[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170104864]
Researchers A/Prof Muhammad Hossain; Prof Yuxia Hu
Brief description This project aims to understand suction caisson anchors in ‘problematic’ calcareous seabeds prevalent in offshore Australia. Suction caissons anchor floating facilities for future deep water oil and gas developments. Their application in calcareous seabeds raises significant challenges due to their complex geotechnical properties. This project will design secure anchoring systems for pushing floating platforms past the current 340 metre water depth limitation, potentially unlocking Australia’s inaccessible gas reserves and creating international leadership in offshore geotechnics and engineering.
Funding Amount $239,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects