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DNV GL, Geovariances, Mines Paris Tech., MIT Energy Initiative.

DNV GL has kicked off several new joint industry projects. One looks into the use of computational fluid dynamics to assess risks of offshore helideck turbulence. The other investigates the placement of gas detectors across offshore oil and gas facilities. The third involves an explosion risk analysis of congested offshore structures. Other DNV-sponsored JIPs include the development of a decision support tool for the retrieval of a BOP and the development of end-of-life/decommissioning guidance for offshore installations – the latter in partnership with Decom North Sea.

Geovariances and Mines ParisTech are proposing a consortium to research depth conversion and associated uncertainty, a 2-yearprogram that will develop new software, ‘UncertainTZ’ for probabilistic seismic time to depth conversion, volumetrics and reserves estimates.

Shell and Ferrovial recently renewed their agreements under the MIT Energy Initiative (Mitei) consortium to ‘drive critical R&D and innovation projects in the energy domain.’ Mitei gives its members access to ‘new and emerging technologies and to nontraditional external collaboration partners.’

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