NOTICE: Due to (the risk of) inclement weather, the luncheon has been rescheduled to June 30th. If you registered for June 16th, and still will attend the next luncheon, no action is required. If you are unable to make the revised date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lloyd's Register Energy Rules for Offshore Units, Overview and Advances
Mr. Gopal Nair, Regional Technial Manager and Principal Surveyor:
Compliance, Inspection, and Asset Integrity Divisions, Lloyd's Register Energy
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Westchase Marriott Hotel
2900 Briarpark Dr.
Houston, TX 77042
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Many know Lloyd's Register as the first Society for the Registry of Shipping with a rich history of 254+ years. Since 1760, the world has changed significantly. With a rapidly changing world, industrialization, and technological revolutions, Lloyd's Register has changed as well. Lloyd's Register is honored to take part in the June 16 SNAME Luncheon to discuss the services associated with the offshore industry.
Mr. Gopal Nair and Mr. David Stentiford will present a brief overview of Lloyd's Register and the Energy division's services to the offshore industry. Through the core business as a classification society, the Energy division updated the set of rules exclusive to the offshore industry known as the Lloyd's Register Energy Rules for Offshore Units. The rules are developed through the Offshore Technical Committee comprised of expert representatives from national and international oil companies, EPC firms, owners, operators, fabricators, shipbuilders, equipment vendors and representatives from a number of academic and research organizations.
During the SNAME Luncheon, both Gopal and David will provide an overview of the Rules for Offshore units, areas for future development, and the subsequent parts that make up the Rules for Offshore Units. David and Gopal will discuss the most recent updates and technical content related to naval architecture, fire guidance, high voltage electrical, collision guidance, cryogenic spill and LNG offloading, amongst others.
Gopal Nair currently serves as the Regional Technical Manager and Principal Surveyor covering the Compliance, Inspection, and Asset Integrity divisions of Lloyd's Register Energy. Currently, Gopal is the Subject Expert and is in charge of approval and verification of Marine, Offshore, and Industrial processes, hull, and wellhead equipment.
Mr. Nair has over 30 years of experience in management, design, operation and technical advisory for marine, offshore, and industrial installations. His experience sailing onboard ships for over ten years led him to a tenure as Chief Engineer. Gopal joined LR's Bombay India office in 1991 and transferred to Houston in 1997.
He hold a Honors Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer, represents LR at the ASME Technical Committee for Marine Conference Group, and is a fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.