NORTH AMERICA'S FIRST FACILITIES ENGINEERING SUMMIT
With onshore, unconventional well count anticipated to reach over 20,000 by year's end, and shale oil and gas production set to peak in 2021 at 4.8 million b/d and 6,991 billion cubic feet respectively - the stage has been set for a prolific period of activity in onshore unconventional facilities engineering to effectively meet the demands of the expanding shale revolution.
While operators are trying to increase the rate at which facilities are coming online to accommodate expanding upstream development plans, they face a wave of new challenges in the context of tightening environmental regulations ; the need for the standardization of facilities to maximize repeatability without compromising the reliability and run time of production and gathering equipment; and justifying investment in modular design to optimize versatility of equipment for well site facilities.
NORTH AMERICA'S FIRST CONGRESS DEDICATED PURELY TO THE ONSHORE FACILITIES ENGINEERING DISCIPLINE
For the first time in history, over 350 Facilities VPs, Managers and Engineers from the likes of Hess Corporation, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Marathon Oil, Devon Energy, and other key E&P operators across the Permian, Eagle Ford, Bakken, and Marcellus, met at the very first Facilities Design Onshore Summit 2014.
This critically timed initiative allowed delegates and speakers to compare the most advanced design philosophies in a way that had never been done before, to identify means of more cost-effectively optimizing design and equipment selection while applying recent environmental regulations in onshore, unconventional oil, gas and liquid fields. The entire congress succeeded in its one mission: to share case studies and innovations to improve the lead-time, run time, reliability and economics of key well site facilities.