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David Brookes has over 45 years Industry Experience with over 30 years in Offshore Oil and Gas. He started with Esso UK in Refining, after spells in onshore pipelines and equipment he spent 8 years in international mining engineering with Selection Trust. He joined BP in 1980 and spent time on Subsea and Multiphase Pipelines and Chemical Plants. Since 1990 he has been in Subsea and Floating Systems Engineering Inc Subsea Project Manager for the Foinaven Development WoS and since 1998 in a variety of Senior Leadership roles in R&D, Technical and Discipline Engineering in the Central Engineering functions. In 2006 he became BP’s first Chief Engineer for Subsea and Floating Systems and participated in many of the key strategic decision for offshore investments setting the company strategy for subsea technical standards especially in reliability. He was responsible for the stewardship and development of the expanding workforce in subsea and related areas. He retired in 2015 from a Senior Consultant role to form his own specialist consulting company St Jules Ltd. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Past President and Hon. Fellow of the SUT. He was Chairman of the DOT Conference in New Orleans and Co-Chair of the OTC Brazil in 2011. He has a number of Industry awards inc Subsea UK 2009 Engineer of the Year Award and SUT Presidents award in 2013.
Senior cable specialist - Energinet.dk
Rasmus Aabye Olsen obtained a degree as a B.Sc. in Physics and Nanotechnology in 2008 and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2010 from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Thereafter he pursued a PhD degree, in a collaboration project between DTU and Energinet.dk (the Danish TSO), which he obtained in 2014. The topic of the PhD project was dimensioning and operating high voltage cables and transmission systems with high cable-to-overhead line ratios, based on real time electrical and thermal calculations. After finishing his PhD, Rasmus went to nkt cables as a cable design engineer and cable specialist, focussing on designing optimised underground cable systems. Rasmus is now back with Energinet.dk as a high voltage cable specialist, where the most important task is to assist the cable projects with technical expertise within cable engineering. Among other projects, Rasmus is involved with the 350 km submarine HVDC COBRA cable to the Netherlands and the grid connection of the 600 MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farms. Rasmus’ primary areas of expertise are within the theoretical aspects of HV cable engineering, however always with the focus that what is theoretically developed should be practically implementable.
In addition to its on-shore Gas and Electricity transmission and distribution interests, National Grid’s portfolio of businesses includes the Britned and IFA Interconnectors, Western Link, NEMO and NSN Interconnectors which are under construction; and IFA2 and Viking which are at advanced stages of development. The National Grid portfolio includes Europe’s largest LNG importation (Grain) and 3 metering businesses. Steve Adams is the Head of Commercial for this growing portfolio, and is a member of numerous company boards. Previous positions include Programme Manager and Company Secretary for the Western HVDC Link (2009-2015) and Senior Negotiator on the Bacton – Zeebruge Gas Interconnector project (1996-1998). Steve is a Prince2 Project Manager and has an MBA with Distinction from Warwick University, England where he studied the application of Game Theory to HVDC markets. Steve also holds an MA in Marketing where he studied entry barriers in regulated markets. National Grid has completed a number of world first’s in the area of HVDC and has firm ambitions to remain at the forefront of developments in this space. Steve’s presentation will be an opportunity to:
Joao Melo is a Mechanical Engineer with over 15 years of industry experience, most of it in the Umbilicals, Subsea Connection and Distribution business. He held positions in Engineering and Project Management and now He is leading a team of Technical Solution Engineers for Oceaneering - Subsea Products, working with the EMEA client base in early engineering, conceptual designs and the development of optimum technical solutions.
During the last 25 years Lenny has worked in various operational, engineering, marketing and business management roles within small independent and large multi-national oil service companies. For the most part he has worked in the high-value subsea arena. Currently Lenny works for OneSubsea, where he is the Director of their Onshore and Subsea Surveillance Business Unit. Lenny graduated from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University; Offshore and Mechanical Engineering School and their Business School.
Dr Stuart Smith holds BSc in Naval Architecture and a PhD in Hydrodynamics from Glasgow University. In his early career he worked for Seaforth Maritime and BP and then 16 years with Amerada Hess. He joined Subsea 7 in 2002 and has held a number of roles associated with engineering, new technology, and fleet development. He is currently VP for Asset Development and has been responsible for project creation for a number of industry leading subsea and pipelay vessels including Seven Oceans, Seven Seas, Seven Pacific, Seven Atlantic, Seven Waves (and her sister vessels), Seven Kestrel, and Seven Arctic. He is the recipient of various professional awards.
Principal Electrical Shell
The second Annual 2017 Subsea Power Cable forum will bring together key experts from Oil and Gas and Energy Industry globally to discuss strategic subsea solutions in operations, risks, cost reduction, cable technology, installation, maintenance and life extension of subsea cables. Further benchmarking the best practices with industry specific case studies on how to overcome some of the common challenges like defects and anomalies from damage and corrosion on cables, as well as efficient maintenance strategies involving new technological advances for inspection and Indicating Future Application and Performance of Subsea Electrical Cables .