Sponsored by: Dassault Systèmes
n order to sustain the world’s energy demand and related economic growth, it is critical that we continue to discover, develop, and produce from new sources of oil & gas and do so safely and efficiently. For example, in the United States the extraction of shale gas is contributing to a switch to natural gas for electricity production, thereby helping reduce CO2 emissions and reliance on imported energy, and providing a boost to the overall economy. At the same time, there continues to be concerns about the environmental impact of “fracking” – a concern that will need to be addressed with effective engineering assessments and communication. Similar opportunities and challenges are being confronted by other world regions as well, whether it involves developing new oil & gas sources, ensuring continued efficient operations of existing fields, or even attempts to maximize recovery from older oil & gas fields, all without compromising on safety.Realistic simulation has been a key enabler in the oil & gas industry for several decades and is poised to play an even more vital role throughout the value chain, from exploration to eventual distribution to end-users. The articles presented in this e-book illustrate the critical value of the realistic simulation solutions include topics around optimal equipment design, well designs, reservoir simulations, and optimized production operations.
Key articles, cases studies and best practices include:
- Realistic Simulation Drills Deeper into Oil and Gas Reservoir Sustainability
- Large Scale Prototyping in the Oil & Gas Industry: The Use of FEA in the Structural Capacity Rating of a Deep Sea Pipeline Clamping System
Finite Element Analysis of Casing and Casing Connections for Shale Gas Wells
Integrating Business and Technical Workflows to Achieve Asset-Level Production Optimization
Standard Simulation of Ground Subsidence due to Oil and Gas Extraction