Field Development Planning

Field Development Planning

OPC offers a fully integrated reservoir to market field development planning service including integration of net-zero analysis and planning..

OPC performs integrated reservoir studies that include the evaluation of geophysical, geological, petrophysical data for the construction of static models for dynamic simulation and finally the design of the optimized field development plan. OPC create a robust way of developing, producing and maintaining hydrocarbon resource up to and including surface design. In designing each plan, careful economic planning and feasibility studies are undertaken to put in place where utilization of resources is optimized and in line with budget constraints.

Our field development planning services are enhanced significantly by a strategic alliance with INTECSEA, part of WorleyParsons Group, specialising in subsea facilities, pipeline and topside engineering expertise, allowing us to be able to offer a fully integrated reservoir to market field development planning service.

The concept begins at an integrated subsurface reservoir study that includes the evaluation of geophysical, geological and petrophysical data for the construction of static models for dynamic simulation before maturing into the optimisation of the field development plan where the project moves towards a pre-FEED concept selection stage. We then incorporate the subsurface data and understanding and integrate this with INTECSEA expertise to create a robust way of developing, producing and maintaining hydrocarbon resource up to and through to the market.

The purpose of this integrated approach to full field development planning is to improve concept selection at the pre-FEED stage by the sharing of data, knowledge and respective expertise. It allows us to incorporate all reservoir uncertainties to bring into consideration the full range of development options.

Field Development Planning includes Carbon Capture and Storage integration, opportunities to explore re-use and re-purposing of assets/infrastructure and managing greenhouse gas reduction

Some recent field development planning

Geothermal Modelling – Doublet System
OPC performed modelling of a geothermal open-loop doublet system (injector and producer). The objective was to perform NODAL analysis using a range of sensitivities to develop scenarios and outline recommendations...
Prospect Screening
OPC’s independent assessment of the commerciality and chance of success of the prospect helped the client to decide on whether the prospect is a farm-in opportunity they should pursue. OPC’s...
Mature Asset Ownership Transition
OPC technical staff from multiple disciplines assisted an NOC to successfully transition the running of a mature offshore oilfield from the previous Operator.
Extensive reservoir study
OPC conducted an extensive reservoir study of a large field in West Africa in order to define and assess the remaining production opportunities in the field.
OPC was retained by a leading international bank to provide technical expertise into the annual re-determination of loan facilities for the bank’s clients who have multiple assets across Egypt and...
Independent Engineers’ Report
A multi-disciplinary team at OPC London office conducted a fast tracked independent review of a new discovery in UKCS to support the asset owner to generate investment interest. 
Producing oilfields re-development study
OPC deployed a multidisciplinary team of 11 people (with subsurface, facilities, drilling and economics expertise) to undertake an extensive 5-month re-development study for a group of oilfields in the Middle...
Reserves and production forecast audit
OPC performed a reserves review and production forecast audit for a Global Bank based in the Middle East for two separate oil and gas companies with assets in Egypt and Oman. 
PTA and PVT review to determine gas caps
OPC undertook a review of existing PTA (Pressure Transient Analysis) data and existing laboratory PVT analyses from several wells in an offshore field in West Africa.
Oilfield simulation study
A simulation study was carried out by OPC to maximise the value of a large producing oil field in Central Africa. 
CPR and technical due diligence reports
OPC reviewed the resources in two blocks in Africa and provided a Competent Persons Report (CPR) letter summarising the findings of its Due Diligence Reports and Reserves Audit. 
Technical due diligence & economic modelling
OPC was retained by an International Bank to perform a technical and operational audit of Middle East operator and develop an economic model based on the Petroleum Agreement that could...
Competent Persons Report
OPC generated a Competent Persons Report (CPR) for a block, onshore South America. The report formed part of documentation published to the stock market and assisted the asset owner to...
Technical due diligence & asset evaluation
OPC provided technical due diligence and evaluation of a potential asset purchase in the UKCS, including a review of a reservoir model, production data and development scenarios
Reserves and Development Plan Review
OPC performed a review of the reserves and development plan for a Gas Field, offshore Africa. The workscope included a reviewing of multiple static and dynamic models, petroleum economics and...
Modelling and simulation review
OPC has successfully completed a full static and dynamic modelling and simulation review in order to assess the feasibility of the operator’s appraisal and development plan.  
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