Levi Santos

Welding Specialist

Levi is a globally recognised technical authority in the world of offshore and onshore welding engineering, with over 30 years of fabrication yard and pipelay experience servicing the oil and gas sector.

Throughout his 30 year career, Levi has acquired in-depth knowledge of all facets of welding associated with fabrication and installation for the oil & gas sector. Whether such expertise requires simple training, qualification of routine welding processes or extends to welding facility set up/certification or qualification of exotic materials, Levi has vast expertise in all areas – welding certification audits, welding development, qualification and validation, welding execution and operations, including welding cost optimization and welding process improvements, welding troubleshooting and resolution and root cause analysis. All performed throughout leading-edge oil and gas construction environments, catering to various customers from the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea..

Expertise is not limited to technical competence but also includes the practical application of welding and welding development. Levi provides unparalleled expertise within his field, covering Subsea, Pipeline installation, Manufacturing facilities/yards (fabrication of subsea manifolds, jackets, modules, decks, pressure vessels, SPAR, jack-up rigs, etc.) and pipe mill facilities with a specific reference to quality requirements relevant for the oil and gas industries.

He has been actively involved in the resolution of various welding/material issues from extensive weld defects on 90/10 CuNi piping material, Inconel 625 materials on piping fabrication, high repair rates on pipelay applications, extensive cracking on weldments on HSLA steels on jack-up rig racks, heat treatment issues on Inconel materials resulting to impaired corrosion test and mechanical properties. Clients and projects include Murphy Oil Medusa SPAR Hull Platform (Gulf of Mexico, ARAMCO Maintain Potential pipelines, Saudi Arabia, ONGC Pipelines, Bombay High, DPC Conoco Platform Complex, Dubai UAE, RasLaffan LNG Train Facilities, Qatar, Murphy Oil Frontrunner SPAR Hull Platform, GOM, Philipps Hewett Living Quarters Platform, UK North Sea, Amerada Hess Platform, UK, Reliance Industries KG-D6 Riser Platform, India, Dolphin Energy Platform Facility, Qatar, Chevron Platong EPCI for Process and Quarters platform, South East Asia, Inpex Ichthys, Umbilicals, RisersandFlowlines, West Australia, Nordstream 2 Pipeline, Europe.

Key Industry expertise:

Metallurgy; Welding Execution & Operations (offshore installation and onshore fabrication yards), Welding Facility Set Up, Welding Research & Development; Training and Facilitation of welders, welding operators and welding inspection personnel; Engineering Criticality Assessment; Weld/Material Failure Investigation, Technical/Quality assessment/audits, and bidding and estimation of Quality, Welding and material requirements.