual performance against budget in the most effective manner possible.
July 1984 to June 1985
Position: Technical Assistant Planning
Responsible for all external reporting to Joint Venture Participants
June 1983 to June 1984
Position: Disabled with work injury
Injuries sustained in an aeroplane crash on a crew change flight from Moomba resulted in one year off work and an abrupt change of career path.
November 1982 to June 1983
Position: Field Superintendent
Responsible for establishing the first three oil fields in the Cooper Basin where Delhi was the “Oil” Operator. This involved training approximately thirty inexperienced production operators and establishing operating parameters and procedures.
Emigrate to Australia in November 1982
Company: Shell Expro UK Ltd
October 1980 to November 1982
Position: Computer Applications Engineer (Aberdeen)
Specify the interface between the computers monitoring the offshore operations and the operators, both offshore and in the Aberdeen Operations Control Centre (AOCC).
Support the AOCC with a brief to identify and specify the operating parameters necessary to co-ordinate the transportation of gas and live crude.
Identify the constraints imposed by unplanned operational upsets and advise AOCC staff on the optimum method to maximise crude production and export.
Ensure that the oil and gas terminals were kept informed on the expected product offtake in terms of quality and quantity.
October 1979 to October 1980
Position: Operations Supervisor (Brent Field, North Sea)
Assigned to Gas Compression Start-up Team:
· To commission the control systems necessary for gas treatment, injection and export.
· To carry out running trials and plant start-ups.
· To run the plant in an operation mode as supervisor, and co-ordinate day and night shifts of four technicians.
April 1977 to October 1979
Position: Senior Technician (Brent Field, North Sea)
Assigned to Operations
· To maximise oil production to storage in a safe efficient manner.
· To export from storage to a remote loading unit.
· To run a water injection system for secondary recovery.
October 1976 to April 1977
Position: Technician (Brent Field, North Sea)
Assigned to Instrument Engineering
· To install and commission control systems to operate an oil/gas separation train.
· To co-ordinate the work of a team of contract technicians.
Company: General Instrument Microelectronics
May 1969 to November 1975
Position: Senior Applications Engineer
Joined the company as a technician and left as an Applications Engineer co-ordinating a small team of one junior engineer and two technicians. Work involved development of microcircuits.
Company: Marconi Elliott Microelectronics
Technician with this company after leaving full time education until the factory closed in May 1969. Work involved R&D on Defence projects