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Dr Steve Paterson

Materials & Corrosion Adviser

Arbeadie Consultants Ltd.

Steve has a B.SC. (Eng.) and Ph.D in Metallurgy from Imperial College, London. He has 40+ years of experience in materials, corrosion, welding, inspection and integrity management mostly with Shell. His last position prior to retirement from Shell was as the global Principal Technical Expert for Upstream Materials. He has extensive experience in the oil & gas production, refining, chemicals, and R&D sectors; and has worked in the U.K., Netherlands, Norway, Middle East and Malaysia. He has been engaged in the specification, purchasing, and application of materials in Wells, and has been directly involved in many investigations of downhole failures. He has chaired the Energy Institute Corrosion Management Committee and the EFC Oil & Gas Working Party and is currently the chair for the EFC Taskforce for corrosion in green and low carbon energy technologies. Since retiring in May 2017 he has worked as an independent consultant and as an external lecturer in materials and corrosion management at Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen). In 2019 he was awarded the prestigious Institute of Corrosion Paul McIntyre Award.