“Front End Thinking” – the Genesis approach to early phase field development


Lieu : Schlumberger - Le Palatin I - 1 Cour du Triangle – Paris La Défense

Organisateur : SPE France

Dans le cadre du partenariat entre la SPE France et EVOLEN, EVOLEN a le plaisir de vous inviter à la conférence organisée par la SPE France

Mardi 17 janvier 2017 à 16h30

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Le Palatin I - 1 Cour du Triangle - Paris La Défense
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Cette conférence sera présentée par Steve EASTON, GENESIS FRANCE

Abstract :
"Front End Thinking" is the approach used by Genesis instead of the better known industry mantra "Front End Loading". It reflects our philosophy that emphasis must be on the quality of the analysis and decisions taken at the early state and not the quantity of the man hours invested. The key to Front End Thinking is to focus on the important and avoid the tendency towards inappropriate levels of detail, particularly aspects which will not influence the feasibility of development, or the screening of options.

The presentation will provide an overview of the "Front End Thinking" methodology and describe how it is applied to early phase field development studies. It will describe the key steps to be undertaken, and how theuse of validated and benchmarked proprietary tools and process, such as the Genesis field developmentplanning tool ADEPT, can aid best investment decisions. The definition of a technically robust reference case is key to understanding the different project challenges, with the ability to provide clarity of information on the different outcomes knowing there will be multiple changes to input data with different levels of uncertainties. An appreciation of how costs evolve from the early phase estimates to actual installed costs will demonstrate the strengths of having robust benchmarked tools along with small flexible teams, who are specialised in this phase of engineering.

About the Speaker :
Steve Easton is currently the Country Manager for Genesis France, based in the Technip tower in La Defense. Before taking on his current role, he managed their flow assurance, process, RAM and materials teams, who focused on front end field development studies supporting oil & gas companies with their investment decisions and assisting Technip in its project execution. He has worked for Genesis in both their Paris and Aberdeen operations having the opportunity to work on both greenfield and brownfield projects.
Steve graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering. Steve started his career in Aberdeen with the Halliburton group, initially working as a process engineer in Brown and Root and then as a flow assurance engineer in Rockwater (now Subsea 7). He also worked in Acergy/Subsea 7 managing the flow assurance teams on large deepwater projects.
Steve's career has spanned all phases of field development from early feasibility studies through FEED, EPC, and onto operational and decommissioning phases; working on subsea, offshore and onshore projects. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and is part of the Technip Group College of Experts.

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