Ray Burke is currently leading the flexible pipe systems team in BP’s Global Subsea Hardware organisation and is charged with leading the specification and procurement of this product globally. He was previously lead engineer for the riser scope on the Quad204 project, and is also a BP global technical advisor. He has a first-class degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Ocean and Subsea Engineering from University College London. He is a chartered engineer and Fellow of both the Institutions of Mechanical Engineers, and Marine Engineers with over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry – mostly in the fields of subsea engineering, materials and structural design, project engineering and novel technology deployment.
He was previously a full-time university lecturer and is a named inventor on 19 patents. He has held technical authority and leadership roles in a number of Shell entities, before joining BP in 2011. Ray was one of the original architects of the XHAB™ pipeline rehabilitation technology and pioneered its research and development in the United States and investment into the five year program of testing, classification and licensing.