12986 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223  |  904.886.0381  |  rickkhona@gmail.com



Major Oil / Power Companies and US Navy - Engineering, Project / Construction Management – HWCG, ExxonMobil, Chevron-ANGLNG, ALSTOM Power, ARAMCO, US NAVY, GULF ENGINEERING, OCCIDENTAL, ESSO, CONTINENTAL, MARATHON, AMERADA HESS & PIONEER


US Citizen, Notary Public, Postgraduate, Professional Engineer, Extensive experience as a Project JV Manager / Engineering / Installation / Construction Manager for major Oil & Gas SURF & Pipeline projects including effective integration, interface mgmt., direction, Management for Design/Build EPC Project Engineering, Emergency Response preparedness and Construction. Develop policies and procedures that cover best practice. Completed number of EPC LSTK projects of $500m+. Strive to complete projects in a timely and cost effective manner, using lessons learned from completed projects for continuous improvement. Using formal gated process, best practice management techniques, OPEX and CAPEX budget, bidding and award. Field management in multi-national, multi-cultural team environment in remote / hardship areas, excellent knowledge of computers, MS OFFICE, Primavera


25+ years of experience working with major world class EPC Contractors and oil companies in US and worldwide at remote locations around the world on large onshore / offshore Oil & Gas greenfield / brownfield field engineering, Installation / construction of pipelines (6” thru 56”), LPG plant projects, Emergency Response Coordination, sub-sea wellheads, BOP stacks, capping stack, diverter system, choke, riser system, top hat, flow lines, Flying leads, ROV interface, Turret, Umbilical & UTA systems engineering and Testing. Lead engineering team during the FEED and detail engineering for small to very large projects (>1.2 Billion $), FPSO maintenance, upgrade projects and interface management with multi discipline teams, DP/AHT/ROV vessels, processing facilities engineering / installation, water treatment, field engineering, construction work planning, man-hour tracking/budgeting, change order mgmt., commissioning & handover.  Project reporting to top management.


Saved over $2,000,000+ Dollars (plus additional ongoing savings) in Facility by making and implementing fruitful suggestions


Highly motivated, Goal oriented and safety conscious, Ability to work both independently and in teams, Driven by new challenges, Structured, goal oriented and with task focus, good communication skills, & apply standards and regulations. Excellent IT Skills in Excel, Word, AutoCAD, etc.


Oil industry, OSHA Codes & Standards i.e. Federal 49 CFR 192/194, DOT, API (5L, 6A, 14C, 14D, 14E, 16C, 17A, 17D, 17G. RP 17W, RP53, 1111, 1104), ANSI / ASME B31.3, B31.4 & B31.8, DNV, NACE MR0175, RP-01-76, ASTM, ASME BPVC, AWS D1.1 etc.


COMPUTER Skills: Windows, Word, Excel / Lotus Notes, Offpipe and Finite element analysis, Primavera Scheduling, Pipeline Network Hydraulics, Pipeline Route / Plant Site Selection / SURVEYS



BS & MS Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University

• Courses in Subsea Pipeline, SURF and field configuration

• Courses in Processing & Production Engineering, Project Management

• Courses in Instrumentation (Fisher & Taylor Instruments)

• Courses in Supervisory & TQM Training (Major Oil companies and US Navy)

• PE – Registered Professional Engineer & Certified General Contractor



EXPERIENCE - Major Projects:

Deep water GOM Well Containment Systems, Wellheads, Capping Stacks, BOP, FPU etc.

Capital Project Engineering, Operation Mgr., Field Development / Engineering including Government and Company-Contractor liaison / Interface Mgmt., Engineering & Construction, Well Containment Capping system, MODU, Drill Ship, BOP facilities, pipelines, daily work planning, SCHEDULING, project control, FPU/FPSO Topside facility and processing facilities

EPC Project Management, Asset / Logistic Mgr., Coordination Gate 3 Approval, FEED studies, FPSO topside facility, process, GOSP / LNG Plant / Pipeline / Risers / Umbilical / Topside Production Facility, Power Plant Projects, PMC- ExxonMobil, Saudi


ARAMCO, Alstom Power, and Pegasus Int’l ($1200MM+)

Assurance, Interface, and Risk (AIR) Coordinator

Responsible for day to day monitoring and coordination of vessel performance and movements, communications with charterers, store requisitions, asset management and maintenance of systems, manage AHTS/tugs/supply/utility/accommodations barges/PSV, Wellheads, Tie-ins, Drilling rig management, Maintenance and Financial performance

Day to Day Field Operation, Superintendent, advisor, (Four (4) Oil/Gas Fields, Occidental Petroleum and SIRTE Oil (a.k.a. ESSO), ADDAX Petroleum, Nigeria.


As PMC, responsible for Drilling, Field Operations, Implementation of the QA/QC in the Engineering Design Office, Interface with Drilling & Operations, Wellheads Engineering for Saudi ARAMCO, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ESSO

ARAMCO, Exxon, Occidental, Pioneer Gas, Project Management Team (PMT). Production Operations, LNG/LPG, FPSO project, New Field Development, Pipeline and Topside Facility

Supporting field level implementation of company’s construction, Well-testing, operations

24” Oil/Gas Production Platform Topside Facility, Pipeline to shore facility, ARAMCO

36” Gas Pipeline Project Management(PMC) / Engineering of NCG – Trinidad Tobago

48” Viking Voyageur Pipelines DOT Permit from Canada to Illinois, Gulf Eng. TX.

2”-56” Gas Transmission Pipelines Projects PMT, ARAMCO, Pioneer Gas Co.

Utility/Energy Conservation Mgmt., HVAC Systems,  Water/Waste Water Eng./Const. Mgmt. (PMT) - US Navy @ Naval Station, Mayport, FL


SPR – US Dept. Of Energy- Conceptual Salt Dome Crude Oil Storage Project Design

QA/QC of Pipeline / Facilities Engineering Design for ARAMCO, Pioneer Gas, Oasis

Pipeline Route / Plant Site SELECTION for number of the above projects

COMPUTER Simulation / Modeling of Pipeline Flow Hydraulic & Processing Plants

$$$ - Saved Millions of Dollars for my Employers thru Improvements Suggestions

Energetic, Enthusiastic, Sincere, hard Working, Eye on Cost Saving, Project Controls People Skills, Training/Mentoring young engineers and Supervising Skills