Leadership Team

Dan Cojocaru, Principal Process Safety Engineer, Tech Safety Group

He has over 13 years of engineering and consultancy experience in fertilizer and gas projects from the following countries: Australia, Germany, Vietnam, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Romania and Russia, and was involved in design for projects developed in countries like Egypt, Algeria, Slovak Republic and China.

He has experience in all project phases starting from Concept and Front End Engineering (FEED) through Commissioning and Operation. He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, a Member of The Institution of Chemical Engineers (CEng, MIChemE), a Member of Engineers Australia, a Member of the Safety and Loss Prevention Group of the IChemE, and a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ).

Dan has extensive experience in engineering and process safety consultancy services to EPCM companies and their clients including the preparation of Safety Reports, hazard identification and analysis, consequence and risk modelling of major accidents using DNV GL PHAST, quantitative risk assessment using DNV GL SAFETI, development of Major Accident Hazard (MAH) bow-tie diagrams, and Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) facilitation.

Dan also provides advice and process safety input to various safety studies such as Hazard Identification (HAZID), HAZOP, Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), 3D model review, design review and Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) during the project lifecycle.


Mark Brouwer, Owner Director, UreaKnowHow.com

Mark graduated at the Technical University of Eindhoven (Chemical Engineering). After military service he joined DSM where he worked first seven years as a process engineer. In 1996 he joined Stamicarbon as Licensing Manager Urea Revamps. Later he became the Manager of Stamicarbon Services responsible for all Stamicarbon’s activities in existing urea plants. In these nearly fourteen years he visited more than 100 urea plants worldwide and was involved in numerous revamp, relocation, debottlenecking and grass root projects.

Since early 2009 Mark Brouwer started up UreaKnowHow.com. UreaKnowHow.com is an independent group of nitrogen fertilizer specialists with an impressive number of years experience in designing, maintaining and operating urea plants. UreaKnowHow.com’s mission is to support, facilitate and promote the exchange of information within the nitrogen fertilizer industry with the target to improve the Safety and Performance of all nitrogen fertilizer plants worldwide. UreaKnowHow.com has become the largest network in the urea industry and offers various technical and commercial consultancy services.


Bogdan Brătescu - Reliability & Maintenance Advisor

Bogdan is a maintenance engineer in Fertilizer Industrial Services. He has a wide range of experience gained during the 27 years spent in the field of construction, commissioning, maintenance and operation of Oil & Gas Facilities in Upstream and Refineries and Petrochemical Plants in Downstream. During these years he held the following positions: Mechanical Supervisor; Maintenance Superintendent; Mechanical Superintendent Construction; Project Engineer; Maintenance Engineer; Operability & Maintainability Coordinator; Head of Maintenance Engineering Department; Shutdown Coordinator; Senior Reliability Engineer; Project Manager, Maintenance Manager; Operation Readiness & Assurance Lead. In the last 24 years he worked with one of the biggest IOC’s, NOC’s & EPCC’s companies such as Shell, Exxon Mobil, BP, ENI, OMV, Snamprogetti, UHDE GmbH, Technip, NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NIOC (National Iranian Oil Company, NOC (Libyan National Oil Company), SOCAR (Azerbaijan National oil Company).


Dr Frank Steinbrunn

Dr Frank Steinbrunn graduate (Dipl.-Phys.) at the University and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz. He completed his doctoral thesis on Lunar Rocks of the Apollo 11 mission at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg. Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) University of Heidelberg.

From 1971 – 1974 he conducted postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge Mass. USA, executing lunar rocks, meteoritic and cosmic ray research.

From 1974 till 2006 he worked for ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH, Dortmund, Germany (today merged with Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions). Key roles with ThyssenKrupp Uhde were:

  • Project Director for Brazilian Nuclear Reprocessing Plant: Conceptual Design and Basic Engineering Phases.
  • Head of Nuclear Safety Department: shielding and nuclear criticality calculations, Safety Reports.
  • Senior Consultant at Uhde Services and Consulting GmbH (1990 - 1998) in the process safety and environmental protection fields.
  • Permitting of Hazardous Process Plants, international fire and safety audits, special safety study and analysis assignments, environmental impact studies.

In these positions he had not only extensive managerial and supervisory responsibilities but was also executing scientific research work; special shielding, neutron physics, and atmospheric dispersion calculations; as well as conducting construction safety training, fire and safety audits of oil field facilities, marine terminals, petrochemical complexes and chlor-alkali-electrolysis plants abroad.

Having been appointed to serve as the leader of numerous HAZOP studies of different chemical process plants in different countries, he acquired extensive experience in the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) field.

Since retirement from Uhde GmbH in 2006, he has been working as a freelance HSE Consultant on numerous international HSE assignments.

Donald Law, Senior Process Safety Engineer

Donald is a Senior Process Safety Engineer with over 10 years of experience in safety engineering and consultancy. His experience covers the offshore and onshore oil and gas industries providing expertise services such as, but not limited to, fire and gas consequence analysis, quantitative risk analysis, production availability assessment, ALARP demonstration, and safety case / report development.

Donald has a MEng in Chemical Engineering and he is Associate Member of IChemE. His key skills are in area of: Dispersion Analysis, Fire and Explosion Analysis (FEA), Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Reliability Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Analysis, Flare Radiation Analysis, Structural Survivability Calculation and other Formal Safety Assessment associated studies.

Donald has performed numerous safety studies for various onshore and offshore facilities in Australia and Saudi Arabia, which include studies such as FEA, Sour Gas Dispersion Study, Escape Muster Evacuation and Rescue Analysis (EMERA), and QRA, Safety Equipment Layouts, Fire Fighting Foam Requirement Calculations, and Safety Equipment Datasheets.

Donald has performed multiple RAM analysis to assess and optimise the availability and reliability of production systems to maximise Life Cycle Profit for various facilities. These facilities include heavy oil production using Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) process located in Alberta, Canada, and Crude oil transport pipeline located in Alberta, Canada, through to Texas, USA.