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Platform Realignment & Optimization Plus Project

Client | Chevron USA // Location | Gulf of Mexico

The PRO+ Program is an effort aimed at ensuring that surface facilities in the Gulf of Mexico are available to capture remaining economic reserves.

This will be accomplished through generation and analysis of radical, out of the box alternatives along with the utilization of Integrated Production Modeling (IPM) for comprehensive “reservoir-thru-facility” analysis.

Services Provided include Project Management, Alternatives Generation & Analysis, Integrated Production Modeling, Project Scheduling & Controls, Cost Estimating, Front-End Engineering & Design (FEED), Detailed Engineering (DE), and Procurement.

The PRO+ Program is an effort aimed at ensuring that surface facilities in the Gulf of Mexico are available to capture remaining economic reserves.  This will be accomplished through generation and analysis of radical, out of the box alternatives along with the utilization of Integrated Production Modeling (IPM) for comprehensive “reservoir-thru-facility” analysis.  Aging infrastructure, facility condition, and escalating OPEX are key issues, needing to be addressed.  This effort has utilized existing data and a screening approach to identify capital platform reconstruction projects that support Asset Development Plans.  Initial screening identified the Main Pass (MP) 299/144 Field as the first project.  The existing MP 299/144 Field configuration includes 11 platforms, four of which are major hubs (MP 144A, MP 299D, MP 298A, MP 300B), one oil sales pipeline, two gas sales pipelines, 20 infield flowlines, and nine subsea power cables. 

EDG assisted Chevron during preliminary screening of the fields in Phase 1 of the program and was then awarded the Phase 2-4 work for the MP 299/144 Field.  EDG assembled a multi-discipline team that included team members from Project Management, Facilities/Process/Electrical/Structural Engineering, Cost Estimating, Procurement, Document Control, and Project Controls to conduct IPM modeling (PROSPER and GAP software), develop and analyze alternatives, develop cost estimates and schedules, perform FEED and DE.

A summary of the work scope for the MP 299/144 PRO+ Project is as follows:

  • Topsides work on all 11 platforms
  • Underwater jacket repairs on MP 144A, MP 298A, MP 300B, and MP 299D
  • Oil sales pipeline installation from MP 144A to Shell’s Odyssey Pipeline
  • Subsea cable installation from MP 299BB to MP 299D

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