Mr. Rinus van der Weele (1952) obtained a master degree in offshore engineering from the Technical University Delft in the Netherlands. He joined Shell International in 1978. He had a variety of assignments in UK, Netherlands, Nigeria, Brunei Darussalam, Egypt and Oman. During his 35 years with Shell he held project management and engineering positions. For two years he held the position of HSE manager in Brunei Shell Petroleum Company. The last two assignments he was project manager for large integrated oil/gas field developments in Egypt and Oman
with CAPEX up to USD 2 billion.
He is a highly experienced project manager with in depth expertise in project execution from project definition into the operations phase. During his assignment as HSE manager he applied state of the art project management tools to supporting the HSE management of a workforce of approximate 3500 company staff and indirect to 10000 contract staff. He has in depth knowledge of engineering for the most difficult field developments with fields containing significant amounts of CO2 and H2S producing at very high pressures. This engineering work is state of the art. He was instrumental in preparing the specifications for equipment in very corrosive service. His drive is to transfer his knowledge to the oil/gas industry to improve project execution.