Upstream Technical Authority & Team Leader – Floating Systems & Metocean
David Petruska is the Upstream Technical Authority and Team Leader for floating systems and metocean at BP. He has over 25 years of experience in the offshore industry primarily focused on deepwater. David is responsible for leading the floating systems and metocean discipline within BP Upstream organization. He was previously the chair of the API Station keeping Task Groups and is a member of API RP 2RD, API RP 2FPS and 2FSIM work groups. He has also worked as the floating systems and riser technical authority for the GoM, the Atlantis project marine authority and the mooring lead on the Mad Dog project to implement the first polyester mooring system in the GoM. Prior to joining BP, he worked 9 year for Mobil and then ExxonMobil in a variety of roles spanning operations, projects and R&D. David Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a doctorate of science, masters and bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering – Structures. He has published numerous technical papers over the years.