Oil & Gas

The oil and gas industries rely more than ever on advanced technologies to develop reliable, innovative ways to optimize exploration, production, transportation, refining and processing as they deliver products from both conventional and unconventional resources. Over the last decade, advancements in offshore drilling, floating platforms, horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing and numerous other technologies have made it possible to recover oil and gas from sources at greater depths and in harsher environments, while minimizing environmental impacts and reducing the drilling footprint.

Oil and gas engineers apply computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA) and electronic (electromagnetic, electromechanical, signal processing,) software from ANSYS to a broad range of drilling, completion, production, and processing equipment and machinery. The benefit from these simulations includes: understanding root cause and reducing failure, improve product reliability, evaluate new designs, examine new enhance oil recovery concepts, improve flow assurance.

Software from ANSYS can be used for these and other applications in the oil and gas industries:

  • Enhancing the efficiency of recovery processes and equipment
Wind loading simulation of offshore platform
  • Maximizing and assuring oil and gas flow rates
  • Optimizing drilling and production machinery and processes
  • Ensuring equipment reliability and worker safety
  • Addressing compliance and regulatory concerns
  • Managing sand, water, erosion and other geologic concerns
  • Analysis of piping systems and explosion risks
  • Studies of wind and wave loading, impact resistance and other structural concerns