Ralph Tate

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Ralph Tate

Sr. Inpsector / SEMS Consultant (2012 – Present)
Offshore Technical Compliance, Covington, LA

Sr. Inspector for OTC providing clients with mock BSEE inspections and in the field project management for OTC’s corrosion/erosion surveillance and evaluation services. Provide direction to UT Technicians for corrosion/erosion measurement of metal thicknesses for critical equipment including piping, vessels and structural components of production facilities in the GOM.

Inspector, Drilling and Production Facilities (1998–2009)
Mineral Management Service, Dept. of Interior (Lake Jackson District: Clute, TX)

Responsible for field inspection of offshore drilling and production facilities to ensure compliance with federal environmental and safety regulations. Records check for qualifications of personnel, maintenance of critical equipment and safety procedures.

Inspector, Production Facilities (1991–1998)
Mineral Management Service, Dept. of Interior (New Orleans District, LA)

Offshore production facility inspector responsible for testing PSHL, PSV, ESD and other safety systems and procedures. Monitoring of facilities to ensure compliance with federal regulations. Records check for qualifications of production personnel, maintenance of critical equipment and safety procedures.

Platform/Compressor Operator, Production Facilities (1980-1991)
Atlantic-Richfield Corp (ARCO) (Lafayette, LA)