Conceptual Engineering

Conceptual infrastructure engineering is a critical component of conceptual field engineering. It includes development of technological solutions for field facilities construction and subsequent feasibility study based on the selected development concept. This process takes into account the influence of processes in the formation, wells and surface infrastructure.

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Conceptual designs are drafted at STC by multidisciplinary teams that include experts in geology and reservoir management, drilling, production technologies, facilities construction, and cost/economic analysis. These teams look for interfacing key solutions (define production profile, number of wells and pads, infrastructure performance, etc.). This creates a synergetic effect of teamwork done by experts in different areas, and unique competencies of team members help see the project in a big picture and understand the links among its parameters.

STC engages in conceptual engineering and re-engineering at Gazprom Neft’s existing assets that have been in operation for many decades. Re-engineering is a search and introduction of optimal technological solutions to increase efficiency of existing field infrastructure.

Alongside with engineering activities, STC specialists build and expand the procedural framework that helps streamline their work and guarantee decision-making efficiency. The Center also provides opportunities for professional development of its employees in the field of conceptual engineering.

Seeking to improve the quality of conceptual engineering, STC is developing its proprietary IT solution — a tool that will help look for the best solutions in field development and facilities construction with account for related aspects of formation, wells, surface infrastructure, cost engineering and economics.