Oil & gas (upstream) - Overview
Tailoring onshore and offshore solutions.
Technology and new discoveries have energized the oil and gas industry. Producers and operators are seeing the potential to plan and invest with a longer term view than ever before. With the boundaries of innovation extending, the challenges and opportunities facing our clients in exploration and production are global and diverse. They are looking for smart, expedited solutions tailored around a wide variety of technical, geographic, legislative, and environmental challenges.
Jacobs' global reach, wide experience and technical excellence enable us to plan and navigate this dynamic journey with our clients. Our oil and gas relationships worldwide give our clients the confidence to call us for complete life cycle solutions for their greenfield and brownfield projects — irrespective of scale and complexity. Offshore, our focus is topsides, jackets, and subsea tiebacks; deep water, and shelf. Onshore, we specialize in surface processing facilities and pipelines.
Whether greenfield or brownfield, Jacobs provides everything from scoping studies, permitting, and technical evaluations through to engineering, design, procurement, construction/construction management, modular fabrication, modification and maintenance capability, start-up, and commissioning.
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Decades of experience. Full life cycle services.
Jacobs manages the complete life cycle of an onshore project across production, storage and transportation facilities, and associated infrastructure. With safety paramount, our clients value our technical experience, project delivery methods, and geographic reach to support their goals in both conventional and unconventional oil and gas.
From Canadian Heavy Oil assets to facilities in remote areas of the Middle East, Jacobs also delivers multiple modular solutions for a wide range of projects. We design and fabricate modular units to be transported, assembled, connected, and commissioned with minimal on-site construction support.
Jacobs' oil and gas services include:
- Early planning & drilling support
- Land & regulatory assistance
- Field planning & development
- Well site facilities & gathering systems
- Separation (oil, gas, water)
- Gas processing & liquids
- Flare and emergency systems
- Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
- Pipelines, terminal facilities, gathering systems
- Water & water management
- Infrastructure, power, and utilities
Working with a variety of clients from independent transportation companies to major pipeline operators, Jacobs designs, procures, builds and installs any size or complexity of pipeline, gathering system and associated infrastructure. We help clients look at a field, program, or entire portfolio to assess options, including on-going operations & maintenance programs.
Jacobs offers full project life-cycle professional and support services, such as hydraulic modeling, surveying, mapping, environmental, regulatory permitting, right of way, and commissioning support.
Our pipeline work includes meter stations, tank farms, and pump/compressor stations. Our terminal work covers the range of marine loading/unloading, rail, tankage, and truck.
Working long-term with clients such as Suncor, Shell Albian Sands, and Imperial Oil, Jacobs' depth and breadth of experience in heavy oil recovery projects encompasses in-situ and upgrading facilities, and oil sands mining, extraction, reclamation, and sustaining projects. From pilot plants to full scale commercial facilities, Jacobs provides front end design and planning through to construction and commissioning. Our capability extends across the entire production process: well pads, processing facilities (fluid coking, hydroprocessing, hydrotreating, and reblending), sulfur recovery, tailings management, storage, utilities, and infrastructure.
With most facilities being built in remote locations, our experience in modularization has also become increasingly relevant to our clients’ project goals.
From coalbed methane and tight gas, to shale oil and gas projects, Jacobs' technical and project experience in unconventional oil and gas sources spans key locations including Australia, China, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and every major basin in the U.S.
As one of the most experienced providers of integrated services for heavy oil steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project developments, Jacobs leverages its proven strengths to support clients’ enhanced oil recovery efforts.
Unique solutions for complex challenges.
Jacobs harnesses its offshore expertise from around the world to support client exploration and production projects in areas such as the Gulf of Mexico, South America, Africa, and Europe. We are able to offer new techniques and experienced greenfield and brownfield engineers and designers to develop tailored solutions for our clients. Jacobs teams have a long history of finding better solutions to the complex challenges associated with offshore developments – addressing issues like safety, schedule, weight control, fabrication, and installation.
Our clients’ projects are wide ranging. Jacobs specializes in major capital fixed and deepwater topsides, as well as brownfield expansions and sustaining capital and maintenance projects.
Our clients’ projects benefit most when we are involved at the earliest stages of the project. Our teams consistently challenge the status quo to achieve the best solution for the client’s objectives.
- Topsides for fixed & floating facilities
- Fixed platforms
- Jackets (substructures)
- Topsides modification for subsea tiebacks
- Brownfield modifications