Arun Duggal is the Chief of Technology at SOFEC, Inc., a business unit of the MODEC Group. His responsibilities range from overseeing research and development activities in mooring technology, to managing projects related to mooring systems. He has been employed at SOFEC for over 18 years and has been an active participant in industry conferences and meetings, authoring and presenting over 50 papers. Arun started his career as a Research Associate at the Offshore Technology Research Center, TAMU, where he participated in several industry model test programs focused on both research and commercial projects. Arun then joined SOFEC as a Research/Mooring Engineer and worked on several ground breaking projects like the Terra Nova FPSO (Canada), the Kizomba A & B FPSOs (Angola), and current FPSOs in the pre-salt basin offshore Brazil.