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Expert in Oil and Gas, Drilling, Offshore

Expert ID: 732861 Texas, USA

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Expert has approximately 20 years of offshore drilling project management, contracts, engineering, sales and strategy experience.

After graduating from Texas A&M Galveston in 1996 with a B.S. in Maritime Systems Engineering, Expert was employed with Waller Marine, a marine consulting firm providing structural and naval architectural support to the offshore and marine transportation industries. Expert then moved to Reading & Bates Drilling Company (Transocean), where he performed various structural and project engineering duties, including general rig modifications, upgrades, and mobilizations which often required travel to SE Asia, Brazil, India and West Africa. Expert was also assigned to an Operations Technical Field Support Group supporting numerous ultra-deep water drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Canada. Immediately before joining Atwood in 2005, he was employed with Technip Offshore where he led various project disciplines including deep water anchor system design. Expert then joined Atwood, and was assigned to the Engineering group, assisting with daily support functions as well as several projects, including a new-build semisubmersible program in Singapore. In April of 2012, Expert joined Integrated Drilling Equipment, a turn-key rig manufacturer, where he was tasked to develop an offshore group. During that period, IDE completed a public offering and dramatically expanded its presence in the offshore space including the award of four modular offshore platform rigs for PEMEX (US$350MM+). In May of 2013, Expert moved to ExxonMobil to help with the planning of a new modular rig intended for extended reach drilling off Sakhalin Island, Russia. He then moved to Transocean, assisting with arctic upgrade feasibility studies. Expert was most recently with KBR-GVA developing and marketing new rig concepts and engineering services.

Expert is currently an independent industry technical consultant for litigation, private equity diligence, market analysis, etc.

Independent industry technical consultant for litigation, private equity diligence, market analysis, etc.
Example - private equity client requested a competitive market analysis for an individual rig at risk of losing a drilling contract and defaulting on a line of credit. A simple data pull was carried out, list of potential candidates modified based on suitability and commentary added providing additional color on risk profile.

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

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Maritime System Engineering (Offshore) Institution: Texas A&M Galveston

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Industry technical consultant for litigation, private equity diligence, market analysis, etc. Currently serving as a technical consultant supporting a drilling equipment related legal case. Responsibilities include data forensics, technical reporting, deposition preparation, etc.
Years: 2014 to 2016 Employer: KBR/GVA Title: Technical Sales Manager, Senior Drilling System Specialist Department: Responsibilities: Tasked with leading the development and marketing of new harsh environment semi drilling unit concepts. Responsibilities included business development, market surveys and analysis, sales strategy, creating specifications and equipment package integration; requiring travel to Canada, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom and Mexico.
Years: 2014 to 2014 Employer: Transocean Offshore Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Assisted with upgrade and new construction feasibility studies for Russian offshore arctic drilling programs. This role included specification and technical report review, report and presentation preparation.
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: ExxonMobil Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Assisted with overall project planning for a new, state of the art extended reach land rig to be deployed on Sakhalin Island, Russia. The assignment included contract assembly, technical specification development, engineering oversight, budget forecasting, production facility interface and survey of existing site in Russia.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Integrated Drilling Equipment Title: VP Offshore Department: Responsibilities: Tasked with creating a new offshore group. Broad responsibilities included business development, managing bid process, contract negotiation and execution, product delivery and investor relations support. Accomplishments include award of a US$350MM turnkey contract with PEMEX for four modular offshore platform rigs and support of an initial public offering.
Years: 2005 to 2012 Employer: Atwood Oceanics Title: Project Manager, Sr. Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Assigned to Engineering Department to troubleshoot international rig fleet modifications, repairs, upgrades and new construction projects. Led development of departmental technical procedures in addition to daily support responsibilities such as riser/mooring analysis, site-assessments, marketing support and regulatory compliance. Intermittently assigned to international and domestic projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Canary Islands and Gulf of Mexico.
Years: 2005 to 2005 Employer: Technip Offshore Title: Staff Specialist Department: Responsibilities: Assigned to marine services group to support various projects and bid preparation. Primary focus was directed toward deep water mooring systems and suction pile anchor design, fabrication and installation.
Years: 1997 to 2005 Employer: Transocean Offshore Title: Structural/Marine Design and Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Assigned to Marine and Structural Department to troubleshoot rig modifications, repairs and upgrades to international rig fleet. Intermittently assigned to Operations Field Support and various domestic and international projects in West Africa, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Japan.
Years: 1996 to 1997 Employer: Waller Marine Title: Naval Architect Department: Responsibilities: Provided marine engineering support services for offshore drilling contractors, ship operators and port engineers.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1997 to 2015 Country / Region: Various Summary: As described in his summary above, Expert has lent his skills and experience in a variety of global locales.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Technical consultant for litigation related to drilling rig warranty claims.
Training / Seminars
Noia seminars, Eastern Canada offshore development
Marketing Experience
Extensive offshore drilling market survey and related rig concept marketing.
Other Relevant Experience
Avid reader (for over 10 years) of all offshore drilling contractor corporate SEC filings, quarterly reports, investor presentations, analyst reports, offshore related market news sites, etc.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Conversational / light technical capabilities
Malay Limited conversational capability
Singaporean Novice in local dialect

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