Jason Taylor

Project Engineer

Performance-driven Project Engineering professional with a strong foundation in engineering project management including CAPM certification and engineering design. Offering 20 years of experience delivering projects for offshore oil and gas industry. Capable of guiding project success by leveraging exceptional construction management skills. Proven history installing major capital projects with installation budgets greater than $100M. Known for strong leadership and operational excellence with the ability to revamp processes and boost company revenue.

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Apr 2015 to Present

Contractor, Owner

Driving operational improvements while performing project and field engineering contracts.
•    Project Engineer - Quanta Marine Services, Sur de Texas – Tuxpan: Inherited package engineering for pipe anchors and pipeline burial scopes as personnel departed the project. Performed project engineering and field engineering onboard the DLB Quanta Iroquois. Assembled and delivered as-built documentation following client approval including components from various subcontractors. 
•    Pipeline Installation Lead - McDermott- BPTT Angelin: EPCIC project to install the NUI platform and tie it into existing infrastructure offshore Trinidad. Installed 21 km of 26” concrete coated pipe in water depths from 85 m to 65 m offshore Trinidad with no welding or FJC rejects.  At the time, deepest CWC pipeline installed by the DLV 2000. Managed AUT, FJC, head fabrication, and PRT subcontractors for pipelay scope. Package engineer for the pipeline heads.  Head package included design, procurement, testing, and fabrication. Coordinated pipe supply to the installation vessel to ensure continuity during pipelay. Worked closely with spool piece package engineer to ensure diver tie-ins could be made. 
•    Removal Operations Lead - McDermott – Anadarko I-Hub SCR Removal: Removal/Operations Lead for the Anadarko project to remove seven production SCRs from the Independence Hub FPU and abandon each on the seabed. Removed and abandoned seven production SCRs in over 8,000 ft water depth within the contractual window. 
•    Installation Engineer - ExxonMobil Julia: Tie-back ExxonMobil Julia Field to the existing Chevron-operated JSM Platform. Coordinated refurb and reactivation of SCR pull-in chain jack. Facilitated acceleration of the installation schedule to utilize scheduled downtime windows in the drilling schedule.  Avoided potential delay in drilling schedule due to installation activities. 

Nov 2010 to Apr 2015

Staff Technical Specialist III

Reviewed construction plans and procedures while serving as a construction engineer. Managed daily operations of contractors on behalf of construction management. Performed package engineering for a satellite communications system for the Chevron site team on Casterone. 
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Jun 2000 to Oct 2010

Senior Engineering Specialist

Collaborated with clients to gather requirements and provide project updates. Improved operations by developing installation methodologies and cost estimates for various deep-water development scenarios.


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Facilitated engineering design and installation of the system between Chevron’s IT, Saipem’s IT, and Saipem’s satellite provider.

Coordinated with T&I manager and project engineers to develop plans to cope with long joint lengths and out-of-spec CWC cutbacks with zero delays during the offshore pipelay campaign.

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Wrote and implemented field surveillance plan based on experiences with the Mardi Gras Project and JSM OEP Project which impressed the quality lead, delivery lead, and senior inspector.

Wrote and implemented field surveillance plan based on experiences with the Mardi Gras Project and JSM OEP Project which impressed the quality lead, delivery lead, and senior inspector.


Installed 136 miles of 24” pipe in water depths ranging from 700 ft to 7,200 ft with new build vessel without incident.

Revamped operations when coordinating with the construction manager to develop and present refresher courses for each inspector on collecting data after a crew change which improved issues with data collection during the project.



Project Management


Standards and Compliance

Construction Safety

Project Estimation

Subsea - Offshore Construction

Execution Planning

Construction Design



Change Management


Client Relations

Construction Management  



Bachelor of Science (BS)

Ocean Engineering


Meet Jason


Q & A

Q: Why did you choose your profession?

A: I chose to work in offshore oil & gas due to the challenges and that often the work is world firsts. I was introduced to this industry through my involvement with the human powered submarine team at Texas A&M.

Q: Who are your main influences?

A: My main influences are my grandfather, my father, my wife, Dr. Randall, and Lynn Cook.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment?

A: My greatest accomplishment so far has been completing the Jack-St. Malo Oil Export Pipeline.  My involvement start before the installation contract was signed and ended after all of the as-built documentation was assembled and handed over to Chevron Pipeline’s operations group.  My role expanded greatly over the course of the project and I was the last member of the construction team to leave the project. The challenges on this project included use of a new build vessel on its first project, completely construction of the vessel during the execution planning stage of the project, installation of multiple inline structures, installation of inline structures in water depths greater than 7,000 ft, and coordinating a global supply chain.

Q: What tools do you use?

A: I use the Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint; Microsoft Project; Microsoft Visio; Adobe Acrobat Standard or Professional; and AutoCAD.  I do also use PDF X-Change Editor in place of Adobe Acrobat and Draftsight in place of AutoCAD.

Q: What are you working on right now?

A: I am currently looking for my next challenging project and preparing for co-chairing a session for OTC 2021.

Q: What are your long term goals?

A: My long-term goal is to be project manager for major capital projects.



Jessica Cohen, Project Manager, Harris County Engineering Department

Jason and I worked together on a number of Deepwater GOM projects, in the construction team. Jason brings a deep and extensive knowledge of subsea design and construction to a team. He is practical, hardworking and is the master of assessing the risk of a specific operation, based on his actual site experience.

Dr. E. Lynn Cook, retired – Construction Manager, INTECSEA

I have worked with Jason from 2003 to 2011 on major offshore pipeline projects. Jason's engineering and analysis skills are really good. On my projects Jason had responsibilities for coordinating contractors for offshore work, including planning, scheduling, and monitoring their activities. Jason was the interface between the client and contractors / vendors. In addition to his offshore responsibilities Jason prepared the client's offshore work plan, including material and installation specifications. He also was integral part of reviewing the contractor's procurement and execution plans, including the contractor’s installation and inspection plans. Finally, Jason has a commitment to safety. Both of the project assets and all personnel


Interests & Hobbies

Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving
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Shooting Clays
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