How Development Concept is Generated in Capital Projects
Updated: Feb 14, 2021
A range of development concepts or options are generated by concept engineers to cover a range of development decisions in capital projects .
Evaluation of development options is an integrated team effort that start early during appraisal. Example; There are several development decisions (EX; selecting a Host, EOR & IOR, Well Type etc., there are several development options are available (FPSO, Semi-sub, TLP, SPAR, SST etc.) to choose from.
Early Involvement of Concept Engineers
Agree on development decisions and options
Early concept Identification in Assess phase
Thread few, key development concepts
Example (Development Concept) : One of the identified development concept (Concept-A: blue arrows in figure) that is threaded is; A semi-sub development, using TLP host, with water-injection facilities, using cluster wells, that are dry-tree type, with large spacing, requiring ESP as artificial lift (AI), with subsea development using 3-slot manifold, flexible riser systems, exporting from the host.