Ken Arnold

Kenneth E. Arnold has over forty years of industry experience with 16 years at Shell Oil Company. He founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which was purchased by AMEC in 2005 and is currently Senior Executive Vice President of AMEC Paragon based in Houston. He is also global Chief Engineer, AMEC Oil & Gas Division reporting to the Managing Director in Aberdeen.

Ken is co-author of two textbooks and over 50 technical articles on project management and facilities design. He has twice been chosen as an SPE distinguished lecturer. He was named 2003 Houston Engineer of the Year by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, is a member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council, and was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Medicine Engineering and Science of Texas.

Arnold has taught facilities engineering at the University of Houston and is a recipient of the SPE Production Engineering Award and an American Petroleum Institute citation for his work in promoting offshore safety. He is a registered professional engineer and serves on the advisory board of the engineering schools Tulane University and Cornell University.

Education: M.S. Civil Engineering, Tulane University, 1967 and B.S. Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1964

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