Simulation in the Oil and Gas Industry

Model-based design helps reduce both time and cost during the development of machines that meet the highest standards.

Morten K. Bak, MH Wirth

Virtual test and simulation for safety and reliability of oil & gas technology

ESI ITI’s engineers together with the international offshore/subsea engineering consultancy Agito support you throughout the entire development process of subsea and offshore technology. Model your own multiphysics systems and conduct virtual tests in SimulationX. System integration is our core competency; achieving high performance for all depth is our common development goal; system simulation with our simulation software SimulationX is your tool of choice.

New in SimulationX 3.8
  • Evaluate complex three-dimensional rope and belt drives through detailed and convenient simulation

    Operating complex rope and belt assemblies with high precision including offshore heave compensation requires accurate controls and clever engineering. With the new, dedicated model library with pulleys, drums and belts/ropes, you can create detailed models of spatial rope and belt drives or winders for cables and wires fast and efficiently. Evaluate all interactions between belt or rope, input, output and controls as well as occurring forces and torques.

  • Get reliable information about complex fluid systems including non-Newtonian behavior

    Non-Newtonian fluids, such as drilling mud, adhesives, paint, polymer solutions and polymer melts, blood, shampoo, lotions, ketchup etc., behave completely differently than ordinary Newtonian fluids like water, oil, gasoline or alcohol. Simulate fluid systems in the food, cosmetics or chemical industries, for example, or in machines working with liquid plastics or glue. The new SimulationX library Non-Newtonian Fluids opens the door to precise, virtual evaluations of plants and machinery with complex fluid behavior.

  • Market requirements

    Oil & gas and subsea systems: market requirements and trends

    Most of the world‘s remaining oil and gas resources lie offshore and in water depths of more than 2,000 meters. Extreme subsea conditions require for all components to meet a very high level of reliability. Virtual simulation of such machinery helps achieve system reliability and protects both your investment and the environment.

    • Early identification of weak points and degradation trends
    • Eco-friendly and save exploitation and processing of natural resources
    • Avoid production loss
    • Reliable oil and gas and subsea systems
    • Ongoing system verification and optimization
    • Asset Integrity and risk assessment
    Our solution

    Simulation solutions for oil & gas applications

    The longstanding partnership between two expert companies both 25 years of experience in their fields embodies the perfect combination of system simulation and engineering expertise in the oil and gas industry. This close collaboration has yielded tailor-made model libraries and highly precise, ready-to-use component models specially designed to meet the requirements of the oil and gas industry in general and deep water (subsea) applications in particular. When combined with extensive system knowledge, the simulation software SimulationX can be used to conduct a system trend analysis on an operational ‘Brown Field’ development identifying system performance degradation and consequently reducing the risk of production loss. These losses may also represent unacceptable levels of risk to people and the environment. 

    SimulationX – Software for developing oil & gas technology

    The following applications show you examples of how you can use our simulation software SimulationX:

    • Multidisciplinary modeling of heave compensators and 'launch and recovery systems' (LARS)
    • Model-based development of innovative high-tech plants and system solutions for the exploitation and production of energy resources in an environmentally-friendly way
    • Analysis and evaluation of the dynamic behavior of components and systems used for the production and distribution of oil and gas
    • Real-time virtual test of systems for oil & gas production, covering systems for; drilling (top-side and subsea), production (top-side and subsea) and subsea construction and process equipment
    • Perform reliability analyses and establish Fault Tree FTA of an oil & gas system to identify the weakest link and bottlenacks in the system

    Get familiar with SimulationX

    Do you already have experience in simulation techniques or are you just about to get started? SimulationX is available to beginners and experts for subsea applications alike. Find out which version may suit you best.


    Get the SimulationX trial version in the Customer Center

    You can also download brochures and documents on system simulation and learn more about various training options

    Customer Center

    Throughout all major oil and gas regions, global oil companies and equipment suppliers use SimulationX to model and simulate dynamic system behavior, e.g. Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, Cameron, Expro Group, CNPC, CNOOC, FMC Technologies, GE Oil & Gas, Petrobras, National Oilwell Varco, TTS Group.

    Dr. Wenyong Li Sales Manager China
    Cindy Suryono International Sales
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