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
Development concepts together with geologic realization define a scenario that assessed for commercial viability (NPV > 0).
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.