|Employer:||(prior to retirement) ARAMCO (Arabian American Oil Company, Saudi Arabia)|
|Occupation:||Oil and Gas Process Engineering|
|Other roles:||Cabinet member,District 324E4, Lions Clubs International; Advisor, Molecule 7 Hospitals and Medical Institutions, Cochin; President,NRI(Returnees) Association, Cochin|
|Languages:||English, Hindi, Malayalam|
Professional Engineer with over 35 years of experience, 30 years in Oil and Natural Gas Processing with major Oil Companies abroad. Retired in 1998 as Senior Operations Engineer from ARAMCO (Arabian American Oil Company) after 25 years of service with the hi-tech Oil Giant.
1962: B.Sc. (Engg.) Degree in Mechanical Engineerig from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala, India (University of Kerala)
1958: B.Sc. Degree in Physics (main) and Math.(sub) from Union Christian College, Alwaye, Kerala, India (University of Kerala)
As a retired Engineer , I am free to choose activiities that are beneficial and satisfying to me - actvities which are consistent with my interests and expertise..
Computers have been close to my heart ever since the introduction of desktop PC and continues to be so along with the technological advances in the field. I handle almost all my requirements including finances, from home through my laptop and recently, to some extent, through the Smart Phone .
I had the opportunity to gain expertise in several areas during my extensive career with ARAMCO, a high-tech Oil Giant. These include Leadership & Mentoring, Team Building, Technical Study & Presentations, Process Simulations & Modelling etc.
I believe that the WikiEducator Training fits in very well with my current environment and aspirations..
I have also been sharing my knowlledge as a Cabinet Member of Lions Clubs International District 324-E-4 and as an Advisor to an upcoming Speciality Hospital at Kochi.
I like acquiring and sharing information. The source is primarily the internet at present and the content could be anything from advanced technology,side effects of a medicine, to comparison of new technical gadgets, to the road test of a new car.
My wife and I like movies, music, picnics and travel. We visit the movie theatre once a week or so. Sometimes, we dare to sing in small gatherings during picnics and other get-togethers. We normally use our 33- year membership of "Mahindra Holidays" for our vacation trips.
I used to play Volley Ball and Basket Ball and had led the Volley Ball teams in the Colleges I studied, but not any more. Now my exercise is limited to a half-hour duration in bed prior to getting up in the morning to strenghten my back muscles and thereafter, a 15 minute walk on the Tread Mill.
My wiki projects
- I registered for eL4C53, a Learning4Content workshop to learn wiki skills.
- Handled part of the one-day face-to-face pre-Training Workshop (Days 1-4) of the eL4C53 course as directed by the Facilitator
- I added my name to the Wiki Educator Indian Ambassadors page per advice from the Fcilitator, Mr. Sebastian Panakal.
- I have added my Learning Contract Project on which I intend to concentrate and finalize my contribution as soon as possible
My optional community service (learning contract) project
||By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.|
| Brief description of project
||Overview of Crude Oil and Associated Gas Processing|
| Target date for completion
|| Target Date for completion: August 31, 2012.|
|| --Ptjohn 10:11, 11 June 2012 (UTC)|
Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours
- Dear John, warm welcome to WikiEducator family!Your page is coming up very nice. Regards Anil Prasad 08:25, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
- Thank you very much sir. It is a pleasure to be part of the family.
- please add me as your skype contact.my skype id:akshay.ajith
- I went through your user page to learn how to write my user page. I am learning from how you are working on your wiki User:Devaraj Raju 8:33 8 june 2012
- Dear John, You are doing fine. Your introduction has power of language, wit and wisdom. Please network with other learners, collaborate and grow. --Sebastian Panakal 17:29, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
- Dear John,you have given a beautiful introduction and have used the wiki skills in the beginning in a very well manner.You are surely reaching the target of this first few days and we hope to see you riding higher on this platform.Regards --Balqis Thaahaveettil 18:15, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
- Balqis, our facilitator has arranged a Wiziq online support session on 13th June 2012 We hope to meet you there --Sebastian Panakal 17:55, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
- Good work so far Sir. A nice way to learn is to visit other pages and see how they have arranged their matter and made their pages look good. The WE community will surely benefit from your work. All the best... Cynthia D'Costa--Agnes 14:06, 13 June 2012 (UTC)