Ken is an experienced Rotating Equipment Engineer. He worked with Shell Oil Company for 32 years, specializing in the Rotating Equipment Engineering discipline during the last 27 years. Ken spent his first 22 years at Shell’s Deer Park Refinery and Chemical Complex providing rotating equipment and reliability technical support to operations, maintenance and turnarounds as well as supporting two major refinery expansion projects.
Ken spent 7 of his last 10 years with Shell on mega-projects in China and Qatar. Shell built a $4.3 billion petrochemical facility in China and Ken joined the project during the design phase. He later took on the role as Lead Rotating Equipment Engineer during the construction and commissioning phases of the project. In Qatar Shell built a 19 billion Gas to Liquids facility and Ken was the Lead Rotating Equipment Engineer for that asset. He and his team supported the construction and commissioning effort and took over the rotating equipment responsibilities during start up and beyond.
Ken also worked 2-1/2 years between the assignments in China and Qatar with Shell Global Solutions in Houston. There he provided support to several upstream energy projects in various phases of development (early concept to detail design) and provided technical support and solutions to various Shell and non-Shell manufacturing locations. He represented Shell on 3 API committees during that period.
Ken retired from Shell in 2013 but continues to occasionally provide Rotating Equipment Specialist support primarily for clients in the refining and petrochemical industries. He joined the Petrogenium Team in May of 2022.