Christopher Curran BSc

Senior Consultant

Christopher Curran is a Subsea Engineer with 38 years’ experience of offshore production systems, concentrating primarily on subsea production systems including: FEED, specification, project management, manufacturing/ fabrication, offshore installation, commissioning, HIPPS and new technology development. Successfully managed production control systems, workover control systems, umbilical and xmas tree systems for fixed platform and floating production systems including buoys. Experience includes shallow water and deepwater systems for around the world. Excellent skills in forming and managing teams to achieve project goals. Managed the world’s first 15ksi HPHT tree development with large elements of R & D. He is active in API committees as chairman for subsea controls, HIPPS and subsea safety systems. On the advisory board for Subsea Tiebacks. Published numerous papers and presented at conferences. Recognized industry expert on HIPPS and subsea control systems. Founding chairman of Society for Underwater Technology Houston Branch.


  • API 17 F Chairman, Subsea Controls
  • API 17O Chairman, HIPPS
  • API 17V Chairman, Subsea safety systems
  • Honorary Vice President SUT
  • Founding Chairman SUT Houston branch (2000)
  • BSc (Hons) Physics
  • Graduate from Tuck Executive Programme (2001)
  • Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance
  • Kvaerner Project Management Course (based on PMBOK) (2001)
  • Patents for umbilical deployment system, subsea instrumentation and modular control system
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Fellow of the Society for Underwater Technology
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology (formerly IEE)
  • Registered Subsea Engineer (Society for Underwater Technology)
  • Founding Chairman of Society for Underwater Technology (2000-2009, 2012 – date) – Houston Branch (www.SUTHouston.com)

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