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Norton Straw Consultants presents at Global STAR Conference

Matt Straw presented a review of how engineering simulation tool STAR-CCM+ can be applied to the oil and gas industry.  Using a combination of project examples from Norton Straw Consultants engineering work and benchmarking case studies the breadth of applications, industry best practices and future technology developments were introduced.

Oil & gas business development services for CD-adapco

CD-adapco has engaged Norton Straw Consultants to provide industry-related advisory and consulting services in their oil and gas industry market sector. CD-adapco is the world's largest independent provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD)-focused engineering simulation software, support and services (www.cd-adapco.com). Norton Straw Consultants has a strong pedigreee in the application of fluids and thermal analysis to the exploration and production of hydrocarbons.  Drawing on our...

Presentation at Stavanger oil & gas seminar

Matt Straw is to present an overview of how advanced fluids and thermal simulation can help in a range of areas in the oil and gas industry. The workshop titled 'Flow & Thermal Simulation Seminar for the Offshore Industry – What can CFD do to help?' is organised by CD-adapco. Those who attend the event will learn the benefits of CFD simulation and how it is being effectively used in the simulation of flow, thermal and stress related phenomena in fields including subsea design, flow assurance, process...

Hydrodynamics & drag predictions to assess propulsion needs

Norton Straw Consultants has been working with a customer to assess the power requirements for a remote operated vehicle (ROV).  Initially starting out with engineering calculations and later progressing to the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Norton Straw used predictions of the vessel's drag to assess the required thrust for the vessel to meet its design performance requirements.  Initial hand-calculations were performed using DNV recommended practice.  However, uncertainty in the drag coefficient...