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I have authored an online course titled: INTRODUCTION TO FACILITIES OPERABILITY - How to Design Operable Facilities.

It is Course Number P-4011, available through You can use the buttons below to navigate there.

H4 Connector Failure

National Academies "Bolt" Committee

I was pleased to have been a part of the National Academy of Engineering's Ad-Hoc committee on "Connector Reliability for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations"—sometimes referred to as the "Bolt Committee." This study committee was formed at the request of the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to review a series of critical bolting failures that have occurred on subsea safety equipment and to recommend steps that BSEE and the industry might take to improve the reliability of connectors used by the oil and gas industry in subsea service. This study has now been completed, and the report "High-Performance Bolting technology for offshore oil and natural Gas Operations" can be accessed at:

Texas Railroading Heritage Museum

I'm pleased to have been elected President of the Board of Directors of the Texas Railroading Heritage Museum. The TRHM is a collaboration between the City of Tomball, TX, Harris County, and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. We will be building a museum in Old Town Tomball to display the vintage rail cars, engines, and other railroad memorabilia owned by the Gulf Coast Chapter. For more information on the TRHM, visit

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Solidified Natural Gas (SNG)

Since 2018 I have been working with a start-up company (Century Fathom, Inc.) investigating the potential of transporting methane as solidified natural gas. Traditional research into hydrates had centered on assessments of its potential as an energy resource and its prevention in production facilities. Recent research into the molecular structure of Methane Clathrates indicates the potential to use some forms of methane hydrates as a transportation mode for methane – Solidified Natural Gas.

Interestingly, preliminary results from some of the research indicates that the methane clathrate formation/disassociation cycle will perform some degree of desalination of the water used in the process.

I have been preparing techno-economic analyses for potential applications around the world – both offshore and onshore. I have leveraged fuel tank designs performed for NASA and relevant hydrate research performed in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Singapore to create conceptual equipment and system designs, assess the technical performance, and estimate the cost & economic indicators for some half dozen applications around the world. This has been an extremely challenging and fun project for me.

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