B.E (1981) from MCE Mysore University (2nd Rank) & M.Tech (1983) from I.I.T Chennai and has over 30 years of experience in structural analysis, design, preparation of design/construction drawings & specifications, subcontract packages & tender documents, technical tender evaluation, coordinating & supervising subcontractors' works, review/approval of vendor related input & designs, clearing non-conformity reports from construction/fabrication site, etc.

Offshore experience is in the detail design and installation engineering design for fixed offshore structures. Has wide exposure to pre-service engineering (loadout & transportation) of topside and Jacket structures.

Onshore experience is in the detail design of power plants, steel plant, coal/ash handling plants, petrochemical projects, onshore gas development projects, control system upgrade projects, special structures like ground service facilities for space launch, steel stacks, R.C. chimneys, machine foundations, etc.

Has worked as Lead Civil/Structural Engineer for many projects and is fully conversant with STAAD Pro, familiar with SACS, Indian & British Codes, API, AISC and SHELL DEPs. Has international work experience and has worked with following companies:

2003 onwards Director, OCTA Engineers (Designs) Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru
2001 to 2003 One of the proprietors of OCTA Engineers, Bengaluru
1998 to 2001 Technip, Abu Dhabi, UAE
1992 to 1998 John Brown/Kvaerner Process (I) Ltd., Bengaluru
1983 to 1992 Development Consultants Ltd., Chennai


B.E (1981) from UVCE Bengaluru & M.E (1983) from I.I.Sc Bengaluru and has accumulated over 30 years of experience in analysis, design, coordination of engineering activities for Offshore Oil and Gas production & process platforms, wellhead platforms, living quarters, etc.
Has experience in the designing of:

  • Offshore platforms (in various water depths between 10m to 130 m) with various configuration (mono-pod, tripod, four legged, (4+4) legged, six legged and eight legged).
  • Designing topside modules of FPSO.
  • Decommissioning studies of platforms (North Sea).
  • Designing of material handling & effluent treatment plant structures.
  • Pre-service engineering for different phases of platform (load-out, transportation, lift, Launch, Upending and On-bottom stability), and troubleshooting during installation phase.
  • Specialized analyses like, blast and collapse analyses.
  • Reassesment of existing platforms.

Has worked as Lead Structural Engineer/structural engineering coordinator on various projects & third part reviewer for BV, Dnv and Velosi and is fully conversant with SACS, familiar with STAAD Pro and major international codes like API, AISC, BS Codes and SHELL DEPs.

Has worked with McNally Bharat Engineering Company, John Brown Engineers, National Petroleum Construction Company (Abu Dhabi, UAE), before becoming director of OCTA Engineers (Designs) Pvt.. Ltd.