About

My goal is to grow businesses and help teams deliver unique and compelling products or services that empower the customer's experience.

With the power of Entrepreneurship, I bring to life novel ideas using the Lean Startup method and my wide range of experience.

I'm interested in Web Application Development for Software-as-a-Service business models preferably using Machine Learning and Data Visualization (using D3.js, Chart.js, & three.js).

As a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over nine years experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry, I've successfully delivered over 30 subsea engineering projects acting in different roles including Project Engineer, Senior Engineer and Project Manager. Clients that I've worked for include: (Operators) Anadarko, BP, GRTgaz, Maersk Oil, Petrobras, Shell, Talisman, TOTAL, (EPCI Contractors) Heerema Marine Contractors, Saipem, Technip, Modec and South Offshore.

This experience has given me the opportunity to design and install multi-billion dollar shallow and deepwater offshore oil & gas systems located in the North Sea, West of Africa, Asia, Western Australia, Offshore Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico.

Additionally, as a Team Leader, I maintain meaningful B2B relationships with representatives of large multinationals Oil & Gas companies from around the world.

I'm also interested in investing. I've held a small amount of shares in Apple, Tesla, TOTAL and Running Heroes.

Experience

Founder

Startup in Stealth Mode | July 2018 - Present

Pre-owned car marketplace. More soon.

Founder & CEO

Computation Hub | July 2016 - Present

Founder, Product Architect, Strategy & Business Development for a Software-as-a-Service Machine Learning Startup in the Oil & Energy Sector

Senior Engineer

Wood Group | June 2013 - July 2016

Engineering analysis execution & supervision, team management, business & technology development. Responsible for subsea flowline and structure installation methodologies and design

Project Engineer

MCS/MCS Kenny | February 2009 - June 2013

Engineering analysis execution, technical report writing, two out of country secondments to Aberdeen, Scotland & Leiden, Netherlands. Responsible for Riser Engineering Design & Analysis using Finite Element Software

Assistant

Douglas Elliman Property Group | May 2008 - October 2008

Four-month work and travel, J1 Visa in New York City

Drawing Office Assistant

Major Equipment International Ltd. | April 2007 - August 2007

Design of portable workstations for fabricators and welders. Responsible for design and fabrication of large steel storage facility, Road Tanker Dust Suppression System Re-Design. Automatic Gate for factory entrance

Drawing Office Assistant

Major Equipment International Ltd. | May 2006 - August 2006

Design of portable workstations for fabricators and welders. Responsible for design and fabrication of large steel storage facility, Road Tanker Dust Suppression System Re-Design. Automatic Gate for factory entrance

Selected Projects

Below is a snapshot of projects I've led.

PROLAY

Computation Hub

Product Owner & Architect for a Machine Learning SaaS to reduce downtime for the installation of subsea pipelines and cables. I initiated meetings with prospective clients to listen to their needs and evaluate the product's potential (Work in Progress).

Safety Awareness For Everyone (SAFE) Mobile Application

Client: Internal Wood Group project

Product Owner & Architect for a hybrid mobile app to log safety observations. Successfully secured a small R&D budget (~30k Euro) and led a multi-disciplined startup team located in Paris, Houston, Brisbane, London & Aberdeen to develop the application. Delivered version one with 40% of the entire budget. Read More

Typed - A plugin for Reveal.js Presentation Framework

Open Source Project

In this open source project, I implemented a typewriter effect using Type.js as a plugin for Reveal.js, the HTML Presentation Framework. Read More

Riser Concept Benchmarking tool

Client: TOTAL

Developed an engineering software tool that can screen and rank different riser solutions for TOTAL, when I worked at Wood Group. Developed a novel user interface to account for dozens of design criteria and factors.

Joint Industry Project - Installation JIP by DNVGL

Client: Company Rep for Wood Group

Acted as Wood Group company representative to attend project meetings at DNVGL's headquarters in Olso. Participated in report reviews and group discussions to define standardised guidelines and methods. Read More

Image: https://www.dnvgl.com

Ichthys Pipeline & Structure Installation

Client: Heerema Marine Contractors | Ultimate Clients: McDermott & Inpex

Senior Engineer at Wood Group leading a team that delivered engineering analysis and design reports for subsea flowlines and structures for a US$37 billion project, offshore Western Australia. My work led to the generation of over 700k euros of revenue for my business units within a three year period.

Image: https://www.ship-technology.com

DCV Aegir Pipelay Stinger Analysis (6 month secondment)

Client: Heerema Marine Contractors

Six-month mission as a Specialist Engineer working in the client's office in Leiden, the Netherlands to analyse and provide design checks for the v-lay stinger for the Aegir, a Deepwater Construction Vessel.

Image: https://hmc.heerema.com

Sapinhoa Norte Freestanding Hybrid Riser Design

Client: Saipem | Ultimate Client: Petrobras

Project Engineer at Wood Group responsible for the design of a Free Standing Hybrid Riser (FSHR) to support Saipem for their tender to Petrobras for the first deepwater Pre-Salts development offshore Brazil. Read More

Image: https://gcaptain.com

Maersk Gryphon Steep Wave Risers Re-design

Client: Maersk Oil

In February 2011, the Maersk Gryphon FPSO broke loose from its moorings in a strong North Sea storm. This resulted in the entire subsea production system being destroyed. Seconded to Aberdeen to support Maersk in the re-design of Steep Wave Riser system.

Image: http://maerskstories.maersk.com

Clov FPSO Motion and Acceleration analysis

Client: TOTAL

TOTAL had six options for the choice of FPSO for CLOV - a multi-billion dollar development offshore Angola. Responsible for performing a motion and acceleration analysis of these options to identify the most suitable solution which would withstand extreme environmental conditions.

Image: https://www.halton.com

Expertise & Skills

Always willing to learn more and improve.

Expertise

  • Lean Startup
  • Team Management
  • Project Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Analytics & Visualisation
  • Engineering Design

Skills

  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Django, Bootstrap, Node.js
  • Python, C, VBA
  • Juypter Notebooks
  • D3.js, Chart.js
  • Flexcom, PipeLay, Shear7
  • MathCad
  • Autodesk Inventor, Mechanical Desktop
  • Graphic Design: Blender, GIMP, Inkscape
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Collaborative
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Business Etiqutte
  • Self-Motivated
  • Proactive

Publications & Talks

A list of publications and public talks I've given.

  • Publications

Inspired - Technology and Innovation in Wood Group, SAFE Mobile Phone App

Link: https://www.woodgroup.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/11659/Inspired1.pdf

DCV Aegir Pipelay Installation Analyses and Capabilities

Link: OMAE-2013, Paper no. 10262 http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx? articleid=1786314

Subsea PLET Installation: Challenges in Deep Water Developments

MCS Kenny Annual Technical Conference

TOTAL Rosa BHOR Riser Base Spools Movement and Trenching Study

MCS Kenny Annual Technical Conference

  • Talks

Positive Impacts of Entrepreneurship & Startups in Oil & Gas

SPE France Beyond The Borders | Paris 08.06.2018

Impactful Data Insights & Enhanced Decision-Making Solutions

SPE France Beyond The Borders | Paris 08.06.2018

Accelerating the Implementation of Digital Technologies, Today

SPE France Beyond The Borders | Paris 08.06.2018

Leveraging Machine Learning for Offshore Equipment

Unified Offshore Equipment Standardization JIP

Impactful Data Insights & Decison-Making Solutions

Paris Machine Learning Research Group

Empowering Assets & Operations for the Oil & Energy Industry

Tech Meetups Paris

Empowering Oil & Energy - Time-Series Analytics For Big, Fast Data

Link: https://www.meetup.com/kx-paris/events/248098238/

Increasing Vessel Uptime Across Your Fleet

Link: Young Person in the Spotlight, SPE France https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6266279334386896896

Qualifications

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honors)

National University of Ireland, Galway | 2004 - 2008

Certificate - Oil and Gas MOOC

The French Institute of Petroleum (Institut français du pétrole, IFP) and Total | 2017

Certificate - Chartered Engineer

Engineers Ireland | 2015

Certificate - Managing Workload

Engineers Ireland | 2015

Certificate - Managing from Within the Team

Engineers Ireland | 2015

Certificate - Leadership Skills

Engineers Ireland | 2015

Certificate - Project Management

Engineers Ireland | 2014



Contact

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