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Offshore Energy Systems

More than 71% of the earth surface is covered by water. There is limitless energy covered or held by water, such as oil and gas under the sea floor, ocean thermal energy, tidal energy, wave energy, offshore wind energy, as well as solar energy. However, to harness these energies is far beyond simple and straightforward, due to challenges of the complicated geology and harsh environment. The Offshore Energy Systems programme (OES) aims to explore, research and develop innovative and breakthrough engineering methodology/methods and technology/techniques for harnessing different types of offshore energy in a reliable, sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. The OES programme especially focuses on the modeling, optimization, control and fault/failure diagnosis of offshore oil and gas production processes, offshore wind turbine/wind farm, marine communication and underwater robotics.




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Ongoing Research Projects

 

Ongoing PhD Projects

Completed research projects

 

Completed PhD Projects

 

Selected Completed Student Projects

  • Modelling and control of severe slugging in pipeline/riser (Jakob Biltoft, Lasse Hansen and Simon Pedersen, Master thesis, 2013, cooperated with Ramboll Oil & Gas)
  • Oily Slug Flow (Sandra L. Pedersen, Kasper Stampe, 7th semester project, 2013)
  • Flow control for better hydrocyclone separation (Thomas Christensen and Toke Kristensen, Bachelor thesis, 2013, cooperated with Ramboll Oil & Gas)
  • Underwater robot for cleaning of oil/gas platform structures and wind turbine fundaments (Klaus Gaarde, Kasper Stampe and Sandra Pedersen, 6th semester project, 2013)
  • Stewart Platform Wave Compensation (Jimmi Pedersen, Johannes Veje, Rasmus B. Jørgensen and Trym Øien, 4th semester project, 2013)
  • Modelling and control of an unstable gas-lifted oil-producing well (Kasper Jepsen, Leif Hansen and Christian Mai, 7th semester project, 2012, cooperated with Mærsk Oil)
  • MPC and PID solutions for pressure control on an offshore platform by Simulink (Jean-Michel Teney, Master thesis, 2011, Erasmus student from HELMo Gramme, Belgium)
  • Seawater pump control (Kian Soleiman, Bachelor thesis, 2011, cooperated with Ramboll Oil & Gas)
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Contact Information

Programme Leader

Associate Professor Zhenyu Yang
Direct phone: +45 9940 7608
E-mail: yang@et.aau.dk

Vice Programme Leader

Associate Professor Mohsen Soltani
Direct phone: +45 9940 8744
E-mail: sms@et.aau.dk

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