Year of birth:      1957                                                      Nationality:        British. 




       Offshore oil industry geotechnics since 1980

       Investigations for umbilicals and pipelines

       Onshore and nearshore petrochemical projects

       Geophysical and ROV surveys

       Worldwide experience

       Pile installation and dynamic pile testing

       Management and supervision of geotechnical investigations

       Supervision of research projects

       Data interpretation including geophysics

       Consultancy for a warranty surveyor & Certifier

       Foundation designs for piled and gravity based structures

       Project engineering on an FPSO project

       Foundation designs for subsea structures and pipelines

       Project engineering for a gravity base structure

       Foundation assessments for jack-up units

       Foundation assessments for anchored systems

       Specific BP training received in STOP and Advanced Safety auditing

       Pipeline engineering including stability &  trenching

       Grouting and swaged pile to sleeve connections

       Continuous focus on HSE aspects since undergraduate studies in late 1970s

       Scour protection systems

       Seismic design including soil liquefaction

       Contract documents: Specifications, contractor selection, tendering and evaluation

       Platform site geotechnical studies

       Familiar with Turbocad and AutoCAD

       Offshore client representative role technical QC, engineering, commercial, HSE, basic positioning

       User of MS applications including Outlook, Excel, Word, Project, Visio, PowerPoint, Front Page, Access.

       Investigations for piled & gravity based structures

       Investigations for jack-up & semi-sub units

       Experienced in document creation using Adobe Acrobat

       Deepwater investigations using PCPT & long piston cores

       General understanding of offshore positioning and DP systems


Education & Professional Qualifications


University of Surrey, BSc Civil Engineering, First Class Honours (four year sandwich course)



Imperial College of Science and Technology, London,

MSc Engineering Rock Mechanics



City University, London, MBA in Engineering Management



Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers


Employment History



1999 - Date

Contract geotechnical engineering assignments with Operators for consultancy, project management and supervision of geotechnical investigations; and review work for London Offshore Consultants, Lloyds Register and MWaves.


1993 1998

Contract assignments with designers & installers: John Brown E&C, AMEC Engineering, Brown & Root and Kvaerner Oil & Gas, Rockwater; and review work for London Offshore Consultants. Short assignments for operators supervising geotechnical investigations.


1988 - 1992

BP Engineering, London, Contract Geotechnical Engineer


1984 - 1988

Shell UK Exploration and Production, London, Geotechnical Engineer


1980 1984

Shell Research B.V., The Netherlands, Research Engineer


1977 - 1978

Kent County Council, Kent, Industrial training year



Contact Details:





Tel:       +44 (0)1892 835937

Mobile: +44 (0)7766 714195



Kent, Great Britain




Available for office or offshore or onshore field based work, worldwide. Short term assignments generally preferred.


Countries worked in (offshore, office or site) for short periods:


USA (Houston & GOM), Nigeria, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Libya, Abu Dhabi, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Russia (Sakhalin Island), Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway


Offshore working:


Survival Course Certificate:


3 Day OLF Refresher valid until February 2013


Offshore Medical certificate


Norwegian Certificate valid until March 2012


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