The two companies plan to combine their strengths and skills to jointly pursue design and engineering projects across the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry.
London-based RDS is a drilling facilities design and engineering specialist, which has more than 60 designs in operation.
Kavin, based in India, designs and engineers process facilities for FPSO topsides.
Over a 16-year period the company has delivered complete process topsides solutions for seven FPSOs and single/multiple modules for around 80 FPSOs.
The two companies will provide services from their operations across five continents, with a focus on innovative and cost-effective solutions for clients.
They also aim to be able to jointly execute offshore and onshore projects from the seabed up, across the full project lifecycle.