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Advanced Simulation Technologies in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

Advanced Simulation Technologies in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry | Technology in Oil & Gas | Scoop.it
ExxonMobil has been a leader in the exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons, in part due to long-standing commitments to R&D and a strong technology portfolio.
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This is great collection of examples on the role that advanced simulation technologies are playing in making oil & gas exploration, field development, and production safer and more efficient. Topics covered include reservoir simulations, drilling, completions, and offshore facilities among several other topics. 

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Bureau Veritas launches pipeline damage assessment tool

Bureau Veritas launches pipeline damage assessment tool | Technology in Oil & Gas | Scoop.it
Technitas had launched a major new technology simulation system for pipeline damage assessment.
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Dassault Systemes' Abaqus helps improve pipeline safety assessments with realistic finite element simulations, with Tecnitas' EMPREINTE speeding up the assessments.

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FEA Proves A Powerful Tool For Cabling - Engineer Live, For Engineers, By Engineers

FEA Proves A Powerful Tool For Cabling - Engineer Live, For Engineers, By Engineers | Technology in Oil & Gas | Scoop.it
FEA proves a powerful tool for cabling - Pierre Blusseau looks at the use of finite element analysis (FEA) in the development, design, and review of cabling systems
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SIMULIA & Technip: Advanced Engineering Simulation

This is a recording of Technip's keynote address, delivered by Jim Sullivan, from the 2012 SIMULIA Community Conference in Providence, RI. Advanced Engineeri...
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A great overview of the role of simulation technologies in Oil & Gas. Enjoy!

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Pipelines are a critical component of industrial infrastructure and are used worldwide to transport liquids and gases. During the course of its lifetime, a metal pipeline may sustain mechanical damage in such forms as dents, gouges, or weld defects. When damage is detected, a decision to monitor, repair, or replace is ncesessary. Realistic simultation technology from Dassault Systemes' Abaqus can be used to predict pipeline behavior and to help repair/replace decisions. 

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GPU Computing with Abaqus 6.11 and its Application in Oil & Gas Industry

Realistic Simulation helps develop higher quality and more reliable equipment for oil & gas. The use of high performance computing in combination with these simulations allows us to get increasingly closer to the real behavior of this equipment. This paper discusses the use of GPU computing to acclerate the pace of simulations in the development of various types of oil & gas equipment.

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3D Geomechanical Modeling of Complex Salt Structures: Baker Hughes

"Some of the most active and high profile hydrocarbon plays currently being explored and developed around the world lie below a salt canopy of variable depth, geometry, and thickness. Drilling through a thick salt canopy can provide a more effective way to reach a subsalt objective rather than drilling through thick overpressured sediments in a supra-salt minibasin. Unfortunately, wellbore stability problems, such as unexpected low fracture gradient, are relatively common while drilling close and out of these salt structures. Thus, significant drilling costs could be eliminated if these hazards could be identified and avoided in the well planning process.


In this paper, we present the workflow starting from the structural information through the FE mesh creation and population of its properties to the final 3D finite element based geomechanical modeling. The resulting 3D stress field around salt structures helps to significantly improve the wellbore stability predictions. The workflow described provides an efficient way to create realistic 3D finite-element simulations from complicated structural data. It is optimized for the best resolution around the area of interest (well trajectory) while limiting the size of the numerical problem to an order that can be handled in reasonable times. The workflow allows for a detailed simulation of the stress field around salt bodies that is new to the hydrocarbon industry and helps to significantly reduce the risk for wellbore failures of increasingly costly wells drilled to exploit, e.g. sub-salt plays in the Gulf of Mexico."

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Technip keynote: "Advanced Engineering Simulation: Allowing Technip to Take it Further"

Technip keynote: "Advanced Engineering Simulation: Allowing Technip to Take it Further" | Technology in Oil & Gas | Scoop.it

Jim O'Sullivan
Vice President
Offshore Technology Services
Technip

 

Energy, along with food and shelter, is an essential need of each of us. Strong growth of the global economy is fundamentally tied to the availability of accessibly and reliable sources of energy in all forms: hydrocarbon based, renewable, and nuclear. For over 50 years, Technip and its subsidiaries have provided innovative products and engineering solutions to meet the needs of the Energy industry. Technip is active from the most challenging offshore, deepwater hydrocarbon plays, where the billions of dollars of infrastructure are required for safe and reliable operations, to the massive, and equally capital intensive, refineries and LNG plants that needed to convert those hydrocarbons into useful products to fuel our global economy. As the technical challenges facing the Energy industry have grown over the years, advanced engineering simulations have allowed Technip to overcome these challenges by taking its products and designs further.

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Optimize Oil & Gas Exploration and Production

Optimize Oil & Gas Exploration and Production | Technology in Oil & Gas | Scoop.it
Download this e-book to view customer case studies, SIMULIA Community Conference papers and video, and Abaqus technology briefs that outline SIMULIA's capabilities in the Oil & Gas segment.
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What is the role of realistic simulation in ensuring safe and efficient E&P operations? Read this e-book based on papers from key oil & gas companies to explain the key role of simulation, not just with helping design great equipment for oil & gas operations, but to simulate the behavior of the subsurface and it's interactions with the equipment THROUGHOUT the life of the oil & gas field.

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FEA Aids Deepwater Horizon Failure Forensics

FEA Aids Deepwater Horizon Failure Forensics | Technology in Oil & Gas | Scoop.it
DNV uses Abaqus finite element analysis to study blowout scenarios
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Great example of the use of advanced simulation to try and understand WHY something happened, to understand the physics, and to then be able to develop science- and engineering-based solutions.

 

Also pretty interesting use of SolidWorks and Abaqus to perform simulations on "as-exisiting" structures as opposed to "as-designed" structures. In addition to forensics, this opens the door to condition-based maintenance decisions based on realistic conditions and realistic simulation technologies.

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Great example of the use of advanced simulation to try and understand WHY something happened, to understand the physics, and to then be able to develop science- and engineering-based solutions.

 

Also pretty interesting use of SolidWorks and Abaqus to perform simulations on "as-exisiting" structures as opposed to "as-designed" structures. In addition to forensics, this opens the door to condition-based maintenance decisions based on realistic conditions and realistic simulation technologies.

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Event Detail

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Predict full-field 3D Geomechanical Behavior of Petroleum Reservoirs -- Free webinar from Dassault Systemes and Baker Hughes

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Attend this one-hour webinar to learn more about using Baker Hughes' JewelSuite in combination with Dassault Systemes' Abaqus to simplify and accelerate the analysis of reservoir geomechanics.

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Next generation reservoir simulations: JewelSuite 3D GeoMechanics Software with Abaqus Integration

Next generation reservoir simulations: JewelSuite 3D GeoMechanics Software with Abaqus Integration | Technology in Oil & Gas | Scoop.it

Baker Hughes JewelSuite™ 3D GeoMechanics software allows you to minimize risk and enhance reserves by simulating the complex geomechanical behavior of your reservoir, using powerful Abaqus geomechanics simulations.

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Reservoir Geomechanics Simulations with Dassault Systemes' Abaqus

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Baker Hughes exec: The end of easy technology - FuelFix (blog)

FuelFix (blog)Baker Hughes exec: The end of easy technologyFuelFix (blog)To produce more oil, the trend is toward more complex and extreme frontier environments, such as Deepwater, Arctic and mature-reservoirs.

 

MK: Good to read about the adoption of technologies from other industries such as Auto and Aero for Oil & Gas applications. In addition to technologies for designing, simulation, and manufacturing equipment, there is much the Oil & Gas industry can benefit from adopting probablistic methods for risk and reliability assessments in combination with technologies such as realistic simulation. We will be discussing this topic in depth at the SIMULIA Community Conference 2012 in Providence.

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Business Value of 3D Virtual Planning and Simulation in Employee ...

Business Value of 3D Virtual Planning and Simulation in Employee ... | Technology in Oil & Gas | Scoop.it
The oil and gas segment in particular has significant challenges. Refineries, offshore rigs and other processing plants are some of the world's largest, most complex facilities, operating around the clock at peak capacity under ...
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Multiphysics Simulation of Thermally Assisted Gravity Drainage of an Oil Sand Formation

Oil sands are becoming an increasingly important source of petroleum. The form of oil in these deposits is highly viscous, making conventional production practices unfeasible. Extraction with wells is facilitated by increasing the temperature of the oil-bearing layer, thereby reducing the viscosity of the oil and enabling it to flow under gravity. An example of this approach is steam-assisted gravity drainage or SAGD.
Abaqus provides multiphysics capabilities that allow coupling between heat transfer, pore fluid flow, and displacement. In this Technology Brief, we demonstrate how this capability can be used to simulate the thermally assisted gravity drainage of an oil sand formation.

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