July 2014


KBC Advanced Technologies plc (“KBC” or “the Group”) is pleased to announce that it has purchased FEESA Ltd (“FEESA”), a leading UK-based provider of specialised software and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, for an enterprise value of £10 million plus one million KBC shares, totalling £11.2 million. The acquisition of FEESA marks the next step in KBC’s growth strategy to expand into the upstream oil and gas industry. Read More…

June 2014

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Martin Watson presented a paper on the use of Maximus for modelling subsea processing systems at the BHR Multiphase conference in Banff, Canada. The paper argues that forecasting such systems using a compositional, thermal hydraulic life of field simulators (like Maximus) allows engineers to properly assess the production benefits and technical problems of a wide variety of subsea processing technologies. The full paper can be found at www.feesa.net/papers.

March 2014


Dr Martin Watson, FEESA Managing Director has joined the  Industrial & Academic Advisory Steering Committee (IAASC) for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in “Fluid Dynamics across Scales”.  The CDT will train 70 PhD students over the next eight years and aims to provide a world‐leading post‐graduate education in Fluid Mechanics that breaks down traditional barriers between different disciplines.The role of the IAASC is to provide independent perspectives from both an industrial and academic viewpoint on the strategic direction of the CDT’s programme, and to help ensure that our research and training programme evolves and responds rapidly to opportunities that will be available to the graduates of our Centre.

February 2014

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10th February 2014 – Maximus version 4.14 has been released!

Maximus customers can check out all the release notes and download the software upgrade direct from their Customer Login area.

January 2014


Martin Watson and Justin Alexander are giving Workshops on Life of Field Flow Assurance modelling of production and CO2 injection systems at the PSE24 Production Technology and Chemistry course at Cranfield University.

December 2013


A FEESA team, consisting of Dr. Martin Watson, Dr. Mohammad Gilani and Dr. Adrian Johnson, performed expert witness work on behalf of BP in the Deepwater Horizon litigation. The work, in which Maximus was used, culminated in Dr. Johnson testifying at the Phase 2 trial in October. Trial documents are publically available at http://www.mdl2179trialdocs.com/