- Upstream oil and gas
- Subsea risers and conductors
- Exploration and production
- Rigid and flexible pipe
- Fixed and floating platforms
- Offshore dynamic structures
- Extreme and fatigue response
- Integrity management
- Risk assessment
I have over 15 years' experience in engineering consultancy, working with clients across the world, including many of the major oil and gas operators.
My specialist technical area is subsea riser and conductor engineering for the offshore oil and gas industry. I have experience with all types of drilling and production riser, including fixed and floating systems, shallow and deep water, and rigid and flexible pipe. Like any offshore structure, a subsea riser must be designed to safely meet operational requirements over its design life, with little or no intervention. This requires a good understanding of how the system will respond to the complex and harsh environmental conditions, supported by a robust evaluation of risks, and through-life integrity management.
My core skills lie in analytical work, (including finite element analysis, structural design, and fatigue assessment), and associated concept selection and project management. However, analytical work is meaningless without a practical application, and I recognise the importance of producing results that can be understood and used by the end customer. Hence I develop strong working relationships with my colleagues and clients, working collaboratively to achieve successful outcomes.
I am increasingly broadening my experience in wider areas of offshore engineering. With the increasing drive towards ‘Net Zero’, and a growing trend towards offshore renewable energy sources such as floating wind, there are valuable lessons to be learned by combining experience from the oil & gas industry, with the new challenges posed by offshore renewables. I am excited to get involved and use my experience to support this transition.
Within Frazer-Nash, I can draw on support from a large pool of engineering resources with diverse expertise. This allows me to combine my domain knowledge of subsea engineering, with the sharpest minds in various engineering disciplines, delivering results based on engineering best practice from across multiple safety-critical industries.
I am an active member of the IMechE's Upstream Oil and Gas Committee, which promotes technical learning and knowledge sharing within the sector. I am a Fellow of the IMechE and am engaged with the Institution's efforts to increase its reach to Young Members. I am also a chartered manager with the CMI. I believe that effective management of people and relationships is critical to achieving a successful engineering outcome.