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Design an electronic interface to control how gas flows from offshore platforms to the onshore grid.

Design a Graphical Interface to Control the Flow of Gas

Modern digital tools help ONEgas to efficiently monitor and control offshore platforms and onshore systems from our central control room. The aim of this project is to develop a single graphical interface identifying how the system is controlled within a simulated environment.

You will have the opportunity to work within our three key discipline departments – operations, maintenance, and engineering – learning how control systems have been evolved and enhanced through the use of digital systems. The ONEgas staff will share their experiences and expertise to help you with your project challenge.

You will need to consider how our current systems are designed, the control room requirements, and the system requirements to be able to design a safe and functional control graphic.

At the end of the project, you will present your work in the form of a report and a presentation to the Control and Automation Technical Authority for feedback.


Key skills and interests

  • Working knowledge of computer systems, and basic computer applications
  • Be inquisitive and curious to the engineering application of computer systems
  • Works well in a team with strong inter-personal and communication skills


Host company information

ONEgas is a division of Shell UK and a producer of natural gas to the energy network, we support offshore gas platforms and a gas processing terminal located at Bacton. The company’s primary office is situated at Haven Bridge House in Great Yarmouth.

Address: Shell UK Floor 7, Haven bridge House North Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1HZ
Key contact: Daniel Evans

Visit the Shell website for more information about the host company

CREST Awards

This project has been designed to help students achieve a GOLD CREST Award. Download the CREST project guide to help you.

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CREST Project Guide PDF 459 KB Download