DAVID BRUTON - Director
Crondall Energy Subsea
David is a chartered engineer with over 35 years’ experience as a specialist in pipelines and associated facilities in the oil and gas industry, working within operating companies and design consultancies. His roles have included design (concept through execute), bid preparation, specification, procurement, installation and commissioning of submarine pipelines.
David managed the design of several subsea pipeline design projects, and was involved in a number of innovative studies. He has provided specialist project support on high temperature, deepwater pipeline design and installation for numerous international projects, including the direction of specialist test programmes. He also made a number of design innovations that have now passed into common usage.
David was responsible for initiating and leading the SAFEBUCK joint industry project, which addressed the safe design of hot on-bottom pipelines by providing research and design guidance to the industry. The Design Guideline is now used on oil and gas projects around the world and has been adopted by DNV into two Recommended Practices.
David has co-authored thirty-five technical papers on pipeline related topics and has lectured at Newcastle University on the Subsea MSc and Pipelines MSc courses.