Altaf Shaikh

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Pipeline Construction Engineer

India

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Pipeline Engineering Construction / Maintenance| Project Management | Quality Control – Welding/ Coating Inspections

 

PROFILE SNAPSHOT

A competent professional with 20 years of experience in Cross Country Pipeline Site Construction & Site Maintenance works, Project Management, Client Liaison, Assist Quality Control in Welding/ Coating Inspections. Demonstrated proficiency in executing operations under contract condition and ensuring Quality Compliance as per the International construction practices. Adept in controlling the construction project activities in accordance to applicable project specifications, international codes and standards and carry out necessary Maintenance works as applicable. Certified Welding Inspector and Coating Inspector for pipeline systems with sound experience in field inspections.

 

Dexterous in reviewing the approved construction drawings and raising any technical field deviation. Experience of managing the construction & Maintenance projects of diversified nature across the career span with proficiency on time execution. Open minded for adopting the modern construction methodologies, systems in compliance with quality standards. Transparent relationship management, communication skills with the ability to network with project members, consultants, contractors, statutory agencies and customer with consummate ease. Willing to learn, update and impart knowledge and experience all throughout career

ACADEMIA

B.E. from Manipal Institute of Technology, Mangalore University

in 1997

 

CERTIFICATIONS

1)Diploma in Project Planning & Management using Primavera 6.0 in 2010

2)CSWIP 3.1 REGISTERED Welding
Inspector (Level 2) from TWI Certification Ltd, UK (Certificate No.

82569)

3) NACE (Level 2) Coating Inspector
(Certificate No. 50753)

 

SKILLS SET

Pipeline Engineering Site Construction & Site Maintenance Works

Teamwork Build up Project Management

Quality Control & Safety HSE

Welding & Coating Inspections

Liaising & Coordination – Client Reporting & Documentation

AutoCAD 2D, MS Office, Acrobat PDF

 

EMPLOYMENT Summary

My last Projects from latest in hierarchy to previous in order were the following:

A – Overseas – Onshore :

1)          Bisat-OPP To existing Well’s and Bisat-OPP To GPP pipeline project in OOCEP – Oman Oil Pipeline Project ( 10” Ø Disposal Water flowline & 8 ” Ø Gas Line – Total – 45 Km). & GMES – General Maintenance & Engineering Services Project in OGC-OQ for 1 Year.

2)          LFP pipeline project in Kuwait KOC Pipeline Project worked for 3.5 Years ( 10”/12”/24”/36” Ø – FW line 8” & 12” Ø Total – 284Km).

3)          FTP-2 pipeline project in Thailand worked for 1.5 Years. ( 42” Ø – 60Km)

4)          QCLNG pipeline project in Australia worked for 3 Years. ( 42” Ø – 540 Km)

5)          ASPI Pipeline project in Madagaskar worked for 2 Years. ( 24” Ø – 224Km Project)

 

B – Domestic – India :

1)          Rajkot – Jamnagar 30” Ø (RJPL) Gas Pipeline Project (110 KM) worked in Gujarat for 1 Year.

2)          Dahej – Uran 36” Ø Pipeline Project. (350 K.M) Navi Mumbai worked in Gujarat for 1.5 Years.

3)          Hospitals/Medical Centres – Medical Gas Pipeline/Architecture Projects worked for 7 Years. (Involved in the Construction of various Medical Centres / Hospitals piping layout, installation of compressors and vacuum system, testing, handling of various medical architectural systems and life support system)

 

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

1) PIPELINE PROJECT : FROM DEC’19 TILL DEC’20  

PROJECT: Bisat-EPF-OPP To existing WELLs WA,WB & WF & Bisat- OPP to GPP pipeline project in Oman OOCEP Pipeline Project working. (10” Ø – 10 Km CS Disposal Water flowline & 8” Ø – 35 Km CS Gas line – Total – 45 Km). & GMES – General Maintenance & Engineering Services Project in OGC-OQ in Oman.

CONTRACTOR : Gulf Petro chemical Services (GPS) DESIGNATION : SITE MANAGER – PIPELINE COUNTRY : OMAN

 

My duties / responsibilities involve the below:

Worked as Site Manager for North Section Spread. Area of working: Sand , Rock and Sabkha land ( High Water Table )

Pipeline Construction :
1)      Study the scope of work, Specifications, Applicable codes and standards and prepare method statements and procedures.

2)      Perform Site visit to Mark & verify all crossing sections and existing services (underground & above ground) with as- built/AFC drawings along the corridor & easements. Facilitate a pre-construction survey from the client FEED Design for verification at site.

3)      Verification & quantity take-off from Alignment Sheets and Crossing Drawing.

4)      Review MTO for the pipeline materials received at site. Facilitate all the site material/tool requirement and assist procurement for the project.

5)      Responsible for all construction activities like Stringing, Bending Schedule as per design IP and existing grade level, (Welding Manual Mainline Welding & Tie-In SMAW Stick Welding throughout.), Coating (Heat Shrink Sleeve Covalence – HSS ), Trenching, Lowering, Tie-In, Crossing Minor & Major rivers trenching, Post-Padding & Backfill.

6)      Facilitate the Daily Work Permit / Confined Space Permit Approvals with the Permit Coordinator prior to start job.

7)      Conduct and attend toolbox talk with construction team regularly at site and address the JSA concerns.

8)      Overall, control the site activities in compliance with the HSE Project Specifications.

9)      Supervising the critical job execution as required at site.

10)   Liaise with site client’s representatives for daily construction activities, and forecast jobs.

11)   Assisting / Attending the project management for the Weekly Construction Meeting / Weekly Interface Meeting with the Client Representative / PMC

12)   Planning with Project Management for Manpower and Equipment Mobilization & De-Mobilization. Manpower and equipment crew sheet.

Pipeline Maintenance Operations :
1)      Working for the Contract – General Maintenance & Engineering Services (GMES) Project on (GTF) Gas Transportation Facilities related to Gas Pipeline transport Network of 2500 Km and facilities comprising of Gas Supply Stations, Compressor Stations, Pressure Reducing Station and Metering Terminal. Areas covered Fahud, Buraymi, Sohar, Sur and Muscat.

2)      Plan and Schedule the routine maintenance and call off (Non-Routine) activities with the OGC client integrity activity plan (IAP) team and freeze the plan for week.

3)      Upon receive notification from client operation team, carry out and support the execution of the planned regular routine / unplanned call off maintenance jobs for in-service pipeline sections, Station Traps – Launcher and Receiver Traps , Station Piping, Block Valve Stations, Corrosion Monitoring Coupons as per the schedule. The scope covers civil, mechanical & E&I activities.

4)      Organize / Manage a crew of civil, mechanical & E&I in order to execute and support the maintenance works as per the call-off related work orders and scheduled plan depending on priority. Civil works include ROW Surveillance , ROW and access road rectification, Marker post- Sign Board re-installation, Replacement of old fence/ barricades by New Fence around the stations as required using Barrier pipe posts and Crossing re-instatement with windrow as required. Mechanical Works included Trap (Launcher – Receiver) Maintenance, Pigging( In-line), Station Valve, Relief Valve & fittings replacement / repair, piping-pipeline section replacement, Torqueing after receiving shutdown of operations. Overhauling/ Calibration of Valves, Motors , Relief Valve and Corrosion Monitoring Coupons. E&I work included Cathodic Protection Monitoring, Maintenance & Repair.

5)      Depressurize-Degas old existing redundant flow lines, Nitrogen purging , remove and replacement by new lines.

6)      Hot tap welding of the Split Tee on the existing Gas lines to facilitate installation of the Valves for the branch line for future connection.

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2)PIPELINE PROJECT : FROM Jan’16 TILL AUGUST’19

PROJECT: LOWER FARS HEAVY OIL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PHASE (LFP ) -1 (60MBOPD) (24” Ø Fuel Gas –

83KM + 24” Ø Crude Export Pipeline – 162 KM + 10”/12” Ø Disposal Water Line – 30 KM + 36” Ø Loading lines –

3.5 KM + 16”/24” Ø Loading Lines – 1.5 KM + FW line 8” & 12” Ø – 3.5 Km) 284 Km Project. PROJECT COST : US $ 1.2 Billion.

CONTRACTOR : CONSOLIDATED CONTRACTORS INTERNATIONAL COMPANY (C.C.I.C ) DESIGNATION : SECTION PIPELINE ENGINEER & SITE MANAGER

COUNTRY : KUWAIT

My duties / responsibilities involve the below:

Worked for North and South Section Spread. Area of working: Sand , Rock and Sabkha land ( High Water Table )

 

Pipeline Construction :
1)      Study the scope of work, Specifications, Applicable codes and standards and prepare method statements and construction procedures.

2)      Verification & quantity take-off from Alignment Sheets and Crossing Drawing.

3)      Review MTO for the pipeline materials received at site. Facilitate all the site material/tool requirement and assist procurement for the project.

4)      Mark & verify all crossing sections and existing services (underground & above ground) with as-built/AFC drawings along the corridor & easements. Facilitate a pre-construction survey from the client FEED Design for verification at site.

5)      Responsible for all construction activities like ROW Preparation, Pipeline Route Marking, Stringing , Bending Schedule as per design IP and existing grade level, (Welding CRC Automatic Mainline Welding & Tie-In SMAW Stick Welding throughout.), Coating (Heat Shrink Sleeve Covalence – HSS ), Trenching, Lowering, Tie-In, Crossing Minor & Major rivers trenching, Post-Padding & Backfill.

6)      Facilitate the Daily Work Permit / Confined Space Permit Approvals with the Permit Coordinator prior to start job.

7)      Conduct and attend toolbox talk with construction team regularly at site and address the JSA concerns.

8)      Overall, control the site activities in compliance with the HSE Project Specifications.

9)      Supervising the critical job execution as required at site.

10)   Reporting to Project Manager and assist him on daily planning and execution of the job.

11)   Liaise with site client’s representatives, Sub-Contractor for daily construction activities, and forecast jobs.

12)   Assisting / Attending the project management for the Weekly Construction Meeting / Weekly Interface Meeting with the Client Representative / PMC

13)   Planning with Project Manager for Manpower and Equipment Mobilization & De-Mobilization. Manpower and equipment crew sheet.

14)   Develop and oversee inspection practices of Site Engineers to ensure effective and satisfactory progress and completion of all work areas for the project.

15)   Assisting the Quality Control (QC) in PQT qualifications of the Bending, Welding (Carbon Steel and Thermite Cad) & Field Joint Coating and later facilitate the Welding and Coating operations.

16)   Planning and supporting/executing the HDD (Trenchless excavations) across the road crossings, existing service corridors with pre-excavations ( slit Trenching ) of the required Entry and Exit Pits and followed by Pipeline Section Pull Back.

17)   Facilitate the Cleaning, Gauging, Hydro testing, Swabbing & Drying of the underground pipeline and the above ground Piping. (Launcher, Receiver, Block Valve, Valves & Manifold …etc )

18)   Executing the errection/installation/modification as required at site conditions of the piping spools, Piping Field Material and Fittings, piping support structures at approach stations Launcher, Receiver, Block Valve, Valves & Manifold..etc

19)   Planning and executing the Welding of Hot Tap Split Tee & later co-ordination with the sub-contractor (TDW) for drilling (Performing Hot Tapping) with proper scaffolding with all safety measures.

20)   Executing the installation of Fire Water Spools (8” Ø & 12” Ø ) UG.

 

Pipeline Maintenance Operations :
1)      The maintenance contract included planned regular routine / unplanned call off maintenance jobs for in-service pipeline sections

2)      Upon receive notification from client, carry out the planned regular routine / unplanned call off maintenance jobs for in-service pipeline sections, Station Piping, Block Valve Stations, Corrosion Monitoring Stations related to civil & mechanical scope.

3)      Manage a crew of civil and mechanical in order to execute and support the maintenance works as per the work order and schedule plan. Civil works included ROW and access road rectification, Marker post- Sign Board re- installation and Crossing re-instatement. Mechanical Works included Trap (Launcher – Receiver) Maintenance, Pigging, Station Valve, Relief Valve & fittings replacement / repair, piping-pipeline section replacement, Torqueing after receiving shutdown of operations.

4)      Depressurize-Degas old existing redundant flow lines, remove and replacement by new lines.

5)      Hot tap welding of the Split Tee on the existing Gas lines to facilitate installation of the Valves for the branch line for future connection.

6)      Depressurize the existing piping section of the 24” diameter fuel gas, lift and remove. Replacement by new spool attachment.

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3) PIPELINE PROJECT : FROM JUNE’14 – DEC’15

PROJECT: 42” Ø FOURTH TRANSMISSION PIPELINE (FTP-2) PROJECT – EPC TRANSPORTING GAS FROM LNG TERMINAL AND TERMINATING AT THE KAENG KHOI TIE-IN STATION APPROXIMATELY 60 KM PROJECT, THAILAND(CROSS COUNTRY PIPELINE)

PROJECT COST : US $ 204 Million.

CONTRACTOR : MCCONNELL DOWELL CONSTRUCTORS THAI LTD. DESIGNATION : PIPELINE ENGINEER – SUPERVISOR – SUPERINTENDENT

COUNTRY : THAILAND

My duties / responsibilities involve the below:

Working for Middle and North Spread. Works involves Major Asphalt Roads (Super Express highways), Rocky Terrain and High Water Table area.

Pipeline Construction :
1)      Study the scope of work, Specifications, Applicable codes and standards and prepare method statements and procedures.

2)      Verification & quantity take-off from Alignment Sheets and Crossing Drawing.

3)      Review MTO for the pipeline materials received at site. Facilitate all the site material/tool requirement and assist procurement for the project.

4)      Verify all crossing sections and existing services (underground & above ground) with the AFC drawings.

5)      Responsible for all construction activities like ROW Preparation, Pipeline Route Marking, Stringing , Bending Schedule as per design IP and existing grade level, Welding (SMAW Stick Welding – Mainline Welding & Tie-In.), Coating (Heat Shrink Sleeve Covalence – HSS ), Trenching, Lowering, Tie-In, Crossing Minor & Major rivers trenching, Post-Padding & Backfill.

6)      Attend toolbox talk with construction team regularly at site and address the JSA concerns.

7)        Supervising the critical job execution as required at site.

8)      Reporting to Construction Manager / Project Manager and assist him on daily planning and execution of the job.

9)      Liaise with site client’s representatives and Sub-Contractor for daily construction activities.

10)   Attending the Weekly Construction Meeting with the construction and the planning team.

11)   Planning with the Construction Manager for Manpower and Equipment Mobilization & De-Mobilization.

12)   Preparing the Material Purchase Requisition for the materials (Welding and Coating) required for construction.

13)   Progress monitor and effective progress reporting.

14)   Assisting the Quality Control (QC) in PQT qualifications of the Bending, Welding (Carbon Steel) & Field Joint Coating and later Supervising the Welding and Coating operations.

15)   Planning and supporting/executing the HDD ( Jacking(Tunnel Boring w/o Laser Guide, Micro Tunneling, Direct Pipe HDD Trenchless excavations ) across the road / river crossings , existing service corridors with pre-excavations of the required Entry and Exit Pits and followed by Pipeline Section Pull Back.

16)   Providing the necessary support for Cleaning, Gauging, Hydro testing, Swabbing & Drying the underground pipeline and the above ground Piping.(Launcher , Receiver , Block Valve, Valves & Manifold ..etc )

17)   Facilitating the Welding of Hot Tap Split Tee with all safety measures.

Pipeline Maintenance Operations :
1)      Pigging the existing line with process gas to clean the slug and condensate in the line after receiving shutdown.

2)      Depressurizing the line after receiving shutdown with positive isolation. Nitrogen Purging and pipeline section replacement of the effected length of line.

3)      Monitoring of the CP test point voltages and current for current drain inspection.

4)      ROW and Civil Crossing maintenance and re-instatement works

5)      Marker Post and Pipeline Markers – Signboard repair and installation. Barrier Fence installation.

6)      Hot tap welding of the Split Tee on the existing Gas lines to facilitate installation of the Sales Tap Valve for the branch line for future connection

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4) PIPELINE PROJECT : FROM Mar’11 – Mar’14

PROJECT: QCLNG 42” Ø Queensland Curtis Island Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline Project (Gas Collection Header – 200KM + Export Pipeline 340 KM) 540 Km Project, Australia (Cross Country Pipeline)

PROJECT COST : US $ 850 Million.

CONTRACTOR : MCCONNELL DOWELL CONSTRUCTORS LTD & CONSOLIDATED CONTRACTORS INTERNATIONAL COMPANY MCJV (C.C.I.C)

DESIGNATION : SITE PIPELINE ENGINEER

COUNTRY : Australia

My duties / responsibilities involve the below:

Working for West and North Section Spread. Works including laying pipeline at swamp and high water table, undulated terrain, rock trenching etc.

Pipeline Construction :
1)      Study the scope of work, Specifications, Applicable codes and standards and prepare method statements and procedures.

2)      Verification of all the Alignment Sheets and Crossing Drawing at site locations prior to start constructions.

3)      Verify all crossing sections and existing services (underground & above ground) with the AFC drawings.

4)      Responsible for all construction activities like ROW Preparation, Pipeline Route Marking, Stringing , Bending Schedule as per design IP and existing grade level, (CRC & PWT Automatic Mainline Welding & Tie-In SMAW Stick Welding throughout), Coating (Liquid Epoxy Plural Component Airless Spray PIH ), Trenching, Lowering, Tie-In, Crossing Minor & Major rivers trenching, Post-Padding & Backfill.

5)      Attend toolbox talk with construction team regularly at site and address the JSA concerns.

6)      Supervising all the critical and non-critical job execution as required at site.

7)      Reporting to Construction Manager / Project Manager and assist him on daily planning and execution of the job.

8)      Liaise with site client’s representatives and Sub-Contractor for daily construction activities.

9)      Attending the Weekly Construction Meeting with the construction team.

10)   Planning with Construction Manager for Manpower and Equipment Mobilization & De-Mobilization.

11)   Preparing the Material Purchase Requisition for the materials (Civil earthworks, Welding & Coating) required for construction.

12)   Progress monitor and effective progress reporting.

13)   Coordinate with Managers and Superintendents on job scheduling and status of the project.

14)   Assisting the Quality Control (QC) in PQT qualifications of the Welding (Carbon Steel) & Field Joint Coating and later Supervising the Welding and Coating operations.

15)   Supporting the HDD (Trenchless excavations) across the road / river crossings, existing service corridors with pre- excavations of the required Entry and Exit Pits and followed by Pipeline Section Pull Back.

Pipeline Maintenance Operations :
1)      ROW, Windrow-berm and Civil Crossing maintenance and re-instatement works

2)      Marker Post and Pipeline Markers – Signboard repair and installation.

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5) PIPELINE PROJECT : FROM Sep’08 – Sep’10

PROJECT: ASPI 24” Ø Ambatovy, Nickel Slurry Pipeline Project 15% Gradient 224Km Project, Madagascar (Cross Country Pipeline)

PROJECT COST : US $ 1.1 Billion.

CONTRACTOR : CONSOLIDATED CONTRACTORS INTERNATIONAL COMPANY (C.C.I.C ) DESIGNATION : SITE PIPELINE ENGINEER

COUNTRY : Madagascar

My duties / responsibilities involve the below:

Working for West Section Spread. Area of working: Hilly Rock and Swamp Marshy land (High Water Table) and rocky hills. Work involves laying pipeline of 15% gradient with 480 small and major river crossings.

Pipeline Construction :
1)      Study the scope of work, Specifications, Applicable codes and standards and prepare method statements and procedures.

2)      Verification of all the Alignment Sheets and Crossing Drawings. Co-ordinate with surveyor to plot trenching profile to meet 15% gradient. Prepare crossing profile. Open cut trenches across water streams, river. Prepare sections, welded and lowered.

3)      Preparation of ROW Preparation to meet 15% gradient, Stringing , Bending, Welding ,Coating, Trenching, Lowering, Tie-In, Crossing Minor & Major rivers & HDD.

4)      Planning for job execution (Mechanical) on daily basis.

5)      Supervising the Welding and Coating operations including all the critical and non-critical job execution as required at site.

6)      Reporting to Construction Manager and assist him on daily planning and execution of the job.

7)      Liaise with client’s representatives for daily construction activities.

8)      Planning with Construction Manager for Manpower and Equipment Mobilization & De-Mobilization.

9)      Preparing the Material Purchase Requisition for the materials required for construction.

10)   Progress monitor and effective progress reporting.

11)   Coordinate with Managers and Superintendents on job scheduling and status of the project.

12)   Supporting the HDD (Trenchless excavations) across the road / river crossings, existing service corridors with pre- excavations of the required Entry and Exit Pits and followed by Pipeline Section Pull Back.

13)   Providing the necessary support for Cleaning, Gauging, Hydro testing, Swabbing & Drying the underground pipeline.

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6) PIPELINE PROJECT : FROM Sept’07 – Aug’08

PROJECT: Rajkot – Jamnagar 30” Ø (RJPL) Natural Gas Pipeline Project (110 KM). Location : Gujarat CONTRACTOR : Maytas Infra Ltd – Hyderabad ( MNJV )

DESIGNATION : SECTION PIPELINE ENGINEER

COUNTRY : India

My duties / responsibilities involve the below:

Pipeline Construction :
1)      Day-to-day construction activities as pipeline site engineer. Co-ordinate with various pipeline activities. Directly supervise Bending, Welding, Field Joint Coating and Lowering.

2)      Liaise with Client and Inspection representative at site and resolve site issues.

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7) PIPELINE PROJECT : FROM Jan’06 – Aug’07

PROJECT: Dahej (Gujarat) – Uran 36” Ø Pipeline Project. (350 K.M) Navi Mumbai. Location : Gujarat CONTRACTOR : Gamon India Ltd – Mumbai (STG Gammon Consortium)

DESIGNATION : SITE ENGINEER

COUNTRY : India

My duties / responsibilities involve the below:

Working for North and South Section Spread. Area of working: Flat Land & High Water Table area.

Pipeline Construction :
1)      Responsible for all construction activities related to stringing, bending , mainline welding & field joint coating.

2)      liaise with inspection and quality control.

3)      liaise with back end activities, preparation of reports, work out of consumables, tools, etc

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8)   PIPELINE PROJECT : FROM Mar’98 – Dec’05

PROJECT: Key Hospital Projects CONTRACTOR : Drager India Ltd. DESIGNATION : Project Engineer

COUNTRY : India

My duties / responsibilities involve the below:

 

Successfully attended various training courses and executed various hospital construction projects as Project Engineer encompassing design & construction in medical architecture (Medical Gas Pipeline Projects).

Key Projects Handled
1.       Magadh Hospital, Patna, India (200 Beded Hospital)

2.       Suraksha Hospital, Kolkata, India (200Beded Hospital)

3.       Bhagirathi Neotia Hospital, Kolkata, India. (120 Bedded Hospital)

4.       Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery, Kolkata, India (75 Bedded Hospital)

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Father’s Name:Shaikh Hussain Ismail.
Marital Status:Married
Nationality:Indian
Religion:Muslim
Date of Birth:02/12/1973

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