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.