Terry L. Loftis
Offshore Oil & Gas Engineering Consultant with extensive experience in specification, design, shipyard construction, commissioning and operation of mobile offshore drillships and semisubmersibles. Delivered industry leading, world class vessel and drilling mechanization, automation and performance. Proven executive leadership and cross-discipline motivational skills in accomplishing strategic corporate objectives on time and within budget. Demonstrated ability to transform company mission statements into achieved goals within managed organizations, both company and industry wide. Successfully managed numerous multinational and foreign project assignments, also served on technical organization committees and panels.  Committed to travel worldwide to direct, supervise, and disseminate this knowledge.

30+ years of experience in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry, Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, as well as downstream Oil & Gas Separation and Natural Gas Liquification. For the past 20 years has been uniquely engaged with engineering applications for offshore drilling and focused largely on control and automation application to dynamic positioning and integrated control of vessels, and the mechanization and automation of the drilling related processes. Most recent position was Director of Engineering for a major offshore drilling contractor where he was engaged with all aspects of specification, design, construction and technical support of the company's fleet of mobile offshore drilling units.

Your MODU Fleet requirements could potentially utilize this collective insight and expertise in advancing automation of offshore oilfield processes, thereby optimizing operations, improving efficiency, increasing safety of personnel the environment and your assets, and ultimately delivering increased profit margins. My passion is in facilitating implementation of YOUR existing automation objectives and not specifically selling my own concept of a "solution". Contact me today to discuss how I might assist in making your offshore drilling automation vision a reality!

Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL)
  • Chairman –  Rig Owners Committee, 2013-2016
  • Principal Consultant - Present

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • Member –  The Offshore Technical Committee, Present
  • Member –  Mobile Offshore Units Special Committee, Present

International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
  • Chairman –  Advanced Rig Technology Committee, 2015-2016
  • Subcommittee Chairman –  Drilling Control Systems, 2009-2014
  • Speaker, Panelist, and Conference Session Chair
  • Member - Present

Marine Technology Society (MTS)
  • Speaker, Panelist, Session Chair, Dynamic Positioning Conference technical paper review
  • Member - Present

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section
  • Speaker, Panelist
  • Member - Present

American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
  • Member - Present