Ken Arnold received the DeGolyer Distinguished Service Award.
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Paragon's History
Back in 1980, Ken Arnold left Shell Oil Company, where he was managing 150 engineers, and started two new companies...
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Recent Projects
Review of heavy oil dehydration and water treating plant project plans.

Review of high potential safety incidents for a major oil company to extract learnings for management considerations.

"Cold Eyes" review of conceptual study for a new offshore platform in a cold weather frontier area for a major oil company.

History of Safety Awareness in the US Gulf of Mexico (2016)
Next Generation Deepwater Facilities (2016)
Are You a Professional or Just an Engineer (2015)
Key Lessons for a Successful Career (2015)
Assuring an Adequate Safety Culture (OESI Human Factor Forum 2015)
Ethics and Your Company's Best Interest (2014)
Oil Patch Orientation - Facilities

  1. "Is It Possible to Look Out for your Company’s Best Interest and Sill be Ethical?", SPE Distinguished Lecture, Fort Worth, TX, February 22, 2007; Bakersfield, CA, March 5-6, 2007; Santa Maria, CA, March 7, 2007
  2. "Integrating Design, Scheduling and Document Control Around the Globe", Upstream CIO, October 25, 2006
  3. "Educating the Engineers and Designers of the Future", ISEIT 2006, October 23, 2006
  4. "No Longer Are We All White Guys: E&C Personnel Availability in the 21st Century", Rice (University) Global E&C Forum, October 17, 2006
  5. "A Historical Prospective of Gulf of Mexico Safety and Environmental Regulations", ABS Corporate Technology, October 12, 2006
  6. "Attracting Talent to the Oil & Gas Industry", Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section, September 19, 2006
  7. "Engineering Education Needs from a Limited Perspective", Cornell University, September 7, 2006
  8. "Key Lessons for a Successful Career", Society of Petroleum Engineers; Emerging Leaders Forum, July 31, 2006
  9. "Facilities & Pipeline Automation", Society of Petroleum Engineers Iraq Delegation, May 31, 2006
  10. "Key Lessons Learned by an Engineering Entrepreneur", Cornell University, April 19-20, 2006
  11. "Facilities Engineering Is it a Necessary Technology?", Dominion E&P Engineering, March 26-29, 2006
  12. "Personnel Availability (or Lack of it) In the E&C Industries", Rice Global E&C Forum Roundtable, Houston, TX February 3, 2006
  13. "Maximizing Student Success in the 21st Century", Spring Branch Independent School District, Houston, TX, January 11, 2005
  14. Analyzing Industry’s "Technical Backbone", Society of Petroleum of Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, October 10, 2005
  15. "Engineering Ethics", AMEC Paragon, Inc., Houston, Texas, September 20, 2005
  16. "New Technology and Infrastructure Issues For Developing Deepwater Opportunities", IPAA/Hart Offshore E&P Conference, Houston, Texas, May 19, 2005
  17. "The Future of Offshore Facilities and Construction Engineering in Houston", Offshore Technology Conference/Energy Leadership and Outlook, Houston, Texas, May 2, 2005
  18. "Is It Possible to Look Out for your Company's Best Interest and Still be Ethical?", Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section, Facilities and Construction Study Group, Houston, Texas, April 19, 2005
  19. "Offshore Wind Energy", Offshore Wind Energy Collaborative, Washington, DC, April 12-14, 2005
  20. "Technology Acceptance in the Facilities and Construction Sector", Society of Petroleum Engineers, Accelerating Technology Applied Technology Workshop, Montgomery, Texas, March 15, 2005
  21. "Globalization and the Future of Offshore Engineering in Houston", Profit Solutions, Inc.-WELCOM, Inc., Houston, Texas, February 23, 2005
  22. "Is It Possible to Look Out for your Company’s Best Interest and Still be Ethical?", Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Houston, Texas , February 23, 2005.
  23. "Globalization and the Future of Offshore Engineering in Houston", SPE Gulf Coast Section International Study Group, Houston, Texas, November, 9, 2004.
  24. "Key Lessons for a Satisfying Career in Engineering", Rice ASCE, Houston, Texas, November 8, 2004.
  25. "Lessons from the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry", National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Deep Water Wind Energy Research & Development Planning Workshop, Washington D.C., October 26-27, 2004
  26. "Contracting Strategies," SPE Project Management Workshop, Houston, Texas, June 18, 2004.
  27. "New Technology Enabler or Destroyer," SPE Facilities and Construction Applied Technology Workshop, Dubai, UAE, May 23-26, 2004.
  28. "Gulf of Mexico Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Offshore Oil and Gas Producing Systems," SPE Facilities and Construction Applied Technology Workshop, Dubai, UAE, May 23-26, 2004.
  29. "Trends in Project Management Technology," SPE Facilities and Construction Applied Technology Workshop, Dubai, UAE, May 23-26, 2004.
  30. "Recent & Future Developments in Facilities Engineering", Texas A&M University Multiphase Measurement Roundtable and Research Conference, Houston, Texas, May 5, 2004.
  31. "Overview of Surface Facilities and Operations," West Coast Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) – Facilities Design, Rebuilding, and Repairing Conference, Los Angeles, California, April 22, 2004.
  32. "Is It Possible to Look Out for Your Company’s Best Interest and Still be Ethical?", National Association of Purchasing Management, Houston, Texas, January 13, 2004.
  33. "How Modern Technology and Oil Field Realities Are Changing The Face of Engineering Services," 2003 Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAOT) State Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, October, 17, 2003.
  34. "EDC China – Cheng Dao Xi Field – Bohai Bay, China," Heavy Oil Symposium, SPE Gulf Coast Section, Houston, Texas, September, 18, 2003.
  35. "Why Do Engineering Companies Act Like That? – The View From The Nuthouse," International Compressed Air & Allied Machinery Committee (ICAAMC) Annual Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, May 29, 2003.
  36. "Low Cost Offshore Production Facilities," SPE’s VIII Latin American & the Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC), Trinidad, W.I., April 29, 2003.
  37. "The History and Future of Facilities and Construction Engineering," SPE Distinguished Lecturer Series, November 2002 to April 2003.