About the Course Director

Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus, Singapore, Singapore
21 March - 23 March, 2018


James Gardiner has over 25 years’ experience in the LNG marine sector. He advises multinational companies on LNG STS, and from a Marine Engineering and Surveying perspective, he has worked aboard a variety of LNG vessel classes including LNG Carriers, Multi-Purpose Self-loaders, Offshore Anchor Handling Vessels, Offshore Supply Vessels and Heavy Lift Ships.

He has been heavily engaged as an expert regarding LNG vessel and offshore platforms, STS - ports and harbor infrastructure, machinery failure, investigation and safety, LNG propulsion and vessel component integrity and failure. He is an independent expert in the Marine Engineering field dominating matters involving the Oil and LNG - Gas sector.

James lectures in the field of marine survey engineering, LNG auditing and safety throughout South East Asia, the United Kingdom, NZ, Australia and the United States of America [Gulf]. This includes developing and providing expert training in LNG vessel and offshore platform HSE/NEBOSH/SIMOP/LNG/IMO and ILO.

He advises multinational participants in the oil and LNG/STS, and the geotechnical LNG drilling sector in areas regarding offshore LNG and oil platform installations in Australia, USA and throughout South East Asia. From a Marine Engineering and Surveying perspective, he has worked aboard a variety of LNG vessel classes including; LNG Oil/Carriers, Multi-Purpose Self-loaders, Offshore Anchor Handling Vessels, Offshore Supply Vessels - Oil and LNG, Combo - Heavy Lift Ships - Class LNG.

He is an independent Navy and Government advisor; former fleet manager, Class Surveyor and technical superintendent in the LNG Sector. This includes oversight of STS HSE in the North West Shelf [USD $54 Billion Chevron – Gorgon Project on Offshore LNG].

James has previously also been engaged as a qualified Court Litigation Expert, advisor and ‘in house’ independent consultant to various multinationals within Australia, Europe and South East Asia in LNG Occupational Health and Safety [OH&S]. He also investigated catastrophic (fatal) engineering incident (s) that have occurred at sea, within these ports and ashore on behalf of numerous worldwide Government Agencies in the USA and Australia.

His experience includes LNG/ STS training, research and technical diagnostic experience in the fields of LNG and Offshore Installations and marine engineering. Some of the projects he was involved in are listed below:

  • LNG Carrier and Oil Exploration Ships and Offshore Support Vessel Class – Woodside Pty. Ltd North West Shelf (Australia)
  • LNG - CHEVRON GORGON Independent Technical Expert - $54 Billion USD Liquid Natural Gas [LNG] - Project – [OMSA Offshore Marine Service Alliance]
  • Barrow Island (Western Australia) Marine Engineering and Safety Compliance – LNG/SIMOP/HSE/IMO/ILO
  • Port Infrastructure and Safety. LNG - Chevron Gorgon STS Facility and Heavy Lift Loading Facility – Henderson, Western Australia. Stevedoring and Safety Compliance - SIMOP/LNG -HSE/IMO/ILO
  • Marine Engineering Surveyor and LNG/STS technical Expert Shipping and transport logistics. LNG – Turbine and Gas Platform infrastructure installation and mobilization
  • Technical Independent Expert: Royal New Zealand Navy WARSHIP – RNZS Combat Supply and Multi Role War Ship - HMNZS War Ship ‘Canterbury’.