ORC Expert Advisory Services ORC International

  home    |    find an expert    |    request an expert    |    join our network    |    about us     expert login  
Expert Consulting and Expert Witness Services
  
  search tips 
Share this page:  Send to LinkedIn Send to Facebook Tweet This Email Print

 Expert  716753

Expert in Sour Gas Chemistry


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Canada
Education Work HistoryPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

Listed with other top experts in: 

Expert has spent over eight years conducting research on the Claus process for a major sour gas producer. During this time he compared the performance of commercial and experimental catalysts, investigated catalyst deactivation, and improved procedures for catalyst rejuvenation. He developed and patented a new honeycomb catalyst to reduce formation of carbon-sulfur side products and sulfur emissions.
 • 

Claus process

Expert participated in a multi-disciplinary search for sour gas processes that could potentially offer major cost savings compared to the currently accepted combination of amine treating/Claus process/tail gas unit. He considered many in-house and third party schemes and contributed to process improvements for some of these schemes.
 • 

petroleum-processing sulfur recovery

 • 

sour gas

 • 

sour gas processing

Expert has several years of experience in hydrogen sulfide electrolysis and the use of microwave plasma to dissociate hydrogen sulfide. He has completed a multi-client
 • 

hydrogen sulfide

 • 

hydrogen sulfide dissociation

Expert developed two solvent-based production schemes that prevents sulfur plugging for a gas well containing elemental sulfur. He also was responsible for managing a research project that developed a process for producing ultra-sour gas. This process prevents fouling by solid sulfur and is considered a key technology.
 • 

sulfur deposition abatement

Having employed plasma technology to hydrogen sulfide cracking, Expert has experience with plasma processes to achieve industrially important chemical conversions. He is involved in a study on plasma-based processes for converting methane to higher-valued products.
 • 

plasma chemical process

Expert supervised research on finding analytical methods for determining trace mercury levels in sour gas and other streams. As a consequence, he assembled an extensive body of literature on mercury. Analytical techniques for sour and sweet streams were selected and successfully applied.
 • 

trace mercury analysis

Expert has researched the subject of deactivation and rejuvenation of alumina-based sulfur catalyst, and gives presentations on the subject.
 • 

catalytic deactivation

Expert has written papers and gives presentations on sulfur recovery by the Claus process.
 • 

sulfur recovery


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   PhD   Sulfur chemistry   University of Western Ontario  
1966   BSc     Honours Chemistry - University of Western Ontario  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

Chemical Process Consultant

 

Expert consults on: sulfur process technology; catalyst development; process evaluation and optimization; preventing sulphur deposition.

1991 to 1993

 

Shell Canada Limited

 

Process Engineering Research

 

Senior Staff Research Chemist

 

He did oil and gas process research.

1984 to 1990

 

Shell Canada Limited

 

Exploratory Research

 

Coordinator

 

He did oil and gas process research.

1982 to 1984

 

Shell Canada Limited

 

Hydrocarbon Processing Department, Royal Dutch Shell Laboratories

 

Staff Research Chemist

 

He did oil and gas process research.

1980 to 1982

 

Shell Canada Limited

 

Process Research Department

 

Staff Research Chemist

 

He did oil and gas process research.

1978 to 1980

 

Shell Canada Limited

 

Process Research Department

 

Senior Research Chemist

 

He did oil and gas process research.

1971 to 1978

 

Shell Canada Limited

 

Chemicals Department

 

Research Chemist

 

He did oil and gas process research.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

With several publications and conference papers to his credit, Expert's research has led to Canadian and U.S. patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  
 - Sulphur  
 - Canadian Patent Document  
 - Report Submitted to Alberta Hydrogen Research Program and Clients  
 - Hydrocarbon Publishing  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has experience in troubleshooting Claus sulfur plants (e.g. the effect of methanol).
  • He has worked on preventing sulfur deposition in a flowing gas well (by use of ammonia; regeneration of the spent ammonia).
  • Expert has evaluated a new device for dehydration of natural gas.
  • Expert evaluated a process for manufacturing sulfur or sulfuric acid from waste sulfur-containing gas.
  • Expert has reviewed and evaluated a large number of processes being explored for manufacture of hydrogen from H2S.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in to assist with training engineers in petro chemicals.
  • Expert in mineral leasing agency for consulting on marketing strategies for mineral rights.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Expert participated in the successful introduction of a new Claus catalyst line.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has delivered training presentations on Claus catalysis and Claus sulfur plants.


 

Need the right expert?  We can help!

home       find an expert       request an expert       join our network       about us

Intota is now ORC Expert Advisory Services

FOLLOW ORC ON