INNOVATION IN OIL AND GAS
Feasibility Study of El Lajjun Oil Shale Project
Hatch’s regional office in Calgary, Canada, was retained to conduct a feasibility
study and conceptual design for the El Lajjun Oil Shale Project in El Lajjun,
Jordan. Based on the 30 percent complete design, the project team rapidly
produced a cost estimate. Accurate material take-offs were automatically
generated from the models.
Hatch deployed Plant Wise, PlantSpace, Bentley Structural, and InRoads for
design and Bentley Navigator for design reviews. Plant Wise enabled the project
team to produce accurate M TOs and plot plans at a point in the design phase
when that level of detail is not typically required or expected.
KBR/EOS Oil & Gas Services Joint Venture
The North Rankin Redevelopment Project
The North Rankin Redevelopment Project will recover low-pressure gas from
the North Rankin and Perseus gas fields off Karratha, Western Australia.
The project involves installation of a second platform—North Rankin B
(NRB)—with gas compression facilities, low-pressure separators, utilities,
and accommodation. EOS Joint Venture has been contracted for the front-end
engineering and design, detailed design, and procurement management for the
NRB integrated deck float-over topsides and substructure.
To better coordinate information across the many parties and to improve
hand-over of information into operations, an information management strategy
was put in place that called for a single integrated information set throughout
the asset’s lifecycle. Project Wise Lifecycle Server’s data warehouse serves as
the central asset register for the whole NRB facility. The resulting benefits are
considerable, with the real-time information and other project tools being made
available on the project dashboard/portal, allowing enhanced decision making.