Neil Prophet

Senior Vice President and Partner

Mr. Prophet brings over 20 years of experience in the field of process safety to his role as a leader of the Relief Systems group. Mr. Prophet manages our Houston office and oversees major Pressure Relief and Flare Systems Design and Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) studies. 

Mr. Prophet's roles in the process safety field have included consulting, project management, technical support, technical sales, training course development and presentation, and operations management. He has assisted operating companies and consultancies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries with hundreds of projects in all areas of process safety.

Mr. Prophet has authored/co-authored many industry white papers on aspects of process safety in addition to presenting over 50 training courses and seminars covering consequence analysis and risk analysis to both operating and consulting companies.

Project Sampling

Experienced with all aspects related to pressure relief and flare system design as well as the relevant codes and practices. His familiarity ranges from relief system data gathering, isometric sketching, pressure relief and flare system calculations and report generation, and development of mitigation options. He has also analyzed individual relief valves, pressure vents, flare systems and vent header systems.

Performed quantitative risk assessment studies of three natural gas transfer facilities located in Brazil and one natural gas transfer facility in Canada.

Managed a project team which performed major QRA and building vulnerability studies of two entire oil refineries in the Middle East.

He has participated in numerous hazard identification studies for a variety of scenarios including liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, oil terminals, tank farm and wharf, laboratory relocation, numerous overpressure scenario reviews, etc.

During his time at Det Norske Veritas, Mr. Prophet acted as department internal auditor and later as an office quality manager, while ensuring ISO 9000 compliance.

Project manager and lead auditor of a major relief systems audit for a large U.S. refinery, reviewing all aspects of the relief and flare systems design basis.

Conducted a QRA for an energy company in the Middle East to determine the feasibility of an LNG import terminal, including individual risk contours for the three proposed locations and development of societal risk FN curves.


University of Strathclyde
PgDip, Energy Systems and the Environment

University of Strathclyde 
BEng (Honors), Chemical Engineering

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