Principals and Managers

  • Ivan Curiel, P.E.

    Ivan Curiel, P.E.
    Principal

    Mr. Curiel possesses 27 years of well-rounded experience in downstream, offshore oil and gas, marine, and drilling projects. Projects completed have included FEED, design, fabrication, and installation of facilities on land, barged mounted, supported by jackets, as well as floating systems. Texas, Louisiana, and GOM experience includes facilities design, top-sides designs, and drilling systems. Deep Water facilities include TLPs, Mini-TLPs, and SPARs including the design of a Deepwater Cable layer. Mr. Curiel began his career working in chemical and refining plants and then expanded his experience to the upstream industry. Although most of the offshore floater experience is surrounded by TLP shapes, Mr. Curiel is very familiar and understands the needs of Column Stabilized Units and Ship-shapes. Scope of work has included conceptual design, project management, detailed design, procurement, fabrication and installation support, commissioning, and startup. Additionally, Mr. Curiel possesses ample experience in vibration and thermal stress analysis/design of piping systems and maintains this expertise. This analysis is conducted with the latest software generated by CAESAR II. As a well developed manager he has served in positions from project engineer to project manager on grass root developments of various types. As Managing Partner of Freeman & Curiel Engineers, LLP. he has focus on the improvements to the design, constructability, operability, project schedule, and costs of engineering to clients. He has spearheaded the move to optimizing in-house engineering tools.

  • Michael Freeman, P.E.

    Michael Freeman, P.E.
    Principal

    Mr. Freeman possesses over 39 years of experience in design and analysis of structural and mechanical systems in the industrial environment including process plants, marine and offshore structures, modular oil, gas and power production equipment, land and offshore drilling rigs, and machinery design. Experience in static, dynamic, thermal and detailed stress analysis of frames and mechanical systems. Includes wind, wave and current loading on offshore structures, response to earthquake and rotating equipment dynamics, shock, transportation and lifting loads. Mr. Freeman is recognized as an industry expert in the design of blast resistant buildings installed on floating production units. He has ample knowledge of the latest computer technology for structural and stress analysis, industry codes for onshore and offshore structural and mechanical systems including AISC, IBC including earthquake, ASCE, API, ABS, DNV, BOCA and foreign codes.

  • Brian Rhodes

    Brian Rhodes
    Structural Department Lead

    Mr. Rhodes has over 14 years of strong experience in oil and gas industry and petrochemical industry in design of structures. Scope of work includes drafting, detail design, and computer aided analysis of structures on offshore and onshore facilities. Brian is very strong at the technical level while maintaining high awareness of constructability, maintenance and operations. He has the ability to manage and balance analysis and common sense when providing solutions. He is not afraid to go to the field and resolve problems while at the same time maintaining control of the project through the application of proper management tools. He is enthusiastic, self-starter who is keenly interested in improving the horizons of technology - in personal work, and in his work with others. Clients include: BP, Noble Energy, British Gas, ConocoPhillips, ChevronTexaco, among many others. His debottlenecking and upgrade experience makes him very practical at his designs for existing structures as well as designs from scratch. In addition Brian is keenly aware of safety in his designs.

  • Todd Blum

    Todd Blum
    Mechanical Department Lead

    Mr. Blum possesses over 15 years of experience in concept, detail design, and direct oversight of fabrication of oil and gas production facilities and equipment. His well rounded experience encompass multidisciplinary designs conducted enteirly on his own to include process, mechanical, structural, electrical and control systems. This allows Mr. Blum to have a wide view of all task required to execute the projects with main focus in the process systems and mechanical completion with clear understanding of equipment requirement and specifications. His abilities extend from budget development and estimating, project planning, detail design, fabrication surveillance, installation, and start up. Very familiar with API 14C and RP2A compliance including emphasis on piping and equipment design and analysis.

  • Dale Weaver

    Dale Weaver
    Engineered Product Manager

    Mr. Weaver has over 23 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Dale has served in various management capacities at FCE which includes drafting manager, vendor proposal manager, on site construction surveillance manager and has now been promoted to Engineered Product Manager. Dale works effectively with engineers, contractors and inspectors in basically all disciplines. His experience expands steel, concrete structures. Dale has accomplished over 8 years of outstanding experience in producing accurate proposals for potential and negotiated projects, creating detailed cost estimates ranging from equipment only sales to detailed Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) offerings, leading proposal teams of engineers, designers, procurement personnel, project controls and cost estimators, working with Customer/Owner's engineers to determine best fit solutions. Dale's team is responsible for the design of mobile trailer mounted power supply. Dale's team has resolved issues / questions related to GE Aero energy packages, Balance of Plant Equipment and Gas Turbines (LM2500, LM5000, LM6000 and LMS100).

  • Craig Stewart

    Craig Stewart
    Business Development Manager

    Mr. Stewart works alongside FCE’s executive and engineering management teams to formulate and deliver global upstream and midstream strategies. He holds Bachelor Degrees in both Marketing and Business Management and participates in numerous marketing and networking activities including Offshore Technology Conference, Turbo Machinery Show and Power Generation Conference. He has extensive understanding of the oil and gas value chain and has been heavily involved in projects for the Upstream, Midstream, Downstream oil and gas industries. Craig leads FCE's “total client satisfaction” mission by participating in the originating steps of project development by effectively working with engineers, contractors, project managers and drafters fostering team unity and achievement of solid bottom-line results.

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