Aker Solutions delivers complete field development solutions and undertakes all activities required to provide the facilities needed for oil and gas exploration, production and processing.
Our products and services range from feasibility studies and field planning, through concept screening and selection, concept definition and project execution strategy, to detail engineering, procurement and construction management assistance.
We also provide advisory studies, third party verification, technology development and license packages.
From FEED to EPma
We provide our services as a front-end engineering and design (FEED) provider and we have a strong track record from engineering and procurement (EP) deliveries and engineering, procurement and construction management assistance (EPcma) deliveries. Our focus is to support our customers in their field development process, to ensure the success of each project.
We develop optimal field development solutions through a combination of evaluation and screening of relevant products and technologies. Aker Solutions utilises a typical front-end gate process, a staged process where we – in co-operation with the customer – intelligently screen various solutions for different field development scenarios.
Holistic and multi-discipline view
With our in-house expertise on key technologies we are able to provide a holistic view to field development studies – technically as well as commercially. Aker Solutions provides a multi-discipline approach, including the adoption of novel technology. We convert Aker Solutions know-how into optimum field development concepts by extensive use of workshops and value engineering sessions, utilising expertise from our global network.
We are a product-independent consultant operating world-wide, helping our clients avoid the traps of “tunnel-vision”. Aker Solutions offers dedicated value improvement services on projects within our core business. We have developed tools and methods that allows for a structured analysis of the facility, quantifying the value of the identified improvement areas. More than thirty years of execution of large projects have convinced us of the value of front-end loading.
Solid experience base
Aker Solutions has designed and delivered a wide variety of oil and gas field development solutions. This provides the experience base for forefront methods in performance prediction, concept development and project execution. All Aker Solutions concepts are continuously being developed and optimised.
Through dialogue with petroleum and reservoir engineers, Aker Solutions masters the facility/subsurface interfaces. In ultradeep waters, the coupling to the riser system is integral with the platform. Aker Solutions has the understanding of the system challenges and the tools and experience to offer a complete range of solutions and services.
Early phase field development
Aker Solutions provides the client with the most suitable development solution in relation to a specific project development scenario. This solution can be applied to very early project phases, such as screening/feasibility analyses.
Aker Solutions’ innovative and experienced multi-skilled engineering team uses a comprehensive ”tool-box” comprising a large number of systems, solutions concepts and execution models to develop field solutions. With access to state of the art technology and the new generation of field development solutions Aker Solutions is committed to finding new ways, always linked to real customer needs and business priorities.
Project execution strategy
Aker Solutions supports the client in its plan for development, operation and decision gate process by developing the best possible business case and concept solution. A special engineering tool, the front-end Project Execution Model (PEM), has been developed in order to increase efficiency and to boost quality of this selection process.
The main features of PEM during front end project execution, include selecting the optimum concept solution; technical/economic optimisation of the selected
concept; best for purpose technology, price and delivery time; manageable execution risk for all parties; establish an agreed and firm design basis; functional requirements frozen and proven fulfilled; develop a sound and consistent basis for ITT and later project execution; access to Aker Solutions’ total knowledge and experience base; and utilise knowledge and experience receding in client’s personnel.
Third party verification
Aker Solutions has several advanced systems and methodologies in order to verify the selection of a specific development concept. This solution can be
applied to smaller projects involving upgrades of existing facilities or larger greenfield developments.
Third party verification can also be applied to facility evaluation and verifications related to operator/license share sales/hand-over.
Aker Solutions provides the client with technologies, solutions, system and skilled multidiscipline engineers to find the most suitable cost and benefits solutions for facility development.
Increasing brown-field markets, increasing tail-end production and increasing production handover to tail-end operators call for revised processing scenarios
and modification work. With Aker Solutions’ in-depth understanding of hydrocarbon processing systems and solutions from an innovative and experienced multi-skilled engineering team, challenges are solved fast. This positions Aker Solutions as a key provider of multiskill solutions and with execution capabilities.
Proven track record in harsh environments
Developing oil and gas reserves in arctic areas is amongst the most challenging of tasks for our engineers. It involves so much more than just environmentally friendly solutions and substructures that can resist drifting icebergs and pack ice. Robust technical detail in all aspects; systems that can operate for decades in extreme temperatures to safely produce, store and export hydrocarbons; exceptional wave, wind and tidal forces; safe working and living conditions for the crew – we find the best solutions for our clients.
Our proven track record of arctic developments comprises both onshore and offshore developments from Sakhalin (GBS) east of Russia, Hibernia (GBS) and
White Rose (FPSO) off Canada’s northeast coast, to Hammerfest LNG (onshore terminal) in northern Norway and Kashagan (elevated barge solution) in north Caspian shallow water.
Our harsh environment experience also includes hurricane and typhoon conditions in different areas around the world.
Cost-effective solutions for marginal fields
As the energy gap continues to grow, interest is increasing even in marginal oil and gas fields. We know that marginal field development is not just about technology, but also about providing solutions at a cost that is within the marginal economics of the development.
In ultra deepwater, this may require “game changers” in technology that will reduce the investment. Aker Solutions offers the solutions you require.
Competency in analysing complex projects
Aker Solutions has significant competence and experience in complex field development projects, including multiple bodies analyses, from subsea systems to surface production facilities and FPSOs and/or LNG terminal and tanker offloading. We can also cover temporary phases, such as mating and vessels side-by-side.