In oil and gas, engineering designs have traditionally been developed using empirical analysis, physical testing and experienced-based learning in the field.
While these approaches remain important, the rise of simulation-based design offers engineers the opportunity to explore designs and system operation digitally through detailed, accurate prediction of a wide range of physical and chemical behavior.
Using multiphysics simulation, it is possible to predict a wide range of physical behavior with a high degree of fidelity in even the most complex scenarios. Multiphase flows, complex heat transfer, fluid-structure interaction and chemical reactions can all be simulated within a single, integrated software package. In addition, automated design space exploration enables optimized designs to be found more quickly, even when a significant number of design and operating variables exist.
In this special report we present how engineers and scientists from leading oil and gas companies are deploying Siemens’ simulation software in the design and operation of a range of oil and gas products and systems. A diverse range of applications and challenges are discussed including:
- Downhole tool optimization
- Subsea and flow assurance risk reduction
- Offshore and marine design
- Technical safety
- Process equipment design performance
Technical innovation is the key to the future of the oil and gas industry. Siemens’ simulation software is enabling engineers to rise to this challenge.