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makrand Kulkarni

Candidate ID: 1762374

Career Summary

Management Post Graduates with 23 yrs of experience in Oil / Gas / Petroleum. Working with reputable engineering & construction cpy's performing project mgmt work for Offshore/onshore projects. comprehensive experience across project lifecycles from concept to engineering till execution & completion

Skill Set

Project management, engineering management, risk management, business and strategic decsions, stakeholder management, vendor and procurement management, process and project engineering, construction and site management

Professional Information

Total Experience : 23

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : MBA / Management Post Graduates

Job Function : Oil / Gas / Petroleum

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

Detailed Profile

Contacts: +91-9904601444, +91-9825745313, E-mail:,
SNAPSHOT: Significant international working experience with renowned operating & contractor (EPC) companies across EUROPE, AFRICA, & MIDDLE EAST & ASIA. Encompassing exposure & expertise in hydrocarbon sector, which entails upstream (offshore) which includes Platforms, subsea, MOPU and FSO & also downstream experience.

• Highly versatile & accomplished senior level project management & engineering professional with experience in both Green & Brown field projects mainly spanning Oil & Gas upstream & downstream.
• Have 23+ years of expertise in project management which includes Engineering, procurement (SCM), construction and to achieve them planning/control of schedule, budget as per the long term plan of company in the market.
• A strategist with demonstrative qualities to estimate & plan dynamic model, and implement it decisively to help company achieve the business growth planned and envisioned by bidding competitively.
• Hands on experience in project delivery operations of geographically divergent multiple concurrent projects from development cycle to final completion.
• Experienced in business development in line with goal of the company, scope analysis, structuring bid elements & techno-commercial deliveries, bid submissions & negotiations.
• Internal kick off meeting to present management & team with scope of work, risks involved, deliverables for the execution and abreast all with cost & schedule and also clear technical & commercial doubts.
• Performance driven professional with good negotiation & excellent communication skill-sets, which has honed after working with diverse & multicultural teams from diversified nationalities & global vendors.
• Highly effective in expediting project interfaces, dependencies & cross-functional relationships towards safe, qualitative & cost-effective projects & expediting authority approvals like federal, state and country regulations within legal acceptability and law of the land.
• Proactive analytical professional with technical means to identify risks (Risk analysis & management) & problems in initial stages itself & help formulate tactical plans (mitigation & avoidance), initiate changes required in diverse environments & in challenging times & convert them into opportunity.
• Leadership experience in managing & controlling design & execution programs, defining project scope, WBS, schedules; project resources & logistics, initiating SCM works & construction activities.
• Highly efficient in administering contracts, including holistic management of contractual obligations and entitlements, resolutions of contractual disputes, implementing controls on changes (MOC) & update top management especially about complex issues/conflicts and make project cost productive.
• Responsible for smooth invoicing so as to maintain cash flow by ensuring that all reports & mandatory forms and formalities (technical) are fulfilled & act as focal point for any discrepancies & changes.
• Human Resource & training management, administration, labour laws, legal/commercial procedures, marketing and business development strategies, negotiations and brain storming.
• Identifying critical activities & risk potential while project bidding, planning and later execution. Giving priority in resolving them to avoid bottlenecks/delays in project delivery within schedule & budgeted cost.

• Pre Project Planning & bidding
• Customer Satisfaction
• Building Strategic Alliances • Project Monitoring & Control
• Supply Chain Management
• Market Development Strategy • FEED & Detailed Engineering
• Profit & Loss Management
• Building Performance Team
• Technical Deliverables
• Legal compliances and Law • Procurement/Sourcing
• Conflict management • Construction & Site Management
• Stakeholders management
• Schedule & Budget Controls • VA/ VE & Cost reduction • Process Engineering
• HSE Management • Risk Management • Management of Change (MOC)
• Document Control & Mgmt. • Client (OIM) & collaboration • Leadership & Mentoring
• Pre Contract engineering • Coaching & Mentoring • Budget and cost controls
• Contract, claims & change Mgmt. • Project Mgmt. & Control • Quality Assurance & Controls
• Method study & feasibility reports
• Vendor development & Mgmt. • Site supervision & Site Mgt.
• Planning and controls • EoT, Acceleration, delay analysis
• Corporate Strategy and planning

• Ensure that changes are approved, recorded & distributed to the relevant sections of the engineering team & project team in timely manner for raising V.O’s, in parallel ensure that field changes are accurate and timely.
• Ensure and follow guidelines to conduct HSE & quality audit (internal/external) in different phases of project.
• Knowledge of Basic design & control philosophies, PFD, PID/PEFS, UEFS, Heat/Material balance & plot plans, plant & equipment layouts as well as equipment foundation drawings & vital deliverables as per EDR & MDR.
• Knowhow of software tools viz. Primavera P6, MS Project, Auto CAD, Bentley View, Navis Work, Smart Plant, Integrated Completion & Quality Management System (ICQMS) & Micro DMS, ERP system for project control.
• Engineering codes & standards of ISO, API, ASTM, ASME, Shell DEP, Total GS, SABIC, PDO & OGC standards.
• Skilled in improving project performance through reviews & audits including DR, HAZOP, SAFOP, IPF, 60% & 90% model reviews, constructability reviews, SIL reviews, QRA, SHELL HEMP, F & G study & FAT/SAT.
• Coordinate vendor engineering activities with engineering & construction teams & planners. Ensure engineering deliverables are made timely & distributed to the relevant sections of the project team by DCC so construction activities are smooth & swift.

• Analytical, numerical, reasoning ability helps me take result oriented decisions with ability to balance priorities.
• Participative and leader style of management, good with teams and professionals of diverse background, personalities with different skills, educational and social backgrounds.
• Leadership & personality development skills, presentation, financial and accounting management techniques.
• Developed interpersonal skills with the ability to establish credibility & be decisive about recognizing and supporting the organizations preferences, objectives and priorities as per goals and set objectives.
• Technically & commercially astute manager, an inspirational leader and outstanding team player utilizing collaborative approach to translate goals & objectives into achievements, while showcasing strong analytical & problem solving aptitude in decision making and business progression.

• Expedite & resolve issues in design deliverables (IFC) with comment such that construction work is carried out.
• Developed business of multimillion onshore plants and offshore fields, reduced project expenditures by 5-7%.
• Astute in management of budgets, CAPEX & OPEX, project milestones, L12345 schedule, commercial functions.
• Ensure TBE & TQ’s are clarified to place P.O’s , later vendor engineering deliverables & fabrication schedules are monitored & expedited & inspections including FAT/iFAT are carried out as per agreed schedule & ITP’s.
• Interface with construction team to know about the deliverables needed urgently to keep smooth and continuous flow of work on all fronts like installation, civil/construction, piping, electrical and instrumentation.
• Resolve constraints, prevent losses by engineering & business solutions & take expediting initiatives by out of box ideas and consulting with higher technical experts and consultants available.
• Enhance business growth & create opportunities in wider areas of large capital investment, lowering project cost & improving safety & risk management methodologies in EPC projects.
• Strong contract & project management including change management, commercial management combined with negotiation as well as arbitration skills in resolving issues and maintaining stakeholder’s interests.

• Develop strategies & execution plans based on SWOT analysis, brain storming with management think tanks.
• Successful delivery also contributes in achieving new business as reputation in market rises & gives strength.
• Strategic & analytical thinking for managing the resources for entire phases of the project. Plan OPEX budgets including overhead budgets, capital budget to enhance operations in coordination with the macro plans of organization including contingency budget in the end and as per risk tolerance and appetite.
• Formulate & implement effective strategies with a view to achieve business SMART objectives & ensure profitability, also foresee performance bottlenecks & take measures to mitigate in every phase of project.
• Build a value added business partnership with the customers & stake holders. Contribute to the development and execution of the Business Solutions strategy in cooperation with top management.
• Take buy or rent decisions after analysis, study of technical data & finance details. Also perform cost benefit analysis (CBA & ROI) in all decisions required to be taken for different gates of project.

AWS Engineering LLC ¦Oct. 2017 till March 2020 (INDIA, OMAN) (ONSHORE/SUBSEA)
As Head of Projects - Reporting to MD (Team managed >100)
EPC projects for both gas projects & upstream onshore projects in OMAN. For OGC, the scope is EPC. The concept is to get engineering by Mott MacDonald, In-house team did procurement. Construction is carried out by AWS LLC & local partners. AWS does EPC & De-bottlenecking for ORPIC projects ranging from 5 to 10 M OMR. Also some satellite/pilot field development projects where our scope starts once drilling & Christmas tree is erected and installed (Halliburton & schlumberger). We facilitate EPC part till crude reaches CPF. 22 sites we have completed.

GTL Project (OWEL –LINKSO GROUP) Nigeria ¦Oct 2013 – June 2017 (OFFSHORE)
Senior Project Manager - Reported to: MD, (Team managed>100)
PROJECT- Egbaoma Gas Processing Project was utilization of the stranded gas flared from cluster wells. The plant was to separate oil/gas from wells to produce 270 T of LPG, 1000 barrels of condensate from feed gas of 40 MMSCFD within cost 65M USD. GTL project is also maintaining EBOK offshore field having MOPU which produces 50,000BPD, handles 25MMSCFD of Gas and FSO having 1.2M barrels storage capacity with 40K barrels of pumping crude oil per day for unloading.
Highlights- Successfully utilized over 95% locals in the project and Secured 5-year (O&M) contract for the facilities.
Good Collaboration and understanding with OIM and local clients offshore representatives.

SHELL DOMGAS PROJECT – MAKON EPC Ltd (METS) ¦Nigeria ¦Aug 2011 – July 2013 Senior Project Manager Engg. - Reported to Project Director, (Team managed <100) (BONNY WAS SUBSEA)
DOMGAS project – Creation of upstream facilities to treat & process oil & gas from various well & fields. Use same gas supply to power generation industries & liquid is sold back to Client, Shell Nigeria. Highlight - Managed (7) sites with EPCM scope valued at USD 880 million, crossing 1billion USD after variations.

Point Engineering, TOTAL NIGERIA & CAMERON SUBSEA PROJECT, ¦Nigeria ¦Nov 2008 – March 2011
Project Engineering Manager - Reported to MD, (Team managed 50) (SUBSEA)
PROJECTS OUR 42” Pipeline Phase 1 EPC Contractor: ZB JVL Asset Owner: Total Nigeria – FEED Review, detailed engineering & construction supervision.
USAN Deepwater Development Project EPC Contractor: Cameron Field, Developed by: Chevron, ExxonMobil & Total – handled multidisciplinary team & management of engineering for the manifolds, tie-in skid, subsea pipelines, flow lines & associated umbilical & riser lines. FEED review with local & Cameron team from UK.
? HIGHLIGHT -Executed subsea engineering first time locally & completed all pipeline surveys in record time.

Qatar Gas seconded by WP, ¦QATAR ¦Feb 2006 – May 2007 Senior Project Engineer - (OFFSHORE)
Reported to Project Director (head of Offshore division, North Field Bravo, (Team managed <30)
ROLE- To provide project services to project & operation divisions of Qatar gas including Offshore Modification Project, thus responsible and involved for the successful execution, procurement and completion of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project & Glycol dehydration project.

LINDE-KCA-DRESDEN GMBH, Germany & KSA, Area Team Leader, April 07 – Oct 08, worked in the Germany office (Detailed engineering) & on project site (KSA) for the 800 K TPA polyethylene plant in Saudi Arabia as part of the SABIC SHARQ Expansion project.
TECNIMONT, Milan/Mumbai, Commissioning/Project Engineer, Oct 04 – Nov 05 – PKN Orlen, Plock Petrochemical Plant Expansion project, Poland
UNILUBE, KSA, Production Engineer, Oct 02 – July 04, in refinery using vacuum distillation and cracking.
COMERINT-ITALY, Start-up & Production Specialist, May 00 – October 02 – Worked at the project for expansion of SABIC IBN ZAHR Polypropylene plants in KSA-JUBAIL.
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD, India, Process Assistant & DCS Supervisor, PP plant (Nov 96 – May 00) & HDPE plant (Oct 93 – Nov 96), having unit operations-fluidized reactors, recovery systems by distillation, dense phase product distribution, extrusion, conveying and bagging.

? MSc. – Project Management, University of Roehampton, UK, 2016-18 with Merits.
? Petrochemical Engineering, MS University of Baroda, India, 1992-69%, Project on CATALYTIC REFORMING.
? MBA is in progress with Nottingham Trent University.

? Project Management Professional –PMP- 2014 valid till 2020
? Lean Six Sigma Belt, 2013 (LSSYB), appearing for Green belt in this month.
? FIDIC (Silver and Red book)
? Professional Memberships: Project Management Institute (PMI), Society of Chemical Engineers (SCE)

SABIC Fire Training Centre, Safe Handling of Hazardous Chemicals, Offshore Survival & Safety Training Certificate, Training program at PARC by RIL-India, Training from Process Licensors of UOP, DuPont in RIL. Training in ATM & VAC crude distillation, Indian Refinery. JHA, H2S, BOSIET/HUET, HSE and safe driving trainings for PDO/OGC.