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The initiation phase affords the best opportunity to influence final project cost. We develop technically sound concepts and high grade options to keep resources focused on the value propositions without stifling creativity. The importance of producing quality key documents such as Field Development Plan and Basis of Design early in the project life cycle cannot be overstated as they determine the likelihood of success for a project.
In addition, Pellcon can perform process engineering design activities to help guide a client in the very easily study phase. Refer to our Process Engineering capabilities here. Typical process design activities where we can add value in the initiation phase include:
Check out the Gas Processing Plant Project located in Egypt which utilized membrane technology for acid gas removal. A detailed analysis of the wellstream composition was undertaken not only preliminary sizing of new processing plant required, but also to achieve the two objectives of minimizing the quantity of hydrocarbon condensate handled by 3rd party processors to minimize the value of product metering disputes, and to maximize operator production and processing operational flexibility.
We also specialize in maximizing value from existing production and processing facilities:
The hydrocarbon industry trend is for design of complex equipment to be performed by the equipment vendor, not the primary engineering contractor. Consequently, the technology knowledge for key equipment most often resides with the equipment vendor rather than the engineering contractor, and is often proprietary. Pellcon, as client representative, will establish communication with equipment vendors, to ensure proprietary equipment designs integrate with the balance of plant, and comply with performance requirements. Pellcon can assist clients in the selection and design of technically complex equipment by: