James (Jim) E. Chitwood, P.E.
Safe Marine Transfer, LLC. – Co-founder & CTO
Mr. Chitwood, co-founder of Safe Marine Transfer, LLC (SMT), has 45 years of Industry experience in offshore engineering and R&D working both domestically and internationally. His principal project from 1991 to 2014 was the Chevron led DeepStar Project where he managed joint industry R&D projects. He and his SMT partners are currently working a RPSEA sponsored project to develop a largesubsea chemical storage and injection system for deepwater.
Mr. Chitwood has worked for various engineering, manufacturing, and production companies both as an employee and as a consultant throughout his career. He has authored numerous technical articles and papers and holds fourteen patents.
Mr. Chitwood has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered Engineer in the State of Texas and a member of both ASME and SPE.