HOUSTON -- ABS has named Sudheer Chand as director of offshore technology. Chand will join a dedicated team of offshore engineers and researchers within the organization's corporate technology department in Houston, Texas.
Chand will be addressing rules and requirements for drilling and production in harsh environments, criteria for the conversion of FPSOs from ship-shaped trading tankers as well as criteria for newbuild FPSOs, and technology challenges associated with deeper water drilling units such as position keeping and the drilling equipment itself.
Chand will also be responsible for oversight of the ABS Singapore Offshore Technology Center (SOTC), a satellite branch of ABS' corporate technology department. According to ABS, the SOTC takes a collaborative approach toward addressing offshore technology issues by working with the Singaporean government, universities, and industry.