Greg J. Kusinski, Ph.D., EMBA

Senior Advisor for Regulatory and Technology Certification
Chevron North America Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Business Unit

Dr. Greg Kusinski started his industry career in 1998, and has worked in various corporate capacities focusing on technology development, acceleration, commercialization and implementation.

In his current role as a Senior Advisor for Regulatory and Technology Certification within Chevron North America Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Business Unit, he leads Chevron-BSEE (Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Department of Interior) regulatory engagements on technology qualification and acceptance for deepwater major capital projects in high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) conditions.

Prior to this assignment, Greg served as a Director of DeepStar® and was Chevron Senior Advisor to that organization.  As a Director of a major Technology Development Consortium within Chevron, he had leadership, financial, legal, business capture and technology development responsibilities.  DeepStar is the Global Deep Water Technology Development Consortium, with over 25 years of collaborative excellence between 12 O&G companies and over 60 manufacturing and service companies.  DeepStar focuses on Technology Acceleration and Commercialization in the areas of Geosciences, Reservoir Engineering, Drilling Completion and Intervention, SubSea Systems, Flow Assurance, Floating Systems, Met-Ocean and Systems Engineering.

Greg was also a member of Chevron Deepwater Technology Management Team and Chevron Civil, Structure and Marine Engineering Unit Leadership Team.

Dr. Kusinski received a degree in engineering from AGH University, Krakow, Poland and went on to earn B.S. (High Honors), M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from University of California at Berkeley where he also completed the Management of Technology program.  He also earned an Executive MBA from Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business with focus on Corporate Strategy and Finance.

Industry Activities

Dr. Kusinski serves the industry through a number of industry leadership positions.  Few highlights include:

  • Chair of the OTC-TMS Program Committee. (Offshore Technology Conference)
  • Chair of the Technology Policy Committee of the National Ocean Industry Association (NOIA).
  • Program Advisory Committee of Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) – a public-private partnership organization.
  • Board Member Rice Business School Jones Partners
  • Advisory Board, UC Berkeley, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Kusinski had numerous speaking engages with over 50 technical and business journal publications.  He delivered a number of invited an keynote talks on a broad range of topics from Leadership, Corporate Alliances and Industry Collaboration, Strategy, Risk Management, Technology Commercialization, Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Technology Development and Innovation, Deep Water Technology, Continued Service and Facilities Life Extension, Reliability, Advanced Materials and Characterization Techniques through High Strength Alloys and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.