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Oil & Gas Simulation Seminars
Posted Thu October 16, 2008 @04:52PM
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News IBM and CD-adapco are pleased to announce co-sponsorship of two important Oil and Gas industry seminars in Houston on October 21, covering the business benefits of using 3-D simulation (Computer-Aided Engineering and Computational Fluid Dynamics—CAE/CFD) to tackle tough engineering challenges in the development and operation of equipment and subsystems within key segments of the industry.

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Downhole Dynamics
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM, including lunch
Drilling and development of wellbores for optimal petrochemical production are highly challenging engineering activities. The seminar will explore how Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation of flow, thermal, and stress/vibration performance in these situations can provide significant advantage in overcoming development challenges in many areas, such as
  • improved drill bit casting for reduction of residual stresses
  • understanding the details of 3-D drilling mud flow during the drilling process
  • development of better downhole tools
  • designing sand screens and perforation devices
  • understanding general 3-D multiphase flow dynamics in the downhole environment

Petrochemical Plant and Equipment Improvement
Noon-4:30 PM, including lunch
Design and modification of plant systems and equipment to improve performance and extend useful operating life are highly challenging engineering activities. This seminar will show how simulation of flow, thermal, and stress/vibration performance in these systems can provide significant advantage in overcoming development challenges such as

  • furnace combustion behavior for effectiveness and extension of operating life
  • design of heat exchangers, pumps, and valves
  • understanding and improving delayed coking
  • processes

"IBM and CD-adapco have a long history of delivering leading edge solutions to Oil and Gas customers. CD-adapco's CAE/CFD solutions combined with IBM's technologies will provide customers a fast, scalable and a highly available environment that improves customer productivity and brings huge time savings to our customers," said Par Hettinga, Segment Manager - CAE and Petroleum, within the IBM Systems & Technology Group -Deep Computing.

“We have found great resonance for our CAE/CFD solutions within the global Oil and Gas industry and are pleased to have the opportunity, along with IBM, to showcase relevant technologies and some customer case examples in Houston, in connection with our recent establishment of a full-service Houston office,” said Dennis Nagy, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and Energy Sector Director at CD-adapco.

Both seminars will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn—Houston Galleria.

For further information and registration, go to and or e-mail .

IBM is the world's leading provider of high performance computing systems and the largest information technology company. Building on deep resources and expertise across the company as well as benefits of key collaborations around the globe, IBM delivers a broad set of innovative, powerful solutions that enable customers, large and small, to address the demands of intense computation, visualization and data manipulation. Drawing on decades of experience, IBM strives to deliver “greener” products with leading energy efficiency and innovative solutions that help customers realize a competitive advantage.

For more information about IBM, visit:

Founded 27 years ago, CD-adapco is the leading global provider of full-spectrum engineering simulation (CAE) solutions for fluid flow, heat transfer and stress, with principal offices in New York, London and Yokohama and subsidiary offices around the world, including a new full-service office in Houston. The STAR brand provides the world’s most comprehensive CFD solutions, with the STAR-CAD series as an easy-to-use, CAD-embedded front door to the full spectrum of CD-adapco solutions, backed by extensive industry experience in CAE consulting. CD-adapco’s solutions are widely used across many industries, including automotive, aerospace, defense, oil and gas, chemical processing, marine and offshore structures, appliances, buildings, electronics, environmental, pharmaceuticals, power generation, rail, turbomachinery and specialized mechanical engineering applications.

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