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Expert in Offshore Oil and Gas Construction Management


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
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He has been involved in the planning and mangement of diving operations in the offshore oil and gas industry since 1972 including being an employee of a diving contractor, Subsea Offshore. Acted as clients representative on diving projects on moored and on dynamically positioned diving vessels. prepared written work scopes for the diving work. Planning and management concetrated on prevention rather that cure in diving operations. Only minor issues had to be dealt with. No major injuries to any diver occurred on projects managed.

He has managed and supervised many operation from a variety of dynamically positioned heavy lift barges and diving vessels. No life threatening incidents occurred due to the compliance with well-prepared operating procedures and contingency plans scrutinized by the expert.

He has been involved in the installation of fixed jackets from 100 feet of water (19720 to a compliant tower in 1300 feet (Angola 2005) piles foundation have been secured by both grout and by hydrolok swaging. Some project included forties field, ninian field and benguela Belize, Extensive time was spent with the structure designers ensuring sufficient installation aids were correctly design to accomplish the tasks.

He has been involved in the planning, and management of the installation of a turret moored FPSO (gryphon), spared moored semisubmersible aker H3 (emerald producer -now northern producer) and seveal spars and semis in the gulf of mexico ( holstein -maddog- tahiti. The work also involves mooring line material selections and subsea layout and design of subsea structures. Also flexible flowlines and riser systems and steel catenary riser systems.

He has dealt with a variety of 'lifting devices' in his offshore career, from ultra-heavy lift floating barges lifting up to 10,000 tons and smaller cranes on dynamically positioned mono hulls utilizing motion compensation. Other lifting devices include drill pipe on drill rigs, coiled tubing, polyester ropes vs steel wire ropes, strand jacks, simple block and tackles, traction winches, linear winches, drum winches and chain falls.

He has been involved in the broad ranged subject of offshore engineering since 1972 including: seabed geotechnical soil investigation for pile drivability studies; mooring design and mooring component selection; diving, remotely operated vehicle selection; load out of heavy structures onto cargo barges; towing; ballasting and stability studies.

He has used billy pugh personnel transfer baskets to get on and off vessels and platforms since 1972. Recently he has used the rigid type 5 and 10 man. He has not used the 'frog', now used in the North Sea.

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diving accident investigation

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floating system

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dynamic positioning

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fixed offshore structure

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gravity-based structure

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floating offshore structure

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lifting device

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offshore engineering

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personnel transfer basket


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Cape Coral, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  and Pompano Beach, Florida.

Often requested
with this expert:

Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Construction and...
Offshore: Deep & Ultra Deepwater, Exploration, Appraisal &...
Petroleum Engineering, Drilling Engineering and Operations
Gas and Oil Pipeline Safety Codes and Standards

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   Higher National Certificate   Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding   Barrow in Furness College, Barrow, England  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to 2008

 

seawork services inc.

 


 

owner

 

He is owner and consultant

1994 to 2000

 

Aker Maritime Inc Houston

 

Marine and Mooring Services

 

Senior Engineer

 

He is responsible for Project Management, Costing, Planning, Supervision of Offshore Projects,

1984 to 1994

 

Ocean Industries, London and Aberdeen

 

Consulting

 

Director and Shareholder

 

He is responsible for Project Management, Costing, Planning, Supervision of Offshore Projects,

1978 to 1983

 

Subsea Offshore Ltd, Aberdeen

 

Construction Engineering

 

Construction Engineering Manager

 

He is responsible for supporting the offshore diving and marine construction and ROV activities of the company worldwide

1976 to 1978

 

Heerema UK ltd, London

 

Offshore Installation

 

Site Manager

 

He is responsible for the installation of offshore structures in the North Sea for leading oil companies

1976 to 1976

 

Comex John Brown, London

 

Offshore

 

Manned submersible observer

 

He acts as representato for oil companies during dives made by one atmosphere manned submersibles during underwater pipelines surveys etc

1972 to 1976

 

Brown and Root, London

 

Offshore Construction

 

Site manager

 

He is responsible for supervising the installation of large offshore deepwater platforms in the North sea, such as inthe Forties Field.

1966 to 1972

 

Vickers Shipbuilders, Barrow in Furness

 

Ship drawing office and warship design office

 

draftsmsn and designer

 

He is responsible for produccing drawings and designs of ship and nuclear submarine structures and outfitting


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and Member of the Marine Technology Society

Licenses/Certifications

Higher National Certificate in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding, Barrow-In-Furness Technical College UK, 1971. Distinction in Ship Production and Management.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Co author on two Offshore Technology Conference papers Houston 2004 and 2009


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He is presently a self employed consultant assisting oil companies and others with the project management of complex deepwater oil and gas projects
  • He is knowledgable of the use of polyester ropes in deep water and has consulted to finance companies and investors on the market potential and pitfalls
  • He is knowledgable of the use of underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles in deep water and has consulted to finance companies and investors on the market potential and pitfalls
  • He is knowledgable of the use of deep water moorings in deep water and has consulted to finance companies and investors on the market potential and pitfalls
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Drill pipe business for oil & gas industry.
  • Expert in deepwater drilling
  • Deep water mooring expert for consulting on offshore support barge.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
none
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Drilling expert for consulting on Macondo oil spill
  • Expert for consulting on drilling rig accident.
  • Expert for consulting on semi-submersible DP oil rig crew competence.
  • Expert in deep water drilling to consult on securities class action lawsuit.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2005   angola, africa   he is assisting in supervising the largest compliant tower outside the gulf of mexico
1981 to 1981   new zealand   supervising underwater repairs to an offshore structure, also working in australia over the same period
1981 to 1981   australia   working in bass strait on pipeline tie ins and in perth on business development
1972 to 1994   north sea   involved on various project and with various employers in the north sea
1994 to 2008   US gulf of mexico   involved on various project and with various employers in the gom. self employed in 2000, US citizen in 2004

Market Research:
My long involvement in the ofsshore oil and gas construction indusrty especially in deepwater technology (5000 feet + )

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

in house training and familiarization powerpoint seminars on offshore construction methods and techniques. Co author in OTC paper in 2004 with BP and co author in upcoming OTC paper with Technip and Chevron at OTC 2009

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

It is a requirement of the work to be up to date with the latest developments in underwater technology involving AUV's, ROV and Divers

Other Skills and Services

see industry insights above


 

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