Consultant Bios

CCPS Consultants are very experienced engineers most of whom have retired from companies such as Shell, Marathon, Chevron, ARAMCO, OXY, BP, Hess, etc. and are now working for Campbell Consulting | PetroSkills. They have a wide range of technical depth, covering all aspects of Surface and Subsurface Facilities.

Our Consultants have an average of 35 years’ experience, with a strong and proven record in the industry. Many have held leadership positions with leading companies in the industry and in renowned technical societies.

The following are a few stats on the over 90 recognized experts Campbell Consulting can provide for your project needs.

Click on a Consultant’s name to read a brief bio about his or her expertise.

Don Beesley
Gary Blackburn
Mark Bothamley
Alvin Boudreaux
John Bourdon
Jimmy Breaux
Luis Brito-Pino
Byron Burns
Paul Carmody
Darrell Carver
Jimmy Clary
Mick Crabtree
Pierre Crevier
John R. Curry
James "Buddy" DeVoe
Arthur Delargy
Kris A. Digre
Bill Dokianos
Robert Fanning
John Farrah
Alan Foster
Ron Frend
Yehoshua Gilad

Jim Gross
Gerard J. Hageman
David Hairston
Richard Haun
Bob Hlozek
Frank Hopf
Robert Hubbard
Frank Jarrett
John Kanengieter
Baard Kaasa
Richard Kelley
Bill Keeter
Dale Kraus
Jimmy Kumana
Perry Lovelace
Ken Lunsford
Harvey Malino
Andrea Mangiavacchi
Bob Markway
James McCuish
Kevin McLaughlin
Yuv Mehra
Mahmood Moshfeghian

Ralph Nuemann
Paul Pendergraft
Dennis Perry
Peter Reeves
George Rodenbusch
John Ruser
Ahmad Shariat
John Sheffield
David Simpson
Donald Smith
Kindra Snow-McGregor
Ken Stamper
Ken Sumner
Dave Tenhoor
Buck Titsworth
Jim Vinson
Stuart Watson
Leonard Wegman
Peter Williams
Wes Wright
Clyde Young

Don Beesley

Mr. Don Beesley has 38 years of management, engineering, and operations experience in the oil and gas industry - virtually all on Gulf of Mexico projects. He has worked for operators Texaco, Shell, and Eni, and has held positions including Project Development Manager and Production Manager. Mr. Beesley has been a member of industry groups Deep Water Repair Underwater Pipeline Emergencies (DW RUPE) and Subsea Tieback Forum (SSTB). He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University, and he is a registered professional engineer in the states of Texas and Louisiana.

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Gary Blackburn

Mr. Gary Blackburn has 40 years of experience in engineering and management of oil and gas developments.  During his 27 years with Shell Oil Company, he managed drilling, production and construction engineering and operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Alaska. While working in ABB's Floating Production System's Division, Gary led engineering teams designing and constructing deepwater systems.  After an assignment as ABB's Project Manager for ExxonMobil's Kizomba A TLP, he was assigned as ABB’s Vice President - Project Execution. In this role, he was responsible for oversight of ongoing projects and development of new processes for EPC project execution.  After leaving ABB, Gary provided consulting services to several major operators for drilling systems as part of field architecture design in the Gulf of Mexico.  Since joining John M. Campbell in 2005, Gary has been an active instructor, served as the Offshore Discipline Manager and was the Project Director for JMC’s course deliveries for Chevron’s Horizons Program. Gary was elected to his current position as President of John M. Campbell Consulting in August of 2010.  

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Mark Bothamley

Mr. Mark Bothamley is the Chief Engineer at John M. Campbell and Company. His experience covers the areas of design, operation, troubleshooting and optimization of offshore and onshore oil and gas production and treating facilities. Prior to joining JMC he was with BP/Amoco for 24 years, in several locations around the world. Mark is a past chairman of the SPE Facilities Subcommittee and a former member of the GPSA Data Book Editorial Review Board.  He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and a Diploma in Natural Gas and Petroleum Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.  

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Alvin Boudreaux

Mr. Alvin Boudreaux has joined CCPS after serving as a mechanical consulting engineer for Shell Offshore in New Orleans for the past 20 years.  Prior to joining Shell, Al was a design and project engineer for Petro-Marine Engineering and was an associate with W.H. Linder and Associates.  Al has worked on the design of many of Shell’s deepwater developments in the Gulf of Mexico, e.g. Auger, Mars A, Ram-Powell, Ursa, Brutus, Na Kika and Mars B, along with international projects West Salym (Siberia), Bonga (offshore Nigeria) and Gumusut-Kakap (offshore Malaysia).  Al has worked with Shell’s project execution teams and responsibilities have included development of process flow sheets, P&ID’s, equipment layouts, equipment sizing and specifications and piping design and specifications.  Experience also includes the development of systems checkout procedures (for commissioning) and systems operating manuals, safety systems logic (SAFE Charts), participation in hazard analyses (Hazops) and assisting the regulatory team.  Al was a registered professional mechanical engineer in Louisiana for 30 years and has a BS from the University of New Orleans and an MS in ME from LSU.

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John Bourdon

Mr. John C. Bourdon has more than twenty-nine year’s experience in hydrocarbon processing and specializes in sulfur recovery processes for the petroleum refining industry. Mr. Bourdon has been involved in the development of several sulfur-related technologies and mechanical innovations, has authored several papers and made presentations worldwide. He has experience with several E&C firms including extensive start-up and troubleshooting activities. He consults for both North American and international clients. He is a registered professional engineer and is fluent in English and Spanish. Mr. Bourdon has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and advanced degrees in other fields.  

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Jimmy Breaux

Mr. Jimmy Breaux is a Registered Professional Engineer with 40 years of experience in oil and gas gathering, processing, injection and export systems. He has been a project manager for major engineering and construction projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Coastal Louisiana, North Sea and West Africa. He has extensive experience in front end planning for deep water projects involving all types of floating drilling and production systems including subsea tie back systems. Mr. Breaux has served as a member of the Deepwater Operations Leadership team for a major International E&P Company. While in that role, he initiated area wide projects to standardize process safety systems, reviews and implementation of improvements. He has also served as an API Committee 14 team leader for a major rewrite of industry standards. Mr. Breaux is a frequent HAZOP participant for Offshore Projects worldwide. He received a BS in Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering. He is a current member of SPE.  

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Luis Brito-Pino

Mr. Luis Brito-Pino has more than 19 years of experience working for the Oil Refining, Gas & Petrochemical Industries, and also for the Engineering & Design firms for those same sectors.  During that time, he has held several technical engineering and mid-level management positions, including Optimization & Planning Superintendent for one of the Venezuelan Orinoco Belt Extra Heavy Oil Upgraders (SINCOR).  Mr. Brito has lived and worked in Caracas, Maracaibo, Puerto La Cruz (Venezuela), Puebla (Mexico), Madrid (Spain) and recently in Adelaide (Australia). He is currently based in Whyalla (South Australia, Australia), where he works for an Australian company within the Oil & Gas sector.  Mr. Brito earned a Master of Science degree in Oil Refining, Gas & Petrochemical from the Institute Francois du Petrol (IFP) and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela.  

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Byron Burns

Mr. Burns possesses over forty (40) years of practical pipeline operations and control systems experience. During his career Mr. Burns has been involved in many aspects of pipeline operation, maintenance and automation. Before the formation of BLB Consulting, Mr. Burns served as the Technical Manager for Shell Pipeline's Control Center located in Houston, Texas. Prior to that, he held numerous positions within Shell Pipeline in the operational, technical and engineering fields. Mr. Burns has led project efforts to build, move, and consolidate multiple control centers and SCADA systems throughout the 1980's and 1990's. He is also well versed in DOT and OPS compliance rules and regulations as applied to North American pipeline operators, and has been responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance issues through his responsibilities at Shell Pipeline. Substantially all his career experience has been focused on pipeline communication, control room technical and operational issues in high availability environments. This broad-based experience gives Mr. Burns a unique perspective on the administration and management of pipeline control centers and the user related supporting systems. Mr. Burns retired from Shell Pipeline in 2003, after thirty-four (34) years, and now works as an independent consultant specializing in pipeline control centers and operations.

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Paul Carmody

Paul has more than 35 years of experience in the petroleum industry.  During his 32 years with Hess Corporation and its predecessor, Amerada Hess Corporation, Mr. Carmody has been involved nearly all aspects of oil and gas engineering from the reservoir sand face through the outlet of gas plants.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in North Dakota where his experience includes Bakken oil development, production engineering, pipelines, and compressor station installations.  West Texas experience includes CO2 EOR flood gas gathering, CO2 pipelines, and gas plant engineering.  The gas plant experience includes three expansions of a CO2 Gas plant, cryogenic gas plants, and lean oil plant processes where he supplied economics, process simulation, and mechanical design services.  He has served as a board member of the CO2 Conference in Midland.  He recently took early retirement in order to devote himself to providing technical instruction through J.M. Campbell and advancing upstream facilities technology through J.M. Campbell Consulting.  Mr. Carmody graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  

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Darrell Carver

Mr. Darrell Carver is an instructor for John M. Campbell & Co. and a consultant for John M. Campbell Consulting.  He has been instructing and consulting with JMC since 2004 and is a registered engineer in Texas and has worked on facilities in domestic and international locations both on and offshore. He retired from ConocoPhillips Petroleum Company in 2002.  Mr. Carver has more than 43 years of uniquely diverse electronics, instrumentation, and electrical upstream experience, holding senior operational and technical positions on oil and gas projects worldwide. As Principal Controls System Engineer for Phillips Petroleum he was recognized as a company expert for automation and electrical control systems and served as the electrical and instrumentation project engineer on several large projects. While with Phillips Petroleum, he served on numerous committees and task forces for the company representing both electrical and instrumentation disciplines. Mr. Carver has authored and co-authored several technical papers. In addition, he has participated on numerous process enhancement teams for upstream facilities as the electrical and instrument representative. Mr. Carver received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas.  

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Jimmy Clary

Mr. Jimmy Clary has 25 years of experience in the Hydrocarbon Processing Industries. During his 17 years with RWD Technologies, he held technical and management positions including Senior Training Analyst, Project Manager and Team Leader. Mr. Clary has lived and worked in Los Angeles, California and Houston, Texas; completing projects in Asia, Africa and North and South America. He is currently based in Houston where he also worked for Petroleum Testing Services and NPR services in Special Core Analysis, Fluid Analysis and Amine reclamation areas. Mr. Clary earned a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Physics from the University of Oklahoma.  

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Mick Crabtree

Mr. Mick Crabtree has spent the last eight years running industrial workshops throughout the world in the fields of: Process Control and Instrumentation; Data Communications; Fieldbus; Emergency Shut-down Systems; Project Management; On-Line Analysis; and Technical Writing and Communications. He has trained over 5,000 engineers, technicians and scientists.  Mr Crabtree formerly trained in aircraft instrumentation and guided missiles in the Royal Air Force, having completed his service career seconded to the Ministry of Defense and he was responsible for ensuring the reliability, maintainability and functional usefulness of specific equipment entering the RAF. He is the former editor and managing editor of Pulse magazine, South Africa's leading monthly journal dedicated to the general electronic and process control instrumentation industries.  He has written and published six technical handbooks on industrial process control. Mr. Crabtree holds a M.Sc. (Research) in Industrial Flow Measurement and an HNC in Electrical Engineering (with distinctions).  

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Pierre Crevier

Mr. Pierre P. Crevier worked in operations, design and business development functions across Canada prior to joining Saudi Aramco in 1992. As a member of the Upstream Process Engineering Division in Dhahran he provides process consultancy to the company’s gas plants and refineries.  Over the last 15 years he has led the company’s efforts in addressing chronic Claus catalyst deactivation caused by aromatic contaminants.  Mr. Crevier earned B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1980 and 1987 respectively.  

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John R. Curry

Mr. Curry is a recognized authority on the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, pressure vessel design, fabrication and metallurgy. He founded and was President of Gulfex, Inc. for more than 37 years. This firm is a major producer of pressure vessels for the refining, natural gas, oil production and petrochemical industry. Since 2003, he has been a lecturer on Section VIII, Div.1 of the Code teaching engineers worldwide on pressure vessels. He consults in the field of upgrading and rerating existing pressure vessels for new service. He continues to be a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America promoting high adventure programs for older scouts. He has been teaching Biblical History for over 25 years. After completing his mechanical engineering training , he completed an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent two years in night school studying metallurgy at Rice University.  

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Arthur Delargy

Mr. Arthur Delargy has over 21 years experience in Process Design/Consultancy, Field Development Planning and Process Systems engineering. Technologies he has worked with include Nitrogen Rejection, CO/H2 Coldbox technology, LNG (baseload, regas and floating LNG), Gas Processing including dehydration/dewpointing, sweetening and NGL/LPG extraction, ammonia, heavy oil and various oil refining processes, as well as both on and offshore oil and gas experience. The scope of his project work has ranged from M&A work including datrooms and field development planning to engineering design and FEED management to troubleshooting on an operating plant. He holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering (Honors.) from Imperial College London.

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James “Buddy” DeVoe

Thirty three years of oil and gas engineering, management, business development and strategic account planning. Mr. DeVoe has global experience in oil & gas processing, environmental engineering, business development, mergers and acquisitions, contracting strategies and market positioning. Buddy has been involved with Combustion Engineering in forming joint ventures in Asia-Pacific and the early days of floating production. He has consulted with various companies on the viability of certain markets for their services related to environmental engineering and oil & gas. With ABB, he developed the strategy to purchase Han Padron Associates to move ABB into the TLP and deepwater business. Most recently, he worked as the ABB Strategic Account Manager with ExxonMobil and developed the entry of ABB Process Automation into the upstream oil & gas industry.  

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Kris A. Digre

Mr. Kris A. Digre is an instructor in the offshore discipline for John M. Campbell & Co. and a consultant for John M. Campbell Consulting.  He has been involved in the Oil Industry for over 42 years working in locations around the world. He has designed or been involved with the design of offshore structures located off the coast of West Africa, Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Borneo, California, China, Egypt, the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. He has been involved in the technical specification development and/or installation of all of deepwater Tension Leg Platforms (TLP) and a Floating Production System (FPS) in the Gulf of Mexico and an FPSO offshore Nigeria. Kris remains active in retirement consulting, instructing and providing advice to and consulting with the API on offshore standards. He is a graduate (BSCE) of Illinois Institute of Technology and a Licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey, Louisiana, Texas and California.  

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Bill Dokianos

Mr. Bill Dokianos has over 35 years experience in Process, Rotating Equipment and Controls engineering . He is an instructor and consultant for John M. Campbell & Co. His experience includes analyzing and solving poor platform up time at GB 128. Activities included process control changes due to stacked separator vessels, revising safe charts, operating settings and reconfiguration of pipeline export pumps. He managed a subsea tieback project in which the platform modifications included high pressure vessel redesign, dehydrator expansion, adding a second vapor recovery unit, restaging high pressure and intermediate gas compressors and modifying bulk oil process design. He has been responsible for DOT compliance activities and reporting. This included development and implantation of federal risk programs and smart pigging. Mr. Dokianos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. He is a Professional Engineer in the states of Louisiana and New Mexico, and holds a General and Commercial Contractor License in the State of New Mexico.  

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Robert Fanning

Mr. Robert Fanning is an instructor and consultant for John M. Campbell and Company. He held various Process Engineering and Management positions in his 26 years with Mobil. His background includes general oilfield facilities, water flood facilities, CO 2 flood facilities, NGL recovery, and extensive experience in LNG. Mr. Fanning was on the Board of the Permian Basin Chapter of the GPA for several years and is a past President of the chapter. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wyoming and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.  

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John Farrah

Mr. John Farrah is an instructor and consultant for John M Campbell & Company. He has more than 40 years of chemical production, power production, gas processing and process engineering experience. He works as a Gas Processing and Chemical Production Safety Consultant, who has proven strengths in the areas of planning, problem solving and team building, combined with attention to detail. He also has extensive knowledge in the field of safety. Mr. Farrah is a Fellow Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, and served As Chairman for the Coastal Bend Section of AIChE. He has acted as Team Leader to update and publish the Gas Processor's Association Gas "Plant Safety Checklist" and served as Safety representative for Marathon on the GPA Safety Committee for 10 years. Mr. Farrah published and presented a paper on "Conversion of Boilers to Oil Firing" to the Mexican Chemical Engineering Society (IMIQ) in Mexico City. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

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Alan Foster

Mr. Alan Foster is an instructor and consultant for John M. Campbell and Company; he is based in the UK.  He spent 25 years with Petrolite Corporation and Baker Petrolite, involved in oilfield and refinery operational problems and their resolution by chemical treatment programs. He has developed and taught courses on oilfield water treatment and oilfield corrosion control, since 1978. Other courses included oil demulsification, paraffin and asphaltenes, oilfield microbiology (and MIC) and refinery technology. He was also qualified by the original training company in its field, to teach their project management course. For 25 years, Mr. Foster was a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and reached Fellowship status in the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He received his B.S. in Applied Chemistry from Portsmouth Polytechnic (UK) and his MBA from Leeds University.  

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Ron Frend

Mr. Ron Frend has almost forty years of engineering, consulting and management experience starting his career with Shell Tankers (UK) as an engineer officer cadet through to chief engineer, then taking up a maintenance engineering position in Oman rising to a senior management position in Shell International (Middle East) before opening an engineering consultancy in 1989.  His entire career has been concerned with practical applications of maintenance, operations and engineering.  Ron is experienced in a variety of engineering and maintenance analytical techniques as well as possessing management skills suitable to an engineering consultancy and a large multi-national corporation.  Highlights of Ron’s career include centrifugal compressor optimization of surge control systems, introduction of enveloped demodulation vibration analysis techniques and development of a methodology to calculate U and R values based on infrared thermal imaging measurements.  Ron is currently based in Blackpool, England where he is managing director of his own consultancy.  He is a registered engineer with a M.Sc. from Huddersfield University in England as well as being a certified Chief Engineer Officer (marine). 

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Yehoshua [Josh] Gilad, P.E.

Mr. Y. Gilad [Josh] has forty years of domestic and international experience and is now a consultant for John M. Campbell Consulting. Most of his experience has been in the engineering, analysis, inspection, troubleshooting, forensic investigation and expert witness for marine liquid bulk terminals for oil [crude, products] and gas [LNG, LPG), cargo handling and storage facilities, prime movers, piping and pipelines. His experience includes pipeline flow and hydraulic transient analysis, pipe stress analysis, pipeline on-bottom stability, pipeline integrity & fitness for service assessment. Throughout his years with Brown & Root [now KBR], Han-Padron Associates [now CH2M-Hill], and as an independent consultant, Mr. Gilad has been involved in the design and installation of numerous single point mooring [SPM] systems and other offshore petroleum terminals, fixed-berth and offshore cargo transfer systems, oil and gas pipelines, Pipeline End Manifolds [PLEMs], pig launching/receiving and oil storage facilities. Mr. Gilad holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the Technion, Haifa and is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of TX, NY and CA. He is one of the original authors of the California State MOTEMS, and presently a member of PIANC working group, WG153, that is developing recommendations for the design of marine oil terminals.  

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Jim Gross

James (Jim) Gross has over thirty five years of engineering and construction experience in pipeline and process plant work. He retired from Shell Oil Company in 1999 and has continued working on pipeline and plant operations and construction projects. Jim has completed design engineering, estimating, permitting, right-of-way acquisition, material specification/ordering, construction management, and startup work for projects in overland and wetland environments. He has been working on carbon dioxide production and tertiary recovery projects since 1980. Jim has provided expert witness testimony in several lawsuits. Mr. Gross holds a BS in Civil Engineering and is a registered engineer in the state of Texas.

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Gerard J. Hageman

Mr. Hageman is based in The Hague (The Netherlands), where he settled recently after having roamed the world for 33 years in the downstream oil and gas-business (including LNG). He started his career with the Gulf-Oil refinery in The Netherlands as process engineer. After which he joined Shell for 29 years. During his career Mr. Hageman has been working in numerous countries (ranging from Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, the UK , Denmark and of course The Netherlands) and has been responsible for Process Engineering, Design, Operation, Start-up, Process Safety (Integrity), Interface management, Change processes, Competency assurance and training. He holds a masters degree in Chemical engineering, of Twente University in The Netherlands.  

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David Hairston

Mr. David Hairston has been a consultant and instructor with John M. Campbell for over 7 years.  He has over 38 years of experience in oil and gas pipeline systems, project and construction management, engineering and design, construction and material logistics, and executive management for oil and gas facilities. Project experience includes pipeline transportation and production facilities, both onshore and offshore, offshore structures, training, and construction operations. Worldwide project and construction management experience at all levels includes grass-roots gathering, processing, and transmission pipeline systems with a capital cost of over USD$ 2.5 billion. Specialized technical expertise includes river and special obstacle crossings using open-cut, bridging and directional drilling methods; offshore construction and logistics planning and operations. Mr. Hairston has been published in ASCE Magazine, Proceedings of Marine Technology, Proceedings of several industry Pipeline Conferences, and the Oil and Gas Journal. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Civil Engineering for the University of Houston. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in several U.S. states.  

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Richard Haun

Mr. Richard Haun is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas with 43 years of experience performing and leading design/development/analysis efforts for subsea pipelines, subsea umbilical/pipeline structures, installation engineering.  He developed and was awarded patents in both international and US domestic filings. Patents include deepwater floating vessels/low motion FPSO’s, steel catenary top connectors, subsea flying lead deployment systems, mooring and lifting fittings and cryogenic pipeline system connections. He developed mechanical and hydraulic components for naval nuclear submarines, drilling equipment, down-hole and topside wells and offshore pipeline installation equipment including riser support systems, ROV operated launcher/receivers for the recent BP containment in the GOM. He developed specialized computer software programs including synthetic storm generation, 3D pipeline seabed stability analysis, pipeline riser expansion growth analysis, seabed span analysis, riser dynamic analysis, static and dynamic general finite beam element analysis, pipeline flow analysis programs including molar gas analysis, multi-phase flow, network time domain transient analysis, including time domain simulation routines for offshore vessels.  A Penn State graduate, Mr. Haun continues to expand his background and depth of understanding with continued development of prototypes in various areas.

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Bob Hlozek

Mr. Bob Hlozek PE, is an instructor/consultant for John M. Campbell & Co. He has over 40 years of technical experience in the Oil & Gas, Refining, Petrochemicals, and Specialty Chemicals Industries. His extensive background includes process engineering, design and equipment sizing, product development, plant startups, economic evaluations, technical management, business development, and operations, sales, and marketing support. He retired from Dow Chemical Company after 19 years. Prior to Dow, Bob worked for ICI America, Celanese, Northern Natural Gas (Enron), Production Operators (Schlumberger), and several E/C firms. Bob's expertise is in natural gas processing specializing in sour gas removal, sulfur recovery, and amine solvent technology. He has been involved with many amine plant startups including field troubleshooting of over 100 global plants. Bob has a BSCHE from Texas A&M with graduate studies toward MBA at Univ. of Delaware.  

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Frank Hopf

Mr. Frank Hopf has 35 years of experience in engineering and management of energy transportation and distribution facilities for crude oil, refined products, petrochemicals and LNG.  He also has seven years pursuing a Ph.D. in geography where he conducted research in engineering geomorphology, GIS and remote sensing, hazard analysis, and the relationship of science and public policy development.  During his 31 years with Shell Oil Company and affiliated companies, he managed engineering, construction and operations for pipelines and terminals in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, Montana, California, New Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana and Washington.  He also served on the board of directors of several major joint interest pipeline systems.  Mr. Hopf concluded his career with Shell in the implementation of an SAP based supply chain management system for the pipeline organization. He accepted a graduate assistantship to pursue a Ph.D. in geography, completing his dissertation on the risk of levee failures in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the impacts of the assessment of risk on public policy formation.  He also studied engineering geomorphology, fluvial and coastal geomorphology, and GIS/remote sensing applications to the energy transportation and distribution industries.  He has taught large courses (excess of 300 students) at Texas A&M University.  Mr. Hopf was awarded his Ph.D. in December of 2011. He is a registered Civil Engineer in Texas.  

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Robert A. Hubbard

Mr. Hubbard is based in Norman, Oklahoma with over 40 years of experience in oil and gas facilities, worldwide. Mr. Hubbard is president of John M. Campbell & Co., a position he has held since 2010. In 2009 he retired from the University of Oklahoma where he taught courses and directed a master's program in Natural Gas Engineering and Management in the Petroleum and Geological Engineering Dept. From 1980-2002 he worked for John M. Campbell & Company where he held various management positions and provided training and consulting services to several international oil and gas companies. He also worked for Texaco from 1972-1980, where he held engineering and management positions. Mr. Hubbard is a member of SPE and GPSA, he has chaired the SPE Facility Engineering Committee and is program chair of the Oklahoma City SPE Section. He is currently a member of the SPE Project, Facilities and Construction Advisory Committee. He has published several papers in the area of gas processing and facilities design. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University (1971), and an MBA from Tulane University (1978).  

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Frank Jarrett

Mr. Frank Jarrett is an instructor and senior engineer for John M. Campbell & Company. He has 37 years of experience in the natural gas processing industry. Mr. Jarrett has a background that covers natural gas liquids recovery, natural gas liquefaction, nitrogen rejection and recovery of helium from natural gas, acid gas removal, product distillation, dehydration, relief system design and evaluation, CO2 pipeline and compression, plant utilities and support systems. He is a registered professional Engineer in the state of Colorado and has served on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Gas Processors Association. Mr. Jarrett received a B.Sc. in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.  

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John Kanengieter

Mr. John Kanengieter specializes in executive coaching and working with teams in challenging work systems. His work with leaders in a consulting and executive coaching relationship is augmented by his expertise gained from 20 years in the field of experiential education and leadership development. His practice includes international work with clients as individuals, teams, and large organizations. John is a principle trainer contracted by NASA to work with Space Shuttle Crews in the dynamics of teamwork and leadership on extended space expeditions and worked closely with the Columbia Shuttle Crew. He also works on leadership development with the U.S Naval Academy, the Wharton School of Business and Wildland Forest Fire Crews.  As a skilled facilitator of groups, John has aided numerous organizations in strategic planning, product development, and risk assessment. He holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Executive Coaching and Consulting in Organizations from the Leadership Institute of Seattle, Bastyr University.  

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Baard Kaasa

Mr. Baard Kaasa has 15 years of experience from the oil industry, primarily working with scale chemistry, gas processing and glycol systems. Mr. Kaasa started in Statoil in 1998 as a production engineer at the Åsgard field, responsible for well testing and production optimization. In 2003 he started as  researcher at the Statoil research center, working with scale formation, gas processing, MEG (glycol) systems and thermodynamics and from 2011 he held the position as specialist in gas production systems. In 2012 Mr. Kaasa left Statoil and founded Scale Consult  where he provides consultancy services within the areas of scale prediction, water chemistry, PVT, hydrate formation, MEG systems and thermodynamics. Mr. Kaasa has developed and though several courses in the areas of water chemistry, scale prediction, PVT and thermodynamics. He has also developed the commercial scale prediction software MultiScale®. He holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is based in Norway.

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Richard Kelley

Mr. Richard Kelley has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas exploration / production industry and is currently a consultant to John M. Campbell Consulting. He held a variety of leadership roles for BP and Amoco in oil and gas developments in Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas and Oklahoma and internationally in Egypt, Algeria and Indonesia.  His assignments included natural gas processing plants (NGL and LNG), enhanced oil recovery (CO2 miscible and waterflood) and onshore / offshore primary separation, compression and pipeline facilities projects.  Mr. Kelley’s core areas of expertise are integration of multi-discipline technical, HSE, operations and commercial project teams to achieve comprehensive assessment of projects at the concept through FEED stages; owner’s representative during detailed engineering design and on-site construction management; preparation, negotiation and administration of engineering, construction, operation and utility contracts.  He has also provided deposition and court testimony as the owner’s representative in two U.S. natural gas royalty cases and one International Chamber of Commerce EPC contract arbitration.  Mr. Kelley holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and is a member of AIChE.  

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Bill Keeter

Bill Keeter joined Allied Reliability in 2006 after serving as President of BK Reliability Engineers, Inc. where he provided training and facilitation services to help facilities improve asset performance using Weibull Analysis, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Availability Simulation, and Life Cycle Cost Analysis. Mr. Keeter has over 25 years of experience in Maintenance Engineering and Management. He has successfully implemented maintenance improvement programs in a variety of manufacturing and production facilities. His experience includes maintenance leadership positions in the US Military, the nuclear industry, chemicals, paper converting, and plastic film manufacturing. He has provided training and reliability consulting services to petroleum, process, mining, and defense industries in the United States, Mid-East, and Europe. He has developed competency maps for Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Engineering for the PetroSkills® program. Mr. Keeter has published articles in a variety of internationally recognized maintenance publications and has presented papers on the practical application of Weibull Analysis at several internationally attended Maintenance and Reliability Conferences. He is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional with the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Certifying Organization. He also holds degrees in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering.  

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Dale Kraus

Mr. Dale Kraus is an Instructor and a Consultant for John M. Campbell & Co. He worked for various E & P Companies for 21 years in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry with a growth of progressive responsibility from staff to management positions, where he has obtained a sound basis in Facility/Processing Engineering and Field Operations in Oil and Gas Production. Since then, he has been providing Consulting Services to the Upstream Industry doing Project Management, Process Troubleshooting and Training. Mr. Kraus is a member of A.P.P.E.G.A and the Canadian Gas Processors Association. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.  

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Jimmy Kumana

Mr. Kumana has over 40 years of experience covering almost the entire gamut of chemical engineering functions – from conceptual process design, FEED engineering, project management, and plant startup to business management, sales/marketing, and consulting – having worked for Owner/Operators, EPC companies, ChE software companies, Training companies, and Consulting firms.  Although his experience spans several chemical process industries, the main focus has been on the oil and gas industry sector – ranging from upstream/midstream O&G production, to downstream gas processing and oil refining.  For the past 25 years his area of special interest has been minimizing energy & water consumption per unit of production, with typical savings in the range of 15-30% at paybacks of less than 5 years, using process integration techniques centered around Pinch Analysis.  He is an internationally recognized expert in this field, with 60 technical papers published, and having worked or consulted for major oil/chemical industry leaders such as Saudi Aramco, PetroChina, Pemex, SABIC, SASOL, Dupont, Monsanto, and Union Carbide (now Dow). He has also provided energy consulting services to the US Dept of Energy, Natural Resources Canada, and the World Bank. He holds an MS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a B Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.  He is an active member of AIChE, and an avid tennis player.  

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Perry Lovelace

Mr. Perry Lovelace is the Director for John M. Campbell and Co., a PetroSkills member. Mr. Lovelace specializes in Maintenance Management and Competency-based Training Programs and has over 25 years experience in industrial training and consulting. After graduate studies, he worked for a large consulting mechanical/electrical engineering firm applying rigorous systems analysis to industrial facility design and construction. He has dedicated his career to providing high quality learning experiences, keeping in tune with the changing economic and technological environment, especially as applied to long-term facilities and equipment management. He has assisted many organizations through on-site consultation and training. Clients include industrial and utility organizations of different types and sizes in the United States, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Trinidad/Tobago, UK and Mexico. An engaging and popular speaker/facilitator, Mr. Lovelace continually receives high marks from participants. A certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Mr. Lovelace also holds a B.S. in Science Education and an M.S. in Botany from the University of Oklahoma, with pre-doctoral studies in Plant Ecology at the University of California.  

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Ken Lunsford

Mr. Ken Lunsford has more than 33 years of experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, including management of major upstream and downstream capital projects. He has worked on onshore and offshore facilities in domestic and international locations. Mr. Lunsford has led technical and project management teams in Texas, Oklahoma, Norway and the Middle East and is recently retired from ConocoPhillips. He has diverse experience in plant maintenance, engineering management, early phase project management and project controls. He has led several project management process improvement teams and has been responsible for developing processes, procedures and training for early project phases, project controls, contracting, risk management and technical reviews and assists. Mr. Lunsford is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  

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Harvey Malino

Mr. Harvey Malino is an Instructor and Consultant for John M. Campbell and Company. He has more than 35 years of experience in the Chemical and Hydrocarbon Processing Industries. During his 28 years with Union Carbide Corporation/UOP, he held both technical and commercial positions. These included: Molecular Sieve Technical Manager- Design and Field Service; Licensing Manager for the Ethylene Oxide business; Area Sales and Marketing Manager for Southeast Asia; Business Manager for the Gas Processing Business Group; and, World Wide Sales Manager for the Gas Processing Business Group. Mr. Malino has lived and worked in New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Singapore, Chicago and Charleston SC.   He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New Hampshire and is a Senior Member of the Advisory Board of the Laurence Reid Gas Conditioning Conference in Norman, OK.  Mr. Malino earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York and an M.B.A from Pace University in New York.  

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Andrea Mangiavacchi

Dr. Andrea Mangiavacchi is a consultant in the Offshore Division.A free-lance independent consultant since 2001, Andrea is currently involved in international deep-water offshore projects on behalf of major oil and gas operators. As technical liaison member between API and ISO committees, he is also actively involved in the development of US and international standards for offshore structures. After an early academic career with the University of Rome, Italy and with Rice University in Houston, Andrea joined Brown & Root (today KBR), where over the next 25 years he was involved in a number of major international offshore oil and gas projects (Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, South America, West Africa, Asia-Pacific). He also held a number of corporate positions in the area of deep water technology, fixed and floating offshore structures and engineering systems. Andrea has extensive experience in conceptual field development projects, structural analysis and design, hydrodynamics, naval architecture, Computer Aided Engineering and Design. Andrea holds a M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, both from the University of Rome. He has authored or co-authored over 30 technical papers, and holds two patents. Since 2008, he has been an instructor with JM Campbell Training, delivering a number of offshore and subsea courses, both public and in-house, in a variety of international locations (UK, USA, Spain, Nigeria, Angola, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Argentina, Venezuela).  

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Bob Markway

Mr. Bob Markway has 38 years of experience in offshore E&P Engineering, Operations and Research management with a focus on deepwater developments. During his 31 year career with Shell Oil Company, he managed engineering and operations groups addressing drilling, production and construction in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana. This included lead responsibilities in the design, construction, staffing, operations and surface / subsurface engineering for Shell Deepwater’s second generation of Tension Leg Platforms including Mars, Ram Powell and Brutus (including satellite subsea developments). The multi billion dollar Mars program involved leading an organization engaged in simultaneous drilling, producing, processing and major facility expansion construction operations. He established and led Shell’s US HSE network for a decade as a part time responsibility. Mr. Markway graduated from LSU with a BS in Petroleum Engineering in 1973. Since retirement he has consulted for Shell, as well as other deepwater GOM operators and service providers in the areas of technical support, organization design, safety, and controlling document systems.

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James McCuish

Mr. James McCuish is a former member of BP Amoco’s Integrated Business Modeling Team.  He has served in Worldwide Operations in Management, Strategic & Supervisory roles in Oil & Gas businesses for almost 40 years. James has managed overseas Operations in Australia, Netherlands, Spain, and Gabon. He served 6 years as world-wide Chief Drilling Engineer. He was seconded to a joint Major Oil Company / McKinsey task force to develop their global E&P Technology Strategy. Now he practices Project Management, Project Strategy Planning & Modeling, Organization Development, Value Engineering / Analysis, Decision Management / Analyses and Project Management.  He has conducted Project Management coaching and Strategic Decision & VE/VIP Studies in Oil Refining, Chemicals and Exploration / Production Sectors, Pipeline Operations  & Manufacturing Industries. For multiple clients, across Oil Refining, Chemicals, and E&P Sector, he has delivered Certified Decision Technologies, Project Management, Stage / Gate Project Investment Analyses, Certified Value Engineering Studies & Peer Reviews and Construction Industry Value Improving Practices workshops in operations in USA, UK, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Egypt, Argentina, UAE, Trinidad, Venezuela, France, Italy, & Singapore. Additionally James has served in Management and Operations capacities in Darwin, Gabon, Nigeria, Oman, Indonesia and Denmark.  

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Kevin McLaughlin

Mr. Kevin McLaughlin is based in the UK. Mr. McLaughlin worked in the UK Chemical industry for 20 years prior to moving into the oil and gas production industry, where he has worked for 20 more years. He has specialized knowledge and experience in water treatment associated with oil and gas production systems. For more than 15 years he was manager of a group of technical specialists for a major Production Chemical Manufacturing company: with additional responsibility for product development, management and application in oil and gas production systems. He has traveled extensively to onshore and offshore locations throughout the Eastern Hemisphere solving water treatment and separation problems. Mr. McLaughlin has developed and taught courses on oilfield water treatment since 1990. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK.  

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Yuv Mehra

About 40 years of invaluable, hands-on practical, process engineering experience related to processing of hydrocarbons (natural gas, refining and petrochemicals) from the standpoints of major owner/operating as well as E&C companies. An inventor (28 U.S. Patents) and a licensed professional engineer (California & Texas), retired from Saudi Aramco in December 2011 as Gas and Light-ends Process Engineering Consultant in the Process & Control Systems Department. During 2003–04, Yuv contributed to Saudi Aramco as General Supervisor for the Upstream Process Engineering Division. Yuv is an Alumnus of the Saudi Aramco Leadership Forum. Yuv chaired the development of Section 14 - Refrigeration for the GPSA Engineering Data Book.
Yuv focuses on identifying value-oriented opportunities, effectively communicating and following through assignments to conclusion. He has demonstrated his vast process engineering knowledge of the entire hydrocarbon value chain: oil & gas production - processing - refining - petrochemicals. His results-oriented effectiveness in process optimization, front-end engineering, project evaluations, troubleshooting, development of engineering standards, expert witnessing, assessment of intellectual property including marketability, development and offering topical courses, and integration of refining & petrochemicals is recognized industry wide.
 

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Mahmood Moshfeghian

Dr. Mahmood Moshfeghian is an instructor and consultant with John M Campbell and Company (JMC). He is the author of most of Campbell Tips of the Month and develops technical software for JMC. He has 35 years teaching experience in universities (Oklahoma State University, University of Shiraz, University of Sydney and University of Qatar) as well as for oil and gas industries. Dr. Moshfeghian joined JMC in 1990 as a part time consultant and then as full time instructor/consultant in 2005. Previous to joining JMC, Dr. Moshfeghian was a Senior Research Scientist at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University. Dr. Moshfeghian is a senior member of AIChE and has published numerous technical papers on thermodynamic properties, and Process Engineering. Dr. Moshfeghian has presented invited papers in international conferences. He holds a B.S., an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, all from Oklahoma State University.  

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Ralph Nuemann

Mr. Ralph Neumann has gained experience in Oil and Gas Production, Natural Gas Processing, Specialty Fractionation, and Pipelines and Gathering Systems throughout his extensive career. Responsibilities have included the development of conceptual and detailed designs, multi-discipline project supervision, economic feasibility studies, consulting, and a variety of field services including pre-commissioning, startup, training, and troubleshooting. He has also been responsible for project development, management of engineering (including safety and environmental), and management of field operations for a large midstream natural gas processing company. Most recently, he has been involved in the implementation of several shale gas and tight gas facility development projects. He has authored and presented technical papers to the AIChE (dynamic simulation), the Gas Processors Association (nitrogen rejection facilities, gas plant operations management, gas and NGL treating), and the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference (dehydration and amine treating). Mr. Neumann received his baccalaureate and master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas.  

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Paul Pendergraft

Paul Pendergraft has a Masters of Chemical Engineering degree from Oklahoma State University and worked for over 30 years with BP and its predecessor Amoco Production Company in gas processing.  He worked three different times at Amoco’s Tulsa Research Center, primarily in the areas of sour gas processing and sulfur recovery, and has twelve patents.  He served for many years as the technical contact for the BP/Amoco Sulfur Recovery Technology.  He also did research on gas separation membranes.  He served in Operations, working with both sweet and sour gas plants, and in Plant Projects.  He has worked in both offshore and onshore separation and processing, and served for a time as the leader of BP’s Upstream Processing Network.  His primary areas of expertise include project Appraise and Select stage engineering and operations troubleshooting and optimization, especially sulfur recovery units.  

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Dennis Perry

Mr. Dennis Perry has been working in the automation, electrical and instrumentation design business for many years. His work experience includes working in the aerospace industry as an analog circuit designer, working in the electronic instrument manufacturing business as production engineering manager, and working for a major oil and gas company as a division automation supervisor and later as a staff engineer in the central, Upstream Technology group. He has also worked for an instrument manufacturer as service manager and for an engineering construction company as an instrument/electrical engineer. Mr. Perry published a paper on Multiphase measurement fall 1998 SPE, co-authored a paper for ASME/ETCE 2000 on value of well test accuracy, presented at the Acadiana Flow measurement workshop, and co-authored a paper on heavy oil multiphase measurement with Intevep of Venezuela. Mr. Perry graduated from Louisiana Tech with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering.  

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Peter Reeves

Mr. Peter Reeves is an instructor and consultant for John M. Campbell & Company. He has over [22] years experience, 17 years of which is in Oil and Gas Processing and LNG. Particular areas of expertise include: Integrated Production Modeling, gas processing; LPG / condensate recovery from gas; NGL fractionation and storage; process optimization; LNG; heavy oil processing; field development planning, including high level cost estimating and scheduling; steady state and dynamic process simulation; and plant operations. Mr. Reeves is a member of several professional societies. These memberships include IChemE, SPE, and Gas Processors Association. Mr. Reeves has experience both as a Contractor/Consultant and in an Operating Company environment. His design experience ranges from field development/ concept screening studies to front end engineering, dynamic simulation studies and detailed design. Operations experience includes plant troubleshooting, performance monitoring, process optimization, energy efficiency improvements and process development / improvement. Mr. Reeves received his B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

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George Rodenbusch

Dr. Rodenbusch has more than 32 years of experience in the engineering and management of deepwater offshore oil and gas developments. He started his career working in R&D where he developed tools for the estimation of loads on offshore platforms induced by wind, wave and current during severe storms.  He then joined a Marine Systems Engineering group, which was formed to develop concepts for the development of deepwater fields in the Gulf of Mexico. He has led the global analysis group supporting the design of the Auger Tension Leg Platform that would move the record water depth for offshore production from 410m to 870m. In addition to design activities, he spent several years working on various technical problems involving hydrodynamic and hydroelastic design of offshore platforms. He has provided development planning support to operating companies around the globe in selecting systems for the development of deepwater offshore fields. He spent several years as an Engineering Manager supervising a group responsible for the design of floating systems, risers, mooring systems and foundations for deepwater development systems worldwide. He was active in the API Offshore Structures subcommittee, which established and maintained key standards for offshore engineering, chairing that group for several years.  He was appointed as a Global Technical Expert in Offshore Structure Engineering in recognition of technical expertise and global contribution and was later named the Global Discipline Head for Offshore Engineering. He holds a BS and MME in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and a PhD in Oceanographic Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and is a member of ASME.  

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John Ruser

Over 36 years experience as a Civil Engineer engaged in many aspects of offshore oil exploration and development. Much of this experience dealt with developing new technology for offshore exploration and production systems in Arctic areas. Primary focus areas have included technology research, engineering design, and supervision of engineers and consultants. Served as individual contributor in other areas of the business. Strong technically and have been described as having an ability to examine the overall aspects of a large complicated problem, to understand the important variables in the problem and to present the effects of these variables in a way that is easily understood by all. Excellent computer skills with commercial software and capable of developing own software for special applications.  

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Ahmad Shariat

Dr. Ahmad Shariat is a consultant with CCPS with over 40 years of experience in teaching and research in the field of chemical engineering mainly in teaching, software development, and distillation. He received his Ph.D. from LSU in Baton Rouge in Chemical Engineering with minor in Petroleum Engineering in 1971. He joined the department of Chemical Engineering of Shiraz University in Iran in 1972 and became the chairman of the department in 1975. He started working in the field of distillation as a visiting professor in Oklahoma State University in 1977. In 1984 he joined Chemical Engineering Consultants (CEC) and developed the first set of software for Campbell Petroleum Series books. He joined Fractionation Research, Inc. (FRI) in 1990, just three month before FRI relocated to Stillwater. His major responsibilities include development and update of FRI Rating Programs, conducting experimental tests and development of correlations to be in design of distillation columns and rating of trays and packing. He has been involved in training FRI member companies in how to use the rating programs, as well as writing technical manual for dualflow trays design and rating.

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John Sheffield

Mr. John A. Sheffield is a Senior Manager with M W Kellogg Ltd. a major UK E&C Company for more than 16 years. John was the manager of the Process Engineering Department, Project Manager for development of LNG projects for export and import terminals and Commercial Vice President with responsibilities for key clients and projects. He helped develop projects for LNG facilities in the UK, China, Norway, Egypt, Germany and Australia and the development of LNG offshore technology for the Azure Project an EU funded project. With John M Campbell & Co. John is an Instructor/Consultant presenting short courses on the LNG business and technologies on both an In-house and public basis in venues around the world. He also practices as a consultant, assisting companies with development of both LNG export and reception terminals and is currently active with major LNG projects in Europe and Far East Asia. John graduated from UC London with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He has served on the Management Committee of the European GPA for more than 12 years and chairs the GPA Europe LNG working party.  

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David Simpson

Mr. David Simpson has 31 years of experience in Oil & Gas and is currently the Proprietor and Principal Engineer of MuleShoe Engineering.  Based in the San Juan Basin of Northern New Mexico, MuleShoe Engineering addresses issues in Coalbed Methane, Low Pressure Operations, Gas Compression, Gas Measurement, Field Construction, Gas Well Deliquification, and Produced Water Management.  Prior to forming MuleShoe Engineering, Mr. Simpson was a Facilities Engineer for Amoco and BP for 23 years.  A Professional Engineer with his Master’s degree, David has had numerous articles published in professional journals, has contributed a chapter on CBM to the 2nd edition of Gas Well Deliquification, by Dr. James Lea, et al.  He is a regular contributor to various conferences on Deliquification, CBM, and Low Pressure Operations.  He holds a BSIM from the University of Arkansas and an MSME from University of Colorado.  

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Donald R. Smith

Mr. Donald R. Smith has over 40 years of experience in the field of engineering services, specializing in the analysis of vibration, pulsation, and noise problems with both rotating and reciprocating equipment at locations throughout the world.  He is one of the original founders and the past president of Engineering Dynamics Incorporated.  Prior to forming EDI, he worked at Southwest Research Institute for 15 years as a Senior Research Scientist, where he performed similar analyses.   He has conducted field tests on equipment on offshore platforms, FPSOs, and in natural gas, chemical, petroleum, and power (fossil and nuclear) plants.  These investigations were often combined with computer modeling of the system in an effort to define a solution to particular vibration problems.  These investigations also included the associated piping, foundation, and structural elements.  He has authored and presented many technical papers presenting diagnosis techniques and solutions of vibration-induced failures in pumps and compressors.  He has also served as an expert witness in lawsuits in the U.S., Canada, and England.  He was one of the primary instructors at the annual EDI Seminar.   Mr. Smith received his B.S. degree (Physics, 1969) from Trinity University.  He is a member of ASME, the Vibration Institute, and a previous member of the Texas A&M Turbomachinery Advisory Committee.  

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Kindra Snow-McGregor

Mrs. Kindra Snow-McGregor is an instructor and consultant for John M Campbell and Company. She has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining from the Colorado School of Mines, and over 13 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry.  Particular areas of expertise include: gas treating (amine and dehydration), gas processing, LPG / condensate recovery from gas, NGL fractionation and storage, process optimization, sulfur handling, and process safety.  Prior to joining John M. Campbell and Company in 2008, she served in management and lead process engineering roles in the oil and gas engineering, procurement and construction business.  She has managed and served on significant projects in the industry for clients such as BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Occidental, QatarGas and XTO. She has been actively involved in industry groups for many years, such as the Gas Processors Association, and the Rocky Mountain Gas Processors Association (RMGPA). Currently she is on the GPA Technical Research Committee, Sub-Group 2, and is a RMGPA scholarship committee member.  She has published seven technical papers at international conferences, and is a co-inventor on two technology patents in the gas processing industry.  

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Ken Stamper

Mr. Ken Stamper has more than 35 years of diverse experience in the energy industry, including 10 years with Phillips Petroleum Company, were he served as Chief Environmental Engineer.  During his tenure with Phillips he helped resolve environmental compliance issues at operating facilities; in Texas, California, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah.  He has expertise in the areas of: waste characterization, real-time gas analysis, fuel/engine systems, and sulfur treating/recovery.  He has developed strategies and technology to support alternatives to EPA’s mechanical integrity tests for produced water injection wells, and advanced sulfur recovery processes.  Mr. Stamper has authored or co-authored numerous technical papers, and he is the co-inventor on two U.S. patents.  He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee. 

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Ken Sumner

Mr. Ken Sumner has been a registered professional metallurgical engineer since 1972.  He has BS Met Engr, MS Met Engr, and PhD Met Engr degrees.  He retired from Marathon Oil Company in 1999, and has been a consultant engineer continuously since that time.  His experience is with materials selection, corrosion engineering, welding and failure analysis of oil and gas facilities, both onshore and offshore.  He has extensive experience with selection of materials for pipelines, particularly deep water. Ken also selects materials for refineries and offshore processing facilities.

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David A. Tenhoor

Mr. David A. Tenhoor, CPIM is an instructor in the field of Supply Chain Management for PetroSkills/John M. Campbell & Company. He has been consulting and teaching APICS (The Association for Operations Management) CPIM certification courses since 2005. He has taught in many different industries from chemical processing to discrete manufacturing. Companies include BASF, National Oil well Varco, Halliburton, ExxonMobil Chemical and Cameron. David brings a well-rounded package of industry experience to PetroSkills/JMC. He has held positions in Inventory Control, Manufacturing Management, Strategic Sourcing and Transportation/Distribution Management. He also has experience in Finance and Product Development. David received his undergraduate degree in Geology from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. He is a member of the Houston Chapter of APICS and served two terms on the Board of Directors as Treasurer.  

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Buck Titsworth

Mr. Buck Titsworth is a Senior Project Manager with CCPS.  His experience includes over 40 years with major international operating and service companies in worldwide oil and gas production/process engineering, project execution, and business planning.  Specific experience includes:  upstream projects (Middle East - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait); oil & gas pipeline and production facilities projects (South America, the Far East, FSU, Austral-Asia); FPSO/mobile system development projects (Canada, Asia-Pacific, West Africa); refining projects (USA and eastern Europe); and global business/strategic planning for the engineering and construction industry.  Assignments have included establishing joint ventures and/or new offices in Vietnam, Pakistan, Nigeria, Australia, Canada, and Holland. Mr. Titsworth has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, and is a registered professional engineer in four states.  

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Jim Vinson

Mr. Jim Vinson has over 38 years of experience in project and operations management, business development, sales, and training and consulting. He has lived and worked in various worldwide locations, including Holland, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and South America. Mr. Vinson has held various management positions in the energy and power industry which include heavy equipment pre-commissioning, commissioning, and startup plus de-commissioning and decontamination.  Also, he specialized in routine and emergency maintenance shutdown services, and specialty chemical cleaning services and products. His various responsibilities included liaison and consulting work between clients, owners, operators, and engineering-procurement-construction companies on numerous large heavy industrial projects: electric power plants, desalination plants, refineries, various petrochemical plants, fertilizer and methanol plants, polyethylene and polypropylene plants, as well as GOSP, GTL, LNG and NGL plants. Mr. Vinson received baccalaureate degrees in Chemistry from Cameron University and the University of Oklahoma, followed by advanced degrees at OU and OSU.  

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Stuart Watson

Mr. Stuart Watson has over 15 years of experience in oil and gas processing. His experience has taken him to facilities around the world in regions including Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the USA. Mr. Watson graduated with honors in 1996 from Curtin University, Perth, Australia with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he worked in Perth, Australia supporting Woodside’s offshore facilities. In January, 2000 Stuart accepted a position with Pearl Development Company of Colorado where he worked over the next eight years at many of the gas production and processing facilities in the western US. His work included Expansions for Unocal Alaska, Facilities engineering at the El Paso Field Service’s 650MMscfd “Chaco Plant” and various other projects in Colorado and Wyoming. In 2008, he oversaw and commissioned a 92MMscfd amine sweetening and cryogenic NGL train for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (U.A.E.). Thereafter, he started his own engineering consultancy supporting both mechanical and process disciplines. Stuart began instructing for John M. Campbell in January 2009 with piping and rotating equipment disciplines and supports JMC Consulting services in an array of process startup and engineering design roles.  

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Leonard Wegman

Mr. Leonard Wegman lives in Riverton, Wyoming and is an Operator Trainer for John M. Campbell & Company and a consultant for CCPS.  He has 25 years ofexperience with the Amoco Production Company and Burlington Resources in oil and gas production and as an operator in sour gas plants.  He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

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Peter Williams

Mr. Peter Williams is an Instructor/Consultant with over 35 years of industrial experience, most of which were in oil and gas processing. His experience includes plant process engineering, operations supervision, project development and business case definition, project technical support, plant engineering management, membrane applications in gas processing, and internal consulting, primarily with Saudi Aramco. Canadian experience includes plant engineering in phosphorus production, heavy water, and bitumen upgrading, and project engineering. He also has experience with benchmarking, implementation of a safety management system, and the application of lean six sigma methods to engineering management. He has Masters Degrees in chemical engineering and in economics, is a Professional Engineer in Alberta, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.  

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Wes Wright

Mr. Wes Wright has 29 years experience in oil and gas producing facilities and is currently a consultant and instructor. Mr. Wright began teaching with John M Campbell in 2004 where he has been delivering courses in CO2 Surface Facilities, Oil and Gas Processing and Operator Training world-wide. Prior to joining John M Campbell, Mr. Wright was the lead on-site engineer at the Weyburn CO2 Miscible flood where he was closely involved in the development, design, construction, start-up and operations. Through the 1980’s, Mr. Wright performed contract research at the University of Calgary in Enhanced Oil Recovery, and was a consultant on a wide range of sweet and sour oil and gas projects throughout Western Canada. Mr. Wright graduated in 1983 with a BSc in Engineering from the University of Calgary. He is a Professional Engineer in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada and is a member of the SPE. He has been published in the ASME-OMAE, the CSCE and the IAHR.  

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Clyde Young

Mr. Clyde Young has over 30 years of diverse experience in operations and maintenance of production and processing facilities. Mr. Young has significant experience in development of process safety management systems for gas processing and water/wastewater treatment facilities.  This includes operating procedure development, training program development, process hazards analysis, process safety compliance auditing, vulnerability assessment, emergency planning and mechanical integrity program development. Mr. Young holds a B.S in Social Sciences from the University of Wyoming- Laramie Wyoming.  

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