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Peter G. Noble

Executive Advisor

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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, prior to his retirement from full-time employment in 2013. 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, as Chief Naval Architect for a major international oil company. This work included ship design and construction projects in the US, Europe, South Korea, China and Singapore. These project included involvement with the construction of 5 high specification tankers for the Alaska, North Slope trade in a US shipyard, 10 of the world’s largest LNG ships and the construction of 3 high ice class 70,ooo ton dwt. icebreaking tankers in Korea plus two icebreaking ships in Singapore, for year round operation in the Russian Arctic. 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. He is an active member of a number of advisory boards at universities teaching naval architecture and ocean engineering. Throughout his career, Peter has been active in professional marine and offshore engineering community. He has recently completed a two-year volunteer term, 2013-14, as President of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Washington DC and is currently serving as a Vice President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, London, UK. He is the current chair of Lloyd’s Register Offshore Committee and is an active member of ABS Offshore Committee. He has received multiple awards and distinguished recognition for his contributions and publications.


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

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