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Laren Tushim

Sr. Mechanical Project Engineer

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Lacombe, Louisiana, United States

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Vali Cooper International, LLC

Sr. Mechanical Project Engineer

September 2015 to September 2017

Harahan, LA

Whitlow EPC

Project Manager

May 2015 to August 2015

Mandeville, LA

WS Nelson (PT Freeport indonesia)

North/South Gravity Concentrator Project – Lead Mechanical Engineer

February 2011 to October 2011

New Orleans, LA

Laren Tushim's Education

University of New Orleans

Bachelor's Degree, Mechanical Engineering

1987 to 1997

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Vali Cooper International, LLC

* Brownfield HDD pipeline repair for water crossings* Pipeline replacement projects engineer* Piping and facility specification revision and upgrade contributor* Facilities engineering

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Sr. Mechanical Project Engineer @ Vali Cooper International, LLC * Brownfield HDD pipeline repair for water crossings* Pipeline replacement projects engineer* Piping and facility specification revision and upgrade contributor* Facilities engineering From September 2015 to September 2017 (2 years 1 month) Harahan, LAProject Manager @ Whitlow EPC • Brownfield NGL pipeline and tankage additions, P&ID’s, piping layouts, and GA development• Piping and equipment specification, procurement, and installation package development• Detailed piping calculations, process and design verification • Detailed system calculations, and specification development for proposed Sulfuric Acid Pipeline system• Greenfield Pipeline Terminal design and piping layout development, site construction interface and technical resource From May 2015 to August 2015 (4 months) Mandeville, LANorth/South Gravity Concentrator Project – Lead Mechanical Engineer @ WS Nelson (PT Freeport indonesia) My duties Included:• Coordination of multi-discipline design team• Detailed design calculations for pump and piping sizing analysis• Coordination of remote field and vendor data gathering efforts to • Equipment design specification development and procurement • PFD, P&ID and equipment configuration development From February 2011 to October 2011 (9 months) New Orleans, LAOlympus Host TLP Project – Process Module Lead Mechanical Engineer @ WS Nelson (Shell DCA) My responsibilities included:• Coordination of multi-discipline engineering team activities and discipline interfaces• Participation in facility safety, process, cost and constructability reviews• Detailed calculations and design development assistance• Design interface liaison for departing pipeline risers and equipment• Detailed vessel design calculations and design specification development, including wave suppression internals• Design of new Custody oil metering station, and helical-turbine gas metering trains• Piping design and fabrication isometric coordination• Design of site specific metering equipment design for 100MBL production rate • Technical review resource for project team for specialized production vessel specifications• Equipment fabrication oversight and technical representative From June 2009 to February 2011 (1 year 9 months) New Orleans, LAUrsa-Princess Subsea Gaslift Project – Lead Project Engineer @ WS Nelson (Shell DCA) My responsibilities included:• Coordination of multi-discipline engineering team activities and discipline interfaces• Participation in facility safety, process, cost and constructability reviews• Detailed calculations and design development assistance• Piping design and fabrication isometric coordination• Design and specification of metering system • Technical review resource for project team for specialized piping specifications• Equipment installation and commissioning oversight and technical representative• Project turnover to asset coordination and punch list preparation From June 2006 to April 2010 (3 years 11 months) New Orleans, LAUrsa-Princess Waterflood Project – Injection Module Lead Engineer @ WS Nelson (Shell DCA) My responsibilities Included:• Oversight for piping design engineering activities relating to 180,000 BLPD water injection module• Lead and coordinate multi-discipline engineering team activities and interfaces• Technical specification development, procurement process assistance including execution• Fabrication coordination and planning for assigned engineered items• Vendor fabrication technical issue identification, analysis and resolution• Detailed design calculations and P&ID development assistance• Constructability reviews, field interfaces, and regulatory package development • Onsite fabrication support and technical issue resolution • Start-up and commissioning procedure development, and assistance• Operations troubleshooting, and problem solving technical resource• Maintenance program and operability planning support From May 2006 to September 2009 (3 years 5 months) New Orleans, LASr Mechanical Engineer @ Albert-Garaudy & Assoc • Provided mechanical engineering support to multi-disciplined project design teams, including equipment and piping system design, flow calculations, vendor design verification and interface• Facility analysis and operational troubleshooting assistance for major gas production facilities• Project management from initial concept planning, and estimating, and execution engineering support• Rotating equipment technical resource to mechanical engineering department• Developed and installed integrated series Reciprocating / centrifugal gas compressor facilities for multiple offshore gas production platforms• Provided project-troubleshooting and problem solving guidance for rotating equipment installations• FMEA for various rotating equipment failures. Gas compressors, Multiplex pumps, centrifugal pumps, etc. Corrective actions and revised operating manual for better reliability• Production process debottlenecking and capacity expansion design for oil/gas production units • Equipment specifications for mechanical equipment, including gas compressors, process and pipeline pump skids, production equipment skids and overhead bridge gantry crane• Facility turnover packaging including operational and maintenance guidance • Development of construction “safe work” project installation plans to ensure worker safety during all phases of installation, testing, and commissioning operations• Regulatory compliance reviews for production facility upgrade projects• Served as client project liaison / engineer for offshore 3rd party pipeline tie-back projects• Analyze and develop design revisions for onshore storage battery firewater and AFFF systems • Developed foam fire suppression system upgrades for onshore oil storage battery• Main contributor for client facility Haz-Op reviews of multiple production facilities. Developed and coordinated corrective measures project, and issued final PHA report• Hurricane recovery team member for offshore and onshore facilities From January 1999 to May 2006 (7 years 5 months) Metairie, LAFacilities Reliability and Projects Engineer @ Shell Offshore, Inc. • Reliability engineering support to a multi-platform offshore oil and gas production unit responsible for keeping track of equipment performance issues and failures• Implemented recommended operational process improvements and upgrades to improve reliability• Detailed equipment identification and analysis for development and implementation of new maintenance pro-gram database for offshore production unit.• Identified operability issues with dehydration systems and facilitated training classes for field personnel to improve operational understanding of equipment and improved reliability • Project engineering, planning, and execution for multiple projects, optimized project schedules to minimize costs and downtime• Regulatory compliance review, and documentation upgrade process for production unit in 1998 • Performed FMEA analysis on a series of compressor gearbox failures, developed and implemented corrective actions, and operating procedures• Shell Thornton training in FMEA processes for oil and gas processing and mechanical systems• Completed several third-party pipeline tieback projects, including surface facility equipment revisions and upgrades From December 1997 to December 1998 (1 year 1 month) New Orleans, LASr. Mechanical Project Engineer @ NorthStar Energy Services • Project Mechanical piping design and install of five large pump stations (40,000-50,000 HP)• Design and specifications development and implementation for non-client furnished static process equipment, process pumps, and specialized support components• Equipment design, including calculations and system analysis to ensure service operability• Mechanical engineering resource for instrumentation and piping design groups• Design review and modification of client ordered pressure vessels to address install issues to maintain budget and schedule• Mechanical engineering lead to support civil, instrumentation, piping design efforts.• Facilities project engineer for pump, metering, and support systems associated with large terminal expansion including pumps and metering for new dock loading and unloading facilities.• Vertical pump design and testing revisions to comply with client performance testing • Dock related systems technical interface for loading, unloading, vent, and sump systems integration• New facilities sump/pump system design and specification, vent systems review and incorporation From October 2019 to June 2020 (9 months) Baton Rouge, LASr. Project Engineer / Manager @ Whitlow EPC PNGLP – Pine Prairie Energy Center – Lead Mechanical Project Engineer/ PM Technical Advisor• Project design team lead for facility expansion/upgrade from 1.25 to 3.0 BCF/D throughput increase, including 1.55 MMBtu/d Heat addition, (3)-1 BCF/D rated sales scrubbers as well as process debottlenecking and utility system expansions• Redesign of remote pipeline interconnect site to deliver 150-percent capacity increase• Lead project design engineer for large (500 MMSCF/D) gas dehydration system expansion, including piping analysis and modifications, lead procurement support engineer• Mechanical support for API 12B Brine storage tanks replacement • Solution mining system upgrades including replacement of source and disposal pipeline interconnects • Static Equipment analysis and troubleshooting for corrective measures at offsite installations in LA, MS, and ALSalt Creek Midstream – Central Facility – Greenfield NGL facility with Gathering • Developed design specifications for all ICP piping and pipeline interconnect systems• Development and execution of Pipeline interconnection equipment specifications, fabrication support• Pipeline interconnect site layout, system designs, and planning and execution JP Energy – Barnhart Terminal (2015)• Greenfield oil gathering terminal design and piping layout, construction interface and technical specifications• Remote tie-in metering system design development and installation From September 2017 to September 2019 (2 years 1 month) Mandeville, LASr. Mech Project Engineer @ WS Nelson Co My Duties included:• Project and engineering planning, scope development for multiple equipment integrations• Development assistance for SIMOPs installation plans, with safety protocols as primary focus• Fabrication execution for new standard C1/D2 compliant Air compression unit design• Extensive field verifications and interface with personnel to ensure project needs are fulfilled• Process equipment sizing and technical specification development, procurement and fabrication• Firewater system hydraulic modelling and analysis Mars, Ursa and Ram-Powell TLPs. • 2014 HSSE /USCG compliance system upgrade development and design preparations for Mars • Project interface, construction planning review, installation contingency identification and execution for subsea equipment installation• Subsea equipment development liaison, topside support for multiple projects • System commissioning, field operational and maintenance procedure development • Mars TLP pipeline launcher system upgrade lead responsible for design and accelerated installation due to failure• Team liaison with previous project to coordinate accelerated equipment delivery to permit rapid turnaround for installation to bring facility on line• Team liaison with pipeline group to ensure downstream specification adherence.• Multiple brownfield repair and compliance upgrades for Ursa and Ram-Powell TLPs From November 2011 to December 2014 (3 years 2 months) New Orleans, LA

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