Professional of the Year - Engineering/Gas Processing and Extraction

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Michael A. De La Rosa

Title: Consultant
Industry: Engineering
Type of Organization: Oil and Gas
Major Product/Service: Providing gas process design and simulation; Procurement and construction services
Expertise: Mr. De La Rosa has over 20 years experience in process design and simulation of natural gas liquids (NGL) processes, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processes and associated processes which include amine treating, condensate stabilization, refrigeration and utilities. Other specialties include cryogenic Nitrogen Rejection Unit (NRU) with and without Helium recovery, Hydrocarbon dew point suppression units, condensate stabilization units and product storage. He developed computer programs that improved the efficiency, speed and consistency of the design for the process design group. Mr. De La Rosa's programs were used to develop consistent sizing and specification of vessels, glycol dehydration systems, refrigeration systems and hot oil systems.
Geographic Area of Distribution: National
Affiliations: A.I.C.h.E.
University/Degree: B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, 1994
Born: April 10, 1966, Houston, Texas
Hobbies/Sports: Family activities, fishing, hunting
Work History: Previously, Mr. De La Rosa served as a Process Engineer at Technip USA (formerly Fish Engineering Inc.) from 1994 to September 2001. He then served as a Process Engineer at Howe-Baker Engineers from 2001 until October 2006. He has served as a Consultant at Azota, Ltd. since November 2006.