Business Lines

Expert Witness Services

Mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) expert witness services:  Successfully served as an expert witness on jack-up operations in an intensive, 4-month effort to resolve a commercial dispute arbitration.

Director-Level Management

Manage and facilitate cross-functional initiatives in organizations and joint-industry groups:  Experienced at directing marine organization responsible for technical, operational support, and regulatory issues at a major drilling contractor. Experienced in SNAME professional society directing Offshore Technical and Research Committee with panel initiatives in Wind Technologies, Robustness, and Ocean Energy Renewables.

Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

Apply risk assessment and robustness principles to design and operations:  Capacity to evaluate policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, and site assessment methodologies.  Experienced at overseeing fleet of 140 mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) for seven years at a major drilling contractor. Experienced (25 years) providing technical and operational support (site assessments, riser analysis, mooring analysis, DP operations) to floating drilling rigs and jack-ups.

Jack-up Installation and Removal

Implement new ISO standard to comply with client or regulatory requirements or to measure improvements in rig performance and process safety at difficult sites in borderline conditions:  Experienced serving on leadership team writing first International Organization of Standards (ISO) 19905-4 Standard for Jackup Installation and Removal.

Robustness of Floating Production Systems

Enable client to apply robustness methods consistent with the SNAME bulletin on “Robustness of Floating Production Systems – Definitions and Framework” currently in publication:  Experienced co-chairing panel meetings on the topic since 2015 and co-authoring the SNAME bulletin.

Technical and Business Development – Monitoring Systems

Connect suppliers to customers, adding value through application of structural health monitoring to offshore applications:   Experienced (starting 30 years ago) as a customer conducting various jack-up field measurement programs.  Wrote ABS guidance notes on this subject.  Represented suppliers in recent stakeholder discussions. Published industry status paper at 2017 City University Jack-up Conference.