People

Onshore Team

We have a dedicated team working to facilitate the smooth operation of our corporate and training services onshore. Each member of this team has an important role to fill - find out more about them here:
Colin Burney
Managing Director
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Colin Burney
Managing Director

Current Position

Colin is the founder and Managing Director of SUBC Engineering.

 

Previous Experience

Colin moved to Aberdeen in 1980 after serving an engineering apprenticeship with Eaton Transmissions.  He joined NL Shaffer as a service engineer working both in the North Sea and worldwide on Shaffer BOP & Rucker Motion Compensation equipment. During this period Colin spent two years based in Norway as Sales/Service Engineer.

From 1984 to 1997, Colin worked as a Subsea Engineer, initially with Dolphin Drilling, Global Marine Drilling and then C-MAR Group.  He joined C-MAR Group in 1995, where he progressed to Subsea Manager. He became a Director in 1998 after setting up the company’s subsea division and building a team of over 50 Subsea Engineers.
 

Education

Colin attended Robert Gordon University and in 2005, he graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Management. Colin also holds an HNC in Mechanical Engineering.

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Alison Green
Operations Manager
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Alison Green
Operations Manager

Current Position

Alison has worked as Operations Manager with SUBC since company inception. Her main responsibilities include operational support for Aberdeen and Singapore including logistics, HR and the day to day running of the office.

 

Previous Experience

Alison has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 14 years. During this time she has been involved with logistical and support work for offshore Chemists, Medics, Divers and Subsea Engineers, both in the UK and overseas. She started her career at Intertek as a Laboratory Administration Assistant, where she was working for nearly 5 years. Then she spent nearly 8 years with C-MAR, working in positions ranging from Logistics Co-ordinator to Operations Manager.

 

Education

Alison has also completed a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management at Robert Gordon University. In addition, she is a member of the CIPD.

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Tyler Kief
President, SUBC USA LLC
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Tyler Kief
President, SUBC USA LLC

Current Position

Tyler is the President of SUBC USA, LLC

Previous Experience

Tyler has lived in Houston, TX for the majority of his life. Tyler moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma after graduating with a BA from Texas A&M University for an Open Hole Logging Field Supervisor position at Tucker Energy Services. Tyler returned to Houston in 2007 to work for a private startup company called BOP Stacking Inc., which concentrated on Deepwater drilling equipment such as BOP Stack Frame Manufacturing and Assembly services. BOP Stacking Inc. was sold in 2008 to Scana Industrier ASA, a Norwegian Public company, and Scana Industries ASA created the Houston based company, Scana Offshore Services. Tyler served as the Finance Manager from 2008 - 2010 for Scana Offshore Services. He became the Managing Director from 2011 - Q1 2015 and built the company up from 15 to 50 employees during this time while increasing the sales and client base significantly throughout this period. 

 

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David Hoke
Executive Vice President, SUBC USA LLC
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David Hoke
Executive Vice President, SUBC USA LLC

Current Position

David accepted the position as Vice President at SUBC USA, LLC in November 2014. In the current role he will play an integral part in the expansion and development of SUBC's global footprint in the USA

 

Previous Experience

David lived all over the world during his youth but settled in Houston, TX for the majority of his adult life. He began his career learning the fundamentals of small business before owning and operating an array of small businesses from 2005 - 2009.He joined Scana Offshore Services as an outside salesman from 2010 - 2014 covering the Gulf of Mexico and all International territories worldwide. During his tenure, David played a key role in doubling Scana Offshore Services annual contract sales volume while expanding the client list in parallel. 

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Gabe Hoke
Senior Vice President, SUBC USA LLC
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Gabe Hoke
Senior Vice President, SUBC USA LLC

Current Position:
Gabe is the Senior Vice President for SUBC USA LLC.  In the current role, he will play an integral part in the strengthening of our internal HSE program, expanding our client base footprint globally, and developing new service opportunities within the market for all departments within SUBC USA LLC.

Previous Experience:
Gabe is located in Houston, Texas and has lived most of his life abroad primarily in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.  Gabe graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Texas A&M University - College Station.  Upon Graduation of his University Gabe began his Oilfield career working in West Africa for Pride International in Chad and Angola working his way up to the Toolpusher position on a deepwater drillship.  From 2009 – 2017, Gabe worked as a Rig Manager managing Mid/Deep water rigs for Ensco (Purchase of Pride International) and Ocean Rig.   During Gabe's tenure as Rig Manager he was published in Industry Magazines, received internal company awards, and was recognized by different clients for his leadership and safety drive.

Gabe relocated his family to Houston Texas in 2017 where he accepted the position of Vice President of Business development.  Gabe brings a unique blend of Drilling Contractor, Operator, and Well Operations Experience to the SUBC USA Team.

Contact:
gabe@subceng.com
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Eric Hoak
Vice President - Projects, SUBC USA LLC
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Eric Hoak
Vice President - Projects, SUBC USA LLC

Current Position:
Eric accepted the position as Subsea Project Development Manager at SUBC USA, LLC in December 2016.  He was promoted to VP Projects in the latter part of 2017.  In the current role, he will play an integral part in the expansion and development of SUBC’s Projects Group and BSEE 3rd Party Verification Services.

Previous Experience:
Eric moved to Houston in 2004 after serving in the United States Marine Corps. He began in Houston with a career in Sales and Finance Management with Wachovia Bank. Ultimately he leveraged his Leadership and Financial Management skills to begin an Oil and Gas career in 2007. He has specialized in Subsea Engineering and Project Management. The Subsea Control companies he has worked for include Oceaneering and Axon Pressure Products. These companies encompassed Atag, Oceaneering and Koomey Control Products. In 2012 Eric started with Transocean as a Subsea Project Engineer. His duties consisted of planning the 5 year Major Out of Service Shipyard Projects globally for the Transocean Offshore Drilling Fleet. He transitioned into the role of Subsea Engineer in late 2014. During this time, he was a team member of the North American SWAT Team utilized to execute between well maintenance in the Gulf of Mexico.  Eric was also instrumental in delivering a series of 5 Ram Compact BOP Stacks in an effort to upgrade and standardize the fleet.

Contact:
eric@subceng.com
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Glenn Coarsey
Subsea Operations Manager - SUBC USA LLC
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Glenn Coarsey
Subsea Operations Manager - SUBC USA LLC

Current Position:
Glenn is the Subsea Operations Manager for SUBC USA LLC.  In the current role, Glenn will play an integral part in the maintenance and development of our client base for our 3rd Party subsea manpower services department.  In addiiton to business development, his focus will be directed to the expansion and continued development of our subsea personnel service team.

Previous Experience:
Glenn is located in Houston, Texas.  Glenn has spent the majority of his career working multiple roles for deepwater drilling contractors such as Transocean and Atwood.  As a Sr. Subsea Engineer, Glenn has worked on various types of equipment and multiple control systems over the last 19 years (Cameron, Hydril & Shaffer).  As a Subsea Project Engineer, Glenn's job title was Subsea/Well Control Equipment PIC.  Glenn's job duties as a project engineer included installation and refurbishment of BOP equipment both surface and subsea. This includes MPD Systems, Well Intervention equipment, Tensioners (both wired and N-line) compensators, C&K systems, HPU’s, Diverter systems and controls (both MUX and Conventional).  All these project scopes included compliance, inspection, daily reporting, procurement, budgeting, creating work scopes, creating procedures, creating job safety analysis, management of change and execution and commissioning.

Glenn accepted the role of Subsea Operaitons Manager in February 2018.  Glenn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the SUBC USA Team, and we're very happy to have him as a member of SUBC's management team.  

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Ahmed Abdalla
Lead Mechanical Engineer (Well Control Equipment)
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Ahmed Abdalla
Lead Mechanical Engineer (Well Control Equipment)

Current Position:
Ahmed accepted the position as Lead Mechanical Engineer (Well Control Equipment) at SUBC USA LLC in February 2018.  In the current role, Ahmed will play an integral part in the expansion and development of SUBC’s BSEE 3rd Party Inspection and Verification Services.


Ahmed started his Oil and Gas career as assistant barge master offshore Egypt with Transocean in early 2007 after completing his mechanical engineering degree program.  He joined Transocean’s engineering team in late 2008 as a mechanical design engineer supporting worldwide rig fleet upgrade and repair projects. He was transferred to Transocean HQ to join the corporate subsea engineering team in 2011 where he was assigned to perform shearing calculations and accumulators sizing for the majority of Transocean’s rig fleet.  Ahmed worked on multiple mid-size subsea upgrade projects until he was selected to be one of the new build subsea group to support the construction of eight drill-ships as a senior subsea engineer in 2014.  His duties consisted of reviewing and approving subsea equipment design, and calculations while supervising the BOP stack building and factory acceptance tests for Cameron and NOV equipment as well as coordinating the subsea systems construction process with major shipyards in Korea and Singapore.  Ahmed holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering science from Lamar University.  He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the state of Texas, Certified fluid power hydraulic specialist (CFPHS) and a project management professional (PMP).
 

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