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Oil Gas & Petroleum, 15-16 March 2017: Best Practices & Technology Trends


 ERCOFTAC Oil & Gas : Modelling & Simulation

Best Practices & Technology Trends

Frazer Nash Consulting, Dorking, UK

15 - 16 March 2017

Coordinators:

Dr. Richard E. Seoud, ERCOFTAC, Director O&G

&

Dr. Christian Wood, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Dorking, UK




Background:

The seminar aims are to capture latest modelling and simulation practices and issues surrounding upstream-downstream technologies, where network digitization is becoming a clear driver to scope operational excellence, in an environment where oil prices appear to have stabilised at a level, that allows both produces and solution providers, a viable business space. As part of the Upstream-Downstream space, we aim to furnish the multi- phase challenge across the U-D space, and asses few talks on downstream technologies, as part of improving efficiency,reducing downtime, where CFD-FEM / FSI, and as supported by design optimization,  and ancillaries are clear contributors to success.

Now, as the seminar is in the UK, where, recently, the government believe that shale gas has a greater role to play in its energy security mix, thus, we aim also to speak about unconventional gas (shale gas), and in particular, its modelling . Also, we wish to have a key discussion on the setting-up of sector dedicated test cases. This will require assessment, identification, set-up and delivery, hence,  those in attendance on the day, would participate and integrate their know-how to best deliver such cases, once identified and deemed of serious use to our community.  Last but not least, a brief on Bulletin 2017 delivery.


 

Wednesday, 15th March 2017

 

8:45

Coffee and Registration

 

 

9:15

Introduction: ERCOFTAC & FNC

Dr.  R. Seoud &

Dr. C. Wood

 

Multi-phase flows , Design Optimization & Vibration

 

9:20

 “Multi-phase flow challenges in Upstream/Downstream Applications”

Dr. S. Khanna

10:30

Refreshment

 

11:00

Some current challenges in offshore Brazilian oil production scenario: two-phase flow of heavy oil and reverse emulsion

Prof. O. Rodriguez

12:00

Lunch

 

13:00

'Advances in MDO with some turbomachinery examples'

Dr. T. Verstraete

14:00

An optimization study of catalytic dry reforming of methane in a fixed bed reactor

Mr. A. Graham

14:45

Refreshments

 

15:15

The Application of CFD for Flow induced Vibration in Oil and Gas with a special case of flow through valves

Dr. A Twerda

16:00

Integrity of Flowlines Using CFD and Random Vibration Theory

Dr. A. Pranzitelli

 

16:45

Close

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 16th March 2017

 

8:45

Coffee

 

 

Digitization

 

9:30

Big Data, IoT, Predictive & RT Maintenance

Dr.  R. Seoud

9:45

Simulation and the IoT for O&G Industry: The Birth of the Digital Twin

 

Dr. R. Woolhouse

Dr. A. Haidari

10:35

Refreshments

 

 

Shale gas modeling

 

11:05

Recent developments in shale gas transport models in tight rocks

Dr. N. Malik

11:50

Oil & Gas Test cases

 

12:30

Oil & Gas Bulletin 2017

 

13:00

Lunch

 

14:30

Close

 

 

Dr. Samir Khanna

BP, UK-USA

Dr. Alex Pranzitelli

Doosan Babcock, UK

Dr. Tom Verstraete

QMUL UK, & VKI, BE

Dr. Robert Woolhouse &

Dr. Ahmad Haidari

ANSYS UK-USA

Prof. Oscar Rodriguez

Universidade de Sao Paulo, BR

Dr. Nadeem Malik

KFUPM, SA

Dr. Aris Twerda

TNO, NL

Mr. Alex Graham

CD-Adapco, UK

Dr. Richard  Seoud

ERCOFTAC



Travel:

dorking_office_directions.pdf

Accommodation:

There are many fine hotels/B&B near Dorking railway stations. Alternatively, one can stay near Victoria, and Waterloo railway stations, and then take the train on the day into Dorking.

Hotels in Dorking
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotels-g186389-Dorking_Surrey_England-Hotels.html




Seminar Fees:

Members: €275, Non-Members €430


Registration before 17 Feb 2017

Members: €253, Non-members €390


Please note, fees cover refreshments, lunches and seminar presentations.

Fees do not cover accommodation


Registration, further enquiries and sponsorships:

richard.seoud-ieo@ercoftac.org