Peter Noble is naval architect and ocean engineer with a wide range of expertise and experience in the marine and offshore industries. His career has included positions with shipyards; with ship and offshore design consultants; with offshore and marine research and development companies; with major classification societies and, prior to his retirement from full-time employment in 2013, as chief naval architect and chief arctic technologist with the international oil company, ConocoPhillips. Peter’s early career gave him insight into the Canadian marine and shipbuilding industries while he served in various roles in Vancouver, Ottawa, Dartmouth, and Calgary, and subsequently he has obtained unique experience in the international arena while employed as Vice President, Engineering with ABS, a leading ship classification society, and, as mentioned above, where he had responsibility for global offshore classification of FPSOs, FPUs and MODUs. As Chief Naval Architect for a ConocoPhillips he worked ship and FSO/FPSO design, construction projects in the US, Europe, South Korea, South America, Caspian, West Africa, China, Indonesia and Singapore. These projects included involvement with the construction and in-service maintenance of FPSOs and tankers. He undertakes consulting and advisory assignments internationally in the fields of offshore, marine and Arctic technology and engages in lecturing and supporting student and young professional activities on global basis.
Bachelor of Science – Naval Architecture
University of Glasgow – Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
• Lloyd’s Register Offshore Committee, Chair 2015 – present
• ABS Offshore Committee, Active Member
• Singapore Marine Institute, International Advisory Board Member
• Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow
• Society of Naval Architect and Marine Engineers, Washington, D.C. – Fellow, President 2013-2014
• Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology, London, UK – Fellow, Vice President 2017
• Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, Fellow
• Society of Underwater Technology, Fellow