Marginal Fields and Minimum Facilities

Oil and Gas Outlook Consulting Group (OGOCG) supports many operators in bringing reserves to market. Those that exhibit marginal economics and/or a low reserves base are particularly challenging. Developing these fields maximises the value of an asset portfolio.



Fields with marginal economics and low reserves require novel solutions which remove the barriers to development. We use our broad experience in field development and in-depth technical knowledge to match suitable concepts to the demands of the field. Typical concepts include:

  • Wellhead Towers and Minimal Facility Platforms
  • Subsea developments
  • Normally Unattended Installation (NUI) and Minimum manned facilities
  • Self-installing structures
  • Leased Floating Facilities and Compact FPSO
  • Long distant tiebacks to shore
  • Technology led developments (e.g. subsea processing and boosting)

We provide a thorough technical understanding of novel concepts which ensures the concept is compatible with the field at an early stage of the project process. We work with clients to:

  • Set Functionality
  • Develop Solutions
  • Confirm Feasibility
  • Perform Operability and Safety Assessments
  • Provide Cost and Risk Estimates
  • Recommend Solutions