Simulation and optimization

Integrated production modeling and flow assurance

Our latest digital technology provides more accurate production forecasts; optimizes designs faster; represents processing equipment better and has more powerful estimation of deposition of waxes. It will enable you to catch costly technical issues early in the project, avoid excessive design margins accumulating between engineering disciplines and optimize operating costs.

Provide engineers with unique insights for making decisions in design and operations

Integrating Maximus flow assurance and life of field simulation software into custom workflows helps remove silos and improve communications.

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Leading integrated production modeling (IPM) and flow assurance software

Our production network and flow assurance software is proven on a wide range of upstream oil and gas systems in the world.

Maximus provides steady state and life of field production and transport models capable of handling the world’s most complex networks. The combination of petroleum engineering software capabilities and the detail of flow assurance engineering tools, makes Maximus the ideal tool to maximize the entire asset’s potential against its actual physical constraints. Maximus enables improved profitability and more effective risk management. The integration of Multiflash rigorous thermodynamic capabilities and FloWax wax deposition model provide an indispensable tool for flow assurance and production engineering applications.

Both Maximus and FloWax integrate fully with Petro-SIM solutions for a full asset digital twin and integrated production and facilities model


Integrate into custom workflows to provide engineers with unique insights for making decisions in design and operations

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Wax deposition assessment with FloWax

An operating company based in the Asia-Pacific region appointed KBC to assess the risk of wax deposition within a long sub-sea oil pipeline.

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