C.M. (COSTA) TSESMELIS
Director / Principal Consultant, Protos Consulting
Costa Tsesmelis has over 40 years technical, managerial and commercial experience in gas processing, LNG, refining & petrochemicals, and alternative fuels. He has held senior positions with independent refiners, major oil companies, international consulting firms and engineering contractors in Europe, the Middle-East and Australia.
Costa is skilled in process simulation, operations analysis and hydrocarbon processing & energy economics. In addition to oil & gas, his expertise also includes methanol, ammonia and urea processing. He also has expertise in gasification, syngas, IGCC, and Fischer Tropsch technologies.
He began his career in 1973 working as a process engineer at Conoco’s Humber Refinery in the UK, followed in 1980 by 9 years as Personal Assistant to the Deputy Chairman at Motor Oil Hellas, where he managed a team of engineers and offsites operators, and provided day-to-day management services for production planning, scheduling, shipping and trading operations. At Motor Oil he also completed design and project management services for major refinery expansions to add FCC, alkylation, MTBE and naphtha isomerisation facilities.
In 1990 Costa joined Bonner & Moore as a Senior Consultant and Business Development Manager with their Plant Systems Group in Europe, where he successfully implemented Bonner & Moore’s software systems at numerous refineries. He followed this work with a year’s assignment as Refinery Co-ordinator in Saudi Arabia with the Kingdom’s joint-venture refineries. In 1994 Costa joined Kaiser Engineers in Perth Western Australia as Oil & Gas Project Manager and Assistant to the CEO for Business Development for gas processing studies and engineering projects. In 1996 Costa founded Protos Consulting International Pty Ltd based in Perth, WA.