Who We Are
We are a small company that is passionate about supporting companies to achieve their goals. We provide a range of affordable and personalised engineering services to organisations of all sizes.
Meet Our Director
Richard has spent more than 30 years immersed in the world of the oil and gas industry, providing strategic and operational support.
Richard is a Chartered Engineer with membership of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology & the Institution of Engineers Australia. He also holds RPEQ.
Beginning his career in the oil and gas industry for a International consultancy firm, Richard's expertise spans across structures, pipelines & process equipment.
Initially working for North Sea operators on offshore structural integrity, Richard gained experience in offshore steel jackets, concrete gravity based structures & topside facilities. Working for companies including, Unocal, Amerada Hess & Amoco. Richard also worked for Apache Energy whilst seconded for a role in Australia.
Following this, Richard moved into pipeline engineering and integrity management for BP & Santos before starting his own consulting services firm Aina Consulting.
Over the last 5 years Richard has been engaged by GPA Engineering & Cooper Energy providing technical and integrity management support for onshore and offshore pipeline assets.
Currently, as Director of Aina Consulting, Richard works one-on-one with companies to providing strategic and operational support for onshore and offshore facilities.
Specialties include: safety cases, safety management plans, integrity management plans, AS2885 compliance, corrosion modelling and management, pigging support, fitness for service assessments, in-line inspection data analysis, failure investigation and repair definition.
Richard is professional with a proven track record of working with organisations on complex issues and major networks. Richard's systematic and measured approach sees him deliver fit for purpose solutions to everyday engineering issues & compliance requirements.
Recent Experience Summary
Nov-2020 – Oct 2021- Technical Integrity Engineer
Direct contract with Cooper Energy Ltd
Sep 2017 – Nov 2020 - Technical Integrity Engineer
Seconded by GPA to Cooper Energy Ltd
Nov 2016 – Sep 2017 - Chief Pipeline Integrity Engineer
Jun 2011 – Nov 2016 - Lead Pipeline Integrity Engineer
Jun 2003 – May 2011 - Principal Engineer (Pipelines)
iicorr Pty Ltd / Stork Technical Services
Jun 2000 – May 2003 - Senior Pipeline Engineer
OIS plc / Oceaneering
Nov 1998 – May 2000 - Lead Pipeline Engineer
Odebrecht Oil & Gas