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Brian Webster

Sr. Operations Readiness Engr.

Experienced consultant, manager, and engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the oil and energy industry. Skilled in refining and chemical plant engineering, operations, and maintenance. Responsible for the safe delivery of maintenance and integrity deliverables into greenfield projects,...
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Senior Operations Readiness Engineer - MRTA  
Shell Global Solutions, February 2016 to Present, Houston, Texas United States
(Oil, Gas, LNG, and Petrochemicals)
Senior Operations Readiness Engineer - MRTA (Maintenance, Reliability, Turnaround) for Shell P&T Americas. Responsible for the assurance, technical support, and delivery of Maintenance, Reliability, Asset Integrity, and MRTA program content to major brownfield and greenfield projects in the Downstream and Integrated Gas sectors. Supported more than $20B of capital investment and associated operational readiness activities.

Reliability Manager  
Shell Oil Products, November 2010 to January 2016, Anacortes, Washington United States
(Oil and Gas)
Reliability Manager for the Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes, WA. Responsible for the overall reliability performance of the refinery and the management of the reliability improvement plans, which resulted in Unplanned Downtime (UPDT) below 1.5%.

Reliability Engineer  
Shell Oil Products, June 2008 to November 2010, Deer Park, Texas United States
(Oil and Gas)
Reliability Engineer for the Shell Deer Park Refinery with responsibility for the Hydroprocessing, Sulfur Recovery, Cat Cracking, and Alky units

Supervisor - Central Shops  
Shell Oil Products, April 2006 to May 2008, Deer Park, Texas United States
(Oil and Gas)
Provided leadership as well as the professional, engineering technical and commercial support for maintenance activities in the Central Workshops at the Deer Park Refinery. Responsible for the management repair of the site’s pumps, control and relief valves, electric motors, and metal fabrication shop activities.

Technical Support Engineer  
Dresser-Rand, September 2002 to March 2006, Houston, Texas United States
(Oil, Gas, and Petrochemicals)
Provided technical assistance and expertise to clients, repair centers, field services, and outside vendors for overhauls, repairs, revamps, upgrades, commissioning and field support for centrifugal compressor projects.

Product Technology Engineer  
Dresser-Rand, July 1999 to September 2002, Houston, Texas United States
(Oil, Gas, and Petrochemicals)
Provided expertise for the application and sales engineers for rotating equipment sales (centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, lube oil systems, and gas seal systems) to the oil, gas, and chemical processing industries.

Pipeline Engineer  
Stoner Associates Inc, September 1994 to Present, Houston, Texas United States
(Oil, Gas, Petrochemicals, and Utilities)
Consultant for Stoner Associates providing hydraulic analysis services and solutions. During tenure as consultant, performed steady state and transient analyses on a wide variety of systems ranging from large natural gas pipelines, municipal water, waste water, offshore diesel/crude tanker loading facilities, industrial gas pipelines, petrochemical piping systems, cooling water systems, and large gas distribution systems


University of St. Thomas  
Master of Business Administration, (MBA), Sep, 2004 to May, 2007

University of Houston  
Other, Master of Industrial Engineering, Sep, 1995 to May, 2000

Trinity University  
Bachelor Of Science, Engineering Science (Mechanical Concentration), Sep, 1989 to Dec, 1993


Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals Project  by  Shell P&T    
February, 2016 - Present

Shell Geismar AO4 Project  by  Shell P&T    
February, 2016 - January, 2018

Elba Island LNG  by  Shell P&T, GE, and Kinder Morgan    
July, 2016 - Present

Lake Chalres LNG Proposed Project  by  Shell P&T, BG, and Energy Transfer    
February, 2016 - Present


  • Certified Reliability Engineer
    American Society of Quality (ASQ) (7208)
    October 2010  - December 2023


Compressed Gas Utilization System & Method with Sub-Sea Gas Storage  (US 6,863,474)    
Inventors: Chris Collins, Jim Moody, and Brian Webster.  Issued March 31, 2003  in United States

A Compressed Gas Utilisation System and Method with Sub-Sea Gas Storage  (EU EP1464885)    
Inventors: Chris Collins, Jim Moody, and Brian Webster.  Issued March 31, 2004  in Germany

A Compressed Gas Utilisation System and Method with Sub-Sea Gas Storage  (EU EP2154417)    
Inventors: Chris Collins, Jim Moody, and Brian Webster.  Issued March 31, 2004  in Germany


ASME Meritorious Service Award
For his outstanding leadership in serving as South Texas Treasurer for two years and for his valuable service in experience and wise counsel that have contributed greatly to the recent level of South Texas' Success. Houston, Texas, April 15, 2010

ASME J. George H. Thompson Award
In recognition of the young member whose age is thirty-five years or less and who has contributed the most outstanding, meritorious service to the betterment of South Texas Section during the last year, in leadership of the South Texas Section as Chairman of the Apollo Subsection. Houston, Texas, April 20, 2006.