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CANCELLED – Facilities Group Technical Evening – Do we really know how to manage offshore dropped object risk? – FREE RSVP

March 17, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

*** This event has been cancelled due to the emerging Coronavirus situation.
*** In the coming months the SPE WA Facilities Group hope to reschedule this event to later in 2020.


Dropped objects associated with drilling and construction SIMIOPS pose serious and costly hazard to subsea infrastructure. Traditional approaches used to predict dropped object seabed impact zones use a ‘simplified’ method, resulting in uncertainty and residual risk. High Fidelity dropped object non-linear simulations are required to better predict the trajectory and better manage risk and resources, however previous simulation attempts in commercially available software have resulted in prohibitively long computation times even for simplified geometries. An advanced nonlinear solver FLEXAS has demonstrated accurate and computationally efficient predictions of complex object fall trajectories. Case studies and validations against blind simulations and model tests will be presented along with the opportunity to setup a library of the simulation results for wider benefit of the subsea industry.


Presented by:

Dr. Hema Wadhwa is an Engineering specialist, business developer and project manager at INTECSEA, with more than 11 years of experience in offshore floating systems and subsea engineering and research. She has authored and co-authored several technical presentations at local and international conferences. Hema is an elected SUT committee member, treasurer and contributes to AOG, Scholarships, AGM and Evening Technical meetings sub-committees. She also enjoys the ‘pay it forward’ opportunities by mentoring in IMNIS and UWA Alumni programs.

Thank you to our Sponsor: INTECSEA



March 17, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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