Edward Lamar Green and Lamar Green LLC personnel have engaged as hands-on project and engineering management and safety consultants in the planning and execution of dozens of major construction projects since 1993. Our managers and safety administrators were responsible for one or more portions of each project, including team management.Following is an overview of the company’s role in some of those projects. Lamar Green’s project and construction management consultants have participated in the hands-on management of dozens of energy-related, pipeline construction, occupational safety, and laboratory research projects since the company’s founding in February 1973. The majority were significant, high-value domestic and international projects located in Mexico, South America,and Africa. Following is an overview of the company’s role in some of them:
Recent Non-Oil and Gas Projects – FEMA and Hurricane Harvey
Alaska – Structure Repair and Improvement
In November 2016 through February 2017, Lamar Green contracted to Sealaska Corporation to supervise structural updating and repair of buildings owned by the National Forest Service in Thorne Bay and the NOAA Law Enforcement Building located on Kodiak Island, both in Southeast Alaska. All projects were completed on-time, within budget and without accident or injury.
- Thorne Bay (Prince of Wales Island), AK
At one time, Thorne Bay, part of the Alexander Archipelago Forest Reserve, was the largest logging camp on Earth, one of several drawing upon the old-growth and other resources of the temperate rain forest Tongass National Forest, managed by the United States Forest Service. Time and the rain forest climate necessitated repair and roof replacement for over two dozen USFS buildings located within the Thorne Bay forest service ranger district compound. Lamar Green, through Sealaska Corporation, was contracted to supervise and manage the native contractors engaged to perform such work. The company’s mission — successfully completed — was to ensure workers’ workplace safety and delivery of quality work.
- Kodiak Island, AK
The NOAA Law Enforcement Center building on Kodiak Island is a hub for fisheries management law enforcement along the waters making up the Kodiak Archipelago.
The 9,000 square foot, two story metal building was originally constructed in 1950. Elemental deterioration of the original structure revealed the need for removal and replacement of the exterior shell, weakened structural members, and remediation of asbestos-containing insulation beneath the original siding.
The work was supervised by Lamar Green for Sealaska Corporation and included:
- Removal of metal exterior wall panels, disposal of asbestos-containing material, installation of 3-inch foam insulating panels within the exterior walls, and installation of new exterior walls and trim.
- Fabrication and installation of a new entrance canopy, and
- Replacement of exterior stairs for emergency egress.
Work was successfully completed by the construction and remediation subcontractors in 21 working days in a short-daylight Alaskan winter, without accident or injury.
Safety Management Consultant and Safety Program Development – Houston, TX
Contracted by Plains All American LP,
- Evaluated existing company safety policies, training documents and procedures for regulatory adequacy
- Created and updated corporate safety policies and procedures and wrote new versions as needed.
- Produced and edited occupational health and safety training videos.
Consulting Project Safety Managers and Administrators – Three Rivers, TX
Contracted by Plains All American LP,
- Coordinated implementation and monitoring of contractor and subcontractor safety programs, ensuring contractor compliance with applicable OSHA, PHMSA and company requirements.
- Developed, produced and published training manuals, video presentations, and safety programs for use by Company inspectors and contractor safety personnel.
- Conducted site safety audits of each work site and trained a team of 25 inspectors in hazard recognition and construction project safety in accordance with OSHA, DOT and PHMSA requirements.
- Managed project site safety for construction of crude oil pipelines, tank farm terminals, and marine terminals incorporating a 178 mile construction right of way and associated stationary stations and facilities.
Project Safety Consultant (Risk Management) – Sugar Land, TX
Contracted by ExxonMobil through Fluor Corporation
- Coordinated and assigned risk management activities for West Qurna I (Iraq) Development Project.
Construction Project Manager and OSHA-Authorized Construction Safety Outreach Trainer – Houston, TX
Contracted by multiple manufacturing and energy clients.Managed multiple short-term construction projects for area manufacturing and energy clients.
- Taught 10-and-30-hour OSHA-authorized construction safety outreach training classes to promote conformity with state and federal worker training requirements.
- Developed and conducted industry-specific health and safety training programs to cover topics beyond the traditional OSHA 10 and 30-hour training.
Chief Inspector & Field Construction Project Manager – Wyalusing and Laceyville, PA
Contracted by Chesapeake Energy Corporation.
- Planned, managed and directed multiple pipeline construction projects located in northeastern Pennsylvania.
- Setup and managed multiple construction field offices and directed a team of pipeline engineers, contractors, along with construction quality assurance and safety inspectors.
- Created a structured project management organization for inspectors and support staff to improve production quality and reduce personnel turnover.
Total Refinery Deep Conversion Project.
Location: Port Arthur, Texas. Client: Total Petrochemicals USA through affiliation with Fluor Corporation. Lamar Green roles: (1) Site lnterface Coordination and (2) Site Design Engineering Management.
The French-based refiner’s Deep Conversion Project involved building a 50,000 barrel-per-day Coker, a sulfur recovery unit, a vacuum distillation unit and other related units at its 175,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Port Arthur. Total, in a joint venture with BASF, already
had the world’s largest naphtha steam cracker adjacent to the refinery.
The new units, most of which came on line in 2011, increased the refinery’s ability to process cheaper heavy and sour crude oil and enabled it to produce 60,000 barrels per day of ultralow-sulfur diesel fuel. During the on-site design phase, Lamar Green project management personnel led a team of 38 design engineers and technicians. An additional role involved on-site interface management coordination: aligning and tracking the construction-related activities of refinery personnel, the Fluor/Total management and construction teams, vendors, contractors, and sub-contractors.
Capital Projects Coordinator and Site Manager – Houston and South Texas.
Contracted by Spectra Energy through Onshore/Offshore Quality Control Services, Inc.
- Managed construction of high-capacity natural gas condensate separators, flares, and interconnecting piping at compressor stations located at two compressor stations located in South Texas.
Consulting Construction Manager and Chief Inspector – Austin to El Paso, TX
Contracted by Fluor Corporation, contracted to Longhorn Partners Pipeline Company.
- Managed all work activities within a politically-sensitive petroleum pipeline conversion between Austin and El Paso, TX. The work involved flow reversal of a pipeline system and pumping stations between Galena Park and El Paso, TX.
- Established and maintained relations with Austin-area public interest groups, the media, and area residents. Worked closely with the Fluor engineering team and contracted public relations organizations.
- Ensured that work was completed in accordance with plans, specifications and safe work requirements.
- Managed installation of a truck loading facility with a fire-water system at the client’s storage and marketing terminal.
Chad and Cameroon Development Project.
Location: Cameroon, West Africa. Client: ExxonMobil Development Company (“Esso”), Petronas and ChevronTexaco, through affiliation with Fluor Corporation. Lamar Green roles: (1) Field Management of Lodging and Life-Support (in Africa during survey and socio-economic phase) and (2) Project Administration Management (in USA during construction phase).
The first exploration for oil in southern Chad began in the early 1970s, but it was not until 1993 that the development project was formally launched. This was followed by almost seven years of field study and planning before project construction began.
The planners in those early days recognized that Cameroon would be a vital member of the partnership, essential if the people of landlocked Chad were to be able to realize the economic benefits of their oil. Without a path to the sea across Cameroon, it would be almost impossible for Chadians to export their oil to world markets. ln April 2000, Petronas and ChevronTexaco joined Esso, the project operator, and created the consortium that actually built the project and put it into production.
From consortium creation until construction permits were issued by both governments in early 2001, preliminary activities such as route survey, right-of- way marking, access improvement and socio-economic negotiations took place. This vanguard work involved a task force of specialized professionals to be “on the ground.” During this period Lamar Green and Fluor project managers coordinated temporary lodging, food service, sanitation, malaria control and site safety administration service for those personnel .
The Villano Rain Forest Flowline Project.
Client: ARCO Oriente (Ecuador), through affiliation with Fluor Daniel Williams Brothers Engineering. Lamar Green LLC roles:
- Facilities I&E Commissioning and
- Flowline Construction Fly-Camp Logistics.
A seismic program in 1989 led to the identification of potential oil deposits in Block 10 of Ecuador’s Amazon Region. Under a 1988 Service Contract between ARCO and the Ecuadorian government, additional exploration found a thick pay zone with excellent reservoir characteristics containing 20- degree APl oil.
From the beginning, the managers and technical staff of the Villano Project understood that the field being developed was located in a very sensitive environment. Ecuador’s rain forests rank among the worlds most biologically diverse regions. This incredibly rich environment created an opportunity to apply new technologies and project management practices to minimize the environmental impact of the Villano development and operation. For example, to prevent damage to sensitive vegetation and root systems, the construction team used Kaiser “walking” excavators rather than traditional tracked equipment.
Development of the asset began in the mid-1990s after ARCO required assurance from engineers and project management consultants that a development plan could be created and executed protecting the environment and shielding the company from valid criticism by environmental and indigenous rights groups.