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Latest Developments in Applications of FEA and CFD for offshore Oil and Gas Facilities

Latest Developments in Applications of FEA & CFD for Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities

Against a turbulent backdrop, the oil & gas industry is currently facing a host of challenges. The integrity management of structures, pipelines and risers in a hostile marine environment, as well as increasing pressure to minimize costs, safety risks, downtime, and emissions all present key challenges for the simulation community. 

The accurate representation of  the reality of loading and response of offshore installations and their mechanical components requires a multidisciplinary approach, as well as knowledge of current best practices & standards to deliver the innovative solutions which are required by industry.

CAE simulation and optimisation is fast becoming a key part of the engineering design process in the quest to meet these challenges. 

Seminar Objectives

This seminar explored the latest challenges in the oil & gas industry, and provided an opportunity for attendees to gain an insight into the current applications of FEA and CFD from oil and gas industry experts.



Finite Element Analysis and Fatigue Assessment of Mooring Chain under Tension, Bending and Torsional Loads
John Shanks, Risertec

Approaching the Re-Analysis of Floating Structures
Steven Coull & Nigel Sims, DNV-GL 

Creating a Complete Understanding in Hidden Offshore Systems -                 Multiphase CFD in Flow Assurance
 Mark Roberts, Apollo 

Decision Charts: improving accuracy and consistency of software selection for dispersion, fire and explosion analyses
Chris Robinson, MMI Engineering Ltd.

CFD & FEA for the Analysis of Subsea Flow Induced Vibration  
Bassil Abuali, Shell 

Dynamic Pushover of OffshoreJacker Structures using Non-Linear Wave
Salvador Vargas, BP 

The Application of FEA in the Assessment and Strengthening on Ageing Assets
Bijan Djahansouzi, Wood Group 

Examples of FEA Applications in Oil and Gas
Simon Beckett, Atkins Oil & Gas

Leveraging Cross-Industry Simulation Methodology to Drive Value for the Offshore Industry
Adam Towse & David Lister, Assystem

Geotechnical FEA of Hybrid Foundations
Paul Dimmock, BP

Wave in Deck Structural Response – Streamlining the Data Management, Structural Simulation and Acceptance Criteria
Nils-Christian Hellevig, Aker Solutions