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John Shelton

CEO - Delmar Systems

John holds Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering and Master of Business Administration degrees from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Professional Engineer. Since beginning his career at Delmar Systems in 2004 with a summer internship, John has played an important role in innovative developments such as the OMNI-Max anchor and RAR Plus. His deep understanding of mooring design and installation methods helps to ensure that our technical and operations teams continuously provide industry leading solutions with products and services that exceed customer expectations in demanding offshore environments. His close involvement in our regional operations allows him to stay in tune with customer needs, provide our teams with necessary resources, and set the strategic direction for the organization.


North Sea drilling season extension

One day Delmar Systems received the inquiry to provide mooring technology that could potentially extend the drilling season West of Shetland in the UK North Sea and allow unmooring without assistance of..


The RAR Plus, Delmar Systems’ next-generation Rig Anchor Release technology, has been announced as a finalist for the 2018 World Oil Awards under the category of ‘Best Deepwater Technology’.

RAR Plus improved rig move efficiency

Norwegian energy company Equinor was looking for a mooring solution to increase rig move efficiency, reduce carbon footprint, and enhance weather operating conditions for unmooring operations.

Gryphon Alpha FPSO connection

Delmar Systems was awarded the 3D field real-time modelling of the Gryphon Alpha FPSO mooring lines during reconnection in a heavily congested field..