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Process performance goes from strength to strength

Norton Straw Consultants has been delivering engineering and simulation services to a number of process companies in the oil and gas industry.  In the last 12 months a number of our customers have benefited from our experience in understanding how the fundamental fluid mechanics of process and separation systems can improve performance.   Through our experience in the application of tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) we have been able to support equipment development and provide simulations to help improve...

New Derby Office

Norton Straw has moved to a new office in an historic setting close to the centre of Derby, England. Darley Abbey Mills are a collection of historic mill buildings dating back to the late 1700's which is in-keeping with Derby's fantastic heritage in industry and engineering.  The new facility gives room to continue our growth in a fantastic environment. Our location gives us good access to the major road networks and Derby train station.  We have a number of major airports within 40 miles meaning we can reach...

Article: Flow assurance & erosion simulation

A recent article written by Matt Straw was published in the August 2013 edition of the Scandanavian Oil & Gas Magazine. In the aritcle Matt talks about the application of computer-based simulation tools and their benefits in aiding effective designs and operations for hydrate avoidance and mitigation in subsea production of oil and gas. With specific reference to how the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technique is being used by Norton Straw in its subsea engineering activities, Matt draws on how such approaches can...

Simulating and predicting erosion

Follow this link to hear a chat between Norton Straw & CD-adapco about how engineering simulation can be used to better understand and minimise the issues of erosion in oil and gas production systems: http://www.cd-adapco.com/video/matt-straw-and-alex-read-talkvibration    

Engineering simulation for unconventional oil and gas-Calgary seminar

Norton Straw Consultants presented at CD-adapco's seminars in St. John's and Calgary. St. John's seminar focussed on engineering simulation tool computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to subsea, flow assurance and marine applications while presentation at the Calgary event was directed more towards applications of CFD simualtion to the complex issues relating to unconventional oil and gas such as oil sands and the many complexities involved. For more information please contact us at info@nortonstraw.com