Pipeline Engineer / Inspector

West Virginia

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130 Noble Street, Apt. 2

Brooklyn, NY   11222

Tel.: (734) 444-9578

E-Mail: ibass226@yahoo.com




·       Columbia University, School of Engineering & Applied Science, New York, NY

B.S. Degree, Civil Engineering   May 1993

G.P.A.   4.0/4.0

Graduated Summa Cum Laude




·       Field Engineering/Construction/Project Management/Inspection for Large Diameter High Pressure Gas and Liquids Onshore Cross-Country Pipelines, Surface Facilities, HDDs, Hydrotests

·       Project Management/Construction Management for diverse Heavy Civil/Infrastructure construction projects including Harbor/Port/Maritime Facilities, Airstrips, Bridges and Roads

·       Experienced in steep terrain and remote/difficult construction areas

·       Adept at successful project execution through working with local communities and stakeholders for positive dispute resolutions

·       API-1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector – Certification No. 76633

·       FERC Compliance and Implementation

·       E.I.T. Certificate (New York State, License No. 091219)

·       OSHA 10 Certificate

·       PHMSA Operator Qualifications (Veriforce)

·       US Army COE Construction Quality Management for Contractors

·       SHELL HSE Learning Intervention Program Level III

·       Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia





PT Freeport Indonesia

Manager, Community Infrastructure Development Department

February 2016 to February 2018

Tembagapura, Papua, Indonesia.


·       Manage the Department responsible for all construction activities in the Tigadesa areas (Waa, Aroanop and Tsinga). Work area in remote villages normally accessible only by chopper. Manage multiple construction projects in remote areas. Projects are new infrastructure (airstrips, bridges, micro hydro power plants, etc.), emergency repairs and maintenance. Manage a multidisciplinary group of 20 professionals composed of Engineers, Contracts Managers, Planners and Cost Controllers. Manage CAPEX, OPEX and Operating budgets totaling $10M per year. Work with Community Affairs and Community Liaison officers to execute construction successfully while negotiating delicate tribal/community related issues.


Michael Baker International

Pipeline Technical Specialist

July 2014 to July 2015

Anchorage, Alaska, USA.


·       Pipeline Technical Specialist focusing on various onshore pipeline and Oil & Gas related construction projects. FEED and pre-FEED activities, preparation of Bid Documents and Cost Estimates – current focus on Alaska pipeline projects.


Willbros Engineers (US) LLC

Field Pipeline Construction Engineer

June 2012 to May 2014

Weatherford, Texas, USA.


·       Field Pipeline Engineer for Segment 2 (151 miles) of the Texas Express Pipeline Project. This is a 580 mile 20” diameter NGL pipeline running from Skellytown, TX to Mt. Belview, TX. Segment 2 includes 12 Main Line Valves, one Pump Station, two Launcher/Receiver Stations and five HDD Crossings. Performed all Field Engineering. Role includes: Routing; Alignment Sheets Review; Coordination of Project Drawing revisions; Workspace Review; Field Audits; Documentation; Pre-Clean/Hydrotest/Caliper/Final Clean/Dry Oversight; Pre-Commissioning. Progress Tracking; Schedule Analysis/Review. Serve as liaison between construction and office engineers. Provide update reports. Track design issues and changes. Ensure construction is in compliance with D&C Manual. Witness hydrotest activities, prepare Test Packages and sign off final report. Assist with material/equipment tracking and issues. Take and confirm measurements. Perform field calculations such as heavy equipment crossing over pipe.


Repsol YPF Bolivia

Field Pipeline Construction Engineer

October 2009 to March 2012

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz Department / Casa Alta Camp, Tarija Department – Bolivia.


·       Site based Construction Engineer for the construction of the Margarita Natural Gas Pipeline System Phase I: 31 Km of 8” & 10” flowlines, 16 Km long 20” trunk line, 19 Km long 24” export line and 7 Km long 28” loop line. Phase I of the Development Plan of the Margarita and Huacaya Gas Fields in Tarija and Chuquisaca Departments in southeastern Bolivia allowed an increase in gas output from 2 million cubic meters per day to 8 million cubic meters per day. Work included a 2.7 Km open cut river crossing of the Pilcomayo River and steep (45-60 degree) crossings of the Itahuasuti and Caipipendi mountain ranges. Ensured pipeline installed safely, to all quality standards and in accordance with Plans and Specifications. Oversight of all Pipeline installation activities as part of a team. Assist Contractor in resolution of difficult constructability issues.


ExxonMobil Corp.

Construction Lead

January 2008 to October 2008

Jakarta / Cepu – Indonesia


·       Construction Lead – Jakarta/Cepu, Indonesia. Served as Construction Lead on ExxonMobil’s Banyu Urip EPC2 Project. Work included ITT package preparation for EPC2 and oversight of all site construction work for the Early Production Facilities in Cepu.


Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc.

Site-Based Task Order Manager

April 2004 to December 2008

Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal


·       Served as site-based Project Manager / Task Order Manager for an Incrementally Funded project to Repair and Upgrade the existing rubble mound military breakwater at Lajes Field US Air Force Base at Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. The 600m long breakwater built in the 1960’s suffered multiple breaches and deterioration due to  storm/wave activity and was in need of an Emergency Repair with subsequent design upgrades, as its primary function of protecting the Base’s Fuel Pier had been compromised. New design consisted of an armor stone berm primary protection with combination tetrapod and Core-Loc secondary defense. 80,000 tons of 15-20t armor stones were barged in from existing quarries in Norway with the balance of 270,000 tons of armor stones produced locally at quarries on Terceira Island. Served as sole US Representative on site overseeing Contractor and successful project execution. Responsible for all Construction Activities at breakwater site and remote on-Island project locations, development of the quarries and oversight of quarry activities. Ensured all Project Expenditures in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) guidelines. Implemented Management of Change (MOC) best practices. Prepared and awarded all Subcontracts. Prepared all subcontract Change Orders and Scopes of Work, Managed all Subcontracts. Responsible for all QA/QC, HSE, Cost Estimates/Control/Forecasting/Monthly Cost Reports/Budget Preparation/Projection; Schedule Analysis/Tracking; and all associated construction management functions at site. Led Site Team in successful Project Execution.


Bilfinger Berger Gas & Oil Services Nigeria Ltd.

Contracts Manager

June 2003 to March 2004

Warri, Delta State, Nigeria


·       Served as Contracts Manager for BB GOS for their projects located in the Niger Delta region, including the 18” x 30 km Odidi Gas Link Pipeline project and Design/Prefabrication/Installation of Modular Buildings for three Field Logistics Bases in Delta and Bayelsa states for the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. Provide Contract Management Support, Risk Assessments; Preparation of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Contracts; Contract Review; Project Controls and Schedule Review.


Gulf Interstate Engineering

Field Pipeline Construction Engineer

April 2002 to April 2003

Malvinas, La Convención, Perú.


·       Oversight of construction on the Malvinas (Amazonian) Spread of the Camisea Natural Gas and NGL Transportation System Project. The Project involves construction of a 14” Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline and 32” Natural Gas Pipeline from the Camisea fields in the western Amazon basin over the Andes Mountains to the Pacific coast. Oversight of all construction activities on Amazonian Spread from the kickoff at Malvinas up to the Apurímac River near KP 150 as part of a Team. Technical training of local content pipeline engineers. Assist Contractor in resolution of difficult constructability issues. Handled all field engineering issues.


American Red Cross International Services

Construction/Capacity Building Delegate

September 2001 to March 2002

Managua, Nicaragua


·       In charge of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all ARC construction projects in Nicaragua. Projects include large projects in Managua and multiple smaller projects throughout Nicaragua. Includes supervision of contracted personnel at work sites, provision of technical guidance as necessary, and working closely with Nicaraguan governmental agencies and the local Nicaraguan Red Cross. Construction-related support of Disaster Preparedness, Water and Sanitation and Health Programs as required.


Horizontal Drilling International, Inc.

Field Project Manager

October 2000 to March 2001

Houston, Texas


·       Project Manager – Jacqueville, Ivory Coast. Drilled Beach Approach, approximately 800m of 10” Gas Pipeline for Ranger Oil Espoir Development Project. Site based PM overseeing safe and successful installation of HDD beach approach.


·       Project Manager – Cáceres, Brazil. Three Rock Crossings through Ridges #2, #6 and #10 on the Brazilian side of the 18” Bolivia-Cuiabá Gas Pipeline. Site based PM overseeing safe and successful installation of the HDDs under the ridges.


Moody International, Inc.

Field Pipeline Utility Inspector

July 1999 to April 2000

Cáceres, Mato Grosso, Brazil


·       Oversight, as part of Inspection Team, of all construction activities performed by Contractor in the construction the Brazilian portion (Spread 3) of the Bolívia – Mato Grosso 18” Gas Pipeline Project for Enron. This was from the border with Bolivia near San Matías to the Mário Covas Thermoelectric Plant in Cuiabá (currently operated by GasOcidente). Ensure all construction performed safely, to all quality standards and in accordance with plans and specifications.


Brown & Root – Murphy L.L.C.

Field Pipeline Construction Engineer

April 1998 to April 1999

Puerto Suárez, Bolivia


·       Mainline Construction and all Surface Facilities Construction on the Bolivian spread of the 32” Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline. This spread was 556 km from the YPFB Facilities at Río Grande to the border with Brazil near El Mutún. Supervised installation of Surface Facilities – which comprised 18 Main Line Block Valves and 4 Launcher/Receiver Stations. Provided all field engineering support.


Brown & Root, Inc.

Field Construction Engineer

June 1995 to March 1998

Houston, Texas.


Civil Division, Brown & Root Energy Services and Brown & Root Industrial Services. Work involved field construction management, planning, design work, proposal writing and feasibility studies.


·       Project Engineer/Field Construction Manager – Batangas City, Philippines. Installation of a 14 MW Gas Turbine Generator and stack at the Pilipino Shell Petroleum Corporation Tabangao Refinery, including all associated structural steel erection, piping installation and equipment installation. Performed project tracking and reporting functions.


·       Project Manager/Field Construction Manager – Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Administered over 100 infrastructure rehabilitation construction projects throughout northeastern Bosnia as part of USAID’s Community Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program. Projects included Hospital, Public School, Road and Bridge and other miscellaneous repair projects to infrastructure damaged directly or through neglect as a result of the Bosnian conflict. Work directly with local government agencies in capacity building to help them manage the projects and oversee successful project execution.


·       Field Project Engineer – Ciudad del Carmen, México. Assessment Services for Pemex’ Offshore Facilities in the Southwest Marine Region in the Bay of Campeche. Inspection and evaluation services for 26 offshore platforms, 25 risers and 20 submarine pipelines. Provide Engineering support.


·       Field Project Engineer – Bogotá/CPF Cupiagua, Colombia. Design, plans and specifications, and construction management services for the Central Production Facility in Cupiagua as part of British Petroleum Exploration’s Full Field Development Project. Worked at site on early Civil Works / Access Roads at CPF greenfield site. Provide engineering support for CPF construction.


Han-Padron Associates

Civil/Field Resident Engineer

June 1993 to June 1995

New York, NY.


Marine engineering consulting firm. Planning and field construction management support services for facilities in the marine environment.


·       Resident Engineer – Atlantic City, New Jersey. Rehabilitation of Waterfront Facilities at USCG United States Coast Guard Station – Atlantic City. Performed all Construction Management, progress tracking and reporting functions at site. Ensure all construction performed safely, to all quality standards and in accordance with plans and specifications. Progress Tracking; Subcontract Management. Project involved demolition of the existing 550′ long wooden wharf and finger pier and construction of new concrete wharf and finger pier with concrete deck and precast prestressed concrete sheet piles around the entire external perimeter, including steel tie-rod/turnbuckle to concrete deadman tie-back system. Sheet piles were driven using a 250T barge-mounted crane. USCG Station operated continuously throughout the year of construction. Served as sole Client construction representative at site.


·       Dive Supervisor / Project Engineer – Site Structural Analysis for project to upgrade existing concrete wharf at waterfront coal handling facility at San Nicolás Power Plant in San Nicolás, Argentina so that wharf can handle larger vessels offloading coal to the Plant. On-site condition survey/inspection of all wharf underwater and above ground concrete structures to determine condition of existing structures. Power Plant was set on west bank of the Paraguay River and Plant was kept in operation throughout the survey/inspection period.



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