Pat is a recognized authority on corrosion engineering problems and more importantly, how to solve them. He has extensive experience in internal corrosion mechanisms, causal factors and its detection, mitigation and prevention, gained through more than 40 years of practical hands-on advanced corrosion engineering training. His experience covers upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum operations at both local and international facilities. Pat has extensive experience working with the petroleum natural gas industry and NACE International related to the development of pipeline safety standard practices.
He is particularly well known for his groundbreaking developments of field-based remote real-time corrosion rate monitoring with electrochemical noise. Pat’s experience has resulted in the development, peer recognition, acceptance and worldwide use of a proprietary in-house internal corrosion predictive model (ICPM), for use in upstream and midstream, sweet or sour multiphase pipelines.
Pat has worked with pipeline operators to improve their safety and integrity programs and achieved demonstrably improved safety performance thus enhancing corporate profitability. This can result in a reduced carbon-footprint through quantifiable reductions in metal loss translated into lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Pat is also Lead Instructor for NACE International courses Internal Corrosion for Pipelines – Basic and Advanced, Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management, and Direct Assessment.
Just some of his notable achievements and awards include:
- NACE International, Northern Area (Canada and Alaska) 2001 Outstanding Service Award
- Joint recipient of the UK Millennium Products Award presented by Prime Minister Tony Blair on December 14, 1999 in London, England to Integrity Solutions (now Intercorr International).
- 2017 NACE International Technical Achievement Award, 2017 NACE Corrosion Conference, New Orleans, USA.