Flowmaster V7 for
Oil & Gas Applications

Offshore - Upstream & Exploration - Downstream & Refining - Storage & Distribution
Requirements Simulation Products OnshoreSubseaTopsidesPipelinesCompressor Stations


Fixed Oil Platforms and Floating Product Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels present many challenges for companies to design, build, install and operate them safely and profitably.

In addition the need to find and access new reserves of oil and gas has led to the exploitation of deep-water fields (over 2000 meters), remote locations and smaller oil fields, adding to the complexity and challenges faced by system engineers.  

Utilising Flowmaster V7 engineers can model a wide range of systems, to analyse the surge effects of possible transient events such as rapid valve closure, sudden pump trip or vessel breakaway, to ensure that the platform and/or vessel operate as safely as possible. 

Simulating under ‘real’ operating conditions using Flowmaster V7 provides the reassurance engineers need that the systems will work consistently, safely and effectively.

Flowmaster V7 Flow Balancing capability also allows engineers to optimise system components and ensure that the flow rate and pressures throughout the system are within the design specification.

Flowmaster V7 allows engineers to:

  • Design trim/ballast systems & control

  • Design storage tank venting systems & control

  • Design Inert gas system distribution
    Size and optimise cargo heating systems

  • Optimise storage tank filling and discharge times

  • Perform failsafe scenarios and planning (rapid valve closure, sudden pump trip, shuttle vessel breakaway)

  • Design of fire protection system

  • Optimise steam line distribution systems

  • Design and optimise of offloading systems

FPSO Topsides Water Injection System

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Case Studies


Surge Analysis for Water Injection Systems in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry

Surge analysis on water injection systems is performed to determine the maximum pressure surges that can occur as a result of transient events such as rapid valve closure during pipeline operation, or pump trip and restart operations.