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  • Investigation into the insertion failure of a dual ESP system in a North Sea well.
  • CFD and impact analysis of a tool aimed at safe testing of BOP's.
  • Dynamic characterization of the complete bottom hole assembly on a steerable drilling system in order to understand field behaviour and failures.
  • Analysis of a partial gun burst failure experienced during completion operations in an off-shore well in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Evaluation of the dynamic response of long and slender screen stacks on offshore rigs subject to handling loads in the presence of wind, rain and deck heave.
  • Multi-physics simulation of solid carrier concepts for well perforation tools utilizing shaped charges to penetrate oil-bearing formations.
  • Development of a dynamic fracture model for application in the post processing of gun string simulation results to assess the likelihood of high-speed dynamic fracture due to explosive loads.
  • Development of a 3-dimensional approach to modelling and simulation of the well bore fluid and gun string structural dynamic response to detonation of shaped charges during well completion.
  • Mechanical design support in the development of a shock sensing, data logging tool to provide calibration data in support of well dynamics simulation models.
  • Design audit of an acoustic telemetry tool for transmission of data along a moving pipe in an oil well.
  • Design audit and guidance in the development of a through tubing bridge plug.
  • Failure risk assessment for a pressure activated firing head.
  • Gun parting failure analysis of a well completion string due to dynamic loads generated by the detonation of multiple shaped charges.
  • Analysis of the off-depth detonation of a pressure activated firing head causing extensive damage and rework to the well.
  • Failure investigation and redesign of an automatic latching and release mechanism for assembly of long gun strings.
  • Audit and redesign of a drop bar activated firing head after inconsistent and unreliable behaviour was experienced in the field.
  • Structural design and analysis of a mechanical density-measuring device used in deep well drilling.
  • Evaluation of the flow characteristics and performance of a client’s down-hole recirculation tool.
  • Analysis and stress classification of critical areas a reactor vessel.
  • Analysis and stress classification of a hopper vessel and its support structure.
  • Analysis and stress classification of the lifting trunnions and tray beam support bracket of a methanol wash tower.
  • Heat transfer and stress analysis of a catalyst reduction reactor incorporating a modified sparger structure.
  • Investigation of vibration and stress levels a coal conveyor transfer tower structure.
  • Transient heat transfer and stress analysis of a catalyst reduction reactor.
  • Dynamic analysis of a catalyst reduction reactor.
  • Analysis and stress classification assessment of a catalyst hopper.