IIT Madras, ONGC sign deal to boost operational lifecycle of offshore platforms
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has announced a collaboration with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) for boosting the operational life cycle of the latter's existing platforms and for reducing running and operating cost by optimum use of offshore survey requirements.
IIT-M will develop a database management system for more than 280 platforms of ONGC. The institute will also be developing software for structural integrity management system (SIMS).
Prof. Ravindra Gettu, Dean (Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research), IIT Madras, said, "This is an important collaboration that has the potential to bring about significant results. We are sure this will be the first of many such tie-ups between IIT Madras and ONGC."
Dinesh Kumar, Executive Director, Head of Institute of Engineering and Ocean Technology (IEOT), ONGC, Panvel, said, "This kind of collaboration will go a long way in benefiting the country. This is part of a concerted effort to further industry-academic collaboration and a good start has been made between IIT Madras and ONGC. "
The agreement has been signed between Prof. Ravindra Gettu and Dinesh Kumar for the Collaborative R&D project titled 'Development of Structural Integrity Management System (SIMS) For Offshore Platforms of ONGC'.