Jitendra (JP) Prasad MS

Senior Consultant

Jitendra (JP) Prasad has over 40 years of experience in the offshore drilling industry. He specializes mostly in engineering, design, fabrication and project management of mobile offshore drilling units including Jack ups, Semi-Submersibles, Drill ships, Lake Maracaibo Drilling Barges and Swamp Drilling Barges whether as new build or repair/upgrade. He has experience also in design of TLP, SPAR and Tender-Assist Semi. JP has over 8 years of experience managing several startup companies, providing leadership role to young professionals and clients. He has extensive experience in designing, procurement, fabrication, contract negotiation for projects in Oil & Gas sector that require enhancement to existing rigs to an upgraded deckload/waterdepth capabilities. Additionally, he has vast experience in designing offshore jacket/platform, its transportation, launch/upending and in-situ analysis including strength and fatigue. JP has performed numerous studies on floaters in hydrodynamics, riser and mooring system design. JP was part of the original team designing many semis (SEDCO 700 class, SEDCO 600 class and MSVs). He conceptualized to convert Noble’s submersible rigs into ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rigs and lead the team during design, procurement, fabrication and commissioning. JP has worked for Earl & Wright, Sedco, Sedco-Forex, PMB/Bechtel Offshore and Noble Drilling as senior engineer, manager and vice president.


Master of Science – Ocean Engineering, University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, California

Bachelor of Technology (Honors) – Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, India Institute of Technology Kharagpur – Kharagpur, India


  • 2 Patents on designs of semi-submersibles drilling units
  • 1 Patent on design of Installation Barge for Offshore Wind Energy Projects
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