Mr Simon William Richards, CEng,EurIng

Principal Consultant,
Bosco Xavier Ltd

Simon Richards


United Kingdom


  • Energy, Fossil

Job Function

  • Consulting (in private practice)


Simon has extensive experience in chemical and process engineering in a career spanning over 30 years’. He works in the process industries, mostly in oil and gas with experience on projects from exploration through to commissioning and operation. He has strong experience and expertise in engineering and design of offshore and onshore projects globally.
He has worked throughout the world on many high-profile projects and he continues to provide expert advice and technical assessments for oil and gas development/investment strategy, reliability, process engineering, as well as oil and gas field developments.
He is a lateral thinker, innovator, and natural leader. He has strong forensic thought processes that enable him to reach conclusions in complex situations. He has worked on several major gas development projects including design, operation, maintenance and reliability of oil and gas processing facilities and pipelines. He was recently part of a technical investigation into sour gas and oil pipeline failures as well as operation and maintenance optimisation for a trans-national oil pipeline. He applies his developed skills in technical investigation, including a focus on analysing the root cause of the issue, to his Expert Witness work.
He was retained in a Litigation regarding an offshore gas platform in the North Atlantic Ocean that was settled prior to Court. He was also retained in an Arbitration regarding the construction of a fuel oil depot in the Middle East where he testified and the Tribunal found his evidence to be credible. Currently, he has been retained in Arbitrations including a gas pipeline, a gas supply dispute and an LNG project.


University of Birmingham
United Kingdom
Chemical Engineering
To 1985


  • AIChE Senior Member
  • Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance Forum

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