United States Brand: SIMULIA
Industry: Energy, Process & Utilities

Headquartered in Houston, with offices in the United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom, DeepFlex, Inc. designs, manufactures and installs premium composite flexible pipe used in the subsea oil and gas production environment. Established in 2004, DeepFlex works in the world’s major offshore producing regions to meet the needs of oil and gas companies of all sizes.

About MMI Engineering, Inc.

MMI provides engineering consulting services to global clients in the oil and gas, energy, utilities, security, government, industrial and commercial markets. MMI uses state-of-the-art engineering, science and technology in combination with practical design, construction and project management experience to meet their client’s unique needs.

The Challenge

Design and produce a new all-composite type of pipe that can withstand the greater external hydrostatic pressure, higher internal wellhead pressures and temperature extremes that accompany deep water work.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Abaqus FEA from SIMULIA provided DeepFlex with insight into the performance of each layer of composite pipe to optimize configuration.


Realistic simulation provides DeepFlex with the needed understanding of how the various components in the pipe behave under loading which enables further customization of the high-performance composite materials that make their pipe so uniquely suited to deepwater operations.