HMIs: Improved multi-phase flow interface available

Invensys partners to deliver better oil & gas simulation, modeling

08/27/2009


Invensys SimSci-Essor Dynsim and SPT Group OLGA screenshot illustration

SimSci-Esscor Dynsim interface to OLGA multi-phase flow simulator combines the best of two worlds.

To better serve the upstream oil and gas market, Invensys Operations Management has introduced an improved interface for multi-phase flow simulation. The new solution was developed in conjunction with SPT Group, a leader in dynamic modeling for the oil and gas industry. It links SPT's OLGA simulator—which models and simulates the flow of oil, water and gas in wells, pipelines and receiving facilities—with Invensys' SimSci-Esscor Dynsim, a process simulation program for designing and operating a process plant.

Dynsim functionality scales from engineering design applications such as control strategy development to DCS checkout and operator training, all within the same graphical environment.
The new interface "includes improved numerical integration, easy-to-use drag-and-drop configuration, and the ability to view dynamic profiles of key parameters of the OLGA pipeline model from within the Dynsim program," said Tobias Scheele, vice president of advanced applications for Invensys Operations Management. "It's another example of a successful cooperation between two leading companies."
Through dynamic lifecycle simulation and online modeling, the interface improves design, control system checkout, and operator training. Additionally, it allows flow assurance engineers to more easily model integrated operations of subsea production system and topside processing facilities, such as platforms, floating production, subsea-to-beach plants, storage and offloading facilities, and new floating liquid natural gas plants. Furthermore, the solution can be used to virtually test and model the plant's integrated process and control systems to reduce control system commissioning time, and it supports the development of high-fidelity training of control room operators.
Invensys Operations Management and SPT Group also plan to integrate the Dynsim simulation program under SPT Group's edpm online solution, which enables high-quality modeling for online monitoring and advisory of integrated multiphase production and processing facilities.
"We are excited to work with Invensys Operations Management to develop and test the new interface," said Knut Erik Spilling, senior vice president of e-Field Solutions at SPT Group. "The Dynsim program includes an easy-to-use interface that provides excellent visualization features. A superb integrated engineering and operator training simulator needs to have the capabilities of high accuracy, speed and numerical robustness. OLGA and Dynsim technology [together] will successfully meet that need, and it will help our clients achieve a quicker return on their investment and greater efficiencies in the lifecycle operation."
Invensys is based in London. SPT Group has headquarters in Oslo, Norway. SPT Group has been cooperating with research institutions and international oil companies for more than 30 years to refine the OLGA modeling tool. Using OLGA in an online environment, edpm provides operators and engineers with information from parts of the production system that instrumentation cannot reach; this allows the deployment of advanced operation advisors for solving defined flow assurance problems. Currently edpm is used on 20 projects around the world, ranging from gas-condensate and deepwater oil systems to advanced drilling operations.

- Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor

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