Oil & Gas Industries: Simulation-Based Design

FEA & CFD Based Simulation Design Analysis Virtual prototyping MultiObjective Optimization

With combination of deep knowledge and experience in FEA and CFD and sophisticated simulation tools, Enteknograte engineers can solve any problem with any level of complexity in Oil & Gas Industries.

ComponentQuestionFEA and CFD Simulation


  • Drill head design
  • Drilling fluids
  • Horizontal wells
  • Reliable cutting operations in harsh environments
  • Rapid product development cycle
  • Efficiency of cuttings removal is critical to maximize rate of penetration (ROP)
  • Nozzle design plays a major role in cuttings removal
  • Measurements and model visualizations are difficult and expensive
  • Analysis of drill bit and inner row interaction effectiveness
  • Detailed information for the flow field and shear rate characteristics, indicating effective drilling mud removal
  • Optimization
    • Cone cleaning, bottom hole cleaning
    • Cuttings evacuation
  • Erosion prediction
  • Understanding of cutting stresses
  • Ability to design for torque related mechanical stresses
Cementing/Mudflow in Casings
  • Complex flow of non-Newtonian fluid in eccentric gaps
  • Applications are common in directional drilling, cement jobs, and wellbore completion
  • Cutting accumulations in narrow gaps
  • Inconsistent cementing in casing
  • Detailed mapping of fluid including cutting, drilling fluid through the gap
  • Understanding the effect eccentricity and fluid viscosity
  • Evaluation of flow through casing for completion, cement job
  • Study of bore holing
Offshore Structures
Wind and Wave Loading
  • Structural safety for different wave and wind loading
  • Effect of wind direction and the associated forces
  • Fire and gas dispersion
  • Detailed mapping of wind loads on all elements of the structure
  • Ability to study the effect of underwater waves
  • Fluid-induced motion (FIM) studies
  • Studies which can account for extreme loads due to storms, including the effect of wind headings
  • Enhanced understanding of the forces and flow details around helicopter decks
  • Visual illustrations of recirculation and low flow areas for smoke and pollutant dispersion concerns
Offshore Structures and Hydrodynamics
  • Multi-body hydrodynamics
  • Wind/wave forces on offshore structures
  • Global performance
  • Moorings and DP systems
  • Load transfer for structural analysis
  • Fatigue and extreme condition design
  • Structural integrity of floating/fixed platforms
  • Multi-body linear and non-linear hydrodynamics and motion
  • 3D diffraction/radiation analysis
  • Frequency domain analysis
  • Non-linear time-history simulation
  • Analysis of coupled-line dynamics
  • Code compliance
  • Launch and jack-ups
Reactor Design & Engineering for Chemical Processing CFD ANSYS Fluent comsol siemens Star-ccm+

Enteknograte engineering team use advanced CAE software with special features for mixing the best of both FEA tools and CFD solvers: CFD codes such as Ansys FluentSiemens StarCCM+OpenFOAM and FEA Codes such as ANSYSABAQUSNastranLS-DynaMSC Marc

Gas Dispersion
  • Design for safety of operation and crew in case of fire and chemicals leak
  • Account for effect of wind direction, species dispersion
  • Entrainment of exhaust fumes from vessels and flares
  • Evaluate different configurations under various wind direction
  • Predict best locations for crew quarters and evacuation strategies
  • Placement of heli-deck
  • Design and placement of flares
Environmental Pollution Dispersion
  • Understand and eliminate the sources of accidental release of chemicals and pollutants
  • Predict dispersion behavior of pollutants and their downstream movement under various operating conditions and wind effects
  • Design equipment to the right specifications for different operations and for a broad range of applications
  • Simulate pollutant dispersion and what-if conditions for
    • Pool fires
    • Accidental release
    • Cloud dispersion
  • Evaluate different configuration under various wind directions
  • Design equipment to standard specification for pressure and operational requirements
  • Evaluate the structure and performance of stacks/chimneys
Blast Prevention
  • Transport of combustible  products and cargo
  • Study accident scenarios
  • Design integrity for offshore vessels and platform for both structural and safety concerns
  • Perform dynamic system response to accident scenarios
  • Evaluate structural designs and reinforcement options for sustaining blast forces
  • Understand the possible root cause of accidents
  • Evaluate the extent of damage for blast impact scenarios
LNG Plant Site Selection Operation and Design
  • Demand for natural gas has been growing over the last decades
  • Supply points are often far removed from demand centers
  • Impractical to transport in gaseous form
  • Large refrigeration plants built to liquefy the gas prior to shipping
  • Storage tanks and regasification plants built at end use locations
  • Provide efficient air cooling
  • Plant and site selection
  • Plant layout to optimize air intake temperature and velocity
  • The analysis and design is applicable to complex process plant used to produce LNG
  • Engineering simulation software can optimize the required intake temperature margins on air cooled equipment
  • Technique adds significant understanding to flow patterns and entrainment zones specifically
  • Effect of wind direction on entrainment of warmer air is estimated and can be incorporated into design modification


We pride ourselves on empowering each client to overcome the challenges of their most demanding projects.

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