1996 – present
Independent Oil & Gas Process Engineering Consultant, Sydney, Australia
Specializing in oil & gas project development, pre-FEED conceptual studies, process design and operation of oil & gas production facilities.  Example assignments: coal seam gas.



1987 to 1996
Bridge Oil Limited Sydney, Australia
Senior Engineering Advisor, reporting to the Production Manager of a medium sized oil & gas exploration and production company. Responsible for design and implementation of over 20 projects to expand and de-bottleneck the company-operated oil & gas production facilities in Queensland. Promoted in 1995 to highest level on technical ladder in recognition of achievements.




1979 to 1987
Independent Process Engineering Consultant/Contractor
Provision of process design services to oil & gas development projects Australia-wide:

  • WMC Petroleum’s South Pepper/North Herald development, WA
  • Hartogen Energy’s Tintaburra crude oil production facilities, QLD
  • C NG transportation study for Electricity Trust of South Australia, SA
  • Woodside’s $340 million NRA platform pile strengthening project, WA
  • Wesfarmer’s Kwinana LPG Extraction Plant, WA
  • Wapet’s Barrow Island facilities – operational study, WA
  • Delhi Petroleum’s Naccowlah crude oil development, SA
  • Santos’ Cooper Basin Dehydration plants (2 x 300 MMscfd), SA
  • Boral’s LPG Terminals in Gladstone, Townsville and Brisbane, QLD·


1976 to 1979

Phillips Australia Chemicals Pty Ltd. Kurnell, Sydney, Australia
Technical Superintendent (1977-1979) at a synthetic rubber and carbon black plant (annual production 24,000 and 17,000 tonnes respectively) operated by Phillips Petroleum Co, OK, USA.  Promoted from Senior Chemical Engineer .




1972 to 1976
Esso Australia Limited. Sale, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Process Engineer at the Longford Gas Processing and Crude Oil Stabilisation Plant. Received extensive company-sponsored training in gas conditioning & processing, profitability analysis, and production engineering.






University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Graduated 1969, Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)






Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (Member No. 3190919)

Australian Citizen (1979)