Steve KibbeeSenior Leader
Steve Kibbee leads the development of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion technology at SBM Offshore. SBM is a major builder and operator of floating production systems for the offshore energy business. Dr. Kibbee holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas and Texas A&M Universities, including graduate work in Renewable Energy during the 1970’s. During the 1990’s at Atlantia Offshore, he won Small Business Innovation Research funding and led the successful development and commercialization of the SeaStar Tension Leg Platform. The SeaStar TLP is a deepwater platform that enables economic production of smaller oil and gas fields - several of which are now operating in water depths up to 4300 ft. He was one of three partners during the 2001 sale of Atlantia to SBM. Prior to Atlantia, he worked at major oil companies developing offshore technology, managing construction projects, and supporting operations.