Kenneth E. Arnold has almost fifty years of industry experience with 16 years at Shell Oil Company. He founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which was purchased by AMEC in 2005. In September 2007, Ken retired from AMEC and formed K Arnold Consulting, Inc. (KACI). In 2010 he joined WorleyParsons as a part-time Senior Technical Advisor while maintaining KACI for independent consulting work.
Ken is co-author of two textbooks and author of over 50 technical articles on safety management, project management and facilities design. He has been chosen as an SPE distinguished lecturer three times. He has twice served on the Board of SPE, and is currently President of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas. He was a former member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council and Chair of the National Research Council Committee which prepared a report for the Department of the Interior on “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Offshore Operations”.
Ken has taught facilities engineering at the University of Houston and Technion in Israel as well as for several oil companies. He is a registered professional engineer and serves on the advisory board of the engineering schools of Tulane University and Cornell University and the Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board of University of Houston.