Assystem UK driving value for the offshore industry

Aberdeen, 20 May 2015 – Assystem, a leading innovation and engineering consultancy, providing
multi-discipline design services to clients throughout the world successfully presented a paper at the NAFEMS seminar which took place in Aberdeen, demonstrating how Assystem can drive value for the oil & gas industry in the current financial climate.

L-R; David Lister, Senior Stress Engineer and Dr. Adam Towse, Head of Discipline for Stress

L-R; David Lister, Senior Stress Engineer and Dr. Adam Towse, Head of Discipline for Stress

Against a challenging 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 multi-disciplinary approach, as well as knowledge of current best practices & standards to deliver the innovative solutions which are required by industry.

The NAFEMS seminar on the ‘Latest Developments of FEA & CFD for Offshore Oil & Gas Facilities’ 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.

Dr. Adam Towse, Assystem’s UK Head of Discipline for Stress and David Lister, Senior Stress Engineer at Assystem in the UK presented a paper on “Leveraging Cross-Industry Simulation Methodology To Drive Value For The Offshore Industry”. Assystem in the UK are leading the way in the use of simulation tools to aid the engineering process across multiple industries, either by building more efficient structures, extending the life of existing assets or speeding up the design process to minimize development costs. Working across; energy, infrastructure, aerospace and automotive industries, Assystem has the ability to look across industries and understand the most effective approaches for typical engineering problems.

The purpose of the presentation was to showcase similarities in assessments across industries, and how best-practice methodologies can be used to drive value for the offshore industry.

Commenting on the event, Adam Towse said: “The seminar was very positive – lots of papers demonstrating that life extension is a key demand, and given our experiences across a range of industries, we are well placed to assist our customers in this regard. There was also positive interest in the fracture assessments, pressure vessel assessments and cutting-edge topology optimization, which were highlighted in our presentation.”

Within the Energy & Infrastructure business area, Assystem specializes in Oil & Gas systems and infrastructures at different stages of the Oil & Gas cycle including through upstream, midstream and downstream. Key capabilities include Project Management, Multi-discipline Engineering Design and System Integration.

Globally, Assystem is an international Engineering and Innovation Consultancy. As a key participant in the industry for more than 45 years, Assystem supports its customers in developing their products and managing their capital expenditure throughout the product life cycle. Assystem employs more than 11,000 people worldwide and reported €871 million in revenue in 2013.

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