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John Carthew

Director / Client Manager

John has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 15 years starting out in the workshops of various piping and structural engineering fabrication companies gaining experience in the roles of Project Management, Contract Management and Quality Assurance. This background led to various roles with Vector Gas, New Zealand’s largest pipeline operations company. Firstly, as a Mechanical Field Technician performing the duties involved in operating and maintaining high pressure transmission pipelines to AS 2885 and secondly as Third Party Contracts Manager in the delivery of Mechanical, Cathodic Protection, Instrument and Electrical, Metering, SCADA, landowner liaison, easement management, station maintenance and emergency services.

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Peter Bielawski

Director / Technical Operations Manager

Peter holds a Masters in Engineering Management and a B.E. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury.  He has 11 years’ experience, covering the full project life cycle (FEED, detailed design, construction, commissioning, operation and emergency response) of high pressure gas and oil transmission lines in New Zealand and Australia.  Through his consulting career he has frequently held the position of Senior Pipeline Engineer for Owner/Operators, encompassing day to day operations and major design projects.  Major projects that Peter has been involved with include the Pohokura onshore pipelines, Dampier to Bunbury Stage 5B construction, QCLNG 42” pipeline design and the Maui Pukearuhe response.

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Robert Rawles

Director / Field Services Manager

Robert has worked in a number of Field and Project roles within the Oil & Gas and pipeline industries over the past seven years. Predominantly as a Field Technician performing the duties involved in operating and maintaining high pressure transmission pipelines to AS 2885. Robert is also a Cathodic Protection Technician performing monitoring and installation and has worked as a Project Supervisor for plant and station projects. Robert holds a BSc and a BCA.

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Rob Blackbourn

GIS Manager

Rob has worked in a number of draughting, field support/service and technical roles over the last 20 years which have included surveying (including GPS capture projects), oil and gas exploration, utility and downstream pipeline and facility data management arenas. He has worked for many of the major Operators in the NZ energy sector including STOS, Fletcher Energy, Powerco and Vector and also completed an 18 month role for Woodside in Perth. More recently his main focus has been in the design and implementation of oil and gas industry Geographical Information Systems (GIS) utilising both Intergraph Geomedia and ESRI Arc Editor software.

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Graham Alexander

Critical Contingency Manager

Graham has worked in the Gas Industry for over 30 years in the UK, Turkey and New Zealand. He has extensive experience in Pipeline Integrity Management, Operations & Maintenance Management, Emergency Management and Leadership and Organisational Development. Graham is a Chartered Engineer and a past member of the Australian Standards ME-038 Committee responsible for the development of AS2885.3 Pipelines, Gas & Liquid Petroleum, Operations & Maintenance.