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SPT Group and CD-adapco announce initiative

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008

Collaboration to streamline and enhance the use of multi-fidelity simulation of flow assurance dynamic behavior.


Leading global vendors collaborate to streamline and enhance the use of multi-fidelity simulation of flow assurance dynamic behavior for the oil and gas industry.

Oslo, Bergen, New York, London, and Banff, June 3, 2008: 
The SPT Group, the leading vendor and developer of flow assurance software and services, and CD-adapco, a leading global vendor of 3-D dynamic flow, thermal, and stress solutions (CAE/CFD), today announced an initiative to investigate and grow the potential between SPT’s OLGA® and CD-adapco’s STAR brand software systems. The two companies will work closely with the market to define and implement streamlined processes for using the best features of both OLGA® and the STAR solvers to significantly improve the timely, practical insight that can be gained by engineers using computational flow assurance.

“SPT Group sees the initiative with CD-adapco as an important contribution to our existing activities.  Linking the pre-integrated 3D flow model in OLGA® to detailed CFD models for process equipment gives consistent model details and efficient simulations. This yields exiting possibilities and ultimately gives our customers increased insight and confidence in their future designs,” says Norbert Hoyer, Executive Vice President of Business Development in SPT Group. “We are happy to add CD-adapco to our continuously growing list of OLGA Technology Partners” says Bjarte Håtveit responsible for the OLGA partner activities.

“CD-adapco is pleased to be able to work with such a recognized leader as SPT to bring improved practical benefits to engineers involved in flow assurance work, via integrated processes involving an intelligent, judicious combination of OLGA® and STAR technologies,” said Dennis Nagy, CD-adapco’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and Energy Sector Business Director. “As the world’s oil and gas challenges move to harsher arctic and deep subsea environments, the needs for more refined insight into the physical behavior of exploration and production systems and equipment, to insure optimal operation and avoid failure risks, can be met by the intelligent use of multi-fidelity simulations such as those available from SPT and CD-adapco.”

About CD-adapco
Founded 27 years ago, CD-adapco is the leading global provider of full-spectrum engineering simulation (CAE) solutions for fluid flow, heat transfer and stress, with principal offices in New York, London and Yokohama and subsidiary offices around the world, including a new full-service office in Houston.

STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ provide the world’s most comprehensive CFD solutions, with the STAR-CAD series as an easy-to-use, CAD-embedded front door to the full spectrum of CD-adapco solutions, backed by extensive experience in CAE consulting. CD-adapco’s solutions are widely used across many industries, including automotive, aerospace, defense, oil and gas, chemical processing, marine and offshore structures, appliances, buildings, electronics, environmental, pharmaceuticals, power generation, rail, turbomachinery and specialized mechanical engineering applications. For more information, please visit  or e-mail


Source: SPT Group

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