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 Expert  724563

Expert in Quality Auditing, Welding Engineering,


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Alberta
Canada
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Expert has applied his knowledge of Welding Engineering in training Welders/Fitters in the area of Welding Inspection and some of them are now AWS Certified Welding Inspectors which helped the companies they work for save a lot of money employing foreign workers, he is also involved in developing welder skill training programs in accordance with client requirements, he has worked for several Oil and Gas companies projects like Pipeline Construction, Jacket, process piping spool fabrication with materials like Carbon steel, Duplex/Austenitic/Martensitic Stainless Steels, Riser spool fabrication, Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring (CALM) Buoys and has been involved in developing and qualifying welding procedures, qualifying welders, writing and reviewing method statements, monitoring NDT procedures and method statements ensuring that the requirements and approved procedures are implemented and all parties involved have the same understanding. He has written several articles on Welding and the most recent was titled "Quality Control of Stainless Steel Welding" published in 2006 by the Stainless Steel world magazine in Europe.
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arc welding

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fusion welding

He has applied his knowledge of Welding Engineering knowing the advantages and limitations of the Electric Welding Process which has helped him and the companies he has worked for take a better decision on which electric welding process to that is most suitable for the service condition, the applicable material, cost savings, less repairs etc.
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welder training

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welding inspection

Expert has applied his knowledge of Welding Engineering in the area of Pipe Welding (Pipeline/Process Piping/Risers/) and has sound knowledge on the various codes and standards associated with Pipe Welding. He has been involved in developing and qualifying Welding procedures, implementing Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT), ensuring that welding sequence used complies with the approved welding procedure, know the best welding process suitable based on several factors.
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pipe welding

Expert has applied his knowledge of Welding Engineering and has sound understanding of so many welding processes like Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) etc. He has a very good understanding of the types of heat input expected from the various welding processes their advantages and limitations etc.
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welding

Expert has applied his knowledge of Welding Engineering in really understanding the microstructure of steel and the relationship with the various types of crystals formed and the type of mechanical properties they exhibit, and how unwanted crystals can be prevented, he also has a sound understanding of the alloying elements associated with steel and the roles they play and also the roles of the alloying elements in electrodes and filler wires and how they determine the final weld metal characteristics.
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steel

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base metal (welding)

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metal welding

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American Petroleum Institute

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ASME Section IX Code Welding

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backhand welding

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dissimilar material welding

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dissimilar metal welding

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distortion control

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Edison Welding Institute

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ferrous metallurgy

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gas welding

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gas-metal arc welding

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grain boundary

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grain size

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heat-affected zone

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iron metallurgy

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materials selection

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metal failure analysis

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metal testing

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nonferrous metal welding

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plastic welding

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repair welding procedure

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shielded arc welding

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stainless steel

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structural steel

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submerged-arc welding

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tack welding

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tubular steel

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wire welding


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2013   MSc   Welding Engineering   Cranfield University United Kingdom  
2001   Associate Degree   Welding and Fabrication Engineering   Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Nigeria   Upper Credit

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2014 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Kearl Plant QA/QC Department

 

QA/QC Manager

 

•Developed hydro static test packages in accordance with the ASME B31.3 code, ABSA rules and Imperial Oil Resources Specification •Ensured the availability of an approved hydro testing procedure prior to testing. •Reviewed the blind list and verified the availability of high point vents and low point drains prior to pressure testing. •Carried out hydro static testing of repaired Piping installed in the Plant •Carried out In-Service leak tests as required by the Imperial Oil Resources specification on Process Piping. •Ensured that all the required Non Destructive testing were carried out prior to hydro testing •Ensured that the hydro test package included all the necessary information like Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P & ID), Isometric drawings, punch list stating outstanding items outside the pressure envelope that are required to be completed after the hydro test etc. •Walk down the line with P & ID and Isometric drawings to ensure that construction works were completed in accordance with approved drawings. •Carried out hydro static testing on Boiler External Piping (BEP) in accordance with the Imperial Oil Specification and the ASME B31.1 power piping code. •Witnessed hydro static testing using the Carber Plugs method. •Witness hydro static testing of pressure fittings. •Ensured that Stainless steel piping to be hydro tested had their water verified to ensure that they meet the PH requirement on the client specification. •Ensured that the Pressure test reports are done properly and ensured prior to testing that the pressure gauges used had valid calibration. •Reviewed NCRs issued by the Inspectors and followed them up to enable on time closures •Monitored Welding dissimilar metals on the Boiler during outage of the Boiler. •Attended the Project subcontractors kick off meeting. •Reviewed Subcontractor QA/QC documentation like Quality Plan, Inspection and Test plan (ITP), Procedures, Inspection reports etc. •Ensured that the ABSA Regulatory forms like AB-83 and AB-40 are filled properly after completion of all the required tests. •Reviewed Pneumatic testing packages and monitored Pneumatic testing of Instrumentation air lines. •Audited materials receiving and storage (segregation of stainless steel and carbon steel materials) •Ensure welding consumables are stored in accordance with the approved standard •Carried out Fit up Inspection prior to welding. •Manage the Hydrotesting crew and ensure proper documentation and reporting. •Carried out an Internal Audit on Material Receiving and Issuance on the project. •Ensured that welders used for production are qualified to the approved welding procedure •Issued Weld Repair statistics to management •Issued NCR statistics to management etc.

2013 to 2014

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Nabiye Project QA/QC Department

 

Asst. QA/QC Manager

 

•Supervised more than 15 Inspectors certified to various disciplines and Document Control Administrators. •Reviewed NCRs issued by the Inspectors and followed them up to enable on time closures •Monitored offsite Inspectors activities. •Attended the Project subcontractors kick off meeting. •Approved payments for subcontractors. •Reviewed Subcontractor QA/QC documentation like Quality Plan, Inspection and Test plan (ITP), Procedures, Inspection reports etc. •Attended Project construction meetings each Thursday and contributed •Attended Project Quality meetings each Wednesday and contributed •Reviewed Mechanical Completion test packages •Audited materials receiving and storage (segregation of stainless steel and carbon steel materials) •Carried out Fit up Inspection prior to welding. •Carried out visual inspection of completed welds •Developed hydro static test packages in accordance with the ASME B31.3 code, ABSA rules and Imperial Oil Resources Specification •Carried out hydro static testing of repaired Piping installed in the Plant •Ensured that all the required Non Destructive testing were carried out prior to hydro testing •Ensured that the hydro test package included all the necessary information like Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P & ID), Isometric drawings, punch list stating outstanding items outside the pressure envelope that are required to be completed after the hydro test etc. •Reviewed the blind list and verified the availability of high point vents and low point drains prior to pressure testing. •Walk down the line with P & ID and Isometric drawings to ensure that construction works were completed in accordance with approved drawings. •Witnessed hydro static testing using the Carber Plugs method. •Witness hydro static testing of pressure fittings. •Ensured that Stainless steel piping to be hydro tested had their water verified to ensure that they meet the PH requirement on the client specification. •Ensured that the Pressure test reports are done properly and ensured prior to testing that the pressure gauges used had valid calibration •Managed the Hydrotesting crews. •Carried out an Internal Audit on Material Receiving and Issuance on the project. •Ensured that welders used for production are qualified to the approved welding procedure •Reviewed and ensured that Corrective action requests issued by the client are addressed and closed out.

2012 to 2012

 

(Undisclosed)

 

William Energy Project QA/QC Dept.

 

QA/QC Manager

 

•Reviewed NCRs issued by the Inspectors and followed them up to enable on time closures •Monitored offsite Inspectors activities. •Attended the Project subcontractors kick off meeting. •Approved payments for subcontractors. •Reviewed Subcontractor QA/QC documentation like Quality Plan, Inspection and Test plan (ITP), Procedures, Inspection reports etc. •Attended Project construction meetings each Thursday and contributed •Attended Project Quality meetings each Wednesday and contributed •Reviewed Mechanical Completion test packages •Audited materials receiving and storage (segregation of stainless steel and carbon steel materials) •Carried out Fit up Inspection prior to welding. •Carried out visual inspection of completed welds •Developed hydro static test packages in accordance with the ASME B31.3 code, ABSA rules and Imperial Oil Resources Specification •Carried out hydro static testing of repaired Piping installed in the Plant •Ensured that all the required Non Destructive testing were carried out prior to hydro testing •Ensured that the hydro test package included all the necessary information like Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P & ID), Isometric drawings, punch list stating outstanding items outside the pressure envelope that are required to be completed after the hydro test etc. •Reviewed the blind list and verified the availability of high point vents and low point drains prior to pressure testing. •Walk down the line with P & ID and Isometric drawings to ensure that construction works were completed in accordance with approved drawings. •Witnessed hydro static testing using the Carber Plugs method. •Witness hydro static testing of pressure fittings. •Ensured that Stainless steel piping to be hydro tested had their water verified to ensure that they meet the PH requirement on the client specification. •Ensured that the Pressure test reports are done properly and ensured prior to testing that the pressure gauges used had valid calibration •Managed the Hydrotesting crews. •Carried out an Internal Audit on Material Receiving and Issuance on the project. •Ensured that welders used for production are qualified to the approved welding procedure •Reviewed and ensured that Corrective action requests issued by the client are addressed and closed out.

2011 to 2012

 

JV Driver Projects Inc

 

Suncor MNU Project QA/QC Dept

 

Asst. QA/QC Manager

 

Supervised more than 15 Inspectors certified to various disciplines and Document Control Administrators. •Reviewed NCRs issued by the Inspectors and followed them up to enable on time closures •Monitored offsite Inspectors activities. •Attended the Project subcontractors kick off meeting. •Approved payments for subcontractors. •Reviewed Subcontractor QA/QC documentation like Quality Plan, Inspection and Test plan (ITP), Procedures, Inspection reports etc. •Attended Project construction meetings each Thursday and contributed •Attended Project Quality meetings each Wednesday and contributed •Reviewed Mechanical Completion test packages •Audited materials receiving and storage (segregation of stainless steel and carbon steel materials) •Carried out Fit up Inspection prior to welding. •Carried out visual inspection of completed welds •Developed hydro static test packages in accordance with the ASME B31.3 code, ABSA rules and Imperial Oil Resources Specification •Carried out hydro static testing of repaired Piping installed in the Plant •Ensured that all the required Non Destructive testing were carried out prior to hydro testing •Ensured that the hydro test package included all the necessary information like Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P & ID), Isometric drawings, punch list stating outstanding items outside the pressure envelope that are required to be completed after the hydro test etc. •Reviewed the blind list and verified the availability of high point vents and low point drains prior to pressure testing. •Walk down the line with P & ID and Isometric drawings to ensure that construction works were completed in accordance with approved drawings. •Witnessed hydro static testing using the Carber Plugs method. •Witness hydro static testing of pressure fittings. •Ensured that Stainless steel piping to be hydro tested had their water verified to ensure that they meet the PH requirement on the client specification. •Ensured that the Pressure test reports are done properly and ensured prior to testing that the pressure gauges used had valid calibration •Managed the Hydrotesting crews. •Carried out an Internal Audit on Material Receiving and Issuance on the project. •Ensured that welders used for production are qualified to the approved welding procedure •Reviewed and ensured that Corrective action requests issued by the client are addressed and closed out.

2011 to 2011

 

Indutech Canada L.P.

 

QA/QC Department

 

QC Supervisor

 

•Carried out Metallographic Testing like micro/macro examination on materials and weldments, viewing microstructures of Chromium Carbide overlays with a 50 X microscope magnification, taken photomicrographs, carried out visual and micro analysis, through thickness hardness tests etc. •Carried out various welding procedure qualification to verify the integrity of the welds produced from various filler metals. • Carried out Dimensional Inspection of bends before/ after Chromium Carbides Overlay. • Monitored welding parameters of Chromium Carbides overlay during welding. • Performed Visual Inspection of Chromium Carbide overlay


2005 to 2010

 

Total E & P Nigeria

 

QA/QC Dept

 

QA/QC Supervisor

 

•Carried out an auditor on the Fabrication Contractors QA/QC Department to ensure conformance to project ITP, project quality procedures, ensure good traceability of project materials, qualification of NDT personnel are as per project requirement, equipment Calibration, updated welder register etc. •Implemented Quality walkthroughs on the project site, a once in the week activity by Client and Contractor QA/QC team. •Carried out Material Inspection during the construction of 15 Pressure Vessels (Clad & Carbon Steel and FPSO Topsides like Crane Pedestal, Water Caissons, Crew boat stairs etc. •Carried out fit up Inspection of Steel Catenary Risers (SCR) Clad and Carbon steel •Carried out weld defect analysis and made suggestions to the team on how defects could be reduced •Witnessed dimensional Control Inspection on Pressure Vessel and FPSO Topsides before and after welding, hydro testing of some Pressure Vessels and distortion correction after welding •Provided resolution for resource and execution gaps as well as pending issues •Issued non conformance reports (NCR) when construction deviated from the requirements of the applicable Total E & P Specification and ensured corrective action was satisfactorily carried out and reported before close out of NCR •Reviewed documentation like Fabrication Sequence, Inspection and Test Plans, Inspection reports, Material Certificates, Material Reception Reports (MRR) , Overage/Shortage & Damage report of materials when applicable, Method Statement, Welding and NDT equipment Calibration Certificates, Welder Certification, Welding Procedure Specification (WPS), Procedure Qualification Recording, Mechanical Testing Reports and weld radiographs for acceptability to industry codes/ standards and Client specification •Developed checklist to ensure that fabrication requirements are achieved prior to Mechanical Completion release •Monitored Welding parameters using the Portable Arc Monitoring System (PAMS), NDT Inspection like Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT) , Penetrant Testing (PT), Ultrasonic Lamination, thickness and flaw checks, Welding Procedure Qualification Recording/ Welder Performance Qualification using the following welding processes Automatic Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) also called Saipem Presto Welding System, Submerged Arc Welding (SAW), Automatic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), GMAW Surface Tension Transfer (STT) process, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) and repairs of defective welds •Witnessed preparation of test specimens and mechanical testing in the laboratory, preheating before welding as required by the approved Welding Procedure Specification (WPS), hydro testing of Piping/ Pressure Vessels and Dimensional Control •Audited and approved the contractor's stainless steel fabrication shop, the NDT subcontractor's system and Project QA/QC department •Supervised the welding of Piles offshore and performed acceptance Inspection after installation activities and also supervised the application of heat shrinkable sleeves (HSS) on water and gas injection flowlines and performed acceptance inspection after holiday detection inspection •Witnessed Mechanical testing at an external lab for some materials received by the contractor without test certificates etc.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Welding Society (AWS), American Society for Non Destructive Testing (ASNT) and the Nigerian Institute of Welding (NIW).

Licenses/Certifications

American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) ASNT Central Certification Program Certified Level 2 VT Inspector, Canadian Welding Bureau Certified Level 2 Welding Inspector, American Welding Society Certified Welding Educator (CWE)

Professional Appointments

Director/ Lead Trainer in my Limited Liability Welding Training and Services Outfit.

Awards/Recognition

Friend of the Library Award from the Petroleum Training Institute, Nigeria, Image of Welding Award from the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy, Ohio, USA.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He wrote an article in Quality Control published by Stainless Steel World in Europe.


Consulting Services:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   He is fluent in English Language.
French   He is above average in the French Language.
Italian   He has basic knowledge of the Italian Language.

Market Research:
American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)/ Certified Welding Educator, ASNT ACCP Level II in Visual and Optical Testing, Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Welding Specialist, Alberta Boilers and Safety Association (ABSA) Certified Welding Examiner, TWI CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector, Six Sigma Certified Yellow Belt, Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) UK Certified Level I Painting Inspector, ICorr Level II Insulation Inspector, ICorr Level II Fireproofing Inspector, RABQSA Certified Associate QMS Auditor, IRCA Certified QMS Provisional Auditor etc

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has developed and delivered several trainings on Welding Inspection, Welding Metallurgy, Pipeline Construction etc. to Companies like Nigerdock Plc., NNPC Engineers etc.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has a wealth of knowledge about the various vendors that are in Nigeria and has assisted various organisations in locating them.

Other Skills and Services

He has excellent organizational skills and can organize Seminars, In-Housing training etc.


 

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