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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.

G. T. received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

After graduating from the University of Texas, G. T. joined Shell in 1991 as a research engineer. In his early career, he was directly involved with the development and implementation of enabling technologies for deepwater when the oil and gas industry was still very much in its infancy for deepwater development. He directly participated in several major record-setting deepwater developments in the Gulf of Mexico, including the Auger, Mars, Ursa and Brutus Tension Leg Platforms, and various subsea developments. For the second part of his career, he transitioned to manage Deepwater Project Execution and Technology Development Organization at Shell in achieving benchmarkable best-in-class project performance in safety, cost, schedule and quality with assignments including Perdido SURF Project manager, Delivery Manager of Subsea Hardware and Umbilicals, Project Director of Vito and General Manager of Deepwater Projects.

G. T. spent his entire career at Shell. He had an excellent track record of implementing game-changing ideas and improving project execution efficiency. As a technical/research engineer, he conducted research and development in the areas of pipelines, risers and development concepts for deepwater application. As a project/organization leader, he was instrumental in leading Shell project organization to deliver several world-record projects with the most competitive cost and safety performance. He also successfully led an organization transformation journey as the company/industry transitioned from “delivering bespoke projects with focus on technical first and innovation” to “delivering standardization/replication projects with emphasis on commercial and safety performance.”

G. T. was an active sponsor for the UT Center of Research in Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials. He was granted with three patents in the area of deepwater development. Because of his special contribution to the implementation of deepwater technologies in the oil and gas industry, he was presented with the Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award by ASME and was named as one of the Top 25 Engineering NewsMakers in the US in 2010.