Sam graduated with first-class honours in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2013. He started his career with BP’s upstream business as a process and process safety engineer. Sam initially worked on the Shah Deniz 2 project, a significant gas development in the Caspian Sea, and in 2015, he relocated to BP’s North Sea region. There, he provided direct operations and troubleshooting support to the ETAP (Eastern Tough Area Project) production platform. Subsequently, he joined the crew of the Glen Lyon, the world’s largest harsh-water floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. Sam played a leading role in commissioning and starting up critical production and utility systems, including gas compression, waste heat recovery, and sand removal and treatment.
In 2020, Sam transitioned to NOV’s Wellstream Processing business unit as a senior process engineer. In this role, he provided clients with technical expertise in brownfield process optimization, debottlenecking, and performance improvement for onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities. He accomplished this through technical studies and modifications to processes and unit operations.
Sam has wealth of hands-on experience in the design, operation, maintenance, and modification of a wide range of process, utility, and safety systems, encompassing separation, heat exchange, produced water treatment, relief systems, and gas dehydration.
In 2023, Sam joined Hawkins as an Associate in our Reigate Office. Alongside his engineering work, Sam has now extended his capabilities to include the investigation of fires, and escapes of water.