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Name : Desmond Johnson       Nationality : British       Born : March.1942                 

Home Address : Lancashire      Email Link : Desmond.Johnson

Summary of Experience

Apprentice Trained Welder with over seventeen years working knowledge. Coded to perform various activities including piping, boilers, pressure vessels, furnaces and  heat exchangers. Also experienced with lifting equipment and general fabrications.

Welding Instructor - Trainees taken from novice level through to their upgrading and coding.

Quality Control Activities - Personnel management of inspection staff, instruction given to aid their development in various inspection disciplines.

Involved with construction of pipelines, platforms, vessels, tank farm, topside utilities, heat exchangers, wellhead hook-up's and cp installations.  Coatings have included factory and field applied i.e Coal Tar Enamel, Fusion Bonded Enamel, Mastics, Paint, Galvanizing with adhesion testing and holiday detection. Weight Coating with conductivity testing.  Writing Inspection reporting procedures.

Other activities have included Station Rehabilitation with pre-commissioning/commissioning. Hydrostatic Testing. Vacuum Drying.  G.O.S.P. and refinery piping. Gas Pipelines. Static Plant Maintenance.

Coordinating Inspection and NDE requirements.

Client Representative Ė Auditing vendor quality management systems. Reviewing contractual documents. Collating and compiling the final documentation for handover.

Expediting and Procurement (including spare parts) Material item control/purchase.

Liaising with the contractor and client through to handover or load-out on projects relating to the water, oil, gas, petrochemical, onshore and offshore industries world - wide. 

Working environments included - deserts, overland, swamp, subsea, refinery, pipe-dumps and fabrication yards.

Enquiries : Please click on the email link above to contact me.

Technical Training 

May 57 - Apprentice Trained Welder.
May 62 - City & Guilds Int. Welding Theory & Technology.
Mar 75 - British Gas / Transco Inspector. ERS Welding & Site Coatings.
Aug 76 - GKN Lincoln Electric.Hertfordshire, UK. API & ASME Welding Technology.

Appreciation Courses

Aug 88 - Quality Assurance Auditing. Bywater Training Centre. Weybridge, UK. Auditing to BS 5750 (ISO 9000 pt.1).
Jul 86 - Paint Inspection. O'Neil Training Centre. Wakefield. UK. 
Dec 84 - Radiographic Interpretation. O'Neil Training Centre. Wakefield. UK.
Mar 82 - Senior Welding Inspector. Solus Schall Training Centre. Matlock, Derbyshire. UK.
Dec 98 - Risk Assessment. Loss Prevention. Hazard Management.  

Employment History :

Jun 2002 - Sep 2002
POSITION - Field Coating Inspector
COMPANY - O'Neill Project Inspection. Seconded to Transco
LOCATION - Samlesbury to Helmshore. UK.
High Pressure Gas Pipeline. Involved in butt coating, lower & lay, back-fill.

Jun 2001 - Oct 2001
POSITION - Field Coating Inspector 
COMPANY - O'Neill Project Inspection. Seconded to Transco. 
LOCATION - Peterstow to Gilwern South Wales. 
Phase 2. High Pressure Gas Pipeline. 

Nov 2000 - Mar 2001
P0SITION - Quality Assurance Supervisor
COMPANY - SGS Nigeria. 
LOCATION - Bonny Island. Nigeria. 
Achieving document standardisation with the various contractors involved with the ISO 9002 Quality system Documentation for the LNG Train 3 Expansion Project.


Jun 2000 - Sep 2000
POSITION - Welding Inspector.
COMPANY - Roxby Engineers. Seconded to British Gas plc.
LOCATION - Talley to Llandovery. South Wales. 
Front End Welding Inspection. Section Tie-ins. Field Coatings and land reinstatement. 

Nov 1998 - Apr 1999
POSITION - Welding Inspector.
COMPANY - Berry Beaufort (Motherwell Bridge) Nuclear
LOCATION - Elland. West Yorkshire. UK.
Manufacturing fabrications for the nuclear industry. Operating to ISO 9000 pt 2.  

Apr 1998 - Sep 1998
POSITION - Welding Inspector.
COMPANY - Roxby Engineering. Seconded to British Gas plc.
LOCATION - Burscough to Treales. Leyland. UK. 
Involved in PQR's, WQT's. Production - line welding & AGIs. Then field coatings.

May 1997 - Nov 1997 
POSITION - Auditor.
COMPANY - AOQC Moody International. Seconded to Lucent Technologies.
LOCATION - Jeddah. Saudi Arabia. 
Auditing the production system of the contractor manufacturing to the ISO 9000 pt 2 systems during the production of Tele-Communication Towers and Poles.

Dec 1994 - Dec 1996
POSITION - Fabrication Inspection Supervisor.
COMPANY - Chapal Technical Co. Seconded to SPDC.
LOCATION - Port Harcourt. Nigeria.
Writing inspection procedures for the introduction of the management systems ISO 9000 pt 2.On the job training of the indigenous inspection staff towards their schedule upgrading. 

Jul 1993 - Sep 1994
POSITION - Fabrication Inspection Supervisor
COMPANY - S.G.S. Seconded to SPDC.
LOCATION - Port Harcourt. Nigeria.
Supervising indigenous inspection staff involving field coatings & coating mill operations. Vessels. Pipelines & Wellhead Hook-up's. Static Plant pre-commissioning. Tank refurbishment. 

Nov 1992 - Jul 1993
POSITION - Coating Inspection Supervisor
COMPANY - Willbros Int. UK.
LOCATION - Choba. Nigeria.
With team management of the Quality Assurance Department dedicated in establishing the implementation of the ISO 9000 pt 2. Quality Systems. Involving Coating Mill & Field Coatings for the Trans Niger Pipeline.

Aug 1992 - Nov 1992
POSITION - Senior Fabrication Inspection Supervisor
COMPANY - Overseas Technical Services seconded to Mobil Oil.
LOCATION - Eket. Nigeria.
Supervising inspection on the replacement 36" flare line. Quo Obie Terminal. 

May 1992 - Jul 1992
POSITION - Welding Inspector
COMPANY - Pencol Engineering Consultants. Seconded to P.I.C.A.
LOCATION - Zimbabwe.
Involved in the Feruca to Harare 10" Oil Pipeline. Section Welding Tie-ins & Field Coatings.

Dec 1991 - Apr 1992
POSITION - Senior Welding Inspector.
COMPANY - Amsyco. Saudi Arabia. Seconded to Aramco.
LOCATION - UTH. Saudi Arabia.
Fabrication and installation of Wellhead and G.O.S.P. piping. Hydrostatic Testing. Static Plant Pre-Commissioning.

Jul 1991 - Dec 1991
POSITION - Welding Inspector
COMPANY - Roxby Engineering Consultants seconded to Shell Chemicals UK.
LOCATION - Lanark. Scotland.
Involved in the North West Ethylene Pipeline construction of the Block Valve Assemblies & site installation.

Dec 1990 - Dec 1991
POSITION - Mechanical Testing Inspector.
COMPANY - Lloyds Register Inspection.
LOCATION - British Steel. Motherwell. Scotland.
Involved in the Test Laboratory witnessing & recording mechanical test results for various clients.

Jul 1990 - Nov 1990
POSITION - Senior Welding Inspector.
COMPANY - Intec. Seconded to Shell Sarawak Bhd.
LOCATION - Bintalu. Malaysia.
Inspection and the NDT requirements for the 2nd E11. 36" LNG trunk line. 


Mar 1990 - Jun 1990
POSITION - Welding Inspector
COMPANY - Solus Schall. Seconded to British Gas plc.
LOCATION - Luton. UK.
Involved in various activities along the 36" H.P. Gas Pipeline - Section Tie-ins and Coating activities.

Nov 1988 - Mar 1990
POSITION - Fabrication Inspection Supervisor
COMPANY - Wilisco. Seconded to SPDC.
LOCATION - Port Harcourt. Nigeria.
Supervising the indigenous inspection staff on various activities i.e. Construction of Flow lines. Wellhead Hook-ups & Hydrostatic Testing. Tank refurbishment , Station Rehabilitation & pre-commissioning. Static plant pre-commissioning. 

May 1988 - Oct 1988
POSITION - Welding Inspector
COMPANY - Atkins Inspection Services Ltd. Seconded to British Gas plc.
LOCATION - Barrington. UK.
20"HP Gas pipeline construction on Front-End Welding Inspection & Tie-ins.

Mar 87 - Feb 88
POSITION - Welding Inspector
COMPANY - Atkins Inspection Services Ltd. Seconded to British Gas plc.
LOCATION - Kingston on Thames. UK.
Street Piping including. Hot Taps. Magnetic Partical & Dye Penetrant Inspection.

Jun 1986 - Dec 1986
POSITION - Welding Inspector
COMPANY - Atkins Inspection Services Ltd. Seconded to British Gas plc.
LOCATION - Harrogate, West Yorkshire, UK.
12" HP Gas Pipeline. Coating activities then Land Reinstatement.


Dec 1985 - Jun 1986
POSITION - Senior Documentation Engineer
COMPANY - SGS Sonamatic. Seconded to Shell Sarawak Bhd.
LOCATION - Labuan. Malaysia.
Achieving the complete compilation and assembly for the Final Construction Documentation for the F6A Accommodation Module and Associated Structures.

Sep 1985 - Dec 1985
POSITION - Vendor Inspection
 COMPANY - Bywater Technology seconded to Cotecna.
LOCATION - Throughout UK.
Visiting various sites engaged operating to the ISO 9000 pt 2 systems in the testing and supply of Commissioning and Component parts for the Petrochemical Industry. 

Jun 1985 - Aug 1985
POSITION - Welding Inspector.
COMPANY - Solus Schall. Seconded to Shell Petroleum Oman.
LOCATION - Oman.
14" pipeline corroded sections replacement. 

Jan 1985 - May 1985
POSITION - Vendor Inspector
COMPANY - Bywater Technology. Seconded to Goterverken Arenlel
LOCATION - Throughout UK.
Visiting various Piping Fabricators and component suppliers (including valve testing) operating to the ISO 9000 pt 2 systems associated to the Petrochemical Industry. Issuing final release note.

Aug 1984 - Nov 1984
POSITION - Welding Inspector.
COMPANY - Atkins Inspection Services Ltd. Seconded to British Gas plc.
LOCATION - Derbyshire. UK.
Involved in the 12" HP Gas Pipeline construction.

Mar 1983 - Jun 1984
POSITION - Welding Inspector
COMPANY - Solus Schall. Seconded to G.U.P.C.O.
LOCATION - Ras Shukhier. Egypt.
Refinery Piping Maintenance. Tank and head Fabrication. Coating activities.
Dubai UAE. McDermott Fabrication Depot. Expediting for G.U.P.C.O. on the Rig Topside. 

Aug 1982 Jan 1983
POSITION - Senior Welding Inspector
COMPANY - Solus Schall. Seconded to Total Oil.
LOCATION - Senipah. Indonesia.
Supervising the Inspection and NDT requirements for the construction of the Refinery Extension. 

Aug 1980 - Jul 1982
POSITION - Vendor Inspection
 COMPANY - Solus Schall seconded to Marathon Oil UK.
LOCATION - Throughout UK.
Visiting various sites operating to the ISO 9000 pt 2. systems during the construction of the Brae 'A' Field Platform.

Jul 1979 - Jul 1980
POSITION - Senior Welding Inspector
COMPANY - Solus Schall. Seconded to Aramco.
LOCATION - Shedgum. Saudi Arabia.
Involved in Refinery Piping. Vessel Fabrication. Hot taps. MPI and DPE surveys. 

Feb 1979 - Jul 1979
POSITION - Welding Inspector.
COMPANY - Pencol Engineering Consultants. Seconded to British Gas plc.
LOCATION - Manchester. UK.
Involved in the construction of the 12" HP Gas Pipeline.

Dec 1978 - May 1979 
POSITION - Multi Discipline Inspector.
COMPANY - Metal & Pipeline Endurance Ltd. Seconded to British Gas plc.
LOCATION - Throughout UK.
Various activities involving Pipelines & Agiís.

Employment details prior to this can be supplied upon request. 

Employer References are available on request. 

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