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More than thirty years of engineering and project-management experience serve as the foundation for Ian Gardiner’s success in the oil and gas industry. His extensive career has consisted of project leadership roles around the world, from Houston, TX, and the Gulf of Mexico to West Africa, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom’s North Sea.For the past three years, Ian Gardiner has worked as a subsea lead and project engineering manager on deepwater projects in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Angola. His responsibilities on the projects have included managing definition engineering of upgrades; to subsea facilities and equipment; to recruiting an engineering team and tendering, awarding, and managing facility studies and survey projects. Prior to his role on those projects, Ian Gardiner served from 2004 to 2009 as a pipelines engineering manager for Angola LNG Ltd (Chevron) on the Deepwater Gas Gatherings Pipelines Project. Mr. Gardiner led the team, coordinating both the design and construction of the offshore gas-gathering pipeline system in Angola, and overseeing both the definition and execution phases of the nearshore and onshore portions of the pipeline. His management included the development of the network pipeline specifications, the supervision of the pipeline’s design, and the contract negotiation and award of the nearshore and onshore pipeline network. Mr. Gardiner, who is based in Houston, TX, served six years as the pipeline engineer for Shell Deepwater Services, on its Bonga Deepwater Oilfield Development Project, the company’s first such project in West Africa. During his tenure there, Mr. Gardiner coordinated the design and construction of the site’s pipelines and risers, from concept development to installation. Additionally, he completed invitation to tender documents as well as the cost-control budget systems for both the subsea equipment and pipeline/riser departments. Beyond his experience on deepwater projects, Mr. Gardiner has worked on shallow-water gas field and subsea development sites. A civil engineering graduate of Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Mr. Gardiner was named a fellow of the UK Royal Institute of Naval Architects in 1997.

Work experience

Apr 2011May 2012

Subsea Hardware Project Lead

Shell Oil Company Houston
Nov 2009Apr 2011

Project Engineering Manager Pre FEED Chissonga Field Angola

Maersk Oil Houston
Jan 2009Apr 2010

Principal Project Consultant Tamar Deepwater Gas Project FEED, Israel

JP Kenny Houston
Jan 2004Jan 2009

Pipeline Engineering Manager Deepwater Project Angola LNG

Chevron Angola LNG Houston
Jan 1998Jan 2004

Subsea Facilities Engineer

Shell Deepwater Developments


Bsc. Hons

Heriot-Watt University