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Elmo Nasato

Elmo Nasato

Lead Instructor

Elmo Nasato is a senior process engineer specializing in sulphur recovery, amine treating and sour water processing. He has over 25 years’ experience in the sulphur recovery industry including experience with design, retrofit, start-up and optimization of sulphur recovery units, sulphur handling units, amine units, sour water stripper units, and tail gas cleanup units. He has prepared and reviewed operating manuals, operating procedures and has provided technical support for P&ID reviews, HAZOPs and safety related reviews. On-site field activities have included support of construction activities, turnaround assistance and operator training.

 

He graduated from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with a B.Sc. Chemical Engineering in 1987 with an option in Management Science. He currently serves on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference, Brimstone Vienna Sulfur Recovery Symposium Advisory Committee and was a member of the Board of Directors for Alberta Sulphur Research. He has been awarded six patents for SRU operation, oxygen enrichment and sulphur degassing technologies, has published 26 papers and has made over 40 presentations at conferences worldwide.
Doug Cicerone

Doug Cicerone

Instructor

Doug Cicerone, P.E., has spent the last 15 years working in gas treating, sour water stripping and sulfur recovery.  He began his career at the Oil & Gas division of Black & Veatch before starting his own consulting business and working with companies such as Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Qatar Petroleum, Reliance, Black & Veatch, Parsons and URS.  Doug has worked in all phases of unit design as a process engineer, and has been involved with the startup and operation of more than 25 facilities worldwide.  He has degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and the University of Kansas, and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Greg Hanlon

Greg Hanlon

Instructor

Greg Hanlon, P.E., has worked in many aspects of gas and liquid treating and sulfur recovery for over 40 years, from laboratory testing and monitoring of the processes, to commissioning and start-up of some of the largest upstream and downstream facilities in the world, to design and operation of many of these same facilities. Greg was the treating and sulfur specialist in Shell Canada for over 18 years. One of his key roles during much of his career has been the training and mentoring of operations, engineering and maintenance personnel on the process chemistry, the unit operations and the optimization of the various treating and sulfur processes.

Alan Mosher

Alan Mosher

Instructor

Alan D Mosher, P.E. is a Principal Process Engineer for the Oil & Gas Business Unit of Black & Veatch Corporation.  He has 27 years of experience in consulting engineering on a variety of licensed technologies on both domestic and international projects.  For the last 15 years his work has primarily been in Sulfur Recovery, Tail Gas Treating, Primary Amine Treating, and Sour Water Stripping in petroleum refining and gas processing plants.  He is involved in process design, detailed design, operator training, startup, and troubleshooting.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering (with Distinction) from the University of Kansas and is a Registered Professional Engineering in the State of Kansas.

Michael Huffmaster

Michael Huffmaster

Instructor

Retired from Shell Oil, where he held the position of Principal Engineer, Treating and Sulfur Recovery for Shell, Michael Huffmaster is now consulting in the areas of gas treating, sulfur recovery, and tail gas treating.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, and is a registered P.E. in Texas.  Michael  has over 40 years experience working in the sulfur recovery and gas treating industry that include production systems, gas conditioning, gas processing and liquids recovery, sulfur recovery and tail gas treating, among others.  His technical expertise areas include process selection and design, along with process troubleshooting for many sulfur-related processes.

Lon Stern

Lon Stern

Instructor

Lon has worked in gas treating, sour water stripping and sulfur recovery for over 45 years. He began his career with Shell Oil Co. and worked 40 years in various assignments for Shell before starting his own consulting business and working with companies such as Shell, Criterion, Chevron, Suncor, Black & Veatch, Porter McGuffie, Controls Southeast, Stackmatch, LyondellBasell, BP, etc. He was a treating and sulfur recovery processes subject matter expert at Shell for many years. Included in his activities is providing Traning to Operations and Technical staff in the areas of sulfur recovery and treating. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and member of various industry-wide organizations such as Amine Best Practices Group.

Jordy Partington

Jordy Partington

Instructor

Jordy Partington has degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from SAIT Polytechnic and the University of Calgary, and has spent the past 35 years working in the Western Canadian oil and gas industry.  The majority of Jordy’s experience has been in an engineering role for sour gas processing plants.   He has extensive experience with gas compression, gas sweetening, Claus sulphur recovery, tail gas treating, and sulphur degassing processes.  Throughout his career, Jordy has enjoyed instructing oil and gas workers in plants as well as in classroom settings at SAIT Polytechnic and also for the Petroleum Industry Training Service (PITS).

Paul Pendergraft

Paul Pendergraft

Instructor

Paul Pendergraft is a semi-retired senior process engineer with extensive experience in gas processing, especially sour natural gas processing and sulfur recovery.  He has 34 years’ experience in the sulfur recovery industry working for Amoco/BP, most recently as a senior member of the BP Technical Services Team.  Between 2003 and 2006, Paul led a network of over 900 people within BP that focused on improving communications and technology concerning gas processing throughout the BP Exploration and Production sector.

Paul has BS and MChE degrees in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University.  His career includes nearly twenty years at the Amoco Tulsa Research Center.  He holds twelve patents primarily in the area of sulfur recovery and has authored numerous papers, posters, and presentations for industry meetings and conferences.

Pierre Crevier

Pierre Crevier

Instructor

Pierre’s career spans 38 years in which he has worked in operations, design, vendor, consulting and business development positions.  He earned a Masters of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  Pierre has worked in Canada, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.  His areas of expertise include sulphur recovery and forming, gas and liquid hydrocarbon treating, glycol and mol sieve dehydration, dew point control, ammonia, and ethylene manufacture.

Pierre established CREVIER PROCESS CONSULTING SPC in 2008 to provide consulting services to the oil & gas and chemical industries.  In that time he has conducted over 60 weeks of training and technical presentations across six continents in three languages.  Pierre has commissioned and provided start up support to clients of chemical and catalyst supply as well as engineering licensors companies and authored several technical papers to highlight the completive advantage offered by products and services of his clients.  He is a member of the technical advisory committee of these conferences: LRGCC, SOGAT, Brimstone STS and a registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta. Languages fluent include English, French and Spanish along with some German.

Gordon Finnie

Gordon Finnie

Instructor

Gordon is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, currently working as a Consultant in Refining and Gas Processing Industries, with a strong emphasis on Sour Gas Treating. In his previous role, He was BP’s Head of Discipline for Treatments for 12 years and provided safety, technical and operational leadership in Treatments technologies including Sulphur, Amine, Caustic Treatment, Water Treatment, Waste Water and Crude Unit Desalting.

During his 34 years at BP, Gordon worked in over twenty operating facilities in ten different countries, developed over fifty engineers and worked on in excess of fifty projects ranging in size from $50,000 to $1 billion. He was accountable for commissioning two $100 million plus projects, the most recent being the Whiting Refinery Sulfur Recovery Complex in 2013. He has operated, started up, shut down and ran special operations on over seventy operating plants.

Michael Anderson

Mike Anderson is the President and Technical Services Manager of Brimstone STS Limited. He has worked as a research engineer at Unocal’s Science & Technology Division in sulfur and gas treating process development and support, and as a process engineer with Western Research & Development. In 1992, Mike co-founded Brimstone and has been involved with sulfur recovery operations, troubleshooting, and optimization since. He has degrees in Chemical Engineering from USC and the University of Illinois, and has authored a number of publications in the areas of sulfur recovery and tail gas treating.