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Low cost design in oil and gas - conference presentation

Dr Matt Straw will  be presenting at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' conference on Low cost design: Innovative Equipment Strategies for oil and gas in London in October. Matt's paper is titled Riser design exploration and optimisation: Reduce costs not performance.  It will focus on how Norton Straw Consultants' engineers are harnessing computer-based engineering simulation coupled with algorithm-based optimisation methods to deliver improved designs at lower costs and reduced time-scales. The...

Norton Straw assists Viper Subsea diversification plans

Norton Straw Consultants, the engineering and management consultancy experts, have announced the completion of diversification support to leading oil and gas innovator Viper Subsea. Viper Subsea is a Portishead and Aberdeen based subsea engineering company that provides consultancy and develops products for the oil and gas sector worldwide, and is currently celebrating winning a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its ground-breaking V-LIFE Electrical Insulation Resistance Improvement System.  They were keen to explore...

Dr Simon Rees in debate on UK energy security at IFB2016

Norton Straw Consultants, the engineering and management consultancy experts to the global energy industry, are pleased to announce that Projects Director Dr Simon Rees will be participating in a panel debating the effect of UK energy resilience ahead of the UK's referendum on membership of the EU at the International Business Festival in Liverpool.  Dr Rees has commented on energy issues for many years and is currently Chair of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Offshore & Upstream Engineering Committee.  ...

Norton Straw appoints Dr Edward Kay as Senior Engineer

In the continued growth of Norton Straw Consultants, Dr Edward Kay has joined as Senior Engineer, adding to our advanced fluid mechanics and thermal engineering capability.  Edward was previously Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham and spent three years in the School of Mathematical Sciences at their campus in the city of Ningbo, China.  During this period he was active in fluid mechanics simulation research and authored several journal papers in this field. Edward has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from...

Flow-induced vibration presentation by David Fielding

David Fielding, Technical Manager at Norton Straw Consultants, presented a peer-reviewed paper on flow-induced vibration (FIV) at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Offshore Engineering  conference held on 7 & 8 December 2015 in Aberdeen, UK. FIV is a phenomenon caused by unsteady flow within pipes, which has been the cause of pipe failures on offshore platforms, in subsea production systems and process facilities.  Pipework design can lead to situations where either turbulent eddies or multiphase flow cause...