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DNV GL expert inducted into the ASCE OTC Hall of Fame

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DNV GL’s jack-up expert Mike Hoyle has been honoured for his contributions to ‘forming the core of current practice throughout the world’, and for having a ‘lasting impact on the [jack-up] profession’.

DNV GL’s Mike Hoyle has received an OTC Hall of Fame award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award recognises Mike’s contribution to a paper on the site-specific assessment of mobile jack-up units. The paper, which he co-authored, was presented at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in 1993.

“This Award demonstrates the oil and gas industry’s recognition of DNV GL’s exceptional people. Mike has made a significant contribution to the safe and sustainable development of the jack-up sector throughout his career,” said Elisabeth Tørstad, CEO of DNV GL - Oil & Gas.

The authors of six papers were inducted into the ASCE OTC Hall of Fame during the ceremony, which is now in its tenth year. Mike's paper was authored with two industry peers to share the results of a joint industry project (JIP) to develop a recommended practice (DE Jones, WT Bennett, and MJR Hoyle, The joint industry development of a recommended practice for the site specific assessment of mobile jack-up units, OTC 7306 (1993)).

“ASCE OTC Hall of Fame papers represent an integral part of current codes, standards, guidelines and engineering software, and their influence extends well beyond the offshore industry. The engineering methods developed, tested or critiqued by these papers form the core of current practice worldwide and have proven their value through wide-spread use,” said Bob Stevens, ASCE President.

"The recognition of this paper is a reflection on the immense effort contributed by a wide cross-section of the jack-up industry to a JIP, managed by DNV GL’s legacy Noble Denton business,” Mike commented.

“This JIP not only developed the first widely-accepted and comprehensive recommended practice (RP) for jack-up site assessment – first published as SNAME T&R Bulletin 5-5A in 1994 – but it also brought industry stakeholders much closer together. Subsequently the RP has provided the foundation for the development of ISO 19905-1:2012,” he added.

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