Across the offshore and marine industries Meteorological and Oceanographic (Metocean) phenomena directly impact asset integrity and operations. Therefore, a fundamental understanding of Metocean parameters and processes among the users of Metocean information is of vital importance to ensure the safe and economic design and operation of marine structures and facilities.
Synopsis & Course Programme
This one-day course is aimed at those who need a deeper understanding of Metocean Operational and Design criteria, which characterise frequently occurring and rare extreme events that are typically defined using return period probabilities of occurrence; i.e. 100-Year Storm. The course format is a mixture of interactive lectures, exercises and open Q&A. Participants will receive electronic copies of all the course material.
The course programme comprises of four parts.
Dr Rizwan Sheikh (Riz) is a Metocean Specialist with close to 20 years “hands-on” experience. He received a First-Class Master of Engineering Degree from Imperial College in 1996, for which he was awarded the Sir Bruce White Prize for outstanding achievement in Fluid Mechanics. He subsequently went on to complete a doctoral thesis in Applied Hydrodynamics in 2004 under the supervision of Professor Christopher Swan of Imperial College London. More recently in 2016 Riz successfully completed the University of Stanford course on Machine Learning.
Over the course of Riz’s career he’s supported numerous major Oil & Gas projects when serving as a Technical Authority in Shell and Petronas Carigali. He’s provided a full range of consultancy services and conducted R&D for BMT, DNV-GL (formerly Nobel Denton) and Fugro as well as published several conference and journal publications In May 2017 Riz incorporated Metocean Hub Limited through which he supports the installation of the East Anglia ONE OWF as well as providing consultancy services to a wide range of organisations as well as serving as Expert Witness for Metocean related matters. Riz is currently the Course Lead for the IMarEST Metocean Awareness Course and regularly delivers customized industry courses on Metocean Engineering & Data Science to clients in the offshore sector.