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  • Carlos Moreira

    Carlos has more than thirty-nine years of experience in concept selection for offshore deepwater subsea field developments, project management, and general management, working on projects in Brazil, Gulf of Mexico and Africa. 

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  • John Lane

    John Lane is an accomplished top-performing engineer, project manager, and consultant with over 40 years of industrial experience on domestic / international projects both onshore & offshore. Within the oil and gas industry his expertise is focused in the floating production storage and...

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  • John Bednar

    John Bednar, with 44 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, is an Expert Advisor in development planning, assistance in resolving technical performance issues, and assistance in identification, development, and implementation of technologies supporting offshore production systems, with...

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  • Dexter D. Decker

    Dexter Decker is a senior operation executive with extensive successes in profitable launch, rapid growth, turnaround, consolidation, divestiture, and integration of complex global EPC, FPSO, & LNG projects. Proven success includes strategic planning and management of engineering, operations, and...

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  • Lawrence Tebboth

    is an Engineer with 40 years of all-round international pipeline and facilities experience in the Oil and Gas industry. Capable of leading multidiscipline teams to produce engineering designs for major pipeline projects, or individually undertaking small studies. Particular skill in flow...

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  • Jeffrey L. Mueller

    Jeffrey Mueller has 35 years of global E&P experience, including: field development engineering evaluations supporting business development and exploration opportunity assessments; offshore and arctic production research; geotechnics/geohazards; design and construction of subsea, fixed, and...

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  • David Queen

    David Queen has over 40 years’ Shell Oil International experience and proven competency in asset integrity, materials, corrosion engineering and process safety gained from roles in front line operations, maintenance support, project design and construction engineering. Major roles in Life...

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  • Don Grogan

    Don Grogan is a highly regarded, well-qualified, dedicated, and seasoned Project Manager with extensive oil and gas project development experience with major operators.  Advanced expertise in deep-water and shelf project development and project delivery, offshore/onshore asset development, and...

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  • Carl Webb, III

    Carl Webb has 41 years’ experience in the offshore engineering industry. His direct experience on numerous ultra-deep water mega-projects spans the concept development, front-end engineering, detailed design and fabrication, installation, and commissioning phases. Specific project experience...

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  • Jeffery Blake Moore

    Blake Moore worked for Shell for over 34 years in various capacities (predominately in Facilities and project execution) from California to Norway. He joined Shell’s Deepwater projects group in 1997 and worked several deepwater facilities ranging from Subsea to beach, Semi’s, TLP’s and more...

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  • Fred T. Mason

    Fred Mason has 50 years combined experience in hands-on welding, field construction management, plant quality assurance management, project quality management, supplier auditing, supplier expediting, field inspection of construction and shop suppliers.

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  • Earl F. Verdin

    Earl Verdin has over 30 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. His experience ranges from land surveying, estimating, fabrication yard facilities engineering, project engineering and project management.

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  • Paul David Miller

    Paul Miller is an Engineer and Senior Project Manager with over 40 years of industry experience. Areas of expertise are field development architecture and planning, subsea and deepwater developments, reservoir engineering, drilling and completions with emphasis on hostile environments and...

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  • Larry Forster

    Larry Forster has 36 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, primarily bringing new technology through the final stages of development into practical use. Specific experience includes not only the full range of activities in an integrated oil company, but also the issues and processes...

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  • Alan Cattell

    Alan Cattell is an Offshore Installation Advisor specializing in the management and execution of transportation and installation projects for fixed jackets, decks and floating production systems (Spars, Semi-submersible FPU and FPSO, which include the anchors, moorings lines (chain, wire,...

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  • Timothy E. Ritz

    Tim Ritz has over 30 years’ maritime experience spanning six of the seven seas, including 15 years at sea, and 20+ years ashore in various leadership positions.

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  • Morrison "Moe" Plaisance

    Moe Plaisance has over 50 years of drilling experience from hands on supervisory experience drilling and pushing tools to senior management positions working with operators on planning and execution of drilling and completions programs.

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  • Dr. Andrew J. Wolford

    Dr. Andrew Wolford is an accomplished risk analyst, having worked in the field of industrial risk assessment for over 29 years.

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  • Adrien Terrany

    Adrien Terrany has more than 30 years of experience in the Offshore Petroleum Industry with expertise in Research and Development, Engineering (Structures, Pipelines and soil), Methods / Installations, Onshore and Offshore Operations, Deep water installations, Subcontract Management, Engineering...

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  • John Manning

    John Manning is an experienced Naval Architect, Engineering and Project Manager with over 45 years’ experience (>25 years’ offshore oil & gas), having worked with national and independent (major and junior) oil & gas companies, major ship-owning, shipbuilding, ship design companies and ship...

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  • C. Tracy Harris

    Tracy has over 34 years of experience in the oil and gas projects arena. He joined Shell Offshore in 1983 and worked as a project engineer in New Orleans on a variety of projects including the Boxer platform as site fabrication engineer and as the Bourbon platform remediation lead. He transferred...

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  • Jeff Dice

    Jeff Dice has 24 years’ experience as a structural engineer and project manager consistently exceeding customer expectations to deliver technically sound, risk managed, best value solutions.

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  • Christopher Curran

    Christopher Curran is a Subsea Engineer with 38 years’ experience of offshore production systems, concentrating primarily on subsea production systems including: FEED, specification, project management, manufacturing/ fabrication, offshore installation, commissioning, HIPPS and new technology...

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  • J.R. (Ric) Massie

    Ric Massie, is a senior consultant with over 40 years of experience in the U.S. and abroad in project management, operations management, project engineering & construction management, process/facilities engineering, process technology licensing, technical and contracts due diligence for mergers...

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  • Bob Heilman

    Bob Heilman has more than 27 years’ engineering experience including 23 years in the design, manufacture and installation of subsea equipment and associated systems for subsea developments in the North Sea, South China Sea, India, Brazil and GOM.

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  • James E. Hachen, Jr. (Jay)

    Jay Hachen has over 40 years’ experience managing onshore and offshore operations and projects, both domestically and internationally. He has deep experience in conceptual design and project strategy for deepwater projects aimed to optimize risk, cost, and schedule.

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  • Roy Cottrell

    Roy Cottrell has 40 years of experience in senior positions in Engineering and Project Management with extensive background in the related industries of shipbuilding, mono-hull design, single point mooring and offshore floating platforms.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • James Noake

    James Noake has more than 35 years in the fields of engineering, construction, and oilfield development as responsible engineer, project manager, senior manager, and consultant for the building of offshore platforms, submarine pipelines, and subsea installations. This includes project management,...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Rick Hill

    Rick Hill has over 30 years of experience in the offshore and onshore oil & gas industry. For the last 20 years he has held senior management positions within the engineering, equipment, and service sectors of the industry.

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  • Robert Colwell, P.E.

    Robert Colwell is a Senior Drilling Advisor with 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.

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  • Helder Alves

    Helder Alves has strong multicultural experience in the Petrochemical, Oil & Gas and Chemical industries, primarily in management positions. He has extensive background on: Project, Contract & Engineering Management; EPCM; P&L Management; Business; Claims Arbitration; Process Plant Management;...

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  • Keith Caulfield

    Keith Caulfield's career includes project management and design experience in offshore and deepsea structures, pressure vessels, and oilfield mechanical engineering, such as subsea wellheads and subsea trees.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Dave Edwards

    Dave Edwards is an accomplished technical advisor and project manager with diverse global experience delivering major upstream Oil and Gas projects.

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  • 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...

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  • Mark A. Childers

    Mark Childers has over 40 years’ experience in the upstream oil & gas business mostly with offshore contract drilling centered on engineering, design, construction, operation, and management of mobile offshore drilling units (MODU).

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  • 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...

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  • Reginald P. Picou

    Reggie Picou has over 40 years of professional experience directly related to the fabrication of fixed offshore platforms and floaters. Since October of 1986, he worked as a Consultant/Construction Manager/Inspector.

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  • Robert L. Patrick

    Bob Patrick has extensive experience in engineering and constructing marine (shallow and deepwater subsea) and land-based petroleum and industrial facilities.

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  • Terry A. Lindsey

    Terry Lindsey has 35 years’ experience in the marine construction industry including field engineering, estimating, planning/scheduling, offshore hook up, mechanical completion, commissioning, and project management.  His unique field experience throughout his career allows him to understand...

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  • Bob Helmkamp, PE

    Bob Helmkamp has over 40 years’ experience in the E&P business, developing oil and gas fields in a variety of environments. He has particular expertise in subsea developments.

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  • G. Graham Lancaster, III

    Graham Lancaster has over 20 years’ experience in the oil & gas business primarily in the offshore construction and pipeline services segments. While he specializes in offshore infrastructure construction, his diverse background allows him to communicate on a practical level with all team...

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  • John Crowson

    John Crowson has more than 23 years as a project strategist including control and innovation with major oilfield services and construction organizations. He has been an independent Offshore Construction and Installation consultant since 1997. John is an original thinker with a high level of...

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  • John Rouse

    John Rouse has over 35 years’ experience in the offshore drilling industry. He specializes in engineering management and project management. His additional areas of expertise include technical services management, construction projects (new construction, conversions, repairs, and upgrades),...

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  • Leigh Jonathan Carless

    Leigh Carless is a chartered chemical engineer and fellow of the Energy Institute, with over 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas, refining, petrochemical and energy industries. His responsibilities have included: lead engineer and technical authority for feasibility, conceptual and...

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  • Mario Sidrim

    Mario Sidrim has 31 years of experience in project management, infrastructure construction management, mechanical installations, facilities management, industrial assembly, logistics, cargo transport and storage operation, and intermodal transport operation. He has strong skills in leadership,...

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  • Martin J. Van Sickels

    Martin Van Sickels is an accomplished professional with 50 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry. He is a hands‐on manager with strong bottom line focus. He maintains strong customer focus and excellent negotiating and listening skills. Martin has extensive experience...

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  • Tim Swenk

    Tim Swenk has 36 years of comprehensive experience in the engineering and construction industry with many years of experience with both McDermott and Fluor. He held significant project management and business leadership roles in companies leading Oil and Gas industry capital projects in a variety...

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  • 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 energy activities worldwide. He has over 48 years of experience in offshore drilling and production, primarily in management positions.

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