David is a Chartered maritime Civil Engineer, a Director of LOC Group and Regional Director, Americas. He is based in Houston and specialises in fixed object damages and in the transportation and installation of offshore structures.
His fixed object work includes investigation of cause and extent of damages, advice on repair options and costs and the organisation and management of repair contracts. He has been expert witness for a number of fixed object disputes, and has provided expert testimony both under deposition and in formal written reports.
He has been project manager of LOC’s largest and most high profile contracts for marine warranty survey services on offshore oil and gas development projects worldwide, in shallow, deep and ultra deep water environments
Mark is an Associate Director of LOC, based in London. He is a Chartered Maritime Civil Engineer and provides civil engineering consultancy services to ship owners, P & I clubs, lawyers, insurance companies and other members of the maritime community. He specialises in the investigation of fixed and floating object damages and unsafe ports.
This work includes the investigation of cause and extent of damages, advice, design and costing of repair options, organisation, management and supervision of repair contracts as well as advice on port design and layout.
He also has experience in performing, monitoring and supervising underwater inspection of damaged marine structures, coral reef restoration and underwater construction work.
Mark has worked globally with LOC, and previously worked for 12 years on international multi-disciplinary projects in the fields of maritime and port construction.
Keith is a Maritime Civil Engineer and has over 30 years’ experience in the marine and offshore oil and gas industries.
He is an Associate Director with LOC London, having previously spent 9 years in LOC’s Houston office, where he was the primary point of contact for fixed object damage in the US, Central & South America. His fixed object experience includes investigation of cause and extent of damages to timber, steel and reinforced concrete structures, advice on repair options and costs and the organisation and management of repair contracts, as well as being appointed as expert witness for fixed object disputes.
Keith also specialises in the transportation and installation of offshore structures. He has been involved with several marine warranty survey and marine consultancy projects for offshore oil and gas field developments worldwide.
Luis is a Civil Engineer at LOC Tampico. Luis’s specialisms include marine warranty surveyor, fixed object damage, inspector, structural reviews, platforms installation reviews and client liaison. Luis has been involved in MWS activities and has been job leader on hundreds of operations for PEMEX, which include; loading to barges, transportation and installation of several platforms in the fields of Cantarell and Litoral Tabasco. Luis has also worked on the installations of heavy structures in the Cantarell and Ku-maloob-zaap (KUMAZA) fields. Luis is currently Projects Manager for all marine warranty surveys activities involving marine fixed platforms installation and pipelines layout for PEMEX at Bay of Campeche, Gulf of México.
Danny is an Associate Civil Engineer and Naval Architect based in the London office. He provides advice on fixed object damage, unsafe ports, maritime civil works, stability and structural analysis of vessels. He advises on the transportation and installation of offshore structures for the maritime community, including P&I Clubs, lawyers, vessel owners, wind farm developers and terminals.
His fixed object damage work includes the investigation of cause, quantum, and advice on the management of repairs for a variety of facilities in Europe, Africa and South America.
Danny previously worked as a maritime design Civil Engineer for harbour works, and is also involved within LOC in marine warranty survey work for the offshore energy sector.
Aime is an Associate of LOC, based in London. She is a Chartered Civil Engineer with a doctorate in Geomechanics and provides both geotechnical and civil engineering consultancy services to ship owners, P & I clubs, lawyers, insurance companies and other members of the maritime community. Aime specialises in the investigation of mineral cargo liquefaction, fixed and floating object damages and site suitability assessments for offshore structures. This work includes providing technical expert advice to the IMO for amendments to the IMSBC Code, the investigation of cause and extent of damages to both mineral ore cargoes and fixed and floating objects, as well as advice on ground investigations and geotechnical analysis for offshore and near shore structures.
Aime has previously worked on international multi‑disciplinary projects and site investigations for offshore, marine and onshore construction, and she has led research projects on soil mechanics. Aime will assist LOC in the revisions to the BWEA “Guidelines for the Selection and Operation of Jack-ups in the Marine Renewable Energy Industry
Brian is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Registered Subsea Engineer and Associate Director of LOC in London. He specialises in offshore oil and gas energy projects including deepwater, pipelines, subsea and civil engineering aspects.
His background includes engineering and management roles with contractors, consultants and oil and gas companies. He has managed integrated projects, particularly field developments with significant upstream/downstream elements, developing and understanding the key commercial and technological issues with projects, both at component level (i.e. pipeline) and national level (i.e. LNG).
He has acted as the ‘champion’ for the development of innovative concepts including pipelines, risers & umbilicals and autonomous subsea power. He is a registered Subsea Engineer and has also gained commercial diver qualifications.
Brian is an Associate Member of the Academy of Experts and has provided expert witness reports.
Paul is a Director of LOC Group and the Regional Director of LOC Middle East, based in Dubai. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer specialising in fixed object damages and in the loadout, transportation and installation of offshore structures.
His fixed object damage work involves investigation of cause and extent of damages, advice on repair options/costs and the organisation and management of repair contracts. He has attended in numerous locations in the Middle East and around the world from Argentina to Vietnam.
In the offshore sector, Paul has acted as marine warranty project manager on several high profile projects in the Middle East that have involved loadout, transportation and installation of jackets, decks, SBMs, pipelines, process modules, jack-up rigs, FPSOs, risers, PLEMs, expansion spools, piling and other associated items.
Nikzad is a Pipeline Engineer and Consultant as LOC London. Nikzad has a technical background in design and analysis of subsea pipelines and offshore structures. Within LOC, Nikzad is a member of the energy team for oil and gas projects.
Nikzad provides technical review of MWS projects and also acts as an onsite surveyor. He has expertise in design and analysis of offshore pipelines and structures, linear and nonlinear Finite Element modelling of pipelines and offshore structures (softwares such as ABAQUS and SACS), engineering criticality assessment of pipelines, fracture and fatigue, hydrodynamic loading on pipelines and offshore structures. Prior to joining LOC, Nikzad worked for an offshore installation company, specialising in jacket platforms and pipelines, with experience in lifting, launching, sea transportation and sea-fastening design. Nikzad has also performed academic research on fracture response of offshore pipelines subject to large plastic strains.
Don is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 40 years’ experience in engineering and construction on major international, multi-discipline projects. He joined LOC’s London office in 2008 before transferring to Thailand to set up and manage the Laem Chabang office in 2009.
With LOC, he has provided civil and structural engineering consultancy services and expert advice, acting on behalf of P&I Clubs, insurance companies, lawyers and other members of the maritime engineering community. He has wide-ranging experience in the practical application of risk management in marine construction.
Donald has particular experience of marine casualties involving damages to ports and harbour facilities, access channels and mechanical handling plant. He advises on methods of repair, quantum and managing the implementation of repairs.