FEESA Maximus™ Thermal Hydraulic Integrated Production Modelling Software

Maximus can be used like any other steady state pipeline network simulator and has been designed to be easy for users familiar with such tools to pick up and use it for nodal analysis, network sensitivity studies and single “snapshot” studies of design cases of interest to the user.  It has numerous advantages over other steady state simulators that make it easier and faster to get to the bottom of a problem, even when being used in the traditional steady state pipeline network simulator way.  However, the main advantage to Maximus is its built-in Integrated Production Modelling (IPM) capability (the Life of Field Option).  This means engineers can carry out sophisticated IPM studies without having to link it to other reservoir, well and topsides simulators via another over reaching “integration” software.

Maximus can model all these systems in one interface, making the models easier to build, interrogate, understand and explain to others compared to IPM models that are scattered amongst several pieces of software from various vendors.

Having the functionality of Petroleum Engineering software but the detail of a Process / Flow Assurance Engineering code makes Maximus the ideal tool for bridging the gaps between subsurface and surface, integrating engineering disciplines and reducing interface design margins for a faster, more robust and more cost effective design.

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State-of-the-Art Integrated Production Modelling Software

Our proprietary Maximus Integrated Production Modelling (IPM) software was developed in-house and first released in March 2007. It is a facilities focused, Life of Field network simulator that enables modelling from reservoir to processing facility, sustantially improving workflows and optimising designs for operational efficiency and cost effectiveness throughout the duration of the asset.

Maximus allows users to understand the interaction between components (e.g subsurface, wells, subsea and topside facilities) and changes over time whilst incorporating stady state design cases.

Traditional integrated production modelling tools are a trade off between accuracy of the model and speed of the simulation. As a result, either the breadth of the study or the accuracy of the results (or both) are compromised in order to complete a conceptual study in a reasonable time.

Maximus software incorporates novel numerical techniques enabling orders of magnitude speed improvemnts and substantially higher degrees of accuracy permitting greater confidence in any chosen concept.

Based on rigorous steady state thermal dynamics, Maximus is designed for end user Process and Flow Assurance engineers to provide a fit for purpose, fast and very stable simulator capable of running compositional or black oil simulations.