Kongsberg simulates KOC’s 3,200km pipe network

Numerical modeling of Kuwait Oil Co’s transmission network supports ongoing risk assessment project.

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract for the modeling and simulation of all of Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) pipeline network. Kongsberg’s Process Simulation Unit was engaged by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Kuwait as a component of an ongoing risk assessment of KOC’s infrastructure.


Kongsberg will assess pipeline behavior using Kongsberg’s D-SPICE simulator. Modeling will include oil, gas, condensate and multiphase pipelines and cover design review, optimization and transient analysis. The contract includes several D-Spice for use by KOC engineers.

3,200 km

KOC’s pipelines range from 3 to 52” diameter with an overall length exceeding 3,200 km and gathering centers to tank farms, refineries and export facilities. Risk assessment will be performed by DNV’s Kuwait-based HSE consultants.

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