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ROBERT W. BUCHANAN Home: 281.361.3281 3222 Falling Brook Drive Cell: 281.734.3283 Kingwood, Texas 77345 rb15d31a4@westpost.

net PROJECT MANAGEMENT / PROJECT ENGINEERING Experienced, proactive professional with extensive hands-on experience in SCADA and automation as applied to oil and gas production and pipeline control. Evalua ted, selected and installed instrumentation for measuring pressure, temperature, levels, flow, force, position and status for onshore and offshore production fa cilities. Skilled in design, commissioning, instrumentation and operation of aut omation systems to monitor and control production platforms and associated offsh ore production gathering facilities. Experience includes designing custom elect ronics using linear and digital devices. BACKGROUND SUMMARY *Project Management *Construction Coordinator *Scheduling *Technical Documentation *Budget Estimation *Manpower Requirements *Conceptual Design *Mentoring *Conflict Resolution *Design Engineering *Personnel Management *Process Design & Automation *Request For Proposal/Quote*Change Management *Troubleshooting *Client Technical Support *Management Reporting *Analog and Digital Design Computer Skills include: MS Word, Excel, Visio and Access PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS FLUOR ENTERPRISES, INC. 1997 - 2009 Principal Design / Specialist Engineer (2001-2009) Sugar Land, Texas Senior Design / Specialist Engineer (1997-2001) Manager & Lead Engineer of Telecommunications FEED team. Assigned work to team m embers, interfaced with project managers and clients for development of a teleco mmunication system for a sour gas field gathering system to be built in United A rab Emirates (UAE). Team responsibilities covered design documentation of gas f ield LAN/WAN network, TETRA radio, PAGA, F&G and ESD/SIS systems. Investigated a vailable pipeline leak detection technologies and generated report recommending the optimal leak detection system for sour gas gathering system transfer lines, production lines and gas plant product export pipelines. Result: Design specific ations and drawings presented to client for final approval on schedule and under budget. Coordinated and oversaw completion of construction for Longhorn Pipeline's (SCAD A and PLCs) systems. Managed installation of instrumentation and electrical syst ems. Investigated and identified issues for resolution, generated scope of work for contractors and managed contractors on site. Result: All instrumentation, co ntrol loops and electrical systems were certified ready for startup within the p roject schedule time frame. SCADA and Telecommunications construction coordinator for Kazakhstan section of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium crude oil pipeline. Served as lead controls/tel ecommunications coordinating the refurbishment design of the Tengiz pump station and block valve sites by Russian Design Institute Giprovostokneft in Samara, Ru ssia. Coordinated the installation of SCADA, electronic surveillance, fiber opti c backbone telecommunication systems and construction of radio towers for trunke d radio system. This position required interfacing with multiple subcontractors and design institutes. Result: Successful startup of all systems to meet first o il requirements at ship loading terminal on the Russian section of the Black Sea

. Manager/Lead SCADA/Telecommunications Engineer for the PEMEX Cantrell Nitrogen C onsortium project. Specified, procured and installed SCADA system and metering s kids for nitrogen (2) and fuel gas (1) pipelines in Mexico. Coordinated with contractor to construct nitrogen skids capable of metering 900 MMSCFD. Generated system specifications, technical bid package, performed bid tab and selected co ntractors for the SCADA system and metering skids. Coordinated with SCADA system and metering skid contractors to ensure compliance with specifications and deli very/installation schedules. Result: Project was successfully installed. CONSULTANT 1993 - 1997 Independent Consultant / Contractor (1993-1997) Houston, Texas and Muskat, Sulta nate of Oman Project Consultant/Manager for Leviathan Gas Pipeline Company. Reviewed design s pecifications and oversaw implementation, configuration, installation and commis sioning a PC based SCADA / automation system employing Intellution's The Fix and Bristol Babcock RTUs for the monitoring and control of offshore oil and gas pip elines in the Gulf of Mexico. Result: The project was completed on time and wit hin budget. Coordinated and supervised installation and commissioning of new UNIX based RTAP SCADA system in Oman for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). Internal consultant providing technical expertise to evaluate, develop and maintain operational phi losophies and strategies for field automation during field development, project definition and execution phases. Consulted with PDO's Petroleum and Facilities E ngineering Departments as well as area production managers regarding operational input for new field automation projects. Conducted site acceptance tests for a new UNIX based RTAP SCADA system for PDO's South Oman operations. Result: The ne w RTAP SCADA system was installed on schedule. MOBIL OIL E & P, HOUSTON DIVISION 1977 - 1993 Sr. Electronics Engineering Advisor (1990-1993) Houston, Texas Automated Field Systems Supervisor (1987-1990) Sr. Staff Electronics Engineer (1979-1987) Staff Electronics Engineer (1977-1979) Managed, supervised, mentored and assigned projects for Automated Field Systems (AFS) personnel. Managed electronic engineers and technicians designing and over seeing installation of oil and gas field automation systems for Mobil E&P's Hous ton Division. Provided mentoring, conducted personnel performance reviews, assig ned projects to staff, interfaced with Production Area Mangers and that Automate d Field Systems personnel addressed system problems. Performed department budget requirements and submitted to upper management. Result: Ensured appropriate ins tallation and maintenance of automation systems. Engineered, managed, procured and coordinated constructed of an automation syste m for large oil production field. Managed overall project from design to commis sioning. Prepared budget estimates for overall cost for approval by upper manag ement. Designed field communication layout employing direct burial telephone cab le. Generated documentation for connecting in-field communication links with mic rowave system. Generated bid packages for contractor installation. Supervised contractor personnel on site to ensure a quality installation. Result: Project completed on time and on budget. Automation system reduced operating costs by r educing and / or preventing rod breakage, well tubing replacement and power cons umption costs. Field production increases resulted in recovery of the $1.1 mill ion investment within 6 months. Designed, implemented / assembled custom electronics to replace an existing fail

ure prone communication interface between a central control/monitoring mainframe computer and remote computers. Analyzed requirements for transfer of parallel data to/from the Nova 3, via new special purpose electronics, to/from the centra l control/monitoring mainframe. Verified proper operation of the electronics an d generated documents for troubleshooting should problems arise in the future. Result: Commissioning of the new interface resulted in no communication failures between the Nova 3 and the mainframe computer in the four years prior to replac ement of the mainframe computer with a DEC VAX 3000 series computer. GEOSOURCE-MANDREL DIVISION 1974 - 1977 Design Engineer (1974-1977) Houston, Texas Designed and documented custom electronics and software for a high-speed canned food-weighing machine for a major food processor. Designed electronics employin g an embedded 16-bit microprocessor and also developed the associated software i n Assembly Language. Verified correct operation of prototype electronics and ge nerated documentation for assembly line manufacturing of the control electronics . Provided specifications and bill of material for component sourcing. Coordina ted with procurement department to ensure component brand substitution was withi n required specifications. Result: Design of electronics and software documenta tion approved by management for assembly line production EDUCATION Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX AFFILIATIONS Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Instrument Systems Association (ISA)