http://www.endeavormgmt.com
March 14, 2015 endeavorIT

Expert Advisory Group

patientExperience644_300

Oil & Gas Expert Advisory Group

Been There, Done That.

Our Oil & Gas Expert Advisory Group has designed and executed many operational strategies that your organization may be facing. Endeavor Management has brought together a very experienced team to support several sectors of the oil & gas industry. Our Expert Advisory Group teams include individuals with decades of experience in difficult situations. From reservoir management to decommissioning, our teams include former executives who have tackled the same challenges, now armed with Endeavor’s best practices.

We have made great strides in recruiting the best and brightest former executives to participate in our client projects. Our Expert Advisory Group provides the experience necessary to avoid mistakes and, more importantly, to ensure success. Using best in class processes and a collaborative approach, our expert advisors will support your efforts to make key decisions regarding the management of your resources.

Bios for Expert Advisory Group
Expert Advisory Group Experience Matrix

Bruce Crager, EVP Endeavor Management.

  • Team with direct experience to help you avoid mistakes
  • Proven methods to guide strategic thinking
  • Ability to enter into initiatives very quickly without undue preparation

Major IOC for Arctic Personnel for Ice Mgmt

Endeavor Management’s Arctic Team supported multiple projects for the Shell Exploration and Production Company’s Alaska Venture during the period 2013 to 2015. Consultative services included Personnel for Arctic Ice Management.

View or Download this Case Study

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

First IOP for Endeavor's Offshore Arctic Team

Endeavor Management’s Arctic Team supported multiple projects for the Shell Exploration and Production Company’s Alaska Venture during the period 2013 to 2015. Advisory services included drafting an Integrated Operations Plan (IOP) as required by DOI, drafting a White Paper to support DOI’s testimony to legislative forums, and review of cost estimates for full scale development of the Chukchi Sea Prospects.

View or Download this Case Study

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Endeavor Management Announces Subsea Decommissioning Joint Industry Project

Endeavor Management announced today that it has released a proposal for a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to support the industry’s need for global best practice development in subsea decommissioning.

View or Download this Press Release

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Petrobras Hires Endeavor Management for Global Decommissioning Study

Endeavor Management is pleased to support Petrobras to investigate and document successful industry practices for decommissioning subsea infrastructure.

View or Download this Press Release

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Shell Enlists Support from Endeavor Management's Arctic Team

Shell has appointed Endeavor Management’s Arctic Team to provide advisory services in preparation for the potential resumption of Shell’s Chukchi Sea drilling campaign.

View or Download this Press Release

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Offshore, Subsea and Marine Expert Advisors

Endeavor Management’s team of seasoned experts who make up our Offshore, Subsea and Marine expert advisory team.

View or Download this Fact Sheet

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Floating Production Systems

The presentation describes how floating production systems are now the proven choice for developing fields in deepwater and remote locations.  This presented was delivered by Endeavor Management’s Bruce Crager to the Rice University Global E&C Forum.

View or Download this Presentation

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Offshore, Subsea and Marine Capabilities Overview

Endeavor Management’s Offshore, Subsea and Marine (OSM) team members have spent their careers in international oil and gas markets for operators or service companies and now their knowledge and expertise is available to our clients to meet some of the most complex needs.

View or Download this Fact Sheet

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Arctic Advisory Team Overview

Endeavor Management has gathered a team of nine senior professionals to bring years of experience and invaluable advice to companies who are involved in or plan to be involved in the development of oil & gas resources in the Arctic region.

View or Download this Fact Sheet

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Mind the Gap: America's Lost Offshore Arctic Experience

With little activity on the US Arctic Outer Continental Shelf in recent decades, one of the big
challenges for operators is the offshore Arctic knowledge gap as experienced personnel have left the
work force. Joseph White and Victor Schmidt of Houston-based Endeavor Management report in this article featured in Frontier Energy.


View or Download this White Paper

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

The Ticking Timeline in Arctic

The oil and gas industry is preparing for re-entry into US Arctic waters in 2015. The reentry date is elusive and not within industry’s control. If drilling resumes in 2015, loss of experience will force industry to relearn some tough lessons.  This article by Endeavor Management expert advisor, Joe White, was featured in Frontier Energy.

View or Download this White Paper

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Ice Endangers Arctic Operations

Ice management is a complex and critical component of any oil and gas program envisioned for Arctic OCS waters. A successful ice management program must be carefully constructed to reflect environmental conditions in the particular geographic location for the intended operation, and it must be developed in accordance with regulatory rules in effect for the specific geographic location of intended operations.
Clearly, having the right expertise to develop and implement an ice management plan is as important as having the right assets to do the work intended, but ice management expertise is not widely available, particularly in the U.S. for U.S. Arctic OCS Territorial Waters.


View or Download this White Paper

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Offshore Arctic Exploration and Production Opportunities

Great rewards are generally preceded by great risks.  This is especially true with arctic oil. As the world price for crude oil fluctuates, Arctic OCS waters“black gold” beckons producers to “come and get it.” The challenges are considerable, as Shell’s long awaited attempts to develop its $2.4 billion leases in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas amply demonstrate.

View or Download this White Paper

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Bruce Crager Presentation Topics

Bruce Crager, Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management, overseeing our Expert Advisory Group, has the depth of experience to present on the following topics:
  • Subsea production – today and tomorrow
  • Deepwater production systems
  • Process standardization
  • Leading by listening
  • Achieving work-life balance


View or Download this Fact Sheet

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Overcoming Risk in Arctic Production

THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY NEEDS TO REBUILD ITS OFFSHORE ARCTIC CAPABILITY TO OPERATE EFFECTIVELY AT HIGH LATITUDES Great rewards are generally preceded by great risks. As the world price for crude oil has risen and remained above $100 per barrel, Arctic “black gold” beckons U.S. producers to “come and get it.” The challenges are considerable, as Shell’s long-awaited attempts to develop its $2.4 billion leases in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas amply demonstrate.

View or Download this White Paper

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Floating Production Systems - The Best Solution for the Industry's Future

Endeavor Management’s Bruce Crager presents the case for floating production systems to the Rice Engineering and Construction Forum in 2013. This presentation highlights the business case for mobile offshore production systems (MOPS).

View or Download this Presentation

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

FPS Spending - $20B a Year and Growing

This white paper, originally published in OilPro by Endeavor Management’s Bruce Crager, outlines data regarding the future of the Floating Production Systems market, which is expected to continue to grow.

View or Download this White Paper

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Arctic Exploration and Production - A Team Approach

Finding, developing, and renewing the personnel resources for Arctic operations to successfully exploring and developing offshore oil and gas resources depends on identifying individuals who possess: Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding and Experience.   Having a little knowledge can be dangerous, if not properly supported and utilized.  

View or Download this White Paper

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Board 2015 - The Board of Directors as a Competitive Advantage

To fulfill their responsibilities in this ever‐changing environment, 21st century boards realize they must abandon inadequate 20th century practices. Twenty‐first century boards have some distinctive new expectations that call for the board and chief executive officer to genuinely engage in the complex dynamic of collaboration and oversight. Though addressing a different issue, President Ronald Reagan may have said it best, “Trust but verify.” Boards and CEOs have distinctive roles yet mutual responsibilities. Boards and CEOs must trust and collaborate with each other. The CEO must execute. The board must oversee. Boards that manage undermine their oversight role.

View or Download this White Paper

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Subsea Production Systems - Market Update



The subsea market is growing. Learn the tools and equipment, processes, and future potential of this market from Bruce Crager, Executive Vice President.  The industry has been installing subsea wells for over 50 years and there have been on the order of 5,000 subsea wells drilled and completed to date with hundreds more being added each year. This video provides an update on the subsea market and identifies the expected growth. It also includes a summary of the type of subsea processing systems which are being used today and projections for the future.



View or Download this Video

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Bruce Crager, Endeavor Management, Executive Vice President





View or Download this Video

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Arctic Advisory Team



The arctic environment is high risk/reward.  To meet our clients’ needs, Endeavor has assembled a very experienced team to support arctic assessment, strategy and operational activities.



View or Download this Video

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Subsea Decommissioning

Joint Industry Project to Identify Dramatic Improvements

Review our Subsea Decommissioning JIP proposal or click on the link below to download this white paper.

View or Download this White Paper

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Due Diligence Team

Endeavor Management has assembled a team of senior professionals, who bring the following leadership skills in the evaluation of company/asset acquisitions or divestments.

View or Download this Fact Sheet

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Subsea decommissioning growing in consequence

During the first quarter of 2015, Endeavor Management conducted a benchmarking study of subsea decommissioning practices across the industry, which was funded by Petrobras. Six respected operating companies participated in this study, including two majors, one large independent, one small independent, and two national oil companies. The geographic coverage spanned the world, but focused on four areas of major subsea development: North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, offshore Brazil and Australia. There was an excellent cross-section of responses to develop conclusions about industry practices, and to help define a path forward for future decommissioning practices. Reprinted with permission

View or Download this White Paper

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Cost Reduction Strategies for Subsea Well Plugging and Abandonment



Bruce Crager, EVP for Endeavor Management, shares Cost Reduction Strategies for Subsea Well P&A at the DecomWorld Forum in Houston, January 2016.



View or Download this Video

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Oil and the Global Economy - Bruce Crager





View or Download this Video

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

2016 Offshore Operations Survey - Ready to Transform Through Collaboration

Endeavor Management conducted a survey of offshore oil & gas industry professionals using our Gulf Research panel   As this white paper explores, we have identified the desire of the industry to transform performance through better industry collaboration.  We identified 6 key areas for collaboration including safety, cost reduction, among others.

View or Download this White Paper

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Joint Industry Project Advancing Subsea Decommissioning

Subsea decommissioning has become a major issue for the offshore Oil and Gas industry.  Endeavor Management has led the charge to complete a joint industry project (JIP) related to products and services in subsea decommissioning.  The JIP was funded by 8 Operators, including 4 majors, and 5 oilfield service companies.  In this article, we highlight some of the major findings from this Subsea Decom JIP, which was completed a few months ago. Since the JIP was published, the issues receiving the most interest are:
  • Resins vs. Cement for Zonal Isolation and Effective Long-Term Barriers
  • Evaluating Outer Annulus Cement Bond Logs from the Wellbore
  • Evaluating Outer Annuli Without Perforating Casing
  • In Situ [leave in place] Abandonment vs. Hardware Recovery in Deep Waters (> 3000 ft.)
To view a copy of this article, please visit Offshore Magazine’s website For more information about this subsea decommissioning JIP or to learn more about a second Subsea Decom JIP – which will offer exciting information on such issues as reducing federal regulatory financial liability, new methods of decision-making relative to environmental issues, and continuing progress on the use of resins – to be offered in early 2017, please contact Keith Caulfield at kcaulfield@endeavormgmt.com.

View or Download this White Paper

twitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Meet Our Expert Advisory Team

Bios for Expert Advisory Group
Expert Advisor Experience Matrix

Our team represents some of the most accomplished former executives and seasoned consultants who can assist you in the following endeavors:

Al Reese, Jr.

Al Reese, Jr. Senior Advisor Al Reese has over 40 years’ experience in public and private businesses – Board of ...
Read More

Anastasis “Ian” Kokkinos

ANASTASIS (IAN) KOKKINOS Project Advisor Anastasis Kokkinos has 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry with a focus ...
Read More

D. Ronald (Ron) Harrell

D. Ronald (Ron) Harrell Executive Consultant Ron Harrell is a Petroleum Engineering graduate of Louisiana Tech University and continues as ...
Read More

Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards Senior Advisor Dave Edwards is a technical advisor and project manager with diverse global experience delivering major upstream ...
Read More

Dr. P. Sundararaman

Dr. P. Sundararaman Advisor Dr. P. Sundararman has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry as ...
Read More

George Rodenbusch, PhD

George Rodenbusch, PhD Senior Advisor George Rodenbusch is a multifunctional professional with more than 35 years of experience in offshore ...
Read More

James C. Harris, JD

James C. Harris Executive Consultant James Harris has more than 25 years’ experience as a senior international oil and gas ...
Read More

Richard Thompson, PE

Richard Thompson, PE Advisor Richard Thompson has over 30 years’ experience in both onshore and offshore management positions. These roles ...
Read More

Wendell G. Olivier

Wendell G. Olivier Senior Advisor Wendell Olivier is an upstream technical advisor on exploration and asset development projects with emphasis ...
Read More

William Barrows

William Barrows Senior Advisor Bill Barrows is an EPCI Business Development Executive and Sr. Project Manager for international and U.S ...
Read More

Anastasis “Ian” Kokkinos

ANASTASIS (IAN) KOKKINOS Project Advisor Anastasis Kokkinos has 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry with a focus ...
Read More

Andrea Mangiavacchi

Andrea Mangiavacchi Senior Consultant Andrea Mangiavacchi is a senior advisor, strong communicator, highly adaptable and flexible, with over 30 years ...
Read More

Bruce Crager

Bruce Crager Executive Vice President – Expert Advisory Group Bruce Crager is Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management and leads ...
Read More

Christian Bakken

Christian Bakken Executive Consultant Christian Bakken has 38 years of experience from the oil & gas industry. This includes leading ...
Read More

Daniel G. Godfrey

Daniel G. Godfrey Senior Advisor Daniel Godfrey’s experience includes a 36 year career with Shell Companies and 10 years of ...
Read More

Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards Senior Advisor Dave Edwards is a technical advisor and project manager with diverse global experience delivering major upstream ...
Read More

David Muir

Dr. David Muir Senior Consultant David Muir is notably experienced in the design and installation of subsea structures including manifolds, ...
Read More

David Tuturea

David Tuturea Senior Consultant David Tuturea has 41 years engineering and management experience related to global oil and gas developments ...
Read More

Don Beesley

Don Beesley Senior Consultant Don Beesley has over 38 years of management, development, operations and engineering experience in the upstream ...
Read More

George Rodenbusch, PhD

George Rodenbusch, PhD Senior Advisor George Rodenbusch is a multifunctional professional with more than 35 years of experience in offshore ...
Read More

Grayum Davis

Grayum Davis, P.E. Senior Advisor Grayum Davis is a technically competent manager with outstanding project management, design, development, and troubleshooting ...
Read More

Jan G. Groot

Jan G. Groot Advisor Jan Groot has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry, of which ...
Read More

Jens Kaalstad

Jens Kaalstad Senior Advisor Jens Kaalstad has over 30 years’ broad experience in the Oil and Gas, Shipping and Offshore ...
Read More

Jitendra (JP) Prasad

Jitendra (JP) Prasad Senior Consultant Jitendra (JP) Prasad has over 40 years of experience in the offshore drilling industry. He ...
Read More

Mark Danaczko

Mark Danaczko Senior Advisor Mark Danaczko joined Exxon Production Research Company in 1978 and remained with Exxon and later ExxonMobil ...
Read More

Martin Bruins

Martin Bruins Senior Advisor Martin Bruins is a Senior Oil & Gas professional with more than 30 years’ experience across ...
Read More

Melih Oran

Melih Oran Senior Advisor Melih Oran has over 32 years of project engineering and management experience in concept selection and ...
Read More

Murray W. Burns

Murray W. Burns Senior Advisor Murray Burns has more than 44 years’ experience in design and execution of facilities projects ...
Read More

Rich Keig

Rich Keig Advisor Rich Keig is an Offshore Operations Consultant with solid engineering education underpinning 35 years of industry experience ...
Read More

Roger E. Lewis

Roger E. Lewis, PE Advisor Roger Lewis has over 40 years of experience in the execution and management of numerous ...
Read More

Wendell G. Olivier

Wendell G. Olivier Senior Advisor Wendell Olivier is an upstream technical advisor on exploration and asset development projects with emphasis ...
Read More

William T. (Bill) Hughes

William T. (Bill) Hughes Senior Consultant Bill Hughes is a highly motivated and versatile Manager with 35 years oil and ...
Read More

Bruce Crager

Bruce Crager Executive Vice President – Expert Advisory Group Bruce Crager is Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management and leads
Read More

C. Tracy Harris

C. Tracy Harris Senior Consultant Tracy has over 34 years of experience in the oil and gas projects arena. He
Read More

Daniel K. Oliver

Daniel K. Oliver Advisor Daniel Oliver has over 34 years’ experience in maritime industries.  He retired from the USCG at
Read More

Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards Senior Advisor Dave Edwards is a technical advisor and project manager with diverse global experience delivering major upstream
Read More

David Tuturea

David Tuturea Senior Consultant David Tuturea has 41 years engineering and management experience related to global oil and gas developments.
Read More

E. Kurt Albaugh, P.E.

E. Kurt Albaugh, P.E. Consultant Kurt Albaugh is a project and operations oriented professional with international and domestic Oil &
Read More

Frank M. Paskewich

Frank M. Paskewich Advisor Frank Paskewich has over 30 years’ experience with the United States Coast Guard and in the
Read More

George Rodenbusch, PhD

George Rodenbusch, PhD Senior Advisor George Rodenbusch is a multifunctional professional with more than 35 years of experience in offshore
Read More

Jeffrey M. Garrett

Jeffrey M. Garrett Senior Advisor Jeff Garrett has over 39 years of broad maritime experience, with 31 years as an
Read More

Joseph White

Joseph White Project Advisor Joe White has over 30 years of hands-on technical support and engineering design experience, obtained while
Read More

Mark Danaczko

Mark Danaczko Senior Advisor Mark Danaczko joined Exxon Production Research Company in 1978 and remained with Exxon and later ExxonMobil
Read More

Peter G. Noble

Peter G. Noble Executive Advisor Peter Noble is naval architect and ocean engineer with a wide range of expertise and
Read More

Timothy E. Ritz

Timothy E. Ritz Operations Advisor Tim Ritz has over 30 years’ maritime experience spanning six of the seven seas, including
Read More

D. Ronald (Ron) Harrell

D. Ronald (Ron) Harrell Executive Consultant Ron Harrell is a Petroleum Engineering graduate of Louisiana Tech University and continues as ...
Read More

Dr. P. Sundararaman

Dr. P. Sundararaman Advisor Dr. P. Sundararman has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry as ...
Read More

Helder Alves

Helder Alves Senior Consultant Helder Alves has 33 years’ experience on Petrochemical, Oil & Gas and Chemical industries, primarily in ...
Read More

Richard Thompson, PE

Richard Thompson, PE Advisor Richard Thompson has over 30 years’ experience in both onshore and offshore management positions. These roles ...
Read More

Stephen Luthy

Stephen Luthy Advisor Steve Luthy is a geoscientist with over 33 years of experience in exploration and reservoir development, including ...
Read More

Wendell G. Olivier

Wendell G. Olivier Senior Advisor Wendell Olivier is an upstream technical advisor on exploration and asset development projects with emphasis ...
Read More

Bjorn E. Hals

Bjorn E. Hals Senior Consultant Bjorn Hals has over 28 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry specializing in ...
Read More

Bob Helmkamp

Bob Helmkamp Advisor Bob Helmkamp has over 30 years’ experience in the E&P business, developing oil and gas fields in ...
Read More

Bruce Crager

Bruce Crager Executive Vice President – Expert Advisory Group Bruce Crager is Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management and leads ...
Read More

Emily Callahan

Emily Callahan Environmental Consultant Ms. Callahan has over five years of experience as a marine scientist specializing in ecological impact ...
Read More

Jan G. Groot

Jan G. Groot Advisor Jan Groot has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry, of which ...
Read More

Jim Rodgers

Jim Rodgers Advisor Jim Rodgers has developed an extensive history in the oil and gas industries with over 35 years ...
Read More

Jitendra (JP) Prasad

Jitendra (JP) Prasad Senior Consultant Jitendra (JP) Prasad has over 40 years of experience in the offshore drilling industry. He ...
Read More

Julie Ingram

Julie Ingram Senior Consultant Julie Ingram is highly experienced in the offshore and energy industries, including offshore pipeline design and ...
Read More

Keith Caulfield

Keith Caulfield Operations Advisor Keith Caulfield has extensive experience in both the upstream and downstream oilfield arenas. This includes design ...
Read More

Lee Ann Judd

Lee Ann Judd Technical Advisor Lee Ann Judd has over 25 years’ experience with multi-cultural and international business negotiations with ...
Read More

Robert C. Byrd, PhD, P.E.

Robert C. Byrd, PhD, P.E. Senior Advisor Dr. Byrd has over forty years’ experience in the design, fabrication, and installation ...
Read More

Shawn E. Vincent

Shawn E. Vincent Senior Advisor Shawn Vincent has 20 years of drilling experience in both the international and domestic oil ...
Read More

Tom Stroud

Tom Stroud Senior Advisor Tom Stroud has over 30 years of drilling and management experience in both the international and ...
Read More

Vic Morrell

Vic Morrell Senior Advisor Vic Morrell is a Senior President and International Construction / Decommissioning Director with 25 years of ...
Read More

Adrien Terrany

Adrien Terrany Construction Advisor Adrien Terrany has more than 25 years of experience in the Offshore Petroleum Industry with expertise ...
Read More

Robert L. Patrick

Robert L. Patrick Operations Advisor Robert Patrick is an advisor with extensive experience in engineering and constructing marine- and land-based ...
Read More

Terry A. Lindsey, PMP

Terry A. Lindsey Operations Advisor Terry Lindsey has 35 years’ experience in the marine construction industry including field engineering, estimating, ...
Read More
Tagged:
Contact Us