Offshore petroleum Expert 503796 NY

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the Liquid Petroleum Industry with expertise in Offshore Petroleum Terminals. I have experience with liquid petroleum (crude, products) and gas (LNG, LPG) cargo handling and storage facilities, single point mooring (SPM), Multi-Buoy Mooring (MBM/CBM), and offshore cargo transfer systems (FPSO). I have additional experience with oil and gas pipelines, manifolds, pigging and PLEMs (land/submarine), and Military marine terminals and home-porting facilities. My specific areas of expertise are conceptual development, pipe flow and hydraulic analysis, pipe system stress analysis, stress and vibration, piping & pipe support design, pipeline on-bottom stability, pigging, prime movers, spill containment, spill booms and hazard analysis and risk assessment (HAZOP), vibration analysis & machinery diagnostics, and pipeline integrity and FFS assessment. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes forensic investigations of liquid petroleum and gas cargo handling and storage facilities, offshore petroleum terminals, single point mooring, multi-buoy mooring, offshore cargo transfer systems, marine terminal fire fighting facilities, marine terminal spill prevention and control, marine terminal vapor recovery, and prime movers for oil and gas.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes conceptual design, analysis, and trade-off studies for marine terminals; evaluation and design of improvements for unloading systems on tanker piers; upgrades to barge loading finger pier, the study of various alternatives of marine terminal upgrade and storage facilities, and feasibility and planning study of upgrades for petroleum terminal.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes Owner-Consultant and Training Provider, with prior experience as Chief Mechanical Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, Principal Machinery Engineer, Senior Design Engineer, as well as foreign engineering experience.

Relevant Experiences

I have been a Texas PE since 1986.

I have been an engineer in the terminal and cargo transfer and storage of petroleum products for over forty years. Specifically, I designed the asphalt handling facilities for a major energy company.

I can provide expertise regarding the operation, design, sizing and safety of marine terminals and bulk storage facilities for refined products.

My experience with DRAs is primarily in transportation pipelines both subsea and on land. The use of DRAs was compared to pumping infrastructure requirement.


M.S.Mechanical EngineeringTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology
B.S.Mechanical EngineeringTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology

Licenses Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) – States of NY TX and CA

Awards & Affiliation