Global oil services leader Schlumberger today donated to the College of Petroleum Engineering at Kuwait University a full-year access to the state-of-the-art PIPESIM software, a multiphase flow simulator developed by Schlumberger for the design and diagnostic analysis of oil and gas production systems used in major oil fields throughout the world. The donation is valued at USD5.75 million. The software enables petroleum engineering students to acquire hands-on experience with the latest upstream field technologies.
In addition to installing the software on campus, Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS) team also delivered a two-day workshop on the various uses of the software to 30 seniors and masters students, as well as their professors.
Kuwait University Production Research Center Director, Dr. Eissa Al-Safran, said: “The collaboration between educational institutions and industry leaders is a crucial element in preparing professionals that will support the industry’s development in the long-term. We thank Schlumberger for their generous donation to the College and look forward to further collaborate with the company in the future.”
Schlumberger Kuwait General Manager, Maen Razouqi said: “With a successful track record of servicing oil fields throughout the world and offering technologies that contribute to the advancement of the industry, Schlumberger has a commitment to help fuel knowledge growth by sharing its proprietary technology with colleges and universities in Kuwait and across the world. We invite students at Kuwait University to take advantage of this-state-of-the-art technology, which is now available on their very own campus.”
The PIPESIM software is a Schlumberger developed technology that enables operators to optimize the oil and gas production. The software is currently applied in Kuwait oil fields to model the flow of oil during the production process from the wellhead to the manifold and is also used by international companies operating on major oil and gas producing fields around the world.
The software is a steady-state, multiphase flow simulator used for the design and diagnostic analysis of production systems like wells, flowlines and pipelines. PIPESIM software tools model multiphase flow from the reservoir to the wellhead and analyzes flowline and surface facility performance to generate comprehensive production system analysis. PIPESIM optimizes production and injection operations with advanced modeling algorithms for nodal analysis, PVT analysis, gas lift and erosion/corrosion modeling.
This is the second donation of its kind made by Schlumberger Kuwait to the College of Petroleum Engineering. Last year, Schlumberger Kuwait provided students with access to the ‘Eclipse’ technology, a software offering complete and robust set of numerical solutions for fast and accurate prediction of dynamic behavior, for all types of oil and gas reservoirs and of any degrees of complexity in structure, geology, fluids, and development schemes.
Schlumberger Kuwait commenced operation in 1939 and is a supporter of education programs. In 2009, Schlumberger offered international internships to the top two winners of the Kuwait Science Fair, the largest science competition in Kuwait. Last September, it also inaugurated the first online computer lab in Kuwait at The English Academy, connecting the school’s students to over 282,000 students from 42 countries and 66,000 Schlumberger employees from 140 different nationalities, essentially creating a forum of learning, discussion, and knowledge transfer.