The Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities (OFFshore ITRH) commenced in May 2016 and ended in Dec 2021. This multi-disciplinary research initiative, jointly funded by industry and the Australian Research Council, collaborated to address the critical engineering challenges being faced by offshore oil and gas projects by creating improved design and operating procedures. The OFFshore ITRH was based at the University of Western Australia, with nodes at Western Sydney University and The University of Southampton.


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As official sponsor of the Society for Underwater Technology’s (SUT) first Evening Technical Meeting (ETM) of 2022 in Perth, OFFshore Hub members presented to a packed (socially distanced) house – with over 75 people in attendance. The OFFshore Hub sponsored event highlighted impactful project outcomes of the OFFshore Hub wave-structure interaction research stream.  The multidisciplinary research…

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Primary Objective
The OFFshore ITRH tackled the critical engineering challenges facing offshore oil and gas projects, spanning both design and operations
The OFFshore ITRH was structured as five interlinked multi-disciplinary projects covering a range of problems from the seabed to the ocean surface.
The OFFshore ITRH united a world-class team of researchers across the full spectrum of offshore engineering spanning metocean, hydrodynamics and geotechnics, brought together by statistics, reliability and asset management.
The OFFshore ITRH was jointly funded by the Australian Research Council, Shell Australia, Woodside Energy, Bureau Veritas and Lloyds Register.
The OFFshore ITRH utilised and expanded the world-leading experimental facilities at UWA and developed new techniques to gather field data from the open ocean and from operating floating facilities to meet the demands of the research program.