John Gabites

Process Control & Optimisation Engineer
Viva Energy Refining Pty Ltd

John is a Process Control & Optimisation Engineer in the Process Control group at the Viva Energy Geelong Refinery.

He is primarily responsible for maintaining and developing APC applications for the RCCU, HF Alkylation and Gas Separation Units.  He is also responsible for daily support of the RCCU and distillation complex RTOs.  Control projects implemented at the DCS level include work on the Amine Regeneration Units, Sulphur Recovery Units and Trade Waste.

John’s career has spanned the Dairy, Mineral Processing and Oil & Gas sectors.  His expertise lie in the application of modelling for process optimisation, process design and operator training along with deployment of APC solutions.

John holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Canterbury.



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