Capital Project Management Support

Contact Information:  Thomas E. Wolf, LLC

                                        Tom Wolf

                                        twolf5165@gmail.com

                                        (281)565-4038

 


Project management support, information, education, and training material for the project manager/engineer in the refinery, petroleum, and petrochemical industries
I will be closing this website as of June 2022.  Anyone interested in hosting this content after then, contact me at twolf5165@gmail.com, with email Subject:  Website Interest.

Objective

The expressed goal of this website is to provide an additional source for project management support, information, education, and training material for project managers and project engineers in the refinery, petroleum, and petrochemical industries.

Purpose

In the execution of projects, the project manager or project engineer sometime finds the need for additional project management support, information, education, or training.  Most times this support will come from within his or her company.  But there are times additional sources are needed.  This website is intended to meet those additional needs.

Please note the documents and information contained within this website are copyrighted material.  However, the intended purpose for posting these is to provide you with useful, relevant information.  Please feel free to use, but please do not abuse the copyright.  Thank you.    
 
Benefit 

For the project manager specifically engaged in the refinery, petroleum, and petrochemical industries to have an independent, experienced source for project management support, information, education, and training materials can be a project saving and possibly a career saving asset.

Some of the most valuable career enhancing opportunities are preceded or incubated by looking at one thing, yet seeing another.  Every day there is something new to learn.  Information, education, and training is a catalyst for future success.

Experienced

Tom Wolf has over 40 years of extensive refinery, petroleum, and petrochemical industry experience including over 30 years project management experience, managing projects in excess of $200 million.  His experience is quite broad covering business organization, planning, scheduling, cost, estimating, estimate analysis, and process improvement, both domestic US and international. For the last decade he has run a freelance project management consultancy business including being project manager for both large and small capital expansion projects and providing project managers and project engineers support and encouragement, information, education, and training.

Project management responsibilities include:

 

  • front-end scope definition (front end loading, FEL 2 and FEL 3) and funding estimate preparation and presentation. 
  • study development and report submission in support of client’s arbitration proceedings regarding project execution issues. 
  • 28 years with Fluor Corporation, an international design build contractor with engineering and construction operations around the world.
  • Manager of projects, project manager, and engineering and construction management of facilities to $200+ million. 
  • Projects included many and varied refinery, petroleum, and petrochemical industry process facilities including
    • hydrocrackers, hydrotreaters
    • delayed cokers, flexicokers
    • fluid catalytic cracking units
    • atmospheric and vacuum units
    • C5-C6 isomerization
    • flares, offsites, and utilities
    • meta- and para-xylene
    • alpha olefins
    • ethylene oxide, propylene oxide
    • chlor-alkali
    • butanediol
    • polypropylene, HDPE, and LDPE
    • gas and oil pipelines
    • metering stations
    • oil and gas production facilities
    • salt water disposal facilities
    • gas lift
    • optical disc manufacturing (class 100 and 10,000 clean rooms) facilities
    • class A office building complex
    • biological manufacturing facility

Content

This website, to meet its potential, will never be 'constructed'.  There are so many subjects that can, and should be, included.  Project management is an art-form with some science, very rewarding, but also extremely frustrating and trying.  As time permits, more subjects relating to project related, information, education, and training, specifically for the refinery, petroleum, and petrochemical industry will be addressed.

Summary

This website’s goal is to provide a source for project management support, information, education, and training material for project managers and project engineers primarily in the refinery, petroleum, and petrochemical industries.  In the execution of these projects, the project manager or project engineer may find the need for additional information and support; most times this support will come from within his or her company.  But there are times additional sources are needed.  This website is intended to meet those additional needs.

 

Project success is a function of the people skills and a broad understanding of diverse subject matter of the project management team.  Scope definition, execution considerations, construction strategy, planning and schedule impact, resource utilization, overcoming difficulties and problem solving, etc, etc, etc, are just a few to enumerate even without addressing the technical side.  Then there is the cost, estimating, and estimate side, factor estimates, detail estimates, forced detail estimates, basis of estimate, construction wage rates, and so on.  Then there is the technical side, material issues, piping systems, equipment considerations, civil and structural, electrical and control systems, document control, specifications, standards, and regulations.  Then there’s the variety of processes both refining (hydrocrackers, delayed cokers, etc.) and petrochemical facilities, the list is almost endless.

 

Project management is as much art as science.  The key is to continue to learn and never stop learning.


Contact

Feel free to make contact for special needs, comments, or questions.
Feel free to make contact for special needs, comments, or questions.
Should you have a question, comment, or specific request concerning the refinery, petroleum, and petrochemical industry, regarding additional information, education, and training material, feel free to make contact.

Delayed Cokers - Coke Drum Basics

List Price:  $60.00

8" x 10", 292 pages

Available at Amazon.con and other retailers

One of a series for the person requiring more than just an answer.

The internet has greatly expanded the amount of information made readily available to essentially everyone, available at a keystroke.  With some knowledge, perseverance, patience, and determination a person can become quite knowledgeable on essentially any subject.  

What can be frustrating, however, in the internet environment is a lack of organization of the available information.  Such is the case for virtually all subjects one may have an interest.

Delayed coking is one such subject.

This book is intended to provide a desktop reference tool, an organized basic overview of the delayed coking process focusing particularly on the coke drum.
 
ISBN-13: 
       978-1481258944

ISBN-10: 
       148125894X