Consultant - Angus Keddie

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Angus combines a strong technical background, proven management and facilitation credentials and robust communication skills. He has leveraged the use of these assets to achieve success in the industry posts he has held to date in his career. He has recent experience as HAZOP, SIL, LOPA, HAZID and SIMOPs Leader for several leading Oil Industry companies. In addition, he has held senior proposals posts in two major Oil Industry contractors (FW/KBR) for 5+ years, giving him a broad overview of design and operations requirements.


  • French – Fluent
  • Dutch – Fluid


  • 1986: BSc (Hons 2:1) Chemical Engineering – University of Edinburgh
  • 1997: MBA – University of Aston
  • 2011: Applied Hazard and Operability Study Course – IChemE
  • 2013: Fundamentals of Asset Integrity Risk Management - Risktec
  • MIChemE

HAZOP Software

  • I am familiar with both Industry Standard HAZOP Recording Software – Lihou and PHA. In addition, my company, AK Safety First, owns a Lihou HAZOP Manager licence, which can be made available for comprehensive and efficient HAZOP recording.

HAZOP Training

  • I have successfully completed a 3 day Effective HAZOP training course for EPC Consultants in October 2013. The training material for this course is available as is, or to be customised for client's specific circumstances.


  • Led a Process Safety Audit for the TTOPCO site in Kurdistan.
  • Led and completed the Miran HAZOP Closeout exercise for Genel Energy in Kurdistan.
  • Successfully facilitated more than 40 Process Safety Reviews (HAZOP, HAZID, SIL, LOPA, SIMOPS) for major Oil Industry clients.
  • Developed and presented a 3 day Effective HAZOP training course to Industry Professionals.
  • Executed complex technical bids for 2 major Oil Industry Contractors over a 5 year period.
  • Generated sales of more than 30% in excess of target for an Oil Industry supply company.

2011 - now Process Safety Matters

Technical Safety Consultant. Process Safety Matters is a leading Consultancy which provides technical facilitation support to the Oil and Gas Industries worldwide. I am a Technical Safety Consultant, with experience across the spectrum of the hydrocarbon production chain. I have delivered the following projects:

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I have received many testimonials for my work, of which the following are examples:

Angus Keddie of Process Safety Matters led several HAZOP and SIL reviews for us during the summer of 2011. The scope was Units on a grassroots the Maissan Refinery in Iraq, where our client was SOC, and included CCR, FCC and Interconnecting Pipework. Angus was able to strike the right balance between eliciting input from all the members of the HAZOP team and keeping the process on track towards a challenging Bid Package deadline. He combines an extensive industry and process knowledge with the communication and diplomatic skills which are necessary to get the best out of the disparate band of experts that constitutes a HAZOP team. I would have no hesitation in recommending Angus for similar work within the Oil and Gas Industry Industry.

Kurt Bosse, HSE Process Supervisor,
Shaw Energy and Chemicals

Angus Keddie of Process Safety Matters led the HAZOP for the Logbaba Gas Plant in Cameroon in November 2011. Although the process was relatively simple - Well Fluid depressurisation from 300+ bar, with downstream stabilisation of produced gas, separation of condensate and produced water - the challenge was that the facility was ready for Start Up. Angus provided the necessary driving force to systematically identify deviation hazards, while at the same time leading the debate to determine solutions which could enable the client (Victoria Oil and Gas) to achieve first gas rapidly. In addition, Angus successfully engaged all the members of the HAZOP team, creating full ownership of the outcomes.

Phil Winnard, Gas Distribution Consultant,
Rodeo Development Ltd

In my capacity as VP of Engineering for Crestech, a subsidiary of Technip, I participated in the recent SIL review for Phase 2 of the ERHA project, which took place in Lagos, Nigeria in June 2013. The purpose of the review was to determine the SIL (Safety Integrity Level) of critical instrumentation associated with the expansion of the subsea tie-backs of the ExxonMobil ERHA FPSO, which is located in offshore Nigerian waters.

The review was chaired by Angus Keddie of Process Safety Matters. Reviews of this sort, especially in countries like Nigeria, can be challenging due to the personalities of the participants and the distinct motivations of the various stakeholders. Angus addressed this immediately by describing the scope, methodology and review ground rules and procuring agreement from those 25 people present. He then robustly and systematically steered the team through the process, at the same time as engaging the quieter members of the team while diplomatically restraining some of the more outspoken players.

In summary, Angus led the review with aplomb and I would have no hesitation in recommending him for similar activities in the future.

Dr Rajendar Kumar, VP Engineering, Crestech Engineering

2009-2011 KBR, England. International Engineering Contractor

Manager of Proposals. KBR is a major Engineering Contractor employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. I manage the team responsible for preparing the proposals to win new business for our Hydrocarbons Division, for projects with a value of up to $15bn. Notable bids include:

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The role involves overseeing the production process to ensure that KBR differentiates itself from the competition. As a manager, I see my primary function as enabling my team to thrive professionally. I have also acted as Proposal Manager for several of the above bids.

2005-2008 Foster Wheeler, England. International Engineering Contractor

Senior Proposals Manager. Foster Wheeler Energy Limited is a major Engineering Contractor employing more than 5000 people in the UK and India. I worked in a team of 10 Proposal Managers preparing bids to support FWEL's business winning strategy in the upstream and downstream oil and gas sector, for projects with a value up to $4bn. Notable bids included:

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This work involves preparing the strategy for the bid preparation, managing and motivating a bespoke multi-disciplinary bid team of up to 20 members, presenting the key elements of the bid to Management for approval, ensuring that the client's bid deadline is respected, negotiating with the client and handing over to operations when the bid is successful.

2002 - 2005 Business Synergy

Consultant offering business development support to clients in the UK and France:

Air Liquide

France – Industrial Gas Manufacturer

Senior Sales Consultant

Responsible for Sales and Business Development for Cryogenic and Membrane Industrial Gas Units. Achievements: 3 membrane units and 1 Cryogenic unit sold.


The Netherlands – Environmental Solutions Company

Responsible for the preparation of a business development study for Terreco's Groundsoil Remediation Technology in French and UK market place. Achievements: Identification of 15 potential projects in the UK and 5 in France.

2000 - 2001 BOC Edwards, England – Vacuum Pump and Systems Manufacturer

Market Manager Industrial Systems

Managing transition of Industrial Systems products from bespoke to generic offerings.

1997 - 2000 Simon Carves, England - Technology Driven Process Plant Design Company

Sales Manager, Polymers and Petrochemicals

  • Facilitated and negotiated a Licence Agreement with ICI for their successful Oxo Alcohol's technology and sold two licences to Nan Ya in Taiwan and Aristech in the US.
  • Secured contract with Roche Vitamins to develop business outside of traditional client Zeneca and establish Scottish base.
1993 – 1996 Norton CPP, England - Mass Transfer Equipment Manufacturer

European Agents Sales Manager

  • Commercial and Technical responsibility for Norton's European Agency Territories - Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Eastern Europe
  • Exceeded orders target in 1996 by more than 30%

Senior Process Engineer designing and pricing mass transfer systems for many blue chip clients including BP Chemicals, Rhone Poulenc, Nynas, Shell and Exxon Chemicals

1990 - 1993 BP Chemicals SNC, France - Licensor of Petrochemical Technology

Commissioning Engineer with the following responsibilities:

Technical Advisor to Licensees of the BP Gas Phase Polyethylene Process during the Start-up Phase of the plant, for projects in Japan, China and India.

Technical Trainer. Designed and delivered computer based operator training courses to several licensees in France and at PT Peni (BP JV PE plant) in Indonesia.

1986 – 1990 John Brown, Holland - Process Plant Design Company

Process Engineer involved in various Chemical Industry projects with blue chip clients including Exxon, Shell, GE and BP Chemicals.

Keynote project – Process Design Engineer for Neste LDPE project, Beringen Belgium.

Designed Feed Preparation section from Feasibility through IFC PFDs/PIDs. Participated in HAZOP for my plant section.


Kurt Bosse, Senior Process Consultant, Lukoil (currently based in Korea). Mobile +44 7941779833

Jeroen Tap, Senior Process Engineer, Dow (currently based in Fluor's Farnborough offices on Sadara Project). Mobile +44 7540223172