DNV appoints Transocean’s Loftis to Rig Owners’ Committee
HOUSTON -- Terry Loftis, director of engineering for Transocean, has been appointed as the new chairman of DNV’s Rig Owners’ Committee. The members of the Rig Owners’ Committee represent owners and managers of mobile offshore units (MOUs) and floating production units. The objective of the committee is to provide an active forum for the industry to share and discuss current and future developments in technology, practices and support initiatives that will benefit the industry.
As director of engineering for Transocean, Loftis oversees the company’s engineering services and supports upgrade and major repair projects and new construction of ultra-modern high specification drilling units. He has been actively engaged with Transocean’s engineering development efforts and newbuild design program for the past decade.
Loftis’ technical involvement with MOUs began as an independent consultant for Transocean in the design and construction of semi-submersible drilling rigs in the mid-80s, and he joined Transocean in 1997. After being actively involved in the design and construction of several ultra-deepwater drillships in Korea, he returned to Houston to lead the DP & Controls group within Transocean Engineering, until he was appointed to the current position as director of engineering.
Loftis is active within the Marine Technology Society, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is currently serving as vice-chairman for IADC’s Advanced Rig Technology Committee.