Our Process Solutions group staff routinely engages with industry to stay abreast of the latest advances in engineering and technology. At its inception, the former MSi Kenny principals were at the forefront of various joint-industry projects related to multiphase flow and paraffin deposition. Currently, the group actively participates with the following industry associations:
Our group provided flow assurance expertise in support of Phase IX work related to thermal performance of buried deepwater pipelines.
The University of Michigan Industrial Affiliates program focuses on some of the most challenging problems facing the upstream oil industry and, in particular, the flow assurance community. Current research areas include wax deposition and gellation, as well as asphaltene deposition kinetics.
Since its inception in 1983, NAFEMS has become an independent, not-for-profit, international membership association, owned by its member's, designed to promote the safe and reliable use of finite-element and related technology.
The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is a multi-disciplinary learned society that brings together organisations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore.Our staff have participated in SUT events, including providing the flow assurance lectures for the Subsea Awareness Course in Perth, Malaysia, Singapore and Aberdeen, as well as speaking on the role of Artificial Lift for deepwater developments at the SUT Brazil event in 2010.
SPE is a professional organization, whose mission is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.Our Process Solutions consultants have been involved in various SPE-related activities. These include participating in Applied Technology Workshops (ATW) and Forum events, attending topical industry luncheons and Emerging Leaders / Young Professional events, as well as contributing the SPE journals and publications (Flow Assurance 101 article series).
The Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division is concerned with a wide-range of technical competencies, including environmental loading, hydrodynamic behavior, materials selection, structural strength, and safetyOur staff have co-chaired sessions at the 2009 OMAE conference, related to subsea processing, as well as co-authored a paper for acceptance at the 2010 OMAE conference related to the role of flow assurance in life-of-field integrity management.