About Our Speakers

Mark Haas PE

Principal Engineer
Mark E Haas Engineering, LLC

Mark Haas, PE earned his BSc in Ocean Engineering and his MSc in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. Mr. Haas had a brief stint working on US Navy submarines, notably the Seawolf attack submarine, in structural dynamic and radiated noise, working at the David Taylor Research Center in Carderock, MD.  He is triple certified by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Structural Engineering.

Mr. Haas returned to Texas and has worked more than 30 years in oil and gas industry on offshore and coastal structures for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons from locations around the world. Mr. Haas was the installation engineer for the world’s largest two-piece, lifted offshore platform in the world, the Shell Enchilada platform in the Gulf of Mexico. He’s been the lead structural engineer for drillships, fixed offshore platforms, and floating production platforms. He also has worked on offshore pipelines and coastal terminals or structures.

With the 2015 downturn in the oil industry, Mr. Haas has transitioned his experience to complex coastal structures and forensics engineering. He’s reviewed newbuild structures and old structures.

Mr. Haas has been awarded the USCG Certificate of Merit for a lifesaving rescue of a drowning kayaker in Galveston, and remains a candidate for upgrading the Certificate to the USCG Silver Lifesaving Medal. Mr. Haas has been awarded two US patents and has submitted applications for several provisional US patent applications pending their award, which deal with fiber-optic monitoring systems for complex onshore and offshore structures and for oil and gas activities.

Mr. Haas is an avid sailor, having sailed and raced in regional, national, and international regattas from the US to Europe, SW Asia, and West Africa. Mr. Haas also cycles, golfs, and hunts.

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Case Study of Re-Analyzing Three Condominiums Facing Condemnation or the Fury of the Gulf of Mexico,