The course is designed to follow the trail of commercializing stranded gas reservoirs through the deployment of FLNG tankers located close to/adjacent to the gas reservoir. The processing technology and storage of the the LNG include the off-take technology using the shuttle tankers delivering the product to the customer through the regasification process connecting the gas into the local utility gas grids. The course addresses the LNG history looking at it from “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” time wise, from the two early LNG carriers of the Methane Progress and the Methane Princess transporting LNG from Algeria to Canvery Island in the UK to the modern FLNG Tankers Shell Prelude and Petronas Kanowit Projects.
John is an independent energy and project management / engineering Consultant for the oil and gas industry and owns and operates his own consulting company, “Ocean Energy Consulting LLC”.
John is a Chevron retiree; he was a project manager for the Chevron N. America Corporation in Texas. He has over 40 years of experience managing complex projects including floating production vessels in the oil and gas industry. John also has extensive project experience managing engineering, construction, commissioning and start up into operations and hand-over. John commenced his career as an electrical engineer working on high voltage transmission systems in the UK, and has designed many major power systems for refineries, petrochemical plants and various offshore facilities including the first all electric topside for a floating production facility.
He has worked for Unocal Corporation, MODEC International and Enron Oil & Gas. He holds an M.Sc degree from Lancaster University and is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of The Energy Institute. John has lectured and presented papers at many prestigious institutions including The Houston Offshore Technology Conference. John has been teaching in the University of Texas PETEX program for 14 years.
Prior to semi retiring John was an active committee member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Gulf Coast Section, and is still active with The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). John was Vice Chair of the Houston Branch of The Energy Institute responsible for Membership and mentored many of the graduate engineers.