• Texas A&M University
    B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering (1987)
Areas of expertise
  • Standard of Care
  • Project Feasibility
  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)
  • Insurance Claims
  • Offshore
  • Water/Marine
  • Arbitration
  • Safety
  • Oil & Gas Production
  • Natural Gas and NGLs
  • Transportation and Storage

Summary of Experience

Mr. Rayne advises clients on project management and technical matters for construction and development projects. With over 25 years of experience in oil and gas field development projects, John has overseen production and drilling facilities engineering and worked for EPC Contractors and Owners, delivering fixed and floating offshore field developments.

John joined Baker & O'Brien from Fircroft, Inc. where he primarily focused on Chevron Deepwater Major Capital Projects. He also served in senior engineering, project management, and other technical roles with several engineering and production companies. His experience includes a wide range of onshore and offshore developments in the U.S., Indonesia, China, Colombia, Trinidad, Angola, Nigeria, and Brazil, working on projects for several major exploration and production companies, including Chevron, Unocal, BP, ConocoPhillips, BHP Billiton, Esso, and Kerr McGee.

Previous Experience

2006-2019: Fircroft, Inc. (Contractor to Chevron),
Offshore, Assurance, Interface, & Risk Coordinator
Offshore, Facilities Integration Engineer

2004-2006: Alliance Engineering,
Offshore, Facilities Integration Engineer
Offshore, Project Engineer

2001-2004: Technip Offshore, Inc.,
Engineering Manager
Topsides Engineering Lead

1998-2001: U.S. Ocean Rig, Inc.,
Engineering Manager
Assistant Project Director

1992-1998: Kvaerner, Inc.,
Project Manager
Process Utilities Engineer
Process/Mechanical Lead
Process Fire & Safety Lead

1990-1991: Industrial Risk Insurers,
Fire Protection & Loss Prevention Consultant

1988-1989: Howden Monarch, Inc.,
Artificial Lift Engineer

1987-1988: Rowan Companies Inc.,
Offshore Roustabout