Life Of Field Planning

Life-of-field development planning

Complex development study maximises value over remaining life of field

Field Development Planning

Future-proofing assets


North Africa


Production stations


Major equipment items


KM of transmission pipelines


Supporting future goals 

We delivered life of asset plans to improve, maintain and develop an international oil company’s hydrocarbon asset in North Africa. 

To future-proof our client’s assets for the next 30 years, we completed a complex field development study to support their goals of: 

  • Maintaining asset integrity and reliability 
  • Increasing production 
  • Minimising environmental discharges 
  • Maximising value over the remaining field life. 

Macro and micro-level study

Our conceptual engineering and field development engineers worked closely with our client’s reservoir team and operations personnel in a holistic, collaborative, and structured way.  

Together the team analysed each equipment item, station, and location to determine changes needed to realise their development objectives:  

  • Targeting an additional 420 million barrels of production from existing facilities 
  • 300 million barrels of production from new investments 
  • Analyse all flaring and dispersion for every asset in accordance with current and future production targets 
  • Address the treatment and disposal of produced water to eliminate land contamination. 

Adapting to new ways of working

We were prepared to undertake remote working before Covid-19 became a worldwide issue, so the transition from office to home working happened almost seamlessly.  

However, the fallout from Covid-19 had to be managed alongside a deteriorating situation on the ground where the field was located, with curfews lasting weeks in some cases.  

We minimized impacts to schedule by deploying dynamic execution strategies that mitigated execution risk in the continuously changing environment. 

We streamlined processes for the identification and evaluation of debottlenecking activities by using well established Petrofac methods of work. And we also incorporated useful visualisation tools such as limit diagrams to enhance understanding of potential bottlenecks in the system

A roadmap for capital and operational projects

Project identification tasks will make use of the building blocks approach which will be aligned with our client’s strategy for project development, incorporating risk assessment tools to help identify and rank projects to prioritise implementation. 

This key study will ultimately provide our client with a robust roadmap for the implementation of capital and operational projects to underpin its future field development plans.