Mike Lynch, Senior Operations Advisor; Granherne/KBR
David Sedge, VP GoM Operations; Wood Group
Julia Hedderson, Account Manager; TechnipFMC
LIFE EXTENSION 101
Brian Khey, Deputy OCS OCMI; US Coast Guard
This presentation will provide an overview of the Coast Guard life extension process including some lessons learned from some of the
extension projects that have been completed.
Commander Brian Khey is currently assigned as the District 8 Outer Continental Shelf Division Deputy in New Orleans. He is responsible
for the oversight of oil and gas production and drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico. Commander Khey has 20 years of service in the
Coast Guard where he has served as the Chief of Prevention in New Orleans, Detachment Chief of the Coast Guard’s Outer Continental
Shelf National Center of Expertise in Morgan City as a leading expert in Offshore Supply Vessel, Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit and
Floating Offshore Installation inspections. Prior to that, he held assignments at MSU Houma as the Executive Officer, the Coast Guard
Research and Development Center as a project manager, Marine Safety Office Port Arthur as a marine inspector, and Activities New
York as a vessel examiner. Commander Khey graduated from the State University of New York Maritime with a Bachelor of Engineering
in Electrical Engineering and a Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer’s license steam/diesel unlimited horsepower. He also holds a
Master’s of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.
COLLABORATION: THE KEY TO EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS
Evan Zimmerman, Executive Director; Offshore Operators Committee
Over a nearly 70-year history, the Offshore Operators Committee has pooled the collective talent and resources of operating companies
in the Gulf of Mexico to address current challenges. This presentation will review a summary of recent past, current, and future
challenges and demonstrate why it’s vital that collaboration remains a central focus to enable efficiency solutions.
Evan H. Zimmerman has two decades of experience in offshore related engineering, technology development and risk management.
He has held senior management roles in the offshore oil and gas service sector in the United States, North Sea, and Australia.
Zimmerman holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the South Texas College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering
from Texas A&M University. He has received numerous patents for offshore related technology, served in key roles in many industry
and academic initiatives, and received many awards for service or accomplishments including a Corporate Leadership Award from
the U.S. Department of Interior.