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November 2020 Webinar – Transportation and Installation of Offshore Structures

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
  • Noon-1:00 p.m. (Central)
  • Online webinar.
  • 1.0 PDH with verified attendance (must be logged in for at least 50 minutes of the webinar)
  • Free to SEAoT attendees

How to register:

  1. Click here to register
  2. Zoom link for webinar will be provided by email


Daniel “Dan” Smith
Engineering Manager,
West White Rose Project
John Wood Group PLC


Throughout the bodies of water in the world, offshore platforms have been installed to support many functions offshore. Offshore platforms house workers, support drilling rigs, produce hydrocarbons, support wind turbines, provide docking and offloading for tankers, provide security, and other functions.

To install these structures, massive floating heavy lift vessels work around the world to make these installations feasible and economical. This presentation will highlight the equipment and methods used to transport and install large offshore platforms.


Dan is currently the Engineering Manager on the West White Rose project located in the Atlantic Ocean offshore Canada and working for Wood Group in Houston. This project is a 24,000 metric ton topsides that will be supported by a gravity based structure.

Dan has 35 years of experience in offshore projects primarily focused on structural engineering. Dan has spent the last 20 years at Wood Group and has worked on a wide variety of projects including topsides for the Thunder Horse semi-submersible in 6,000 feet of water, Benguela Belize compliant tower structure offshore Angola, East Area Gas topsides located offshore Nigeria, Valhall topsides offshore Norway, and Leviathan topsides offshore Israel.

Dan has a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford.