Sanchay Srivastava joined OCIMF as Technical Adviser (Nautical) on a three-year secondment from Shell on 16 May 2019.
Sanchay began his seagoing career as a Deck Cadet on an oil tanker carrying clean products and later on crude carriers before qualifying as a Junior Navigating Officer in 2001.He joined Shell in 2004 and was promoted to Chief Officer in 2006 before moving to the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fleet in 2009, as part of the new LNG carrier building delivery teams from Korean shipyards.
Since receiving his command in 2011, Sanchay sailed on a variety of LNG ships before moving ashore in 2014. Starting as an Operations Superintendent within Shell’s Ship Management team, he has developed expertise in maritime downstream fleet operations.
Sanchay has been a continuous improvement champion, delivering savings through a variety of efficiency projects and improved contract management. He has led projects including LNG ship-to-ship operations, new LNG terminal assessment which included commissioning cargoes, transition to paperless navigation and reduction in methane emissions.
Sanchay has also been a Team Lead managing a diverse cross-functional team of Superintendents as part of the LNG Fleet Management team in London.