1 SUMMARY Thirty five years experience in the oil and gas industry specializing in engineering, construction, construction management and consulting on heavy civil projects, offshore platforms, sub-marine pipelines and construction equipment. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE FRONTIER RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL, INC., Houston, Texas Non-Executive Director PROJECT CONSULTING SERVICES, Houston, Texas Project Manager 1989-Present 2002-Present OPE, Inc., Houston, Texas Project Manager XCL-CHINA, Ltd. Lafayette, Louisiana and Houston, Texas Vice-President, Operations H.HAMILTON & ASSOCIATES, Houston, Texas President and Principal Consultant PLANETERRA, Inc., Houston Texas President and Principal Consultant KVAERNER EARL and WRIGHT, Houston, Texas Senior Project Manager ENGINEERING CONSULTANT, Houston, Texas RAYMOND OFFSHORE CONSTRUCTORS, INC., Houston, Texas Vice President-Marketing and Business Development INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT, Paris and London UNION INDUSTRIELLE et d ENTERPRISE (UIE), Paris and London Delegate General RAYMOND INTERNATIONAL and UGLANDS REDERI, Stavanger, Norway General Manager HERB HAMILTON Page 2
2 PSF OFFSHORE LOGISTICS, Rotterdam, Holland Senior Vice President NETHERLANDS OFFSHORE COMPANY,(NOC), The Hague, Holland Executive Vice President, Director BROWN and ROOT, S.A., Bahrain Project Manager BROWN and ROOT ANGOLA, Luanda, Angola Project Manager BROWN and ROOT (U.K.) London, England Project Engineer 1967 BROWN and ROOT NEDERLAND N.V., Rotterdam, Holland Project Engineer BROWN and ROOT, Houston, Tehran, Cairo Project Engineer FORREST and COTTON, Dallas, Texas Design Engineer T.J. PALM and ASSOCIATES, Dallas, Texas Design Engineer 1962 CONOCO, Houston, Texas Structural Engineer/Management Trainee BROWN and ROOT, Houston, Texas Design Engineer 1960 EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND University of Texas Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering 1960 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Registered professional engineer, #31324, Civil Engineering, State of Texas HERB HAMILTON Page 3
3 PROJECTS Some of the projects on which Mr. Hamilton participated in a key capacity include the following: Cameron Highway Oil Pipeline System in the Gulf of Mexico. Fabrication and testing of the control system for the Canyon Express Project and King Field development in the Gulf of Mexico in Submarine methanol loading system for the AMPCO methanol production facility, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, Seawater intake and outfall system for the AMPCO methanol production facility, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, Zhao Dong Offshore Oilfield Development, Bohai Bay, Republic of China, Various proprietary deepwater production system development programs, Gulf of Mexico, Straits of Mackinac Pipeline Crossings Remediation, Great Lakes Gas Transmission Company, Great Lakes, Mississippi Canyon Block 441 Deepwater Gas Field Development, Gulf of Mexico, Yellowhammer Pipelines, Shell, Mobil Bay, Joliet Field Pipeline Dehydration and Commissioning, Conoco, Gulf of Mexico, Amazon placer gold exploration and pilot mining operation, Brazil, Green Canyon Block 29 Deepwater Development Pipelines, Placid Oil, Gulf of Mexico, First Leased Mobile Offshore Production Platform, Zaire Gulf, Zaire, Robert Kiri Production Platform, Gulf Nigeria, Soyo Development, Sonangol, Angola, Maersk Explorer Salvage, Chevron, Danish North Sea, Ekofisk Area Platform Installations, Phillips Norway, Norwegian North Sea, Montrose A Platform Installation, Amoco, U.K. North Sea, Anglesey 42-inch Loading Lines, Shell U.K., Irish Sea, Mobil Nigeria Phase III Development, Nigeria, Numerous Other Platform and Pipeline Installation in the Auk, Indefatigable, Leman, Viking, and other North Sea oil and gas fields as well as in the Adriatic, the Gulf of Gabes, Trinidad and the eastern Mediterranean, Marjan-Zuluf Pipeline System, Aramco, Cabinda Gulf Field Development, Cabinda Gulf, Cabinda, Angola, North Sea Platform Fabrication Management: BP, Shell Expro, Phillips, Atlantic Richfield, Conoco, Whitehall, Mobil (for Nigeria) and Gulf (for Cabinda) in Holland, Belgium and Germany, El Morgan Field Development, Gupco/Amoco (Pan American U.A.R.), Lavan Island Port Facility, Lavan Island, Persian Gulf, Toledo Bend Dam and Powerhouse, Sabine River, Texas/Louisiana, 1962 and 1963.
4 FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITIES 1960 (Brown and Root, Inc. Houston, Texas) Civil engineering designer on heavy industrial structures, foundations and site erection in chemical plants and refineries (Conoco, Houston Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah) Architectural and structural designer of new company facilities worldwide. Completed the Continental Oil Company management training course. Worked for fourteen months as Construction and Maintenance Superintendent responsible for Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon and Nevada (T.J. Palm and Associates, Dallas Texas) Architectural and structural designer of commercial structures for the W.W.Caruth interests (Forrest and Cotton, Dallas Texas) Design Engineer on the Toledo Bend power plant. Duties included preparation and final stability analyses, establishment of all control dimensions, preparation of the stability report fo the FPC, the majority of the structural design of the large hydroelectric plant, and the detailing and checking of all structural drawings (Brown and Root, Houston, Texas) Duties as project engineer and design engineer included engineering sales, engineering studies and design responsibilities for vessel handling facilities, marine loading/discharging terminals, waterfront installations, barge handling facilities and offshore drilling, production and gas compression platforms as well as marine bases for Halliburton and Magcobar (Brown and Root Inc. Houston, Tehran, Lavan Island, Cairo, Ras Shukeir) Project Engineer on numerous projects including the engineering study, design, cost estimate and presentation of a three-berth supertanker handling facility in the Humber River Estuary, England; the design,negotiation, site studies and construction commencement of a quarried-stone breakwater and rock-filled, sheet piled supply boat quay at Lavan Island, on the Persian Gulf; and site studies and initiation of site work for the initial development of El Morgan Field,in the Gulf of Suez. Responsibilities during this period included the design of the initial El Morgan platforms and platform piping systems as well as the design of extensive modifications to the four petroleum products piers at the Shell Deer Park, Texas, refinery. This project was postponed when the project team discovered the extent and severity of general area subsidence.
5 Page (Brown and Root Nederland N.V., Rotterdam, Holland) Project Engineer in charge of the fabrication and load out of all offshore platforms and associated drilling packages the destined for installation in the North Sea. This consisted of work simultaneously in progress in seventeen shipyards in Holland, Belgium and West Germany (Brown and Root, (U.K.) London) Project Engineer with technical and customer liaison responsibilities on a number of platform and pipeline projects in the U.K. North Sea for Amoco, BP, Atlantic Richfield and Shell Expro (Brown and Root, Luanda, Angola) Responsible for the installation of 96 offshore platforms and some 250 miles of offshore pipelines as well as for the fabrication yard, coat and wrap plant, onshore terminal construction, and onshore pipeline construction for the initial development phase of Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (Brown and Root S.A., Bahrain,Persian Gulf) Responsible for all offshore construction operations for the company in the Persian Gulf, including the Berri Field trunkline repair and construction of the Marjan-Zuluf pipeline system (Netherlands Offshore Company B.V., Holland) Responsible for the activation and expansion of a dormant joint venture of the four dominant Dutch dredging and construction companies into a major player in the heavy offshore construction and pipelay industry with worldwide operational capabilities (PSF Offshore Logistics, Rotterdam,Holland) Responsible for operations and engineering for Mobile Offshore Production Systems (MOPS, the original FPSO designs using both ships and semi s), Floating Supply Bases (FSB s), offshore repair and maintenance (ORAMCO) and for FSB Brokers. formerly Pakhoed Brokers, one of the largest ship brokers in Rotterdam (Raymond International and Uglands Rederi, Stavanger, Norway) Responsible for the joint Raymond-Ugland operation of the heavy-lift derrick ship SARITA, offshore Norway, The U.K., Denmark and the Gulf of Mexico. Operations included the installation of a number of platforms in the Ekofisk Field area for Phillips and the salvage of the jack-up drilling rig Maersk Explorer for Chevron
6 Page (Union Industrielle et d Enterprise, Paris and London) Responsibilities included representation, commercial activities, joint venture efforts and acquisitions as well as the preparation and presentation of major construction proposals (International Offshore Management Consultant, London) Provided consulting services in commercial, technical, contractual, and operational matters integral to client management of French, British, U.S., Dutch and Norwegian contractors. Served as expert witness in British Admiralty Court. Major clients included U.I.E. of Paris; Land and Marine of Bromborough, U.K;, Raymond International of Houston, Texas; Bos Kalis Westminster of Papendrecht, Holland; and Uglands Rederi of Grimstad, Norway. Main areas of activity included thenorthsea, Mediterranean, West Africa and the Arabian Gulf (Raymond Offshore Constructors, Inc., Houston, Texas) Responsible for domestic and international marketing, business development and sales activities for the company s fabrication of offshore platforms and installation of platforms and submarine pipelines (Pipeline and Offshore Construction Consultant) Provided consulting services to engineering companies on numerous projects such as Placid Oil Green Canyon deep water development project, several TLP studies, the world s tallest structure ( an offshore antenna mast 3,400 feet tall), a major submarine cable casing for 138kv electrical power transmission. Co-authored a historical review of offshore platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico commissioned by a major non-u.s. oil company as well as a detailed design and cost estimate for a pipeline system with nine design alternatives for the Exxon Zinc Field in the Gulf of Mexico 1988 (H & H Mining Company, Houston and Brazil) Planned and performed alluvial surveys over a 250 mile long mining concession on the Rio Maderia, Amazonas, Brazil for a Brazilian mining company. Served as General Manager of the client company later in this period, and designed and supervised construction of a mining and processing barge at Manaus (Consultant) Performed consulting services for the successful suit by plaintiff for damages concerning the explosion and fire at SP-60B which resulted in the largest settlement for damages in the history of the offshore oil and gas industry.
7 Page (Pipeline Dehydrators Inc., Houston) Managed the contracting and execution of the dehydration of the gas pipeline and the commissioning of oil and gas pipelines from the Jolliet TLP in a water depth of 1,760 feet in the Gulf of Mexico, the tallest production risers in the world at that time 1990 (Offshore Pipelines (OPI) Inc. HoustonTexas and Dauphin Island, Alabama) Bid preparation and project management participation on the construction of four pipelines in Mobile Bay and the associated dredging and pipeline burial program (Kvaerner Earl and Wright, Houston, Texas ) Project Manager and Project Consultant on the Enserch Mississippi Canyon 441 field development project in the Gulf of Mexico, the world s deepest sub- sea produced gas field (Planterra, Inc. Houston, Texas) Co-founder of this E&C contractor specializing in environmental remediation, pipeline engineering and constructional logistics management. Consultant and field supervisor to a major gas transmission company to avert a regional gas supply crisis involving the remediation of multiple excessive spans along the deepest freshwater pipeline crossing in the U.S.A. Prepared Emergency Operating and Repair Procedures for the submarine portions of pipelines for two major gas transmission system operators to satisfy D.O.E. regulations. Led the day-to-day operation of the company including the preparation of studies and proposals concerning offshore pipelines, environmental remediation projects, storage tank inspection programs and specialty fabrication by an affiliated company (Marine Construction Company, Houston, Texas) Consultant and CEO candidate at a medium - sized marine construction company with the majority of its operation outside the continental U.S.A.
8 Page H. Hamilton & Associates Inc., Houston, Texas Provided consulting services to the following: - major subsea contractor on the design and manufacture of completion and workover riser systems for water depths to 6,500 feet, - Maxican offshore contractor concerning the upgrading of a 2,000-ton derrick ship - U.S.-Scandanavian EPC contractor, for a Gulf of Mexico field development project, - major U.S. oil company for the installation planning and cost analysis of major offshore drilling and production platform for water depths to 3,600 feet, - major Canadian gas transmission company for the cost analysis of a pi-peline offshore Tanzania and - two law firms concerning maritime law suits XCL China Ltd., Lafayette Louisiana and Houston, Texas Engaged in the development of a new concession in Bohai Bay, People s Republic of China, a joint venture between XCL, Apache and CNODC. Responsible for conceptual and preliminary design programs, production of the overall development program and civil engineering matters for exploration activities OPE Inc., Houston, Texas Project Manager of the EPC project for the world s only submarine methanol loading system. Project Manager of an EPC project for the 63-inch seawater intake pipelines and dual 48-inch outfall pipelines. These projects were for different clients but were both built to serve the new AMPO methanol production facility on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea OPE Inc., Vung Tau, Viet Nam amd Houston, Texas Consultant to Petroleum Technical Services Company (PTSC) of Hanoi and Vung Tau for the preparation of a bid proposal for the engineering, procurement and construction of an offshore crude oil offloading terminal for Viet Nam s first refinery including dual insulated 30-inch pipelines for off; loading high pour point White Tiger crude oil Nigerdock, Lagos, Nigeria and Houston, Texas Consultant for the design and construction of an erection system for the vertical erection of a 1200-ton jacket without relying on cranes 2001 DTC, Houston, Texas Under contract to Kvaerner Oilfield Products, Inc. as Deputy Project manager for the Canyon Express and BP King projects for the fabrication and testing of structures and appurtenances for deepwater electrical, hydraulic and fibre optics control umbilical terminals.
9 Page Present Project Consulting Services, Inc. Houston, Texas Seconded top El Paso/GulfTerra as offshore Construction manager on the Cameron Highway Offshore Pipeline System for the 24-inch Bolivar and Port Neches coastal and offshore segments, each approximately 40 miles long with a horizontally-drilled shore crossing. Provided engineering design and consulting services on the Matterhorn oil and gas pipelines, the Zia production pipeline, the West Africa Gas Pipeline, the High Island A inch storage pipeline and other offshore pipeline projects.