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IMPROVING THE SAFETY OF MARINE PIPELINES APPENDIX A Biographies of Commitee Members MARK Y. BERMAN is Project Manager of the Capital Asset/Project Management Study within Amoco Production Company. He has held various positions with Amoco since 1973, including Research Director and other supervisory posts in offshore systems development, offshore structure engineering, and arctic engineering. He has broad experience with worldwide applications of offshore technology, including fixed platforms, compliant structures, arctic engineering, and floating drilling/production systems. He has served as chairman of Amoco's External Research Coordination Committee, which oversees hydro-carbon exploration and production-related research. He has participated in many American Petroleum Institute (API) committees, and is past chairman of the API committee on standardization (the design, construction, and operational standards). He holds a number of patents related to offshore technology. Mr. Berman was a member of the NRC Committee on Marine Structures, and served on the Committee on the Safety of Innovative Structures which completed its work in 1991. He is currently a member of the Marine Board. He received his M.S. in civil engineering from Kansas State University in 1973. SALVATORE J. BELLASSAI is a consultant on pipeline engineering, construction, and corrosion control. Following retirement in 1986 and until 1991, he was a member of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Previously, he spent 37 years with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp. His most recent position was vice president, engineering, with responsibility for design and construction of 12,000 miles of onshore and offshore pipelines and compressor stations. His other positions included manager of engineering, superintendent of marine construction, and project engineer in offshore pipelines. Mr. Bellassai received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. ROBERT J. BROWN is chairman of the board of R. J. Brown and Associates, which he founded in 1969 and became a division of Kvaerner, Earl and Wright, Inc. in 1992. He has more than 36 years of experience in the offshore pipeline industry and is an international authority in the field. His pioneering work includes the development of new and innovative methods of pipeline installation, connection, and stabilization. Earlier in his
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IMPROVING THE SAFETY OF MARINE PIPELINES career, Mr. Brown spent five years with Bechtel Corp., where his various responsibilities included research projects in deep water pipe-laying and design of offshore structures. Prior to that, he held various pipeline research and development positions in the United States and abroad. The author of numerous technical presentations and journal articles, Mr. Brown has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers for outstanding achievements in pipeline engineering. He received his M.S. in civil engineering from Stanford University. JOHN M. CAMPBELL, JR., is a consultant and retired in 1993 as president and chief executive officer of John M. Campbell & Company where he served since 1981. The company offers consulting services to major oil companies, governments, and many other clients worldwide in engineering and economics, with special expertise in training for production/processing facilities and the economic analysis and management of petroleum investments. Previously, he held a variety of teaching and research positions in finance and economics at Florida State University, the University of Chicago, and elsewhere. Dr. Campbell has written or co-authored three books and numerous articles, papers, and technical reports. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oklahoma. JOHN E. FLIPSE (NAE) is director emeritus of the Offshore Technology Research Center, Texas A&M University. He was the director from 1988 to 1991, while also serving as a professor of engineering. Previously, he served for five years as associate deputy chancellor for engineering for the entire Texas A&M University System. Prior to that, he was associate dean of engineering and, earlier, a professor of civil and ocean engineering. His industrial experience includes 11 years as chairman and chief executive officer of Deepsea Ventures Inc. He has written or presented dozens of papers and holds nine patents. Mr. Flipse is past president of the Marine Technology Society, and he has served as chairman, vice chairman, and member of the Marine Board. He earned his M.S. in mechanical engineering at New York University. NORMAN HACKERMAN (NAS) is chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, the Robert A. Welch Foundation. He is president emeritus of Rice University, where he was president and a professor of chemistry for 15 years. Prior to that, he had a long and distinguished career at the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as president, and, earlier, held various positions including director of the Corrosion Research Laboratory for 13 years and chairman of chemistry for nine years. He has served on numerous national and state boards and committees focusing on various aspects of research and education. He has served on a dozen NAS/NRC panels and committees and is a past chairman of the Board on Energy Studies. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 publications. Dr. Hackerman earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. G. PAUL KEMP is science and technology director for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, after serving two years as executive director. Previously, he was project scientist and director, Coastal Sciences Unit, for Woodward-Clyde Consultants. Earlier, he held various positions as a hydrogeologist and geologist. His interests include wave/ sediment interactions, coastal erosion processes, ecosystem modeling, estuarine geochemistry, and natural resources and science policy. Dr. Kemp has written or co-authored a number
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IMPROVING THE SAFETY OF MARINE PIPELINES of book and journal articles, technical reports, and papers. He received his Ph.D. in marine sciences from Louisiana State University in 1986. M. ELISABETH PATÉ-CORNELL is a professor of industrial engineering and engineering management at Stanford University, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1981. Her areas of expertise include risk analysis, engineering reliability, and engineering and environmental risk management. She has been a consultant to major oil companies, federal and state governments, the World Health Organization, and numerous other clients on various aspects of risk analysis and environmental management. She has written numerous book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers, and she has given dozens of invited lectures. Ms. Pate-Cornell received her Ph.D. in engineering-economic systems from Stanford. KENNETH H. STOKOE II is a professor of geotechnical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1973. He has conducted extensive research in geotechnical engineering and has received many honors. He also participates in a variety of professional societies. He is a past member of the NRC's Geotechnical Board and was a member of the NRC Panel on the Assessment of the Defense Nuclear Agency's Program for Predicting the Response of Deep Underground Structures under Explosive Loading. He received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Michigan. GARY L. ZIMMERMAN is a staff engineer-specialist for Shell Pipe Line Corp. He has worked for Shell in various capacities for 16 years. His current position involves public and environmental safety aspects of pipeline operations, including interpretation and implementation of federal and state pipeline safety regulations. He is responsible for developing associated corporate policies and positions; operating, maintenance, and emergency response procedures; system safety standards; and design and construction specifications. He also manages incident investigations and is involved in risk assessment. In past assignments, he has worked as project manager for pipeline construction projects both on shore and offshore, domestically and internationally, and has worked in several operational assignments. Mr. Zimmerman earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering at Ohio State University.
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