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Spotlight on PhD Student William Edge

May 4, 2020

Spotlight on PhD Student William Edge

William Edge is one of the PhD students in the Project 1: Metocean hazards from solitons project stream.  His research focuses on clarifying the sediment suspension and transport processes under non-linear internal wave forcing on the North West Shelf (NWS). By analysing the OFFshore Hub’s unique field data from the NWS, William will be able…

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Asset Integrity for an Offshore Oil & Gas Installation and Structural Reliability Assessment

March 13, 2020

Asset Integrity for an Offshore Oil & Gas Installation and Structural Reliability Assessment

As part of the OFFshore ITRH training initiative, OFFshore ITRH member and Professor of Offshore Structures at UWA, Mike Efthymiou, provided the first training for 2020 on Asset Integrity for an Offshore Oil & Gas Installation and Structural Reliability Assessment. With over 30 years of experience at Shell in a range of roles, Mike provided…

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OFFshore ITRH at KOZWaves 2020

February 25, 2020

OFFshore ITRH at KOZWaves 2020

OFFshore ITRH members Wenhua Zhao, Hugh Wolgamot and David Skene recently attended KOZWaves 2020 at the University of Melbourne.  The conference spanned three days and provided a forum for contemporary research on wave science, promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between Australasian wave scientists and international researchers.   A broad range of topics, covering theoretical and experimental aspects of…

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OFFshore ITRH Awarded Access to High Performance Computing Facilities

January 23, 2020

OFFshore ITRH Awarded Access to High Performance Computing Facilities

The OFFshore ITRH has been awarded over 15 million core hours under the 2020 Pawsey supercomputer allocation scheme in order to undertake analysis for the project “Optimising the design and operation of offshore oil and gas facilities using numerical modelling”.  The project aims at developing new knowledge and technologies that will improve the design and…

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Resources Technology Showcase 2019

January 21, 2020

Resources Technology Showcase 2019

In late 2019, members of the OFFshore Hub attended the Resources Technology Showcase (RTS2019) at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. This international event brought together executives from the fields of hard rock mining and oil and gas in order to discuss how technology is reshaping their operations. This unprecedented gathering of mining and energy…

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Dr Hugh Wolgamot, ARC DECRA Recipient

November 15, 2019

Dr Hugh Wolgamot, ARC DECRA Recipient

Congratulations to OFFshore ITRH Chief Investigator Hugh Wolgamot who was recently awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) to develop the use of design waves for establishing safer and more efficient offshore systems. The DECRA scheme provides focused research support for early career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions. Hugh…

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Melinda Hodkiewicz elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

October 24, 2019

Melinda Hodkiewicz elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Congratulations go out to OFFshore ITRH Chief Investigator Melinda Hodkiewicz, who is a newly appointed Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).  Melinda is one of 25 recently appointed experts chosen from across the research, government and industry sectors. Hailed as an Asset management thought leader, Melinda was chosen for being instrumental…

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Dr Lijun Deng, a Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow

October 9, 2019

Dr Lijun Deng, a Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow

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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Field trip to the Rowley Shoals

October 8, 2019

Field trip to the Rowley Shoals

Members of both the UWA Ocean Dynamics group and the OFFshore ITRH Project 1 (Metocean) team recently returned from a second field campaign on the Australian Northwest Shelf. This campaign was focused just inshore of the Rowley Shoals, a group of three atoll-like coral reefs about 260 km west of Broome. The experiment was a…

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Spotlight on PhD Student Tianqiang Jia

September 25, 2019

Spotlight on PhD Student Tianqiang Jia

Tianqiang Jia is a PhD student within the Project 4:  Novel Anchors and Subsea Foundation Systems project stream. His research focus is on tolerably mobile foundations which have the ability to move in response to pipeline expansion and contraction.  Movement of the mobile foundation alleviates the loads acting on pipeline end terminations (PLETs), permitting a…

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