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Symmetry process simulation software


Comprehensive Process Simulation Platform for the O&G Industry

The Symmetry process simulation software offers a unique opportunity to model your process workflows in one environment, integrating facilities, process units (Symmetry Process) with pipelines, networks (Symmetry Pipe) and flare, safety systems (Symmetry Flare) models, while ensuring consistent thermodynamics and fluid characterization across the full system. This approach enables companies to optimize processes in upstream, midstream and downstream sectors, maximizing profits and minimizing CAPEX.


Improve safety, profits, and performance by optimizing process workflows in one platform

The Symmetry process software platform offers a unique opportunity to model process workflows in a single integrated environment with accurate thermodynamic fluid representation and consistent modeling across all disciplines including process, production, and HSE. The simulator integrates steady-state and transient (dynamic) analyses that can be tailored for each domain. This approach enables companies to optimize processes in upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors while maximizing profits and minimizing capital expenditures. Offered as one of Schlumberger’s Transition Technologies, it can help reduce emissions, energy consumption, and waste.

Characterize fluid with a best-in-class approach

The Symmetry platform is powered by a best-in-class thermodynamic engine used for fluid representation, which is extensively validated against experimental data. The built-in database includes more than 20,000 chemicals, 80 thermodynamic property packages, and hundreds of unit operations, providing unparalleled model sophistication and precision.

The software uses a PIONA approach† to model hydrocarbons, enabling process engineers to accurately simulate blending, separation, and even reactive systems. This molecular approach can accurately model the formation of hydrates, wax, and asphaltene and can accurately simulate hydrocarbon mixtures coming from different fields. The behavior of hydrate inhibitors is also accurately represented

Identify and mitigate HSE and operational risks

Comprehensive identification of specific safety concerns, from fire scenarios to equipment failures and much more, is an essential element of all operations. To enabling the mitigation of HSE and operational risks, the Symmetry process simulation software provides a complete set of flare and relief system design tools that empowers users to verify the performance of entire safety systems.

The platform is flexible enough to suit any application, analyzing standalone components or complete system with various levels of detail, in steady state or dynamics.


Ensure asset reliability

Symmetry process simulation software enables full life cycle modeling from conception to operation, which provides better options to troubleshoot performance, create FEED and start up studies, and fully optimize your system. Symmetry process simulation software offers extensive options to provide openness such as COM, OPC connectivity, CAPE open, custom interfaces and more, to enable integration with different systems, helping you fully understand your asset.

Consistent characterization and fluid models throughout the full System

Symmetry process simulation software provides a new approach to traditional oil pseudo-component characterization techniques. Its PIONA-based fluid characterization uses chemical family structures to enable accurate physical property estimation in blending, separation, and even reactive systems to be more accurately simulated. Ensuring consistent thermodynamics and component tracking across the full system.


Experience the next generation

Symmetry process simulation software provides additional competitive advantage by leveraging the Delfi digital platform. This provides access to more than 20 years of deep science across the spectrum, and the ability to utilize advanced artificial intelligence techniques in many workflows supporting different applications.


2024 Symmetry new features

Symmetry 2024.2 release announcement

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