About TSB Offshore

Decommissioning Expertise – from Planning to Execution
TSB Offshore, Inc. is the recognized oil and gas energy industry leader in providing worldwide abandonment consulting and project management services that include:

  • Project Planning
  • Abandonment Liability Estimates – Asset Retirement Obligations (ARO)
  • Detailed Project Studies
  • Project Management
  • Permitting

TSB Offshore utilizes proprietary decommissioning cost estimation software called PAESTM which is unique in the oil and gas industry.  This software was developed by TSB and accesses a resource data base of actual decommissioning project costs and algorithms to develop the decommissioning cost estimates. The PAES system contains thousands of decommissioning cost estimates for the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Gulf of Thailand and other areas spanning over 20 years. The database provides unique opportunities for trend analysis and insight into decommissioning projects which are unmatched in the industry.


TSB Offshore, Inc. has a staff of competent professionals who have extensive experience with oil companies, engineering and consulting firms, oil field service companies, and construction / decommissioning contractors. The experience of our team ensures our objective of providing the best available Consulting and Project Management services to energy related markets worldwide.

William (Will) Speck, PE, PMP – President

TSB Offshore Will SpeckWill Speck has been with TSB for over 8 years.  During his time at TSB, he has focused on operations management, consulting, project management, and liability analysis for offshore and onshore facilities.  Will has over 20 years of oilfield experience in field operations, project management and operations management with TSB, Schlumberger and GE Wellstream.  He has worked in the Gulf of Mexico and overseas for over 10 years in China, East Malaysia, Peninsular Malaysia, and Vietnam, as well as the U.A.E., Oman, Central Asia and the United Kingdom.

Will holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University in Mechanical Engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) with the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute.

Jimmy Tran, PMP – Senior Project Manager

tsb offshore jimmy tranJimmy Tran is a Project Manager with over ten years managing and executing oilfield projects.

Jimmy has been an asset to large subsea field development projects, directing the design, fabrication, assembly, and installation of subsea structures, distribution systems, and connection equipment. He has overseen the testing, operation, and maintenance of light well intervention systems and has overseen well intervention campaigns in shallow and deep waters. Jimmy has managed numerous heavy lift projects in the Gulf of Mexico, including platform installation and decommissioning campaigns.

Jimmy’s experience includes Oceaneering, Wild Well Control, Tetra Offshore Services, and EPIC Companies, and TSB Offshore. Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University in Engineering and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute.

Steven J. (Steve) Spease – Senior Consultant

Steve Spease has over forty-six (46) years of experience in the marine and onshore oil and gas business, including approximately twenty-five (25) years outside the US in various project and regional management positions. For the last ten (10) years he has predominately focused on consulting, project management, planning and execution for offshore facility decommissioning worldwide, most recently as the President of TSB Offshore, Inc., and now as Principal / Senior Consultant at the company.

His career emphasis has included executive and regional management, project & construction management, EPC projects for platforms, FPSOs and onshore facilities, fabrication, offshore marine construction, decommissioning / management of late life asset liability, support for field operations, project planning, commercial / contracts, business development, and customer relations. He has additional experience in large project and corporate financial / management procedures, estimating / cost control, material control and scheduling, including a good knowledge of fabrication practices and marine industry standards, with specific focus on offshore decommissioning. Key organizational assets include:

  • Global industry knowledge, with in-country experience in Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the US,
  • Teambuilding and management skills in both corporate and project positions, and
  • Worldwide oil & gas industry knowledge and contacts; new capital projects and decommissioning.

Steve holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Jerel (Jerry) Gilmore, PE – Senior Consultant

Jerry Gilmore has over forty-three (43) years of construction and operations experience in the oil & gas industry. The majority of his experience has been in the fabrication, installation and abandonment of Gulf of Mexico platforms, facilities and pipelines. He has also managed domestic onshore facilities and related construction projects. He has worked closely with operations and drilling departments supporting day-to-day production operations. He has held positions of President of TSB, Vice President of Projects, Construction Department Manager, Project Manager and Project Engineer at Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, Pennzoil Exploration and Production Company (presently Devon Energy), and was a consultant to El Paso Energy Corporation. He is currently Sr. Director of Projects – Operations for TSB Offshore, Inc. His departmental management and project management skills have been used for planning, budgeting, engineering, permitting, fabrication, installation, startup, maintenance and decommissioning activities. He has been involved in the abandonment and reefing of many Gulf of Mexico facilities.

Jerry holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University at Kingsville and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.

Robert C. (Bob) Byrd, PhD, PE – Senior Consultant

TSB Offshore Robert ByrdDr. Bob Byrd has over forty-five (45) years of experience in design, fabrication, installation and removal of oil and gas facilities.  He has held positions with international marine contractor IMODCO Inc., the engineering firm Brian Watt Associates, Inc., the Norwegian Hydrodynamics Laboratory, and is a former U.S. Coast Guard officer. His positions have included Project Engineer, Project Manager, Projects Director, President, Chief Engineer and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Byrd was one of the original Principals in TSB Offshore, Inc. and is currently the Senior Consultant for the company. He has considerable experience with planning for fabrication at remote sites worldwide and for harsh environments such as the Arctic. He is a specialist in probabilistic project cost and schedule risk assessment, and has conducted a number of workshops on decommissioning for international operators such as Petronas in Malaysia, the Gulf of Thailand Operators Group, and China’s CNOOC. He has also been the principal investigator for a number of offshore facility decommissioning studies carried out for the Department of the Interior’s BSEE and BOEM divisions, and has served as an expert witness in litigation on numerous occasions on a number of marine and offshore issues.

Dr. Byrd holds a B.S. in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an M.S. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Alaska, and an M.S. in Structural Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.


With over 32 years of experience in decommissioning wells, pipelines, and offshore facilities, TSB Offshore  as the worldwide leader in Decommissioning Consulting and Project Management.


  • Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Companies
  • Pipeline Companies
  • Oil and Gas Plants
  • Government Agencies
  • Investment Companies
  • Insurance Companies


With over 32 years of experience, we know the importance of landmark success. Our exstinsive history is just one way we showcase our comment to offshore services.

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