Robert Carruth serves as Founder and President of ECL. With 47 years of engineering experience in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Carruth has attained an extensive measure of accomplishment in regards to platform design and project management for offshore structures and production facilities. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Society and Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society. Mr. Carruth began his professional career with Texaco in 1969, at which time he provided engineering support for the planning of facilities and the design, fabrication and installation of drilling and production facilities for the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Gulf of Alaska. He later joined J.G.Mackin and Associates in Houston, TX as Engineering Manager for projects such as Shell’s Beta Field C Complex offshore West Coast U.S.A., Chevron’s Ninian Field Central Platform in the North Sea, and Mobil’s Statfjord A platform also located in the North Sea. He then went on to become Vice President and Operations Manager of J.G. Mackin and Associates in Lafayette, LA, where he was responsible for overseeing all engineering activities. In 1982, Mr. Carruth recognized a growing demand for consulting engineering firms within the upstream sector of the petroleum industry. It was at this time that he founded ECL, where he remains President and General Manager.
Since 1988 Louis Hoffpauir has served as ECL’s Marine Building Engineering Manager. He currently oversees both front-end and detailed engineering services for unitized and modular living quarters, generator/electrical buildings and utility buildings for offshore fixed and floating structures. Mr. Hoffpauir has engineered over 300 marine buildings during his career, which span from the Gulf of Mexico to locales such as West Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. Prior to ECL, Mr. Hoffpauir worked as a Structural Design Engineer for consulting firms Gilley and Associates and J.G. Mackin and Associates. It was at this time in his career that he attained hands on design/build experience while working as a Construction Consultant and Project Manager at a fabrication yard in Jakarta, Indonesia and the Blue D fabrication facility in New Iberia, La. He contributes over 37 years of structural engineering experience to the oil and gas industry. Mr. Hoffpauir received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He is a Louisiana Registered Professional Engineer and is a member of the following organizations; American Society of Civil Engineers, Louisiana Engineering Society, National Society of Professional Engineers, and Chi Epsilon.
In 2013, ECL gladly welcomed the return of Ms. Carol Diver, as Facilities Engineering Manager. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama, and has 18 years of design and management experience for oil and gas facilities, compressors, and pipelines. Ms. Diver began her career at Brown and Root. When ECL was founded in 1982, she served as ECL’s first Engineering Manager of Facilities. After taking time to raise her two children and travel overseas, Ms. Diver returned to the oil and gas industry. She worked as the Assistant Project Manager at Mustang Engineering for client BHP Billiton, responsible for management of engineering and drafting personnel of topsides modifications for the deepwater TLP, Shenzi. In 2011, Ms. Diver returned to ECL as a consultant to assist with the front-end engineering study of an oil and gas facility designed to produce 30,000 BOPD and 30 MMSCFD. As facility engineering manager Ms. Diver expanded her role in the project to include management of all phases of the detail design, procurement of equipment and the associated activities.
Since 1991, Mr. Mike LeJeune has been an integral component of ECL’s structural design team. In 1998, after seven years as a project engineer working on detailed design of offshore fixed platforms, marine buildings, and mobile production systems, Mr. LeJeune progressed into his current position as Manager of Structural Design. His 28 years of industry experience enables him to effectively direct and execute the structural engineering tasks required for the design, fabrication, and installation of minimal concept structures, conventional drilling and production platforms, and mobile production units. Prior to his arrival at ECL, Mike LeJeune was a staff design engineer, executing basic project engineering tasks, and performing detailed structural and mechanical design/analysis, and pressure vessel/piping design for Wilcrest Engineering and SRC Engineers in Lafayette, La. He began his professional career in 1988, after receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Louisiana, and serves as a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Louisiana Engineering Society.