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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