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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.

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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

Meet Our Expert Advisory Team

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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:

Due Diligence Team

  • Al Reese, Jr.

    Al Reese, Jr.

    Al Reese has over 40 years’ experience in public and private businesses – Board of Director positions for energy companies and commercial banks; Chief Financial Officer of a multi-billion dollar public energy company as well as private ventures; directed over 50 acquisitions and financings from as small as a few hundred thousand dollars to multibillion dollar transactions in both the domestic and international arenas; Read More »
  • Anastasis “Ian” Kokkinos

    Anastasis “Ian” Kokkinos

    Anastasis Kokkinos has 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry with a focus on full field development and lifecycle costing. He has fulfilled roles in operations, design, construction, and consulting. Read More »
  • André Barend Van Niekerk

    André Barend Van Niekerk

    André has over 35 years’ experience in offshore drilling and production activities. He has been involved in most aspects of oil field technology and operations, primarily in management positions. Read More »
  • Barry Abbott

    Barry Abbott

    Barry Abbott has over 35 years’ experience as an engineer, engineering manager, and early phase project manager in the upstream oil & gas industry. He has experience in offshore developments in shallow to deep water and through all project phases, including technology development.  Read More »
  • Bruce Crager

    Bruce Crager

    Bruce Crager is Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management and leads the firm’s group of Expert Advisors which have a focus on Offshore, Subsea and Marine activities. He has 40 years experience in offshore drilling and production, primarily in management positions. Read More »
  • D. Ronald (Ron) Harrell

    D. Ronald (Ron) Harrell

    Ron Harrell is a Petroleum Engineering graduate of Louisiana Tech University and continues as Chairman Emeritus of Ryder Scott Company, Petroleum Consultants.  He retired as Chairman in May 2006.  Ron remains active in the industry as a licensed engineer in three states and serves on several Boards of Directors including corporations, universities, and not-for-profit organizations. Read More »
  • Dave Edwards

    Dave Edwards

    Dave Edwards is a technical advisor and project manager with diverse global experience delivering major upstream Oil and Gas projects.  Dave has extensive experience in deepwater field development and has served as the project manager on a number of $1-5billion+ CAPEX projects in a variety of international environments, successfully managing key internal and external stakeholders. Read More »
  • Dr. P. Sundararaman

    Dr. P. Sundararaman

    Dr. P. Sundararman has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry as a geochemist and as a petrophysicist. He worked for 28 years with the international energy company, Chevron, and continues to consult with them and other national oil companies such as KOC and Pemex on projects in the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Angola, Kuwait and Mexico. His petrophysical experience is both in clastics and carbonate reservoirs. His expertise includes providing petrophysical input to reservoir model, putting together cost effective logging programs and negotiating logging contracts. As a geochemist his expertise includes application of geochemistry in exploration and production problems. He is an experienced multidisciplinary team member and has proven strengths in creative problem solving, communication and training. Read More »
  • George Rodenbusch, PhD

    George Rodenbusch, PhD

    George Rodenbusch is a multifunctional professional with more than 35 years of experience in offshore oil and gas activities, including basic research in the analysis and design of floating systems and extensive experience evaluating, selecting, and delivering field development solutions for deepwater basins around the world. George's industry experience includes over 30 years with Shell. Read More »
  • Joseph E. Kennedy

    Joseph E. Kennedy

    Joseph Kennedy is a result-oriented Finance Executive with extensive global oil and gas experience in different and challenging environments with over 30 years’ experience with BP in upstream oil & gas financial operations. Read More »
  • Leland E. Tate

    Leland E. Tate

    Leland Tate is an energetic, results-oriented leader with record of solving commercial and operational challenges in the United States and overseas. He has extensive experience in building and leading international and multi-cultural organizations to monetize complex projects with expertise in production sharing contracts, equity determinations, co-owner and other stake-holder negotiations. Read More »
  • Mickey W. Shaw

    Mickey W. Shaw

    Mickey Shaw is a Seasoned Operations Executive with over 30 years of successful experience leading upstream energy operations for onshore and offshore projects. He has expertise managing lifecycle Production Operations including Construction, Facilities, Drilling and Completions. Mickey has demonstrated a proven ability to utilize first-hand knowledge of the business to effectively build and manage teams in planning and executing processes and projects. Read More »
  • Nelson Narciso Filho

    Nelson Narciso Filho

    Nelson Narciso has over 20 years of solid experience working as General Director (P&L) at International Corporation subsidiary, overseeing the following areas in the Oil and Gas industry: Exploration, Production, Commercial, New Businesses, Operations, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Governmental Relations, After Sales and Legal. He has experience in technical-commercial negotiations, development of technical transactions, high level negotiations, establishment of business units at unsettling environments, thus ensuring group cohesion and focus on optimal profitability. Read More »
  • Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson has over 30 years’ experience in both onshore and offshore management positions. These roles included a significant amount of experience in reservoir engineering which included reserve determination and evaluation for heavy oil fields in Alberta, miscible gas flooding in Alberta and West Texas, and recoverable reserves for oil fields in Russia. Read More »
  • Stephen Luthy

    Stephen Luthy

    Steve Luthy is a geoscientist with over 33 years of experience in exploration and reservoir development, including 23 years working in the international arena. Stephen held various position of increasing responsibility with Gulf/Chevron for 31 years which included: 10 years domestic exploration and development experience in the Rocky Mountain and Permian Basin regions, followed by 21 years international exploration and development geology experience in the Middle East, West Africa, Kazakhstan, and Brazil. Read More »
  • Tom Stroud

    Tom Stroud

    Tom Stroud has over 30 years of drilling and management experience in both the international and domestic oil and gas arena.  His extensive global background includes the successful execution and management of drilling projects in Mexico, Venezuela, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, Canada, New Zealand and the Gulf of Mexico (deepwater). Read More »
  • William Barrows

    William Barrows

    Bill Barrows is an EPCI Business Development Executive and Sr. Project Manager for international and U.S. projects. He has extensive experience in sales strategy development and implementation, and capture management from negotiation through contract award. Read More »
  • Wendell G. Olivier

    Wendell G. Olivier

    Wendell Olivier is an upstream technical advisor on exploration and asset development projects with emphasis on organizational capability, technical optimization, and project execution. Wendell has 34 years experience with Gulf/Chevron, Addax Petroleum, and Dripping Rock Oil and Gas Consulting in nearly all major producing regions around the world.  Read More »
  • Jerry Lieberman

    Jerry Lieberman

    Jerry has assisted clients for more than 15 years making major strategic decisions and planning their implementation. Working in diverse industries, including oil and gas, IT, manufacturing, and automotive, Jerry has helped leadership teams develop and implement high-value strategies for cost reduction, new work processes, technology selection, IT services, new product development, and new business models. Read More »

Field Development Team

  • Alp A . Kocaman

    Alp A . Kocaman

    Alp Kocaman has over 35 years of diversified experience in the offshore oil industry. He is a subject matter expert for worldwide offshore field development concepts, engineering design, construction and installation operations. Naval architecture is his discipline expertise including the design, construction and installation of offshore platforms (both fixed and floating) and the design of offshore construction vessels. Read More »
  • Anastasis “Ian” Kokkinos

    Anastasis “Ian” Kokkinos

    Anastasis Kokkinos has 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry with a focus on full field development and lifecycle costing. He has fulfilled roles in operations, design, construction, and consulting. Read More »
  • Andrea Mangiavacchi

    Andrea Mangiavacchi

    Andrea Mangiavacchi is a senior advisor, strong communicator, highly adaptable and flexible, with over 30 years of international experience in the business environment and technologies associated with the worldwide offshore oil & gas industry. He has proven familiarity with a wide range of solutions for deepwater offshore oil and gas field developments (fixed platforms, TLPs, compliant towers, floating systems, FPSO, and subsea infrastructures). Read More »
  • Barry Abbott

    Barry Abbott

    Barry Abbott has over 35 years’ experience as an engineer, engineering manager, and early phase project manager in the upstream oil & gas industry. He has experience in offshore developments in shallow to deep water and through all project phases, including technology development.  Read More »
  • Bruce Crager

    Bruce Crager

    Bruce Crager is Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management and leads the firm’s group of Expert Advisors which have a focus on Offshore, Subsea and Marine activities. He has 40 years experience in offshore drilling and production, primarily in management positions. Read More »
  • Christian Bakken

    Christian Bakken

    Christian Bakken has 38 years of experience from the oil & gas industry. This includes leading positions in subsea developments for Statoil and Hydro in the North Sea and for ABB in Houston and Rio (topside). Read More »
  • Daniel G. Godfrey

    Daniel G. Godfrey

    Daniel Godfrey’s  experience includes a 36 year career with Shell Companies and 10 years of consulting through Corporate Staffing. He has developed extensive and varied capabilities in general management, project management, engineering, production operations, training, and coaching for project managers. Daniel has demonstrated a proven ability to deliver large, complex, innovative offshore oil and gas development projects on time and on budget; to build engineering and project team organizations, and to create alignment between groups. Read More »
  • Dave Edwards

    Dave Edwards

    Dave Edwards is a technical advisor and project manager with diverse global experience delivering major upstream Oil and Gas projects.  Dave has extensive experience in deepwater field development and has served as the project manager on a number of $1-5billion+ CAPEX projects in a variety of international environments, successfully managing key internal and external stakeholders. Read More »
  • David Muir

    David Muir

    David Muir is notably experienced in the design and installation of subsea structures including manifolds, PLEMs, PLETs, SSIVs, WHPUs, umbilicals, flowlines, pipelines, manifolds, spool pieces, diver and ROV intervention. He has significant expertise in the manufacture, fabrication, and testing of umbilicals, flexible flowlines, pipelines, risers, and rigid riser systems. Read More »
  • David Tuturea

    David Tuturea

    David Tuturea has 41 years engineering and management experience related to global oil and gas developments. This includes lead and management positions on major offshore and onshore projects in the North Sea, Asia, US and Canada with Brown and Root (now KBR) and ConocoPhillips. Read More »
  • Don Beesley

    Don Beesley

    Don Beesley has over 38 years of management, development, operations and engineering experience in the upstream offshore oil and gas industry, including subsea systems, floating systems and fixed platforms. He has worked for operators Eni, Shell and Texaco, and has held management positions including Development Manager and Production Manager. Read More »
  • George Rodenbusch, PhD

    George Rodenbusch, PhD

    George Rodenbusch is a multifunctional professional with more than 35 years of experience in offshore oil and gas activities, including basic research in the analysis and design of floating systems and extensive experience evaluating, selecting, and delivering field development solutions for deepwater basins around the world. George's industry experience includes over 30 years with Shell. Read More »
  • Grayum Davis

    Grayum Davis

    Grayum Davis is a technically competent manager with outstanding project management, design, development, and troubleshooting experience.  He is known as an analytical and systematic problem solver, who responds well to difficult challenges. Read More »
  • Helder Alves

    Helder Alves

    Helder Alves has 33 years’ experience on Petrochemical, Oil & Gas and Chemical industries, primarily in management positions. He has extensive background on Project, Contract & Engineering Management, EPCM, P&L Management, Business and Process Plant Management, always assuring strict HSE patterns. Read More »
  • Jan G. Groot

    Jan G. Groot

    Jan Groot has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry, of which 13 years were spent with Heerema in commercial and project management roles. His main experience with decommissioning was as Project Manager for the removal of the BP NW Hutton project, the first major platform to be removed in the UK. Since 2010, he has been a decommissioning consultant for companies such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, Marathon, and Shell, PTTEP worldwide. Read More »
  • Jens Kaalstad

    Jens Kaalstad

    Jens Kaalstad has over 30 years’ broad experience in the Oil and Gas, Shipping and Offshore Industry. He has a varied background in management, engineering, technology development, contracting, procurement, construction and installation. Read More »
  • Jitendra (JP) Prasad

    Jitendra (JP) Prasad

    Jitendra (JP) Prasad has over 40 years of experience in the offshore drilling industry. He specializes mostly in engineering, design, fabrication and project management of mobile offshore drilling units including Jack ups, Semi-Submersibles, Drill ships, Lake Maracaibo Drilling Barges and Swamp Drilling Barges whether as new build or repair/upgrade. He has experience also in design of TLP, SPAR and Tender-Assist Semi. JP has over 8 years of experience managing several startup companies, providing leadership role to young professionals and clients. Read More »
  • Mark Danaczko

    Mark Danaczko

    Mark Danaczko joined Exxon Production Research Company in 1978 and remained with Exxon and later ExxonMobil until his retirement in 2013. During this 35 year span, Mark Danaczko held key technical, management and executive-level leadership positions in ExxonMobil’s Upstream Organizations, primarily focused on Offshore Engineering and field development projects. Read More »
  • Martin Bruins

    Martin Bruins

    Martin Bruins is a Senior Oil & Gas professional with more than 30 years’ experience across multiple disciplines in the offshore oil and gas industry, including FPSO’s, oil and gas field developments, marine terminals, offshore pipelines, production engineering and operations, reservoir engineering, drilling and completions, and offshore facilities projects. Read More »
  • Melih Oran

    Melih Oran

    Melih Oran has over 32 years of project engineering and management experience in concept selection and development, project execution planning, design, fabrication, installation and start-up of onshore and offshore oil and gas projects. Melih has held leading project management positions in multiple domestic and international deepwater developments with both major and independent operators. Read More »
  • Murray W. Burns

    Murray W. Burns

    Murray Burns has more than 44 years’ experience in design and execution of facilities projects for offshore and onshore oil and gas developments.  He has seven years’ experience with a major operating company including one year offshore operations rotational assignment.  Murray spent 17 years as a principle founder of an engineering company and 16 years with a major international EPCI contractor. Read More »
  • Rich Keig

    Rich Keig

    Rich Keig is an Offshore Operations Consultant with solid engineering education underpinning 35 years of industry experience in vessel operations, subsea engineering, offshore construction of floating oil and gas plants including hookup, commissioning and plant startup; experience includes onshore supervision of the startup and producing operations of four (4) FPSOs and (1) TLP. Rich is fluent in Portuguese, with working ability in Spanish. Read More »
  • Roger E. Lewis

    Roger E. Lewis

    Roger Lewis has over 40 years of experience in the execution and management of numerous offshore engineering projects worldwide with construction values ranging to well over a billion dollars. He has had both direct and managerial responsibility for the design, analysis and review of fixed and compliant offshore structures, floating vessels, piers and waterfront facilities, bridges, foundations, and steel and timber buildings and structures. Read More »
  • William T. (Bill) Hughes

    William T. (Bill) Hughes

    Bill Hughes is a highly motivated and versatile Manager with 35 years oil and gas industry experience in the U.S. and international. He is highly skilled at leading diverse, multi-national teams in establishing operations in international locations. He has excellent leadership, management, and partner interface skills. Read More »
  • Wendell G. Olivier

    Wendell G. Olivier

    Wendell Olivier is an upstream technical advisor on exploration and asset development projects with emphasis on organizational capability, technical optimization, and project execution. Wendell has 34 years experience with Gulf/Chevron, Addax Petroleum, and Dripping Rock Oil and Gas Consulting in nearly all major producing regions around the world.  Read More »

Arctic Team Members

  • Alp A . Kocaman

    Alp A . Kocaman

    Alp Kocaman has over 35 years of diversified experience in the offshore oil industry. He is a subject matter expert for worldwide offshore field development concepts, engineering design, construction and installation operations. Naval architecture is his discipline expertise including the design, construction and installation of offshore platforms (both fixed and floating) and the design of offshore construction vessels.Read More »
  • Bruce Crager

    Bruce Crager

    Bruce Crager is Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management and leads the firm’s group of Expert Advisors which have a focus on Offshore, Subsea and Marine activities. He has 40 years experience in offshore drilling and production, primarily in management positions.Read More »
  • Daniel K. Oliver

    Daniel K. Oliver

    Daniel Oliver has over 34 years’ experience in maritime industries.  He retired from the USCG at the rank of Captain with broad experience in naval engineering ashore and afloat. His shipboard tours were aboard a variety of cutters, but predominately polar icebreakers in both Polar Regions where he has extensive experience with operational and logistic planning.Read More »
  • Dave Edwards

    Dave Edwards

    Dave Edwards is a technical advisor and project manager with diverse global experience delivering major upstream Oil and Gas projects.  Dave has extensive experience in deepwater field development and has served as the project manager on a number of $1-5billion+ CAPEX projects in a variety of international environments, successfully managing key internal and external stakeholders.Read More »
  • David Tuturea

    David Tuturea

    David Tuturea has 41 years engineering and management experience related to global oil and gas developments. This includes lead and management positions on major offshore and onshore projects in the North Sea, Asia, US and Canada with Brown and Root (now KBR) and ConocoPhillips.Read More »
  • Frank M. Paskewich

    Frank M. Paskewich

    Frank Paskewich has over 30 years’ experience with the United States Coast Guard and in the oil spill response industry.  He oversaw oil recovery assets during the BP MC 252 oil spill in Gulf of Mexico.  USCG duties Included: Captain of the Port and Federal On-Scene Coordinator for numerous oil spills, Incident Commander, Hurricane Katrina related cleanup of spilled oil product from 10 major spills (an estimated 8 million gallons in total), and salvage of more than 900 vessels. He retired from USCG at the Rank of Captain (O-6).Read More »
  • George Rodenbusch, PhD

    George Rodenbusch, PhD

    George Rodenbusch is a multifunctional professional with more than 35 years of experience in offshore oil and gas activities, including basic research in the analysis and design of floating systems and extensive experience evaluating, selecting, and delivering field development solutions for deepwater basins around the world. George's industry experience includes over 30 years with Shell.Read More »
  • Grayum Davis

    Grayum Davis

    Grayum Davis is a technically competent manager with outstanding project management, design, development, and troubleshooting experience.  He is known as an analytical and systematic problem solver, who responds well to difficult challenges.Read More »
  • Jeffrey M. Garrett

    Jeffrey M. Garrett

    Jeff Garrett has over 39 years of broad maritime experience, with 31 years as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He has extensive experience in high latitude operations and support, both in the Coast Guard and as an independent maritime consultant.  As the commanding officer of polar icebreakers, he was responsible for the conduct of research in the Arctic and Antarctic, logistics missions, and ship escorts through the ice.Read More »
  • Joseph White

    Joseph White

    Joe White has over 30 years of hands-on technical support and engineering design experience, obtained while serving on the technical staff of vessel owners and operators.Read More »
  • Leland E. Tate

    Leland E. Tate

    Leland Tate is an energetic, results-oriented leader with record of solving commercial and operational challenges in the United States and overseas. He has extensive experience in building and leading international and multi-cultural organizations to monetize complex projects with expertise in production sharing contracts, equity determinations, co-owner and other stake-holder negotiations.Read More »
  • Mark Danaczko

    Mark Danaczko

    Mark Danaczko joined Exxon Production Research Company in 1978 and remained with Exxon and later ExxonMobil until his retirement in 2013. During this 35 year span, Mark Danaczko held key technical, management and executive-level leadership positions in ExxonMobil’s Upstream Organizations, primarily focused on Offshore Engineering and field development projects.Read More »
  • Svein B. Hellesmark

    Svein B. Hellesmark

    Svein Hellesmark has 20 years of extensive experience within the offshore Oil & Gas industry with particular focus on Floating Production Systems (FPSO), LNG, and Offshore Loading and Mooring Systems. Read More »

Reservoir Team

  • Bruce Crager

    Bruce Crager

    Bruce Crager is Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management and leads the firm’s group of Expert Advisors which have a focus on Offshore, Subsea and Marine activities. He has 40 years experience in offshore drilling and production, primarily in management positions. Read More »
  • D. Ronald (Ron) Harrell

    D. Ronald (Ron) Harrell

    Ron Harrell is a Petroleum Engineering graduate of Louisiana Tech University and continues as Chairman Emeritus of Ryder Scott Company, Petroleum Consultants.  He retired as Chairman in May 2006.  Ron remains active in the industry as a licensed engineer in three states and serves on several Boards of Directors including corporations, universities, and not-for-profit organizations. Read More »
  • Dr. P. Sundararaman

    Dr. P. Sundararaman

    Dr. P. Sundararman has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry as a geochemist and as a petrophysicist. He worked for 28 years with the international energy company, Chevron, and continues to consult with them and other national oil companies such as KOC and Pemex on projects in the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Angola, Kuwait and Mexico. His petrophysical experience is both in clastics and carbonate reservoirs. His expertise includes providing petrophysical input to reservoir model, putting together cost effective logging programs and negotiating logging contracts. As a geochemist his expertise includes application of geochemistry in exploration and production problems. He is an experienced multidisciplinary team member and has proven strengths in creative problem solving, communication and training. Read More »
  • James P. Wakefield

    James P. Wakefield

    Jim Wakefield has over 34 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He brings senior level expertise to projects including strategic planning, offshore subsea development, engineering and operational support, production management, and project evaluation. Operations engaged range from well completion/workovers, normal and abnormal pressure frac-packs, HPHT completions, subsea completions and international drilling. He has worked on rigs such as land, platform, semisubmersibles and drillships in water depths up to 2800 m. Jim’s vast international involvement has been in Algeria, Australia, Columbia, Cote d’Ivore, Gulf of Mexico - United States, Kurdistan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, and Tunisia. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana. Read More »
  • Leland E. Tate

    Leland E. Tate

    Leland Tate is an energetic, results-oriented leader with record of solving commercial and operational challenges in the United States and overseas. He has extensive experience in building and leading international and multi-cultural organizations to monetize complex projects with expertise in production sharing contracts, equity determinations, co-owner and other stake-holder negotiations. Read More »
  • Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson has over 30 years’ experience in both onshore and offshore management positions. These roles included a significant amount of experience in reservoir engineering which included reserve determination and evaluation for heavy oil fields in Alberta, miscible gas flooding in Alberta and West Texas, and recoverable reserves for oil fields in Russia. Read More »
  • Scott Willis

    Scott Willis

    Scott Willis has over 40 years of experience (Finance, Controllership, M&A, Planning and Systems) in top level financial management with three Fortune 500 oil services firms. He has extensive M&A experience including negotiation, due diligence, and operational and financial integration. He led Halliburton’s divestitures of noncore operations to satisfy asbestos liabilities and led the acquisitions of several niche technologies. Read More »
  • Stephen Luthy

    Stephen Luthy

    Steve Luthy is a geoscientist with over 33 years of experience in exploration and reservoir development, including 23 years working in the international arena. Stephen held various position of increasing responsibility with Gulf/Chevron for 31 years which included: 10 years domestic exploration and development experience in the Rocky Mountain and Permian Basin regions, followed by 21 years international exploration and development geology experience in the Middle East, West Africa, Kazakhstan, and Brazil. Read More »
  • Ted Zaleski

    Ted Zaleski

    Ted Zaleski has over 32 years of oilfield service company and E&P experience. He has extensive knowledge and experience in drilling and his previous tenure with Baker Hughes, Inc. includes Vice President of Engineering for Hughes Christensen and Vice President of R&D for Hughes Tool Company. He has traveled extensively and made customer contacts in most oil producing areas around the world. Read More »
  • Wendell G. Olivier

    Wendell G. Olivier

    Wendell Olivier is an upstream technical advisor on exploration and asset development projects with emphasis on organizational capability, technical optimization, and project execution. Wendell has 34 years experience with Gulf/Chevron, Addax Petroleum, and Dripping Rock Oil and Gas Consulting in nearly all major producing regions around the world.  Read More »
  • Nancy Benthien

    Nancy Benthien

    Nancy designs and implements practical business solutions as companies transform aspects of their culture or strategy, or adopt new business-critical technologies. Read More »

Decommissioning Team

  • Bjorn E. Hals

    Bjorn E. Hals

    Bjorn Hals has over 28 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry specializing in Offshore, Subsea and Marine practices. He is a self-employed consultant in offshore & maritime industry in USA and Norway consulting for several mid-size companies in the US and Norway mainly to establish business connections through an established network of contacts in the offshore oil & gas sector. Read More »
  • Bob Helmkamp

    Bob Helmkamp

    Bob Helmkamp has over 30 years’ experience in the E&P business, developing oil and gas fields in a variety of environments. He has particular expertise in subsea developments.  Read More »
  • Bruce Crager

    Bruce Crager

    Bruce Crager is Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management and leads the firm’s group of Expert Advisors which have a focus on Offshore, Subsea and Marine activities. He has 40 years experience in offshore drilling and production, primarily in management positions. Read More »
  • James P. Wakefield

    James P. Wakefield

    Jim Wakefield has over 34 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He brings senior level expertise to projects including strategic planning, offshore subsea development, engineering and operational support, production management, and project evaluation. Operations engaged range from well completion/workovers, normal and abnormal pressure frac-packs, HPHT completions, subsea completions and international drilling. He has worked on rigs such as land, platform, semisubmersibles and drillships in water depths up to 2800 m. Jim’s vast international involvement has been in Algeria, Australia, Columbia, Cote d’Ivore, Gulf of Mexico - United States, Kurdistan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, and Tunisia. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana. Read More »
  • Jan G. Groot

    Jan G. Groot

    Jan Groot has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry, of which 13 years were spent with Heerema in commercial and project management roles. His main experience with decommissioning was as Project Manager for the removal of the BP NW Hutton project, the first major platform to be removed in the UK. Since 2010, he has been a decommissioning consultant for companies such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, Marathon, and Shell, PTTEP worldwide. Read More »
  • Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers has developed an extensive history in the oil and gas industries with over 35 years of local and internationally challenging project initiatives. His management and leadership skills include all project aspects from innovative creation, AFE generations and approvals, budget and scheduling requirements, engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation, pre-commissioning, commissioning and startup while maintaining a focus on safety. Read More »
  • Jitendra (JP) Prasad

    Jitendra (JP) Prasad

    Jitendra (JP) Prasad has over 40 years of experience in the offshore drilling industry. He specializes mostly in engineering, design, fabrication and project management of mobile offshore drilling units including Jack ups, Semi-Submersibles, Drill ships, Lake Maracaibo Drilling Barges and Swamp Drilling Barges whether as new build or repair/upgrade. He has experience also in design of TLP, SPAR and Tender-Assist Semi. JP has over 8 years of experience managing several startup companies, providing leadership role to young professionals and clients. Read More »
  • Julie Ingram

    Julie Ingram

    Julie Ingram is highly experienced in the offshore and energy industries, including offshore pipeline design and installation, business development, engineering management, and project management.  She provides a broad base of world-class experience and knowledge in the areas of subsea and project management, including a specialized focus on the design, engineering, manufacture, and installation of flexible and rigid pipelines and all associated hardware. Read More »
  • Keith Caulfield

    Keith Caulfield

    Keith Caulfield has extensive experience in both the upstream and downstream oilfield arenas. This includes design experience in offshore and deepsea structures, pressure vessels, and oilfield mechanical engineering, such as subsea wellheads and subsea trees. Read More »
  • Lee Ann Judd

    Lee Ann Judd

    Lee Ann Judd has over 25 years’ experience with multi-cultural and international business negotiations with demonstrated bottom line results in engineering, procurement, supply chain management, lean manufacturing, contracting, and operations. Read More »
  • Robert Colwell, P.E.

    Robert Colwell, P.E.

    Robert Colwell is serving as Senior Drilling Advisor with HTK Consultants, Inc. He has over 14 years of experience comprising of both engineering and operational management in drilling and completions and is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas. Read More »
  • Scott Willis

    Scott Willis

    Scott Willis has over 40 years of experience (Finance, Controllership, M&A, Planning and Systems) in top level financial management with three Fortune 500 oil services firms. He has extensive M&A experience including negotiation, due diligence, and operational and financial integration. He led Halliburton’s divestitures of noncore operations to satisfy asbestos liabilities and led the acquisitions of several niche technologies. Read More »
  • Tom Stroud

    Tom Stroud

    Tom Stroud has over 30 years of drilling and management experience in both the international and domestic oil and gas arena.  His extensive global background includes the successful execution and management of drilling projects in Mexico, Venezuela, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, Canada, New Zealand and the Gulf of Mexico (deepwater). Read More »
  • Vic Morrell

    Vic Morrell

    Vic Morrell is a Senior President and International Construction / Decommissioning Director with 25 years of international project delivery and associated subsea engineering management experience including full P&L responsibility for completion for international EPIC projects ranging from $800,000 to $1.8 billion including development / infrastructure and decommissioning project up to $14 billion. Read More »
  • Robert C. Byrd

    Robert C. Byrd

    Dr. Byrd has over forty years’ experience in the design, fabrication, and installation of offshore facilities. He has considerable experience with planning and executing offshore platform decommissioning projects and in cost estimating for such projects, Asset Recovery Obligation (ARO) liability in particular. He is a specialist in the probabilistic assessment of cost and schedule risk. Read More »

Offshore, Subsea & Marine Team

  • Alp A . Kocaman

    Alp A . Kocaman

    Alp Kocaman has over 35 years of diversified experience in the offshore oil industry. He is a subject matter expert for worldwide offshore field development concepts, engineering design, construction and installation operations. Naval architecture is his discipline expertise including the design, construction and installation of offshore platforms (both fixed and floating) and the design of offshore construction vessels. Read More »
  • André Barend Van Niekerk

    André Barend Van Niekerk

    André has over 35 years’ experience in offshore drilling and production activities. He has been involved in most aspects of oil field technology and operations, primarily in management positions. Read More »
  • Andrea Mangiavacchi

    Andrea Mangiavacchi

    Andrea Mangiavacchi is a senior advisor, strong communicator, highly adaptable and flexible, with over 30 years of international experience in the business environment and technologies associated with the worldwide offshore oil & gas industry. He has proven familiarity with a wide range of solutions for deepwater offshore oil and gas field developments (fixed platforms, TLPs, compliant towers, floating systems, FPSO, and subsea infrastructures). Read More »
  • Anthony J. King

    Anthony J. King

    Tony King is experienced in project engineering and commissioning of instrument/control systems in facilities: onshore oil/gas facilities and offshore oil/gas platforms, refineries, oil & gas pipelines and compressor stations. His experience includes work assignments in office front-end engineering and design, and numerous field engineering assignments. He has extensive experience with commissioning, construction, start-up, modernization, green- and brown-field projects domestically and internationally. Read More »
  • Barry Abbott

    Barry Abbott

    Barry Abbott has over 35 years’ experience as an engineer, engineering manager, and early phase project manager in the upstream oil & gas industry. He has experience in offshore developments in shallow to deep water and through all project phases, including technology development.  Read More »
  • Bjorn E. Hals

    Bjorn E. Hals

    Bjorn Hals has over 28 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry specializing in Offshore, Subsea and Marine practices. He is a self-employed consultant in offshore & maritime industry in USA and Norway consulting for several mid-size companies in the US and Norway mainly to establish business connections through an established network of contacts in the offshore oil & gas sector. Read More »
  • Bob Helmkamp

    Bob Helmkamp

    Bob Helmkamp has over 30 years’ experience in the E&P business, developing oil and gas fields in a variety of environments. He has particular expertise in subsea developments.  Read More »
  • Bruce Crager

    Bruce Crager

    Bruce Crager is Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management and leads the firm’s group of Expert Advisors which have a focus on Offshore, Subsea and Marine activities. He has 40 years experience in offshore drilling and production, primarily in management positions. Read More »
  • Christian Bakken

    Christian Bakken

    Christian Bakken has 38 years of experience from the oil & gas industry. This includes leading positions in subsea developments for Statoil and Hydro in the North Sea and for ABB in Houston and Rio (topside). Read More »
  • Craig Masson

    Craig Masson

    Craig Masson is a mechanical and structural reliability engineer with 18 years of experience in deepwater riser and pipeline projects. During his professional career he has provided consultancy services for riser, pipeline, umbilical, and related subsea equipment projects. He spent 5 years as Riser & Pipeline Contract Manager in Petrobras America’s Walker Ridge Asset Department where his responsibilities included the EPCI of five free-standing hybrid riser towers. Read More »
  • Daniel G. Godfrey

    Daniel G. Godfrey

    Daniel Godfrey’s  experience includes a 36 year career with Shell Companies and 10 years of consulting through Corporate Staffing. He has developed extensive and varied capabilities in general management, project management, engineering, production operations, training, and coaching for project managers. Daniel has demonstrated a proven ability to deliver large, complex, innovative offshore oil and gas development projects on time and on budget; to build engineering and project team organizations, and to create alignment between groups. Read More »
  • Dave Edwards

    Dave Edwards

    Dave Edwards is a technical advisor and project manager with diverse global experience delivering major upstream Oil and Gas projects.  Dave has extensive experience in deepwater field development and has served as the project manager on a number of $1-5billion+ CAPEX projects in a variety of international environments, successfully managing key internal and external stakeholders. Read More »
  • David Muir

    David Muir

    David Muir is notably experienced in the design and installation of subsea structures including manifolds, PLEMs, PLETs, SSIVs, WHPUs, umbilicals, flowlines, pipelines, manifolds, spool pieces, diver and ROV intervention. He has significant expertise in the manufacture, fabrication, and testing of umbilicals, flexible flowlines, pipelines, risers, and rigid riser systems. Read More »
  • David Tuturea

    David Tuturea

    David Tuturea has 41 years engineering and management experience related to global oil and gas developments. This includes lead and management positions on major offshore and onshore projects in the North Sea, Asia, US and Canada with Brown and Root (now KBR) and ConocoPhillips. Read More »
  • Don Beesley

    Don Beesley

    Don Beesley has over 38 years of management, development, operations and engineering experience in the upstream offshore oil and gas industry, including subsea systems, floating systems and fixed platforms. He has worked for operators Eni, Shell and Texaco, and has held management positions including Development Manager and Production Manager. Read More »
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