Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras), Chennai

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IIT Madras, ONGC sign MoU to develop Database Management Systems for Offshore Platforms

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has collaborated with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) to enhance the operational life cycle of existing platforms and minimize operation cost by optimum use of offshore survey requirements.

According to the statement issued by the institute, “The IIT Madras is going to develop a database management system for all the 280-plus platforms of the ONGC and develop software for Structural Integrity Management System (SIMS) as well.”

The statement also notified that considerable efforts had been made regarding the structural stability and strength of the platforms for last 10-15 years. The project is led by Prof. S Nallayarasu from IIT Delhi. Prof. S Nallayarasu has an experience of over 25 years in the oil and gas industry, research and teaching.

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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.”

Mr. Dinesh Kumar, Executive Director, Head of Institute of Engineering and Ocean Technology, ONGC said, “This kind of collaboration will go a long way in benefitting 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.”

Prof. Ravindra Gettu and Mr. Dinesh Kumar signed the agreement for the Collaborative Research and Development project named ‘Development of Structural Integrity Management System (SIMS) for Offshore Platforms of ONGC'.

About IIT Madras:

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras was established in the year 1956 and is a residential institute with more than 550 faculty members, 8000 students, and 1250 administrative & supporting staff. The institute comprises of 16 Academic Departments and few advanced research centres in the field of engineering and pure science. The institute offers B.Tech., Dual degree, M.A., M.Sc., M.Tech., MBA, EMBA, QIP and Research programmes in various disciplines. 

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