Principal Electrical Engineer
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3rd December 1959
Address: 36 Arduthie Gardens, Edinview Estate, Stonehaven, Scotland, AB39 2NG
Phone: 01569 760026 Mob N/A
BSc (Hon) (Upper 2nd) Electrical & Electronic
Sigma 3 (North Sea) Ltd, COA Platform SOLAR generator upgrades including load share systems and electrical control change out for new fire-pump.Wood Group, Forties Power Ring Project, Connection of 5 Forties Platforms to Maximise use of Installed Generation and Minimise Fuel Gas Usage.
I have 23 years experience in the electrical engineering industry covering the design, commissioning, maintenance and safety of both isolated (platform) and grid supplied power systems. I spent 9 years with YARD Ltd in Glasgow and later spent time at Halliburton Ltd (total of 3 years), McDermott Engineering Europe Ltd (total of 5 years) and AMEC Process & Energy Ltd (total of 2 years), 3 years with AkerKvaerner Ltd.
June 2006 – Date Sigma 3 (North Sea) Ltd
Re-rating of existing generators and change of protection settings to suit.
Replacement fire-pump electrical control changes including first use of maintained supply electronic governing system on a Shell platform and rewire of all starting control systems.
Jan 2005 – June 2005 Wood Group Ltd
Aug 2004 – December 2004 AMEC Ltd
April 2001 – July 2004 Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner Limited
Lead Electrical engineer working on Britannia platform expansion to bring on-board five new subsea fields (BRITSATS project). Work involved new generation, power management system, HV switchboard, LV switchboards, new distribution transformers and investigation of the requirement for an IS limiter. Working on initial bid for bridge link option for BRITSATS.
Principal/Lead Electrical engineer for all Talisman modifications.
Principal Electrical Engineer working for Bluewater Pierce Water Injection Project, main responsibilities include specification and procurement of 8MW LCI variable speed drive and investigation of harmonic distortion effects caused by this new drive and required mitigation strategies (filters).
Oct 1999 – April 2001 AMEC Process and Energy Ltd
Package engineer for 5.2MW electric heater unit and associated 3.3kV pump motors for pipeline fluid heating.
Lead Engineer for BP Federal projects covering all BP works managed out of AMEC’s Aberdeen offices.
April 1998 – Oct 1999 Halliburton Ltd
Senior Engineer / Project
Carried out electrical safety and design review of Schiehallion gas compression systems and made recommendations for improvements to meet the design intent.
Carried out load study of ETAP platform systems to determine availability of spare generation for use in an additional gas compression train for provision of additional gas lift.
Technical input to a study of the cost savings to be made in supplying BP Forties field via a 1.3GW dc link to shore. Power was to be supplied from Hydro Electric’s Peterhead power-station/grid connection point.
Project Engineer covering BP electrical work on ETAP platform, also responsible for carrying out electrical safety reviews of all BP projects.
Feb 1992 – Jan 1998 McDermott Engineering (Europe) Ltd
Senior / Lead Engineer
Production of costed report on the feasibility of applying downhole pump technology to several wells on Shell’s Dunlin Alpha platform. The report included discussion of operability, power system disturbances, harmonic distortion and hazardous safety aspects. Presented report to Shell.
Design, build and safety supervision of a 3.3 kV, 1 MW alternator supplied fire pump module. Commissioning of module HVAC units, transformer, alternator, engine batteries, starter unit and charger unit. Production of planned maintenance routines for all equipment.
Major works on Cormorant Alpha (COA) platform including Replacement Permanent Living Quarters (RPLQ). Also responsible for specifying the power systems studies required to prove new 7.5MW process drive electrical design acceptability to the client and Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
Carrying out and reporting on safety review of emergency lighting and power systems on offshore platform; report presented as part of platform safety case to Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Responsibility for carrying out/overseeing all Shell Northern Business Unit power generation and distribution systems study work including loadflows, transient stabilities, and harmonic penetration of networks.
Production of LV single lines and LV schematics.
Production of all documentation required by trace heating designers including piping line list, DB schedules, piping isometrics and general arrangements. Checking of trace heating design documents and answering of all technical queries arising.
Specification of the power system studies required to prove design acceptability to client. External specialists performed these studies and they included fault levels, loadflows, transients and harmonic investigations. Liaison with vendor to agree acceptable simplifications in model representations, additional areas of study in response to initial findings and content of final report.
1985 - 1990 Yard Ltd
1982 – 1985 Yard Ltd
1982 – 1990
Yard projects included the origination of specifications and general engineering work as listed below.
Carried out technical/safety review of the 6.6kV/660V/440V systems on Shell's Kittiwake platform to ensure the high integrity electrical power generation and distribution concept was not comprised during fabrication. Produced report and made recommendations to improve safety and reliability of the generation and UPS systems.
Property Services Agency
For some of the above projects I was seconded to various sites for trials and commissioning participation. Work included:
Property Services Agency
Scottish Development Agency
In addition to general engineering, I have worked as a core member of a project team responsible for the production of computer aided analysis work, including report writing and making presentations to clients. These studies included:
Changes in main generator reactances were proposed to meet this requirement. Wrote report and presented findings to Norske Shell. (Troll field).
Hawker Siddeley Power Engineering
North East Shipbuilders
Property Services Agency
Ministry of Defence
National Nuclear Corporation
Coal Products Limited
Yarrow Shipbuilding Limited
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