Mr. Marsalis has over 30 years of professional experience in the areas of science and engineering with degrees in both Applied Physics and
Mathematics. He has extensive project management experience, accompanied with prototype development expertise in mechanical,
control/instrumentation, electrical/electronic and civil engineering systems. The corporate structure of Marsalis Technologies Inc. allows
Mr.Marsalis to fulfill his responsibilities as President and CEO while serving as Chief Technical Consultant.
Chief Technical Consultant
Marsalis Technologies Inc.
Website: www.marsalistechinc.com Office: 800 Town & Country Blvd. Ste. 500 Houston, TX 77024
MARSALIS TECHNOLOGIES INC. MAY 2015 - PRESENT
Chief Technical Consultant Topside and Subsea field development technical consultation in the areas of field architecture, control systems, safety critical systems (i.e. High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS)) and hazard assessment/analysis (i.e. HAZOP, LOPA, SIL, etc.).
McDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL INC. MAY 2013 – FEBUARY 2015 Subsea Systems, Pipeline, and Hardware Engineering Manager Americas Region Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Instrumentation and Controls Technology Subsea Systems, Pipeline, and Hardware Engineering Manager for the McDermott Subsea Atlantic Region. Responsible for regional engineering support, procurement, testing and commissioning of subsea systems and hardware. Subject Matter Expert (SME) for subsea technology research and development in the area of instrumentation and controls. Global Engineering Standards Team member. Manage a team of 12 engineers within the technical discipline areas of subsea structures, pipelines, controls/umbilical, installation and commissioning.
Senior Principal Systems Engineer APRIL 2013 – MAY 2013 Technical engineering support for McDermott Subsea Atlantic Region Subsea Systems. Responsible for procurement delivery, testing and commissioning of subsea hardware and control systems. Research and development of subsea hardware and control systems technology. Client engineering support and engineering project management.
WOODGROUP KENNY, INC. AUGUST 2008 – APRIL 2013
Principal Advisor Subsea Controls Systems High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) Technical Authority Subject Matter Expert (TASME) Americas Region TASME for HIPPS technology development and implementation. Technical engineering support for the BP Exploration & Production Inc. Western Hemisphere Global Subsea Hardware Group. Responsible for the Subsea controls systems and structures technology benchmarking support as it relates to existing and frontier equipment purchase cost. Developed a benchmark matrix for existing and frontier equipment purchase cost. Managed a team of project engineers and technical support engineers for the BP Exploration & Production Inc. GOM Special Project Group.
DRIL-QUIP INC. MAY 2007 – 2008 AUGUST
Project Engineer Performed subsea tie-back project management (PCS, MCS, ESD, HIPPS HMI, TUTU, Tree, SCM (Tree and HIPPS), Manifold, and Umbilical). Managed product prototype, manufacturing, and testing. Conducted the Safety Integrity Level three (SIL 3) certification approval program with governing agencies. Responsibilities included the development of the following: HIPPS (High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems) design criteria, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) control-based HIPPS product line, Solid state control based HIPPS product line, HIPPS Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) procedures, HIPPS Site Integration Test (SIT) procedures, HIPPS commission procedures, and HIPPS decommission procedures.
STEWART & STEVENSON DECEMEBER 2006 – MAY 2007
Senior Mechanical Engineer Performed project engineering for diesel driven generator systems for marine and land applications. Carried out the design of generator product support cooling systems and factory acceptance testing documentation. Produced new factory acceptance test procedure documentation for engine/generator units. Supervised factory acceptance testing for the generator and diesel engine units. Redesigned diesel cooling support system and piping for the above engine/generator units, as well as, redesigned the piping component bracket support system.
WEATHERFORD INTERNATIONAL LTD. JANUARY 2005 – 2006 DECEMBER
Project Engineer Responsible for horizontal pumping system product line project management. Managed product prototype, manufacturing, and testing. Provided engineering technical support for HPS manufacturing and design for the following business groups: Midland, TX; Houston, TX; Edmonton, Canada; Dubai, UAE, and Shanghai, China. Developed Modular Horizontal Pumping System (HPS) unit product line for low flow applications, and a Modular Horizontal Pumping System (HPS) unit product line for low flow applications. Horizontal Surface Pump Test Bench, design test bench for pump flow and pressure testing, Pump Design Software Program, and developed Horizontal Surface Pump System design software using Microsoft Excel.
BJ SERVICES COMPANY JULY 2002 – JANURY 2005
Design Engineer Created oil field industry tool design from prototype to product manufacturing and testing. Executed the contract specification and assembly manual production. Provided services as an ANSYS FEA Specialist. Developed reclose-able pressure activated circulating valve; reclose-able radial pressure activated valve; and acid back check valve product lines. Developed: Isolation back check valve product line for contain well fluids under pressure, Recloseable annulus pressure activated circulating valve, Recloseable Pressure actuated circulation valve. Project experience includes: Oil Well Isolation Back check Valve Product Line, Recloseable Radial Valve Product Line, and Recloseable Pressure Actuated Circulation Valve Product Line.
OSCA INC. (ACQUIRED BY BJ SERVICES COMPANY MAY 2002) SEPTEMBER 2001 – JULY 2002
Design Engineer Executed oil field industry tool design. Conducted tool design from prototype to product manufacturing and testing. Processed contract specification and assembly manual production. Redesigned existing product line half indexing mule shoe retrieval device.
ESPA CORP. SEPTEMBER 2001 – SEPTEMBER 2001
Inspector Performed construction project inspection (civil, mechanical, and electrical). Managed several contractors, and performed construction project estimation. Developed project completion schedules.
THE DETROIT WATER AND SEWAGE DEPARTMENT MAY 1988 – NOVEMBER 2000
Principal Construction Inspector/Project Manager Conducted construction project management (civil, mechanical, and electrical), as well as civil, mechanical, and electrical systems engineering design system review. Supervised subordinate quality control inspectors. Conducted civil, mechanical, and electrical system, quality control inspections, and testing. Performed construction project estimation, project proposals, project cost impact studies, asbestos abatement procedures, and water main installation procedures. As a Construction Inspector, trained subordinate quality control inspectors, in engineering quality control, and testing procedures. Conducted civil, mechanical, and electrical system, quality control inspections, and testing. Developed project completion schedules. Handled equipment inspection training programs. Performed water plant control system interface programming (PLC ladder logic).
B.Sc. in Applied Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1997
B.Sc. in Mathematics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1997
Certified Functional Safety Engineer by TÜV Rheinland Software
Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, and Project)
Autodesk (Inventor and AutoCAD) MathCAD MatLab/Simulink
API 17-O, Committee for High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS) Specification API 17-F, Specification for Subsea Production Control Systems
Awards and Certifications
Certified Functional Safety
ID # 3061 / 11
B.S. Applied Physics
Wayne State University, 1997
Wayne State University, 1997