Process Engineering for non-process engineers, London

10 January, 2017 | 18:00 - 20:00

Find out more about process engineering.
Find out more about process engineering.

About this event

Presented by:

  • Brian Songhurst, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Visiting Research Associate
  • Chris Rasiah, Genesis Oil & Gas, Senior Process Consultant

Process Engineering is design of the process scheme that enables the other disciplines to complete their engineering on a project.

Process engineering typically comprises 3 phases on a project – feasibility studies, conceptual design and detailed design. This talk will describe the various methods used to perform process engineering, describe the deliverables and the interfaces with other engineering disciplines.

The talk will summarise the broader aspects of oil and gas process engineering but focus on offshore projects and the main differences when compared to similar onshore projects.

Refreshments will be served from 17:30.

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Brian Songhurst

Brian has an honours degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College, London, is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and currently a Research Associate with the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies.

He has had 49 years' experience in the oil and gas industry working for engineering contractors, energy companies and specialist consultants. He has led engineering and process design teams for offshore, subsea, gas processing, LNG, refinery and petrochemical facilities for various locations world-wide. He was previously Engineering Manager of the LNG Terminals Group with MW Kellogg and Facilities Engineering Manager with J Ray McDermott.

Brian is immediate past chairman of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Subject Oil & Natural Gas group and currently organises the evening meetings.

Christopher Rasiah

Chris has a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Aston University. He is a chartered engineer with 20 years' experience in the oil and gas industry. He is currently a senior process consultant at Genesis Oil and Gas, London.

His experience covers LNG, Sour gas processing and Oil processing. His expertise covers both offshore and onshore design from feasbility to detail design stages. He has also worked for a number of Operators as a facilities/project engineer.

Chris recently became the secretary of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Subject Oil & Natural Gas group and is also a representative on the Institution of Mechanical Engineer's Oil and Gas group.