Simulating The Future


iconConceptual and detailed simulation and structural analysis of "jacket structures • Detailed simulation and structural analysis of topsides • Subsea manifold installation and retrieval • Detailed structural analysis of Semi-Submersibles • Detailed structural assessment of steel Gravity Based Structures (GBS) including stiffened plate code checks • Structural integrity analysis of concrete GBS including code checks • Detailed simulation and structural analysis of risers and FPSO's mooring connectors • Fracture and fatigue assessment of installed jacket structures (reliability analysis)

Hydrodynamic simulationSimulation and analysis of mooring systems • Motions analysis of FPSOs • Multiple Body Interactions • Motion Analysis of Vessels for Marine Pipeline Installations • TLP concept simulation • TLP tether analysis • Coupled mooring line-structure interaction • Cable Dynamics with intermediate buoys • Concept simulation and analysis of Wave Energy systems • Calculation of Shielding Effects of ships and barriers

Fluid-dynamics simulationsGas explosion and blast responses • Equipment simulation and analysis • One-dimensional fluid-dynamic simulations • Refining equipment combustion, distillation, cracking, reforming • Environmental pollution dispersion • Offshore wind power industry • General turbulent and multiphase flows • Fluid-structure interaction • Lagrangian - DPM analysis • Production processes simulation

iconFoundry processes (components made of steel, cast iron, light alloys) • Forming process (components made of steel, light alloys) • Machining for chips removal • Heat treatments (steel or light alloy components) • Surface treatments

iconOptimization of fixed offshore platforms structural response (conceptual and simulation phases) • Optimization of floating unit hull geometries • Optimization of pipeline lay behavior in shallow water


iconElectromagnetic Compatibility/Interference (EMC/EMI) in oil platforms and refinery plants • Sub-sea power cables and motors (e.g., Electrical Submerse Pump) • Wireless sensors, connectors and communication equipment • Equipment and electric machine cooling • Power generation and transformation • Arc and short circuit studies • Oil production line heating • Oil sensors • Oil logging

iconBed with spherical and non spherical particles • Estimation of anisotropic porosity and permeability • Fluid-particle heat transfer • Interaction of soil layers with different properties • High cohesion, low cohesion, rocks, etc. • Soil fracture • Fracture propagation • Gravel packing using a CFD-DEM approach • High solid fraction, alpha wave displacement • Reservoir natural fissures using a CFD-DEM approach • Fissure filling with proppant particles • High solid fraction, non-spherical particles • Well-reservoir coupling

Rules and Standards currently employed  in the Oil & Gas industry

API RP 2A – Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing and Constructing Fixed Offshore Platforms (WSD, LRFD)
AISC – Manual of Steel Construction (WSD, LRFD)
UBC – Uniform Building Code
DNV – Offshore Standards and Recommended Practices for Fixed, Moored, Floating Offshore Structures/Units
ASME 2007, Section VIII, Div. 1 – Boiler and Pressure Vessels Code
ASME B31.3 – Process Piping – ASME Code for pressure piping
PD 5500 – Specification for Unfired Fusion Welded Pressure Vessels
PED – Pressure Equipment Directive
TEMA – Standards of the Tubular Heat Exchanger Manufacturer Association
OCIMFDesign and Construction Specification for Marine Loading Arms
EN 1474 - 1, Installation and equipment for liquefied natural gas – Design and testing of marine transfer systems – Part 1: Design and testing of transfer arms
EN 1474 – 3, Installation and equipment for liquefied natural gas – Design and testing of marine transfer systems – Part 3: Offshore transfer system
API 618 – Reciprocating Compressor pulsation analysis