"Subsea – Past, Present, and Future," will be presented by:
Preston Mason, former SSTB Advisory Board member and now retired from KBR
Bob Helmkamp, Shell International E&P, Inc.
Joe Munisteri, Consultant, Transmar Consult, Inc.
Wednesday, March 4 at 12:30 p.m.
Webcast Theater, PennWell Booth
During his 45-year career, Preston Mason has been involved in all aspects of the oil business, including 36 years developing and applying deepwater technology. Mason participated in developing technology in the '60s and '70s, then in field development planning, design, and execution of subsea well and floating production systems, worldwide. He also led field development studies and contributed to business strategy and business development for Brown & Root during the early '90s.
Bob Helmkamp has had a career spanning over 33 years with Shell in the E&P business developing oil and gas fields in a variety of environments. He was the technical manager in charge of engineering for wells, well systems, risers, and TLP components supporting the well system for the Auger TLP in the Gulf of Mexico. The highly successful Auger development helped to open up Shell's extensive deepwater portfolio to development, and many of the well system issues were similar to those faced on subsequent subsea developments.
Helmkamp moved to the fledgling subsea group in the GoM in 1994, and managed several deepwater developments, before becoming an engineering manager in Shell's global deepwater project delivery organization. He has held various engineering management roles in the subsea systems, in charge of subsea hardware, flow assurance, project delivery, subsea controls, and umbilicals groups.
Joseph G. Munisteri has broad experience in the areas of design and construction management, project evaluations, project financing, technical and economic feasibility studies, marketing, and project development for industrial and power projects.
Prior to founding the Joseph G. Munisteri Co. in 1989, Munisteri served as chairman of the board, president, and CEO of Comstock Group. He restructured, refinanced, and redirected the overall activities of the Comstock Group of Engineering and Construction Companies. As executive VP of Ford Bacon & Davis, Incorporated, he was COO and a member of the board of directors.
As president and member of the board of directors of ENSERCH Engineers and Constructors, Munisteri was also a VP of ENSERCH Corp. for Engineering and Construction. As group VP (Corporate Development/Power) of Brown & Root, Inc., Mr. Munisteri was a member of the Board of Directors and was responsible for strategic planning, marketing, business development, and Power Division activities, as well as a member of the Operating Committee.
As GM of the Lummus' Houston dvision, Munisteri directed the sales, engineering, procurement, construction, and financial activities for the Houston Division. Previously, Munisteri was in charge of Latin American sales and coordinated Southeast Asian operations from London. As a project engineer and Construction Manager for Bechtel Corp., Munisteri was involved in the design and construction of power plants and petroleum and industrial facilities.