Ansys, FMC announce pact

Posted May 1, 2012

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Ansys Inc. and FMC Technologies have executed a long-term strategic agreement for simulation software that can standardize design analysis and provide scalability for growth.

According to a news release from Southpointe-based Ansys, the energy industry is under pressure to increase efficiency, maximize recovery and decrease environmental impact. Furthermore, production equipment such as subsea trees, manifolds and wellheads must operate reliably under extreme conditions throughout increasingly longer lifetimes. The company said in addressing these concerns, its software solutions provide multiphysics depth and breadth, accuracy and high fidelity to deliver innovate products and processes.

"As oil and gas operations move to deeper water and more remote sites, the known engineering challenges become far more complex and require innovative new engineering solutions," said Ahmad Haidari, global director for energy and process industry for Ansys. "Through this agreement, Ansys and FMC can work together to address current and future industry issues."

FMC is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. It designs and manufactures and services technologically sophisticated systems and products such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry.