Perhaps now more so than ever, oilfield facilities planning requires multi-faceted insights into a complex array of factors:
- Highly variable production forecasts stemming from commodity pricing uncertainty and often transitory supply/demand relationships
- Aggregation of brownfield and greenfield operations, and potential legacy HSEQ liabilities
- Minimization of freshwater use
- Short term and long term regulatory uncertainty
- Evolving drilling and completion methods
- Evolving operating envelopes for oilfield chemistries
- New technologies
- Mitigation of “new” risk factors (UIC formation health, induced and anomalous seismic activity, endangered species, emissions, etc.)
- Minimization of hauling and other environmental impacts
- CAPEX and OPEX constraints
Current generation facility designs, and upgrades, are increasingly integrating multiple production streams and waste streams, and may include both solid and liquid waste. Well-thought, multi-modal transport hubs and wash-out stations are playing an increasing role in reducing emissions and environmental impacts, and minimizing truck traffic and congestion with increasing use of temporary and permanent pipelines.
EnergyMaker’s Advisory Group Integrates each of these factors into our facilities planning and construction services. The spectrum of services we provide include: needs assessment, production forecasting, planning, upgrading versus greenfield construction, permitting, siting, remediation and decontamination, design, construction, commissioning, operations manning, storage, logistics, compliance scoping and workflow, laboratory management and analysis, regulatory management, forensics litigation, emergency response and closure.