Published: 12 May 2017

A career in chemical engineering with Nick Amott

"We have all enjoyed being chemical engineers and want to pass that on."

Nick Amott is a chemical engineer at Fluor with extensive experience in the design of oil and gas production facilities and managing teams of process engineers on “mega” projects. He has 35 years of experience and is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey.

Nick’s core expertise lies in oil and gas production projects, where he has successfully led teams developing designs from concept to production in diverse geographical regions including desert locations, equatorial rainforests, offshore and the extreme climates of the Kazakhstan Steppes. The facilities have ranged from simple modules in remote locations for producing oil to massive technologically complex plants for processing high pressure, high sulphur oil and gas production.

Nick has also led large teams of 50 plus graduate engineers on petrochemical and refining projects including the world’s largest grass roots ethylene cracker complex comprising 13 process units. Over the years he has worked for 30 Clients ranging from world majors to entrepreneurial start-up companies. He provides safety expertise including chairing HAZOPs and in one case conducting incident investigation services.

Nick has had papers published and presented at many conferences. He has built up networks with several Universities and is the executive sponsor for Fluor’s University support in the UK and Kazakhstan.

Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Surrey and is a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Nick is Director of the Gas Processors Association (Europe) and an associate editor for the Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering.

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