José A. Gutierrez Ph.D.

Director of Technology and Innovation


Dr. Gutierrez is the Director of Technology and Innovation at Transocean focused on the delivery of sustainable innovation tailored for the Oil and Gas industry. His efforts are framed in the execution of business and technology development activities that enable the introduction of new products designed to augment operational integrity in deepwater offshore drilling operations. In addition, Dr. Gutierrez is Adjunct Professor of Subsea Engineering in the Cullen School of Engineering at the University of Houston providing guidance on relevant research topics aligned to the business needs of the industry.

Dr. Gutierrez has more than 20 years of experience managing innovation and technology strategy for entrepreneurial and Fortune 100 companies in multiple areas covering Medical, Residential, Commercial and Industrial applications.

He received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Universidad Simón Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Milwaukee – Wisconsin.

Currently Dr. Gutierrez technology and innovation focus is centered on advanced drilling and well control technologies, as well as in charge of the Transocean Digital Transformation Process – Codifying Knowledge from machines and processes.

Dr. Gutierrez is also author of multiple books, scientific papers, and patents.


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