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Graham Birch

Refinery Technical Manager

Joined BP as a Graduate Chemical Engineer at the Grangemouth Refinery in September 1986.

4 years in Operations Support, including FCCU/HF Alky, VDU and Cat Reformer Turnaround Support, Hydrocracker and Cyclar Commissioning support.

4 years in Project Development Role –  Deep Cut Revamp of a VDU (with KBC and FW) and supporting a new build Diesel Hydrotreater through Feasibility (FW) and Front  End Design (Amec).

1 year in BP Refining Technology Support (Hydrotreating Group) in the BP Sunbury Technical Centre.

4 years as Lead Process Support Engineer and then Operations Manager on the BP Grangemouth FCC & HF alkylation

2 years Short Term Planner and Trading Link in Grangemouth Production Planning

2 years as a Senior Process Engineer at the BP Refinery in Toledo, Ohio, with responsibility for the FCCU, and then

13 years as Grangemouth Refinery Technical Manager ( BP and then Ineos and now Petroineos) – with responsibility for Process Support, Project Development, Process Safety, Energy and Advanced Control

Take a look at Graham’s top tips for young refiners here

Hear more from Graham at Ask the Expert Panel at 11:15 am, 21st June. See our agenda here for more information.

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