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World-class Ocean Engineering Expert Peter Tromans Visits the OFFshore Hub

March 8, 2019

World-class Ocean Engineering Expert Peter Tromans Visits the OFFshore Hub

The OFFshore ITRH is readying itself for the imminent arrival of Prof Peter Tromans, current Chairman of Ocean Wave Engineering Ltd in Oxford, UK. Prof Tromans has vast ocean engineering experience having worked at Shell for over 20 years in different roles, including as leader of the Response Based Design global team, and the Hydrodynamics…

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Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference 2019

March 7, 2019

Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference 2019

Members of the OFFshore ITRH will be out in force at the up-coming 38th Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) Exhibition & Conference, from March 13th to 15th at the Perth Conventional Centre.  The three-day Exhibition and Conference will cover a range of topics centred around the theme ‘An Energy Shift’, highlighting changing trends in the industry…

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Making Waves at the Shenton Park Field Station

January 31, 2019

Making Waves at the Shenton Park Field Station

The UWA Shenton Park Field Station wave flume refurbishment project is nearing completion. Once open, the facility will allow researchers to investigate the behaviour of fixed and floating structures when subject to either deep (offshore) or shallow (nearshore) water waves.  This facility represents a significant increase in the testing capabilities of the offshore hydrodynamics team…

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Success in the 2019 Pawsey supercomputer allocation scheme

December 18, 2018

Success in the 2019 Pawsey supercomputer allocation scheme

The OFFshore ITRH was awarded 12 million core hours from the 2019 Pawsey supercomputer allocation scheme in order to crunch the numbers on the “Further investigation on the hydrodynamics of offshore floating facilities using numerical modelling” project.  This project combines fluid mechanics, oceanography and statistics in order to focus on a range of areas within the field…

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ARC Discovery Grant Winners

December 7, 2018

ARC Discovery Grant Winners

OFFshore ITRH Chief Investigators Mark Randolph and Yinghui Tian were both recently awarded ARC Discovery Grants for projects within the field of Geotechnical Engineering. The ARC Discovery Grant scheme encourages high-quality research and training by individuals and teams.  It aims to enhance international collaboration in research while expanding Australia’s knowledge base and research capability. Over the…

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Dr Wenhua Zhao awarded an ARC DECRA grant

December 4, 2018

Dr Wenhua Zhao awarded an ARC DECRA grant

Congratulations to OFFshore ITRH Chief Investigator Dr Wenhua Zhao who was recently awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) for his project entitled “Unlocking lab to field scaling in design for floating offshore structures”. The objectives of the DECRA scheme are to support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers, advance…

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The OFFshore ITRH delivers real impact for Woodside

November 30, 2018

The OFFshore ITRH delivers real impact for Woodside

Floating Production Storage and Offloading facilities (FPSOs) offshore Western Australia are exposed to persistent Southern Ocean swells which may induce onerous roll motions. The topside operational processes of FPSOs, and personnel safety, can both be adversely affected by excessive roll motions.  Accurate prediction of roll motions is therefore essential for efficient FPSO design in this…

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Greg Ivey elected a Fellow of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society

November 27, 2018

Greg Ivey elected a Fellow of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society

Congratulations goes out to OFFshore ITRH Chief Investigator, Greg Ivey, who has recently been elected a Fellow of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS). AFMS is an independent, non-profit society that supports and fosters interest in fluid mechanics and related disciplines in the Australasian region.  AFMS provides a forum through publishing and promoting relevant material…

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The First Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering

November 6, 2018

The First Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering

In early November, OFFshore Hub members headed to Hanoi, Vietnam for the first Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering (VSOE) at the National University of Civil Engineering. The VSOE, in conjunction with universities and research bodies in Vietnam, brought together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and entrepreneurs to discuss and promote technology and policy changes affecting…

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Phil Watson elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

October 29, 2018

Phil Watson elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

It has been announced by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) that OFFshore ITRH Director, Phil Watson, has been chosen as one of 25 experts to be elected as an Academy Fellow. By bringing together the brightest minds in technology, engineering and science, ATSE aims to ensure that Australia remains a world leading…

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