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OVERVIEW

Subsea Systems Institute (SSI) is a collaboration between the University of Houston, Rice University and the Johnson Space Center (NASA). SSI has a focus on applied research to support translational engineering and technology development for offshore and deepwater exploration and production.


MISSION

To improve safety and efficiency of offshore energy development by facilitating engineering, science and policy research and through third party unbiased validation of technology and practices.


COLLABORATION

Subsea Systems Institute creates a major opportunity to form strong alliances between the academic/research sector, the energy and space industries, and international organizations. Collaborators include:

  • Major oil and gas operators
  • Offshore equipment manufacturers and the service sector
  • Government agencies
  • Industry trade organizations
  • International research organizations
  • Research and academic institutions

PROGRAMS

Research & Technology:

  • Utilize RESTORE Act and industry funding to support the collaborative development and validation of safe and efficient technologies for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons. Collaborative development requires inter-disciplinary and multi-institutional programs
  • Collaborate as partners with industry to develop new technologies that support the safe and economic development of deepwater resources

Training & Certification:

  • Training and courses for professionals, new employees and graduate students

PARTNERS

Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti - Director, Subsea Systems Institute (SSI)
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, PhD

Director, Subsea Systems Institute (SSI)

Sergio Kapusta, PhD - Director, Rice Energy and Environment Initiative, Rice University
Sergio Kapusta, PhD

Director, Rice Energy and Environment Initiative, Rice University

Dr. Kamlesh Lulla - Director, University Collaboration and Partnership, NASA Johnson Space Center
Kamlesh Lulla, PhD, PhD

Director, University Collaboration and Partnership, NASA Johnson Space Center

Stephanie Coates - Research Administrator, Subsea Systems Institute (SSI)
Stephanie Coates

Research Administrator, Subsea Systems Institute (SSI)

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

John Allen - SSI Advising Consultant, Allen Energy Consultants, LLC (AEC)
John Allen

SSI Advising Consultant, Allen Energy Consultants, LLC (AEC)

Yasser Bangash - Senior Facilities Engineer, BP
Yasser Bangash

Senior Facilities Engineer, BP

Paul Doucette - GM, Industry Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement, Baker Hughes
Paul Doucette

GM, Industry Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement, Baker Hughes

Tom Feutrill - Pluto Train 2 Project Manager, Woodside Energy USA (Inc)
Tom Feutrill

Pluto Train 2 Project Manager, Woodside Energy USA (Inc)

Luis Garza Rios, PhD - Senior Marine Consultant, ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions
Luis Garza Rios, PhD

Senior Marine Consultant, ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions

Diana K. Grauer, PhD - Director of Research and Chief Research Engineer, TechnipFMC
Diana K. Grauer, PhD

Director of Research and Chief Research Engineer, TechnipFMC

Luc Huyse, PhD - Facilities Engineering R&D Portfolio Manager
Luc Huyse, PhD

Facilities Engineering R&D Portfolio Manager, Chevron

Sudhir Pai - Chairman, Board of Directors, Technology Collaboration Center
Sudhir Pai

Chairman, Board of Directors, Technology Collaboration Center

Nikunj Patel - Director, Engineering & Technology, Oceaneering International Inc.
Nikunj Patel

Director, Engineering & Technology, Oceaneering International Inc.

Francesco Tripodi - Commercial GoM, SOLUTIONS business line
Francesco Tripodi

Commercial GoM, SOLUTIONS business line, Saipem

Sid Vinyard - Chairman, Houston Technology Center - International
Sid Vinyard

Chairman, Houston Technology Center - International

EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS

  • William Maddock, Former Program Director, Subsea Systems Institute
  • Peter Moles, Director of Emerging Technologies, Oceaneering International Inc.
  • Todd Newell, Vice President of Technology, Oceaneering International Inc.
  • John O'Brien, Focus Area Manager, Chevron