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The client’s prospect is situated onshore Mozambique. They had identified two oil discoveries in the region, potentially holding reserves of up to 268 mmboe.

ADIL were approached by the client to rapidly assess the potential of this stranded field before they undertook any further, more detailed, assessments of the assets.

ADIL conducted this short study into the potential development of the prospect to understand the level of investment required to bring the asset on stream, and to establish if it was economically viable.

ADIL’s approach was to utilise their people who had extensive onshore, remote areas experience, and combine this with their ACE service offering. ACE is a process for quick, cost effective technical and economic evaluation to assist in upstream development decision making. It is an integrated engineering process, managed by experienced project and discipline engineers, with selected utilisation of specialised software tools.

The onshore options were analysed through the ACE: Facilities process, allowing ADIL to define the basis of design (BOD) for the study and to quickly quantify the cost estimates.

ADIL utilised their specific knowledge of Mozambique, including the infrastructure that would be required, plausible oil and gas export routes, logistics constraints and likely drilling costs, to rapidly deliver their assessment to Delonex.

ADIL’s experience, expertise and use of their ACE process ensured that they were able to complete the study and provide the output to the client in the short timeframe (one week).

A conventional approach would have required the client to supply the BOD and would have required a longer execution time to develop technical definition, resulting in higher costs and longer timescales for the study.

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