P. O. Box 7536 The Woodlands, TX 77387-7536

Phone 281-364-1111


Note: The personnel listed below may be made available for projects on an individual basis. If you need people that have the specific skills listed in the individual resumes please contact Veritas Associates. Veritas Associates is a privately owned US company. We carry the full liability insurance coverage as required by all major oil companies.

Paul D. Baumgardner, B.S. Physics, University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. His career in the oil industry started  as a roughneck and crew member on mobile offshore drilling units and has progressed through various rig based and shore based supervisory and management positions. He was a Vice President of Operations for Global Marine Drilling Company for eighteen years having spent three years in Houston, ten years in Italy and five years in Aberdeen, Scotland. As such, he had management responsibility for jackups, semisubmersibles and drilling tenders in the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, Italy, Malta, Tunisia, Spain, and the UK, Dutch and Danish sectors of the North Sea. Under his management in the UK, Global Marine achieved ISO9002/BS5750 and an approved UK safety case. He has worked in shore based positions in: Southeast Asia, The U.K., Norway, West Africa, South America, Italy and North Africa. He holds a USCG MODU license with an OIM endorsement. He has been an Inspector/Auditor of Veritas Associates since 1995. He is also the president and owner of the company. 


Robert D. Bruce holds a BSc. in Marine Transportation from The United States Merchant Marine Academy and is a licensed Offshore Installation Manager. Bob has experience with MODU's, as Marine Superintendent for Santa Fe Drilling Company in various locations worldwide. This experience included semi's, jackups, tenders and swamp barges. While working in the North Sea area, Bob served as Chairman of the IADC Marine Working Party and was a member of the IADC Technical Committee. He was involved in liaison committees with the UK government on new legislation. Bob was also heavily involved in the creation and implementation of Santa Fe's Safety Management System and in the creation of the Safety Cases for all of the company's North Sea units. During his career with Santa Fe, he acquired extensive experience of shipyard projects, including new building, conversion and refurbishment. His work has involved continual liaison with Classification Societies and he is very familiar with all major class and legislative requirements.


Norman A. (Sandy) Fraser has a Scottish Leaving Certificate from the Inverness Royal Academy with studies in mathematics, english and science and holds and Electrical Engineering Degree from Inverness Technical College. Sandy has worked in various positions for Global Marine Drilling Company. He has been involved in numerous aspects of the electrical and electronic discipline in the industry from installation and maintenance to new construction and major modification of power systems on jack ups, semisubmersibles and drillships including drawing review and approval and preparation of specifications for subcontractors and shipyards.  Sandy has extensive dealings with regulatory and classification bodies including: USCG, UK Health and Safety Executive, ABS, DNV and Lloyds of London. He has been responsible for electrical engineering, design, installation and final commissioning of electrical projects on many drilling rigs. This also includes provision of power, communications equipment, fire and gas detection systems and integration of common systems.  Additional experience has been gained from consulting jobs with supply vessels and oil terminal construction including inspection and testing.


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