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OFFshore Hub Director Professor David White elected a Fellow of RINA

June 18, 2017

OFFshore Hub Director Professor David White elected a Fellow of RINA

OFFshore Hub Director Professor David White has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). RINA is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and…

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Dr Wenhua Zhao wins Best Paper Award for 2016

December 21, 2016

Dr Wenhua Zhao wins Best Paper Award for 2016

OFFshore ITRH researcher Dr Wenhua Zhao has, together with his collaborators Ningbo Gao, Jianmin Yang & Xin Li (all Shanghai Jiao Tong University), won the 2016 best paper award from the Journal of Ships and Offshore Structures for a paper entitled “Numerical simulation of deterministic freak wave sequences and wave-structure interaction”. In this study, a…

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OFFshore ITRH researcher Dr Sam Stanier wins 2017 ARC Early Career Researcher Grant

December 15, 2016

OFFshore ITRH researcher Dr Sam Stanier wins 2017 ARC Early Career Researcher Grant

OFFshore ITRH researcher Dr Sam Stanier, who is the current Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Project Four research stream (Novel anchors and subsea foundation systems), has won a much coveted Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), commencing in 2017 for three years. The DECRA scheme is a separate element of the ARC Discovery Programme which…

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@OFFshoreHub members win 2017 UWA Research Collaboration Award

October 5, 2016

@OFFshoreHub members win 2017 UWA Research Collaboration Award

The results of the 2017 UWA Research Collaboration Awards have been announced. A total of 117 highly competitive applications were received, requesting a total of $3,004,478 in research funds. UWA has awarded a total of $824,093 in funding across 38 projects. These projects will expand the University’s research collaborations, both nationally and internationally. A team lead by Chief…

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OMAE 2017: Call for papers on FLNG

September 26, 2016

OMAE 2017: Call for papers on FLNG

Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG), a new type of offshore structure, has been developed as a game changer in offshore hydrocarbon development for unlocking stranded gas reserves. The concept of offshore processing of gas can reduce costs and environmental impact in key fields. Further development of this technology and the supporting infrastructure is required. Trondheim, Norway…

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Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference @ UWA

September 19, 2016

Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference @ UWA

The 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference will be held on the grounds of the University of Western Australia in December 2016 and will bring together an international group of scientists, engineers and educators with common interests in fluid mechanics. The conference, organised in collaboration with the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society, has a long history dating…

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Scott Draper wins the Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year award

August 19, 2016

Scott Draper wins the Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year award

Dr Scott Draper is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at UWA and one of the Chief Investigators in the OFFshore ITRH wave-structure interaction project stream. On Thursday August 18th he was announced as the winner of the Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year at the 2016 WA Premier’s…

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UWA Woodside FutureLab RiverLab

August 12, 2016

UWA Woodside FutureLab RiverLab

The RiverLab is a collaboration between Woodside Energy and The University of Western Australia. It is a unique initiative aimed at developing innovations in offshore engineering via research, education and outreach. To achieve this aim it is bringing together a community of researchers and a collection of equipment to enable unique field measurements and experiments…

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Should disused Australian oil rigs be removed?

August 10, 2016

Should disused Australian oil rigs be removed?

OFFshoreHub ITRH researcher Professor Susan Gourvenec and UWA Law Dean Professor Erika Techera have been pondering a current issue faced by many Australian operators with ageing assets: is it better to leave disused oil platforms where they stand? The global offshore oil and gas industry has installed a wide variety of infrastructure throughout our oceans,…

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Visit to Prelude FLNG

June 27, 2016

Visit to Prelude FLNG

During a visit to South Korea for the 2016 Offshore Marine and Arctic Engineering Conference, OFFshore ITRH researchers Dr. Wenhua Zhao and Professor Mike Efthymiou were invited to visit Shell’s in-construction Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard. Prelude FLNG is the largest offshore floating facility ever constructed and, once complete, it…

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