KBC Consultancy and Simulation Services for the Oil and Gas Industry
KBC is a leading consultancy and software provider to the global hydrocarbon production and processing industry.
With more than 30 years of experience, KBC combines industry leading technology with experienced engineers and operations personnel using robust methodologies to create personalised, sustainable solutions for its clients.
Through a number of developments and acquisitions, KBC own the core thermodynamics used in most Upstream applications today (Infochem Multiflash™); a class-leading thermal-hydraulic life of field model (Maximus™); and a class-leading design Process simulation (KBC Petro-SIM™) that uniquely represents the upstream and mid-stream marketplace requirements whilst still being the simulator platform of choice in downstream HPI markets.
KBC Consulting capability extends from energy economics practice forecasting industry price and volumes trends, providing financial and investment communities with guidance and due diligence; organisational practice providing organisational transformation and change programmes, energy improving design and operating efficiency, reliability, safety and maintenance for overall asset health, and process consulting driving optimisation of designs and operations for maximum margin.
World-class technology and consulting services for designing, operating and managing hydrocarbon production and processing facilities – everything you need to take your business to the next level.
KBC is the only technology provider to supply all three key production network design tools under one company, for truly integrated production modelling (IPM).
- Multiflash is the market-leading PVT tool for modelling and solving the phase behaviour of complex mixtures and pure substances. Multiflash 6 includes major enhancements in the calculation methods, a fully renovated, exciting and friendly user interface, a complete set of advanced fluid modelling functionalities and regression of PVT experiments
- Maximus is the most powerful thermal hydraulic flow assurance and production network modelling and optimisation tool available with a unique ability to handle mass, energy and momentum. With its built-in IPM capability; the Life of Field Option enables Maximus to provide the functionality of a petroleum engineering software with the detail of a process engineering tool
- Petro-SIM is the most comprehensive process modelling and simulation tool, ideal for topsides, separation and processing facilities engineering design, evaluation and optimisation. Process engineers can leverage its unique features, including cumulatives, workflows and fluids
- SIM Reactor Suite: now brings data validation and model validation to a new level by integrating KBC’s knowledge and experience of industry best practices into the reactor suite to help users understand their data by demonstrating unique relationships and highlighting potential problem areas with the input data. This latest release balances key improvements to the core kinetic reactor technology and an enhanced user experience
- Energy-SIM leverages KBC’s proven ProSteam modelling platform to deliver customised steam, fuel and power utilities performance monitoring, forecasting and optimisation capabilities for industrial process facilities across all industry sectors
Our advanced technologies create the superior platform to enable management of the complex, multi-dimensional, multi-configuration, multi-period challenges faced by the oil and gas industry and add identifiable value to your organisation’s bottom line.
All our software can be purchased and used independently, or as part of a fully Integrated Upstream Solution Package.
Our consulting solutions
KBC’s upstream services and technologies are based on our Life of Field philosophy, this is our proven process and methodology for evaluating and operating production network systems to deliver efficiently and effectively as the reservoir changes and the field development plan evolves over the asset lifecycle.
KBC consultants use a range of best-in-class software developed for the upstream and midstream industries: Maximus™ Integrated Production Modelling software, KBC Petro-SIM™ process simulation suite and Infochem Multiflash™ PVT Simulator for pre-conceptual design and field development planning “Rightsize” studies of reservoirs, wells and facilities, and “Produce the Limit” production optimization of pipeline and facilities networks.
Our consultants think and work from the operator’s perspective, we have skilled production and process engineers that also have operating experience and a track record of value generation in Field Development planning, producing the limit and workforce capability.
KBC also helps sustain operational excellence through our experienced workforce capability solutions. Our Upstream services are focused on new and existing assets; including, but not limited to large and complex production networks, deepwater subsea, pipeline and topsides systems, onshore oil & gas gathering, separation and processing systems, and LNG / GTL plants.
KBC generates value and reduces risk by empowering our clients with oil and gas consulting advice using our proprietary methodologies together with innovative process simulation technology to deliver enduring excellence in safety, reliability, environmental and financial performance. In these times of economic uncertainty, increasing costs and regulatory pressures, our goal is to help guide our clients’ key strategic asset management decisions.
Products and Services
Energy-SIM – Energy System Modelling, Optimisation & Performance Monitoring
Energy-SIM offers a robust, real-time, online energy cost optimisation, online performance monitoring and advanced scenario and forecasting capabilities.
Maximus – Integrated Production Modelling Software
Maximus is a state-of-the-art thermal hydraulic integrated production modelling software for the hydrocarbon industry, providing network simulations from reservoir to processing facilities.
Multiflash – PVT Modelling and Flow Assurance Software
Multiflash is a powerful and comprehensive PVT and physical properties package that enables modelling the phase behaviour of complex mixtures for applications in oil and gas transport and processing, flow assurance and throughout the entire oil and gas value chain.
Petro-SIM Refining with SIM Reactor Suite
Petro-SIM – Advanced Purpose-Built Process Simulation for Upstream & Midstream
Petro-SIM™ is the industry leading process simulation platform for driving excellence in facility performance and organisational productivity in hydrocarbon industries. At the core of Petro-SIM's technology, rigorous simulation models generate trusted results in an intelligent, user-friendly environment for upstream, midstream, or downstream refinery or petrochemical processes.
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Yokogawa Electric Corporation's subsidiary KBC Advanced Technologies is pleased to announce the launch of its new KBC Co-Pilot Program™.Read more
We are delighted to announce that the acquisition of KBC Advanced Technologies (KBC) by Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Yokogawa) completed on 7 April 2016. Completion of the acquisition of KBC by Yokogawa follows an earlier unsuccessful offer by Aspen Technology (AspenTech) to acquire KBC.Read more
KBC Advanced Technologies (KBC) and Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS are pleased to announce that they have entered into a non-exclusive cooperation agreement to develop stronger simulation software integration and more effective engineering and operations workflows for the oil and gas marketplace.Read more
KBC and Advisian enter into a new strategic relationship to create greater value in the hydrocarbons sector accelerated by the award to KBC of a $4.36m software contract.Read more
KBC Advanced Technologies (KBC), a leading consultancy and software provider to the upstream, midstream, downstream and petrochemical hydrocarbon industries is pleased to announce the launch of new versions of its engineering software suite consisting of Petro-SIM™, SIM Reactor Suite™, Energy-SIM™, FEESA Maximus™ and Multiflash™.Read more
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