Director, Avista Consulting Limited
Ian has worked in the subsea industry for over 35 years. Early in his career he worked for Shell, KD Marine, Global Diving, Underwater Inspection Services & Seaway Diving. He spent 4 years with Oceaneering International as a Subsea Project Engineer and worked in the North Sea, Norway, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
He joined BP in 1985 and spent 10 years offshore on various subsea construction and remedial projects as Client Representative and Subsea Engineer.Moving onshore he supported the development of BP Safety Case submissions, and specifically BP’s overall approach to safety management for offshore subsea operations. In 2000, 2005 & 2010 he was responsible for delivering the BP Subsea Federal Contracting Strategy for Subsea activities across the North Sea, and a number of focused recruitment programmes for experienced subsea personnel.
Since 2003 he has held numerous positions within the North Sea Subsea Operations Team: - Project Manager on initial stages of FPS Buzzard Hot Tap Project, Regional Subsea Team Leader, Subsea Strategy Manager, Subsea Advisor and Performance Manager, he was also Head of Subsea and Pipelines 2009/10.
Ian has led the development of internal processes to support, subsea production visibility & recovery options, cost management, subsea planning, and the development, interpretation and implementation of the BP EPC system for Global Subsea Operations.
He has represented BP as a Board Member of Subsea UK since 2009, and also on the OGA Workgroup for Subsea Asset Stewardship.
Completing his 30-year career with BP in 2015 as Subsea Advisor to Global Subsea Operations, Ian retired from BP at the end of 2015.
Currently Director of Avista Consulting Limited, offering consultancy, representation, strategy development, facilitation, project and initiative management services to Oil & Gas Industry and associated trade and supporting organisations.
While he has continued to represent BP at Subsea UK during 2016, he is seeking new challenges where he can provide support and insight across a variety of areas via his new Company.