2010 Industry Pioneers


Carl G. LangnerCarl G. Langner 

While employed by Shell Oil Company and subsidiaries between 1966 and 1999 Carl Langner worked primarily in R&D related to offshore pipelines and subsea oil production technology. He was also directly involved in the construction of several record-setting offshore pipelines and pipeline repairs. Carl is particularly recognized for his innovative contributions in the areas of analysis, design, and installation of deepwater pipelines and risers (particularly SCRs), subsea flowline connection methods, steel tube umbilicals, and insulated and electrically heated subsea pipelines. He also contributed to a Limit State code for offshore pipelines. Since retiring from Shell in 1999 Carl has provided consulting engineering services to more than 25 companies involved in offshore oil and gas production.

He is the author or coauthor of over 120 Shell, OTC and other industry reports and publications as well as author or coauthor of 34 U.S. Patents assigned to Shell Oil Co.