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Marine Terminal Technical and Safety Engineering Expert

Technical Consultant #2187


  • Distinguished Engineer recognized for the many contributions to the marine terminal engineering industry.
  • Develop industry standards, including the most recent edition of the widely used
  • International Safety Guide for Oil Terminals and Tankers (ISGOTT).
  • Front End Engineering (FEED) export terminal project management and technical support.
  • Detailed design, fabrication and commissioning of a tanker loading system, which is the largest fixed tower single point mooring ever built, weighing over 3000 tons.
  • Marine and terminal technical safety audits.
  • Marine equipment and planning feasibility studies.


Undisclosed Company, Senior Advisor, Present

  • Supplying marine engineering, consulting, training and audits for domestic and international sites.

Exxon Neftgas Limited, Design and Fabrication Advisor

  • Oversee design, fabrication commissioning, through start-up to completion.
  • Responsible for the management of a $34 million contract with Bluewater Energy Services design and fabricate a unique first of its kind fixed tower SPM for loading tankers in ice-covered waters at De-Dastri.
  • Resident Manager at Bluewater's Netherlands home office for detailed engineering phase completed on schedule and within budget.
  • Resident Manager at Bluewater's Korean fabricator's yard (Hyuandai Heavy Industries) for SPM fabrication and load out, completed on schedule and within budget
  • Owner's 'supervising representative for installation and commissioning in Chikhacheva Bay, De-Kastri, Russia.
  • Resident Sakhalin-1 EPC-2 Marine Manager for commissioning SPM.

Export Terminal Engineering Lead

  • Manager of Sakhalin-I's London Engineering Office, including all technical and administrative matters.
  • Responsibility for overall management of cost and schedule for $25 million reimbursable engineering contract covering phase 1 engineering of onshore terminal facilities, subsea loading line, offshore tanker leading system, and small boat service harbor.
  • Supervision of ExxonMobil, London SakhaIin - 1 Project Management Team.
  • Supervision of input from ExxonMobile home office functional support engineers.
  • Management of Prime Contractor (Nippon Steel) PMT and Subcontractor (John Brown Hydrocarbons) design team of approximately 100 engineers covering all technical disciplines.
  • Completed base terminal phase 1, detailed engineering and subsea loading line and SPM invitation to tender engineering on schedule and within budget.

Marine Transportation and Expert Terminal FEED Lead

  • Responsible for managing feasibility planning for tanker expert through ice bound waters of Russia's Far East Tartar Strait, conducted by Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Design Institute under contract to ExxonMobile.
  • Developed and managed a $5 million winter tanker trail in the Tartar Strait, including hull instrumentation modifications to a Russian Aframax tanker to measure ice loads underway to prove feasibility of tanker export from Russia during winter ice conditions.
  • Responsible for leading export terminal front engineering studies (FEED) conducted by Han Pardon Associates under contract to Exxon.

Exxon Research and Engineering Company

Senior Company Marine Terminal Engineer

  • Team Lead for four marine and terminal technical and safety audits.
  • Technical monitoring and sign off on ongoing in-house engineering and design studies including the Marine
  • Terminal Berth Operations Course.
  • Responsible for supervision of career development and mentoring of new hire Exxon Marine terminal engineering specialists.
  • Served as Secretary of Exxon Terminal Advisory Committee.
  • Author of Exxon Marine Terminal Survey Guidelines.

Marine Terminal Engineering Group Head

  • Project Engineer: Santa Ynez Offshore Loading Expansion Project Screening Studies and Natuna LNG Grassroots Marine Terminal and Breakwater Screening Studies.
  • One year loan assignment Ju'aynah SPM Terminal Technician Advisor, at Saudia Aranco.

Marine Terminal Engineering Specialist

  • Project Engineer: Santa Ynez SALM design specifications and tanker modifications, Singapore SPM submarine pipeline field repair, Okinawa SALM overhaul, and Libya bow tower and filed inspection and assessment.

Esso Engineering (Europe) Limited

Marine Terminal Engineering Specialist

  • Fife Ethylene LPG marine terminal start-up advisor.

Fawley Marine Terminal automation screening study.

  • Special safety studies for North Sea offshore ship loading operations.
  • Complete project services from screen through start-up for cargo transfer upgrading projects at six European marine terminals.
  • Technical member of 15 Marine terminal technical safety audits.
  • Team lead for eight terminal technical and safety audits.
  • Instructor for marine terminal engineering course.
  • Served as Secretary of Exxon European Marine Terminal Manager's Committee and Secretary of Exxon European Marine Terminal Research and Development Advisory Committee.

ExxonMobile Consulting Services


Operability Improvement Study-Egypt

  • Evaluated potential equipment improvements and procedural changes to allow marine terminal operations to continue to increased sea states.

Marine Terminal Upgrading-Italy

  • Served as consulting project engineer for screening studies, specifications, design, fabrication, installation, and commissioning of new marine loading arms for a four-berth marine terminal.

Deep Water Port Study-U.S. Department of Transportation

  • Joint Author of "Guidelines for Deepwater Port Single Point Mooring Design". U.S. Coast Guard Report.
  • Tanker Loading System Modifications
  • Served as consulting project engineer for the design, fabrication installation and commissioning of special bow loading systems for tankers intended to load at the Thistle SPM (North Sea).

Honors & Publications


  • Served as Exxon's representative on a variety of Oil Company International Marine Forum (OCIMF) committees and ad hoc task forces (1983 - 2002)
  • Awarded the title of Distinguished Engineering Associate in recognition of the many contributions to marine terminal engineering industry

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Ports and Terminals Committee-Chair
  • Western Terminal Forum-Chair
  • European Easter Terminal Forum


  • Awarded the title of Distinguished Engineering Associate in recognition of the many contributions to marine terminal engineering industry


  • Author of numerous educational text and international guidelines and instructional manuals.


  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Purdue University, Lafayette IN
  • M.S. Ocean Engineering, Steven's Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
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