The Team


  • P.E. expert in integrity and risk management with 25+ years of providing solutions for Upstream and Midstream assets (wells, well sites, processing facilities, and pipelines).
  • Have led noteworthy and complex incident investigations with severe HSE, legal, and regulatory consequences (pipeline ruptures, facility fires, well integrity, and other major incidents).
  • Industry instructor In-Line Inspection, Integrity Management (IM), and Compliance training courses.
  • Development and implementation of CFR 49 Parts 192 and 195 pipeline regulatory compliance programs.
  • Recognized industry instructor of In-Line Inspection, Integrity Management (IM), and Compliance training courses.
  • Direct experience with development and implementation of IM programs for large-scale global subsea/offshore and onshore operations.
  • Responsible for governance and development of standards, codes, and practices including internal company documents and external representation on API Subcommittee Inspection & Mechanical Integrity (API 510, 570, 572, 573, 574, 576, 577, 578, 580, 581, 583, 584, 585, 586).
  • Technical and team leadership roles with professional integrity management staff, site line operations, industry committees, and outside NGOs.
  • Experience includes on‐site O&M leadership and integrity roles with full financial and HSE performance accountability.
  • Development of Greenfield/Brownfield strategies for remote operations including application of robotics, permanently installed sensors, predictive analytics, automation, modular maintenance, and inherently safe designs.

Professional Experience

2021 to present

  • Integrity & Emission Reduction Partners LLC, VP Integrity, Risk Management & Litigation Support, Houston, TX

2014 to 2020

  • bp PLC, Director Inspection, Testing & Commissioning, Houston, TX.

2007 to 2014

  • bp PLC, Integrity Manager, North American Gas, Houston, TX.

2003 to 2006

  • bp PLC, Operations Engineering Authority, North American Gas, Houston, TX.

2000 to 2002

  • bp PLC, Operations & Integrity Advisor, North American Gas, Houston, TX.

1997 to 2000

  • ARCO Alaska Inc., Operations Superintendent, Prudhoe Bay, AK

1995 to 1997

  • ARCO Alaska Inc., Maintenance Supervisor, Prudhoe Bay, AK

1994 to 1995

  • ARCO Alaska Inc., Drill Site Supervisor, Prudhoe Bay, AK

1990 to 1994

  • ARCO Alaska Inc., Sr. Corrosion/Materials Engineer, Prudhoe Bay, AK

1985 to 1990

  • ARCO Production Co., Corrosion/Materials Engineer, Plano, TX

Example recent of delivery and achievements

  • Full‐scale global deployment of non‐intrusive inspection program for pressure vessel integrity endorsement across Upstream that delivered $500 million in operations cash and eliminated over 600 confined space entries over a 3-year period.
  • Reduced onshore buried piping leaks over a 7-year period from 400 per year to 35 to 40 annually by implementation of a long-term IM program (included full‐scale computerized risk model and Geographic Information System).
  • Developed a rapid consequence modelling methodology for integrity prioritization of well sites that identified over 95% of sites as low consequence which allowed limited to no spend on IM programs.
  • Developed and implemented:
    • Onshore and offshore HAZMAT security plan for 25,000 plus well sites and major PSM processing facilities.
    • DOT pipeline compliance programs for 192/195 gathering and transmission lines.
  • Led incident investigation of ground disturbance incidents and major revision of company practice that reduced line strike incidents by 75%.
  • Optimized ASME Section VIII pressure vessel compliance initiatives across several code and non-code states that resulted in multimillion dollar savings.
  • Delivered the following bp first-ever innovations:
    • Practice for global implementation of Unmanned Aerial Systems for integrity, security, and cornerstone of top-down emissions monitoring strategy.
    • Utilization of x-ray back-scatter defence industry technology for detection of wet insulation.
    • In‐service robotic (ROV) internal inspection of Crude Oil Storage and condensate tanks in Azerbaijan that eliminated removal from service.
    • Deployment of Gecko rapid robotic scanner at BPX leading to 300% reduction in pressure vessel scanning productivity.
  • Co-led with Supply Chain Management development of global contracting strategy that optimized topsides inspection resulting in a 35% improvement in efficiencies.
  • Delivery of revolutionary bp practice that provided alternatives to costly pre-service wall thickness (UT) measurement (baselining) which yielded a cost savings of $700K to $1 million per major project.

Education & Professional Development

  • M.S. Management & Administrative Science, University of Texas-Dallas, 1989
  • B. S. Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology. 1984
  • Clarion Technical
    • Deepwater Riser Engineering. April 2011
    • Subsea Production Systems Engineering, November 2010 Subsea Pipeline Engineering, November 2009
  • API580/581 Risk Based Inspection
  • State of Texas : Professional Engineer
  • NACE International
    • Corrosion Specialist
    • Cathodic Protection Specialist