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Simulation & Systems Engineering in the Oil & Gas Industry

Emerging Standards & Practices

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 | Houston, TX


The oil & gas industry faces a myriad of challenges, including the operation of production equipment in the most extreme environments with no room for error, as well as increasing pressure on refineries to minimize costs, safety risks, downtime, and emissions. Accurately representing the reality of various production and refinement analyses requires a multidisciplinary approach and knowledge of current best practices & standards to safely and efficiently develop innovative solutions. 

Topics presented and discussed at this seminar will address various questions, such as:

  • What are the emerging multiphysics and multidisciplinary engineering practices and standards related to oil & gas extraction and refinement?

  • How can I explore newer and safer methods in the face of ever expanding regulatory requirements? 

  • How can I employ cost-effective model re-use in an innovative, yet reliable manner?

  • How can I better leverage systems modeling & simulation to improve the safety and reliability of equipment?

  • How are others collaborating and addressing interoperability in a multiple-designer environment?

  • What solutions are available to help me, and have others had success with similar applications?

  • What steps should I take when exploring the widening technology landscape? 


NAFEMS Americas and invited speakers will cover these topics, and more, at, “Simulation & Systems Engineering in the Oil & Gas Industry: Emerging Standards & Practices." Located in Houston, TX, attendees from the Oil & Gas industry will gather at this annual event, in a pre-competitive manner, to exchange ideas, identify best practices, and drive the near-future direction of technology.

This event aims to deliver information and insights on critical topic areas in a manner that maximizes the “take-away” value for attendees. An event agenda and concept championed by several leading figures in the oil & gas industry will provide the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and practices, which attendees can later share and apply within their own organizations.


Note: If you attended this event and require assistance to access these materials, please contact Andrew Wood


 Welcome & Introduction        
 Mr. Andrew Wood, Americas Regional Representative, NAFEMS


 The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)  Approval  Process for HPHT Projects in the Gulf of Mexico
 Mr. Russell Hoshman, Technical Advisor, BSEE GOM


 Leveraging the Latest Simulation Methods and Tools
 Mr. Jim O'Sullivan, Vice-President & Chief Technology Officer,  Technip     

 Presentation (PDF): Download




 Enabling Process Innovation with FMI
 Mr. Edward Ladzinski, Co-Founder, NAFEMS Systems Modeling &  Simulation  Working Group


 Case Studies on Innovative Oil & Gas Applications (Session 1)

 "Using HPC for Design Exploration of Mechanical Oilfield  Components" (Altair Engineering)

 Presentation (PDF): Download

 "Evolution of Simulation Practices in the Oil & Gas Industry" (ANSYS)

 Presentation (PDF): Download




 Case Studies on Innovative Oil & Gas Applications (Session 2)

 "Novel Image-Based Modeling Techniques for Simulating Pore Scale  Fluid Flow" (Simpleware)

 Presentation (PDF): Download


 Validating FEA Methodology: Strain Predictions & Testing
 Mr. Kyle Robinson, Research Engineer, Southwest Research Institute

 Presentation (PDF): Not Available


 Coupled Analysis of Flexible Pipe - Seabed Interaction During Dropped  Impact
 Mr. Alistair Gill, Vice President of Advanced Engineering, Wild Well  Control

 Presentation (PDF): Download




 Computing in a New Era of Engineering 
 Mr. Ganesh Nanaware, Staff Engineer & Project Manager, Baker  Hughes

 Presentation (PDF): Download


 Discussion: What are the Opportunities & Obstacles for More  Engineering Simulation in Oil & Gas?
 Discussion led by Dr. Dennis Nagy, Steering Committee Member,  NAFEMS Americas 


 Closing Remarks





You can register to attend using the "order" button on the right.

Members of NAFEMS: FREE* 
Members of NAFEMS without sufficient seminar credits: $99
Non-members of NAFEMS: $299

*subject to availability of sufficient seminar credits – this event will utilize two (2) seminar credits per delegate. If you would like confirm your seminar credit balance, please contact the event manager, and reference "Simulation & Systems Engineering in Oil & Gas" in the subject line. 

These fees include attendance at the seminar, morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch. Hotel accommodation is not included.


Norris Conference Centers – Houston / CityCentre
816 Town and Country Blvd., Ste. 210
Houston, Texas 77024
Phone (713) 590-0950
Map Available Here


Event Type: Seminar
Location: Houston, TX USA
Date: April 7, 2015

Event Registration

You can register to attend this event using the "Order" button found in the "Purchasing Details" section above.

Additional information about registration fees and discounts can be found in the area to the left, listed below the event agenda. 

Group Discount: If your company is planning to send multiple attendees to this event, please contact the event manager to discuss a group discount. Opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Event Sponsors


Interested in Sponsoring this Event? 

There are additional opportunities available for your company to sponsor this seminar, giving you maximum exposure to a highly targeted audience of delegates who are all directly involved in engineering analysis and simulation in the oil & gas industry.

Additional Information


Please contact the NAFEMS Americas office with any questions. 

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