The Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities (OFFshore ITRH) is a multi-disciplinary research initiative jointly funded by industry and the Australian Research Council. We are collaborating on the critical engineering challenges faced by offshore oil and gas projects by creating improved design and operating procedures. We are based at the University of Western Australia, with nodes at Western Sydney University and The University of Southampton.


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The Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellowship promotes and encourages education and research at the University in the disciplines of applied science, particularly related to surveying, engineering, mining or cognate subjects. As a visiting Gledden scholar, Dr Lijun Deng is currently collaborating with colleagues from UWA’s Oceans Institute and the OFFshore ITRH (Phil Watson,…

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Visiting Gledden scholar Dr Lijun Deng from @UAIberta is currently collaborating with colleagues from @UWAresearchhttps://t.co/e4JMKxZ2j4

Check out @offshorehub @UWAresearch -ers recent field campaign to the Rowley Shoals – capturing the spatial scales… https://t.co/E9p7XFR6jB

Primary Objective
The OFFshore ITRH will tackle critical engineering challenges for offshore oil and gas projects, spanning both design and operations
The OFFshore ITRH is comprised of five interlinked multi-disciplinary projects covering a range of problems from the seabed to the ocean surface
The OFFshore ITRH unites 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 is jointly funded by the Australian Research Council, Shell Australia, Woodside Energy, Bureau Veritas and Lloyds Register.
The OFFshore ITRH will utilize and expand the world-leading experimental facilities at UWA to meet the demands of the research program, and will develop new techniques to gather field data from the open ocean and from operating floating facilities.