Dr. Howard Cook has over 30 years’ experience and expert judgement through deep knowledge of deepwater subsea production systems applied to projects, operations and technology including risers and floating systems. As Chief Engineer Subsea & Floating Systems at BP, he led the subsea and floating systems discipline and managed a team of Upstream Segment Engineering Technical Authorities. Since leaving BP he has undertaken a number of consulting jobs, including a recent six-month project leading a major equipment failure investigation, concluding with a report and presentation to the Regulator.Key attributes to his career successes are: maintain discipline health through recruitment, development and learning; technology development – strategic steer on deepwater technology; operations and projects – peer reviews, investigations and technical studies; external relationships – direct long term strategic relationships with key suppliers; learning & continuous improvement – capture of lessons learned in projects and operations and update of technical practices. Dr. Cook has authored or co-authored numerous publications on riser and subsea systems design and operation.
Doctor of Philosophy – Chemical Engineering, Oxford University
Master of Engineering Science, Class 1, Balliol College, Oxford University