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We are always on the lookout for experienced engineers to support us with writing and facilitating courses. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please email us your details.

Meet our tutors

Alan Knowles
Alan Knowles

Eur Ing MICE AMICE

Alan has over 30 years’ experience in industry and has particular expertise in the installation and design of onshore and offshore pipelines, flowlines and landfalls and is an expert in finite element analysis.

He teaches the Design, Construction and Installation calculations for subsea pipelines, Landfalls and marine terminals, Engineering of flexibles, Advanced design including HP/HT and the Risers, umbilicals and flexibles courses.

 

Stan Stirton
Stan Stirton

HNC FIMarEST

Stan Stirton has particular expertise in subsea control systems and the installation and testing of flexible flowlines and umbilical systems.

Stan teaches the Subsea systems course.

Dem Demetriou
Dem Demetriou

BEng MSc DIC MBA FCMI

Dem is a specialist in project management, facilities engineering, materials engineering and general management and strategy. He has over 20 years’ experience and expertise, in FEED, detailed and conceptual design, procurement, topsides and construction.

Dem teaches the Design of subsea pipelines and Advanced design including HP/HT and deepwater pipelines courses.
 

Nigel Wright
Nigel Wright

BSc MSc HND CEng Eur Ing MIGEM

Nigel has 27 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and extensive knowledge in remote seabed excavation, concrete weight coating removal, mechanical and emergency repair systems, safety legislation, inspection of pressure vessels and design.

Nigel teaches our Subsea pipelines, Pigging and plugging and Onshore pipelines courses.

Bob Summers
Bob Summers

Training specialist

Bob has over 18 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and specialises in control systems and training. He has substantial experience of developing training courses and is a consultant to the European Economic and Social Committee for standardising vocational skills.

Bob teaches the Subsea controls course.

Alan Smith
Alan Smith

BSc (Hons) PhD CEng FIMechE

Alan has over 18 years’ experience in the industry and specialist expertise in integrity management including; fatigue, corrosion, fitness for purpose and defect assessment. Alan also has experience in structural analysis, lifetime extension and design.

Alan teaches the Integrity management of subsea pipelines course.

David Slee
David Slee

BEng (Hons)

With over 25 years’ experience in the oil, gas, telecoms and energy industries, David is knowledgeable in offshore renewables. He has been responsible for a number of “firsts” in offshore pipeline installation, telecoms and power cable burial as well as large scale technology demonstrations.

David teaches the Subsea power cable installation course.

Mike Hawkins
Mike Hawkins

BTech (Hons) CEng FIMechE

Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and is Jee’s Technical Director. He has particular expertise in design, pipeline buckling, third party verification, freespan and FE analysis and fatigue assessment. 

Mike teaches the Reeling design calculations course.

Grant Adam
Grant Adam

BSc PgDip CEng CMarEng MIMarEST

Grant has over 20 years’ experience and after working as the Head of Integrity Management, is now Jee’s Head of Sales & Marketing. He has worked closely with major operators on a number of projects such as West Brae and Cygnus and has provided on going integrity support to the largest pipeline network in the North Sea.

Grant teaches our Advanced integrity management for deepwater pipelines and risers course.

Graham Wilson
Graham Wilson

MEng (Hons) CEng MIMechE

Graham is Jee’s Head of Integrity Management and a chartered mechanical engineer with 14 years’ industry experience. He has particular expertise in integrity management, design, fishing interaction studies and verification.

Graham teaches Design of subsea pipelines, Advanced design including HP/HT and deepwater pipelines, Free spans and on-bottom stability and Managing decommissioning projects in the North Sea.
 

Russell Thornton
Russell Thornton

MSc MInst. MDT

Russell has spent over 30 years’ in the oil and gas industry and has extensive expertise in hardware design and subsea controls. He has acted as a mentor for staff on a wide range of projects and has extensive knowledge of project, system and design roles.

Russell teaches the Subsea controls course.
 

Dorothy Burke
Dorothy Burke

MSc BSc (Hons)

Dorothy is an experienced consultant with over 25 years’ experience working in the technology and energy industries. Dorothy is an expert in oil and gas decommissioning and has recently been focusing on developing and driving efficient and cost-effective projects in the sector. 

John French
John French

MEng, CEng, MIMechE

John has been working in the oil and gas industry since 2002 and is responsible for overseeing all design projects, from pre-FEED studies through to detailed design engineering. John’s current focus is on developing low-cost solutions to reduce installation and development costs for marginal fields.

Paul Otway
Paul Otway

MEng (Hons), CEng, MIMechE

Paul is a Chartered Engineer with 9 years’ experience in the subsea oil and gas industry and leads the pigging engineering discipline at Jee. He has extensive experience in subsea pipeline design and integrity projects for global operators, with a specialisation in pipeline pigging and in-line inspection. Paul won the Subsea UK Young Emerging Talent award in 2013 for his ILI work.

Tim Clark
Tim Clark

BTech (Hons) CEng MIMechE

Tim has over 35 years' oil industry experience with 25 years dedicated to subsea projects working for major operators BP and Shell with responsibility for front-end engineering, detailed design, construction, commissioning and operation of both shallow and deepwater subsea field development.

Tim is a chartered mechanical engineer with expertise in subsea production systems and subsea field development.

Mark Lauder
Mark Lauder

BEng (Hons), CEng, MIStructE

Mark is the Head of Late Life and responsible for all the lifetime extension and decommissioning at Jee with 26 years’ experience in the industry. He has worked on a number of technically complex programmes and was seconded to Perenco UK’s decommissioning team to manage a variety of projects for three years.


  An excellent course covering all main subjects and challenges on subsea field development  

Andreas Tsekas, Piping Design & Equipment Engineer, Saipem UK Ltd


  This course has given me a broad base to continue to build a deeper knowledge of subsea  

Viktor Stefansson, Product Subsea Specialist O&G, Sandvik Materials Technology


  Well organised, well taught and clear  

Enrajda Caralli , Saipem

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