Professor Emeritus Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Robert Bea has worked for 55 years on offshore oil and gas industry operations in 72 different countries. He helped Shell pioneer design, construction, and operation of the first ‘permanent’ offshore drilling and production platform placed in U.S. Arctic waters: Middle Ground Shoal Platform ‘A’ (Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska, 1961-64). He assisted in engineering and construction of facilities installed offshore the Alaska North Slope (Bering Sea, Beaufort Sea), and offshore Canada’s Beaufort Sea and East Coast (North Atlantic – Hiberina production facilities). He has published three books on the topic of System Risk Assessment and Management and is co-founder of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at the University of California Berkeley.

Experience

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    Professor Emeritus Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, University of California, Berkeley