Carmen Morataya

Over 30 years of experience managing projects in the Oil and Gas Industry. Led teams on projects ranging from technical development and application, conceptual studies through front end engineering design, detailed engineering and procurement, design contracts and construction on site. Projects have encompassed a variety in size from single office projects to multiple operating centres. Experienced in joint venture projects and coordination of complex project interfaces.
Experienced in oil and gas production operations and expert knowledge of technical aspects that support the ability to identify and to develop asset opportunities with considerable impact on business performance and profitability. Experienced in leading teams to deliver Field Development Plans (FDP) for oil and gas fields.
Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and London South Bank University.


2015 – to date – London South Bank University (LSBU), London. UK
Senior Lecturer in Project Management at MSc School of Engineering and School of Business
Module Leader and Senior Lecturer for: Engineering Management at MSc Chemical Engineering and Process Management; Operations Management & Supply Chain and Economic Aspects of Engineering Projects at MSc Engineering Management; Risk and Technology Evaluation at MSc Project Engineering Management; Lecturer for Quality Standards Management at MSc Business Project Management. Advanced Production Facilities and Petroleum Economics & Oilfield Management at MSc Petroleum Engineering. Thermodynamics and Multiphase Fluid Flows at Petroleum and Chemical Engineering Careers.
As Course Director and Senior Lecturer for PG Cert LL Engineering Project Management, redesigned, promoted and coordinated this course. Successfully carried out with 18 students who received training in Project Management technical areas and leadership-soft skills.
Dissertation supervisor for MSc students at School of Engineering (Petroleum Engineering) and School Business (Project Management).

2004 – to date – Imperial College London. UK Senior Lecturer at MSc Petroleum Engineering.
Lecturer for Upstream Process Engineering and Surface Facilities at MSc in Petroleum Engineering. Lecturing for onshore and offshore facilities design, subsea systems, hydrocarbon transportation, processing design, flow assurance and storage. Also lecturing HSE, Risk and Economics and tutoring students at the Field Development Plan – Group Project for a North Sea development case study. Focusing on technically efficient and economically viable projects. Tutoring student thesis and examining/marking highly technical thesis presentations.


2016 –2017 – Glencore Oil and Gas.
Senior Project Manager for Oil Production and Processing Facilities
Managed Conceptual and Detail Design, Procurement and Construction of oil well sites and transportation facilities. Managed Conceptual and Detail Design, Procurement and Construction for a Water Processing Plant. Managed Conceptual and Detail Design for two Gas Processing Plants. Implemented Risk Management and Interface Management Processes. Accountable for Schedules and Budget. Commercially managed subcontracts for design, consultants and major equipment purchasing.

2011 –2013 – KBR Australia PTY, Perth.
Engineering Manager, EPC ICHTHYS Project. KBR Join Venture with JGC and Chiyoda for a LNG Plant in Darwin Australia. Client INPEX.
Managed In-house and Subcontracted Design of Infrastructure and site interfaces (power, water, gas, regulatory bodies) for a LNG Plant.
Delivered the Project Strategic Plan and Budget. Accountable for resources and schedule, Engineering Risk Management process, Change Management and Engineering Lessons Learned. Reporting progress of project and financial performance, HSE indicators and compliance with Australian regulations. Successfully managed interfaces with JV Engineering Managers, JV Project Management and Client, located in Japan and Australia. Managed design interfaces within a complex project and important cultural differences.

2007 – 2011 – M.W. Kellogg, London.
Project Management Department – Manager of Project Engineering
Supervision of Project Managers-Engineering and Project Engineers to monitor and ensure engineering performance and quality of deliverables across projects. Responsible for the recruitment and deployment of resources. Managed personnel development, training, coaching and mentoring. Department focal point for Risk, Change, HSE and Knowledge Management activities across projects.

2006 – 2007 – M.W. Kellogg, London.
Subcontract Project Engineer – EPC for Yemen LNG Plant, Joint Venture with Technip Paris.
Project Engineering for engineering and procurement of GRP seawater. Led subcontractor delivery schedule, technical reviews, subcontractor quality system audit and fabrication yard inspections. Review and approval of test procedures & supervision of testing activities at production plant in Cairo, Egypt.

2000 – 2003 – SOLARA S.A. (upstream oil & gas technical and consultancy services) Founder and Commercial Director for Consultancy Services.
Managed commercial proposals and contracts for income generation. Project management for technical services for the Venezuelan Oil Industry impacting business decisions, operational activities and costs and organization performance. Clients as PDVSA, SINOVENSA (PDVSA-CNPC Joint Venture), OPEN, PDVSA

1993 – 1999 – INTEVEP (R&D Centre – PDVSA’s subsidiary). 1,400 employees. Project Manager for Consultancy Technical Services
INTEVEP, Petroleos de Venezuela’s subsidiary with focus on research, development, engineering and
technical support. As Project Manager managed technical services projects portfolio (400,000 man-hours per year) supporting 60% of PDVSA’s oil production operations (1.6 million oil barrels per day) to improve performance.

1982 – 1993 LAGOVEN S.A. (Subsidiary of PDVSA), Venezuela. Integrated Oil & Gas Company, former subsidiary of Exxon. Annual T/O US $8 billion. 14,000 employees.
EPC Project Manager for Crude Oil Extraction. Managed procurement, construction and commissioning of surface production facilities for 54 wells with capital expenditure of US $350 million. Successfully managed liaisons to Energy & Mines Ministry, and Environment Ministry.


MSc in Industrial Engineering & Production Management 1988.
Cranfield University, Cranfield, Beds, UK.
BSc Chemical Engineering (5 years programme) 1981.
Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
Chartered Engineer, Member of the Venezuelan Institution of Engineers


PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner 2005, re-certified 2015 UK
Franklin Covey Training, Qualified Trainer Certification for Leadership and Empowerment 2010, UK Contract & Claim Management for Project Managers 2007. Kingsfield Co, UK
Advanced Project Management Certified Professional 2006. Learning Tree Intl, London Effective Entrepreneur (6 month programme) 2001. COVEY-USA, Venezuela
Crude Oil Production Management University Of Tulsa, 1998. USA SPE International Meeting (Long Beach, California) 1997. USA Effective Project Management (5 Courses) 1991. Pathfinder, Inc, USA HSE, Risk, Quality and Leadership training courses and workshops


Author of 1999 US Patent 6,039,880: “Method for dehydrating waste hydrocarbon sludge”.
Publication: Conceptual design criteria for dehydration and electrostatic desalting processes. Vision Tecnologica. Vol 3- Num 2. 1996. INTEVEP, S.A., Filial de Petroleos de Venezuela
Winner of First Prize awarded by Petro-Canada at 1989 ARPEL meeting in Costa Rica
Author of technical works 1984 and 1986 PDVSA – LAGOVEN Technical Symposiums in Venezuela
Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) London Section
Languages: Spanish and English
British Citizen