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G. T. Ju

General Manager of Deepwater Projects and Engineering, Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc. (Retired)

B.S. Civil Engineering 1982, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
M.S. ASE 1987, The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. ASE 1991, The University of Texas at Austin

G. T. Ju recently retired from Shell International Exploration and Production Company. Prior to his retirement, he was the General Manager of Deepwater Projects and Engineering at Shell in Houston, Texas.

After graduating from the University of Texas, G.T. joined Shell as a research engineer. Early in his career, he developed and implemented enabling technologies for deep-water projects in energy industry which earned him three U.S. patents. Due to his special contributions in implementing oil and gas industry enabling technologies, he received ASME’s Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award and recognition as one of the Top 25 Engineering NewsMakers in the U.S.

After transitioning into a project/business leadership role in Shell’s Deepwater Project Execution and Technology Development Organization, he led the organization to deliver several offshore production projects in world-record water depth (up to 3,000 meters), achieving competitive cost and safety performance results. He followed by guiding the organization through a transformational journey as the industry shifted from delivering bespoke projects with focus on technical first and innovation to delivering standardization/replication projects with emphasis on commercial and safety performance. Under his leadership, they reduced a multibillion-dollar project portfolio’s CAPEX cost by 50% in three years.

G. T. was an active sponsor for the UT Center of Research in Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials. Having built a distinguished reputation as an energy industry leader and subject matter expert, his alma mater, Tamkang University in Taiwan, recognized his career achievements with the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award.