Senior Engineering Advisor
Ernest Woodard “Woody” Harrison has over 50 years of domestic and international experience in engineering design in the petroleum refining industry, including a 32-year career with ExxonMobil and its predecessors. His experience includes Instrumentation and Control Systems (I&CS), Analyzers, Safety Systems, Computer Simulation and Training, project HAZOPS, and start-up assistance.
While supervising I&E engineering at Humble/Exxon, Woody served as Chairman of the Instrumentation Refining Technical Subcommittee (RTC), where he led the development of company-wide Instrumentation standards. During his career with Exxon and later as a Becht Advisor, he has provided engineering support or has been responsible for Control and Safety systems design for production, refining, marine, chemicals and synthetics (coal, lignite, oil shale) projects in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia.
Since joining Becht Engineering in 2005 as a Senior Control & Safety Systems Advisor, his work has taken him to Singapore, China, Europe and Canada over 40 times. Mr. Harrison holds a BSChE degree from Louisiana State University and a MSChE degree from the University of Texas. He was a registered Professional Engineer in Texas for 30 years.