Gary has over 30 years’ engineering experience across multiple sectors including aviation and Energy. Gary started his career in the Royal Air Force, retiring as Chief Flight Engineer Instructor before transferring his skills and experience to the Oil & Gas Industry.
His breadth of expertise across multiple engineering disciplines saw him joining ADC in 2010 as a mechanical, BOP & Well control equipment specialist conducting rig and BOP inspections on a variety of different drilling units including jack-ups, conventionally moored and dynamically positioned semi-submersibles and drillships.
A natural leader Gary was promoted to BOP & Well Control team lead in 2014 and is responsible for managing a team of over 20 BOP & Well Control subject matter experts to support ADC’s global operations. Gary holds an HNC in Aeronautical engineering and Biochemistry as well as being OEM trained in Surface and Subsea BOPs and MUX Control systems, and is full conversant in industry standards and legislation governing BOPs such as API and BSEE.
Gary enjoys travelling, dog walking his Staffie and playing and teaching guitar. He plays plays guitar in a local rock and soul group and plans to learn the drums in the near future.
Oil & Gas
Despite changes to API 16A having been in place since 2018, BOPs are still being found non-compliant during ADC rig & BOP inspections.
ADC highlighted the potential consequences of inadequate ROV intervention capability and API S53 non-compliance during the monitoring of BOP End of Wells maintenance for a major Oil and Gas Operator.
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