Synergies Between Refineries and Ethylene Plants
Assessed and identified economic synergies between refining and ethylene and chemical plants. Team identified over $50 million in annual benefits by integrating a refinery and a liquids based ethylene plant.
Refinery Expansion Economic Study
Performed economic evaluation of a potential major expansion of capacity at a large Gulf Coast refinery, including development of capital costs, operating and maintenance expense estimates and projected range of refining gross margins.
Power Plant Development
Led the development engineering for a 1,200 MW gas-fired combined cycle power plant near Oklahoma City. Developed complete Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Scope Book, negotiated EPC contract, managed a ten-mile water pipeline project as well as transmission and two major natural gas interconnections. Supported efforts for project financing, special use zoning approval, and air and water permits.
Ethylene Plant Economic Evaluation
Performed financial evaluations for construction of a new Gulf Coast ethylene plant and market valuation of an existing Gulf Coast ethylene plant to determine whether a company should build or buy ethylene capacity.
Managed project for $80 million 36-inch pipeline looping project in Southeast Michigan. Responsible for regulatory testimony, scope of work development, selecting and managing engineering-procurement-construction management firm (EPCM), and capital budget and construction schedule preparation.
Gas Storage Project
Managed project for a $50 million natural gas storage project with responsibility for development of a 12,000 horsepower (hp) compressor station and wellhead gathering system. Performed engineering for pipeline gathering system and compressor station; developed EPC scope of work; and managed EPCM firm for detailed engineering phase.
California Refinery CARB II Gasoline Investment Evaluation
Assessed the technical feasibility of a planned CARB II gasoline production project for a southern California refiner. The evaluation included the processing scheme, yields, technical merits, and economics.
Olefins and Natural Gasoline Pipelines Development
Led study and negotiations to secure high pressure gas and liquids pipeline capacity for a new ethylene plant to transport ethylene, propylene and natural gasoline. Explored joint ventures, service conversions, owner construction, and third party alternatives. Involved in developing design parameters, routing, and common carrier tariff structure. Executed contracts to construct and utilize three parallel 12-inch diameter pipelines along the Gulf Coast.
Turkmenistan Gas Processing
Performed a preliminary evaluation of the gas processing design options, including projected capital costs and economics, for a natural gas liquids recovery and fractionation and condensate stabilization facility in the Republic of Turkmenistan.
Heavy Crude Upgrading Studies
Evaluated the economic feasibility of Orinoco heavy crude upgrading in Venezuela and in a Gulf Coast refinery.
NGL Processing Plant
Developed and managed investment in a grassroots NGL processing plant in the Gulf Coast area. Prepared economic analyses; negotiated partnership and operating agreements; developed engineering scope of work and request for proposals; negotiated EPC contract; and formulated gas processing strategy and contracts for Gulf of Mexico producers.
Butylenes Processing Joint Venture
Performed financial evaluation and development of investment alternatives including butadiene, iso-octane, alkylate and MTBE to upgrade butylenes for a joint venture chemical company.