Fish around subsea pipeline

Subsea pipelines make fish safe havens

Monday, 12 June 2017

A first-of-its-kind study led by The University of Western Australia into the ecological value of offshore infrastructure has revealed that subsea pipelines in north-west Australia provide safe havens for commercially important fish.

Student Engineers go wall to wall in Orlando competition

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Science (EMS) and two lucky student ambassadors are among 20 finalists participating later this month, in a US competition that could lead to sustainable and innovative design of retaining walls around the world.

The Master of Professional Engineering students, Daniel Ingman and Owen Davis, led by their supervisor, Dr Ryan Beemer from the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, will compete at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, Orlando, Florida, an event for geotechnical, civil and geo-professional communities.


Three’s a crowd with arrival of new centrifuge

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The University of Western Australia is now home to the only geotechnical modelling facility in the world that operates three centrifuges.

Mr Wangcheng Zhang

Wangcheng Zhang named co-winner of a 2016 prize for higher degree by research

Thursday, 11 August 2016

COFS PhD student Mr Wangcheng Zhang has been named as the co-winner of the 2016 Prize for higher degree by research achievement in Mathematics, Physical Science and Engineering. 

OMAE scholarship winner Minjung Jun

COFS PhD student Minjung Jun awarded OMAE scholarship

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

COFS PhD student, Mr Minjung Jun was awarded a 2016 OMAE scholarship for outstanding students.

Dr Wenhua Zhao at Prelude LNG

COFS Researchers visit Prelude FLNG Facility

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Dr Wenhua Zhao and Professor Mike Efthymiou recently visited Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea.

Dr Conleth O'Loughlin and Dr Shiaohuey Chow

COFS researchers win 2 awards in the 2016 ICE Publishing Awards

Friday, 17 June 2016

COFS academics have been recognised for their high quality research publications in the Institution of Civil Engineers 2016 Publishing Awards.

Aman, Graham and May

Seaweed extract to reduce chemicals in gas and oil production

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are aiming to prevent calcium scale in oil and gas pipelines through the innovative use of an environmentally friendly seaweed extract.

GeoPIV update paper announced as Editor’s Choice for 2016 by Canadian Geotechnical Journal

Thursday, 9 June 2016

A paper authored by COFS’ Sam Stanier and Dave White in collaboration with Justin Blaber (Georgia Tech., USA) and Andy Take (Queen’s University, Canada), has been announced as an ‘Editor’s Choice’ for 2016 by Canadian Geotechnical Journal.

Delegation visiting DSME

Australian-Korean collaboration addressing geotechnical challenges

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Dr Shazzad Hossain and Prof Mark Cassidy along with other academics and PhD students from the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) and the school of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering recently visited Korea as part of the Australian-Korea Foundation Grant AKF2015Grant0044 funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Offshore oil and gas projects benefit from new research hub

Friday, 22 April 2016

A new Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities, based at The University of Western Australia, will address critical engineering challenges associated with Australia’s next generation of offshore oil and gas projects.

Multidisciplinary Research Drives Effective Technology Transfer

Thursday, 21 April 2016

The new Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities (ITRH OFF) will help to deliver applied research outcomes through collaboration with world leaders in industry according to Dr Scott Draper who works within the hydrodynamics team at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

New ARC Training and Research Hubs officially opened at UWA

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Two new $20 million hubs to be used for international research and training in offshore oil and gas have been officially launched at The University of Western Australia.

Ryan Lowe and Christophe Gaudin

UWA wins grant to help reduce wave energy costs

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The University of Western Australia has won $1 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to work on the deployment of arrays of wave energy converters.

Fauzan Sahdi (second from right) with his gold medal. Also pictured are other me

Research on vertically oriented anchor wins gold medal

Monday, 14 December 2015

Fauzan Sahdi, a former PhD student at COFS, won a gold medal for University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) at the Seoul International Invention Fair 2015 (SIIF 2015). Fauzan won the medal for his work on the vertically oriented penetrometer (VOP), which was co-developed by David White, Christophe Gaudin, Mark Randolph and Noel Boylan.

Professor Mark Randolph

Mark Randolph awarded Swiss honorary doctorate

Monday, 23 November 2015

Internationally recognised geotechnical engineer Professor Mark Randolph has received another accolade for his expertise in offshore geotechnics.

Dr Sam Stanier

Researchers look closely at sediment behaviour

Monday, 16 November 2015

Researchers at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) this week published a new image-based method for measuring displacements and deformations that is seeing rapid adoption in research institutes worldwide.

David White

Shell EMI Chair elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Shell EMI Chair in Offshore Engineering Professor David White has just been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).  David has been described as the world's leading expert in pipeline geotechnics, whose contributions have transformed geotechnical practice in pipeline engineering throughout the offshore sector. 

Marina Schnaider Bortolotto and Behnaz Abdollahzadeh

Former Undergraduate Science Without Borders student publishes paper with UWA Professor

Monday, 28 September 2015

When the first group of students from Brazil came to UWA through the Science Without Borders scholarship program in 2012, Marina Schnaider Bortolotto was one of them.

Professor David White

World-leading Oceans Engineer elected to Academy Fellowship

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Described by the Royal Academy of Engineering as the “world’s most eminent expert on geotechnical design of subsea pipelines”, a UWA Oceans Engineer has gained this major distinction after just 15 years of research into the mechanics of soils, foundations and pipelines for the offshore industry.