Falls, Houston, TX 77077
Ph: 281-920-4578 (h);
Over 30 years of engineering
experience in the design and construction of oil and gas pipeline and related
facilities. Major discipline is complicated stress analyses. Development
of stress analyses software and design criteria for onshore and offshore
pipelines. Experience includes the front-end and detail design of onshore
transmission pipelines, offshore pipelines and risers, pipeline crossings,
compressor and pump station piping, and mechanisms of pipeline failures.
Specific project assignments have included site visits, fields data gathering,
design and design supervision, structural and mechanical design, specification
preparation, bid evaluations, and field construction technical supervision.
Kizomba (Angola) FPSO(ExxonMobil)
– Stress, flexibility and support analysis of piping system with fatigue
consideration using CAESAR II computer program. The loads combination also
include the sagging and structural deflection, and acceleration due to
loading/unloading, wave motion, pitch, roll, and heave.
Alaska Gas Producers Pipeline Project (BP, ExxonMobil and Phillip66)
- Responsible for development of Pipeline Structural Design Criteria for
52 inches high-pressure (2500 psig) pipeline that encounters thermal states
ranging from continuous permafrost in the north, to discontinuous permafrost
in the center, and thawed muskeg type soils in southern regions. In addition
to the requirements of US Code and Canadian Standard, the Criteria are
included allowable compressive and tensile strains for more critical combination
of loads, including frost heave or thaw settlement, and criteria for local
and longitudinal stability.
Tengiz - Novorossiysk (CPC)
– Team member in development of Feasibility Study of Investment and Construction
(TEOI & TEOC). Developed the design criteria for the pipeline, marine
crossing, road and railroad crossings, pump stations, tank farms, and metering
station. Responsibilities included Pipe Spec development, technical inspection
of pipe mills, review of the construction specifications for compliance
with the Russian Codes and Standards, and stress analyses of the entire
pipeline and facilities. Assignment to Russia for supervision of the detailed
design performed by Russian Design Company, and engineering assistance
during the construction of 40/42" diameter 750-km long oil pipeline to
the Black Sea.
Sakhalin II Project (Marathon)
– Responsible for design compliance with International and Russian Codes.
Line pipe grade selection study for onshore and offshore pipelines to minimize
the cost. Developed Line Pipe Specs for DSAW, ERW pipes in grade X70 for
Arctic region, and seamless pipes in grade X42 through X65 for offshore
pipelines. Team member in the conceptual design and development of pipelines
Villano Pipeline, Ecuador (ARCO)
– Temporary Project Engineering field assignment in Quito, assisting the
pipeline design in Ecuadorian rain forest.
Sakhalin I Project (Exxon) – Assisting
in the engineering evaluation of the offshore and onshore oil export options.
Work included a risk assessment of an existing oil pipeline.
Corvina Offshore Project, Peru
(PetroPeru) – Offshore pipeline and riser analyses including determination
of pipe deflections, reaction forces on riser clamps, and pipeline operating
stresses with consideration for environmental loads such as wave and current.
Oversight and verification of engineering that included determination of
pipe collapse and propagation buckling pressures, and riser spans based
on vortex-excited oscillation criteria.
Early Oil Transportation Project, Western
Route, Azerbaijan (AIOC) - Consulting services related to technical
requirements of Russian and API Standards for Petroleum Quantity/Quality
Customer Measurement Systems.
North Gubkinskiy Pipeline Project,
Russia (Benton Oil & Gas) – A field construction engineer and a
supervising design engineer for the design and construction of the North
Gubkinsiy-Purpe pipeline System. Hydraulic calculations and development
of the pressure and temperature profiles for a crude oil pipeline in a
seasonally frozen soil condition. Task included the detail design, material
selection and specifications, and bid evaluations. The 10-inch buried pipeline
system was subjected to thaw settlement and frost heave. Additional responsibility
included Field Construction Management activities for the Project in Western
Siberia during the winter of 1992-93.
Seaway Conversion, Stage I, Freeport
(ARCO Pipe Line Co.) – Responsible for review and recommendations concerning
conversion of existing facilities, including oversight of the analysis
of the existing piping and tanker loading dock. Also responsible for the
design of new loading arm system.
Red River and Brisco Canal Pipeline
Crossing, Texas (Houston Pipe Line Co.) - Analysis of 30-inch carrier
pipeline and a 22-inch carrier pipe in a 26-inch casing pipe, including
considerations for operating loads, wind, and current loads on the submerged
and exposed parts of the pipeline.
Kogalym Refinery, Russia (Lukoil
Co.) - Stress analyses of framed structures and different types of pipe
branch connections. Specification for piping operated up to 1400 psig pressure
and temperatures from minus 50 to 700 oF. Pipeline stress analyses
using CAESAR II package. Fatigue analysis of piping subjected to cyclic
Yamal-Center Pipeline Project,
(Gasprom Co.) – Team member in the conceptual design of the Russian 56-inch
gas pipeline system to be constructed in continuous and discontinuous permafrost,
at operating temperatures above and below freezing. Development of the
technical requirements and specification for API 5L X80 pipe for Arctic
PGT-PG&E Pipeline Expansion Project,
Idaho and California – Project pipeline design and field engineer,
with specialization in the mainline valve crossovers during operating and
shutdown condition, for 845 miles of 42-inch and 36-inch pipelines. Responsibility
as a field engineer included field data gathering and investigations assisting
in pipeline routing and system planning. Other lead project engineering
responsibilities included the designs of various pipeline crossings (including
rivers, canals and levees) in the Sacramento Delta.
Former USSR Pipelines - As lead
technical expert provided technical and scientific assistance in the design
and construction of the USSR's largest oil and gas pipelines as well as
in the investigation of pipeline failure. Developed the stress analyses
section in the Russian Pipeline Code, and Recommended Practices for design
of transmission oil and gas pipelines. Developed the design criteria for
pipelines, including some buried in permafrost and unstable ground, as
Urengoy-Petrovsk, Urengoy-Novopskovsk, Upengoy-Center, Yamburg - West Europe,
North of Tyumen Region, Central Asia-Ural.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Central Research
Institute of Civil Structures (CNIISK), Russia - 1971
MS., Industrial and Civil Engineering,
Civil Engineering University (MICI), Moscow, - 1965
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2003 – Present Gulf
Interstate Engineering, Houston
1997 – 2002
Fluor Daniel Inc.,
1995 – 1997 Gulf
Interstate Engineering, Houston
1994 – 1995
1990 – 1994
Gulf Interstate Engineering, Houston
1965 – 1990
Research Institute of Pipeline Construction (VNIIST), Moscow
"Pipeline On-Bottom Stability: Design Features of Elastic Sidebends,"
Offshore, July, 1998
"New Method Addresses W.T. in Offshore Pipeline Design," Oil &
Gas Journal, June 22, 1998
"New Method Determines Effect of Concrete Coating on Pipe-Collapse
Pressure," Oil & Gas Journal, Oct. 27, 1997
"Wall Thickness/Design Pressure Formulation: GIE Study, Superb Project
and ASME Code Comparison," Energy Week ‘97, Pipelines,
Terminal, and Storage Conference, Houston, Texas
"International Pipeline Design Code Comparisons and the Trend Towards
Limit State Design", Energy Week ‘96, Pipelines, Terminal, and Storage
Conference, Houston, Texas
"FSU Pipeline Design Code Compared to U.S. Codes," Oil & Gas
Journal, March 7, 1994
"Strength and Stability Calculations of Transmission and Field Pipelines,"
– Russian handbook, 1991