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Front End Loading

  • Set the right project course. Pellcon can assist with developing  quality key documents such as Field Development Plan  and facilites Basis of Design 
  • We bring both operating company and engineering contractor experience to a project, and are able to work closely with clients to define and shape an opportunity, identifying and systematically screening technical options to best meet the development objective
  • We understand that planning in the initiation phase is iterative, involving input from all stakeholders, including subsurface, facilities and commercial


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:


Wellstream Compositional Assessments 

  • Ascertain product stream quality, quantity and value
  • Identify contaminants for removal and define effluents and emissions  
  • Identify primary processing requirements


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.


Brownfield Opportunities

We also specialize in maximizing value from existing production and processing facilities:


Debottlenecking Studies

  • Identify specific opportunities to cost effectively and safely increase plant nameplate capacity


Efficiency Studies

  • Benchmark operating costs for existing production and processing facilities against industry average
  • Identify opportunities to reduce costs, returning more value to the client


Technology Licensor Interfacing

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:

  • Interfacing with licensed technology vendors to ensure the design needs, and long term operational needs of a proprietary equipment item is well understood and matched to the project requirements. 
  • Conducting market surveys to ensure a wide enough net is cast in sourcing vendors for consideration
  • Defining technical requirements for equipment packages
  • Evaluation of technology vendor proposals
  • Assisting the Primary Engineering Contractor with integrating vendor designs in to the project compliant with client needs


Preparation for Concept Phase

  • Prequalification of Primary Engineering  Contractors
  • Primary Engineering Contractor proposal evaluation and assistance with negotiations
  • Formulate technical scope for the contract for engagement of engineering services


Typical Initiation Phase Deliverables

  • BFDs, PFDs, UFDs
  • Process Design Report(s)
  • Equipment List
  • Equipment Load Sheets
  • Heat and Material Balances
  • Process Selection Report
  • Utilities Summary
  • Cost Estimate

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