In the initial stages of a project, our engineers perform scope of work development, feasibility studies and FEED studies to uncover design issues and provide possible solutions along with the potential economic impacts. For example, after the initial geology work has been done, a FEED study identifies water management strategies and gas delivery points and provides a high level facility design basis, identification of gas transportation barriers, and gas processing/treating options. Next, a detailed design process is conducted where P&IDs are developed and equipment is sized and selected. Pipe designers then develop piping isometrics, material take-offs, and detailed design documents and construction maps.
At this point, contracts are negotiated and economic evaluations are provided. Finally, a cost estimate is prepared and NBU assists the client in preparing an Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) for drilling and construction. Additionally, in existing oil and gas fields our engineers can assist by debottlenecking gathering systems for both water and gas.
WGPSN provides a broad range of design services during the beginning stages of land development. Our engineers have proven experience with leading and supporting oil and gas development in the areas of civil design, survey, mapping, and applying for regulatory approvals.
The facilities and infrastructure that support unconventional gas production and transportation are a critical component to assuring production volumes are met, and the gas is transported downstream efficiently. Our team has a wealth of experience in the design of production facilities and infrastructure, including the following:
- Well Location Design
- Roads, Culverts and Drainage
- Pump Sizing and Design
- Hydraulic Infrastructure Sizing and Location Design
- Interstate/State/Local Highway Bore Design
- Material Specification and Control
- Electrical Distribution Layout and Design
- SCADA and Communications System Design