Mr. Seilhan is an industry leader with over 29 years managing Deep-water Operations and Developments for Amoco, BP & Stone Energy. He spent the last 6 years serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations for Stone Energy Corporation, a New York-based NYSE Exploration & Production Company. He has led these companies through multiple diverse offshore and onshore projects, most notably managing the world record water depth Gulf of Mexico Asset development from commissioning, start-up, operations and maturity. Mr. Seilhan holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Business School – Operations Academy and the Stanford University Executive Program.
Mr. Sullivan serves as managing partner of Veris Global. Mr. Sullivan has spent 18 years in the oil & gas industry and is a recognized leader in managing and improving health, safety & environmental (HSE) programs. Most noteworthy, Mr. Sullivan led the development of industry leading safety & environmental management programs in the Gulf of Mexico through the implementation of advanced software systems, creating enhanced efficiencies and substantial risk reduction across a diverse operations portfolio. Mr. Sullivan holds a B.S. in Biology and an M.B.A from the University of Louisiana.
Mr. Newsom brings to the Veris Global Team over 14 years of software programming and computing experience across numerous industries. He has served as SaaS Development Lead for SEMS, MOC, and Integrity Management under Stone Energy and has built sustainable, industry-leading software solutions for the Oil & Gas and other Offshore Industries during his years of experience. Mr. Newsom holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Louisiana Tech University for Computer Science.
Mr. Roy brings over 20 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, and Information Technology under Stone Energy to the Veris Global Team. Previous responsibilities which aid in moving Veris’ IT Department forward include: senior leadership roles in developing and maintaining key business solutions, development of digital solutions for both public and private businesses, administration of accounting data, corporate I.T. support management. Mr. Roy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology, as well as a Core Curriculum Accounting Degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Mr. Taylor serves as the Director of Marine Assurance at Veris Global. He is responsible for development and management of marine assurance, rig integrity, and blow-out preventer verification and reliability programs. He leads a wide array of consulting activities related to the global maritime and offshore oil and gas industries. He has more than 35 years of experience as a corporate marine assurance superintendent, marine surveyor/inspector, and professional mariner. Mr. Taylor is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Officer with extensive experience & qualifications in commercial vessel inspections, with emphasis on both deck and engineering systems. He holds a B.A. from Averett University in Danville, VA.
Mr. Jackson is a highly trained and experienced safety and operations officer with over 24 years in the field. He is a Certified Occupations Safety Specialist and a US Navy Veteran. With over 20 years under his belt managing offshore and onshore operations, as well as 4 years managing HSE for Deepwater/Shelf GOM Major Projects, Mr. Jackson brings knowledge and expertise few can to the Veris Global Team. He’s worked with the following companies in an HSE/Operations Safety roll : Conoco, Chevron, Murphy Exploration, Bois d’Arc Offshore, Stone Energy. His rolls have included : Operations Superintendent for Western and Central GOM including Onshore Operations, Drilling, Construction, Well Work, DECOM, Subsea Installation.
Mrs. Bienvenue is the Office Manager for Veris Global. She comes to Veris Global with a broad and diverse level of experience in managing executive effectiveness, information support and professionally representing corporate interests in the community. She has over 10 years’ experience overseeing core business drivers for the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Team for Stone Energy, a publicly traded Oil & Gas upstream corporation. Mrs. Bienvenue is the 2019 President of the Desk & Derrick Club of Lafayette, which promotes the education and professional development of individuals employed in or affiliated with the petroleum, energy and allied industries. She is an adept project manager and willing to assist wherever needed.
Mr. Fincham serves as a Senior Marine & Operations Consultant for Veris Global. He has over 40 years of experience in vessel operations, marine assurance verification, inspection and survey services. A retired USCG Marine Inspector and Investigator, Mick's extensive area of expertise includes proficiency in safety management systems, operating management systems, security protocols and crew competency evaluations on numerous Vessel types and Production platforms. He is an accomplished Marine Investigator with experience in vessel collisions, fires, flooding, and serious injuries or fatalities. Mick is a principal contributor to Veris Global’s marine content in developing digital, Compliance Management, SEMS and Operating Systems.
Our Global Management Team is comprised of industry leadership from Major and Independent Oil & Gas companies providing a spectrum of capabilities that span from ultra deep-water offshore to High Temperature – High Pressure (HTHP) onshore assets. Veris’ wide-ranging experience originates from BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, BHP, Chevron, Oxy, Amoco, Arco, and Stone Energy. Our team includes veterans of the U.S. Coast Guard who specialize in Marine Safety missions including technical vessel, rig and platform inspections, environmental protection & response, investigations, and ports & waterways safety and security.
Veris Global holds board positions with LAGCOE, United Way of Acadiana, and Desk and Derrick Club of Lafayette helping to advance enrichment and the well-being of the industries we serve, as well as our community. We're also proud members of Offshore Operations Committee, ISNetworld, and Microsoft's Partner Network.