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The Leaders in LNG Technical Advisory Services

Merlin's Services Team/Leadership

Ilmars Kerbers

Telephone: +1.713.344.2376

Ilmars is Merlin’s lead specialist on engineering and technical matters for LNG plants and terminals. He specializes in technology considerations, project cost estimation and logistics, supply chain design, LNG pricing and alternative energy technologies. Ilmars has significant project experience in natural gas processing and condensate handling facilities including cryogenic expander plant design, amine treating, mole sieve dehydration, NGL fractionation, condensate stabilization, product treating and gas liquefaction.

Charles Yost

Telephone: +1.713.344.2370

Chuck is the Senior Advisor to Merlin Advisors’ technical consultancy to the LNG and gas processing industries. From 1985 to 2013 Chuck led Merlin Associates, a leading LNG technical consultancy providing third party technical advisory to commercial banks and multilateral funding agencies in support of project financing for LNG and gas production projects, as well as conceptual, pre-feasibility and feasibility consultancy services to the major international energy companies, state energy companies and larger independent energy companies.

Robert Chambers

Telephone: +1.713.344.2369

Robert joins Merlin Advisors with over twenty years of experience in cost estimating, focusing mainly on LNG liquefaction and regasification projects. Robert has developed cost estimates for floating LNG projects (FLNG) and has managed screening and feasibility cost estimates for numerous prospective LNG projects, and led lump-sum turnkey cost estimating efforts for project bids. His prior experience includes engineering for both onshore and offshore upstream oil and gas production, downstream refining, power plants, coal gasification and metals processing

Raj Gopal

Telephone: +44.20.3747.4819

Raj has nearly 20 years of experience in the LNG, petrochemical, oil and natural gas industry. With technology, commercial and contracts expertise, Raj has considerable experience in providing technical advisory services, risk assessment, construction monitoring, operations monitoring and completion activities for Project Financing. He brings in-depth knowledge and practical experience of technical and contractual analysis together with project execution. Raj is a Chartered Engineer and in 2010 he was elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

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