Subsea Engineering

Faculty

Johnnie Kotrla

Johnnie Kotrla

Lecturer

Email: 

jekotrla [at] uh [dot] edu

Engineering Expertise: 

Responsible for engineering of oil field equipment since 1976.

  • Drilling mud processing equipment and systems.
  • Drilling mud Logging equipment and systems.
  • Land Rig packages.

Specific responsibilities for subsea equipment designs since 1979.

  • Subsea BOP Stack design, analysis, testing, integration and field support (for Semi-submersible Rigs, Drillships, and Drilling Barges).
  • Offshore surface BOP Stack design and operations integration (for Platform and Jack-up Rigs).

Subsea Engineering Experience: 

Holds seventeen US Patents and several related international Patents.

World Oil Award winner, 2002, Best Drilling/Completion Solution Award.

Authored numerous technical presentations, magazine articles, and presented same at Industry Technical Conferences across the globe (OTC-Houston; OE-Aberdeen Scotland/Stavanger Norway; IADC/SPE Conference-New Orleans; IODP/ODP-University of Kanazawa, Japan and Carnegie Institute, Washington DC; SPE Conference-Houston; IADC Workgroup-Houston)