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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 working both for international operators and service companies. She joined KAEFER in 2018 to help develop CUI expertise and training. Clare’s experience includes operational integrity improvement programs, failure investigation and problem solving. She has set up CUI improvement campaigns, participated in CUI management cold eyes reviews and created CUI risk-based control methods. Clare has also undertaken key work in CUI data driven innovation including a recent Eurocorr paper that investigated the differences between different published and in-house CUI guidance and provided examples of how to avoid common errors associated with Risk Based Inspection strategies for CUI. 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 has helped to produce several industry corrosion management guidance documents.


Dr. Steve Paterson

Corrosion and Integrity Consultant

Arbeadie Consultants Ltd.

Steve has over 40 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 and was appointed External Lecturer in Corrosion Management at Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen). Steve was approached by KAEFER in May 2018 to join as a consultant for the development and delivery of CUI control services.