LNG expert, large LNG, micro-LNG, FLNG, commissioning, design expert, with global experience in many LNG projects and plants, and more recently risk management surveyor of LNG projects for Erection All Risk insurance. Additional experience as Consultant and Engineering Manager in Refining, NGL, gas processing and Facilities projects during Pre-FEED, FEED, PMC, Commissioning, Projects and Operations. Global experience: USA, Norway, Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and South America. Recent history is short-term high-level consulting and trouble-shooting, commissioning, with a 20 tpd prototype LNG design and a 0.5 MTPA LNG design cold eye review as well as commissioning at Greenville LNG, Rumuji, Nigeria. Recently, design review and commissioning prospect consultant to incipient project of 10 mmscfd LNG for VTT LNG, West Nigeria. Currently, survey of peak shaving LNG plant in North America for Erection All Risk Insurance qualification.
Frank has written several articles on energy, CO2, and LNG. LNG is the world’s most practicable by far clean energy – 22% reduction of carbon impact for the same energy as diesel and also completely free of soot, sulfur and other contaminants – as well as America’s path to prosperity amid a free world. LNG is professionally and intellectually fascinating: though it is, unlike a refinery, deterministic in that we know all the components, the movement of energy and systems is complex and turbulent, chaotic. The growth of large LNG is huge. There is a practically limitless supply of gas in North America, a near unending market growth, and a rapidly developing technology — a perfect storm. Recently, there is a proposal to assume that power production that emits less than 270 gm CO2/kw-hr will be considered ‘green’; so LNG is now ‘green’, as it should be.
Frank has designed a 6 MTPA FLNG on a 280 m ship. He has the conceptual design for removal of 2% CO2 using a solid state adsorbent, greatly simplifying LNG plants, in equipment/CAPEX and robustness of design, especially important for micro-LNG.
|Analyst for Erection All Risk Insurance providers||11/2021 – 08/2022||Insurance Risk Management Survey – plant and project inspection and report|
|Consultant to VTT LNG of West Arica||9/2021 – 12/2021||Consultant to small 10 mmscfd LNG plant design VTT LNG of West Nigeria|
|Design of Very Small LNG||5/2021 – 10/2021||Specialized application of complete design and process control for the challenging Very Small LNG Virtual Pipeline market.|
|Greenville LNG, Nigeria||2/2021 – 3/2021||Survey issues and solutions – Plant had a lot of ongoing commissioning issues, and I was brought on to identify the issues and solutions, including the overall plant: offsites in all three trains|
|SSE, Prato Italy||9/2019 – 1/2021||A protype, special 20 tpd LNG, a 400,000 TPA for cold eye review and a capacity/CAPEX analysis, a high-tech super small liquefaction plant in Italy, and preparation and proposal for commissioning an LNG plant in Eastern Europe.|
|Greenville LNG, Nigeria||11/2018 – 8/2019||Commissioning Consultant for three 0.25 MTPA LNG truck-out plant preparation and startup. Managing startup sequence and procedures; supervising startup. Working with and through SSE.|
|Okra Energy, Peru||7/18 – 9/2018||Commissioning Consultant for micro-LNG plant|
|Atlantic LNG||3/2017 – 12/2017||Assess capability and methodology; supervise and manage any issues.|
|Cameron LNG, Houston TX||6/2015 – 6/2016||Consulted to Operations Group for planning for a very large LNG plant. Process Engineering Department/Laboratory hire, train, manage. Tolling Agreement Contracts and virtual NG/LNG fiscal tracking, Client/Owner information definition and analysis, Operations Control Requirements Study, hazard and risk various analyses.|
|Developed and taught FLNG Course||5/2015||FLNG course was delivered five full days to industry professionals in Singapore.|
|Woodfibre LNG, Vancouver BC||10/2014 – 4/2015||Special Consultant contracted to assess the design by Linde and some specific showstopper criticisms by a large engineering house. Showed that the criticisms were unfounded. Negotiated with Fortis, the utility company supplying gas, for gas pressure/flow for seasonal demand.|
|Mozambique LNG (ENI), Saipem, Milan Italy||04/2013 – 07/2014||Senior Consultant to lead design. Advised on special issues. Headed team for value added redesign.|
|Audubon Companies, Cove Point MD LNG||07/2013 – 07/2013||Consultant to advise on special LNG considerations|
|StatOil Tanzania FLNG, Houston, TX||09/2012 – 03/2013||Contracted to lead FLNG, new design for Tanzania|
|Atlantic LNG, Houston TX||08/2012 – 08/2012||Contracted to help oversee and set up perform major revamp, especially PSV and relief|
|Foster Wheeler, Sempra (Cameron) LNG, Houston TX||02/2012 – 05/2012||Contracted Lead for 12 MTPA LNG for Sempra|
|Peru LNG, Peru||05/2011 – 12/2011||Contracted to consult with Operations troubleshooting|
|Worley Parson Singapore LNG Receiving||01/2009 – 12/2009||Contracted, Engineering Manager until 09/2009, then performed design for LNG Receiving Terminal for South Africa|
|StatOil LNG, Hammerfest Norway||08/2006 – 11/2007||Consultant for commissioning to plant under construction|
|Brunei LNG, Brunei||04/2003 – 10/2004||Consultant to Operations and design of revamp|
|PTBadak LNG, Indonesia||09/1995 – 03/1999||Consultant to Operations and design of revamp|