Robin Dargavel - Managing Director / Consultant EngineerRobin Dargavel
Managing Director / Consultant Engineer

Robin Dargavel BEng (Hons) Degree qualified Chartered Engineer (U.K.) started Dargavel Engineering Ltd in 1995. Consulting Engineers specialising in engineering, designing, Project Managing pipeline and facilities projects for the oil, gas, Power Generation and utilities industries.

Robin started his Mechanical Engineering career in the U.K. Nuclear Power Generation sector during the 1980’s and early 1990’s, then moved into oil and gas, on worldwide projects as a Consultant Engineer for both onshore and offshore wellheads, pipelines and facilities, such as Norway to France Statoil sub-sea pipelines, South-West Water (U.K.) Outfall pipelines, ExxonMobil COTCO Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline, Mari-B Israel, BP Khazzan, GTCL Bangladesh and many other mechanical completed projects.


Andrew Band - Operations Director / Consultant Engineering / Project ManagerAndrew Band
Operations Director / Consultant Engineering / Project Manager

Andrew Band BSc (Hons) Chartered Engineer (U.K.) with over 30 years’ experience in lead engineering and project management roles, planning, estimating and risk management for feasibility, front end engineering and design (FEED) and Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) projects within the oil & gas, power and process industries.

More recent experience has involved expert witness and quantum delay analysis for major European infrastructure projects as well as proposals management, engineering and project management roles for conceptual, detailed engineering, EPC for pipelines, power plants and terminals.


Andrew Davis - Africa / Middle East Business Development - Director / Consultant Functional and Technical Safety EngineerAndrew Davis
Africa / Middle East Business Development - Director / Consultant Functional and Technical Safety Engineer

Andrew Davis is a highly experienced engineer (30+ years), who has worked on a multitude of high profile projects from conceptual, through FEED and detailed design, to site construction, commissioning and follow-on operational support to start up and handover, in a wide range of industrial sectors, including: petrochemical, gas storage and distribution, oil & gas (offshore & onshore), polymers, plastics, refining, steel mills and fertilizers. Well versed in the design of Process Control, Safety Instrumented Systems, Fire and Gas and Telecoms.

Managing multi disciple teams of designers and engineers to produce industry standard deliverables.

Preparation of Pre-Start up Safety reviews to ensure safe start up, reviewing all key project documentation, completion systemisation and commissioning.

More recently Andrew has been engaged by International Oil and Gas / Energy Companies and Contractors as an Electrical and Instrumentation Expert Adviser (Expert Witness) for ICC International Arbitration cases.


John Whittaker QHSE Director Consultant QA / Materials EngineerJohn Whittaker
QHSE Director /
Consultant QA / Materials Engineer

John Whittaker BSc MSc Chartered Engineer (U.K.) PEng (Professional Engineer, Alberta Canada) is a highly Experienced Project QA / QC Manager & Senior Welding / Metallurgical / Corrosion Engineer with over thirty years experience of in the design, installation and operation of Oil, Gas and related projects in various roles and disciplines.

Management experience in the organisation and supervision of discipline QA & QC Engineers, consultant metallurgical / corrosion and welding engineers and all aspects of supplier quality management systems. John is also responsible for the review and assessment of Contractors, vendors, materials selection, welding and corrosion studies.


Dr. Oyelola MatesunDr. Oyelola Matesun
Dargavel Engineering Nigeria Limited / Chairman of the Board/Director of Business

Dr. Oyelola Matesun became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in England and Ireland in 1993. She practiced her medical profession within and outside the country until 1999 when she had a major shift her career. In 1999 Dr. Lola began her career in IT, satellite communication with emphasis on broadcast engineering. During this time Dr. Lola  pioneered several satellite stations in Nigeria and created signal distribution networks for carrying live data across wide area networks. In 2005 Dr. Lola worked with a team that pioneered propriety software development and internet technologies for media in Nigeria. In 2010, Dr. Lola pioneered a company that provides value added services like data analytics for the telcos. As a director and pioneer of several indigenous companies with international partners her experience covers areas such as research and development of new products and bespoke solutions, Sourcing for projects funding and sustainability, Marketing, Contracting, Business Support functions, team building and human capital development, Strategy Development and Execution, Planning and Reporting.

Dr. Lola is involved in several rural medical outreaches especially to the elderly in Ile Ife and Ilesha Osun State Nigeria. Dr. Lola is actively involved in Tek for Nigeria an NGO that operates majorly in schools and LGAs in Lagos State to provide digital and web programming skills for teenagers and young people beneath age 25. With 28 years of working experience, in medicine, media, satellite engineering and support services for telecommunications industry and still counting.


Samson Amiakhu MomohSamson Amiakhu Momoh (BSc, ACA)
Dargavel Engineering Nigeria Limited / MD/CEO

Samson Amiakhu Momoh (BSc, ACA) is an experienced Chartered Accountant with over 29 years working experience. He has spent over 21 years in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry with Shell Nigeria since October 1993. Samson’s experience covers areas such as Finance/Treasury, Contracting, Business Support functions, Project Financing, Strategy Development and Execution, Planning and Reporting, Accounting/Budgeting, Financial Systems Development and Controls. Samson was part of some major initiatives within the Shell group during his over 2 decade with the Oil giants. Samson is a member of the Governing Council of Lakeland School in Warri for over 10 years and a Non-Executive Director with PM Bank (Micro-Finance) for 5years until January 2013.

Samson retired from Shell end November 2014 after over 21 years plus of working in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry with one of the biggest Oil company in the World (Shell). Samson then founded an Oil and Gas consulting firm Nesad Consulting limited. The company is focused on opportunity identification and framing; business/contract sourcing; Consortium formation and partnership mediation; project management; financial advisory services and business restructuring.


Ian Kopperman- Consultant Process Engineering Specialist (Assured Flow Solutions Ltd.)Ian Kopperman
Consultant Process Engineering Specialist (Assured Flow Solutions Ltd.)

Ian Kopperman Bsc (Hons) Chemistry, Chartered Engineer (U.K.), Over 15 years of world oil and gas experience encompassing offshore, onshore and subsea projects, related to flow assurance, production chemistry, subsea and process engineering, and project management.



Steve Lightbody - Mechanical Engineering and qualified Pipeline Engineering DesignerSteve Lightbody
Mechanical Engineering and Pipeline Engineering Designer

Steve is a BSc degree, SCOTEC 3 & 5 Mechanical Engineering qualified Pipeline Engineering Designer, with extensive involvement in design, conditional assessment surveys, detail surveys and site supervision within the following industries: - Oil and Gas (onshore and offshore), Shipbuilding, Pharmaceutical, Water and wastewater treatment.


Malcolm Waddle - Senior Pipeline Engineering ConsultantMalcolm Waddle
Senior Pipeline Engineering Consultant

Malcolm Waddle BSc (Hons) Chartered Engineer with over forty years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, seventeen of which were spent with British Gas /Transco, undertaking a wide range of posts within pipeline engineering and engineering management. Primarily concerned with construction, operation and maintenance of gas transmission pipelines and responsible for personnel, and technical management at a senior level.

On leaving Transco, Malcolm widened his experience working on major civil and structural engineering projects and during the last twenty-two year’s has gained detailed experience of the design, construction and operation gas, crude oil, heavy/heated crude oil and multi-product pipelines up to 56” diameter worldwide.


Neil Scally Consultant Turbine Controls ExpertNeil Scally
Consultant Turbine Controls Expert

Neil Scally BSc (Hons) Microelectronics, Neil has 25 years experience of Instrument & Controls Engineering - Design, Installation, Commissioning & Troubleshooting. Functional Safety Engineering – Safety Lifecycle Design, including all risk assessments, hazard identification and safety element design for risk reduction. Gas Turbine Field Engineering – Installation, Commissioning & Troubleshooting.

Rotating Equipment Field Engineering – Installation, Commissioning, Troubleshooting, Predictive. and Preventative Maintenance, Root Cause Analysis, Total turbo-machinery train optimisation.


Luigi Salvati - Pipe Mill Specialist / Quality Lead / Inspection EngineerLuigi Salvati
Pipe Mill Specialist / Quality Lead / Inspection Engineer

Forty-years of experience in pipe manufacture, C/Mn and Duplex and Super Duplex, Inconel piping pressure vessels, valves, clients/senior representative, inspection of plate, Line pipe including buckle arrestors, bends, monolithic isolating joints, vendor inspection, with associated mechanical/chemical testing, Inconel clad NDT, forgings, expediting testing, package management, quality advisor, coatings, (FBE, 3 layer, painting, concrete) clients representative, pipe in pipe, insulated pipe and Suspension, Universal Beams and columns, Cable Bridge wires and wire failures investigation.


Don Lorenzo - Senior Technical Safety EngineerDon Lorenzo
Senior Technical Safety Engineer

Don Lorenzo M.Sc, Process Safety and Loss Prevention, (University of Sheffield), M.Eng, Civil and Environmental Engineering (University College London, UCL), with an interest in all areas of technical safety and loss prevention. Consistent track record of success in the oil and gas industry with exposure to a wide variety of projects based globally in the UK, Singapore and Norway. Extensively involved throughout career in conceptual design, front end engineering design, detailed design, fabrication and commissioning of various onshore and offshore facilities.


Paul Farrington  - Principal Functional Safety EngineerPaul Farrington
Principal Functional Safety Engineer

Paul Farrington B.Sc. (Hons) Instrumentation & Control Engineering, over 30 years of experience of onshore and offshore process controls, instrumentation, functional safety, FEED, Detailed Design, Construction, Commissioning and Start-up. Process - Hazard & Risk Analysis FS Eng., (TÜV Rheinland, #10964/15), Safety Instrumented Systems FS Eng. (TÜV Rheinland, #7507/13), SA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Risk, Assessment Specialist, ISA Cybersecurity Training, Industrial Automation & Control Systems (IACS) Cybersecurity, Design, Implementation & Testing (ISA Course IC34) ISA Cybersecurity Training, IACS Cybersecurity Risk Assessment (ISA Course IC33) .


Paul Lund  - Senior Consultant Pipeline EngineerPaul Lund
Senior Consultant Pipeline Engineer

Paul Lund MEng (Hons) AMIMechE is an accomplished Lead / Senior Pipeline Engineering Consultant with over 15 years professional experience on feasibility/concept studies, FEED, EPC and EPCm projects for major Engineering Contractors and Consultants in the Oil & Gas Industry; including Bechtel, Foster Wheler and Jacobs.

Paul’s experience has been developed through operating in home office project environments in the UK complemented with comprehensive international experience gained through assignments on the jobsite and at regional project offices in UAE, Turkey and Thailand. Paul has extensive project experience with major IOC/NOC in the sector including BP, ExxonMobil, ADNOC, Saudi Aramco, PTT and Sunagas, and has played leading roles on signature projects such as the 1800 km 56”/48” Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project in Turkey and the recent BP West Nile Delta and Khazzan projects.


Cliff Watson  - Senior Construction Project EngineerCliff Watson
Senior Construction Project Engineer

Cliff Watson has over 35 year’s experience in Construction Engineering / Supervising, Quality Assurance & Quality Control, welding engineering, and validation IQ & OQ, process & non-process equipment vendor inspection, visual inspection & non – destructive testing. Experience gained in a variety of sectors including Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, liquefied natural gas plant, nuclear, oil & gas (on & offshore), petrochemical and micro processing plant.


Kaikai-Liu - QHSE SpecialistKaikai Liu
QHSE Specialist

Kaikai Lui has a post graduate diploma in Safety Engineeering along with 10 years of experience in Oil and Gas Safety Engineering, with seven years in the role of HES Specialist for Chevron Oil Company in Sichuan, China. Kaikai experience includes: Work Planning, Permitting and Execution, Method Statement Review, Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Review, Managing Safe Work Site Audit, Custody Transfer Walk-downs and Pre-startup Safety Review, Safety in Design Review, Facilitate Safety Meetings, Provide Safety Trainings, Plant/Gathering System / Well Pad Safety Signage. Behavior Based Safety - Chair BBS Steering Committee meetings, in charge of process implementation, BBS Process Gap Assessment, Generate Action to Improve Process Implementation. Kaikai has won the 2018 site safety award.


Xingcheng-Liu - Well Control Engineering SpecialistXingcheng Liu
Well Control Engineering Specialist

Xingcheng Liu BSc (Hons) Drilling Engineer and is an IADC registered Well Control and Rigpass Instructor, providing onshore and offshore courses to those who work on rigsites. He has been a Well Control instructor for 5+ years.

Xingcheng Liu has 30+ years working experience in the Oil & Gas industry, his other areas of expertise include: petroleum engineer, drilling engineer, DSM, operation engineer and production engineer as well, his experience in: Well Control practices and skills, Rigsite/well site operations, Production decline and allocation and Project evaluation and economics.


Ellie Barnes - Pipeline Engineering TraineeLauren Morris
Document Control/Project Assistant

Lauren Morris, based in our London Office is in charge of Assisting in preparing reports and data collection for analysis. Along with maintaining project records and ensure that all regulatory documents are correct, processed and approved. Lauren is also in charge of managing oversees documents for a particular projects for the entire organisation.


Ellie Barnes - Pipeline Engineering TraineeElle Barnes Dargavel
Pipeline Engineering Trainee

Elle is a Physics undergraduate at Lancaster University, and is our Pipeline Engineering Trainee. Elle received the award for Engineering Excellence in 2017 along with a £3,000 bursary towards her higher education from The REACT Foundation courtesy of IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers). Prior to this in 2016 Elle received The Ogden Trust Year 12 Young Physicist of the Year award at Lancaster University whilst studying her ‘A’ Levels.


Gary Barnes Dargavel - Assistant Technical EngineerGary Barnes Dargavel
Assistant Technical Engineer

Gary completed an Engineering apprenticeship with British Gas and ten years as a British Gas Technical Gas Engineer. Gary achieved NVQ Level 3 Domestic Gas with British Gas.