TECH EXPERT
Tushar Poddar

Tushar Poddar

Principal Consultant (Energy & Technology)

Freelance

EXPERTISE:
Energy - Process/Industrial Engineering, Certification/Regulatory Compliance
Environment - Process/Industrial Engineering
LOCATION:
Singapore

BIOGRAPHY

Tushar has over 38 years of professional experience in offshore / onshore oil, gas, LNG and energy industries, encompassing production, processing, transportation and storage for Fixed Platforms, Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU), Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant and terminals and other projects. His experience focuses on Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning (EPCIC) project management, business development, as well as operation and maintenance support.

Tushar has worked in various capacities, as the Process Head, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Safety Leader and others for various companies including Bechtel, IHI E&C, Shell, Sembcorp Marine and BW Offshore. He currently focuses on consulting and providing training services to companies, in technology and risk assessment, HSE and sustainability and project and engineering management. He was involved in the development of TR 56 Standard for LNG Bunkering in Singapore. He is also teaching various courses in NTU, including the Advanced Process Engineering and Process Engineering for Gas/LNG and Pharmaceutical Industries.

Tushar is a Senior Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and is also the Chair of AIChE - Singapore Local Section. He obtained his Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

PORTFOLIO

New/Purpose Built Tugboat with LNG Marine Fuel and Bunkering Facilities
  • Provided basic engineering / Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and consultancy services for the dual-fuel tug's fuel/LNG handling system (storage, pumping, gasification), layout design, process system, safety system, utility and auxiliary, testing, commissioning and start up.
  • Contributed engineering consulting services in the proposal of alternative fuel for the dual-fuel tug, e.g. ammonia, methanol with battery and fuel cell. Provided training for the operation of LNG bunkering system, which comprises a containerised, Type-C ISO-certified LNG tanks on the main deck and a patented LNG vaporizer. Re-fueling of the LNG tanks can be done by truck-to-ship operations or replacing the empty tanks with replenished ones.

Expertise Provided
  • Energy - Process/Industrial Engineering, Certification/Regulatory Compliance
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capturing in Gas Processing and Pre-treatment Plant prior to LNG Liquefaction and CO2 Sequestration in Offshore Field
  • Conducted technology selection, techno-economic feasibility study, carbon footprint studies, as well as basic and detailed engineering design for CO2 capturing and CO2 sequestration systems.
  • 3.6 MMTPA LNG liquefaction and purification facility having equivalent gas handling capacity of 520 MMSCFD is first treated to remove all contaminants like CO2, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), mercury (Hg) and heavy hydrocarbons to the desired extent in order to prepare the gas to be liquefied into LNG. The raw gas extracted from the offshore field was carrying about 15% CO2. The recovered CO2 gas from the pretreatment plants is compressed to about 15 bar to be dispatched through the pipeline to reach at the destination where this CO2 is further compressed to about 120 bar, which is then injected into the oil well reservoir for enhance oil recovery.
  • The project has prevented 75 MMSCFD CO2 emission and enhanced the oil recovery of the pressure depleted wells by 65,000 BBL/day.

Expertise Provided
  • Energy - Process/Industrial Engineering
  • Environment - Process/Industrial Engineering
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