Don Bracken

Good Morning Sir/Madam,

I would like to submit my resume for your review and consideration.

Below, is my resume with over 25 years in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Cryogenic Industry. This includes assisting the plant manager with the development and submittal of the (LNG Peck Shaving) plant operational budgets, procedures, compliance and training. As well as start-up and commissioning operations along with other various maintenance planning and scheduling (including training) of the computerized data generation tasks, during my 15 years with MEI/Stebbing and Associates. My commissioning and Start-Up experience has been over the past five years Aker Solutions/Kvaerner Americas/Cappo International and Whessoe Oil and Gas in India. Actually over the last ten to twelve years while re-commissioning the Elba Island LNG Import Terminal facility in 2002.

Thanks in advance,

Don Bracken
113 Station Dr.
Ocean Springs, Ms 39564
Cell # 912-401-8669

Don Bracken

113 Station Dr.

Ocean Springs, Ms 39564

Ph. # 912-401-8669

A position with an organization where experience, training and abilities in the LNG Industrial Operational and Maintenance and/or Commissioning and Start-Up would be of value.
Operating and maintaining the following equipment:
Cold Box: natural gas, oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen
Air Compressors: natural gas, oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen
Pipelines: Liquid and compressed gas storage
LNG Import Terminal: Elba Island reactivation and operation, as PIC
Commissioning Supervisor: 1.85BCFD Cameron LNG Import Terminal
Commissioning Engineer: 1.5BCFD Gulf Clean Energy LNG Import Terminal
Start-up and Commissioning Manager: Woodward CO2 Clean up facility

Employment History
Whessoe Technology Center – Whessoe Gas and Oil, Ratnagiri LNG Import Terminal
Assistant Commissioning Manager 4/2012 to 7/2012
Responsible for the start-up and commissioning of the of the 480,000M3 storage facility with Boil-Off compression and Send-out capabilities. Responsible for the start-up and commissioning including the training, operational procedures and regulatory compliance issues.

Cappo International – Linde Processing Partner CO2 Clean Up facility, Woodward, Ok
Commissioning Manager 10/2011 to 01/2012
Responsible for the start-up and commissioning of the CO2 clean up facility. Including the commissioning procedure development, training and the operational procedures during the commissioning and startup of the facility.

Kvaerner Americas – Gulf LNG Clean Energy Import Terminal, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Commissioning Engineer, 4/2010 to 9/2011
Responsible for the start-up and commissioning including the training, operational procedures and regulatory compliance for the 1.5BCFD Gulf Clean Energy LNG Import Terminal facility. Research, develop and publish technical procedure and training lessons for the project.

Aker Solutions – Cameron LNG Project, Hackberry, LA
Commissioning Construction Supervisor, 5/2008 to 7/2009
Responsible Supervisor for the construction, start-up and commissioning of the 1.85BCFD Cameron LNG Import Terminal facility. Research, develop and publish technical procedure and training lessons for the project.

El Paso Corporation – Houston, TX
Cross Functional Technician, 4/2001 to 5/2008
Reactivation of SLNG Import Terminal, Elba Island. Active in the cool down of the LNG tanks and unloading system. Assisted in training of new plant personnel in the operation of plant field equipment and the operation of the DCS System. Extensive experience in the off-loading of LNG ships. Serving as the Control Room PIC during the ship off-loading process, as well as shore side PIC on-board the ship. Monitoring the security and surveillance of the facility. As one of the facility PIC’s(Person In Charge) of the LNG transfer operation during the ship off-loading process. It was my responsibility to account for the liquid volume transferred(delivered) as well as the various other loading operation(s) of supplies. This also, included the start-up, maintenance and shutdown of the Gas Chromatograph sampling during the off-loading operations. In order to have an accurate ‘accountable’ BTU(British Thermal Unit) count of the Liquefied Natural Gas cargo transferred during the off-loading process.

ADM Corporation – Chattanooga, TN
Trailer Washer, 9/2000 to 1/2001
Washing interior trailers, pump and transfer hole area for reloading new products for shipment to customer facilities.

MEI/Stebbing and Associates – Chattanooga Gas Company, Chattanooga, TN
Shift Operator, 12/1985 to 4/2000
Shift operator responsible for all aspects of process control and plant operations of Gas Plant consisting of 348,000 barrels (1.2 BCF) above ground LNG Storage Tank, GE Frame III Turbine driving a 10 MMSCFD Mixed Refrigerant Cycle with Molecular Sieve Pretreatment, two 60 MMSCFD Shell and Tube Vaporizers. Duties included the operation and maintenance of the LNG Plant to obtain the optimum performance of the vaporization and liquefaction systems. LNG truck loading and unloading, boil-off re-compression and sendout. Installation and set-up of two PLC touch panels for Vaporization System. Scheduling and recording maintenance items, hard-copies and database forms. Recording databases into Word ’97, Excel ’97, Word Perfect 6.0, IE 5.0, NC 4.5, and Lotus 123.

Selox Incorporated – Chattanooga, TN
“A” Operator, 4/1979 to 3/1984
“A” and “B” Operator in the Cryogenic field of Air Separation. Plant consisted of two Air Separation Columns for the manufacturing of Oxygen, Nitrogen and Argon; that was supplied air with an Ingersoll-Rand air compressor and an expander compressor. Also, reclaimed Hydrogen for filling cylinders once compressed to the 20-2200psi range from a cylinder manifold.

U.S. Navy – New Orleans, LA
Machinist Mate (Received Certification & Training as Machinist Mate), 7/1972 to 3/1979
Operating and monitoring of main steam turbine driven propulsion, auxiliary generation and portable water distillation systems in the engine room. Assisting in the repair of main propulsion and auxiliary equipment on board both surface vessels and submarines. Monitor, recording and tagging equipment out of service for the proposes of repair work to be performed on various equipment.

Responsibilities included assisting in the repair of main propulsion and auxiliary equipment. Maintaining and operating oxygen and nitrogen plant. High and low pressure air compressors, air conditioning and refrigeration plants.


McKenzie College, Chattanooga, TN, 7/1984 to 5/1986
Naval School of Cryogenics

Cryogenics Certificate of Certification,
Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA 1975 – 1976
Studies included: Industrial Gas Plants, Gases and related equipment.
Certificate of Certification,

Industrial Electricity
Chattanooga State Technical College, Chattanooga, TN 1988 – 1989
Studies included: Residential and Commercial Wiring Theory and Logic.

Emergency Fire Fighter – Certificate of Certification
CPR – Certificate of Certification

Personal Interest
Moose Lodge, Chapter #332 (D’Iberville, Ms)
Past State Director
Involvement with local Jaycee Chapter (Chattanooga, TN)
Developing and Maintaining own web page
Special Olympics
Active car club member of Street Toys, The National Firebird/TransAm and Corvette car clubs.

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