The seminar will provide a perspective on key
industrial problems covering concerns in flow assurance, enhanced oil
recovery, offshore and subsea structures, hydrodynamics, global
analysis, process and equipment design and optimization.
Participants will gain insights into how they can use engineering
simulation and virtual prototyping to reduce costly experimentation, and
to increase safety and reliability of equipment in today's complex oil
and gas business.
The seminar will also highlight broader issues of how engineering
simulation is used to address technological dependence, environmental
and regulatory concerns, as well as to manage risks by integrating
simulation early in the design process to help accelerate product
development by discovering potential problems early in the design cycle.
Paul Schofiled, Lead Engineer, ANSYS, Inc.
Paul Schofield has a
degree in civil engineering, has worked in the Oil & Gas industry for
almost 30 years and more recently, in offshore alternative energy such
as wind and wave devices. Paul's current position at ANSYS, Inc. is Lead
Engineer and he is based in Houston as part of the ANSYS south regional
Paul provides pre-sales
support for the Americas, Europe and Asia, assisting with WebEx
presentations, benchmark creation and technical product training. Paul
also works closely with the product development teams for the ANSYS
Offshore products such as ANSYS AQWA.
Michael David Slack, Team Leader - Fluids, ANSYS, Inc.
Michael David Slack has
16 years of CFD experience. He has consulted on an extensive range of
applications -- Oil & Gas, HVAC, Chemical Process, Healthcare, Marine
and Defence. Michael's current role involves developing new
applications, working with new technology, new markets and pushing
forward the boundaries of current CAE usage.
Michael has provided
support and services to the Oil & Gas industry for 14 years, including
managing a four-year development and deployment program for a bespoke
set of CFD-based refinery tools for a leading oil multinational.
Michael is an
experienced multiphase flow modeller and has extensive experience in
modelling separation systems. Michael heads a team that provides
multiphase flow support to the process industry and is experienced in
managing projects that involve CFD.