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Expert in Global Oil & Gas Equipment Manufacturing Companies, Oilfield Services Companies (Company Development)

Expert ID: 731035 California, USA

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Expert has successfully owned oil & gas equipment manufacturing, oilfield services, offshore training and equipment rental & distribution companies. He secured a 70% global market share fro a subsea equipment product line.

Expert's clients throughout the supply chain range from marine construction companies, subsea wellhead & pipeline installers, underwater inspection companies, ROV/AUV operators, well intervention specialists, digital oilfield service providers, shipyards, FPSO & FLNG owners, EPC contractors, helicopter & logistics management companies, environmental risk assessment consultancies and industrial development agencies.

Expert has successfully provided oilfield services, leased drilling systems, established distributor networks and completed consulting assignments in all the major oil & gas regions, including the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Brazil, Middle East, West Africa, Australia, China and throughout Southeast Asia. He secured a 70% global market share for a subsea equipment product line. The consulting projects include providing timely O&G market intelligence, Capex forecasts, E&P expenditures, independent asset valuations, global shipyard capabilities, rig construction deliveries, offshore support vessel charters, subsea robotics [ROV/AUV] markets, pipeline construction & inspection expenditures, enhanced oil recovery technology trends and drilling fluids supply/demand dynamics.

As a former global oilfield equipment supply & services company owner, expert has supplied drilling rig systems, drilling fluids & specialty chemicals, pipeline inspection equipment, NDT systems, pipe pigging equipment, remotely operated underwater vehicles & robotic systems, subsea cables & connectors, geophysical & seismic survey systems and digital oilfield services. He has owned and operated a rental/lease pool of oil & gas drilling equipment. He has developed and manufactured underwater pipe inspection equipment, including video systems. Expert has managed shipyard operations involved in the design, fabrication, commissioning and repair & maintenance of vessels.

For 30+years, he has prepared monthly global reports on planned exploration & production expenditures by oil companies that creates a derived demand for equipment & services throughout the supply chain. These forecasts and market share reports are based on expert's practical experience in actually owning & operating companies that supplied equipment, components, systems and services to support oil & gas exploration & production activities, worldwide.

Expert prepare monthly global reports on the planned exploration and production expenditures by oil companies that drive the demand for pipelines and pipe coating contracts. Expert has owned an oilfield services company directly involved in pipeline coating inspections and repair.

Expert raised the capital to establish a global remotely operated underwater vehicle [ROV] company and then secured Canada's largest ROV contract in the offshore oil & gas industry.
He then successfully established international joint-venture arrangements that generated ROV service contracts in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea and Brazil. Expert completed a global study of ocean observation system requirements in the offshore oil & gas, underseas defense, ocean science, maritime shipping, commercial fisheries, port security and marine environmental market segments of ocean industry.He completed a global study of shipyard capabilities to build offshore drilling rigs [jack-up, semi submersible & drillship], Floating Production, Storage & Offloading systems [FPSOs], Floating Liquefied Natural Gas [FLNG]. He then advised offshore oil & gas equipment manufacturers & service providers on how to achieve the local content needed to win bids in Brazil, North Sea, South China Sea, Persian Gulf and throughout Southeast Asia. Expert raised the capital for the mining of barite for offshore drilling projects. He then completed numerous studies of the supply/demand balance in the oil & gas drilling fluids and specialty chemicals market, including identifying acquisition candidates for drilling contractors.He identified the global markets and completed a SWOT analysis of geophysical & seismic survey vessel operators and service providers, worldwide. He then identified the planned exploration & production expenditures by oil companies that drive the demand for geophysical & seismic survey contracts.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: MBA Subject: International Business Institution: Xavier University, Cincinnati
Year: 1970 Degree: Bachelor of Commerce Subject: Finance Institution: Saint Mary's University, Halifax

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
Expert is responsible for undertaking and managing international consulting assignments.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1974 to 1979 Employer: Nova Scotia Research Foundation Corp Title: Marketing Manager Department:
Responsible for commercializing ocean technologies and licensing the technologies to industry.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1980 to 2013 Employer: Offshore International Title: President Department:
He owned and operated a global oilfield equipment supply and services, equipment leasing and technical training business.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1985 to 1995 Agency: Dept of External Affairs, Government of Canada Role: Consultant Description: He completed 20 contracts on the export marketing of Canadian offshore oil & gas expertise, and developed investor prospectus for attracting foreign investment to Canada.
Years: 1985 to 1990 Agency: Industry, Trade & Technology Canada Role: Consultant Description: Expert organized 60 workshops across Canada on commercializing technology.
Years: 1985 to 1992 Agency: Government of Canada Role: Guest Speaker/Consultant Description: He spoke on International Ocean Technology Collaboration at venues in Miami, Washington, San Diego, Biloxi, Seattle, London, The Hague, Oslo, Hamburg Copenhagen and Hong Kong.
Years: 1995 to 1998 Agency: Investment Canada Role: Consultant Description: Developed international investment prospectus for attracting foreign investment to Canada in oil & gas and energy sectors.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2013 to 2014 Country / Region: Brazil Summary: Expert provided advise on the contract negotiations for offshore accommodation rig charter contracts for Petrobras, including rig asset valuation.
Also managed a subsea services business in Rio to support offshore oil & gas and marine transportation operations in Brazil & Argentina.
Years: 2013 to 1915 Country / Region: Australia Summary: He developed and analysed economic scenarios for offshore oil & gas field development in Western Australia and the Bass Basin regions.
Also developed the economic & technical feasibility of utilizing floating liquefied natural gas [FLNG] units in Western Australia.
Years: 2012 to 2012 Country / Region: Singapore Summary: Expert completed a global analysis of the offshore jack-up rig fleet composition, utilization & charter rates,and new build delivery schedules.
Also delivered multiple 2-day courses of offshore oil & gas procurement practices throughout Southeast Asia.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Country / Region: Norway Summary: He completed a global market study and identified strategic investors for biosenors used in real-time marine environmental risk assessment applications in the offshore oil & gas industry.
Years: 2013 to 2013 Country / Region: UK Summary: He developed a cost breakdown for offshore oil & gas field development in all major offshore oil play regions, including the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, West Africa, Persian Gulf, Australia, China and throughout Southeast Asia.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
President, Marine Technology Society, Canada; Chairman, Enterprise Forum, Canada;
Advisory Board, Technical University of Nova Scotia;
Chairman, Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce;
Board of Directors, Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Senate Member, Mt. St. Vincent University, Canada
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has authored publications on free trade agreements' effects on the ocean industry. He has also written numerous articles on financing offshore oil/gas ventures.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Conducted over 100 global seminars & workshops on commercializing ocean technologies, high-level relationship management in the ocean industry, and collaborative R&D strategies.
Co-founded and served as 1st Chairman of the Enterprise Forum, a mentoring service for fledgling entrepreneurs involved in technology-intensive ventures.
Introduced 'Management of Technology" to Dalhousie University's School of Engineering.
Taught degree courses in Business Policy, International Business & Management of Technology at the University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, Mt. St. Vincent University & the Technical University of Nova Scotia.
Established a national apprenticeship program for Bachelor of Business Administration students.
Vendor Selection
Successfully established global oil & gas equipment manufacturing, oilfield services, technical training & equipment rental/lease pool companies.
Established a global network of equipment & service providers throughout the value-added supply chain for the offshore oil & gas projects.
Advisor to international oil companies on supply chain management.
Provided local content procurement procedures for global offshore oil & gas projects in Canada, USA, Brazil, UK, Norway, UAE, Australia, Singapore & China.
Delivered oil company procurement practice courses in Singapore.
Marketing Experience
Expert prepares monthly global reports on oil & gas CAPEX, proved & probable oil & gas reserves, planned exploration & production expenditures, composition of the offshore support vessel fleet, composition of the onshore & offshore drilling rig fleet, enhanced oil recovery techniques, deep & ultra-deep water exploration & production expenditures, onshore/offshore oil & gas pipeline infrastructure investment, trends in remotely operated underwater vehicles [ROVs] & autonomous underwater vehicles [AUVs], underseas defense budgets, floating production storage & offloading [FPSO] & floating liquefied natural gas [FLNG] trends.
Expert is a recent & upcoming guest speaker on business issues that impact energy markets at conferences in Washington, London, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Xi'an, Oslo, Prague, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Brussels, Accra, Rio de Janeiro, Doha and Miami.
Other Relevant Experience
Mentoring of technology-intensive start-ups, including being Co-Founder & 1st Chairman of the Entrepreneur's Forum, which is celebrating its 21st year.
Commercializing ocean & offshore oil & gas technologies, including advising internationally-recognized applied research organizations: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Imperial College, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, SCRIPPS, GKSS, Rosenstiel Institute, Space Agency, National Space Technology Labs, Harbor Branch Foundation, National Research Council, to name a few.
Capital formation, including being a Founder & Vice-President of Scotia Capital Corp.
Securing venture financing for manufacturers and service providers to the oil & gas industry.

Fields of Expertise

artificial lift, balanced oil well drilling, barite, coal bed methane production, crude oil market analysis, crude oil pricing model, crude oil recovery, development drilling, diving, drill, drill pipe, drilling, drilling rig, drillship, dynamic positioning, energy economics, enhanced oil recovery, field inspection, fixed offshore structure, floating offshore structure, floating production system, floating system, fluid injection, formation fracturing, gravity-based structure, horizontal drilling technology, imaging sonar, inspection, marine propulsion, marine propulsion system, marine riser, offshore drilling, offshore flowline, offshore marine terminal, offshore oil drilling rig, offshore oil equipment, offshore oil pollution control equipment, offshore pipeline, offshore structure, oil detection, oil drilling rig, oil environmental contamination process, oil exploration, oil market forecasting, oil spill containment equipment, oil spill prevention, oil spill response, remote sensing, remotely operated vehicle, remotely piloted vehicle, semisubmersible oil drilling rig, sonar acoustics, subsea manifold, surveillance system, tanker floating production storage offloading, tension leg platform, ultrasonic testing, underwater corrosion, underwater inspection, underwater light, underwater nondestructive testing, underwater pipeline, well drilling, Asia-Pacific market, business intelligence, drilling mud, economic analysis, forecasting, market assessment, market development, market positioning, market potential, shipbuilding, strategic market planning, pipeline inspection, video inspection, pipeline leak testing, market forecasting, trend forecasting, pipeline coating material, autonomous aerial vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, drones, floating liquified natural gas, oilfield compressors, oilfield specialty chemicals, heavy drilling, commodity market development, economic market development, equipment specific maintenance, spar floating production system, multiphase flow pipeline, CO2 flooding, chemical flooding, thermal oil recovery, oil drill bit, jackup rig, wellhead, enhanced oil recovery polymer, natural gas pipeline, pipe threading, gas pipeline leak detection, surveillance, pigging, seismic sensor, regulatory compliance auditing, coating inspection, marine waterjet, coated pipe

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