• Curtin University
    B.E. Electrical (1998)
Areas of expertise
  • Accident / Incident Investigation
  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)
  • Standard of Care
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Safety
  • Pipeline
  • Offshore
  • Oil & Gas Production
  • Natural Gas and NGLs
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Power Generation
  • LNG

Summary of Experience

Mr. Murphy is a seasoned engineering manager with over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas, power, and infrastructure sectors. After starting his career as an electrical engineer, Darren progressed into engineering management and project management. He has extensive experience across all phases of the project cycle from early project development and front-end engineering design (FEED) through detailed design and procurement to fabrication and construction and commissioning.

Having worked for leading engineering contractors, a major international oil company, and suppliers, Darren’s global project portfolio comprises multiple megaprojects across a variety of sectors, including onshore and offshore oil and gas field developments, LNG, energy-from-waste, power, and rail. His international project experience covers Europe, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Darren’s project management experience includes responsibility for project and engineering resources, including up to 90 engineering professionals and 200 technicians and craftsmen. Beyond his extensive EPC project and engineering management experience, Darren has deep specialist expertise in electrical, instrumentation, and controls system design and implementation across various sectors; fixed and floating offshore production platforms, including subsea equipment design and power generation systems.

Darren has been a chartered member of the Institute of Engineers Australia since 2002.

Previous Experience

2019-2022: McDermott International,
Senior Manager/Engineering Director

2018: Babcock Wilcox & Volund,
Commissioning Manager

2016-2017: M+W Group,
Project Manager

2013-2016: BP,
Project Engineer
Subsea Controls & Commissioning/Certification Engineer
Project Engineer - Brownfield Controls/Commissioning Tie-In

2008-2013: Wood Group,
Project Manager/Contract Manager - Pipelines & Subsea
Lead Engineer - Pipelines/Subsea/Offshore Commissioning/Certification
Chief Engineer/Lead Controls & Commissioning Engineer - Onshore

2006-2008: KBR/Halliburton,
Senior Instrument & Controls Engineer - LNG

2005-2006: EDF Energy/UK Power Networks,
Project Manager/Contract Manager - Rail

2002-2005: Citect Scada Controls,
Technical Manager - EMEA Professional Service Team & Support

1998-2002: BHP Engineering/Hatch Associates,
Construction Engineer - LNG HV Electrical/Commissioning/Brownfield
Operations Gas Plant Engineer/Commissioning Engineer

1998: BCA Consultants,
Electrical Engineer

1997-1998: Sage Consulting Engineers,
Electrical Engineer