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Felix Praise Ebireri

Candidate ID: 1399833

Career Summary

An engineering professional with over 20 years work experience in oil and gas industry covering upstream and downstream in offshore, onshore, LNG, refinery, and petrochemical projects and operations, a leader per excellent with multicultural experience that cut across Africa, Europe and Asia.

Skill Set

• Inspection, Testing and Preventative Maintenance, Installation & Commissioning, Rotating & Static Equipment, RCM, FMEA, Shutdown & Turnaround, HSE Mgt

Professional Information

Total Experience : 19

Nationality : Nigeria

Qualification Level : Engineering Graduates/PG

Job Function : Oil / Gas / Petroleum

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

An engineering professional with over 20 years work experience in oil and gas industry covering upstream and downstream in offshore, onshore, LNG, refinery, and petrochemical projects and operations, a leader per excellent with multicultural experience that cut across Africa, Europe and Asia. Expert in managing oil and gas facilities Reliability, Integrity and Maintenance, Inspection, Construction/Installation & Commissioning, Loss Prevention, Turnaround & Shutdown and SIMOPS Operation. Adept in best practice and new technology replication, outstanding reputation for business Maintenance Optimization and Backlog Reduction. Areas of Expertise includes:

• Inspection, Testing and Preventative Maintenance, Installation & Commissioning, Maintenance & Inspection Policies and Strategies, Strategic Asset Management Plan, and Asset Management Development and Implementation
• Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Failure Root Cause Analysis (FRCA), Life Cycle Asset Management, Preventive Maintenance Optimization, Value Based Maintenance
• Construction/Modifications planning, Execution, QA/QC/Operational Readiness Assessment and Commissioning, Operation and Optimization, and Backlog Management, ALE & Decommissioning, Asset Value Maximization, Asset Integrity Management, Risk & Crisis Management, Emergency Response Management, Fire Fighting System Management
• Coaching & Mentoring, Relationship & Team Building, Business Improvement, Process Safety Management
• Turnaround and Asset Shutdown Management (Planning, Execution and Review), Management of Change, Performance Management, Operational Excellence
• Development and implementation of HSE Critical equipment & Systems, and Verification (integrity System Assurance) programs, HSEMS and Project HSE, Technical Audits/Assessments, and Technical Integrity Process Safety, COMAH
Professional Experience
PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Dec 2014 to Present
Responsibilities include: Replicating UK HSE best practices in Asset Integrity, Provide direction and leadership in the formulation and implementation of Technical Integrity Process Safety program, Asset Integrity and Reliability strategic plans, Maintenance Integrity plans, policies and guidelines for operations and projects; Provide Technical Support to Operation and Maintenance teams, Modification, Installation & Commissioning, Develop and Implement New Maintenance Management regime, Inspection, Testing and Preventative Maintenance for Safety and Environmental Critical Elements (SECE), including fire Fighting Systems and Emergency Response Management, and Rotating and Static Equipment; Focal for fire fighting and emergency response equipment and systems, Formulate and drive the implementation of an integrated Asset Integrity and Reliability Strategic Plans; Lead Development, Review and Implementation of Technical Standards and Guidelines, develop, Implement and Lead Technical Assessments and Audits, Identify and Analyze Business Risk exposure, Support and Monitor Interventions, and improvement plans; Identify, determine and provide advice to Senior Management on emerging host countries' legislative requirements, technological advancements, industry/global best practices and standards, and formulate strategies for adoption and implementation to ensure safe and sustainable operations, operational efficiency, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement. Lead the development and implementation of Integrity Assurance Program, and integration of technical audits.

Key Accomplishments:

• Reduced the number of technical audits by 40%, which positively impacted cost and value, and greatly enhanced audits results and closeout efficiency and effectiveness, through collaboration with other sections resulting in audit integration.
• Reduced cost of integrity assurance audits by 70% through the development of an independent internal technical pool for technical audits, which replaced 3rd party contractors.
• Improved reliability and integrity of fire fighting systems by developing and implementing testing procedures as per NFPA and training of field personnel, and the development of fit for purpose solutions.
• Reduced likelihood of major accident incidents by the Development and Implementation of Technical Integrity Process Safety (TIPS) [Mechanical Integrity (HSE Critical equipment & Systems)] program
• Ensured regulatory compliance to local and international regulations through the development and implementation of an enhanced Verification (Integrity Assurance) Program, and enhancement of the offshore self regulation management system (an enhancement of the UK Verification model)
• Saved the company excess of $2 billion USD that could have arisen from a reputation crisis, through proper and successful management of the crisis with a team of 5 non technical team members
Projects involved/managed:

• Inspection/Integrity Assessment of over 200 Assets to identify integrity and reliability gaps, develop fit for purpose solutions, support rehabilitation, and develop and implement new maintenance strategy for sustainability
• Development and Implementation of Technical Integrity Process Safety (TIPS) [Mechanical Integrity (HSE Critical equipment & Systems)] program in PETRONAS Upstream global operations, COMAH
• Independent Asset Integrity Assessment/Integrated Operational Asset Integrity Assurance (i-AIR/IOAIA) – Integrity Assurance program [complete end to end evaluation of asset integrity – from management system to site technical assessment, to identify good practices, gaps, prioritization of the gaps, recommendations to fix the gaps, monthly tracking of gap closure and verification of gap closure), of PETRONAS Refineries, LNG Plants, Onshore plants and Offshore Platforms.
• Development and implementation of SECE Verification (Integrity Assurance) program and Offshore Self-Regulation Management System. Revision and enhancement of the Generic Operation Performance Standards, PTSs, HSEMS, Operation Excellence Manuals. Development of Maintenance Reference Plan and Asset Reference Plan for various Assets
SHELL UK LIMITED ABERDEEN · Wood Group PSN · Dec. 2011 - Dec. 2014
Consultant - Maintenance and Integrity Delivery Support to Shell CNNS (3 Fixed Assets & 1 FPSO)
Responsibilities include: Providing technical Support and direction to offshore teams to ensure continuous operations are maintained and supported offshore maintenance teams in delivering excellent maintenance performance; Modification, Installation & Commissioning; Reviewed Maintenance and Integrity Execution Metrics (KPIs) and delivery processes (Operational Excellence - blades 10 and 12) and engaged maintenance delivery team leaders to identify best practices, and identified new & supported existing maintenance improvement initiatives; Management of Change Focal Point for obsolescence equipment and materials, ensured that obsolescence are properly managed through the MoC process; Designed, developed and implemented Work Order Management procedure for low priority work orders aimed at managing risks and eliminating backlog work; Built plans for major campaign activities including Turnaround & Shutdown, Asset Life Extension, and Plant upgrades with walk to work vessels; Led and contributed to Root Cause Analysis and ensured the use of subcontractors is managed and delivers value to the operation; Deviation and maintenance backlog reduction; Provided improvement focus for rotating and static equipment matters across the assets, and delivered improvement in the entire spectrum of maintenance – from supply chain to KPIs management.

Key Accomplishments:

• 80% reduction in maintenance backlog of 2 offshore platforms and 1 FPSO, through improvement in material ordering process, supply chain processes, obsolescence management, development and implementation of procedure for managing maintenance backlog and low priority work orders to ensure sustainability, and walk-to-work vessel campaign work.
• Improved asset integrity and equipment reliability through maintenance execution performance monitoring, contractors and vendors contract review and performance monitoring, and the re-launch of the Shell Maintenance & Integrity Execution (MIE) program for sustainability.
• Site personnel competency improvement through coaching and training in the office and onsite.
• Good financial saving through improvement in valve ordering process which eliminated overstocking and wrong sizing, improvement in Fabrication of replacement parts
• Huge maintenance cost reduction and higher equipment integrity and reliability by Reviewing and challenging high cost maintenance activities, with a view of utilizing the most reliable and cost effective method
• Improved supply chain management by facilitating business improvement workshops for vendors and key stakeholders of the Shell Enterprise Framework Agreements, and support of material/spare management workshops and facilitation of improvement workshops in supply chain processes
Projects involved/managed:

• Re-launch of Maintenance and Integrity Excellence – Facility Integrity System
• Life Extension of Gannet Alpha Platform – which covered facility integrity assurance and setting of new inspection regime
• Decommissioning of Brent Delta Platform - which covered facility integrity assurance and setting of new inspection regime
• Maintenance Backlog Reduction Campaign in Shearwater Platform using Walk-to-Work Vessel
• Maintenance Backlog Reduction Campaign in Nelson Platform using Walk-to-Work Vessel
• Maintenance Backlog Reduction Campaign in Anasuria FPSO using Walk-to-Work Vessel

SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY · Nigeria · Oct. 2004 – Sept. 2010
Maintenance Coordinator
Responsible for project/operation maintenance management of Sapele & Oben Plants, includes: Supervised and assigned work to engineers & supervisors, developed and implemented employee training plan, assigned and directed work, and appraised performance, reward and recognition, and disciplined employees, addressing complaints and problem resolution; Planned and coordinated the activities and resources of the maintenance team; Identified and recommended requirements for specialized contractor work, monitored contractor's performance and quality of services to ensure compliance with their contractual obligations; Participated in preparation of capital and operating budgets, monitored and reconciled capital and operating expenditure against planned budget for plant maintenance; Participating in Integrated Commissioning and Acceptance Test Team (ICAT) and provided technical support for Start-up within the ICAT and participated in and assisted with the co-ordination of the Project's performance test; Diagnosing faults and trends and taking or recommending appropriate corrective action, tools include FMEA, FRCA, and RCM with focus on condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. Lead HAZOP studies; Ensuring that project and Maintenance works are carried out according to specification and drawings, and in full compliance with safety standards, and contributed to improved safety.

Key Accomplishments:

• Successful Refurbishment/Overhaul of Caterpillar Engines, Gas Compressors, Waukesha Engines, Generators, Air Coolers, Air Compressors, Pumps, Pipelines, Valves, Fire Fighting Systems
• Modification of Fuel supply system which resulted in 40% increase in Plant Reliability
• Saved 20% of Equipment refurbishment cost by evaluating and utilizing existing spare parts that have been written off
• Developed and implemented maintenance and integrity program that led to 40% overall increase in plant reliability and equipment integrity
• Accomplished business targets on HSE within area of responsibility through language, behavior and actions, demonstrated commitment to safety
• Improved equipment uptime through effective management of specialist contractor work, monitored their performance and quality of service to ensure compliance with their contractual obligations, and monitored, inspected and verified the performance of the maintenance contractors in respect of time scheduling and task completion
• Reduced maintenance cost by 17.5% through efficient and cost-effective delivery of mechanical maintenance and engineering services for plants, equipment, facilities and utilities
Projects involved/managed:

• Refurbishment, Installation, Commissioning and Operation/Maintenance of the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC), Compressor Station, Sapele & Oben, by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)
• Construction and installation of Nitrogen Tank, Modification of Fuel Gas System, Overhaul of Gas Compressors, Air Compressors, Caterpillar & Waukesha Engines, Generators, and Fire Fighting Systems, and Modification of Air Cooling Units, Lifting Equipment, Piping, Valves, etc.
Additional Experience
• Principal Consultant - Rehabilitation of Port Harcourt Refining Complex (PHRC)
• Field Mechanical/Maintenance Engineer for Shell Petroleum Development Company
• Trainee Maintenance Engineer - Sapele Power Plant (Steam & Gas Turbine Generation Station)
Professional Membership

• Fellow – Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM)
• Member – The Institute of Asset Management (IAM)
Education & Training
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) Mechanical Engineering
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, | Nsukka, Nigeria | 1999
Cultural Transition Process? Lean Thinking and the Six Sigma Practice ?Key Performance Indicators ?HSE Management System ?HSE Assurance Processes ?Safety Case Development and Review ?Asset Life Cycle Management ?Ageing and Life Extension Management ?Occupational Health & Safety Management System ?Environmental Management System ?Project Management ?RCA Process ?RBI Methodology ?MoC Process and e-MoC Tool training ?Integrity Assurance ?Design Engineering Assurance ?Risk Screener ?Integrity Assurance Data Implementation ?Asset Integrity & Process Safety Management Training ?Safety Case Management ?HSSE Leadership ?Mind Safety ?Technical Safety ?Alarm Management
CMMS (SAP/MAXIMO), FMEA, FRCA, RCM, HAZID, safety studies including HAZOP, QRA, FEA, SGIA, EERA: Escape, ERA, ESSA, Dropped object study & Ship collision; ASME, API, NFPA, SOLAS, CAP437, ISO Standards, BS, PETRONAS PTSs, Shell DEPs, etc.; and best practices by EI, Step Change in Safety, UK HSE, OGUK, NOPSEMA, and PSA.