Associate of Science - AS @
Collège de Maisonneuve
Versatile manager >18 years of cross discipline international experience in Commercial, Project, Operation, Proposal and Business Development management for onshore, offshore and subsea EPCI and Oil & Gas projects. My main asset is my ability to work and interface across different department which includes liaising with engineering, estimating, procurement, project controls, legal & contracts, fiscal and financial
Versatile manager >18 years of cross discipline international experience in Commercial, Project, Operation, Proposal and Business Development management for onshore, offshore and subsea EPCI and Oil & Gas projects. My main asset is my ability to work and interface across different department which includes liaising with engineering, estimating, procurement, project controls, legal & contracts, fiscal and financial teams.
•USA, Brazil, UK, UAE, Mexico, West Africa, Trinidad, Russia, French Guyana,
•Bahamas, Qatar, Iran, Canada
•Permanent resident of Brazil
•Resident of USA
•Fluent in English, French & Portuguese
SPECIALTIES: PROJECT / OPERATION & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
•Preparation of Proposals / Quotation for EPC projects onshore and offshore
•Managing, planning and execution of site work, marine contracts & projects
•EPC Contract management, Contract Review and subcontracting
•Equipment (drilling and trenching equipment, vessel fleet, pipelay and DP vessels) & material
•Offshore, subsea and onshore experience including management of site resources, materials and cost analyses, EPC contracts, Pipeline; shore approach, trenching, foundation engineering; marine installation, pipelines; mining and exploration
EMAS-AMC is a leading offshore contractor specialized in delivering turnkey project and engineering solutions offering subsea construction, offshore installation, floating production, fabrication, well services maintenance, repairs and decommissioning to the global offshore energy sector. Services include design, transport and installation for mooring systems, suction anchors, steel constructions, risers, Gravity Based Structures (GBS), Floaters, FPSO, production equipment, subsea pipelines, manifolds, spools, umbilical and ancillary connections. EMAS AMC manages and operates fleet of heavy lift subsea construction vessels
Business Development Manager @ Business Development Manager Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Trinidad, Venezuela) & Clients in GoM and Africa. Account manager >14 IOC & NOC (Petrobras, PEMEX, Repsol, BG, Total (Americas), BHP, EOG, etc). Capture manager: identify business opportunities at an early stage./ perform competitor’s analyses / establish winning technical and commercial & preliminary execution strategies including identification of requirements, selections of assets, vessels and personnel / advise tender team and revise tenders. Interface with legal, financial and technical team. Perform contract negotiations with commercial team. Identifies and supports development opportunities for future company growth; primarily in the area SURF, Pipelay (Rigid and Flexible), Heavy Lift, and Mooring Installation works. Establish, develop and maintain contacts and relationships. Develop partnership and negotiate joint ventures. Monitor performance with current alliance partners and recommend actions to continuously improve customer service relationships. Set-up country entrance plans. Secure projects for Regional assets. Houston, Texas From June 2013 to Present (2 years 7 months) Houston, Texas AreaManager of Proposals & Estimating / Deputy Project Manager / Project Operation Manager @ Project Operation Manager / Deputy Project Manager
April 2012 – June 2013
Completion EPCI contract >250 million USD. Manage offshore operations, fleet, port operations and project logistics for Pipe laying operations; transportation, vessel, port & survey. Planning project resources & manage commercial interfaces. Manager project supply chain (SCM). Review, prepare, negotiate and administrate contracts and subcontracts including vessel importation, equipment, materials and subcontractors. P&L - Review of invoices and payment. Prepare and manage Claim of ~100 millions. Supervise claims and project cost control. Review costs and taxes and P&L. interface between Operations, Legal, Technical, Commercial & Finance Team.
Manager Proposal & Estimating
June 2011 – June 2013
Managing preparation of proposals for Oil and Gas EPIC projects with specific values of up to 1 billion. Responsible for preparing P&L. Business development, Lead Joint Ventures. Managing estimating for tenders. Responsible for preparing Engineering, project and operation management tender for EPC contracts. Work with Executive Team in the development of business strategy and objectives. Communicate business issues, opportunities and commercial risk and liability to the executive team. Interact with executive, Operations, Legal, Technical, Commercial & Finance Team. Interact with Government agencies, Partners and potential partners, Consultants, Suppliers & Contractors. Planning of resources for Proposal Preparation; Performance management, training and development. Hand-over of Proposal info to Project Team. Interface management with between Operations, Legal, Technical, Commercial & Finance Team. Supporting Manager Marketing in organizing; commercial and/or business planning meetings; Accept or Reject Tenders; Review and prepare contracts. Approve Proposal; Act as sole contact person for during Proposal Phase; Communicate technical and commercial qualifications to client; From June 2011 to May 2013 (2 years) Manager of Proposals and Tenders @ Managing preparation of proposals and proposal team. Business development, Company Public Relations; relationships with clients, Development and implementation of corporate commercial policy and strategy; Planning of resources for Proposal Preparation; Hand-over of Proposal info to Project Team; Interface with other disciplines; Supporting Manager Marketing in organizing periodic commercial and/or business planning meetings; Accept or Reject Tenders; Approve Proposal; Act as sole contact person for during Proposal Phase; Communicate technical and commercial qualifications to client; Appraise subordinates; Approve training and education programmes for subordinates. From March 2010 to May 2011 (1 year 3 months) Senior Project Engineer / Deputy Operation Manager / Proposal Leader @ Preparation of Proposals for Large EPIC Projects up to 250 millions. Technical advisor. Estimating. Negotiate subcontractors. Award Northeast Project - Brazil HDD shore approach, dredging / trenching / pipe lay. Proposal for Hybrid Riser Pre-Salt Project WD > 2200m. Shell BC-10 Flexible Riser. Manifold installation. Relationships with clients, Communicate business issues, opportunities and commercial risk and liability to the executive team. Interact with executive, Operations, Legal, Technical, Commercial & Finance Team, Government agencies, Partners and potential partners, Consultants, Suppliers & Contractors. Planning of resources for Proposal Preparation; Hand-over of Proposal info to Project Team; Interface with other disciplines; Supporting Manager Marketing / business planning meetings; Communicate technical and commercial qualifications to client; Business development for Brazil.
Completed Camarupim Pipeline Project and Mexilhao total values exceeding 200 millions. Engineering, project and operation management support for EPC contracts. Assist Operation Manager. Direct, in conjunction with the Operations Manager, the management and maintenance of all local assets and facilities. Review and prepare contracts. Direct purchasing and procurement policies and procedures. Motivate and lead a multi-cultural and diverse team.
Manage offshore operation for pipelay work and port activities. Supervise marine logistic support and port operations. Restoration of pipelay Iroquois including reposition of helideck and new stinger. Pipe laying operations; pipe transportation, vessel and port operations and pipeline survey. Project managing for the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) & trenching scope of works. ROV and diving operations. Shore approach, landfall and dredging. Development of different subcontractors’ scope of work. Subsea installation such as spools, PLEM. Lifting analyses. Review of fleet capabilities and subcontractors’. From July 2007 to March 2010 (2 years 9 months) Rio de Janeiro Area, BrazilSenior Project Engineer @ Engineering and project management support of marine operations division;
Development of procedures for installation of subsea equipment for deepwater projects including conductor and manifold templates using AHV. Prepare equipment list for project. Select Port Base. Prepare welding scope of work and select welding contractor. Rio de Janeiro, Vitoria Brazil and Houston Texas From February 2007 to July 2007 (6 months) Client Representative (Contract Position) @ Client Representative and Quality Control Supervisor, including H&S aspects, on Offshore Geotechnical Investigation at four Jack-up locations, four drilling platform locations, four flare platform locations, SPM (PLEM and four anchor locations for SPM) and at the pipeline landfall route, in the South Pars field, offshore Iran. From October 2006 to December 2006 (3 months) IranFreelance Project Manager / Team Leader / Senior Geotechnical Engineer @ Project planning and team leader for offshore geotechnical site investigations. Management/supervision of field activities including drilling operations, lab testing, in-situ sampling and testing (including PCPT). Prepare DPR and liaise with Clients. Produce and review safety documents. Review of pile design analysis and bearing capacity analysis. Assist in preparing proposals. Perform penetration analysis for jack-up rig. Select and supervise Laboratory Testing. Establish working procedures. Maintain design database & establish design and working standards. Develop spreadsheet and engineering graphs. Develop gINT (Geotechnical software and database used to present borehole logs, engineering graphs and lab results). Develop PCPT processing and interpretation spreadsheets. Writing reports and recommendations.
Participate in projects located offshore Qatar and offshore Iran.
Dubai and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates From January 2006 to September 2006 (9 months) United Arab EmiratesSenior Geotechnical Engineer @ Sole geotechnical specialist of a marine contractor specialised in the installation of offshore pipelines and communication cables. Liaise between engineering department and the commercial department and assist in preparing proposals. Review of geotechnical, geological and geophysical data. Evaluate soil conditions of proposed route alignments. Select adequate trenching equipment (ploughing and jetting fleet). Determine trenching risks, limitations, rates vs. depth, required number of passes and bull pollard tow forces when applicable. Review of trenching performances at completion of projects. Review and modify trenching models. Review of fleet capabilities. Produce and review safety documentation. Writing reports and recommendations.
Darlington, United Kingdom From August 2005 to January 2006 (6 months) Darlington, United KingdomSenior Area Engineer / Project Manager @ Undertake and manage contracts. Prepare proposals. Weight relative costs. Managing & supervising site resources including site supervisors & drilling/grouting crews. Determine equipment, material and other resources needed for project at tender stage and during project planning. Supervise and select subcontractors. Prepare production control. Produce and review safety documentation. Review and implement quality and environmental control procedures. Design of ground engineering works. Responsible for planning and execution of piling and ground engineering work such as mini piles, deep and large diameter piles, grouting, soil and rock anchors for major construction projects. Dam foundation remedial & consolidation works using chemical grouting & Tubes-A-Manchettes (Wales). Site reestablishment. Grouting & consolidation of chalk dissolution Features & Coal Mining Works for residential & commercial Properties. Liaise with client. Writing reports and recommendations. From August 2004 to August 2005 (1 year 1 month) Doncaster, United KingdomSenior Geotechnical Engineer / Project Manager @ Responsible for planning and execution of site work, interpretation of site data, preparing investigation reports and recommendations for railway renewal work. Establish railtrack possessions and site access with Network Rail. Managing & supervising site ad office resources, engineers, site supervisors & drilling crews, field and laboratory Technician & administrative assistants. Produce trackbed design and renewal recommendations reports. Review, develop and implement safety, & quality document & procedures. Quality control. Production control. Ensure completion of project. Accompany and assist commercial manager during commercial meeting. Assist in preparing proposals. Liaise with client. Undertake and manage contracts. Teaching others. Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work.
York, United Kingdom From November 2003 to August 2004 (10 months) York, United KingdomMarine Geotechnical engineer, Offshore Team Leader @ Project planning and site supervision. Safety review. International and offshore (including deepwater) projects. Foundation for offshore structures and pipelines, drilling and lab work supervision, soil investigation. Rig moves, supervision of offshore site investigations, pile design analysis, bearing capacity analysis for mud mat designs and the generation of the associated reports. Performing penetration analysis for jack-up rig and rig moves. Performed and supervised in-situ testing such as: rock coring, CPT, seismic CPT, in-situ vane. Select and Supervise Laboratory Testing. Maintain design database & establish design standards. Participated in a research on suction caisson. Liaise with Clients. Writing reports and recommendations. Participate in projects located offshore USA, Trinidad, Russia (7 months), Mexico (3 months) and Bahamas.
Houston, TX, USA From April 2001 to November 2003 (2 years 8 months) Houston, Texas AreaGeotechnical engineer/geologist/geophysics/project manager @ Responsible for preparing proposals, planning and execution of site work, interpretation of site data, preparing investigation reports, lab work and drilling supervision and on-site coordination for geotechnical and geophysical projects and forensic investigations. Supervise and select Subcontractors. Work included foundations for high-rise and low-rise buildings, road and highway work, airports, cell tower and water treatment plants. Performed geotechnical construction monitoring, soil compaction, caisson inspection, rock and excavation qualification/quantification, surveying, and Phase I environmental assessment. Site reestablishment. Supervision of Dam Embankment. Experience in bulk earthworks, filling and compaction. Geophysical investigation experience includes seismic refraction, ground penetration radar, blasting monitoring and pile integration testing for cell towers.
Ontario, Canada and Georgia, USA From July 1999 to April 2001 (1 year 10 months) Greater Atlanta AreaGeotechnical engineer/geologist @ 1.5 year of experience on short term contracts. Experiences included geotechnical engineering for construction of a 170-meter hydroelectric earth dam. Consolidation grouting, Curtain Grouting. Supervision of rock foundation injection; grouting, bolting; performing synthesizing analyses and seismic measures of quarry blasting; coordinating and performing geological and geotechnical mapping and surveying. Mapping of fractures & discontinuities of dam foundations. Coordinating and performing dam assessments of foundation, integrity for over 300 locations. Perform exploration geology in the Amazonian forest (French Guyana - 4 months) for gold mining in residual soils. Supervising geochemistry sampling and drilling campaigns. Rock and soil logging. From September 1996 to September 1998 (2 years 1 month) Quebec, Canada
B. Eng., Geological Engineering @ Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal From 1993 to 1998 Technical, Pure and Applied Sciences @ College de Maisonneuve From 1992 to 1994 Richard Riopel is skilled in: Pipelines, Petroleum, Offshore Drilling, Subsea Engineering, Onshore, EPC, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Oil/Gas, Drilling, Inspection, Construction, Contract Management, Procurement, Project Planning