Dr Esteban Bernechea, PhD FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland)
Dr Esteban Bernechea, PhD FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland), is a Principal Consultant at ESC. His responsibilities include delivering Process and Functional Safety consultancy to diverse clients, conforming to ESC’s excellence standards and complying with the client’s needs, budgets and schedules.
Esteban has worked in the fields of Process Engineering, Process Safety and Functional Safety for the last 10 years. He has a Chemical Engineering background and started his career as a process engineer in the design of oil and gas projects; he later continued his education with a master’s degree in Process Engineering and a Doctorate Program focused on the application of QRA and Inherently Safer Design as tools for process optimization, at which point he changed his focus to the fields of Process Safety and Risk Analysis.
He has extensive experience chairing Process Hazard Analysis (HAZOP, HAZID) and delivering functional safety (SIL determination and verification) consultancy for multinational clients in the oil and gas, chemical and health industries, including Saudi Aramco, Halliburton, Worley Parsons, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), Petronas, Fluxys, SAIPEM, Técnicas Reunidas, Foster Wheeler, Mitsubishi, DOOSAN, Johnson Matthey, DEFRA and BPL among others. Esteban is a published author in various journals, including Safety Science and Process Safety and Environmental Protection. He has delivered presentations in venues like the Global Congress on Process Safety or the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium.