Petroleum Technology in a Green Environment

Mr. Michael Roach ( UK ), BSc Env. Engg , MSc Offshore Engg , is a Senior Offshore Engineer with over 30 years of industrial experience within Oil & Gas industry .  

His experience includes Offshore Engineering , Safety Engineering , Environmental Engineering, Reliability Management and Quality Management . He is currently the Engineering Director & Principal Safety Auditor of WorleyParsons where he is in charge of Offshore Pipelines Safety & Operability .

Mr. Roach started his long career life back in 1976 with Occidental Petroleum as an Offshore Mechanical Engineer where he was in charge of the Offshore Hook-up/commission of Claymore Field Development in Aberdeen (UK). Mr. Roach then joined Chevron Petroleum as a Quality Assurance Certification Engineer where he was in charge of the onshore fabrication phase of Ninian Field Developmen (UK). He then worked for Brown & Root as a Senior Loss Control Engineer , where he was in charge of the design certification for Drilling and Production Platforms. Then he worked for Marathon Oil as their Mechanical Quality Assurance/Certification Engineer for the Brae Field Development (UK). Then he worked for Woodside Offshore Petroleum as their Mechanical QA Engineer . Then he worked for Shell Petroleum as their Mechanical Project Engineer . In 1986 he moved to Australia to work for ESSO as their QA Manager , where he was in charge of ESSO Offshore fields. After that he worked for several Oil/Gas companies in their offshore fields as Project QA Manger , Safety Manager , HSE Manager , Environmental Manager , and Quality & HSE Consultant . His system experience includes ISO 9000 , OHSAS 18000 , ISO 14000 , AS2885.3 , HSEMS , Risk Management , NOHSC 1014 , HAZOP , PHA , HAZMAT , HAZCOM , HAZWOPER , and TQM .

Mr. Roach has a Master Degree in Offshore Engineering from Robert Gordon University , Aberdeen ( UK ), a Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering from London University ( UK ) and an MBA in Technology Studies from Deakin La Trobe University ( Australia ). Mr. Roach is an active member of the Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention and a Fellow of the Quality Society of Australia . He is a Chartered Engineer , Accredited Workplace Health & Safety Officer , and a Certified Environmental Management Systems Auditor and Master Coach in Business Systems .




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