Resume of Ian Shenstone

Degree qualified Metallurgist and Welding Engineer

I am a Materials and Welding Engineer with over 30 years in the oil and gas industry in various worldwide locations. My career may be briefly summarised as follows:

  • BSc Metallurgy (Strathclyde University)
  • Chartered Engineer (UK Engineering Council)
  • Diploma Welding Technology (TWI Cambridge)
  • European Welding Engineer

Materials and Welding Engineering and project engineering, primarily in subsea engineering/installation with major companies such as Inpex, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Talisman, Acergy, JP Kenny

Last Resume Update October 10, 2017
Address Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Phone Number +44 7985 166973


Aker Solutions (Aberdeen and Korea)
Lead Welding Engineer/Metallurgist
May 2016 - Current
Statoil Mariner Hook-Up Project
• Engineering support for fabrication of 40k ton topside modules and offshore hook-up activities. Piping spool fabrication, offshore tie-in welds, offshore structural welding. Located in Aberdeen and DSME fabrication yard Korea. WPQ qualification for hook-up phase including carbon steel, Titanium, Duplex SS, 6%Mo piping.
CRC Evans Offshore Ltd (Alness)
Welding and Materials Engineer
Jan 2016 - May 2016
Total Kaombo project : Welding engineering activities related to Gas Export pipeline
Inpex Ichthys Project (Aberdeen)
Senior Welding and Materials Engineer
Apr 2013 - Aug 2015
Inpex Ichthys project – Subsea Production System – responsible for materials and welding engineering related to the manufacture of Xmas Trees, wellheads, well jumpers, manifolds, subsea distribution hub structures, UTA’s, valves and related subsea hardware
Wood Group Kenny (Aberdeen)
Lead Materials Engineer
Aug 2012 - Apr 2013
BP Quad 204 project – Procurement & fabrication packages for flowlines, manifolds, riser end terminations, flowline end terminations,
Shell UK Ltd (Aberdeen)
Senior Welding and Materials Engineer
Nov 2010 - Jul 2012
Brent Bypass Project : re-configuration of Northern and Western Gas Pipelines and FLAGS system as part of the Brent field de-commissioning program
Wood Group Integrity Management , Aberdeen
Lead Materials and Corrosion Engineer and Technical Authority
Apr 2010 - Nov 2010
Inpex Ichthys Gas Field Development (Australia) subsea FEED study.
Sarawak Shell Berhad, (Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia)
Materials and Welding Engineer
Aug 2006 - Jan 2010
B11 Compression project – topside piping and jacket fabrication. B11 Compressor manufacture/modification at Dresser Rand plant in Le Havre. Installation of CRA clad HPHT pipelines offshore Sarawak
Acergy Ltd (Aberdeen)
Senior Materials and Welding Engineer
Feb 2005 - Jul 2006
Materials/Welding Engineering support for various subsea pipeline projects: ATP Tors ,ATP/Bluewater L-6, Santos Casino (Australia), Ormen Lange (Norway),Sakhalin 1 Chayvo hyperbaric welding (Russia).
Aker Kvaerner Subsea Solutions (Aberdeen)
Materials Engineer
Sep 2004 - Jan 2005
Materials Engineering support for BP West of Shetland Subsea Asset Support group e.g. Foinaven Produced Water Re-Injection project
JP Kenny/Ionik Consulting (Aberdeen)
Senior Materials Engineer
Sep 2003 - Sep 2004
Seconded to Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd, Aberdeen to provide Materials engineering support for Tartan North Terrace, Tweedsmuir subsea pipeline (tender evaluation) and onshore hot tap of gasoline line at Shell Mossmorran terminal
Stolt Offshore Ltd (Aberdeen)
Senior Materials and Welding Engineer
Jan 2002 - Sep 2003
Materials/welding/corrosion engineering support for ExxonMobil Erha subsea development and Total E & P Norge Skirne Byggve pipeline project (Norway).
ExxonMobil Exploration Petroleum Malaysia Inc- (Kuala Lumpur),
Materials Engineering Advisor
Nov 2001 - Nov 2002
Materials, corrosion and welding engineering consultancy to the Development Projects Department and Design Engineering Division (topsides and subsea)
Halliburton Subsea Ltd (Aberdeen and Stavanger)
Senior Welding and Materials Engineer
Jan 1999 - Oct 2001
Materials engineering, welding engineering and corrosion testing activities related to pipeline bundle, towhead and manifold fabrication. Hyperbaric welding on Malampaya pipeline (Phillipines).
Stolt Comex Seaway Ltd (Aberdeen)
Welding Engineer
Jan 1990 - Jan 1999
Development of procedures (subsea pipeline and hyperbaric), engineering studies, subsea hot tapping, pipeline isolation.
Comex UK Ltd (Aberdeen)
Subsea Project Engineer
Apr 1987 - Dec 1989
General subsea project engineering activities such as: metrology, flanged pipeline/spoolpiece tie-ins, pigging operations, J-Tube pulls, concrete mattress installation etc. Development of subsea welded hot tapping system.
Subsea Offshore Ltd (Aberdeen)
Inspection Engineer
Oct 1983 - Sep 1986
Co-ordination of subsea inspection, and IRM programmes carried out by diver or ROV consisting primarily of visual surveys, NDE, CP surveys and metrology
Rolls Royce Ltd (East Kilbride, UK)
Engine Metallurgist
Oct 1976 - Oct 1982
Metallurgical investigation of failures in aero gas turbine engine components, mainly in Nickel base high temperature alloys


The Welding Institute (Cambridge)
Diploma in Welding Technology
Oct 1990 - Jun 1991
Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology (Aberdeen)
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications in Engineering
Sep 1986 - Apr 1987
Paisley College of Technology (Scottish School of NDT)
Diploma in Quality Engineering and NDT
Oct 1982 - May 1983
University of Strathclyde (Glasgow)
BSc Metallurgy
Oct 1973 - Jun 1976

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