Name: Kenneth E. Arnold, PE, NAE
Position: Senior Technical Advisor, WorleyParson
President, K. Arnold Consulting, Inc
Education: M.S. Civil Engineering, Tulane University, 1967
B.S. Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1964
Awards: Society of Petroleum Engineers:
Production and Operations Award
Public Service Award
Texas Society of Professional Engineers:
Houston Engineer of the Year, 2003
National Academy of Engineering:
Elected to Membership, 2005
American Petroleum Institute:
Citation fro Promoting Offshroe Safety
Offshore Energy Center:
Pioneering Technology Award for API RP 14C
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE:
Kenneth E. Arnold has over forty-five years of industry experience with 16 years at Shell Oil Company. He founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which was voted one of the best places in Houston to work by the Houston Business Journal. In 2005 Paragon was purchased by AMEC. In September 2007, Ken retired from AMEC and formed K Arnold Consulting, Inc (KACI). In 2010 he joined WorleyParsons as a part-time Senior Technical Advisor while maintaining KACI for independent consulting work..
Ken is co-author of two textbooks and author of over 50 technical articles on project management and facilities design. He has twice been chosen as an SPE distinguished lecturer. He is the VP of Finance on the Board of SPE, Treasurer-Elect of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas and a former member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council. He is currently Chair of the National Research Council Committee preparing a report for the Department of the Interior on Evaluating the Effectiveness of Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Offshore Operations.
Ken has taught facilities engineering at the University of Houston as well as for several oil companies. He is a registered professional engineer and serves on the advisory board of the engineering schools of Tulane University and Cornell University.