30 Aug, 2018
PetroSkills Adds New Facilities Expertise
We are happy to introduce William (Bill) Finch as one of the newest members joining our facilities instructor team!
Bill Finch is a passionate operations leader for onshore oilfield, gas plant and pipeline operations. He is driven to deliver results through an action bias, is committed to safety and strongly believes in engineering and leadership operational presence in the field or plant. Bill’s strengths include engaging people in the workplace and building competencies. He uses a pragmatic, practical approach to engineering support and work processes. Regarding operational discipline, Bill uses continuous improvement principles that often exceed business goals. His core competencies include a strong process engineering background, leveraging human capacity, operational know-how, building competency, decision making, translating strategy to delivery, system integration, teacher/coach and risk management. Bill is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana, Montana and Texas. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and post graduate work toward a MChE at the University of Houston.
Get to Know Bill Finch
Q: What is your most rewarding career experience?
A: My first assignment as a front line Operations Supervisor, starting up a new 600 MMSCFD cryo plant and deep water multiphase gas gathering system in south Louisiana.
Q: Where is the most interesting place you have worked?
A: By a large margin, the most interesting place I have worked is Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada where the plant takes dirt as feed from the mine and spits out 300,000 barrels a day of dry bitumen (heavy oil). The unique equipment and scale of the Oil Sands make it a fascinating place to work.
Q: What activities or hobbies do you enjoy doing in your free time?
A: I was raised in Montana, so all things outdoors is where I spend my free time - hunting, fishing, backpacking, skiing and these spill over into related hobbies. I also do leather and woodwork.
Finch will be instructing the following courses:
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