Muhammad from Azerbaijan applies for Blue Card Germany

Electronics engineers

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Name of profession: Electronics engineers Name of latest business sector: Oil & Gas Detector Latest occupation/title: Instruments & Controls Engineer Latest main activities: Instrumentation and control systems modifications, upgrade projects, technical support , etc.


Completed education: bachelor Title or Qualification: Bachelor's of Electronic Engineering Specialisation: Instrumentation & Communication Electronics Additional trainings: Certified Functional Safety Engineer

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | 2. Preferred country | region / city: Austria | 3. Preferred country | region / city: France |

Language skills:

1. Language skills: english => excellent 2. Language skills: 3. Language skills: Urdu => excellent

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Summary of Qualifications:

Instrument/Control/Protective Systems Lead Engineer with more than 12 years of global experience providing sound engineering, technical support and quality delivery of complex projects for oil & gas petrochemical facilities at BP, Shell, OMV Exploration and other firms in Azerbaijan, Qatar and Pakistan. Strong project and change management skills.

Expertise in safety instrumented systems, fire and gas systems, process instrumentation and valves, process and functional safety engineering, reliability principles and maintenance strategies development. Skilled relationship builder, influencer and negotiator able to forge solid alliances with stakeholders at all levels. Ability to lead high performance teams that achieve critical engineering objectives.

Lifelong learner with a BSc in Electronic Engineering and enrollment in a current MS Risk and Safety Management program. Chartered Engineer from the Engineering Council, UK, CFSP (Certified Functional Safety Professional) from CFSE Governance Board, USA and TUV FS Engineer. Fluent in English and Urdu. Extensive network of industry contacts.

Project skills include: engineering, procurement, FAT, planning & scheduling, constructability reviews/surveys, project management, budgeting/costing, design technical integrity assurance reviews, risk assessments, stakeholders management, contractors management, GOC certification, installation, commissioning, performance testing and handover.


Professional History

BP EXPLORATION (CASPIAN SEA), LTD, Baku Azerbaijan Mar 2012 – Present
Instrument & Protection Systems Lead Engineer (Offshore Operations)
• Oversee the safe, compliant and reliable operations of 7 BP Offshore Platforms in the Caspian Sea, leading a team of I&PS Engineers.
• Manage IPS/SIS/FGS Systems, process instrumentation, rotating equipment, control systems, ICSS (Integrated Control & Safety Systems), Engineering Queries (EQs), MOCs, Engineering Design, SIS, KPIs, etc.
• Spearhead root cause failure analysis/incident investigations.
• Handle 3rd party packages (both rotating and non-rotating packages) PLC control systems obsolescence studies.
• Investigate SIS related incidents like blocked impulse lines and failure-to-close shutdown valves.
• Developed KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for the Instrumented Protective Systems/Safety Instrumented Systems IPS/SIS; installed offshore platforms for performance monitoring.
• Produced SIS failure rate, capturing and analysis strategy and proof testing procedures for offshore platforms based on BP CASIS Project.

Key Projects
• Chirag 1 WIP-A Low Flow Cartiage project (on-going).
• Chirag1 Instrument Air (IA) Compressors Upgrade Project (on-going).
• Chirag 1 ICSS (Integrated Control & Safety System) SV5-0 to SV5.1 Upgrade Project (on-going).
• Chirag 1 Platform Water Injection Package Upgrade Cat-C Project (on-going).
• DWG Platform FGC and Export Gas Compressors Control Systems Upgrade Project (on-going).
• WA Platform FGC Compressors Capacity Enhancement (Re-wheeling) Cat-C Project (on-going).
• Delivered Chirag 1 Platform Power Generators and FGC Compressor Upgrade Projects (Cat-C).
• Delivered Chirag1 FGC Gas Compressor Re-wheeling and Optimization Project (Cat-C).
• Performed Hima SIS System Upgrade Projects on CA and WA Platforms.
• Shah Deniz MPG-3 Instrumentation Reliability Improvement Project.
• CA Platform GICs (Gas Injection Compressors) Control System Upgrade Technical Feasibility Studies and Wireless Instrumentation Implementation Project.

QATAR SHELL GTL (Gas-to-Liquid) (Shell Upstream), Doha, Qatar Sep 2010 – Mar 2012
Design Engineer-Instrumentation
• Directed project management, engineering design development/reviews, technical integrity assurance reviews, project installation & commissioning.
• Commissioned GTL Train-1.
Key Projects
• PAS (Process Automation System) Development Project.
• ETP (Effluent Treatment Plant) De-bottlenecking Project.
• Well Conductor Settlement Monitoring Project.
• Remote Monitoring of Critical Rotating Equipment and Offshore (Un-manned) Platform Project.
• Level GTL Plant Instrumentation Upgrade Project.

OMV EXPLORATION 7 PRODUCTION GmbH, Pakistan Nov 2005 – Jun 2010
Instrument & Control Systems Engineer
• Managed the safe and reliable operations of the onshore gas production and processing facility (Sawan Onshore Gas Field), leading a team of engineers and technicians.
• Completed 18 root cause failure analyses (RCFA).
• Drove instrumentation and control engineering discipline activities for four turnarounds.
• Performed Sawan Gas Compression Project HAZOP studies.
• Developed AMS (Asset Management System) application that improved critical control valve diagnostics.
• Introduced an APC (Advanced Process Control) application for improving process fired heaters and incinerator performance.
• Handled R-SCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance)/reliability assessment of Sawan Gas Field.
Key Projects
• OMV Sawan Gas Field Compression Project, Gas Plant De-bottlenecking, Field Capacity Enhancement and Field Power Generators Reliability Improvement Projects.
• OMV Integration & Commissioning of Sawan wellhead 5, 6, 10 & 11, 13, 14, and 15.
• Tajjal Gas Field Development Project.
• SIS System Upgrade Project.

ICA PAKISTAN PTA LIMITED, Pakistan Jul 2003 – Nov 2005
Assistant Manager, PTA Petrochemical Plant
• Administered the electrical and instrumentation systems improvement projects, delivering a number of critical initiatives.
Key Projects
• PROVOX DCS System to Delta-V System Migration Project.
• Control System Migration Project of three stages of moving centrifugal compressors.
• Base Load Generator Upgrade Project.
• Technical feasibility of Co-generation Project.


Liverpool John Moore University (UK): MS Risk and Safety Management Program (currently enrolled) NED University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan: Bachelor of Electronic Engineering, 2002


Certifications and Professional Affiliations

BP Certified FSA Assessor (ongoing)
Chartered Engineer (CEng) from Engineering Council, UK
CFSP (Certified Functional Safety Professional) from CFSE Governance Board, USA
DRE (Discipline Responsible Engineer) -Instrument & Control/SIS Engineering Functional Safety Engineer from TUV Rheinland
Professional Engineer registered with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
Professional Member of Institute of Measurement & Control, UK


Technical Skills

Control and protection systems design, maintenance, testing, installation & commissioning

Functional Safety Engineering: (In depth understanding of the Safety Lifecycle Engineering Activities per IEC-61511/61508 i.e. Risk Identification/Assessment, Target SIL Selection, Safety Requirements Specification, SIL Design Verification Analysis, Detail SIS Design, SIS Validation, FSA Stage 3/Stage 4, Functional Safety Management, SIS proof testing, SIS Override/Inhibits Management, and IEC-61508/61511 & ANSI/ISA 84.00.01-2004 standards application in the Oil & Gas/Process industry)

Maintenance Strategies Development: Instrumented IPLs (BPCS Loops layer and Alarms layer) Proof testing procedures development and Obsolescence Management

Process Instrumentation, control systems, safety Instrumented Systems design, maintenance, testing, installation & commissioning, shutdown valves, control valves, etc.

Process Risk Identification/Analysis & Reliability Engineering Studies (HAZOP Study, LOPA Study, Fire & Gas Detectors Mapping Study, What-If Analysis, CHAZOP Study, FMECA, Root Cause Analysis, 5-Whys Investigation, Incident Investigation, HAZID Study, R-SCM, Defect Elimination)

Reliability and Analytical Abilities: Thorough knowledge of reliability principles, failure analysis and reliability life cycle management, also possess good analytical and trouble shooting ability

Rotating Equipment: gas turbines, compressors, injection pumps, etc.

Safety Instrumented Systems/Fire &Gas Systems: Design reviews, technical integrity assurance, maintenance of SIS and fire & gas systems.



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