Zavala, Rafael

Engineering Advisor for ExxonMobil Production Projects

B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineer from the Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela and also holds a Master’s degree on Reliability and Maintainability Engineering from the University of Exeter, U.K. He is also a honorary fellow at the MIRCE Akademy (Reliability related Research and Education), U.K. During the last two decades, has been charge of projects development for the oil and gas industry and overseeing engineering and construction activities for projects around the world. Has worked as Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Plant Engineering Team Lead, Engineering Manager and more recently as Global Engineering Advisor. Areas of expertise include reliability and maintainability engineering, projects execution, basic and detailed engineering development, procurement and construction. Experience in projects design basis development, selection and use of project design standards, major equipment purchase, overseeing contractor engineering deliverables, risk assessments, and in leading project engineering disciplines (mechanical, process, electrical, instrumentation & control, and civil).