Mr. Sattler holds a Texas Registered Professional Engineer Certification and has a proven background in Offshore Drilling, Oil & Gas, Energy, Risk Assessment, and Engineering Management. A few highlights of his career include executive roles serving as Vice President, Technology and Technology Ambassador for Lloyd’s Register Energy, Houston, Texas (Upstream in the Americas), responsible for direct technology development and application for energy clients as well as quality delivery of technical services to clients worldwide in the drilling arena, encompassing consulting, engineering, inspection, compliance, project, and asset integrity services.
As the Sr. Vice President of Technical and Technology for Lloyd's Register Energy Drilling, Houston, Texas, and Sr. Vice President, WEST Engineering Services, Houston, Texas Area, for nineteen plus years he was responsible for the execution and quality of technical projects, and providing technical support and direction for investigations and troubleshooting for operating groups. After the Macondo event in Louisiana, Mr. Sattler participated in the blow-out preventer (BOP) equipment of the Joint Industry Task Force, commissioned with reviewing best industry practices, and developing guidelines to improve reliability and performance of this critical safety equipment. Also, he participated in the review and rewriting of API RP 53, renamed to Standard 53 Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells. Within that effort, participated in the subcommittee on Inspections and Maintenance, Sections 8.7 and 14.9. Mr. Sattler led the WEST group responsible for adapting inspection and engineering review standards utilized for over 25 years in the company to the new US Gulf ofMexico regulations promulgated originally in NTL 2010-N05, and the subsequent final interim rule articulated in CFR 250 Docket ID BOEM-2010-0034.
He has facilitated multiple risk assessments on various drilling and completion equipment, managed additional risk assessment projects on other rig systems for sixth generation newbuild rigs, and led risk assessments for dropped stacks and other objects on two rigs, as well as ram configuration analyses for three rigs utilizing FMECA, Fault Tree, and HAZOP techniques. Led a study for evaluating need for and best method of upgrading stack to 20K for use in Turkmenistan.
In his early career he served at Shell in two capacities. The first, Staff Facilities Engineer, Division Facilities Engineer where he provided surveillance, improvement, and project installation for a newly built sour gas plant, and managed engineering consultants to design and install $1.8 MM of various types of projects, including mechanical, civil, electrical, and instrumentation. The second, as the Plant Foreman, where he participated in the hiring of full complement of operating and maintenance staff for new CO2 and Gas Liquids Recovery Plant.