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Expert in Welding Engineering, Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Marine Coatings

Expert ID: 731959 Texas, USA

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Welding and Metallurgical Engineer with over 35 years of extensive experience in the application of technology to business functions in the areas of design, manufacturing, construction and operations. Experience is diverse and extensive in the energy and defense industries.

Strengths include leading technical and administrative project support, R&D, materials and processes, materials laboratory, NDE, building quality improvement teams, effective communication and hands-on field equipment experience.

Areas of experience include various Navy Nuclear, Commercial Nuclear, refinery, pipeline, marine, Subsea and Offshore projects in the US Gulf of Mexico, North Africa, Brazil, South East Asia and the North Sea.

Oil & Gas Industries (offshore and land-based), Nuclear Power Plants, Pressure Vessels, Piping Systems and Welding Robotics.

Metallurgical investigation for failed ROV jetter arm. ExxonMobil. Failed Welds on Jib crane offshore barge. Involved metallurgical analysis. Intermoor CorporationFailed Welds on ship service turbine generator mounting structure. Trident submarine class. Westinghouse Electric

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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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: BS Subject: Welding Engineering Institution: Utah State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to 2014 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: President, Owner Department: Responsibilities: Expert provides consulting services for welding, metallurgical and materials engineering at his eponymous consulting firm.
Years: 2009 to 2015 Employer: Aker Solutions Title: Principal Engineer- Welding Engineering Department: Subsea Engineering Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for Welding Engineering support including welding, metallurgical, corrosion engineering and associated inspection methods for Aker Solutions Subsea. Expert provided material and welding engineering services to Aker Solutions Subsea Products. This work included application of materials for application, design, development and qualification of welding specifications and procedures and processes, coatings and corrosion control internally and subcontractors. He reviewed contractor and subcontractor material test reports, welding procedures, associated documentation, non-destructive examination, and coating specifications.
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: SBM Atlantia Title: Senior Welding/Materials Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for Materials Engineering support including welding, metallurgical, corrosion engineering and Non Destructive Examination (NDE) for SBM Atlantia Offshore groups regarding buoy’s, TLP’s, Semi-submersibles, FPSO’s, Drilling rigs and riser systems. Expert provided material and welding engineering services to SBM Companies worldwide. This work included application of materials for design, development and qualification of welding specifications and procedures and processes, coatings and corrosion control internally and subcontractors. Expert reviewed contractor and subcontractor Material Test Reports (MTR’s), welding procedures, associated documentation, and coating specifications. Expert has extensive process equipment experience in materials applications. Expert has provided materials and metallurgical engineering input for optimum design. Expert has conducted materials testing research using local and overseas laboratories.
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: Technip Title: Senior Staff Engineer Department: USA Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for Materials Engineering support including welding, metallurgical, corrosion engineering and NonDestructive Examination (NDE) for upstream and downstream projects. Expert provided material and welding engineering services to Technip companies. This work included application of materials for design, development and qualification of welding specifications and procedures and processes internally and subcontractors. He assisted with the material and welding requirement development for the BP Thunder Horse completion riser. Project engineer for setting up pipeline and riser projects at Technip’s Spool Base in Mobile, AL. This work included evaluating contractors for performing welding and NDE inspection services. He provided project management experience in setting up and running the Riser welded instrumentation program for BP Thunder Horse. He completed material requirements, NDE and welding specifications for ChevronTexaco, Tahiti and Frade, BP Atlantis, PetroBras, Exxon Qatar subsea projects and LNG pipeline material/corrosion study for Chevron Nigeria.
Years: 1997 to 2004 Employer: Aker Kvaerner Oilfield Products Title: Corporate Welding/Metallurgical Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for Welding and Metallurgical/Materials/Corrosion Engineering support to Subsea projects globally. Expert provided materials engineering support to worldwide Kvaerner and client locations worldwide. He was responsible for engineered material reviews, welding and metallurgical, corrosion applications and specifications for Subsea Wellhead, trees, Risers, Manifolds. Pipelines and associated well controls. Expert developed micro specialized automatic robotic equipment for welding Nickel alloy overlays on bores as small as 1 inch.
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: Wisconsin Centrifugal (MetalTek) Title: Welding Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert designed and coordinated a fabrication line for corrosion resistant high nickel and stainless cast piping and components used in the marine, aerospace, chemical, petrochemical, pipeline and offshore industries. Expert developed welding specifications, procedures and worked within a team of metallurgists developing new materials for severe corrosion service in refining plants. Utilized field installed corrosion failure analysis, metallurgy and NDE. He designed and managed fabrication for a unique system for welding centrifugal cast nickel alloys for high temperature service.
Years: 1993 to 1995 Employer: Self Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert served as Project Engineering Manager for a 24-well subsea template in 2,190 feet of water for Enserch/Bechtel Garden Banks 388. Work included coordination of piping, and high-pressure hydraulic systems, and structural detail. He was responsible for materials engineering, welding procedures, vendor and contractor coordination, inspection, procurement and system testing.
Years: 1991 to 1993 Employer: Brown & Root, Inc. Title: Senior Welding Engineer-Corporate Department: Houston (CLOSED Down) Responsibilities: Expert established welding procedures for chemical, petrochemical and power projects. He developed a computer-based welding program for worldwide project support. He acted as Project Manager for piping system modifications (severe corrosion service) at Eastman Petrochemical, Longview, Texas. He performed ECA analysis and metallurgical evaluations on piping systems at petrochemical plants and power plants. He maintained a corporate welding program to support construction and marine projects.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Norway Summary: He performed manufacturing analysis to facilitate weld cladding, PWHT and machining for subsea components.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
1.American Welding Society
2.NACE
3.American Society for Materials (ASM)
Publications and Patents Summary
NRC Document, Welding Programs at Nuclear Power Plants, 1992

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Past ASNT NDE certifications II and III, NACE, ASM, AWS
Past AWS Certified Welding Inspector, QC-1
Engineering management courses, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code training
Past qualified ASME/AWS/Mil Spec Code Welder in multiple processes
Vendor Selection
Experience in supplier areas, sourcing for materials and welding equipment

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