We’re proud to bolster a vastly experienced team of consultant who’ve spent their lives within the oil and gas industry.
Gary has experience in the oil and gas industry since 1990, with career focus areas including materials testing and evaluation, inspection, ECA and flaw acceptance criteria. His primary area of expertise and significant experience include:
Material selection and specification
Materials testing and recommended practices
Engineering Critical Assessment
Vendor / Fabricator assessment and surveillance
Pipeline integrity management
Gary has been involved in many land based pipeline projects as well as major offshore pipelines and has in depth experience in material testing and evaluation. Typically this includes overseeing Weld Procedure Qualification, Inspection, Automated Ultrasonic evaluation and development of ECA flaw acceptance criteria.
R. T. ‘Rick’ Hill has experience in the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry since 1966 and has held senior management positions within the engineering, equipment and service sectors since 1980. His extensive experience in the international business arena includes consulting with major engineering and research institutes in Europe, Scandinavia and Asia Pacific. He has developed market trends and been involved with product technology programs with both European and Japanese steel suppliers.
Areas of expertise include:
Front End Engineering Design
Corrosion Testing and Evaluation
Manufacturing and Fabrication Assessment
Rick Hill has co-authored over seventy-five technical articles covering the performance of oilfield equipment, pipelines and pressure vessel materials as well as market conditions influencing the manufacturing and service sectors. He is a member of NACE, SPE and TMS and is an active participant on the API 17 Committee. Rick is also a member of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Program Committee.
Prior to joining Microalloying, Rick held senior management positions with Kvaerner Oilfield Products, JP Kenny Inc and Aker. His current clients include, but are not limited to, Enterprise Products, Enbridge, ENI, Chevron, Total, LLOG, Hess, and Questar.
Senior Vice President
Dr. Robin Gordon is a recognized expert in Materials, Fabrication, NDE, Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) and Fracture & Fatigue Design of onshore and offshore pipeline systems. Dr. Gordon has participated in numerous national and international committees to develop ECA and Fitness-for-Service Codes & Recommended Practices for the Pipeline, Offshore, and Petrochemical industry sectors.
Dr. Gordon’s areas of expertise include:
Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA)
Strain Based Design
Fitness for Service / Reliability
Fracture Control Design / Assessment
Fatigue Design / Assessment
Sour Service ECA Analysis
Sour Service Testing
Dr. Gordon has authored more than 100 papers on the development and application of Fitness-for-Service and Reliability design and assessment methods to offshore structures, pipelines and pressure vessels. He has managed a number of major research projects for PRCI on pipeline reliability and pipeline repair as well as several international Joint Industry Projects on Fracture and Fatigue Design.
Dr. Gordon is currently involved in a number of research initiatives to develop:
ECA methods for pipelines that experience large strains during installation or operation
ECA methods for pipelines operating in sweet CO2 and sour H2S service
Dr. Gordon has provided Materials, Fabrication, NDE and ECA support to numerous onshore and offshore pipeline projects and has also developed Fracture Control Plans for numerous gas pipeline projects including high pressure Rich Gas and CO2 pipelines.