Create an operator ownership culture to achieve continuous improvement in reliability—Part 2
Operators have a significant influence on a plants reliability.
- Shell, New Orleans, Louisiana
has 35 years of oil and gas experience. Mr. Parris began his career as a plant engineer in Shell’s refinery in Deer Park, Texas, in 1980. In 1984, he moved to the Shell Anacortes, Washington, refinery as the rotating equipment engineer and maintenance supervisor. From 1998 to 2004, he worked as a maintenance manager in the Motiva Delaware City, Delaware, refinery. From 2004 until 2007, he was the rotating equipment lead for CNOOC Shell Petrochemicals Company’s large grassroots chemical plant in China. From 2007 until 2009, he was the regional manager for Shell Global Solutions Rotating Equipment in Bangalore, India, where he performed reliability audits for third-party plants in the Middle East and Africa. Since 2009, he has worked for Shell as a principal engineer in major upstream projects in Kazakhstan, the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. Mr. Parris holds a BS degree in nuclear engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
- Tesoro Petroleum (retd.), Anacortes, Washington
has over 34 years of refining experience. Mr. Cameron began his career in 1980 with Shell Oil as an operator in Anacortes, Washington. Between 1980 and 1985, he worked as an alkylation operator, a catalytic cracking unit (CCU) operator and a CCU board operator. He was also union president of OCAW Local 1-591 in Anacortes. From 1985 to 1998, he worked in Anacortes as operations shift supervisor, operations/maintenance coordinator, CCU training supervisor, refinery training superintendent and operations superintendent. He joined Tesoro Refining and Marketing in 1998 and worked as an operations superintendent, operations manager and production manager in Anacortes. From 2007 to 2012, he worked as refinery manager at the Tesoro Salt Lake City, Utah, refinery. In 2012, he returned to Anacortes and worked there as the refinery manager until his retirement in December 2014. Mr. Cameron received an Associate of Arts degree from Skagit Valley College, and BS and MS degrees in business from City University in Seattle.
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