Oil & Gas
Asset Performance Management
The shale gas revolution in the late 2000s marked a turning point in the U.S. oil and gas industry. For Freeport LNG, it meant taking their business in a new direction: transforming an import terminal into a natural gas liquefaction and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility. As part of this journey in 2015, the operator selected GE Digital Asset Performance Management as its mechanical integrity platform and enlisted Stork, a Flour company, for the functional roleout of the program. This included the development of risk-based inspection strategies, the implementation of all initial wall thickness measurements (TMLs) on fixed equipment and continued inspection services as the plant came online. All of these components were implemented in the pre-commissioning phase to establish an “optimized” mechanical Integrity program before first gas.
About the speakers
Johan Ferket has been with Stork for more than 15 years, holding various management positions within the company.
Currently, Johan is responsible as a Consultancy Manager and Certified Reliability Leader for different asset and maintenance management projects within the asset intensive industries like Oil & Gas. With a focus on global reliability & integrity projects, Johan is also responsible for the development of the Asset Performance Management proposition within Stork. Johan is a regular presenter at different conferences like International Maintenance & Reliability Conference (Reliabilityweb.com), GE Digital, ADIPEC, ERTC, MERTC, Euromaintenance, PRC & Automa.
Nelson Romero-Gaddy was born in Venezuela, where his expat American geologist parents worked for Shell Oil developing the western oilfields. Upon graduating from high school, Nelson enrolled at Zulia State University, obtaining a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1975. After applying for an overseas scholarship from the Venezuelan Oil Ministry, Nelson registered at the Corrosion and Protection Centre at the University of Manchester-UK, to pursue postgraduate studies, obtaining Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Corrosion Science in 1980.
Nelson then returned to Venezuela, where he worked in the local oil industry for 30 years, in multiple engineering, supervisory and management capacities. In 2011, Nelson relocated to the US, working with Wood Group plc and BP from 2011 until 2015 in Houston. In 2016, he joined Stork Technical Services USA as a Corrosion Engineer/RBI Specialist, becoming the PM for the Freeport LNG Liquefaction Project, which was recently completed.