Instructor Biography

Greg McCormack
(281) 783-5266
(832) 723-3150
Greg's Resume
Bio: Chemical Engineer with over 40 years of domestic and international experience in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries.

Master of Business Administration with a focus on economics and finance. Expert in right training and training right:
  • Oil & Gas Well Drilling, Drilling & Well Servicing Rigs, Completion, Production and Well Servicing.
  • Onshore & Offshore Safety Systems Blow Out Prevention Equipment, Pressure Control, Top Drive Design & Systems, Coiled Tubing, Artificial Lift, Subsurface Safety Valves, Connections, Downhole Tools and Equipment and Instrumentation.
  • Pipeline design, use and application including DOT Pipeline Safety Regulations.
  • Operating Systems Design for complex Machinery & Equipment Systems.
  • Onshore and Offshore Cranes; rigging and other heavy lift equipment.
  • Power Generation, Power Transmission and Power Utilization.
  • Atmospheric Tanks and Pressure Vessels.
  • Trained Oilfield Roughneck, Derrickman and Serviceman in both offshore and onshore operations.
  • Production, Refining & Process Safety Management.

Experienced in various process and chemical fields relative to conducting process liability, personal injury and accident reconstruction analysis.

Author of training manuals and industry related papers.

Safety expertise relating to oil & gas facilities, refining operations worldwide.

Instructor in all phases of the industry history including geology, exploration, land & leasing, drilling both onshore and offshore, production, well control, refining, transportation and economics of the industry.


2011 - Present: Energy Training Solutions, Kingwood, (Houston), Texas, Principal/Vice President of Fundamentals

2010 - Present: Tartan Enterprises, Kingwood, (Houston), Texas Principal

Consult with petroleum and petroleum related companies on Operating Excellence. Auditing them for compliance and best practices to improve operations and minimize unscheduled downtime. Determine areas of improvement needed to eliminate mechanical and operating failures and recommend solutions. Very experienced in all three segments of the Oil & Gas Industry (Upstream, Midstream and Downstream) as well as the Petrochemical Industry. Conduct incident investigations to determine the root cause of mechanical equipment or human factors. Prepare and present expert witness testimony.

2005 to 2010: The University of Texas Petroleum Extension Servicem of Texas - PETEX Houston & Austin, Texas Director

Responsible for the production of training materials (online, publications and audio visuals) and instructor led training for the oil and gas and associated industries. Personally trained personnel on four different continents in all phases of the industry- history of the industry, geology, exploration, land & leasing, drilling both onshore and offshore, production, well control, refining, transportation and economics of the industry. Focused on the Upstream segment of the industry (Drilling & Production including Workover)

2001 to 2004: Cambridge Energy Research Associates- CERA Cambridge MA and Global Offices Director World Oil and Refining

Helped clients develop and understand their strategic needs from operational imperatives, market drivers or political impacts. Worked with global and regional clients on a retainer basis to continually improve their operating results. Advised companies with their merger and acquisition activities.

1985 to 1993: SRI International Houston, Texas Director of Oil & Gas and Process Industries

Responsible for technology transfer from the research at SRI to the Oil & Gas and Process Industries to improve operational efficiency and provide incident reduction. Developed strong systems to communicate complex technologies in the language of the industries in order to demonstrate tangible results.

1984 to 1985: Chevron Corporation Houston, Texas Manger of Integration

Responsible as a team leader for overseeing the integration of certain units of Gulf Oil's and Chevron's organizations into one entity.

1966 to 1984: Gulf Oil Toronto Canada, Pittsburgh PA, London UK, Houston Texas, Hong Kong, Seoul Korea, Joplin MO Process Engineer , Design Engineer, Operations Engineer, Manager of Operations, Chief Environmental Officer, Plant manager, VP Planning & Budgeting-Downstream

Helped to design refineries, gas plants and pipelines for safe efficient operations. Operated refineries and gas plants to achieve high rates of production. Trained process operators in the underlying process fundamentals and the safe operations of a number of different units including-crude units, process reformers, hydro-desulfurization units, FCCU units, Claus sulfur recovery plants, cokers, alkylation plants, Gas Recovery Plants. Trained in firefighting in a hydrocarbon environment. Trouble shoot operating incidents to determine root cause and developed prevention strategies. Worked in all phases of the downstream operations from operations engineer to operations manager to plant manager. Headed up Health, Safety & Environmental activities including ensuring compliance with RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act both on a state and Federal level. Headed up planning and budgeting which entailed taking the various unit operating plans and consolidating them into an overall strategy and budget. Worked on mergers and acquisitions in the upstream segment of Gulf's business.

1964 to 1965: British American Oil Company Clarkson, Ontario Canada Student Worker

Relief worker in operations of a number of different process units.

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