Integrated Pipeline- Process Simulation CAPABILITY OVERVIEW

Millions ($) saved using High fidelity Integrated Dynamic modelling of multiphase pipeline & processing facilities

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Genesis adds value to the solutions found for these problems by: ƒ ƒ Being able to access any discipline required, such as mechanical, structural, instruments, all under one roof. ƒ ƒ Through its experience in field development planning we solve the problem holistically, taking account of the full system, where required, or focussing on just the problem in hand if it can be isolated from everything else. ƒ ƒ Genesis has developed all the tools and techniques necessary to investigate the problem, not just technically, but also including economics, schedule and risks. ƒ ƒ Genesis has been a pioneer for this type of simulation and developed procedures and internal guidelines for integrated modelling to perform the work efficiently and to the highest quality. ƒ ƒ Genesis not only performs model construction and execution of the scenarios but, integrated with the client team, advises on recommendations for design and operational improvements. ƒ ƒ Providing critical review of simulation results. While others treat simulation models as black boxes with unequivocal acceptance of their outputs, Genesis provides a critical review of the model results. This is achieved through a combination of model validation, engineering judgement, quality checks and past experience. Consequently, this process builds up the confidence on the results and subsequent design.

High fidelity dynamic modelling of production facilities accurately predicts the response to upset and scheduled scenarios. Effective use of this technology can reduce overdesign and save both CAPEX and OPEX. A single commercial software package that can accurately and efficiently model the behaviour of multiphase flowlines and process systems simultaneously does not exist. But why is this a problem when the industry has been treating these two systems separately? Integration of the two systems allows the two-way interactions to predict their transient responses more accurately. This enables designs to be optimised, such as: the trade-off between the size of a pipeline and the receiving separator, thus reducing CAPEX; or the fine-tuning of compressor control systems during pipeline slugging, thus reducing production losses incurred from flaring or tripping. It can also be used to solve problems related to: start-up where ramp-up can cause liquid handling or hydrate formation; shut-down where cool- down can cause hydrate or wax formation; and water hammer effects in liquid-filled systems such as water injection or crude export lines. Genesis was amongst the pioneers for deploying this type of linked modelling tool. Having both flow assurance and process simulation expertise under one roof enables the integration of the two in the most efficient manner. The strength of Genesis’ Advanced Simulation team lies in its ability to manage all stages of the projects, from Concept Select to EPC and commissioning. We have applied this knowledge to upstream, midstream and downstream; offshore and onshore. Our team are experts with the highest academic qualifications, giving us the confidence and ability to solve first-of-its-kind engineering problems. WHAT SETS US APART





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