30th June 2020*
Applicants should contact the primary supervisor, and submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) and Application as soon as possible.
*unless filled earlier
Increasing complexity and demands on the safety and integrity of offshore installations requires a risk-based approach for the optimization and management of resources and physical assets. It is of great importance for the oil and gas industries operating in harsh environments to have highest level of safety, due to the challenge of harsh operating conditions and uncertainty of the degradation mechanism and integrity. This PhD research project would focus on the development of engineering models using advanced probabilistic techniques integrated within a risk-based framework to help answering the following important questions:
The answers to these questions would help the operator in making a well-informed decision which will result in more effective maintenance management, higher level of safety, improved asset integrity and reduced uncertainty. The proposed methodology in Risk-based Integrity Assessment (RIA) will integrate engineering models to assess material degradation, structural integrity and system reliability. The outcome will define engineering requirements and obtain optimum inspection and maintenance schedules for maintaining the integrity of offshore structures.
The following eligibility criteria apply to this project:
Applicants with the following skills will rank highly:
For More Information
Please contact Dr Vikram Garaniya for more information.