About Us

Tailwater Technical Consulting was founded in 2019 as a full service engineering solutions provider for the Oil & Gas industry. Our Core team has over 100 years of cumulative experience in the Energy industry, with expertise in the areas of process design, debottlenecking, troubleshooting, optimization, operations, start-up support, high-fidelity simulation studies (CFD, FEA), project management, due diligence, asset management and contract negotiations.

We are a subsidiary of Tailwater Capital LLC.

Tailwater Capital LLC, a highly specialized middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on the energy industry, has a strong history of creating solutions oriented, value-added partnerships with experienced management teams to invest growth equity across the midstream and upstream sectors. Tailwater manages $2.7 billion in committed capital as of May 2019.

Making Our Client’s Assets more Profitable

Our Vision

Provide engineering solutions that add value to YOUR bottom line.

Enable YOU to maximize profitability of YOUR assets.

Provide answers so YOU can make informed decisions.

Provide guidelines for safe and reliable operation of YOUR assets.

Our Technology

How Can We Support YOUR Business?

  • Strategies on how to overcome obstacles and/or grow
  • Conceptual scopes and estimates to facilitate decisions
  • Engineering packages and cost estimates to facilitate funding
  • Construction packages for project execution
  • Commissioning and startup plans
  • Solutions for operating issues
  • Optimizing your assets to minimize cost

Our Team Has Done It All!

So, What Makes Us Different?

Most engineering firms lack an operations background – WE don’t.

 

WE understand business drivers and design systems to maximize asset runtime and profitability.

 

WE look beyond “on time/on budget” and also focus on operability/reliability of assets.

 

WE get to the root cause of process issues and fix them right the FIRST time.

 

Our Expertise

Our Core team has over 95 years of cumulative experience in the Energy industry.

Our Experience

Pipelines
Compressor Stations
Storage Facilities
Gas Treating Systems
Gas Processing Facilities
Fractionation Facilities
Petrochemical Facilities
LNG Facilities
Export Terminals
Pipeline Maintenance programs
Implementation of pipeline programs
Encroachment management

Team

Benjamin Day at Tailwater Capital LLC

Benjamin Day

Ben has served for 21yr within the petrochemical, refining, equipment design and midstream industries. He joined Tailwater Techincal Consulting (TTC) as CEO in 2019. Prior to joining TTC Ben served as SVP over Engineering at Southcross Energy from 2015-2019. He served at Enterprise Products from 2007-2015 in various engineering, operational support and leadership roles. In addition worked at Rodia Chemical, Dynegy Midstream and Trane in a process, and project engineering capacity. He hold degrees in Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Duraivelan Dakshinamoorthy at Tailwater Capital LLC

Duraivelan Dakshinamoorthy

Durai has served for 14 years within oil and gas industry in different segments. He has over 18 years of experience in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD). He joined Tailwater Technical Consulting (TTC) as Vice President in 2019. Prior to joining TTC, he worked for Enterprise Products L.P from 2013 to 2019 and was involved with solving problems for capital and operational groups. He worked for ANSYS Inc between 2009 to 2013, where he supported top experts apply CFD in upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of Oil and Gas. He also worked for Technip and Furnace Improvements, where he offered support for ongoing new and revamping projects. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and has authored many journal articles and conference presentations.

Ritesh Shah at Tailwater Capital LLC

Ritesh Shah

Ritesh has 20 years of global professional career enveloping the energy sector. He joined Tailwater Technical Consulting (TTC) as Vice President in 2019. He has performed assignments that ranges from the conceptual studies to the performance tests, in-depth technical evaluation of companies during acquisition/mergers and also played a key role in obtaining the Oil Export Permit from BIS.  In recent years, he has held responsibilities in technical leadership roles – the optimization of gas treaters from commercial and engineering perspective. He has served at Enterprise Products Partners, ConocoPhillips and KBR. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

Tony Lockard at Tailwater Capital LLC

Tony Lockard

Tony has 21 years of service in the petrochemical and midstream industries. He joined Tailwater Technical Consulting (TTC) as Vice President in 2019. Prior to joining TTC, Tony served as Senior Director, Process Engineering at SouthCross Energy. He has held multiple leadership roles in engineering, project management support, and operational support. Prior assignments have included equipment design, conceptual studies, debottleneck studies, performance test, process diagnostics/troubleshooting, and technical evaluations for mergers/acquisitions. Previous employers have included Enterprise Products Partners, Jacobs, Dow, CF Industries, and Tru-Tec Services.

Chad Aldrich at Tailwater Capital LLC

Chad Aldrich

Chad has 25 years of service in the petrochemical and midstream industries. He joined Tailwater Technical Consulting (TTC) as Vice President in 2019. Prior to joining TTC, Chad served as Senior Director, Project Management at Southcross Energy. He has held multiple leadership roles in engineering, operations, asset optimization, and commercial/business development. Prior assignments have included conceptual studies, debottleneck studies, facility troubleshooting, and technical/commercial evaluations for mergers/acquisitions. Previous employers have included Enterprise Products Partners, Dow Chemical, and Koch Industries.

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