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Field development

Development appraisal, concept, strategy, planning and estimating: we successfully evaluate oil and gas projects by combining the formidable experience of our team with a rigorous process and system-driven approach. We have the technical and commercial know-how to help turn your development opportunity into the optimum development concept.

The productivity of your asset and success of your business is defined by the quality of appraise and select services.   Our comprehensive understanding of risks and challenges in early project phases, alongside our emphasis on our clients business drivers, ensures project uncertainty is minimised from the outset.

Costain can support you through all phases of your field development.  Our expert teams guarantee lean programme delivery focusing on creating efficiency and optimising schedule to fast track your projects.


Appraise an opportunity

We have the breadth and depth of experience to assess project feasibility and challenge convention when needed. Our incisive, independent analysis will not shy away from difficult conclusions so you can make best use of your valuable resources.

Select the right concept

We will cut through complexity to promptly develop a wide variety of field development options, from single well tie-backs to existing assets to innovative floating production and novel export systems. We will ensure that appropriate conceptual engineering is performed to allow meaningful comparison of concepts.  We will ensure that concept selection criteria are aligned with your business drivers. We will inform and empower your commercial negotiations and agreements with market and project intelligence as you select the optimum development concept.

Development Strategies, Planning and Estimating

Our Development Engineering team are supported by Project Management professionals who understand the supply chain and will drive a delivery strategy that suits your business drivers and objectives We develop and test the commercial model you need to make your plans a reality. Accuracy and meticulous data management only comes from tested technical understanding and hard-won project experience. Whatever your project, we understand and respect project risk. Our risk management system secures project success by thoroughly understanding and appropriately quantifying risk.

Costain is an independent company with no association to any specific development solutions; we select the concept that suits your business drivers. The services we offer include:

  • Opportunity framing and selection process planning

  • Conceptual engineering

  • Option identification and concept screening

  • Process studies and flow assurance

  • Materials selection

  • Field architecture studies

  • FPSO market studies and due diligence support

  • Project assurance and independent review services

  • Development cost and schedule estimating

  • Risk identification and assessment

  • Economic modelling

  • Enhanced recovery studies

  • Optimisation studies

  • Operability studies

  • Project execution and contracting strategies

  • Concept selection gate deliverables.



Sean Close

T: 07801 267221

E: [email protected]

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