Meet The Team

Ricky Thethi - President

Ricky has twenty years' experience of riser system and component design and analysis, project management, procurement, field monitoring and integrity management. His has worked with all riser types including flexible, steel catenary, freestanding, and top tensioned production and export risers, and drilling, completion and intervention risers.


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Dharmik Vadel - Vice President

Dharmik has over ten years of engineering experience with extensive work in development, implementation, and management of integrity management programs of SURF systems, pipelines, drilling risers, and conductors. Key areas of experience include development and implementation of corrosion management programs, delivering risk mitigation solutions, life extension, and turnkey inspection services.

Dharmik is responsible for jointly managing technical and commercial aspects of Clarus Subsea Integrity. Continued responsibility for the co-ordination of technical sales, marketing and proposal activities for Clarus, and business integration advancement with other Acteon companies.

He also has been the author and co-auther of several publications including “Effective Risk Based Integrity Management”, “Risk Assessment Tool for Corrosion Management  - Boon or Burden”, “Enhanced IM of Subsea Control Systems”, and several others.


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Katie Killeen - Engineer

Tell us a bit about yourself!

Hello, my name Katie and I grew up in The Woodlands, TX and New Orleans, LA, which I still often visit. I went to the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma for Mechanical Engineering and I graduated in 2017.

I love running, working out and fitness classes. I also love to bake and if it’s your birthday there’s a good chance I will show up with something. I like to travel and have been lucky enough to visit lots of European countries and some in Central America. I’m also a big sports fan and especially like basketball and baseball. 

What 3 words describe you best?

Thoughtful, driven, athletic

What do you do at Clarus?

I am an engineer at Clarus, and since starting I have been working on engineering assessments, anomaly reports, IMP/IWPs, etc, have recently started working on risk assessments.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Clarus?

I love that everyone is easy to get along with/talk to, and if I have questions everyone is more than happy to help me out! Not only that, but everyone has a great sense of humor which always brightens up my day.

What’s your most memorable Clarus moment?

I have only worked at Clarus for a short while now, but my favorite moment so far was Pinot’s Palette Team Building. I really enjoyed hanging out with everyone outside of work in a social environment and getting to know everyone better. I had so much fun and look forward to the next one.

Tell us a bit about life outside work.

I recently moved to downtown Houston with my friend and my corgi, whom I am always laughing around. Outside of work I love to spend my time working out, hanging with friends and watching the Astros or Rockets games. I also make visits back to New Orleans, where I am from originally. Traveling is definitely a hobby of mine and I have been lucky enough to travel to many different countries – I am traveling to Greece next year in 2019!

Share a fun fact about yourself.

I ran D1 cross country and track in college and I am really proud of that!


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Brandon Hope - Engineer

Tell us a bit about yourself (1-2 sentences)

My name is Brandon and I’ve been with Clarus and 2H since I graduated college in 2014.  I studied mechanical engineering at
Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis. I’m originally from Anderson, IN. I have quite a few hobbies, but most of my time spent is with friends and exercising.

What 3 words describe you best?

Ambitious, Disciplined, and Reliable

What do you do at Clarus?

I am an integrity engineer. I actively manage Clarus’ data management software, iCUE, and also support on-going projects.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Clarus?

We have a great team of hard-working, talented people who are easy to work with and pleasant to be around.

What’s your most memorable Clarus moment?

I had a really fun first day at Clarus. I felt really welcomed and knew I had made the right decision about joining the team.

Tell us a bit about life outside work.

I enjoy time spent with friends/family, traveling, music, and working out.

Share a fun fact about yourself.

I have crooked pinkies.


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Dhawal Nashikkar - Engineer

Tell us a bit about yourself!

Hello! I am Dhawal and I am an engineer with Clarus Subsea Integrity. I grew up in the small historic city of Gwalior in India. Growing up in an engineering family, I was heavily influenced with engineering. I followed my father’s footsteps and studied civil engineering, and even ended up attending the same university. After completing my bachelor’s degree I moved to Florida in 2012 to attend the graduate school at the University of Florida. Yeah, I am not popular with the A&M crowd here! I moved to Houston in 2013 and started my career in oil and gas with 2H Offshore. I then joined Clarus after it was spun off from 2H in 2015.  

What 3 words describe you best?

Outgoing, cheerful, adventurous

What do you do at Clarus?

I am an integrity engineer with a structural engineering background. I am currently involved in managing the integrity management program for a major oil and gas operator in the Gulf of Mexico. I have extensive experience in conducting risk assessments for subsea production systems, developing and executing inspection plans for offshore assets, and conducting life extension assessments for ageing offshore assets.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Clarus?

Maroon Bells Peak, Colorado

I get to work with my friends!!!

What’s your most memorable Clarus moment?

Since my name basically sounds like “The Wall”, my colleagues gave me my very own song, "To the window, to Dhawal". One of my most memorable moments was hearing one of our VPs sing the entire song!! 

Tell us a bit about life outside work.

I am a cycling and photography enthusiast. I travel around the country and enjoy visiting different national parks trying to get a perfect picture. Here is one picture that I took of Maroon Bell peaks in Colorado. 

Fun fact!

My name is not pronounced “the Wall”. It’s actually pronounced as “Dhuh-vuhl”


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Yohanna Ruocco - Engineer

Tell us a bit about yourself!

My name is Yohanna Ruocco and I am a civil engineer with a serious coffee addiction. Born in Russia to Cuban parents I grew up in a small town located in the eastern shore of Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. After moving with my family to Texas as a teenager, I graduated from engineering at the University of Houston in 2013 and joined 2H Offshore soon after. I love yoga, traveling, good food and explaining my confusing family origins. 

 

What 3 words describe you best?

Dedicated, Enthusiastic and Methodical

What do you do at Clarus?

I am an integrity engineer with experience in deepwater risers and in providing technical support to operators with an emphasis on subsea infrastructure. I am responsible for implementing the integrity management program for different subsea systems and conducting asset risk based assessments.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Clarus?

My favorite thing about my job is our team. It’s great to work with people that are so dedicated and passionate about doing a good job. In addition to our outstanding work ethic, everyone has a great sense of humor so it makes for an excellent work environment.

What’s your most memorable Clarus moment?

My most memorable Clarus moment is the day we officially became a company and had a toast to celebrate!

Tell us a bit about life outside work.          

When I am not cracking numbers and writing reports I like to spend time with my husband and son, and to plan family vacations. My weekends are filled with family get-togethers, soccer and children’s books.

Fun fact!

I am a certified yoga teacher and used to teach on a regular basis.


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Kent Caveny - Subject Matter Expert

For 30 years I have been actively involved with the development, testing, procurement, use, and standardization of flexible pipe. I have participated in or chaired 20+ JIPs that developed understanding and models for flexible pipe mechanics and aging.

I edited the first Recommended Practice issued by API. I was chairman of both the API and ISO committees when ISO 13628 was issued and during revisions of API Spec 17J & 17K and RP17B.

I have worked with all three manufacturers and can read their documents in their native languages. I have supported 15+ flexible pipe projects and have worked with more than 20 operating projects to evaluate and resolve manufacturing and field issues.

I have helped operators prepare efficient and effective bid packages including specifications, scopes of work and quality plans. I add significant value to bid evaluations, concept reviews and design reviews. Both my flexible pipe background and my experience with quality plan development and implementation qualify me to conduct technical and quality audits of manufacturers. I am highly experienced at structuring and managing JIPs for flexible pipe development and evaluation. Similarly, I have lead development of new design and management concepts as exemplified by my leadership in resolving the PVDF end-fitting crisis in the mid ‘90s. To draw all this together, I have conducted and presented flexible pipe overviews and training courses.


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Gary Harrison - Subject Matter Expert

Gary has over 45 years of highly successful engineering experience with 16 years of lead pipeline engineering experience. He has participated in designing over 10 different projects and sat as the BP Pipeline authority for 7 years.

Gary has been an ASME Petroleum Division Executive Committee Member for over 7 years and also sits on the ASME International Offshore Pipeline Forum Steering Committee.


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Mark Cerkovnik -  Subject Matter Expert

Mark has over 35 years of engineering experience with an emphasis on analysis and testing of structural and mechanical systems, with over 15 years of experience with deep water risers.

With a strong technical background in structural dynamics, fracture and fatigue, composites and FES, Mark advises Clarus on riser integrity projects in areas such as fitness for service, structural loading, dynamic response of riser, monitoring, corrosion control, ECA, and structural analysis.


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Vinayak Patil - Engineer

Tell us a bit about yourself!

Hi, my name is Vinayak Patil. I grew up in the city of Kolhapur in India and enjoy going back every year to visit family and friends. I received my B.Tech. in chemical engineering in 2003 and worked in that industry for few years. I moved to the US in 2007 for post-graduate studies and received my M.S. in chemical engineering in 2009. I’ve been with Clarus (originally 2H) since 2011 and I absolutely love my job. 

 

What 3 words describe you best?

Composed
Generous
Diligent

What do you do at Clarus?

I’m an integrity specialist at Clarus and I provide support to our clients to develop and implement their subsea integrity management programs. My area of expertise is corrosion. Recently, I helped develop a set of key performance indicators to monitor the internal corrosion of subsea equipment.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Clarus?

We have such a young and energetic team. It's a nice, vibrant environment where each day is never the same. 

vinayak family fun

What’s your most memorable Clarus moment?

The launch toast of Clarus in January 2015. 

Tell us a bit about life outside work.          

I love traveling, watching movies, and I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter. My weekends are filled with watching sports and getting together with friends. 

Fun fact!

I have five amazing siblings.


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Colin Reid - Engineer

Tell us a bit about yourself!

My name is Colin Reid and I’ve been with Clarus/2H since 2013 when I graduated from college.  I studied aerospace engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  I’m originally from Pittsburgh, PA, but have also lived in Kansas City, MO and now Houston.  I guess there are a lot of things that I’d consider hobbies of mine, but most of my time is spent playing Ultimate Frisbee.  I play for the Space City Ultimate club here in Houston and played for the U of I in college.

 

What 3 words describe you best?

Driven, Witty, Easy Going

What do you do at Clarus?

I’ve been fortunate and have experience in a wide array of the work that Clarus does.  Whether it is developing subsea inspections, completing asset risk assessments, or management of a variety of different anomalies/observations I have been lucky to get hands on with all of it.

Recently, I have supported the development of our online integrity management portal, iCUE.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Clarus?

The culture at Clarus is second to none.  Not only do we have fun while working with each other, but team buildings and Friday pub are a great way to build our company culture.

What’s your most memorable Clarus moment?

All of it?  The evening after we had our “official” announcement with our 2H office mates sticks out in my mind because that is when I realized we were really separate from 2H and on our own.

Tell us a bit about life outside work.

I spend a ton of time playing Ultimate Frisbee or working out to get better at Ultimate.  I love to travel and have been able to visit a new country each of the past two years and I’m already planning where I’ll go in 2016.  I am also looking into getting my pilot’s license as it has always been a dream of mine. 

Fun fact!

I’m SCUBA certified and have dived the Great Barrier Reef.


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Jennifer Osterholt - Office Manager

Tell us a bit about yourself!

Hello!  My name is Jennifer Osterholt and I am the Office Manager for Clarus Subsea Integrity. I received my B.A. in Marketing from the University of Houston – Downtown.  After a few years working in the marketing field, I decided a change of pace was needed and found what I was looking for here at Clarus. I am originally from Akron, Ohio and moved to Texas about 10 years ago.  I currently reside in Katy, TX with my son. 

What 3 words describe you best?

Thoughtful, Generous, Friendly

What do you do at Clarus?

As the Office Manager, I manage all administrative roles including human resources, quality, health and safety, and project controls.

 

What’s your favorite thing about working at Clarus?

My favorite thing about working at Clarus is my co-workers! There is not a day that goes by where we are not laughing!

What’s your most memorable Clarus moment?

My most memorable moment with Clarus is probably April Fool’s Day 2015. After a small amount of coaxing from my co-workers it was decided that I was going to, as a joke, turn in my letter of resignation stating I was going to pursue my dream of becoming a pirate. For a moment, John our VP thought it was serious. Needless to say it was both stressful and hilarious. It will never be forgotten (or recreated) again!

Tell us a bit about life outside work.

When not at work, I am spending time with my son. We enjoy being outdoors as much as possible, which is tricky in the Houston summer heat!! When we can, we are swimming, hiking or finding a new adventure to tackle. 

Fun fact!

I have lived in the following states: Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia and finally Texas! 


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