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111 Richard A. Sears, Chair, is a consulting professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University, where he develops and teaches courses in energy systems, economics, and oil and gas exploration technology. He was appointed as a member of the Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee for the United States Department of the Interior in 2011. He previously served as a member of the National Academy of Engineering Committee on Options for Implementing the Require- ment of Best Available and Safest Technologies for Offshore Oil and Gas Operations. He also served as chief science and technology adviser to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling that was established by President Obama in May 2010. Mr. Sears had a 33-year career with Shell Oil Company and Royal Dutch Shell, where he acquired significant domestic and international experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. His technical and managerial posi- tions included exploration geophysicist, technical instructor, economist, strategic planner, and general management. His managerial positions ranged from exploration and research to fully integrated exploration and production business management, and his responsibilities have included business planning and forecasting, financial responsibility, and staff planning and development. Between 1999 and 2005, Mr. Sears was a vice president for Royal Dutch Shell, where he was responsible for global deepwater technical services. Between 2006 and 2009, Mr. Sears worked as external research co ordinator for the Shell Group and was appointed a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In this position, he was responsible for managing Shellâs energy research activities at MIT and other key U.S. universities and for integrating external research Study Committee Biographical Information
112 Application of Remote Real-Time Monitoring to Offshore Oil and Gas Operations objectives with internal technology strategies. While at MIT, he was an active participant in the campuswide Energy Initiative, carried out applied research in energy systems, taught and contributed to courses in several departments, and served as a liaison between the MIT Energy Initiative and oil companies. Mr. Sears is the author of numerous exter- nal and internal publications. He received a BS in physics from Stanford University and an MS in geophysics from Stanford University. James S. Crompton retired from Chevron in 2013 after more than 36 years of working in information technology. Currently, he is managing direc- tor of Reflections Data Consulting, LLC. Working as an independent consultant, he is a subject matter expert and senior architect for Noah Consulting, LLC, where he focuses on data management of exploration and production functions and digital oil field programs. At Chevron, in collaboration with the Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies at the University of Southern California, he worked for more than 10 years to modernize oil fields by using digital technologies. Mr. Crompton is a frequent speaker at Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) conferences on topics such as digitalâintelligent energy and the data foundation. He was a distinguished lecturer for SPE in 2010â2011 and spoke on the topic of digital technology. In 2013, he coauthored the book The Future Belongs to the Digital Engineer. In 1999, Mr. Crompton held the posi- tion of chair of the general committee of the Petroleum Industry Data Exchange, the American Petroleum Institute (API) electronic commerce subcommittee. He has a BS in geophysical engineering and an MS in geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines. He earned an MBA at Our Lady of the Lake University. James S. Dyer holds the Fondren Centennial Chair in Business in the College of Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1999, he received the College of Business Administration Foundation Advisory Council Award for Outstanding Research Contributions. He served as chair of the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management for 9 years (1988â1997). He was the Philip J. Rust Visiting Professor of Business at the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia in 1999. He is the former president of the Decision Analysis Society of the Operations Research Society of America [now the Institute
Study Committee Biographical Information 113 for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)]. He received the Frank P. Ramsey Award for outstanding career achieve- ments from the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS in 2002. He was named a fellow of INFORMS in 2006 and received the Multiple Criteria Decision Making Societyâs EdgeworthâPareto Award in 2006. Dr. Dyer has consulted with a number of companies and government agencies, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, the RAND Corporation, and the Department of Energy, concerning the application of decision and risk analysis tools to a variety of practical problems. He has published three books and more than 60 articles on risk analysis and investment science. His recent articles focus on decision making, including a multi- attribute utility analysis for the disposition of weapon-grade plutonium in the United States and Russia. He received a BA with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, in physics, with minors in mathematics and philosophy, and a PhD in business quantitative methods and management from the University of Texas at Austin. Paul S. Fischbeck is a professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy and the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also director of Carnegie Mellonâs Center for the Study and Improvement of Regulation, where he coordinates a diverse research group exploring all aspects of regulation, from historical case studies to transmission-line siting to emissions-trading programs. Widely published, Dr. Fischbeck has served on a number of national research committees and review panels, including the Committee on School Transportation Safety of the National Research Councilâs (NRCâs) Transportation Research Board (TRB); the National Science Foundationâs Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences Proposal Review Committee and Small Business Innovative Research Proposal Review Committee; the NRCâTRB Committee on Evaluating Double Hull Tanker Design Alternatives; and the NRCâTRB Committee on Risk Assessment and Management of Marine Systems. His research involves normative and descriptive risk analysis, including development of a risk index to priori- tize inspections of offshore oil production platforms; an engineering and economic policy analysis of air pollution from international ship- ping; a large-scale probabilistic risk assessment of the space shuttleâs tile
114 Application of Remote Real-Time Monitoring to Offshore Oil and Gas Operations protection system; and a series of expert elicitations involving a variety of topics including environmental policy selection, travel risks, and food safety. He is cofounder of the Brownfield Center at Carnegie Mellon, an interdisciplinary research group investigating ways to improve industrial site reuse. He is involved with a number of professional research orga- nizations, including the American Society for Engineering Education, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Military Operations Research Society, and the Society for Risk Analysis. He has chaired a National Science Foundation panel on urban interactions and serves on the Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board. He holds a BS in architecture from the Univer- sity of Virginia, an MS in operations research and management science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a PhD in industrial engineeringâ engineering management from Stanford University. James H. Garrett, Jr., is dean of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds the Thomas Lord Professorship of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Before becoming dean, he was head of Carnegie Mellonâs Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from June 2006 to December 2012. He is a founding codirector of the Smart Infrastructure Institute (formerly the Pennsylvania Smarter Infra- structure Incubator), a research center aimed at creating and evaluating sensing, data analytics, and intelligent decision support for improving the construction, management, and operation of infrastructure systems. Dr. Garrett also served as co-chief editor of the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering of the American Society of Civil Engineers from 2008 to 2013. His research and teaching interests are oriented toward appli- cations of sensors and sensor systems to civil infrastructure condition assessment; application of data mining and machine learning techniques for infrastructure management problems in civil and environmental engineering; mobile hardware and software systems for field applica- tions; representations and processing strategies to support the usage of engineering codes, standards, and specifications; and knowledge-based decision support systems. Dr. Garrett has published his research in more than 60 refereed journals. He has published more than 80 refereed con- ference papers, more than 90 other conference papers, and 10 sections or chapters in books or monographs.
Study Committee Biographical Information 115 N. Wayne Hale, Jr., is director of energy services for Special Aerospace Services, LLP, of Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Hale provides services in technical consulting and technical analysis, expertise in remote monitoring and control organizations, technical seminars, and advice on organizational culture change. His clientele includes both upstream and midstream oil and gas, wind energy, aerospace, and other organizations concerned with safety, management, culture change, and operations in high-risk environ- ments. Mr. Hale was instrumental in the establishment of BPâs Houston Monitoring Center for offshore drilling in 2011. He retired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) after a 32-year career with NASAâs Johnson Space Center Mission Control Center. He has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. Stig O. Johnsen is a senior research scientist in the Department of Tech- nology and Society at Stiftelsen for Industriell og Teknisk Forskning (SINTEF) and a researcher at the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. His main research interests include offshore oil and gas safety and security, human factors in complex operations, technology management, resilience engi- neering, and risk and safety analysis. In collaboration with Norwegian industry and authorities, he established and has chaired the expert forum Human Factors in Control to work to improve safety and resilience through a focus on human factors in design and operations. The forum has existed since 2005. Dr. Johnsen received a BA from the University of Trondheim, an MS in computer science from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, a joint MS in technology management from MIT and NTNU, and a PhD in computer and information science from NTNU related to resilience in complex sociotechnical systems to improve safety and continuity in integrated operations. He has worked as a chief infor- mation officer (CIO) in the defense and automotive industries, as a CIO in research and education at NTNU, and as a CIO in banking. Morrison R. (Moe) Plaisance recently retired as vice president, govern- mental and industry affairs, at Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., after
116 Application of Remote Real-Time Monitoring to Offshore Oil and Gas Operations more than 45 years of drilling experience, from hands-on supervisory experience drilling and pushing tools to senior management positions working with operators on planning and execution of drilling and com- pletion programs. He has more than 37 years of experience in floating drilling operations with semisubmersibles and drillships in both moored and dynamic positioning modes. He has been involved in drilling and subsea completion activities in water depths of more than 7,000 feet, including work in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, Austra- lia, the Canadian East Coast, the U.S. East and West Coasts, the Canadian Arctic, Norway, New Zealand, Atlantic and Mediterranean Spain, Brazil, Egypt, Chile, Gabon, Tunisia, West Africa, and Somalia. He participated in the management of the deepest water depth Turnkey well drilled to date, 7,208 feet. He received a BS in industrial management and an AS in petroleum engineering technology from Nicholls State University. Manuel Terranova is chief executive officer and president of Peaxy, Inc., a highly distributed software-based file and data management solution designed for midtier and enterprise-class customers as well as external cloud. Previously, he served as senior vice president of regional operations and global sales for the Drilling and Production Unit of GE Oil and Gas. From December 2007 through February 2010, he served as head of Subsea Production Systems and Commercial Operations at GE Drilling and Pro- duction Systems. In that role, Mr. Terranova managed GEâs subsea produc- tion equipment portfolio, including subsea trees and controls. From April 2006 through December 2007, he served as general manager of GEâs PII Integrity Services. In that role, he served as the business leader for integrity engineering, integrity management, ThreatScan, and GIS software. From April 2002 through April 2006, Mr. Terranova served as the general man- ager and chief information officer for information management at GE Oil and Gas. From May 2005 onwards, he worked extensively on companywide due diligence and acquisition integration activities. From 1999 through March 2002, he served as manager of e-business strategy for GEâs Corpo- rate Initiatives Group. During 2001 and 2002, he led GEâs Support Central effort, a knowledge portal that he cofounded with two other GE employees. Before joining General Electric, Mr. Terranova served as Internet program manager of the Xerox Internet Channel and Marketing Group. Based in the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, he was responsible for designing and
Study Committee Biographical Information 117 implementing e-business solutions for Xerox.com. He graduated from Cornell University with degrees in German literature and political science. At the Johns Hopkins School of International Studies, he obtained a mas- terâs degree in international economics and international law. Peter K. Velez is an independent consultant in the offshore oil and gas industry. Before his retirement in late 2012, he was global emergency response manager for Shell International Exploration and Production. His employment at Shell began in 1975. His assignments included drilling engineer; civil engineer; division civil engineer; operations superintendent; production superintendent; manager, production engineeringâGulf of Mexico; manager, health, safety, and environmentâGulf of Mexico; manager, regulatory affairs; manager, regulatory affairs and incident command for Shell U.S. and Americas; and global security manager. As the incident commander for Shell, he responded to major incidents in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore involving oil spills, hurricanes, fires and explosions, and other events. He has received several external awards, including the U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award and Medal (the highest award to a civilian), the API Distinguished and Meri- torious Service Awards, and the Offshore Operators Recognition Award. Mr. Velez was appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to the U.S. Coast Guard National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee, on which he served for 7 years, the last 4 years as chairperson. He was a member of the board of directors of the Marine Preservation Association, the largest oil spill response organization in the United States. He was active in various trade association groups. Among other positions, he served as chair of the API Executive Committee on Drilling and Producing Operations; chair of the API Executive Committee on Environmental Conservation; and chair of the Louisiana Health, Safety, and Environment Committee. He was a member of the API Standards Group and the API Safety Commit- tee, and he chaired the API committee that developed, with the Minerals Management Service, Recommended Practice 75, Safety and Environ- mental Management Program for Offshore Operations. He received a BS and an MS in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.