Professional Affiliations

American Petroleum Institute

API Subcommittee 2 (Offshore Structures), API 16Q (Drilling Risers), API 2SK (Stationkeeping), API 95J (Interim – Jack-up Site Assessments)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO 19905-4 (Jack-up Installation and Removal – Leader of Planning Task Group); ISO 19905-1 (Jack-up Site Assessments); ISO 19905-3 (Floating MODU Site Assessments); ISO 19924 (Drilling Risers)

International Association of Drilling Contractors

IADC Jack-up Committee: Ad Hoc effort to update SNAME GOM Annex to support re-write of API 95J; Chaired group of 4 drilling contractors in Jack-up Field Measurement Program, 1999 – 2006 which resulted in extreme response data from three jack-ups during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering (OOAE) Division

OMAE Conference and OOAE Advisory Committee; Director, Founder, Outreach for Engineers Program at International OMAE Conference, 2007 – 2014; ASME Representative to OMAE Conference Committee (co-chairman, 1994 – 2014); Coordinated OMAE 2000 Workshop on Deepwater Drilling Risers; Chair, 1994 OMAE Conference; Chair, 1995 OMAE Division of ASME, OMAE Achievement Award, Chair, 1990 Houston Chapter of ASME-OMAE Division

Fellow, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

Chair, SNAME Offshore Technical and Research Committee, 2005 – present; Founder, SNAME Offshore Committee Panel 8 on Wind Technologies, 2013 – present; Founder, SNAME Offshore Committee Panel 9 on Robustness of Floating Productions Systems, 2015 – present; SNAME Offshore Committee Panel 7, 1998 – present; Founder/Chair, SNAME Offshore Committee Panel 10 – Ocean Renewable Energy, 2018 – present.