Oil and gas

Research Area: Oil and gas

Our research supports the offshore oil & gas industry in addressing the key challenges of today and the future. We have considerable expertise in the technologies and processes required for the effective management of asset integrity that directly address the industry’s key business drivers of continuously improving safety and environmental performance, reducing costs (capex and opex) and increasing production efficiency.

Research areas

Our research areas include:

Design & dynamics of fixed & floating offshore platforms
Vortex-induced vibration
Vortex induced motion in risers and pipelines
Fatigue & fracture analysis
Computational fluid dynamics
Computational structure dynamics
Operations & maintenance modelling
Logistics & management
Safety & reliability
Carbon capture and storage

Our researchers work extensively with a wide range of companies from the offshore oil & gas industry and have a track record in delivering innovative and applicable solutions, tools and outputs.

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Fluid-Structure Dynamics in Offshore Oil & Gas, Renewable & Marine Technology (FORMAT) will focus on training the next generation of researchers with expert knowledge in the rapidly growing computational fluid dynamics industry.

Contact Name: 
Erkan Oterkus, Mahdi Khorasanchi, Julia Race