MR. ALAN P. ROYER has more than 31 years' experience in the oil and gas industry working in the upstream and midstream sectors. For the past 31 years Mr. Royer has held operational, technical and managerial positions. During the first 13 years of his career he worked as an operator for Chevron Canada Resources in their gas processing facilities, and oil/gas gathering systems, located in Northern Alberta. In mid-1990 Mr. Royer left Chevron to attend the University of Alberta where he earned a BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering. Following university, his career took him to the international arena where he spent over 12 years in the Middle East. Initially he worked in Yemen with Canadian Nexen Ltd. where he was responsible for the engineering design of various facilities, including all commissioning and start-up activities. He spent his last 8 years in the Middle East working in Qatar where he held a number of operational and engineering roles supporting the construction and start-up of the LNG Mega Trains, which have a combined production capacity of 77 million tons per annum. Mr. Royer is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Mr. Royer is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta, along with being an active member of the Project Management Institute since 2005.
MR. BUCK TITSWORTH has over 40 years' experience 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.
MR. DANNY VAN SCHIE is a versatile, multilingual, and results-driven chemical engineer (Fellow with the IChemE) with 22 years' successful background in the oil, gas and chemical industry. As responsible manager for the monetization of three offshore oil and gas developments in West Africa, his work entailed management of engineering contractors for wellheads, platforms and flow assurance. He was also responsible for development/selection/design of a deep water FPSO and for the technical content and input to project economics. His core technical proficiencies include LNG (FLNG/FSRU), LPG and synthesis gas applications (ammonia, methanol, GTL, and sour gas processing) from concept stage to completion and operations.
Mr. van Schie was responsible for technical and commercial analysis of LNG opportunities and reporting directly to the head of LNG trading in Geneva. The role involved technical, operational, commercial due diligence on LNG project solutions including logistics and economics, and the conceptualization and engineering of LNG regas and liquefaction projects as part of tender rounds and in-house projects. Project sizes were from 50 to 500 MMSCFD in a global geography. He developed excellent contacts with OEMs, process licensors, shipping companies/ owners, and EPCM contractors.
Managerial experience included small teams of discipline engineers, vendors and external contractors in a variety of disciplines and geography. He efficiently managed, planned and designed a number of local and international projects in addition to upstream and midstream developments; effectively undertook varying engineering modes; conceptual, basic and detailed engineering, construction support, and (pre-) commissioning and production. Projects differ from green field to brownfield expansion. He was responsible for setting out contracting philosophy and implementing strategy for a variety of projects and time managing stakeholders including interface management. Mr. van Schie has contributed to construction, commissioning, and operations of a LPG import facility in Lagos, and has been instrumental in technical negotiations for a bid to supply LPG to two power stations in the US Virgin Islands. He was also Engineering Manager on a winning bid to supply LNG via FSRU to Cyprus. Mr. van Schie annually conducts training courses for LNG, LPG and gas processing.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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