Diego Bessone


Bogotá, Colombia

Project Manager / Angel Investor
Diego's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

Age Group


About Diego

I did not launch a startup but I have many ideas that could turn into one. However, I have my own consulting firm that provides engineering and management solutions for the oil and gas, and energy industry.

Work Experience

Project Management Consultant


February 2017 - Today

Consultancy services in a) bidding processes: elaboration of key technical documents (preliminary execution plans, construction and commissioning strategies, schedules among others) and advising in cost estimations, disbursement forecasts, and the exceptions/clarifications to clients´ technical and contractual requirements; b) project execution: advising in the preparation of project risk assessments, contingency and recovery plans, cost and time claims, key construction and commissioning procedures among others.

Project Manager

Pluspetrol Peru

September 2007 - January 2017

(1) Manager of a project to increase the operation assurance of the CAMISEA production field assets (the Malvinas Gas Plant, 7 gathering facilities, and pipelines) by solving findings that came up from a process hazard analysis. The project demanded the installation of new safety devices with changes in the existing facilities. The work was going to be carried out mainly in several plant shutdowns. The project also included the migration of the entire safety shutdown system with approximately 7,000 I/O to a new platform – US$ 67 MM investment. (2) Manager of two EPC contracts for repairing/replacing 22 oil pipelines that sum 262 km (163 miles) long. The project was executed in the Northern Peruvian Amazonian Jungle and pipelines were constructed/repaired mainly in swamp and marsh terrains – US$ 310 MM investment. (3) Management of multiple gas production facilities projects executed for the CAMISEA production field in the Peruvian Amazonian as: ♣ 2nd Expansion of the “Malvinas” Gas Plant to increase the production in 520 MMSCFD – The project included the installation of NGL stabilization and cryogenic units, a sphere for the NGL storage, 2 32000 BHP turbocompressors to process 270 MMSCFD each, 2 gas turbines of 4,6 MW each and auxiliary services among other facilities – US$ 240 MM investment – 7 MM manpower hours. ♣ Procurement of a modularized cryogenic plant to process 520 MMSCFD. Project executed in TX, USA – US$ 50 MM investment. ♣ Installation of 1 32000 BHP turbocompressor and auxiliary services at the Malvinas Gas Plant to process 310 MMSCFD – US$ 18 MM investment. ♣ Construction of the gas gathering facilities at the “Cashiriari 1” and “Cashiriari 3” fields – US$ 16 MM investment.

Pluspetrol Argentina

Project Engineer

April 2006 - August 2007

Coordination of projects executed for the RAMOS production field. The responsibilities included tender analysis and submission of award recommendations, coordination of engineering and procurement phases, and field leadership in construction and commissioning activities of the following projects: ♣ Construction of the “PCN” Compression Plant – Installation of 3 1775 BHP y 1 2370 BHP turbocompressors – US$ 10 MM investment. ♣ 2nd Expansion of the “PPC” Compression Plant – Installation of 2 3550 BHP turbocompressors – US$ 3 MM investment. ♣ 1st Expansion of the “PPC” Compression Plant – Installation of 2 2370 BHP turbocompressors – US$ 2 MM investment.

Project Engineer / Operation and Maintenance Technical Assistant

Tecna S.A.

March 2004 - March 2006

(1) Manager of a project to supply a TEG dehydration skid to be installed on the FPSO “P-34” (Petrobras, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil). Leader of engineering, procurement, and precomissioning phases – US$ 4 MM investment. (2) Coordination of the operation and maintenance area, developing: ♣ Technical assistance to operation and maintenance services of gas and oil plants. ♣ Precommissioning and commissioning procedures. ♣ Commissioning cost estimations for tenders. Commissioning leader of the project to install a Hg removal reactor at the “Sabalo” Gas Plant, (Province of Tarija, Bolivia).

Project Designer


February 2000 - February 2004

Engineering execution for protection systems of high voltage equipment (transformers, lines, generators). Assembly supervision at workshop.


Universidad Tecnológica Nacional

Industrial Engineer

1997 - 2004