Instructor's Summary

Mr. Karl Thanasis


Mr. Karl Thanasis, PEng, MSc, MBA, BSc, is a Senior Project Manager with over 30 years of practical experience within the Oil, Gas, Refinery and Petrochemical industries. His wide expertise includes Project Manager, Contract Management, Technical Management, Emotional Intelligence, Technical & Site Managerial Leadership, Document Control Process & Practical Solutions, Production Planning, Scheduling, Construction Administration, Project Budget Development & Accountability, Engineering Drawings, Codes & Standards, P&ID Reading and Drawing Interpretation. He is also well-versed in Oil & Gas Field Commissioning, Start-Up & Troubleshooting, Oil Field Operations & Water Treatment, Process Plant Performance & Efficiency, Water Testing, Wastewater Treatment Technology, Industrial Water Treatment in Refineries & Petrochemical Plants, Piping System, Water Movement, Water Filtering, Mud Pumping, Sludge Treatment and Drying, Aerobic Process of Water Treatment that includes Aeration, Sedimentation and Chlorination Tanks. His strong background also includes Design and Sizing of all Waste Water Treatment Plant Associated Equipment such as Sludge Pumps, Filters, Metering Pumps, Aerators and Sludge Decanters.

Mr. Thanasis has acquired his thorough and practical experience as the Project Manager, Plant Manager, Area Manager - Equipment Construction, Construction Superintendent, Project Engineer and Design Engineer. His duties covered Plant Preliminary Design, Plant Operation, Write-up of Capital Proposal, Investment Approval, Bid Evaluation, Technical Contract Write-up, Construction and Sub-contractor Follow up, Lab Analysis, Sludge Drying and Management of Sludge Odor and Removal. He has worked in various companies worldwide in the USA, Germany, England and Greece.

Mr. Thanasis is a Registered Professional Engineer in the USA and Greece and has a Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering with Honours from the Purdue University and SIU in USA respectively as well as an MBA from the University of Phoenix in USA