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Dr. Clare Watt

Principal CUI/RBI Integrity Engineer

KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG.

Clare has 20 years operational experience in upstream corrosion & integrity management mostly in operator teams (BPAmoco, Shell) including 12 years in senior staff roles (ExxonMobil, CNR International). Since 2015 she has worked on a wide variety of consultancy projects and joined KAEFER in 2018 to help grow CUI control services. Clare’s experience spans different corporate cultures and includes operational integrity improvement programs, failure investigation and problem solving. She has managed CUI inspection and refurbishment campaigns including live equipment TSA upgrades, participated in audits and written CUI risk-based control methods. Clare has lectured for 13 years for the Cranfield University Corrosion Training Program and is a member of the Energy Institute Corrosion Management Committee. She drafted “Guidelines for the Assessment of Corrosion Threats in Risk Based Inspection” and revised CUI content for “Guidance for Corrosion Management in Oil and Gas Production and Processing (April 2019)”.


Dr. Steve Paterson

Corrosion and Integrity Consultant

Arbeadie Consultants Ltd.

Steve has over 36 years experience in materials, corrosion, welding, inspection and integrity management. He has extensive operational and project experience in the U.K., Netherlands, Norway, Middle East and Malaysia. He was previously materials and corrosion discipline head for Shell’s upstream assets in Europe. During this time, he was directly involved in integrity issues with CUI including investigation of significant failures and execution of major refurbishment programmes. He has also been a member and chair of the Energy Institute Corrosion Management Committee including oversight of the production of UK Energy Institute “Guidance for Corrosion Management in Oil and Gas Production and Processing (May 2008)” and “Management of External Coatings for Corrosion”. Since retiring from Shell in May 2017 he has taken on a number of consultancy projects related to corrosion management. He has been appointed External Lecturer in Corrosion Management at Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen) and is also a review panel member of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre. Steve was approached by KAEFER in May 2018 to join as a consultant for the development and delivery of CUI control services.