Stuart Higgins – Chair
Stuart graduated from Monash University in 1988 with a BEng(Hon) in Mechanical and awarded a PhD in 2000. Stuart’s professional career has spanned 25+years with Oil & Gas Operator specific field development expertise spanning appraise, select, FEED, execute, operate and decommissioning phases covering multiple asset types and international regions. Developments have included subsea, pipeline, fixed and floating deep water greenfield and brownfield assets from Mauritania, Mediterranean, North West Shelf, Browse basin and the Gulf of Mexico. Joining Curtin University in 2015 as an Associate Professor he has managed and delivered the Master of Subsea Engineering and MSc (Global Subsea) programs and is the Curtin Oil and Gas Innovation Centre Deputy Director - delivering industry based research currently focusing on well decommissioning and the marine environmental impact of NORM and Mercury contamination for decommissioned pipelines. He is a member of SPE, SUT and board member of SEA.