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.
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.
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 .