Principal Engineer with 27 years Oil & Gas experience (both offshore & onshore, and also onshore Petro-Chemical).
Responsible for a team of controls engineers looking after all ConocoPhillips & Britannia operational assets, and Technical Authority input to on-going capital projects.
Practical knowledge of Electrical, Instrumentation & Subsea Controls, including Electro-Hydraulic Umbilicals, EPU’s, HPU’s, MCS, DCS & Subsea / Topside Interfaces.
Practical experience of extending the life of existing topsides systems by deploying the power of VMware to replace legacy topsides systems on state of the art modern hardware.
Complete understanding of entire production system, from downhole completion to product export.
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Specialties: Delivering innovative and bespoke solutions to controls issues / problems, both for the Oil & Gas Subsea Sector and for Renewables.
Part of the group which assisted IMCA with the new D 045 Safe Use of Electricity Underwater Guidelines. On behalf of several Operators and Contractors developed a process of how to quantify when it is safe for divers to work adjacent to live electrical systems.