Acona is delighted to invite you to the first session in a series of breakfast meetings. The intention is to create a place where field development professionals can come together to learn, exchange views and meet with people from other parts of the business working with field developments.
The topic for the first meeting is “Success criteria in early phase field development". Improvements introduced in the early stages of a project have a higher value than introduced at a later stage. Likewise; mistakes done early in a project could have a high negative impact later with e.g. cost overruns and delays in execution. We have had a few examples of this recently.
There are many aspects to consider in bringing a business opportunity from the feasibility stage, via concept selection into Feed and the development stage. Project engineers are often far too quick to conclude what is the only right solution, and forget the total picture. This can have serious consequences. In Acona we believe that if we through all decision gates keep the whole process in mind, mistakes may be avoided. When you at an early stage identify the critical issues for the project and start the plan for how to solve each issue you have come a long way.
The findings from the PSA study on recent field developments form the backdrop for our first breakfast meeting. In the report it is easy to find examples of what not to do to avoid problems, but also what to do if the project turns out in a different way than we expected.
The full report can be downloaded from PSA’s website in Norwegian
(original) and English
0800 Breakfast is served
0835 Main findings from studying Goliat, Aasta Hansten and Ivar Aasen
0910 Q&A and discussions
0930 End of breakfast meeting