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Expert in Offshore Pipeline Operation and Maintenance

Expert ID: 725537 Texas, USA

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He has been involved in selecting pipe and developing and implementing pipe repair equipment and methods. Served for several years as Amoco Pipeline and BP Pipeline representative on the RUPE Group ( an industry cooperative group formed to assist member companies by maintaining specialized equipment for repairing damaged underwater pipelines ).

He was involved in several repairs to the pipeline system over which he was supervisor of operations for Amoco Pipeline. This involved choosing materials, methods and selecting qualified contractors to perform the work.

He was in charge of insuring new additions to the offshore pipeline he supervised were made in accordance with established rules and procedures.

After retiring from Amoco Pipeline, he was asked to stay on as a consultant with Amoco Pipeline to assist with the start-up and operation of new offshore pipeline system located in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. This consultant arrangement lasted slightly over eleven years.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1952 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: University of Kentucky

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1979 to 1996 Employer: Amoco Pipeline Company Title: Operating Supervisor Department: Pipeline Operations Responsibilities: He was in charge of the initial start-up and developed the operation and maintenance procedures for Amoco Pipeline's first offshore oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico. Was the operations Supervisor until retirement in 1996.
Years: 1978 to 1979 Employer: Amoco Pipeline Company Title: Operating Supervisor Department: Pipeline Operations Responsibilities: He was in charge of operations of a group of chemical pipelines in the Texas City, Texas area. Interfaced with plant operators at the receipt and delivery points of the various pipelines. Supervised hourly pipeline operating employees receiving both liquid and gas products from and making product deliveries to various refineries and chemical plants in the complex.
Years: 1971 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Pipeline Engineer Department: Pipeline Operations Responsibilities: He was a pipeline design and operations engineer involved in both new installations and maintenance of existing operating facilities.
Years: 1952 to 1971 Employer: Amoco Company Title: Senior Staff Engineer Department: Refining Responsibilities: Was a staff engineer at Amoco Oil Company's refineries in Indiana and Arkansas.
Performed both design and maintenance engineering functions.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1996 to 1996 Country / Region: China Summary: He was a member of a company team of pipeline experts that made an on site feasibility study involving plans to ship refrigerated LNG gas to a location in China, re-gasify it, pipeline the gas near to an urban area and use the gas to generate electricity.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Took various company training courses in management procedures
Vendor Selection
Investigated and specified various equipment and methods required to operate, repair and maintain refinery equipment.

Investigated, specified and issued purchase orders to purchase, install, specialized equipment and services to operate, repair and maintain underwater pipelines, primarily in the Gulf of Mexico.
Marketing Experience
Worked with industry vendors, service companies to develop and apply specialized equipment and procedures needed in the underwater environment of the offshore oil and gas industry.
Other Relevant Experience
After retiring from Amoco Pipeline Company, I continued on as an engineering consultant for Amoco Pipeline and. then their successor, BP Pipeline, N. A.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
None

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