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Name : Michael Watson       Nationality : British       Born : Oct.1953                 

Home Address : Bangkok, Thailand       Email:

After completing three years service in the Merchant Navy I have spent the past 26 years working in the Petro-Chemical Industry. Starting out as a Blaster/Sprayer then moving on to become a Painting/Coating Inspector and Painting Supervisor. My experience includes projects based Onshore and Offshore, on Production Platforms, Wellhead Platforms, Storage Tanks and a variety of new Construction and Maintenance programs. I have worked throughout the UK and in Europe, Nigeria, Egypt, Singapore and the Gulf Region. To contact me click on my email address above.

Qualifications : 

British Gas Painting Inspector
British Gas Site Coatings Inspector
ICorr Painting Inspector
ICorr Pipeline Coatings Inspector
Associate Member of Nace
Associate Member of ICorr
Courses…………………...Shell UK Sea Survival
Seamanship (Merchant Navy)
Fire Fighting (Merchant Navy)
Lifeboat man (Merchant Navy)

Work History :

MAY 99 to Feb 00 Carboline International
(Singapore) Technical Service Representative

Worked in Keppel Tuas Shipyard Singapore during the refurbishment of an FSO and on the conversion of an FPSO for Single Buoy Mooring (SBM). Duties included advising the shipyard contractors on the coating systems and the application of the coatings, advising the client about different types of coating systems for the project plus monitoring the mixing and application of the paint for the dry-docking work on both vessels. Also monitored the coating application on new constructions outside the shipyard and Singapore. (i.e. modules, pipe work and pressure vessels.)
June 94 to April 99 London Bridge Engineering
(Abu Dhabi U.A.E.) Clients Painting Inspector

Worked as Clients Supervisor, contracted to ZADCO Offshore Abu Dhabi. The work was in the Umm Al Dalk, Zakum and Satah fields based on a workboat refurbishing Wellhead, Satellite, Production and Accommodation Platforms. Also based on Zirku and Arzanah Islands reinstating GFRE/GRP linings to the internal surfaces of crude oil storage tanks. Duties included monitoring contractors painting and coating operations, daily reporting, progress reports and signing off, on behalf of client, of contractor's time sheets, equipment lists etc. Also responsible for final inspection before handing over to the Production Dept.
Nov 93 to Dec 93 Ipedex Production (UAE)
(Abu Dhabi U.A.E.) Clients Painting Inspector

Worked Offshore Abu Dhabi, seconded to ADMA-OPCO. Duties included monitoring of the Painting Supervisors who were working for the sub-contractor, ensuring all work conformed to the clients specification. Also carried out general inspection duties and performed final inspection prior to handover to client's Production Dept.
Sept 93 to Nov 93 Transocean Coating Inspection Co.
(U.K.) Painting Inspector

Worked for SHELL UK on a major repaint program, also worked for MOBIL and ESSO on coatings for new aviation fuel storage tanks and seconded to BRITISH GAS for the inspection of sections of Offshore Turbine units. (Blast cleaning and Aluminum Metal Sprayed.)
Jan 93 to Aug 93 Amosco (UK) Ltd.
(Nigeria) Clients Painting Inspector

Seconded to ELF NIGERIA LTD. Duties included monitoring of contractors Painting Inspectors and Supervisors. Witnessing of surface preparation, DFT checks, adhesion tests etc. Checked that all work conformed to the specification during new construction of jackets and deck sections onshore, and then offshore during the hook-ups. 
May 92 to July 92 Oceaneering International
(Egypt) Painting Inspector

Worked on a short-term contract seconded to SUEZ OIL Co. Duties included general inspection and checks to ensure that the work performed complied with the specification. The work was carried out at various locations, both onshore and offshore. 
Oct 91 to Feb 92 Pemco Inspection Co.
(Doha, Qatar) Clients Painting Inspector

Seconded to QGPC in Doha. The complete paint refurbishment of wellhead jackets was performed offshore using workboats. Onshore there were various refurbishment projects. Duties included general inspection and monitoring of painting contractors.
April 91 to Oct 91 Transocean Coating Inspection
(Wales U.K.) Painting Inspector

Worked for BRITISH GAS at various locations throughout Wales. Duties included general inspection and final inspection on the external surface of gasholder tanks.
Dec 90 to Mar 91 Atkins Inspection Services.
(Egypt) Painting Inspector

Seconded to PETROBEL PETROLEUM Co. in Egypt. Duties included general inspection, monitoring of painting sub-contractors and final inspection of offshore structures.
July 90 to Dec 90 Transocean Coating Inspection Co.
(U.K.) Painting Inspector

Worked on gas platforms (north sea) and tans refines in the U.K.
Oct 89 to July 90 Salamis (Aberdeen)
(U.K.) Painting Inspector

Worked on several projects both onshore and offshore.
April 85 to Oct 89 Solus Oceaneering
(U.K. Offshore) Painting Inspector

Seconded to British Petroleum at Delmeny. Also seconded to Sub Sea Technology/Mobil in the Ness and Beryl fields.
From 1975 to April 1985 ------------------

Worked at various locations throughout the U.K. and Europe as a painter, grit blaster, paint sprayer and painting inspector/supervisor, both onshore and offshore.

Employer References are available on request. 

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