Chyetanya Kunté is an offshore structures & turret-mooring engineer. He has an M.Eng. degree in Structural Engineering from KUD. His areas of interest include structural mechanics, hydrodynamics, fatigue, and offshore geotechnics in applications ranging from fixed & floating steel structures, hulls & ship-shaped vessels, turrets & mooring systems, tendons & risers.

He enjoys cycling, non-fiction literature, and programming in python.

Appointments held

2012- Senior Engineer & Team lead, Shell Projects & Technology
  TA-21 for Fixed offshore structures
  TA-2 for Mobile offshore drilling units — Jackups
2006-11 Senior Engineer, Shell P&T née SIEP
  TA-2 for Fixed offshore structures
  TA-3 for Turret-mooring
2000-06 Senior Engineer & Lead, Technip
1996-00 Engineer, Kværner Process née John Brown
1995-96 Junior Engineer, Gammon India


1993-95 M.Eng., Structural Engineering. Graduated with honors
1989-93 B.Eng., Civil Engineering. Graduated with honors

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2015 Barge motion responses in South China Sea, demonstrating severity over North Sea.
2014 Feasibility of Barton platform from suspected seafloor seepage, structural integrity assessment & recommendations.
2014 LQ platform structural integrity assessment from inherent design complications.
2013 Design corrosion allowances in fixed offshore structures.
2011 Turret size optimization, for demonstrating competitiveness & flexibility.
2010 Evaluation & mooring system optimization for Prelude FLNG.
2010 Mooring polyester rope qualification philosophy for 2,500t tension, harsh environment.
2009 Shell FLSO concept, turret mooring & riser feasibility in benign environment.
2009 Generic FLNG mooring & hybrid riser tower design — feasibility deepwater offshore Brazil in benign environment.
2009 Generic FLNG mooring & hybrid riser tower design for harsher, deepwater environment.
2008 Response-based approach to global ice loads assessment.


2013 Service recognition award for engineering & execution of two low cost 26" conductor repairs at a platform in F23 field.

Professional memberships

Associate Member of The Royal Institute of Naval Architects


He shares code, scripts & snippets on GitHub, papers on ResearchGate, viewgraphs on Speaker Deck, and profile on LinkedIn.


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