Sunday, June 24, 2018

Simulation News

DNV GL’s Multiphase Module in Synergi Gas Software

Gas gathering and transmission companies have until now taken on the cost of external consultants or specialized in-house expertise for multiphase network analyses. With DNV GL’s new Multiphase Module in Synergi Gas software, users can take full control of their analyses. Multiphase flow is common in gas gathering systems, where changes in temperature and pressure cause liquid components of the gas to drop out, resulting in a mixed flow of natural gas, hydrocarbon liquid, and water.

Kongsberg Wins Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Contract

Phase 2 will add a fifth platform to the ‘The North Sea Giant’, Johan Sverdrup. Credit: Equinor

Equinor Energy AS has contracted Kongsberg Maritime to deliver the Safety and Automation Systems (SAS) for the recently announced phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea.The phase 2 agreement includes delivery of SAS and digital technology for a new processing platform, which is due to start production in 2022. Kongsberg Maritime will also extend and modify already delivered systems for the field center,…

Fugro, Leidos Join Forces

Fugro has announced a multi-year partnership that will see Leidos become the exclusive distribution partner in North America for Fugro’s Roames solution. Roames enables power distribution utilities to remotely investigate and monitor the condition and performance of their overhead networks. Visualization, simulation and analytics capabilities in the Roames 3D virtual world allow clients to optimize asset investment and maintenance decisions.

GTT Training Bags G-Sim Order from L-3 DPA, Chevron

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GTT Training, a specialist LNG training and simulation provider, announces the award of a first contract to supply its G-Sim LNG simulator software to L-3 DPA and Chevron. The contract involves the development of a new LNG Carrier model based specifically of the new LNG vessels owned and operated by Chevron. The G-Sim software will also interface with the Engine Room simulation equipment being provided to Chevron by L-3 DPA. Used to provide hands-on…

Emerson Expands Reservoir Management Software Capabilities

Roxar Tempest offers a single, consistent platform, designed to accommodate models for robust, economic decisions while maximizing the value of the seismic-to-production workflow.  (Photo: Emerson)

Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest version of its reservoir management software suite - Roxar Tempest 8.0 - bringing reservoir engineers more tools to maximize the potential of their fields. The latest version features additional history-matching capabilities; enhanced field productivity thanks to greater simulation performance; and an integrated workflow from geosciences to production. “Our reservoir management software…

CFD Simulation of a Fully Featured Offshore Platform Model

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CFD simulations of offshore oil and gas platforms are used to predict the maximum wind loads acting on the structure of the platform topsides (the upper half of the platform, above sea level and outside the splash zone, including the oil production plant, the accommodation block and any drilling equipment). The wind loads are used as waves and current loads to design the mooring of the structure, and can be significant in specific ocean areas.

Laborde Products’ Vapor Power Heater Service

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Since 2013, Laborde Products has been the nationwide distributor of Vapor Power’s Hi-R-Temp Thermal Fluid Heaters for the maritime industry. In addition to new heater sales and commissioning, Laborde Products offers complete Vapor Heater service and support for the marine industry throughout the U.S. Laborde’s Services include cook offs, USCG inspections, cleanings and repairs. Vapor Power’s Hi-R-Temp thermal fluid heaters offer marine customers lower capital investment…

Emerson Acquires Yggdrasil

Emerson Process Management has acquired Norwegian company Yggdrasil, a provider of flow assurance and production optimization software. Emerson will incorporate Yggdrasil’s METTE production optimization solution into the Roxar reservoir management software portfolio, providing operators with an integrated workflow from seismic interpretation and reservoir modeling to reservoir simulation and production optimisation. The combination of data from predictive reservoir models…

DNV GL Acquires ComputIT

Are F. Tjønn, CEO, DNV GL - Software (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL said it has acquired ComputIT, a specialist independent company for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software and R&D. ComputIT develops unique high-end technology for simulating fires, explosions and gas dispersion. “This acquisition brings us world-leading capabilities in the CFD domain,” says Are F. Tjønn, CEO, DNV GL - Software. With its roots in the offshore sector, ComputIT has also served onshore oil and gas, power generation, chemical, transport, maritime, and construction industries.

Two DNV GL Approvals for GTT Training Software

GTT Training, a GTT subsidiary dedicated to training liquefied natural gas (LNG) professionals and to the development of associated simulation tools, has obtained two approvals for G-Sim training software from DNVGL in accordance with their standard for Maritime Simulator Systems. This standard specifies the requirements of simulators that are to be used to deliver training to the shipping industry in accordance with the STCW[1] convention requirements.

Emerson Upgrades Reservoir Simulation Software

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Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest version of its reservoir management software suite - Roxar Tempest 8.1, designed to provide robust and efficient numerical solutions to support reservoir engineers in maximizing field recovery. The release complements and enhances the advanced uncertainty analysis delivered by Ensemble Smoother Based History Matching, previously introduced in the Tempest 8.0 release, and provides new means of representing flow behavior in the vicinity of fractures.

Emerson, Statoil Ink Collaboration Agreement

Roxar RMS reservoir characterization and modeling software (Photo: Emerson)

Emerson has signed a collaboration agreement with Norwegian operator Statoil to further develop its Roxar RMS reservoir characterization and modeling software. The announcement is the latest in a series of partnerships between Emerson and Statoil that has spanned many years and includes high-value contracts on a number of Statoil’s North Sea fields as well as R&D collaborations. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Statoil will…

Emerson Donates Reservoir Management Software To UTP

Eirik Gudmundsen (left) & UTP Vice Chancellor, Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim (right). (Photo: Emerson)

Emerson Process Management has donated unlimited licenses of its reservoir management software to Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). As a sign of its appreciation of this donation, UTP held an official ceremony for the handover of the donation at its campus, attended by representatives from both Emerson Process Management and UTP. The partnership is part of Emerson’s commitment to supporting the next generation of geoscientists and will enable UTP students to utilize Emerson’s reservoir modeling software Roxar RMS…

New Release of DNV GL’s Bladed Modelling Software

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The enhanced Bladed tool integrates cloud computing resources from Amazon Web Services, saving costly IT infrastructure upgrades and lessening design time. It observes turbine structural behaviour in simulated scenarios from 360 degree angles. Optimising the design of a wind turbine is key during every phase of its design. Failure to correctly model loads, harsh environments, and structural integrity or to perform accurate testing can greatly jeopardise the long-term safety, functionality and profitability of an asset.

Emerson, IPRES Enter Software Partnership

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Emerson Automation Solutions has announced a business collaboration with IPRES (Integrated Petroleum Resource and Economic Service), an international company based in Norway that provides advanced software tools and services to the upstream oil and gas industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Emerson will sell IPRES’s flagship solutions IPRISK and IPRESOURCE to its existing and prospective customer base. Both solutions are complementary…

Software Models Full Supply Chain for Process Industry

Sensitivity Manager - screenshot (Image: DNV GL)

In the oil and gas process industries, accurate simulation and assessment of logistics operations are essential to improve efficiency. With the latest release of DNV GL’s Maros software for reliability, availability and maintainability, a new and more powerful simulation engine can model the full supply chain in a RAM study. With the new release of Maros software, users can incorporate product transport and tank modeling into a RAM study, previously available in Taro software.

Transas Simulation User Seminars Held in France

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Transas has held a series of Simulation User Seminars in France. The events gathered more than 60 participants from maritime schools, pilot associations, navy and coast guard of the region. To make the seminars more efficient and closer to the users, Transas said it decided to split them across two locations. The first two days took place in St-Nazaire at the SAR association SNSM (Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer) training center.

Emerson Launches Roxar API

Roxar API enables users to tackle unique and specific challenges, immediately deploy the solutions needed and create lasting competitive advantage. (Photo: Emerson Automation Solutions)

Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the Roxar API (Application Programming Interface), its extensibility solution for reservoir modeling and, in particular, for its industry leading software Roxar RMS. The Roxar API helps operators customize their workflows to achieve specific goals; improves data management capabilities with greater interoperability and flexibility; preserves vital reservoir information across multiple-stage workflows…

Emerson Launches Roxar Tempest 8.2

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Emerson has launched Roxar Tempest 8.2 – the latest version of its reservoir management software, bringing advanced uncertainty analysis tools and increased support to the Big Loop workflow and robust risk analysis and reserves estimates across the seismic to simulation workflow. The announcement also further strengthens Emerson’s end to end Exploration & Production (E&P) software portfolio, helping operators achieve top-quartile performance…

Florence Joins InterAct as Sr. Reservoir Engineer

Francois Florence (Photo: InterAct)

Francois Florence has joined InterAct as a Senior Reservoir Engineer. Florence brings to the role 10 years of experience working with a large independent oil and gas operator in the LA Basin, with a background in reservoir engineering and production operations. His reservoir knowledge brings expertise in waterflood management, field development and reservoir simulation. As a Production Engineer, his experience includes managing well maintenance, daily production and injection with a focus on asset optimization.