Webinar: MPD – Drilling the 'Undrillable'

Offshore operations continue to expand into more complex and challenging down hole conditions previously considered ‘undrillable.’ 

Drilling in subsea formations that require precise pressure balancing to maintain well bore integrity leads to a need for integrating safe and reliable Managed Pressure Drilling technologies that make well construction possible.

In this 30-minute webinar, Joseph Rousseau, ABS Director for Offshore Exploration, and Demetri Stroubakis, ABS Director of Equipment and Materials, will provide an overview of managed pressure drilling (MPD) technology and present the unique advantages of the ABS qualification process defined in the ABS Guide for the Classification and Certification of Managed Pressure Drilling Systems.

Heather Suttle, Strategic Marketing Manager, Offshore will serve as moderator for this session. 


Duration: 30 minutes

Orignal Date Held:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NOW Available On-Demand Register Below: 

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Joseph Rousseau
Director, Global Offshore Exploration

Joseph (Joe) Rousseau is Director – Global Offshore for ABS. Rousseau is responsible for coordinating worldwide business development activities for mobile offshore units.   

Rousseau has held several leadership roles in ABS including Regional Vice President for Canada, Vice President of Offshore Europe Division, and Corporate Chief Engineer for Offshore.  He is active in the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).


Demetri Stroubakis 
Director, Equipment and Materials 

Demetri Stroubakis, is ABS Director of Equipment and Materials. With extensive experience in naval and commercial ship new construction projects, Stroubakis is a subject matter expert in equipment and material certification activities.

Stroubakis’ 28-year ABS career includes several positions of increasing responsibility; he most recently served as Assistant Chief Surveyor for Global Materials and Equipment certification. Prior to joining ABS Demetri served as an officer in the US Navy. 

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Heather Suttle
Strategic Marketing Manager, Offshore  

As Strategic Marketing Manager, Heather Suttle works closely with executive leadership and business development teams to create marketing and communication plans that support strategic initiatives for the Offshore division at ABS.

Suttle is a member of the Houston chapter of American Marketing Association and currently serves as Co-chair of the AMA Outreach Events Committee.