Ibiye Iyalla
Title: Dr
First Name: Ibiye
Surname: Iyalla
Position: Programme Leader - Subsea Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 262386

Professional Body Membership

  • CEng, MIMechE
  • SPE (Faculty Sponsor RGU Student Chapter)
  • SUT (Corporate Member)

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Classroom and online teaching for MSc Energy courses
  • Short course delivery for corporate clients
  • Lecture material development
  • Module co-ordination
  • Course leadership (MSc Subsea Engineering)

Academic Background

  • PhD (Subsea Pipeline On-Bottom Stability)
  • MSc Oil & Gas Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Research Interests / Professional Background 

Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of Subsea Pipeline On-Bottom Stability


Subsea Engineering (SURF)

Oil and Gas

Teaching Interests

Facilities Engineering, Advanced Completions & Subsea Systems, Subsea Systems, Pipelines & Processing, Introduction to Subsea Engineering, Subsea Control Systems, Subsea Systems Reliability and Risks, Subsea Pipeline and Riser Design.

Key Publications

  1. Ibiye Iyalla, Elankumaran Arulliah and David Innes. A Critical Analysis of Open Protocol for Subsea Production Controls System Communication. Oceans’17 MTS/IEEE Conference, 19-22 June 2017. Aberdeen.
  2. Kingsley Amadi and Ibiye Iyalla. Application of Mechanical Specific Energy Techniques in Reducing Drilling Cost in Deepwater Development. Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference, 2012 June 20-21, Galveston: Society of Petroleum Engineers, 156370-MS.
  3. Iyalla I, Hossain M and Andrawus J. Calculating hydrodynamic loads in pipelines and risers: practical alternative to Morison’s equation. Advanced Materials Research. 2012; 367.
  4. Ibiye Iyalla, Mamdud Hossain and Jesse Andrawus. Calculating Hydrodynamic Loads on Pipelines and Risers: Practical Alternative to Morison’s Equation. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Engineering Research and Development (ICERD). 2010 September 7-9. Benin. ICERD10101.
  5. I Iyalla, K Umah and M Hossain. Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of Pipe-Soil Interaction in Current. Proceedings of the IAENG World Congress on Engineering. 2010 June 30- August 2. London: IAENG, 2010. Vol II p. 1539-1543.
  6. Saidu Mamman, Jesse A Andrawus and Ibiye Iyalla. Improving Reliability of Subsea Valves. Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, 2009 August 3-5. Abuja: Society of Petroleum Engineers, 128347-MS.