Kent, based in our Houston Office, is the General Manager of Margetis Offshore Consulting, Energy - Oil & Gas Division.
Kent has thirty (30) years of experience in the Oil and Gas field, having initially spent 15 years with the American Bureau of Shipping (A.B.S.), as an Offshore Project Manager and Principal Engineer. Whilst in A.B.S., Kent undertook various high profile projects, including the BP Thunder Horse Project (before and after the major casualty sustained in 2006), the BHP Bilton Neptune TLP Project and the BP HOLSTEIN Spar Project.
Of noteworthy importance is his involvement in the Revision and Updating the A.B.S. “Guide for Building and Classing Facilities on Offshore Installations”, which covers A.B.S. requirements for process, industrial, marine and safety systems for all offshore site dependent floating and fixed facilities. In general, Kent is an expert in compliance issues with Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (USA) and IMO regulations, both for Ship, MODU and floating systems (particularly for the Gulf of Mexico).
Throughout his carrier, Kent has had vast experience in project management and systems engineering for Production Facilities, FPSOs, Semi-submersible vessels, Spars, TLPs, Fixed Platforms, MODUs, and Naval Vessels.
From our Houston Office, Kent will be coordinating, managing and implementing all Firm’s projects relevant to the upstream Energy sector, on a worldwide basis.
Kent holds a Marine Engineering degree, from Texas A&M University, has graduate training from George Washington University and University of Wisconsin and an MBA from University of Texas at Dallas.