With more than 35 years of experience. Mr. Dirk’s first professional study was in Electro / Electronics which was successfully followed by a dedicated study in Instrumentation and obtained several other specified certifications during his long career in the Oil & Gas industry. He joined a daughter company of Shell in 1977, the Dutch Oil Company N.A.M., where he initially worked as Instrument Technician. In 1992 he joined Shell Global Solutions at the Shell Re-search in Amsterdam as Quality Measuring Instrument (QMI) Assistant and later as Senior Assistant Chemist Analytical Processes at Hydro-Carbon Processing. During this period he started working part-time at the Shell Head Office in The Hague as Global QMI Consultant followed by a period as Instrument and QMI Trainer at Shell International. From that moment he started his successful International career and performed several jobs : QMI Start-up & Commissioning Engineer at Reliance Petroleum Refinery Ltd. – India; Senior Consultant during in-line blending project at Shell Harburg Refinery; QMI Maintenance Engineer at Nigeria LNG and his last Shell, assignment before retirement in November 2011, was QMI-Trainer & Consultant at Sakhalin, Russia. Currently still working as Freelance Trainer to transfer his long term experience to young Engineers & Technicians joining the world of Instrumentation.