António J. Simões Ré is a Senior Research Engineer at the National Research Council, Ocean Coastal and River Engineering. António graduated in 1983 with a B. Eng. in Naval Architecture from Memorial University of Newfoundland and in 1986 joined NRC. In 1994 António graduated with the Ms. Sc. in Naval Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. In 1998 António started development of the Marine Safety Technologies for Extreme Environments research program and shortly after became the Principal Investigator and the program Lead. Most of his research efforts concentrate on the performance envelopes of lifeboats, liferafts, immersion suits and novel life saving appliances. He is also known for his modeling and evaluation of marine/offshore evacuation and retrieval systems. António has over 47 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings on the subject of lifeboat evacuation, survivability and rescue and liferaft performance and safety at sea.
Malin has a Master of Technology (Siv.Ing.) degree in Technical Physics and a PhD degree in Materials Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. She is working as a research scientist in the Formation Physics and Well Integrity department at SINTEF Petroleum Research, where she is investigating how well leaks can be prevented through appropriate selection of materials and technology. Her research is especially directed towards optimal well construction in Arctic environments.
Tony King joined C-CORE in 1995. He holds a Masters in Civil Engineering from Memorial University and has extensive experience in risk analysis, probabilistic methodologies and numerical modeling. He has expertise in pack ice and iceberg scour risk analysis and has worked on projects focused on the Grand Banks, Strait of Belle Isle, Labrador Shelf, in the Beaufort and Caspian Seas and off Sakhalin Island. His Master's thesis titled "Iceberg Scour Risk Analysis for Pipelines on the Labrador Shelf" helped revive interest in exploration offshore Labrador and he has since managed a number of iceberg scour survey programs and development studies for that region. He provides overall management and direction for C-CORE's Ice Engineering Team. Having previously led C-CORE's Geotechnical Team, King brings a broad cross-disiplenary perspective to solving clients' problems.
Dr. Hawboldt received her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. After working as an engineer for a sour gas processing plant she returned to do her Master’s in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary. She then worked in the environmental industry for 2 years, evaluating waste streams (e.g. flared gas, wastewaters etc…) and designing mitigation systems for petroleum, fertilizer and petrochemical facilities. She returned to do her PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary. Since joining Memorial in 2000, Dr. Hawboldt has focused her research in green processing of natural resources, with a particular focus on processing systems that are appropriate for remote, harsh climates. She has published over 40 papers and numerous conference presentations in the last six years. She has published several invited papers to journals.
Currently the Business Development Manager for the Americas at Rutter Inc., a St. John’s Newfoundland based company specializing in enhanced marine radar systems.
Brian has over 20 years’ experience across several market sectors, including in the marine, aerospace & defence and satellite communications. Previously Brian spent six years as Americas Business Development & Operations Manager for an Australian based aerospace company delivering operations and training management systems to a number of air training facilities around the world.
Prior to this Brian served as Software Engineering Manager at Provincial Aerospace Ltd., a Canadian aerospace company, and was responsible for the system development, system delivery and business development activities of airborne surveillance aircraft and ground based data systems. Brian also worked at Stratos Global Corporation, one of the world’s largest satellite service provider, in a variety of positions, including manager of web services as well as working in the marketing and Information technology groups.
Dr. Paulin brings 20+ years of experience in offshore pipeline/riser/facilities engineering including projects on the Canadian east coast, the Canadian Beaufort, the Canadian high Arctic, offshore Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico and Sakhalin Island. His experience includes innovative conceptual, preliminary and detailed structure and pipeline design for harsh environments and, in 2001, Mike was a co-recipient of the Hart’s E&P Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation for the BP Alaska Northstar Subsea Pipeline, which was the World’s first Arctic offshore oil production pipeline.
In addition to his leadership role, Mike has recently carried out conceptual studies for major oil & gas producers with regards to proposed Alaskan pipelines, development scenarios for offshore Greenland, trenching technology development and engineering in support of Canadian East Coast projects.
Wim Jolles is a Naval Architect with arctic experience since 1980, starting from dredging, moving towards operations support, bottom founded unit operations mobilizations and ice management and then to offshore operations support in Sakhalin and in the Caspian.
Shawn is an Associate Professor and the Wood Group Chair in Arctic and Harsh Environments Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Shawn has experience with the engineering assessment of unique arctic geohazards such as ice gouging, strudel scour, frost heave, and thaw settlement. Shawn has developed computational engineering models to assess the effects of large deformation ground movement events on the mechanical integrity of buried onshore and offshore pipelines with respect to ovalization and local buckling. Shawn has been involved with pipeline engineering studies for projects located in the Beaufort Sea, Caspian Sea, Grand Banks, Labrador Sea and offshore Sakhalin Island. Shawn also serves as a chair and technical committee member for Canadian Standards Association oil and gas pipeline systems standard.
Geir Utskot, based in Calgary, has been the Schlumberger Arctic Manager at a global level since 2010.
He was the Arctic Manager for Canada from 2006. In this position he was
responsible for oilfield services for Schlumberger in the Yukon, Northwest
Territories and Nunavut where he established relationships with a number of
customers, local aboriginal groups and government organizations. He has worked for Schlumberger for 27 years starting as a field engineer in Nigeria in 1985. Geir held a number of positions in in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, North America and Asia before he started working as operations manager for one of the Schlumberger Segments in Canada in 2003. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Agder University College and a degree in petroleum technology at Hoegskolen i Stavanger, both in Norway.
Darlene graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BSc in
Climatology/Meteorology, and worked for Environment Canada as a weather forecaster for all coastal areas. In addition, she worked for 5 years as an ice forecaster at the CIS.
Darlene is leading the expansion of the domestic and international
commitments of the Meteorological Service of Canada for ice information. She is
a co-chair of both the Operations Committee of the North American Ice Service
as well as the Data, Information, and Customer Support Standing Committee of
the International Ice Charting Working Group. She is a member of the joint
World Meteorological Organization and International Oceanographic Commission's
Expert Team on Sea Ice and the Canadian MetArea coordinator for ice
Mr. Stephen Green has degrees in Physics, Civil Engineering and Meteorology plus holds numerous offshore certifications. Mr. Green is the General Manager of Provincial Aerospace Limited’s Ice & Environmental Services Group and has managed numerous projects including ice management, weather forecasting, oceanographic monitoring, data analysis, numerical modelling, and field data collection & analysis.
In addition Mr. Green is an ISO Lead auditor and is currently the Vice-Chair for the ISO/TC 67/SC8 Committee for Development of Arctic ISO Ice Management Standards and the Canadian Federal Government Liaison to the Russian ISO/TC 67/SC8 Committee for the Development of Environmental Monitoring Arctic ISO Standards.
Given Mr. Green’s technical & academic background, he is considered, by many, as an expert in offshore physical environmental management.
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