As part of the OGIC project application process we have our Project Review Panel (PRP) which has members from both industry and academia. Our PRP members undertake technical reviews of project applications seeking OGIC’s support within their specialist area, assessing projects for their level of innovation, novelty and benefit to the oil and gas industry.

PRP members, work on an independent, voluntary basis.

OGIC’s project review panel comprises circa 30 independent technical specialists working across a range of oil and gas disciplines.

Should you be interested in joining our panel, please contact Ernie Lamza on ernie.lamza@ogic.co.uk.

Alan Dobson

Alan Dobson

TechnipFMC

TechnipFMC.com

Alan is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in both academic and industrial research and development.  He holds a PhD in Robotic Actuation and Control and an MSc in Marine Engineering Research and Management.

Currently Senior Manager R&D and Technology with TechnipFMC (formerly Technip), Alan has worked on the development of new technologies for SURF and Subsea Processing System infrastructures and is currently in charge of Umbilical and Cable Research and Technology Governance.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Risers, Umbilicals & Cables, Flexible Technologies and Ancillary Products
  • Analytical Structural Analysis of SURF Technologies
  • Polymer and Metallic High Chrome Alloys Inspection, Testing and Reliability Assessment
  • Nano-technologies and composites
  • Robotics,  Automation and Intelligent Control
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Alan Niven

Alan Niven

ROV Consultant

Alan has been actively involved in the underwater business for over 37 years, having worked with ROV systems in both the commercial and military markets covering all roles that have included full system commissioning, training and offshore operations at a project management level.

A former Project Director of the NATO Submarine Rescue System and Director of Whittaker Engineering Alan is now semi-retired. He is a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and the Society for Underwater Technology.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • ROV Operations and Training
  • ROV Inspection and Integration
  • ROV Interface Tooling and Hydraulic Systems
  • Trenching
  • FPSO Turret Turning Systems
  • Flexible Flowline Inspection and Repair
  • Dive System Communications and Gas Analysis
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Andrew Low

Andrew Low

Intecsea

intecsea.com/

In his position of Global Director Technology, Andrew is responsible for leading technology initiatives for INTECSEA worldwide.  He has around two decades of experience in offshore oil and gas research and development and technical engineering management and has been engaged in multiple offshore developments where innovative engineering solutions were required.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Subsea pipelines, risers and flowlines
  • CRA clad and mechanically lined pipelines
  • Welding, materials and joining technologies
  • Advanced analysis
  • Structural integrity

 

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Andy Leonard

Andy Leonard

Independent Consultant

Andy joined BP with a PhD in geology, working in reservoir description & management before moving into business leadership roles and then into technology (leading global R&D programmes).  Andy left BP in 2013 to consult on subsurface and technology activities mainly for Oil and Gas UK, establishing the UK Oil and Gas Technology Leadership Board.

Andy also teaches training courses and has been awarded an Honorary Professorship by Aberdeen University.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Petroleum geoscience
  • Reservoir description
  • Reservoir characterisation
  • EOR
  • Reservoir management
  • Digital oilfield
  • Production operations
  • Asset management
  • Oil and gas technology overview
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Annabel Green

Annabel Green

Chief Technology Officer

tendeka.com

Annabel has a passion for innovation, collaboration and the challenges of successfully implementing new technologies.  She is currently Chief Technology Officer at Tendeka where she is responsible for a diverse technology portfolio, including sand control, inflow control and intelligent well management.

A mechanical engineer, she started work as Field Engineer for Schlumberger wireline gaining broad experience in operations, conveyancing systems and the gathering and interpretation of petrophysical data.   She then joined Petroline, broadening her experience in wireline and flow control technologies, and following their acquisition by Weatherford focussed on completion technology, and specifically open hole systems.  While there she developed and commercialised several advanced completion systems and worked with multiple disciplines on the integration of downhole technologies, including wellbore clean-up, reservoir monitoring and fluids management systems.

Annabel was drawn to Tendeka by their wireless intelligent completion development programme, and is a firm believer that future technology should provide simplified solutions and improved compatibility with digital management.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Well logging / interventions
  • Sand control
  • Reservoir completions
  • Completion technology
  • Production optimisation
  • Intelligent completions
  • Reservoir monitoring
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Bob Dickson

Bob Dickson

Independent Consultant

Since gaining his degree Bob has worked for over 35 years exclusively in the drilling industry.  His career started in the service sector later progressing to Operators, working his way through drilling engineering to senior well management roles.  Bob has  extensive experience working with semi submersibles, drillships, jack-ups and land rigs in areas such as the North Sea, Middle East, Russia, Norway and  North Africa.  He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Well design, from concept to abandonment
  • Well interventions
  • Drilling and well intervention equipment
  • Drilling fluids
  • Cementing equipment and operations
  • Well heads and Christmas trees

 

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Bruce Swanson

Bruce Swanson

Independent Consultant

Bruce has a 29 year career in Drilling and Completions with BP in senior roles including HPHT Project Manager, Well Technology Manager, Asset Manager and Well Engineering Team Leader for appraise.  His career started in BP’s Sunbury Research Centre focussing on the development and deployment of new technology within the company.

Bruce left BP in 2015 and has set up as an independent consultant working with clients including Oil and Gas UK.

Areas of expertise include HPHT well engineering and field development; asset management; major project appraisal and review, and the application of new technology to wells projects.

He holds BSc and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

PRP relevant experience in:

  • Drilling and completions technology
  • Drilling fluids and drilling hydraulics
  • Drilling information and real-time systems
  • Slim hole drilling technology
  • Casing design
  • Kick detection technology

 

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Caroline Laurenson

Caroline Laurenson

Decommissioning Specialist / Process Engineer

Caroline is a Chartered Chemical Engineer who started her career at Wood Group in 2013 before moving to Genesis.  Most recently Decommissioning Technical Authority at Xodus where she worked on a number of high profile decommissioning projects including the Dunlin A project for Fairfield Energy.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Design of brownfield modifications
  • Process debottlenecking
  • OPEX reduction (MAH, SCE and maintenance rationalisation)
  • Produced water re-injection design and operation
  • Onshore operations support and production optimisation:
    • Operational troubleshooting
    • Increasing operating efficiency of process and utilities
    • Improving energy efficiency
    • Reducing environmental discharges
    • Chemical/equipment trials
  • Decommissioning:
    • Strategy definition and project framing
    • Decommissioning preparations – isolations, supporting systems analysis and cleaning requirements
    • Cost estimating
    • Interface management (wells, topsides, subsea, vendors)
    • Comparative Assessment and Independent Review
    • Collaborative working and knowledge sharing
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Craig Lindsay

Craig Lindsay

Core Specialist Services

core-specialist-services.com/

A geologist by background, Craig has around forty years of experience in the core analysis industry.  After eighteen years working in the lab, Craig joined Helix RDS consultancy in 2002 before founding Core Specialist Services in 2010, a consultancy specialising in the planning, design and management of core based studies.

Craig served as President of the Society of Core Analysts from 2012-13.

Craig is working on an innovation project which previously received funding via OGIC for successful proof of concept testing.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Routine and special core analysis
  • Formation damage analysis
  • General Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
  • Low salinity EOR
  • Coring technology
  • Shale gas
  • Formation evaluation
  • Saturation height modelling
  • Carbonates and carbon capture core studies
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Dave Mackinnon

Dave Mackinnon

Total

total.co.uk/

Dave is currently Head of Technology Innovation within Total UK, actively involved in a range of emerging technologies – robotics, machine learning & new energies.

Originally a Development Engineer with over 24 years of experience in the upstream oil & gas business, he has worked both on and offshore in a range of process engineering roles for both service and operating companies.  Within Total, he has worked in the West of Shetland Lead Development Role, in Paris on international projects including shale gas and deepwater, as well as two years in New Business covering East Africa.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Prospect Evaluations
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Commercial Operations
  • Conceptual Design & Selection
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Manufacturing & Digital Supply Chain
  • Clean Energies
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David Dent

David Dent

IAS Group

www.ias-group.com.au

After serving an engineering apprenticeship in New Zealand, David completed various mining contracts in Australia and Zambia before moving to Aberdeen in 1979.  Circle Offshore was established in 1984 specialising in mixed gas diving systems support.  This evolved into Circle Technical Services expanding into the USA and Australia before acquisition by Proserv in 2005.  David held a number of senior positions before retiring in 2014.

Building on his international sales & marketing expertise, David now works for IAS Group based in Perth Australia assisting them to develop their subsea engineering services business outside of the Asia Pacific region.  He was a director of Decom North Sea for 6 years.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Subsea tooling involved in asset life extension, maintenance and decommissioning.
  • Development of new product lines including water abrasive cutting, friction stud welding, pipe coating removal and dredge systems.
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David Harrison

David Harrison

HRH Geology

hrhgeology.com/

David graduated in geology in 1975 and initially worked offshore as a geologist in the North Sea before moving into management with Gearhart Geodata Services.  Later, as General Manager, SE Asia, he opened and ran Gearhart’s first MWD base in the Far East.

David founded HRH Geology in 1989 to provide operational geology services to the oil industry.  After creating their Gravitas and Winlog software HRH also innovated with the Spectra mass spectrometry system, coupling it with HRH’s GeoPlacer wellsite geologists’ portal to provide a unique wellsite offering to the oil industry.  HRH is active in over 65 countries, deploying software, delivering training and placing geologists in a number of E&P environments.

In 2013 HRH Geology won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, followed by a second award in 2016 both in recognition of exceptional international growth.

David is now Executive Chairman of the company.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Oilfield Geology
  • Business management
  • Technology development
  • Software development

 

 

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Erik-Jan Bijvank

Erik-Jan Bijvank

Stork

stork.com/en/

Throughout his career, Erik-Jan has held a number of senior management positions, focusing on project and contract management, business development and driving international expansion in Chemical and Oil & Gas markets.  Currently Vice President UK, Africa, Middle East, Australia & New Zealand for Stork, Erik-Jan is responsible for the management and support of the organisation, creating value adding business opportunities and developing the value proposition for major oil & gas operators and service companies in Stork’s target markets.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Asset Integrity
  • Late Life Extension
  • Decommissioning
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Gordon Drummond

Gordon Drummond

Subsea 7

subsea7.com

Gordon has been involved in the subsea sector since 1994 initially offshore on diving vessels and latterly in an engineering capacity.  Gordon has a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering and his PhD focussed on the “Condition Monitoring Strategies and Techniques for Static Plant” published in 2004.  This was the outcome of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme between Imes Group and Robert Gordon University.

Gordon is Subsea 7’s Global Technology Manager and administers their technology budget and process, sponsoring the good ideas that take the company forward in emerging markets of deeper water, more hostile environments and more aggressive (high pressure/high temperature, corrosive) production fluids.  He has recently expanded his role into Corporate Venture Capital activities, seeking relevant investment opportunities that benefit Subsea 7’s business.

He is a member of the Institute of Directors and a Chartered Engineer.  Gordon completed 3 years as Project Director for the National Subsea Research Initiative, the technology arm of Subsea UK, a body specialising in the support for developmental activities in the subsea arena.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • All aspects of subsea, umbilical, riser and flowlines (SURF) technologies and equipment
  • All aspects of SURF design, construction and installation
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Iain Steel

Iain Steel

Robert Gordon University

rgu.ac.uk/

Professor Steel has been Head of the School of Engineering at The Robert Gordon University (RGU) since 2007.

He was previously Academic Head of Mechanical Engineering and Senior Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, where he worked since completing his PhD, in 1991. Professor Steel has a strong research background in monitoring and diagnostics using novel applications of acoustic emission.  His work has involved extensive collaboration with industry from across Europe for applications to reciprocating machines and in particular monitoring and management of power generating engines.  Recent work included Sand monitoring using Acoustic Emission and Optimisation of offshore wind turbine maintenance.

He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Acoustics, vibration transmission and acoustic emission
  • Machine condition monitoring maintenance and management using novel sensor systems
  • Machine Dynamics
  • Mechanical Engineering
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Ian Hindmarsh

Ian Hindmarsh

TechnipFMC

technipfmc.com

Ian is an experienced manager with a demonstrated successful history of working in the energy industry for operators, tier one contractors and service companies.

Skilled in Business Process, IT Service Management, IT Strategy and Business Transformation, Ian is a graduate of the Open University with a BSc (Hons) majoring in Environmental Management and obtaining a Diploma in Pollution Control.

Currently a Senior IT Manager for Subsea Operational Assets, Ian has also worked on significant projects in support of drilling, construction, hook up and offshore wind activities.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Operational reporting
  • Remote communications & remote support (satellite)
  • High precision positioning (DGPS)
  • Remote access and cybersecurity
  • Asset management and maintenance
  • Pipe fabrication systems
  • Data management and business intelligence reporting
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Software development
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Jacco Huipen

Jacco Huipen

Independent Consultant

Jacco has over 20 years’ experience with operators and major service companies in both engineering and commercial management roles.  He entered the oil & gas industry with an international business degree and then went on to develop his technical expertise.

Jacco has an MSc in Oil & Gas engineering from Robert Gordon University, is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology.  He is currently responsible for the integrity and production availability of EnQuest’s Pipelines and Subsea Controls.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Subsea Construction & IRM
  • ROV/diver intervention
  • Commissioning
  • Asset integrity – topsides and subsea
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James Hailstones

James Hailstones

Attolo

www.attoloconsultancy.co

Initially active in the subsea survey, inspection and positioning sector as a Survey Engineer with Udi Group in Aberdeen; later with Racal Survey in USA for mainly government and military underwater projects. From 2012, General Manager at Caledonian Geotech (part of Specialist Subsea Services), and later in business development with Autonomous Surface Vehicles.

Currently co-owner of Attolo providing Management Consultancy and Corporate Marketing & Events.

Holds a BA in Business Management, is a Project Management Professional and member of the Chartered Management Institute.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Hydrographic & Geophysical Surveying
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • ROV based inspections
  • Underwater & Surface Positioning
  • Autonomous Underwater & Autonomous Surface Vehicles
  • Sonar, Acoustics, LIDAR and GNSS
  • Data Management & Data Processing flows.

 

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Jeremy Cutler

Jeremy Cutler

Total

total.no/en

Jeremy joined the upstream oil and gas industry in 1985 working for BP Exploration as a Petroleum Engineer in technical and business roles in Aberdeen , Norway and London. In 1991 he joined TOTAL where he has spent the last 26 years in various development and project assignments in Aberdeen, France, Thailand and Norway. This work included the management of the development studies for Total’s deepwater AKPO FPSO and subsea facilities offshore Nigeria as well as the recent Laggan-Tormore West of Shetland long distance subsea tie-back to the Shetland Gas Plant.

Later roles have taken him into the area of Technology Innovation and, after a spell at Total’s Geoscience and Research Centre in Aberdeen, he has recently moved to Norway as the Research & Development Department Manager.

Jeremy is a non-executive director on the board of the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.

PRP relevant expertise in :

  • Project management.
  • Field development planning and economic evaluation.
  • Deepwater and subsea technology.
  • Technology innovation and development.
  • Marginal field development.

 

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John Harris

John Harris

Energy Harvest

A leader and company builder with almost 4 decades of oil & gas industry experience. Initially with Schlumberger Wireline in technical and operational leadership positions, established Read Well Services in 1990, developing new seismic and cased hole technology to exploit a niche in the market. John served as VP of Transocean, involved in drilling and well services and in 1997 became a partner in the subsurface consultancy, RDS. Appointed President of Baker Hughes’ reservoir based activity in 2009 and subsequently President of Gaffney, Cline & Associates.

John has a BSc in Engineering Science and is a long term member of the SPE, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Institute of Directors.

PRP relevant experience in:

  • Open and cased hole logging tools & technology
  • Reservoir characterisation
  • Perforating systems
  • P&A systems and techniques
  • Coiled tubing drilling systems
  • Digital oilfield
  • Borehole seismic systems
  • Shale technology
  • Marginal field development
  • Production optimisation
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Kevin Coll

Kevin Coll

Solab

solab.co.uk/

onboardtracker.com/

Kevin is Managing Director of Solab, an Aberdeen based IT services company specialising in IT support, training and software development, having set the company up over 26 years ago.

Kevin is also the Founder of Onboard Tracker, a SaaS software platform which is now recording personnel logistics, crewing, training and offshore competence for people attending more than 50% of the manned rigs in the UKCS and in over 30 countries

A highly experienced IT professional certified by Microsoft, VMware and CISCO, Kevin’s key strengths are Management, Operations, Business Process Analysis, Sales and Marketing.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Software
  • Databases
  • Agile methodology
  • Crewing operations
  • Competence
  • Training & Certification
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Kim Lees

Kim Lees

Total

total.co.uk/

Kim is a Development Engineer with Total, and has been working within an operating environment in the upstream oil & gas industry since 1993.  She has worked in Aberdeen, the Netherlands and in France; and her background includes roles in production engineering, operations (offshore & onshore terminals), hydrocarbon accounting, engineering management, projects (FPSO facilities management) & business development.

She is currently Commercial and Development Leader for Total’s Northern North Sea asset, focusing on late life asset strategy.

Kim is a Chartered Member of the IChemE, with a BEng in Chemical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, and a General Management Programme award from Cranfield University in Business & Leadership.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Process & facilities design
  • Process engineering
  • Production operations
  • Multiphase flow
  • Hydrate management
  • Production optimisation
  • Production data management and reporting
  • Asset integrity
  • Asset life extension
  • Field development
  • Project economic evaluations
  • Asset late life planning
  • Decommissioning
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Mark Brinsden

Mark Brinsden

Shell

shell.co.uk/

Mark is a Principal Technical Expert for Shell’s global business, with a focus on delivering well performance.  With a BSc from Edinburgh University he has around 4 decades of oil & gas industry experience, and is currently supporting Shell Global Assets in delivering optimal inflow performance, especially from the more complex reservoirs.

A Fellow of the Energy Institute, he chairs API RP 19B, and is President/Founder of the International Perforating Forum (www.perforators.org).  Mark is chairman of the SPE Energy Information Committee, an SPE Aberdeen Board Member and SPE Associate Editor – Drilling & Completions.  Mark is an inventor and patent holder and is working with multiple partners to develop energetic technologies.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Well completions, interventions, stimulations, abandonment and construction.
  • Composite materials in downhole applications.
  • Novel material applications.
  • Wireless communications in well.
  • Reservoir sensor and imaging technology.
  • Application of energetics in perforating, well stimulation and P&A applications.

“My passion is innovation and I am keen to support innovators!”

 

 

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Martin Doig

Martin Doig

Independent Consultant

Martin has over 30 years’ experience in well construction, drilling and completion technologies.  He has held significant operational and development roles with several service companies and operators.  He has been instrumental in the development and market entry of products and services in the fields of drilling, production, completion and environmental remediation for applications in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America.

Martin fully understands the need for clear commercialisation plans within technology development strategy.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Well design, from concept to abandonment
  • Well delivery, technology and process improvements
  • Drilling and well intervention equipment
  • Directional planning and delivery
  • Drilling fluids
  • Completion technologies
  • Solids & liquids remediation technologies
  • Cementing equipment and operations
  • Well heads and Christmas trees

 

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Michael Affleck

Michael Affleck

Aramco Overseas

aramcooverseas.com/

Mike has 25 years of drilling, logging and intervention experience associated with technology conception, engineering, manufacture and market introduction.

Initially a wireline engineer followed by responsibilities for the specification, design and function of surface drilling equipment and integrated systems (rigs). Worked for Welltec on intervention robotics and @balance facilitating the introduction of Automated Managed Pressure Drilling Systems which are now a widely used service through Schlumberger.

Currently a Senior Research Engineer in the Drilling Technology Team for Aramco’s Advanced Research Center in Aberdeen.

A Mechanical Engineer and IMechE and SPE Member, Mike has originated multiple technical publications / presentations and international patents pending related to well control, drilling and completions.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Drilling – surface and downhole technologies, including mechanisation / automation for increased safety and efficiency, well control, human factors, managed pressure and underbalanced drilling techniques.
  • Intervention technologies, including robotic type systems and coiled tubing drilling.

Favourite quote related to work: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

 

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Nigel Jenkins

Nigel Jenkins

Independent Consultant

A Self Employed experienced and versatile B2B, strategy, general management, sales & marketing, decommissioning, manufacturing, engineering and contracting management consultant.

As a qualified mechanical engineer Nigel brings expertise and learning from senior leadership positions with Corning, Amec, Aecom and KDC.  Latterly CEO of Decom North Sea and now undertaking various consultancy engagements in the oil & gas and related markets.

International sector experience in nuclear, oil gas & power, decommissioning, pharma, energy & utilities, water, waste, telecoms.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Innovation & technology commercialisation,
  • Decommissioning
  • Manufacturing
  • Water treatment
  • Waste management
  • Energy
  • Telecommunications

 

 

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Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft

Core Specialist Services

core-specialist-services.com/

Richard has over 30 years of experience in the core analysis industry.  He spent his first 25 years working in laboratories, most recently as the Special Core Analysis (SCAL) lab supervisor for Core Laboratories based in Aberdeen.  In 2013 Richard joined Core Specialist Services, a consultancy specialising in the planning, design and management of core based studies.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Core analysis (routine and SCAL)
  • Formation damage analysis
  • General Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
  • Low salinity EOR
  • Laboratory QA/QC
  • Core flood simulation
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Richard Neilson

Richard Neilson

University of Aberdeen

abdn.ac.uk/

Richard has a mechanical engineering background, with extensive experience of applied research and working with the oil and gas sector through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and joint industry projects.

He has also published extensively on modelling dynamic systems, non-linear dynamics and vibration and in the application of these areas along with design to solve industrial problems.

His recent work has focused around novel methods for underwater cutting and lifting for the decommissioning of offshore structures.

Richard was one of the instigators of, and now lectures on, the world’s first and only Master’s degree in decommissioning oil rigs, platforms and offshore structures launched by the University of Aberdeen in 2017.

Richard has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Biomedical Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering all from the University of Dundee.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Underwater cutting
  • Underwater lifting
  • Decommissioning
  • Dynamics and vibration
  • Mechanical Engineering
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Richard Woodhouse

Richard Woodhouse

Dundas Consultants

dundasconsultants.com/

A Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, a petroleum economist and manager with over 20 years oil and gas experience gained in consultancy companies and operating companies (mainly Shell), Richard has held increasingly senior management roles since 2006, but throughout, has continued to spend the majority of his time carrying out technical work and originating project deliverables.  Richard also has experience of managing large studies and complex projects.

Combining engineering and project management with petroleum economics gives Richard a strong bottom line focus and he is consistently able to identify and capitalise on opportunities to create value.  Richard founded Dundas Consultants in September 2011 which he has grown to 20 staff at its peak, with 40 E&P company customers and cumulative revenue of £9 million.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Process and facilities design
  • Multiphase flow
  • Process simulation and optimisation
  • Field development
  • Subsea engineering
  • Production chemistry

 

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Scott Gauld

Scott Gauld

Independent Consultant

Scott has over 30 years’ upstream oil and gas industry experience working in a wide range of business management roles in topside, subsea & subsurface operational areas, and manufacturing and aftermarket disciplines.  Starting in well testing, DST and wireline he progressed to subsea and surface production and pressure control equipment.  Subsequently involved in manufacturing and aftermarket processes, including set up and general management of facilities.

Scott has wide business experience including in sales & marketing and business development and has lived and worked in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Drilling, well testing, DST & Wireline operations
  • Subsea & surface well head installation and abandonment
  • Subsea & surface Xmas tree installation, intervention and abandonment
  • Well completions, down-hole monitoring, interventions and tooling
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Sean Huff

Sean Huff

James Fisher and Sons

james-fisher.com

Sean is a former military diver for the U.S. Navy, economic consultant with Nathan Associates, Foreign Service officer with the U.S. State Department, focused on business growth and inward investment, and operations director of a technology company in Aberdeen (R2S).  He has 20 years of experience in international project and programme management in various nations including Russia, Albania and Indonesia.

His expertise includes technical leadership, operations and financial management, and strategic planning.

Currently Sean is the Digital Systems Director for James Fisher and Sons plc, overseeing the strategic development of bespoke digital applications in nuclear, defence, marine, oil and gas, renewable, construction, and infrastructure markets around the world.

Sean has an MA in Geography and Chinese, was a U.S. Navy diver and has qualifications in programme and project management.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Bespoke digital systems
  • Software development and deployment
  • Subsea/diving technology
  • Operations management
  • Asset management
  • Surveying, visualisation
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Sebastian Geiger

Sebastian Geiger

Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University

hw.ac.uk/ipe

Professor Sebastian Geiger is the Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) at Heriot-Watt University.  As the Energi Simulation Chair for Carbonate Reservoir Simulation, he also leads the Carbonate Reservoir Group at IPE, serves as the co-director of the International Centre for Carbonate Reservoirs, and frequently provides consulting and CPD training for the energy industry.  Sebastian received a PhD degree from ETH Zurich in 2004 and an MSc degree from Oregon State University in 2000.  He is a co-editor for Petroleum Geoscience and Transport in Porous Media, and served on numerous technical committees for EAGE and SPE.  In 2017, he received the Alfred Wegener Award from the EAGE for his pioneering research.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Reservoir modelling
  • Reservoir characterisation
  • Reservoir simulation
  • Reservoir engineering
  • Fractured reservoirs
  • Upscaling multi-phase flow processes in (fractured) carbonate reservoirs
  • Digital rock physics
  • Fundamentals of multi-phase flow in porous media
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Stephen Booth

Stephen Booth

Crondall Energy Subsea

crondall-energy.com/

Stephen has 30 years’ experience in pipeline and subsea engineering working with a subsea design company, an EPC installation contractor, an operator and two specialist subsea engineering consultancies.  His technical experience covers the complete oil & gas facilities lifecycle from first concepts to operations and decommissioning.  His main focus is in early (pre-sanction) field development engineering working directly for an operator and as a specialist consultant.

He has been closely involved in the development of new technologies for both oil and gas pipelines and in a radical technology for the maintenance of large wind turbines.

Stephen is a former Joint Managing Director of Andrew Palmer & Associates and MD of Boreas Consultants.  He is currently MD of Crondall Energy Subsea.

Stephen holds a Master’s degree in Offshore Engineering from Cranfield University.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Pre-sanction field development engineering
  • Pipeline and subsea engineering
  • Operations
  • Verification
  • Decommissioning
  • New technology development

 

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Steve Jewell

Steve Jewell

 

Well Decom

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Steve has spent most of his 30 year career in senior management and board level roles within operator companies.  These have included Area Asset Manager for four major North Sea fields, Global Head of Drilling and Well Technology for a mid­cap multinational and founder and COO of a leading European unconventional gas operator.

Steve holds a BEng in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield and is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals.  He is also a member of both the Institute of Directors and the international Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Steve’s background is in all aspects of Well Construction (drilling, completions, workovers and abandonment) and Subsurface (geoscience, reservoir engineering, production engineering).  He has also spent 10 years working in unconventional resources (coal bed methane, shale gas and tight gas) and CO2 storage.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Well Construction
  • Subsurface
  • Unconventionals
  • CO2 storage
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Steve Paterson

Steve Paterson

Arbeadie Consultants

Over 36 years experience in the oil and gas industry mostly with Shell with last position as Principal Technical Expert for Upstream Materials. Primarily involved in materials, corrosion, welding, inspection and integrity management. Experienced in oil & gas production, refining, chemicals, and R&D sectors and worked in UK, Netherlands, Norway and Malaysia.

Currently independent materials & corrosion adviser and director of Arbeadie Consultants based in Banchory.

Holds Ph.D and B.Sc (Eng) in Metallurgy from Imperial College London and is a Chartered Engineer, Professional Member IOM3, Senior Member of TWI, and Member of Institute of Corrosion. Chair of Imperial College Materials external advisory panel. Previously chair of EFC Oil & Gas working party.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Materials selection and application
  • Materials technology
  • Corrosion engineering
  • Welding and inspection technology
  • Integrity management
  • Coatings and fabric maintenance
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Subsea engineering
  • Pipeline integrity
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Stuart Heggie

Stuart Heggie

Independent Decommissioning Consultant

In Stuart’s most recent role, he was responsible for decommissioning and abandonment strategy, operations planning, decommissioning engineering, peer review work and cost analysis. He has 28 years experience in working on oil & gas installations and decommissioning projects and has carried out decommissioning studies and work on installations in the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Canada, Malaysia to name but a few, and the UK.

Stuart Heggie has also given a number of private training courses to Oil Operators on all aspects of decommissioning in China.

 

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