Bernard Foote Naval Architect | Marine Advisor

Professional Summary:

Highly accomplished Naval Architect with over 30 years of experience in engineering and supervision of marine and offshore oil and gas projects. Recognized for expertise in managing and participating in all project phases, from feasibility studies to operational implementation. Proven track record in developing and successfully implementing novel technologies and solutions in challenging environments, including Arctic and ice-affected seas.  Extensive engagement with major clients such as ABS, BP, Conoco Phillips, Exxon Mobil, and other prominent oil and gas companies.  Skilled in overseeing complex projects and providing technical support for LNG shipping specifications and fleet requirements.


  •  Marine Advisor for Poten.
  • Provided expert marine advice and support for major oil and gas projects, leveraging a strong background in Naval Architecture.
  • Managed and supervised various phases of projects, from initial feasibility studies to operational implementation, ensuring adherence to high industry standards.
  • Successfully developed and implemented innovative technologies and solutions, effectively addressing challenges posed by Arctic and ice-affected seas.
  • Collaborated with clients and stakeholders to deliver optimal project outcomes, consistently meeting or exceeding expectations.
  • Played a crucial role in supporting technical aspects of LNG shipping specifications, including the Yamal ARC7 vessels, and conducted fleet requirements for shipping due diligence tasks.

Independent Consultant for Various Clients.

  • Provided specialized consulting services in the marine and offshore sector, delivering engineering expertise and project supervision.
  • Spearheaded the first offshore oil export system for Sakhalin Island, showcasing exceptional project management and technical skills.
  • Contributed to significant milestones, including the development of the first LNG carriers using 'SPB' tanks and the FPSO with the longest record of continuous production service.
  • Engaged in the construction of the SPB LNG ships and conducted tanker conversions to FPSO (Kakap Natuna) during assignments in Japan.
  • Monitored SALM mooring systems for Sakhalin FSU in Abu Dhabi, ensuring adherence to safety and operational standards.


Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Masters in Ship Building Science, Newcastle University upon Tyne [1989]


  • Marine and offshore engineering
  • Project management
  • Feasibility studies
  • Novel technology implementation
  • Arctic and ice-affected environments
  • Technical support for LNG shipping specifications
  • Stakeholder management
  • Quality assurance
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Teamleadership