Instructor's Summary

Mr. Ron Roberts


Mr. Ron Roberts is a Senior Process, Safety & Petroleum Engineer with over 35 years of industrial experience within the Petroleum, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas industries.  His expertise covers the areas of Process, Safety, Production, Maintenance, Troubleshooting Operations on land based (onshore), floating (offshore), fixed (offshore) platforms and plants in Oil and Gas industry. This includes Surface Production & Operation Facilities, Safety Management, Offshore Installation, X-mas Tree and Wellhead Operations & Testing, Field Operations, Well Services, Oil & Gas Production & Maintenance, Inspection, Audit, Training & Assessment expertise to ISO 9001-ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 standards, Safety Cases & HSE Systems; Risk Assessment & Environmental Management; Development, Implementation & Audit of Systems and Procedures including Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) to standards; Training, Assessment & Internal Verification; Operations & Project Management and Troubleshooting & Problem Solving for offshore platforms and onshore plants including upstream and downstream operations. Currently, he is the Training & Competency System Consultant of Pan African Energy and Sasol Petroleum International wherein he is responsible for setting-up, implementing and administering a Competency Assessment & Assurance (CA&A) system.

Mr. Roberts has worked with various international companies in Europe, Australia, North Sea, South Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He has successfully completed recently the Project Management of the construction, hook-up and commissioning of 10 remote gas wells and gathering system. Further to his career life, he held prime positions such as a Consultant Project Manager, Field Operations Manager, Operations Support Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance & Construction Engineer, Maintenance Training Instructor and Senior Operations Technician.  In addition, he has further worked with Shell with escalating positions for being the Senior Operation & Facilities Technician, Process Supervisor, Maintenance Engineer, Operations Superintendent, Offshore Installation Manager and to a Business Unit Training Manager and D34 Verifier. In his earliest career stage, he was honoured as the “Apprentice of the Year Award”.

Mr. Roberts has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with full Shell certification of Competency in Offshore Installation Management & Onshore Gas Plant Management, incorporating all aspects of HSE Management.  Further, he is a certified OPITO Trainer, Assessor and Internal Verifier in the oil and gas field and HSE areas, under the auspices of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Moreover, he is an active member of the Institute of Petroleum (IP), UK.