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Sulphur Experts
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OUR TEAM

Expertise, Experience and Industry Leaders
James A. Swallow, M.E., P.Eng.
James A. Swallow, M.E., P.Eng.
President and CEO
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James A. Swallow, M.E., P.Eng.
President and CEO

Jamie has a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering and nearly 25 years experience in the petroleum industry. He joined Sulphur Experts in 2003 following careers in the environmental service industry, facility operations and instrumentation, and controls system design.

Jamie assumed the position of President and CEO of Sulphur Experts in August, 2013 and is responsible for all aspects of corporate performance. He is intimately familiar with all aspects of the process engineering consulting work. In addition, his well-rounded experience includes participation in our other core services including amine, filtration and energy optimization projects.

Jamie is one of the key presenters at the Sulphur Recovery Technical Training Courses and routinely participates in both the Kananaskis and Kemah Courses.

Farsin Derakhshan, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Farsin Derakhshan, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Production Manager
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Farsin Derakhshan, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Production Manager

Farsin is a Mechanical Engineer with over 18 years of experience. He joined Sulphur Experts in 1996, initially working out of the Germany office and has been directly involved in all aspects of our process engineering consulting work since that time. Now residing in Canada, Farsin is one of our most experienced and well-travelled sulphur plant engineers, providing expert advice and consulting services to clients around the world. His specialty areas include sulphur plant troubleshooting and process optimization.

Farsin is Sulphur Experts Production Manager and fills a very demanding role overseeing all of Sulphur Experts field crews and technical reports for both domestic and international projects. Farsin is also a speaker at our internationally-recognized Sulphur Recovery Technical Training Courses.

Gerald E. Bohme, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Gerald E. Bohme, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Principal Engineer – Sulphur Recovery
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Gerald E. Bohme, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Principal Engineer – Sulphur Recovery

Gerald is a Chemical Engineer and Senior Consultant with 25 years of experience in all aspects of the process engineering work conducted by Sulphur Experts. Gerald's expertise is global and includes plant inspections, testing and plant optimization for the sour gas and oil refining industries, including completion of optimization projects in more than 200 operating facilities in more than 50 countries.

Gerald is a regular speaker at the Sulphur Experts world-recognized Sulphur Recovery Technical Training Course and is very active in training plant operators and engineers through our specialized on-site training programs.

Jan B. Kiebert, B.Sc.
Jan B. Kiebert, B.Sc.
Regional Manager - Europe, Middle East and Asia
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Jan B. Kiebert, B.Sc.
Regional Manager - Europe, Middle East and Asia

Jan Kiebert has Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics, and is the Regional Manager/Regional Engineer for the European, Middle East and Asia operations. He has over 20 years of experience and has been directly involved in all aspects of the process engineering consulting work conducted by Sulphur Experts. He has conducted numerous sulphur plant inspections, design evaluations, testing and optimization projects for a wide range of facilities and clients. Jan is also a specialist regarding burner systems for sulphur recovery plants and process incinerators.

Jan is one of the primary speakers at the internationally-recognised Sulphur Recovery Technical Training Course. Since 2005 Jan has worked in more than 30 countries, conducting in-house training courses and assisting with optimization and improvement of Sulphur Recovery Units. Prior to joining Sulphur Experts, Jan was a Marketing and Sales Manager with Duiker Combustion Engineers and involved in international sales of combustion equipment.

Derek K. Zaharko, P.Tech. (Eng)
Derek K. Zaharko, P.Tech. (Eng)
Regional Manager - USA and Latin America
Sales and Marketing Manager
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Derek K. Zaharko, P.Tech. (Eng)
Regional Manager - USA and Latin America
Sales and Marketing Manager

Since 1999, Derek has been directly involved in all aspects of the process engineering consulting work conducted by Sulphur Experts. He has provided expert advice and technical support in the area of plant inspections, testing and plant optimization for the sour gas and oil refining industries. This includes working on plant optimization projects in more than 100 operating facilities around the world.

Derek is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Sulphur Experts. He oversees Sulphur Experts commercial and marketing strategies, manages sales staff and plays a key role in bridging commercial and production resources in the company. Derek relocated to our Kemah Texas office in 2013 and has assumed additional responsibility as Regional Manager for the United States and Latin America.

Michael H. Sheilan, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Michael H. Sheilan, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Principal Engineer - Amine Systems
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Michael H. Sheilan, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Principal Engineer - Amine Systems

Mike is a Chemical Engineer with 30 years of varied industry experience. He has been involved in all aspects of the natural gas processing Industry, primarily in relation to the chemicals used to treat gas and the processes that use these chemicals. He has provided expert advice and consulting services in the area of hydrate control, gas dehydration, gas and liquid sweetening, hydrocarbon recovery and sulphur plant operations. Most recently, he has focused on amine plant troubleshooting and plant optimization for the sour gas and oil refining industries. This includes working on plant start-up and optimization projects for more than 100 facilities around the world.

Mike is a well-recognized authority on gas processing and has published numerous papers in the Oil and Gas Journal and Hydrocarbon Processing, and he has presented papers at various conferences including the LRGCC, NACE and CanEnergy. Mike is a regular speaker at the internationally-recognized Sulphur Experts Technical Training Courses, leading the Amine Treating Sessions. In addition, Mike provides expert advice to clients and has performed on-site assessment and training for most of the major producers in the industry.

Benjamin H. Spooner, B.Sc., P. Eng.
Benjamin H. Spooner, B.Sc., P. Eng.
Principal Engineer - Amine Treating
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Benjamin H. Spooner, B.Sc., P. Eng.
Principal Engineer - Amine Treating

Ben is a Petroleum Engineer with over 15 years experience providing technical support to the amine industry as an operator, technical specialist and as a consulting engineer. He joined Amine Experts in 2003 and has worked in over 25 countries on hundreds of various amine systems, providing expert assistance and advice regarding plant operations, troubleshooting, optimization and operator training.

Ben has written and presented papers worldwide at various conferences such as Laurence Reid, SOGAT, NACE and Sulphur. Ben is one of the primary speakers at Amine Experts world-recognized Amine Treating Course and heads our amine service practice area. Ben is responsible for aligning our amine services with customer needs and ensuring our position as a world-leader in this area is maintained. Ben is the key technical contact for clients seeking information and support on amine-related issues.

Gerton M.H. Molenaar, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Gerton M.H. Molenaar, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Principal Engineer - Sulphur Recovery
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Gerton M.H. Molenaar, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Principal Engineer - Sulphur Recovery

Gerton is a Senior Process Engineer at Sulphur Experts with extensive gas processing experience, most of which has focused on the design and optimization of sulphur recovery and related processes. His experience includes process design, and basic and detailed engineering of various components of sulphur facilities including sulphur recovery, sour water stripping, sulphur degassing and tail gas treating units such as SUPERCLAUS® and SCOT. Through previous experience as a Lead Process Engineer and Specialist at Jacobs, Gerton was involved in plant optimization, de-bottlenecking and scoping studies, as well as operator training. On many occasions Gerton also provided expert technical assistance during plant inspection, commissioning, start-up and performance tests around the world.

Gerton has written and presented papers at well-respected seminars and conferences including LRGCC in Oklahoma and Brimstone Vail.

Timothy M. Breen, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Timothy M. Breen, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Senior Process Engineer - Canada
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Timothy M. Breen, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Senior Process Engineer - Canada

Tim is a Process Engineer with over 8 years of experience. He joined Sulphur Experts following the completion of his Engineering Degree, and since then has worked in over 20 countries providing on-site testing and troubleshooting support to clients around the globe. His primary area of expertise is sulphur plant troubleshooting and optimization.

Tim is also the Regional Engineer for Canada and is technically responsible for all of the projects in this region.

Benjamin R. Walton, B.Sc.
Benjamin R. Walton, B.Sc.
Senior Process Engineer - Europe
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Benjamin R. Walton, B.Sc.
Senior Process Engineer - Europe

Ben first joined Sulphur Experts in 2004 as an Analytical Specialist who provided technical support to the engineering department. He gathered valuable experience in the analysis of sour gas and oil refining process streams before eventually making the switch to the engineering team. In his current role, Ben specializes in Sulphur plant testing, troubleshooting and optimizations.

In 2011 Ben relocated to the Netherlands to be the technical representative for the European market. He continues to support all technical operations from this office.

Daniel J. DomanKo, B.Sc.
Daniel J. DomanKo, B.Sc.
Analytical Manager
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Daniel J. DomanKo, B.Sc.
Analytical Manager

Dan has over 10 years of experience in process-related analytical chemistry in the oil and gas industry. Dan has developed expertise in Gas Chromatography and Ion Chromatography, field testing and on-site process evaluations. Dan has also worked in analytical chemistry research and development, and helped develop the Sulphur Experts H­2S in Liquid Sulphur FTIR Analyser. Dan has global oil and gas field experience including working on projects in 30+ countries spanning 5 different continents. In addition, Dan also has experience in environmental testing and remediation in the oil sands of northern Alberta.

Dan joined Sulphur Experts in 2006 as an Analytical Specialist and has been directly involved with testing sour oil and gas facilities and evaluating sulphur recovery processes alongside Sulphur Experts Engineers for plant optimization and reliability. He also works closely with our Amine Experts group, testing amine units. In 2009 Dan became the Regional Technologist for Europe, Asia and The Middle East, which had him overseeing the Sulphur Experts Netherlands lab and all analytical projects within those global regions. Currently Dan is Sulphur Experts Analytical Manager, a role overseeing all of the Sulphur Experts laboratories, chemists/technologists and analytical projects.

Sulphur Experts
Amine Experts
Dehydration Experts
Sulphur Experts
CANADA
Suite 102, 12 Manning Close N.E.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada, T2E 7N6

Tel: +1 403 215 8400
Fax: +1 403 215 8419
CHILE
Andalue 1620
San Pedro de la Paz
Chile

Tel: +56 9 32587881
NETHERLANDS
Katwijkerbroek 49a
2223XN Katwijk
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 71 408 8036
UNITED STATES
351 B Columbia Memorial Parkway
Kemah, Texas
USA 77565

Tel: +1 281 336 0848
Fax: +1 866 407 3485
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