Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Oil & Gas Industry

Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Oil & Gas Industry

Emerging Standards & Practices

Date: April 7th, 2016  | Houston, TX

Note: Only attendees of the 2016 NAFEMS seminar on "Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the O&G Industry" will have access to the files below. On July 7th, 2016, access will be provided to all NAFEMS members.


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, “Engineering Analysis & Simulation 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.



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


 HPHT Equipment Structural Integrity and Fatigue Challenges:  Standards Evolution,  Materials, Verification Analysis, and Validation  Testing

 Dr. Jim Kaculi, P.E., Vice President - Engineering, Dril-Quip, Inc. 

 Presentation (PDF): Download 


 Leveraging FEA in the Development & Optimization of Subsea Safety  Valves and Cutter Modules

 Dr. Uyiosa Abusomwan, Mechanical Engineer, Subsea  NPD, Schlumberger (Presenter)

 Mr. Laurent Alteirac, NPD Project Manager, Subsea Landing  Strings, Schlumberger

 Presentation (PDF): Not Approved for Distribution




 Reducing CapEx and OpEx in challenging market conditions using  Reliable CFD

 Dr. Uday Godse, P.E, Senior Engineer, Wild Well Control  (Presenter)

 Mr. Alistair Gill, P.E, Vice President, Wild Well Control

 Presentation (PDF): Download 


 Case Studies on Innovative O&G Applications (Session 1) 

 Enhanced Productivity for Analysis of Rig Structures (MSC Software)

 Presentation (PDF): Not Approved for Distribution

 Reducing Costs through Simulation & Design Space Exploration: Riser  Design & Flow Induced Vibration (CD-Adapco)

Presentation (PDF): Not Approved for Distribution

 3D Image to Model Workflows for Oil & Gas (Simpleware)

 Presentation (PDF): Download 




 Case Studies on Innovative O&G Applications (Session 2)

 Bottle Rack – Drop Test Simulation (Altair Engineering)

 Presentation (PDF): Download

 Paradigm of Virtual Process Integration in Optimizing Engineering  Analysis and Product Development for Subsea Flange Design (VIAS) 

 Presentation (PDF): Download 

 Reducing Cycle Time, Cost & Risk of Unplanned Events Through  Integrated Simulation-Based Insight  (ANSYS)

 Presentation (PDF): Not Approved for Distribution


 Fracture Mechanics in HPHT Structures

Mr. Kyle Robinson, Senior Research Engineer, Southwest Research  Institute
 Presentation (PDF): Download 


 Opportunities and Challenges in CFD Modelling for Oil & Gas  Operations

 Mr. Madhusuden Agrawal, Senior Principal Engineer, BP

 Presentation (PDF): Not Approved for Distribution




 NAFEMS Professional Simulation Engineer Program - How is it Being  Utilized by Industry? 

 Mr. Ian Symington, Technical Officer, NAFEMS

 (Presentation / Recording*)

 *If you attended this event and require the password to the recording,  please contact the event manager


 Open Discussion

 Led by Dr. Brian Duffy, Director, Offshore Platform Engineering,   Technip USA


 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 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. 

Free Special Edition Copy of Benchmark Magazine: 

Simulation in the Oil & Gas industry