We work hand in hand with local governments, institutions and industry players to support asset development from funding on through to maintenance.
We do so with knowledge transfer in mind, to benefit local economies while raising community standards.
Utilize our extended global partnerships to develop profitable assets that impact local communities and deliver healthy returns to our partners.
Sustainable Economic and Social Empowerment, inspires what we do and gives purpose to our existence. By empowering people, our communities and partners we contribute to the advancement and development of sustainable assets.
We strive to bridge the gap between the African and American continents. By relying upon the power of partnerships and strong alliances, we deploy resources for long-term opportunities where we can transfer knowledge and support socio-economic development.
Founded in 2015 by Tanzanian-born Verniss Dillon as an Oil & Gas Project Controls company, MicAyla has evolved over the years into an asset development group with interests in areas such as Tech, Acquisitions, Energy, and Real Estate.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, MicAyla also maintains a presence in Tanzania.
With over 150 years of combined project experience, our teams have impacted some of the biggest projects and organizations in the world. Project sizes range from $100M to over $21B in multiple sectors from Commercial Real Estate, Infrastructure, Fabrication, and Oil & Gas.
Verniss, born in Tanzania, grew up between his father’s homeland, the U.S, and the European and African continents. He has an Electrical Engineering background with 21+ years of experience developing assets and executing projects in the Energy, Industrial, and Infrastructural sectors globally.
His career path led him to found MicAyla Inc. to develop sustainable assets and support both ends of the energy transition spectrum through innovative solutions, with an added focus on impacting local content through training and certification. In all his ventures, he strives to bridge gaps between the African and American continents.
Thomas has 34+ years project management and project service and controls experience in various sectors, such as, the oil & gas. infrastructure, buildings, power, petro-chemical commercial construction industries. Hands on experience in all phases of EPC work from FEED through execution and close out. Contract administration, , scope development and execution. Experience in onshore and offshore. As well as upstream and downstream work. Field Construction experience compliments outstanding technical skills.
SME in Planning and Scheduling, Project Controls, Risk Analysis and Claim Mitigation. Experience writing and auditing Project Execution Plans (PEPs) and Procedures. Expert use of industry software including Primavera P6 and MS Project. PMI Cost Management REP.
Project Services/Controls /Manager on the following Oil & Gas major projects:
Jazan ASU Project – Largest (6) Train Air Separation Units in the world. Jazan, KSA
BP Plant Wide Modernization Project included (4) new units (Crude, Coker, Hydrotreater, SRU) ($10.2B). Whiting, IN
Pipeline Crude Oil “C” Sunoco Oil
(4) Simultaneous New LSG Units ($2.1B). USA
(3) Simultaneous New Ultra-Low Diesel units ($900M). USA Regen Head Replacement & New COB Boiler, Marcus Hook PA Offshore Platform and Undersea pipelines replacement, Bahama Oil Co, Schedule Risk, Cost Risk, and Claims Management assignments include:
Defend claims for various clients in the Middle East.
Defended Claims and Deposed as Expert witness on FPL Co-gen, Marcus Hook PA ($750M).
Authored claim for a contractor for $3.6M, settled for $3.1M, Successfully Defended $20M delay claim on behalf of the owner on New Gas Oil Hydro Treater Unit ($1.2B).
Negotiated $20M claim to $6.2M), Successfully Defended schedule delay claim on behalf of the owner on Mining & Metal: Phase 2 & 3 New Tunnel and Aluminium Smelter ($14 B) Terms Confidential.
Caroline has over 27+ years experience, with 15 years as a Project Controls Professional developing and implementing cost controls in capital programs and projects, with an emphasis in the oil and gas industry. Extensive experience in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), and the downstream sector. Developed Estimate to Complete/Estimate at Completion workbook to forecast project at completion performance. A recipient of a Core Innovative award and an Outstanding employee performance. Provide constant Mentorship to the Cost Control team.