KNUT ERIKSEN, SPE, was appointed senior vice president–business development at Oceaneering International. Eriksen joined Oceaneering in 2010 as senior vice president–subsea products. His career spans more than 35 years in the oil and gas industry, with the majority of his roles related to deepwater engineering and offshore projects. Before joining Oceaneering, Eriksen served as senior vice president–global execution with Natco Group. He previously held numerous management positions in engineering, operations, and business development at Aker Kvaerner and Aker Maritime, and served as vice president of worldwide deepwater development at Unocal. Eriksen earned MSc degrees in engineering and civil engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Washington State University, respectively. He also completed his MBA in international management at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Registered as a professional engineer in Texas and California, Eriksen is also a registered European engineer. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; he also serves as a member of the HSSE committee of the National Ocean Industries Association.