ERCOFTAC Oil & Gas : Modelling & Simulation

Best Practices & Technology Trends

Frazer Nash Consulting, Dorking, UK

15 - 16 March 2017


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


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



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,  design optimization,  and their 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, we hope 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.

Latest Contributors list :


British Petroleum (USA & UK),

CD-Adapco-Siemens (UK) ,

Doosan Babcock (UK),

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (SA)

TNO ( The Netherlands )

Universidade de Sao Paulo  (Brazil)

&  Petrobras (Brazil)


&  VKI, BE




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

Site Security

"Frazer-Nash are a defence contractor and visitors to the Dorking site must be registered in advance. To guarantee completion of those checks in time for the event, please provide details by the 18th January. Any person wishing to register after the 18th of January will be fine, as long as they are not Russians or Chinese."

Seminar Fees:

Members: €275, Non-Members €430

Fees cover refreshments, lunches and seminar material.

Fees do not cover accommodation.

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