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Webinar on Systems Engineering in the Oil & Gas Industry

Projects Director Simon Rees and Senior Engineer James Weldon are giving a webinar for the IMechE on Systems Engineering in the Oil & Gas Industry.   Systems Engineering is a project execution and management approach that has been hugely successful in many industries, but has seldom, if even, been applied to the oil industry.  This is strange, as the complex combinations of individual systems, human factors, maintenance challenges and unique scenarios is perfect for the systems approach - which is why Norton Straw...

Systems Engineering In Oil & Gas - Survey

Norton Straw is leading a study commissioned by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers into the application of Systems Engineering principles in the oil and gas industry.  The aim is to understand current attidues and propose a systems engineering approach suitable for the industy to adopt. As part of this study, we're asking anyone active in the oil and gas world to complete a short, high-level survey on how they see systems engineering at the moment.  If you'd like to participate, please click here.

Norton Straw appoints Dr Bruce Kakimpa as Principal Engineer

Norton Straw Consultants is delighted to appoint Dr Bruce Kakimpa as Principal Engineer, adding to our advanced fluid mechanics, thermal engineering and structural engineering capabilities. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Bruce joins us from The University of Nottingham Rolls-Royce's University Technology Centre in gas turbine transmissions, where he has been a Research Fellow in thermo-fluids and multiphase flow for the past four years, working closely with Senior Engineers at...

Norton Straw opens Bristol office

Norton Straw Consultants is delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Bristol. It is located on Unity Street, in the historic heart of the city. Our rapidly growing engineering and technology consultancy already has major clients in the south west of England.  The new office supports our ongoing expansion and will help us attract more high-calibre recruits; we are already advertising for roles based there. Dr Simon Rees, Projects Director at Norton Straw, commented "We are very active in, and familiar with, the...

Norton Straw completes integrity study for major chemical plant

Norton Straw Consultants, the engineering and management consultancy experts, have announced the completion of a detailed integrity study for a major chemical plant. The operator had detected an incipient flaw in a weld on the outlet manifold of their hydrogen reformer, which operates at extremely high temperatures.  It wasn't clear what the cause of this flaw was or how it would develop during operation.  Although future replacement of the component was clearly necessary, analysis was required to determine when. This...