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Mr. Harris Knecht

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Chief Technology Officer

Local Address: HOUSTON, Texas, United States
EXMAR OFFSHORE COMPANY
11511 Katy Freeway Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77079
United States

Company Description: EXMAR Offshore provides a wide range of value added products and services to the marine oil and gas industry. Expertise and experience in engineering, construction...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • masters , naval architecture and ocean engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S. , engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Harris Knecht, Exmar ...
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Harris Knecht, Exmar Offshore Co
By Rick Fowler, Eric Zimmerman, Jay ...
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By Rick Fowler, Eric Zimmerman, Jay Cole, Ed Nagel, Harris Knecht and Eldon Robison
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HARRIS KNECHT is president of Exmar Offshore Company. He has 35 years of experience in the offshore industry, primarily in the areas of floating drilling and production technology. Knecht was previously vice president of engineering for Zapata/Arethusa Offshore Drilling and Diamond Offshore. Prior to joining Zapata, Knecht was in Exxon Production Research's marine engineering department, involved in the areas of stability, station keeping, floating production and vessel evaluation/safety. He is a member of the ABS Special Committee on mobile drilling rigs and the DNV Rig Owners Committee. He was previously on the U.S. and International Association of Drilling Contractors' delegations to the IMO during the revision of the mobile offshore drilling unit code. He holds a B.S. in engineering from Columbia University, and masters' in both naval architecture and ocean engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Contact Exmar Offshore Company and Exmar Shipping USA
www.ExmarOffShore.com, 17 Aug 2005 [cached]
Harris KnechtPRESIDENT:hknecht@exmaroffshore.com
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Harris Knecht
Texas-Based MessageOne at Highest Alert Level Supporting Organizations Through Hurricane Rita @ SYS-CON Media
www.sys-con.com, 23 Sept 2005 [cached]
"As a major provider of engineering design and resources to the worlds leading oil exploration firms, many of whom operate rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, business continuity is not an option," said Harris Knecht, President of Exmar.
The OPTI-EX has come in on-budget ...
www.houston-offshore.com, 1 Oct 2009 [cached]
The OPTI-EX has come in on-budget and on-time, says Harris Knecht, president of Exmar Offshore. We had the luxury of the management allowing us good engineering time, he adds.

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It's a matter of making the economics work.'

Part of it, Knecht says, will come from improving what the industry already has.
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There's a lot of spare capacity in the industry right now.'

Knecht says some of the reason for the slowdown on orders 'the shipbuilding industry got overheated,' he adds is tied to cost. 'The trend has to go back to be consistent with the oil price,' he says.

A trend Knecht says has caught his eye is floating liquefaction for LNG. 'The foray into floating liquefaction is the logical next step for us to work on,' he says. Exmar is working on a solution with Excelerate and is participating in pre-conceptual and pre-FEEDs for various applications, he says. Where we jump off depends on finding a gas molecule owner who wants to pursue this.'

While it has some similarities to floating oil, the cryogenic environment complicates the picture. 'Putting a cryogenic hose in the water hasn't been solved yet,' Knecht says. The industry, he adds, hasnt figured out how to handle the low temperatures in the water while floating at the same time. 'Everybody wants to make LNG look like oil, so that's the holy grail, so any tanker can come up and offload it.'

Knecht figures it's a goal achievable in about two decades unless the industry decides to turn its investment dollars toward finding a solution. Until then, he says, offloading will have to be side-by-side.
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The OPTI-EX has come in on-budget and on-time, says Harris Knecht, president of Exmar Offshore. We had the luxury of the management allowing us good engineering time, he adds.

FloaTEC" alt="Chris Barton, FloaTEC" txdam="1207" style="padding-left: 10px; float: right; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-top: 10px;" src="http://www.oilonline.com/Portals/0/news-images/article_content/OE_Issues/October_2009/chris_barton.jpg" height="117" width="125" />While not an ultra-deepwater dry tree solution, FloaTEC began promoting its Blue Ocean project last year.
...
It's a matter of making the economics work.'

Part of it, Knecht says, will come from improving what the industry already has.
...
There's a lot of spare capacity in the industry right now.'

Knecht says some of the reason for the slowdown on orders 'the shipbuilding industry got overheated,' he adds is tied to cost. 'The trend has to go back to be consistent with the oil price,' he says.

A trend Knecht says has caught his eye is floating liquefaction for LNG. 'The foray into floating liquefaction is the logical next step for us to work on,' he says. Exmar is working on a solution with Excelerate and is participating in pre-conceptual and pre-FEEDs for various applications, he says. Where we jump off depends on finding a gas molecule owner who wants to pursue this.'

While it has some similarities to floating oil, the cryogenic environment complicates the picture. 'Putting a cryogenic hose in the water hasn't been solved yet,' Knecht says. The industry, he adds, hasnt figured out how to handle the low temperatures in the water while floating at the same time. 'Everybody wants to make LNG look like oil, so that's the holy grail, so any tanker can come up and offload it.'

Knecht figures it's a goal achievable in about two decades unless the industry decides to turn its investment dollars toward finding a solution. Until then, he says, offloading will have to be side-by-side.
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