Key Personnel

Peritus Key Personnel consist of senior executives who are recognised industry experts with many years of combined experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Each executive has held senior technical and management positions within major international offshore oil and gas engineering consultancies, engineering companies, contractors and operators.

David Kennare - BEng Chem (Hons) FIChemE CEng

David Kennare - BEng Chem (Hons) FIChemE CEng

David Kennare has over 22 years engineering experience including facilities development from technical feasibility reviews through conceptual development to detailed engineering, construction, commissioning and operation

of oil and gas processes both onshore and offshore.

His Management experience includes strategic development and business planning, marketing and business development, acquisition management, integration and business operational management and growth.

David has previously been employed by Boral Energy, AMEC and IGL Engineering and has worked in the UK, Asia & Australia

He has a Fellowship in chemical engineering, is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

David is the Group Managing Director in addition to the Peritus International Global Leader for Field Development.

Ian Nash – BSc (1st Class Hons) MSc, Eur Ing, CEng CMarEng FIMarEST

Ian Nash – BSc (1st Class Hons) MSc, Eur Ing, CEng CMarEng FIMarEST

Ian Nash has over 29 years general engineering experience, the last 25 of which have been specialised in subsea engineering and offshore pipeline design and installation in Europe and China.

Ian’s Project Management experience includes the detailed design of Europipe Gas Pipeline from Norway to Germany, Canyon Express development of 3 subsea fields in 2200m water depth, Medgaz pipeline systems from Algeria to Spain crossing numerous fault zones and subsea canyons, detailed design of production flowlines, service lines and associated structures for Angola Block 31 PSVM Development as well as other detailed and conceptual engineering projects, and installation activities.

He has worked in Senior Positions with INTECSEA, Saipem and SASP Offshore Engineering as well as technical positions with ABB Global, RJ Brown & Assoc and JP Kenny in Europe, America and Asia Pacific.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (hons), is a Chartered Engineer, European Engineer and a Chartered Marine Engineer. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (FIMarEST).

Ian is the Managing Director and Engineering Director of the Europe, Africa and Middle East region in addition to being Global Leader of Subsea Pipelines.

Matthew Robson - B. Com, BCM, CA

Matthew Robson - B. Com, BCM, CA

Matthew Robson has over 18 years' financial experience, having worked for the Oil and Gas Engineering Industry for the past 10 years. Prior to joining Peritus International in 2009,

Matthew was the Finance Manager for PT Petrosea operating in Indonesia.

Matthew is responsible for Peritus Finances, IT, Risk Management, Reporting, Project Accountability and Project Services. His management experience includes strategic development and business planning, financial audits and reporting, acquisition management, integration and business operational management and growth.

Matthew received his Bachelor of Commerce and BCM from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant.

Matthew is the Chief Financial Officer of Peritus International, overseeing the financial operations of all regions

Andrew Millar

Andrew Millar

Andrew Millar has thirty years experience in the offshore oil and gas and petrochemical industries successfully specialising in subsea control systems, he has developed as a Lead Subsea Engineer and has a high level

of recent and relevant experience in modern project management methods and systems including alliances. Through his career, Andrew has established close working partnerships, risk and reward strategies, continuous improvement techniques and related ‘new’ business methods. Playing key roles in several developments offshore NW Australia, Andrew has guided projects through concept definition, concept selection, the challenging FEED design process, taking responsibility to deliver the projects on time and on budget.

Andrew has current, relevant experience in conceptual studies, development of field architectures, FEED, detail design, fabrication and manufacture, installation and commissioning of large, deep water, subsea developments.

Andrew is the Global Leader for Subsea Systems and is based in the Peritus International Asia Pacific office in Perth.

Stuart McKay - B Eng (Hons) Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering

Stuart McKay - B Eng (Hons) Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering

Stuart has more than twenty years' experience working in the oil and gas industry with specific experience in offshore floating 

structures. Experience includes technical and commercial responsibility for both minor and major (complex) offshore projects, for both contractors and owners. He is experienced in conceptual design of innovative structures, through development planning as well as through project delivery (FEED, project fabrication and offshore installation). Within his career Stuart has addressed field developments including subsea and fixed platforms, with a particular interest in floating structures, including semi-submersibles, dry tree units (Spar and TLP) and FSO / FPSOs.

Stuart has a Bachelor of Engineering B Eng (Hons) Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from the University of Strathclyde and is a Chartered Engineer with the the Institute of Engineers Australia (CP Eng).

Stuart is the Operations Manager for the Asia Pacific region in addition to being Global Leader for Floating Systems.

Jie Fang, BSc, PhD

Jie Fang, BSc, PhD

Dr. Jie Fang, has over 20 years of experience working on engineering projects in offshore oil and gas and subsea pipeline industries, specializing in hydrodynamics and structural dynamics of slender bodies such as marine risers,

cables, umbilicals, mooring lines and pipelines. His experience includes managing pipeline installation engineering projects as Head of Analysis, European Marine Contractors Ltd, and design of deepwater risers and flow lines and arctic pipelines.

In the past decade, Dr. Fang has gained extensive experience in the design and installation of dynamic risers in deep and ultra deep water. He's led projects around the world including the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and Western Australia. He has also participated in numerous conferences and workshops with significant technical publications.

Jie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, and a PhD in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from University College London.

Jie is Global Leader of Marine Risers in addition to being Americas Acting General Manager and Regional Senior Vice President of Engineering. 

Stephen Rivers - BSc FIEAUST CPEng

Stephen Rivers - BSc FIEAUST CPEng

Stephen Rivers has over 25 years experience in engineering and engineering management, the majority of which have been spent in the offshore oil and gas industry specialising in design and installation of marine pipelines and subsea systems.

He has experience with engineering consultancies, EPC contractors and Operator organisations in the North Sea, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Caspian Sea regions.

Stephen has been previously employed by INTECSEA, J Ray McDermott, Kvaerner Engineering & Construction, R J Brown & Associates, and Brown & Root Construction.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia CP Eng (Mechanical).

Stephen is the Asia Pacific Engineering Director.

Bill Neilson - BSc (1st Class Hons) MSc

Bill Neilson - BSc (1st Class Hons) MSc

Bill Neilson has over 30 years experience in the Oil and Gas Industry in all phases of development from appraisal to detailed design, construction and maintenance. Bill has worked as part of a client team on a number of

occasions negotiating scopes of work and supervising engineering and construction.

Management experience includes Operations Director for Pegasis International (formerly Mentor Project Engineering). Bill was also responsible for Business Development. Other industry experience includes 8 years with J P Kenny.

Bill has worked on a number of major projects - in various roles – including Centrica Bird, ATP Tors and Kilmar NW, SLP MacCulloch, CNR Baobab, BP Forties Replacement Pipeline, Marathon, East Brae and DONG Stine Segment 2.

Bill is the Operations Manager and Business Acquistion Director for our London office in Woking, UK.

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