BSc Applied Mathematics & Physics
MSc Mechanical Engineering, Phd Offshore Structures
Dr Shanks has 40 years experience of engineering analysis, design, construction & installationprincipally in the offshore industry. Project experience includes Hutton, Snorre and Heidrun TLP's plus Central North Sea and Jotun FPSO's, with reference to system and component engineering for riser systems. Specific riser and pipeline expertise includes top tensioned risers, flexible pipe riser systems, umbilical systems, steel offloading lines, marine pipelines, FSHR towers and deepwater SCRs. Dr. Shanks has seven years of operator experience managing and technically supervising two major riser projects in the North Sea. Prior to setting up RiserTec, he was also responsible for establishing the riser group within INTEC Engineering, Houston where he was extensively involved in several deepwater GoM riser projects. Design of large diameter (24-30in) SCR’s for 4500-6500ft water depths for GOM, W.Africa and North Sea using various host vessel designs including Spar’s, Semi’s and FPSO’s. Finite Element Analysis of Riser systems using ANSYS and ABAQUS his specialist areas include:
RiserTec has recently been acquired by Oil States Industries, a major global provider of integrated energy systems and solutions.
OSI has the capability & expertise to enable customers to build and operate high-performance offshore facilities and offers a full range of solutions for the most demanding environments from project start to finish. Against this background, RiserTec will continue to operate as a fully independent division within OSI providing riser, mooring and pipeline system engineering and analysis services to both existing and new Clients.
With leading-edge technologies and unsurpassed technical expertise, OSI can deliver reliable, cost-effective solutions to meet drilling, workover, production, lifting and mooring challenges & has a strong track record of supporting customer success for over 75 years. The addition of RiserTec to the group will greatly enhance OSI’s subsea engineering capabilities while at the same time providing RiserTec with significantly increased commercial backing plus access to OSI’s large procurement network.
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RiserTec’s Quality Management System is currently transitioning into the new ISO9001:2015.
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