Sr. Advisor, Regulatory Affairs, Technology Strategy and Acceptance
Dr. Greg Kusinski has over 20 years of industry experience, and has worked in various corporate capacities focusing on major capital project execution, regulatory acceptance and approval, technology development, technology commercialization, and technology deployment.
Dr. Kusinski received B.S. (High Honors), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering (Materials Science and Mineral Engineering) from University of California at Berkeley where he also completed the Management of Technology program. He also earned an Executive MBA from Rice University with focus on Corporate Strategy and Finance (top Honors – Jones Scholar).
In his current role as a Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs for Technology Strategy and Acceptance within Chevron Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, he leads regulatory engagements with BSEE (Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Department of Interior) on technology qualification and acceptance for deepwater major capital projects in high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) conditions.
Prior to this assignment, Greg served as a Director of DeepStar® and was Chevron Senior Advisor to that organization. DeepStar, the Global Deepwater Technology Development Consortium, has over 25 years of collaborative excellence between over 70 operators, manufacturing and service companies and Universities focusing on Offshore and Deepwater solutions.
Greg was also a member of Chevron Deepwater Area Technology Management Team and Chevron Civil, Structure and Marine Engineering Unit Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Chevron, Greg worked at MMFX Technologies, as a Director or R&D and Production where he was involved in commercialization and production of advanced nano-structured alloy and steel technologies he invented at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Dr. Kusinski holds over 30 patents and had numerous keynote speaking engages with over 50 technical and business journal publications. He delivered a number of invited keynote talks on a broad range of topics from Leadership, Corporate Alliances and Industry Collaboration, Strategy, Risk Management, Project Execution, Technology Commercialization, Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Technology Development and Innovation, Deep Water Technology, Continued Service and Facilities Life Extension, Reliability, Advanced Materials and Characterization Techniques through High Strength Alloys and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.
Dr. Kusinski serves the industry through several industry leadership positions. Few highlights include:
•Chair, Technology Policy Committee, National Ocean Industry Association (NOIA), 2017 -
•Board of Directors, Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), 2018 -
•Advisory Board, WorldOil HPHT Drilling, Completions & Production Conference, 2017 -
•President Board of Directors, Rice Business Partners, Rice University School of Business, 2016 -
•Advisory Board, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley, 2012 -
•Industry Board, Department of NanoEngineering, University of California San Diego, 2011 -
•Advisory Board and Strategic Planning Committee, Subsea Engineering, University of Houston, 2016 -
•Industry Advisor, R&D Portfolio Upstream and Midstream, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), 2017 -
•Reviewer, The Gulf Research Program, US National Academies, Understanding Systemic Risk in the Offshore Oil and Gas Environment, 2017 - 2018
•Chair of the OTC-TMS Program Committee. (Offshore Technology Conference), 2012 – 2018
•Program Advisory Committee, Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) - a public-private partnership organization, Department of Energy funded, 2012 - 2017
•Advisory Board, Ocean Energy Safety Institute, OESI, 2014 - 2017
•Advisory Board, RESTORE Act Subsea Systems Institute, University of Houston, Rice University, NASA, 2015 – 2017
•Industry Task Force, Best Available Safest Technologies (BAST) for Offshore, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), US Department of Interior (DoI), 2013 - 2016