Lynndon Harnell, Mechanical/Pipeline/Project
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), University of Queensland, 1978
+(61) 7 3824
+(61) 401 673100
29 July 1955
KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Mr Harnell has a total of 22 years professional
engineering experience, primarily in the oil/gas/pipelines field, as well as
general construction, with a broad based expertise in all aspects of project
and engineering office management, including planning, scheduling, design,
estimating, project control, site supervision, inspection, ISO9000 systems,
training and operations.
Strong coordination, investigative/problem solving
and implementative skills, coupled with a high degree of drive and
determination, together with a high degree of computer literacy and
& gas/pipeline design, procurement, construction
testing & commissioning.
management and office management.
engineering and management.
and financial planning and modelling.
Management, and training.
Programming, 1996 (Prima Vera)
Health & Safety Course Module 1, 1996
Assessor Course, 1993 (PE Batalas)
Cost Engineering & Project Management, 1992
Skills, Ithaca TAFE, 1992
Engineering Project Management Course, 1991
NDT Introductory Course, 1982
Gas Turbine & Compressor Maintenance, 1981.
project management and design for numerous oil and gas upstream flowline,
facility, and transmission line and metering projects in the Surat Basin, Dawson
Valley, Tubridgi (WA), and Eromanga oil fields. Provided operational technical
and investigative support services.
Bateman Kinhill, project controls,
including capital cost estimate and project schedules for the Gunpowder copper
mine expansion feasibility study, Shell Theodore coal plant, Togara North coal
plant, George Fisher Lead/Zinc Concentrator Upgrade Study, and Qsmelt Copper
selection for the proposed Brisbane Gas Pipeline
station design and specification for Gilmore Gas Pipeline.
route selection, cost estimate, specification, project controls for Fairvew
estimate for Ballera airport expansion, and Phosphate Hill Acid Handling system.
Pipe specification and piping design, and project engineering for Phosphate Hill
pipeline hydrotesting of pipelines including Amberley Air force Base jet fuel,
Fairview Interconnect, Cheepie-Gilmore, Ticor Connection, Cadia-Blayney slurry,
Marsden-Dubbo, Namarah-Yarrabend, McArthur River, Ballera.
Ltd; Review of
specifications on the Client’s behalf for the Stuart Energy Oil Shale project
in central Queensland. Assistance with design proposal for proposed fertiliser
plant in Mt Isa, Qld.
Route selection analysis for SW Queensland pipeline. Pipeline cost estimates for
Port Longford to Adelaide.
Hydrostatic testing of Namara pipeline, Surat Basin, Qld.
Draft and implement management system to comply with ISO 9001.
Draft and implement management system to comply with ISO 9002
Company of Australia;
Training in Piping Standards (ANSI B31.3, AS2885), Project Controls.
Hydrotesting of Major-Boxleigh pipeline. Design/costing for Wilga oil well
flowline (2-phase) and oil storage facilities.
and maintained ISO 9001 management systems for the Process Engineering division,
leading to successful accreditation. Duties included drafting, issue and
maintenance of procedures, audits, and on-going training programs. Also
responsible for ISO9001 management systems for $mA48 South Blackwater Kenmare
coal mine, and $mA32 Burton Coal project. Assigned as Project Engineer to the
team preparing a major claim associated with the South Blackwater project.
to analyse and implement the finding of a Hazop study on the Kincora LPG Plant
in Western Queensland, involving, operational methodology, design, costing,
construction supervision, scheduling shutdown works, and liaison with Management
and Operations staff. Works included replacement/ re-location of plant piping
and pipeline, installation of flame/gas detection systems and integration with
existing control systems, overhaul of drawing management practice, design and
installation of emergency shutoff and venting systems, implementation of
maintenance inspection systems, upgrading fire protection systems for
control room, re-design of LPG load-out handling system.
for management of the Ras Tanura Branch Office, with a staff of 70 engineers
& drafting personnel. Project Manager for numerous design projects,
including both infrastructure and refinery works. This included a DCS system
upgrade for the Ras Tanura refinery (25,000 man hours), investigation, design
and planning for a valve replacement program for the trans-Saudi NGL pipeline,
and investigation, design and recommendations for resurrection of a 8,000 man
construction camp. Also responsible for company wide (220 employees)
implementation of ISO 9001 compliant system, including drafting and coordination
of procedures, training programs, selection of QA/QC staff and audits.
and procurement for the Rockhampton Branch Pipeline, including concept design,
supervision of drafting office, detail design and specifications, supervision
and inspection of subcontract mechanical works, and the drafting of Operations
and Maintenance Manuals.
for NATA and other hydrostatic testing of pipelines, including Alice Springs
airport jet A1 and Fitzroy River crossing. Recommissioned the reconstruction of
the Fitzroy River crossing. Provided advice to ESSO on hydrostatic testing &
reinstatement concerns for a leaking oil pipeline on the Flounder offshore
project controls to a variety of works within Queensland and PNG. Coordinated
and implemented QA procedures and systems in the Brisbane office, and performed
the Operating Cost estimate for the Kunwarara magnesia mine, and integrated this
data into an overall feasibility study and preparation of financial
documentation. Prepared and maintained the Project Schedule for Thalanga Base
Metals project using Prima Vera and other software.
coordination and maintenance of project schedule for construction of several oil
and gas pipelines and facilities at Moomba gas fields, South Australia.
mechanical and piping design, drafting specifications for the Roma-Gladstone
natural gas pipeline. Commissioning of a pilot methane drainage system, and
implementation of office computer information systems.
is the first and currently only rack (using a rack and pinion drive) railway in
Australia. Seconded from BWE in a two level role, firstly to administer
Transport and Track construction contracts, and secondly to act as an executive
assistant to Mr. Bilston, a JV partner and originator of the concept. Duties
financial modelling, project scheduling, conceptual design and coordination of 7
D&C contract packages;
certification documents and liaise with Government Bodies;
Project Office drawing/document control systems, Project and Site Office staff
technical management of Transport Contract (value $M18) and Tracklaying Contract
(value $M2), and coordination of these packages with the overall project.
Establish specialised rail track construction techniques. Liaison and
coordination of commissioning. Design of the permanent tunnel drainage system;
and obtain approval for O&M Procedures and philosophy including energy
NATA-certified hydrostatic testing on numerous gas, oil and slurry pipelines in
Australia and PNG.
employer constructed the onshore facilities for the Sabah Gas Utilisation
Scheme. As QC Engineer, supervised radiographic/NDT teams and clerical staff (12
personnel), updated, collated and maintained QC Manuals and documentation,
liaised with Client's QA/QC representatives, compiled QC documentation of all
mechanical works, assisted with hydrostatic testing and commissioning pipeline
mechanical engineering input to projects and proposals associated with the oil
and gas industry, particularly CNG transportation systems.
metering stations, instrumentation and mechanical upgrades including design and
construction planning for the Wagga and Canberra lateral pipelines and
facilities, and Sydney City Gate upgrade. Investigated equipment performance
including non operation of Automatic Line Break, line valve vibration, and
blowdown vent noise reduction study.
with the conceptualisation/development of UT inspection procedures following
pipeline failure at Moomba 1982. Site Engineer for ultrasonic inspection of 10
km of pipeline at Moomba. Responsible for contractor liaison,
collection/collation of records.
of procedures, equipment and performance of all aspects of hydrotest and
commissioning of a 10 km 660mm O.D. pipeline at Moomba, and the 60 km 273mm O.D.
Canberra pipeline. Assisted in hydrotesting and commissioning of the 130km,
323mm O.D. Young-Wagga pipeline.
provided central engineering support in the area of building services for three
NASA satellite tracking stations in the ACT. Study and design of an outside air
economiser system for the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERTISE
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