Offshore Gathering System
Take Pipeline Gathering System planning offshore, determining potential locations of networks based on the area, existing infrastructure, and high-traffic channels.
When constructing a pipeline network, take into account the state of the field being developed. Are there existing pipelines to be tied into? Is this a greenfield scenario? These answers may determine the best routes.
Integrated Geomancy can include as many supplemental datasets and constraints as your team wishes to include. Enhance your model and optimization results by exploring which variables are most often used.
Customization is key in determining the most optimal pipeline network the area. This includes implementing practices that allow you to place assets so that they avoid other features, like shipping channels offshore.
The approach taken when deriving the Pipeline Gathering System network will differ depending on the area - or the future outlook of the area - in play. Take into account variables like existing infrastructure to properly tie together the system.
No existing pipelines in the area? No problem. Build your pipeline network entirely based on connecting Well Pad Sites together. This method is ideal for greenfield scenarios or areas where general infrastructure is unknown.
Take advantage of existing infrastructure and resources, constructing a pipeline network that connects Well Pad Sites to existing pipelines. This method helps to tie new sites into an established network with ease.
As the best of both worlds, there is huge value in allowing development to optimize the Pipeline Gathering System by both connecting Well Pad Sites to one another and to existing pipeline infrastructure. This option is designed to produce the most optimal layout.
To help generate Pipeline Gathering Systems in an Offshore environment as realistic as possible, we encourage you to include as many and as varied input spatial datasets within the Integrated Geomancy model as you have available. This input is used to generate surface models off of which optimization will be based.
In order for the Integrated Geomancy application to effectively optimize the locations of Offshore assets, a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) must be provided. This data, alongside any supplemental data and constraints, allows the toolkit to determine the best placements for assets like the Pipeline Gathering System.
When the Pipeline Gathering System is calculated, a surface model is provided to aide your team should alternative routing need to occur. This raster dataset shows those locations where the network is the most and least optimized for the area.
Produced by the Integrated Geomancy toolkit, this surface serves as input for nearly every Analysis tool. It also acts as a helpful reference for where construction can and cannot occur based on the data included in the model. For example, this surface shows those shipping channels and environmentally protected zones within the study area.
Generated by the application alongside the Constructability Surface, this solution offers a reference for those input datasets - such as Environmental, Geotechnical, and Landform variables - that have the most impact on the overall constructability of the area in which your team is working.
The Integrated Geomancy application offers a multitude of ways for your team to customize your approach to the Pipeline Gathering System route being identified. One of the most valuable ways in which this is accomplished is through the option to avoid specific features - like shipping channels offshore or railways onshore - with the goal of routing the network around these assets for good measure.
An example of this accomplished offshore is shown below. To ensure the Pipeline Gathering System never crosses the shipping channel in the area, Integrated Geomancy's robust decision engine routes the network so that it avoids the heavily traveled portions of this transportation route .