Virtuoso®/ES is composed of a simulation engine capable of performing transient modelling of integrated subsea, topsides and onshore facilities and controls, along with a customizable graphical user interface (GUI). This basic package can be used for engineering studies from front-end engineering through the operating phase of a project. Typical uses include building and validating startup, shutdown, and other operating procedures, validation of control schemes, controller tuning, and performing offline what-if analysis.

The simulation engine includes a comprehensive set of transient models of upstream production and processing equipment including wells, production trees, manifolds, multiphase pipelines, separators, compressors, tanks, and pumps.

Virtuoso/ES has the ability to replicate complete control programming including subsea control (MCS), process control (PCS), and specialized control applications (i.e. anti-surge, load sharing, etc).

The user interface for Virtuoso/ES provides user-friendly, integrated, drag-and-drop trending, user-savable plot collections, scenario and condition save and reload functionalities, and a host of other features tailor-made for engineering analysis.

Recent Projects

Woodside Pluto - Australia

Pluto Development

The Pluto LNG project comprises an offshore platform connected to five subsea wells on the Pluto gas field along with a transmission line to shore. Pluto is expected to expand to five LNG trains.

Features

  • MEG distribution, regeneration, and tracking
  • Pigging
  • Hydrate predictions





EKB Viking - Europe

Gas Storage Project

The Viking facility will be used as an underground gas storage facility with six underground salt caverns for storing
natural gas and two field lines to move
gas from the caverns to the processing
facilities.

Features

  • Transient modelling of caverns
  • Transient modelling ofdehydration/
    regeneration
  • Transient modelling of compressors and
    associated performance and load-sharing
    controllers
  • Feasibility assessment of everyday
    operations


Shell Perdido - Gulf of Mexico

Perdido Development

Perdido is the world’s deepest direct vertical access spar that acts as a hub and enables development of three fields.

Features

  • Engineering tool and operator trainer
  • Modeled complex subsea caisson’s, ESP’s, concentric gas and liquid risers, downcomer line
  • Modeled topsides processing and oil storage
  • Engineering tool integrated with control
    room HMI for full operator
    training experience.