Pictures shows Michael, Abraham and Adam with Dr Srinivas Sriramula, Reader in the School of Engineering (who supervised Michael and Abraham).


It was a day of celebration for the National Decommissioning Centre as Adam Arfaoui, Michael Olatunde and Abraham Mensah received their PhD degrees at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen graduation ceremony.

Dr Adam Arfaoui who now works as a Data Analyst for the North Sea Transition Authority was awarded a PhD in Engineering and Computing Science for his research that developed a decommissioning decision support system.

Dr Michael Olatunde was awarded a PhD in Engineering for his work on developing a protocol for predicting the long-term structural performance of decommissioned subsea pipelines. Michael secured a Research Fellow post here at the NDC where he is developing marine simulations to aid decision-making for specific decommissioning scenarios.

Dr Abraham Mensah was also awarded a PhD in Engineering. His research focused on understanding the performance of pipelines under spatially varying interacting corrosion defects. Abraham has returned to work for the Ghana National Gas Company Ltd. His studies were funded by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.

Find out more about their work and see published papers on the NDC website here – Decommissioning Challenges – The National Decommissioning Centre (

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PublishedFriday June 28th, 2024