Full management and design of full-cycle small-medium capital and integrity projects from <US$1 to $30+ million, including: sour gas compression, gas and gas-oil-emulsion processing, pipelines, well sites, bitumen treatment as well as energy projects in plant utilities, MCCs, substations / transformers and multiple power generation units.
Leadership, design and management on large capital projects from approx. US$30 million up to US$5 billion, including:
petroleum projects including refineries, petrochemical plants, processing units, pilot plants, heavy oil upgraders, water treatment, buildings, plant auxiliary systems and utilities & offsites.
mining projects in copper and gold mines including surface equipment facilities, undergrounds, ventilation shafts, commercial structures, ore and concentrate processing and port facilities.
Expertise in project delivery in all stages: conceptual, feasibility, initial and detailed designs, procurement, contracting, fabrication, construction, commissioning and start-up. Expert in EPC / EPCM execution.
Skilled in greenfield facilities as well as complex facility revamps, expansions and upgrades to sustain assets and/or increase production or to bring outdated infrastructure up to current local and international standards, codes and regulations.
Organizational, operational improvements, business and strategy development skills in industry and start-up organizations.
Global and cross-cultural understanding from travel and projects on six (6) continents. Hands-on in international social development.
Native fluency in English and professional working fluency in Spanish.
Own consultancy firm to offer project management, engineering, operations, leadership and strategic business services.
We conceptualize, organize, plan, specify, engineer, manage and lead others in the development and implementation of project management, technical and business solutions for our client's capital and sustainability EPC/M projects, investments and operations.
Manage and coordinate project and engineering areas on Minerals & Metals and Transportation & Logistics projects.
Current and recent projects include leadership roles for Teck’s Quebrada Blanca Fase 2 Copper Mine Port Facility (Concentrate Processing - Ship Loading - Desalination) in Chile as well as Goldcorp’s Waste2Ore Facility Pre-Feasibility Study.
Developed, advised on and implemented a wide range of organizational and business developments as well as successfully delivered on various key scale-up projects for the organization’s operations, growth, optimization and strategic transformation.
Tenoli is a social enterprise start-up that is modernizing the local mom & pop convenience stores and microbusinesses in the communities of Iztapalapa, Iztacalco & Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl through training, workshops, new products / distribution-retail and complementary technology.
Created complex business models and dynamic charts and contributed to financial projections, business cases and feasibility analyses, equity round fundraising strategies, investment proposals and pitch deck presentations.
Managed essential project and engineering aspects on major surface and underground gold and copper Mining & Metals projects.
Executed project plans, assigned resources, coordinated multidisciplinary teams, led trade-off studies, managed risks and client requirements, oversaw work of major partners and consultants, managed changes, reported progress, approved deliverables and project expenditures, authorized procurements and contracts and supported construction on-site.
Initiated, planned, managed and led all activities and resources of multiple EPCM capital projects in diverse Oil, Gas and Energy sectors. Accountable for all delivery stages: strategy, concept, design, supply chain, construction, operation.
Created project plans, completed technical studies, designs and guided interdisciplinary teams, accepted deliverables, controlled the execution and reported results. Contributed to sales proposals and redeveloped management practices.
Produced Water Injection/Disposal Facility, Dunvegan 09-19 Oil Battery, Artek Exploration Ltd. (now Kelt Exploration), Fairview, AB, $750K
Gas Plant Steam Turbine Upgrading Project. Increase the nameplate rating of the G5 Steam Turbine Generator from it’s current nameplate of 1400kW to 1900kW, Spectra Energy, Fort Nelson, British Columbia, $1-2 MM
Offspec Oil Treatment Unit / Steam Filter Press Technology. Consulting and due diligence to evaluate new steam filter press technologies to remove hydrocarbon liquids-water from heavy offspec bitumen, MEG Energy Corp., / DryVac Services.
Commercial Upgrader Study, Feasibility Phase 1B, Project Plans/Estimates - Upgrading Technologies, MEG Energy Corp.
Cohembi Production / Water Treatment Facility (Water Flood Enhanced Oil Recovery). Due Diligence / Design Review, Soroco Energy (now Gran Tierra Energy), Colombia
Initiated, planned and directed all phases of a program of Sour Gas facility EPCM projects in the upstream and midstream sectors exclusively for Talisman Energy. Facilitated project studies for achieving strategic area gas production growth targets and for AFE funding. Talisman Energy Inc. is now Repsol Oil & Gas Canada.
Managed execution plans, coordinated teams, oversaw the design cycle and safety reviews, approved expenditures, procurements and contracts, wrote construction work plans and supported construction, commissioning and start-ups.
Wabamun 8-24 Compressor Facility. New sour gas compression station on distribution system and genset power, grassroots, 1500hp
Bighorn 14-26 Wellsite Compressor Station. Sour gas well-site compressor revamp/relocate, 1100hp
Ferrier 9-3 Dehy/Wellsite/Compressor Facility. Added compressor, genset power, liquids pumps, dehy mods, new tie-in pipeline, 650hp
Chungo 5-26 Add 3rd Compressor Facility. Added major compressor unit to existing facility and site modifications, 2500hp
Grande Cache 14-08: Facility included wellsites - reheaters & intermediate reheat site, facilities mods, pigging & interconnect pipeline scope
Led and managed mechanical engineering teams to efficiently produce project deliverables on major downstream Refinery and Petrochemical EPC projects. Responsible for full-cycle technical coordination for all mechanical equipment scope.
Created and implemented equipment and engineering service scopes of work, cost estimates, staffing plans and schedules. Resolved design and technical issues, negotiated with vendors and contractors and supported construction.
Prepared specifications, requests for quotations, technical bid evaluations and purchase orders for a variety of process equipment. Executed reviews of project P&ID’s and vendor drawings and completed all equipment engineering.
Technical expertise with rotating equipment, specialized packaged equipment and auxiliary systems. Broad experience with pressure vessels, reactors, exchangers, tanks, fired heaters and pressure piping systems.
Languages: Native English speaker and professional fluency / advanced in Spanish. Spanish immersions / courses in 4 countries.
World travel to 52 countries on 6 continents. Has lived in Canada, the USA, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
Continuing Education: Project delivery and cost controls, technical designs, business analysis, work process mapping, international development and more.
Mining 101: Basics of Mining and Mineral Processing, Dr. Scott Dunbar, EduMine
New Miner Training, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Nevada, USA
Cost Engineering: Estimating & Control for Engineering & Construction Projects, EPIC Training
Contract Administration and Contractual Legal Issues, Dr. George F. Jergeas, University of Calgary
Succeeding Professionally Overseas, Dr. Lionel Laroche, Ph.D., P.Eng. MCB Solutions
ASME B31.3 Process Piping & CSA Z662 Oil & Gas Pipelines, Colt Engineering / Milt Deck & Associates
This version of Kelly’s resume is the best version to summarize his extensive experience in capital and complex technical EPC projects in the Oil, Gas, Energy, Mining and related industries. (Fall 2018)
Esta versión del currículum de Kelly Michael es la mejor versión que resume su experiencia amplia en proyectos IPC y de capital en las industrias de Petróleo, Gas, Energía, Minería y otras. En Español.
This version of Kelly’s resume summarizes his broad experience in industry projects as well as his complementary business, organizational, strategy, leadership and related skills that enable ideas and iniciatives to be transformed into reality in all sectors. (Early 2018 version)
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