ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

ARC Funding Awarded to CGSE Researchers

ARC Funding Awarded to CGSE Researchers

CGSE researchers Shazzad Hossain, Mark Cassidy and Yuxia Hu were awarded an ARC Linkage Project Grant for their project “Investigation of alternative footing shapes to mitigate instabilities during installation of offshore drilling platforms”.

CGSE, through COFS, will partner with three researchers, Dr Jonghwa Won, Dr Jong-Sik Park and Dr Seong-Jong Kim, from the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME), Korea. They will actively participate and contribute to the project.

Footings for mobile drilling (jack-up) rigs exhibit significant failure rate in the offshore oil and gas industry, costing $5~50 million per incident. The project will develop new spudcan shapes that are better suited to eliminate risk of failure during the installation of jack-ups in emerging oil and gas frontiers of Australia and around the world. Innovation through physical and numerical modelling will ensure world leading training for 1 Postdoctoral Fellow and 2 PhD students.

The research will foster the advancement of unlocking of Australia’s stranded oil and gas reserves, particularly as the industry moves towards more complex seabed conditions.

Jonghwa Won, Youngho Kim, Shazzad Hossain, Stefanus Safinus, Joonmo Lee at Daewoo shipyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture: Jonghwa Won, Youngho Kim, Shazzad Hossain, Stefanus Safinus, Joonmo Lee at Daewoo shipyard