Flow, Thermal and Particulate Modeling for the Canadian Oil Sands

Date and Location:

February 4, 2014, 9:00 - 13:35: Courtyard Calgary Airport - 2500 48th Avenue NE, Calgary, AB Canada (Add to Calendar)

Thank you for your interest in our workshop!

The oil sands of Western Canada present many unique challenges to the Oil and Gas industry. This educational seminar will highlight how modeling and simulation methods are being used to address these challenges, such as:oil and gas simulation

  • Erosion
  • Slurry transport
  • Heat transfer to the reservoir to maximize yield
  • Separation
  • Flow-induced vibration
  • Equipment design, performance and troubleshooting
  • Mixing tanks

About the Speakers:

Dr. Matt Straw: As a founding member of a leading computational engineering consulting firm in the oil and gas industry, Matt has over 15 years of experience applying modeling and simulation methods in the oil patch.

Dr. Ravi Aglave: Formerly of Bechtel, Callidus and BASF, Ravi now leads CD-adapco’s activities in the Chemical Process Industries.

Tyler Pawley: A Senior Account Executive at CD-adapco, responsible for Oil and Gas in Western Canada. Tyler has over 15 years of experience in the application of simulation in oil and gas.

Alex Read: Director, Oil and Gas. With 14 years’ experience in the simulation industry, eight of which have been focused on Oil and Gas in the UK and Houston, Alex has worked closely with many of the world’s leading oil and gas companies.


9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:50 Introduction and Welcome – Tyler Pawley
9:50 - 10:30 Simulation and CD-adapco in the Oil and Gas Industry:
Overview of applications examples and success stories, including slurry transport, reservoir heat transfer and flow induced vibration – Alex Read
10:30 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 11:35 Understanding and handling particulate flows and erosion – Dr. Matt Straw
11:35 – 12:05 STAR-CCM+ Demonstration
12:05 – 12:35 Simulation for the design and troubleshooting of process equipment – Dr. Ravi Aglave
12:35 – 13:35 Lunch
13:35 Close


This event is free, but registration is required. Please complete the provided form to sign up.