Front-end Development

Kvaerner’s front-end development services enable customers to develop and realise the most attractive field development solution.

Kvaerner’s feasibility and concept studies are based on practical experience combined with in-depth knowledge of available technologies. Our experience stretches from floaters to fixed platforms, from onshore to offshore.

The feasibility and concept stages are key to develop and select the most attractive solution for the particular business case. In the pursuit of this – technical, executional, operational, safety and financial perspectives are investigated.

Our expert teams offer the following categories of studies:

Opportunity appraisal: we perform a high level evaluation of a prospect based on limited information.

Feasibility studies: we establish and document whether a field is technically feasible to develop, and has an economic potential that justifies further development work

Concept selection: we perform the conceptual engineering to confirm the technical feasibility of the concepts. We evaluate and define the optimal solution and confirm that the concept(s) meet the commercial targets. We recommend and select the best field development option(s).

Concept definition: we further detail the selected concept and add more precise technical descriptions in order for the customer to perform a final investment decision.

Verification studies: In addition to studies, we also perform independent and objective verifications of concepts, projects and technologies developed by oil companies, suppliers and institutions. In these studies we typically address technical maturity, constructability and execution methods by utilising our yard competence, and compare cost and weight estimates against Kvaerner’s as-built data.

Execution strategy studies: Kvaerner’s long and broad experience in execution and realising complex projects enables us to develop project execution strategies to ensure efficient, safe and on time deliveries.

Research and development: we have a long track record of research and joint industry projects bringing forward new technology and cost effective solutions to the oil and gas industry. Read more about our research and development within concrete.

Above are images from some past and present Front End Development projects.

Front-end reference list

Kvaerner has conducted several hundred different types of front-end studies in the past decades. Here you can see a selection of the studies we have undertaken on behalf of clients around the world.

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