The rising demand for oil and gas coupled with a decrease in easily recoverable reserves is driving our industry towards the last frontier - the Arctic, where it's thought an estimated 22 per cent of the global undiscovered oil and gas reserves lie*.Worley is experienced in delivering projects on small and mega scale across the asset life cycle. Our onshore and offshore project delivery track record includes key Arctic fields, such as Sakhalin Island and Barents Sea in Russia, Kazakhstan, Alaska, and Canada, and we help ensure our customers' development of the region is safe and sustainable, while also maintaining the pristine beauty of this unique environment.Our global experts, together with our offshore engineering consultancy, INTECSEA, understand reservoir complexity, the effects of ice, ice scour, permafrost and extreme temperatures. We provide leadership in innovative technical design and program execution processes, offering our customers solutions to challenging issues outside of the industry norm, such as transporting heavy equipment across ice or sourcing trenching equipment that needs to work at a certain water or trench depth.We are at the forefront of advancing technologies for unmanned operations, accurate weather predictions, ice and iceberg management, fuel, resource infrastructure and communications, and we have the expertise to ensure that minimal delays and costs are incurred when projects are affected by the adverse Arctic weather.Industry leaderWe hold the number one position in float-over topsides and have pioneered many modularization strategies, such as a sealift mega module, which can be transported easily and safely across the harsh, unforgiving Arctic terrain. INTECSEA takes the accolade for engineering all three pipeline systems in the Beaufort Sea, designed to work on trenches six meters deep for seabed ice gouge protection.Additionally, our construction group in Canada, WorleyCord is responsible for the engineering, procurement, modularization, construction, and is committed to developing strong partnership with local business in Alaska with dedicated specialists in cold weather, remote design and project execution. Together, we continue to support the energy industry as planned conventional and subsea field developments move deeper into the Arctic Ocean.Capability overview
|Arctic Modularization |
A modular approach to projects in remote environments has proven toreduce overall cost and mitigate on-site risk. Worley has over65 years of experience in Arctic modularization of both sealift andtruckable modules including interface management. Our unique expertisecombines cost and schedule optimization for modular build based on sizeand weight while considering engineering, procurement, transportationand installation time frames.
|Logistics and Installation |
The construction season in remote and cold climatelocations can be as brief as ten weeks. Worley has logistics andinstallation experience on remote sites countering the challenges offrozen sea, ice-bound ports and permafrost for large float-overs. Ourkey differentiator is the ability to achieve overall scheduleimprovements through value-based planning and management.
|Mega-Project Delivery |
Worley has an excellent track record inmega-project delivery and major field development through our FEED,EPCM and PMC services. In the last five years, Worley hassuccessfully delivered mega-projects in the Arctic with a totalinstalled cost value of over US$20 billion. We deliver in remotelocations and operations, as demonstrated on our signaturemega-projects in Sakhalin Island, the Alaskan North Slope, offshoreCanada and land-locked Kazakhstan.
|Local Engagement |
Deep local knowledge combined with global capability isessential to succeed in delivering and executing projects in coldregions. Through our global footprint and location-based businesses ourcustomers benefit from our extensive experience in permits, regulatoryaffairs, localization and local community involvement.
|Offshore Development |
Worley has delivered topsides solutions in some ofthe world’s most challenging geographies. Our market leadershipin cold climate topsides development combines our 50 year history ofengineering for fixed and floating production facilities with ourArctic expertise. Worley has been involved in many of theArctic’s currently operating offshore projects, including some onSakhalin Island and the Alaskan North Slope.
|Subsea Production and Pipelines |
Unique pipeline design aspects for Arctic conditionsinclude analysis of the potential effects of Arctic-specificenvironmental loadings, and the effective use of limit state design forextreme conditions. Evaluation of these challenging conditions and useof advanced subsea system design philosophies have been successfullyused by INTECSEA, which has executed the only offshore oil pipeline inthe United States Arctic and completed recent projects with flowlinebundles to manage the considerable thermal challenges.
|Ice and Permafrost Engineering |
Constant ice is a significant challenge of Arcticengineering. At Worley, we have developed well-defined icedesign criteria for all structures, pipelines and foundations foronshore and offshore applications. We have experience in ice modellingand impact analysis for weight loading and ice scour movementpredictions. Through INTECSEA, Worley has completed and executedinnovative foundations for permafrost conditions.
|Onshore Development |
Our onshore experience covers Russia, Kazakhstan, Canadaand Alaska. We have developed a niche capability in onshore gasprocessing and toxic gas reinjection at high pressures. Our globalleadership in this area is based on over 5000 projects for Arcticonshore in both greenfield and brownfield developments.
|Environment and Society |
Environmental management and social responsibility is a key issue forthe Arctic sector. Worley is able to provide customers acomplete approach for unique interfaces with natural, physical, social,cultural, regulatory and built environments - wherever the asset isdeveloped and operated. Our consultants help our customers toeffectively engage with communities, site, develop and operate theirassets with a sensitivity to environmental values, successfully gainproject approvals, and seek opportunities to continually improve theenvironmental performance of operations.
Infrastructure challenges may pose significant threats toa project’s success. Worley’ Infrastructure sectoroffers complete solutions for resource, energy and urban markets. Theservice offering covers environmental and restoration services,development of water, rail and port assets, power generation (acrosscoal, gas, renewable and nuclear) and transmission. As we do for ourhydrocarbons activities, Worley supports our customers acrossthe asset lifecycle, from pre-feasibility, delivery, through to assetmanagement, operation and maintenance.
Decisions made during the initial stages of a project have thegreatest impact on the ultimate business outcome. Worley’strategic front-end planning skills, integrated with our projectexecution capabilities and technological neutrality, provide customerswith solutions that reduce risk and optimize results.
Cold climate projects are among the riskiest projects in the industry,especially as owners pursue resources in the deep waters of the ArcticCircle. It’s important to mitigate these risks in the earlieststages of a project through the identification and evaluation ofproject options, and with a partner that has a strong history ofproject execution.
Leveraging our extensive experience in total project delivery, assetoperation and industry best practice, Worley’ Selectbusiness line provides pre-FEED services to asset owners, operators andinvestors. Our specialists have a thorough understanding of the Arcticbusiness value chain including market analysis, financial modelling,technology selection, greenfield site selection, approvals management,new plant configuration, existing plant optimizations and thedevelopment of the detailed project realization methodologies.
We also offer investment advice with accurate and reliable developmentcost and schedule services. Key decision support packages are developedto decrease risk and provide the economic basis to attain projectsanction.
Select encompasses both greenfield and brownfield developments. Ourgreenfield services include strategic planning, opportunity evaluation,and site, concept, and technology selection for major and marginal newfield opportunities. We offer brownfield optimization services whichdeliver solutions such as cost effective increases in production andwhole-of-life return from existing facilities.
Arctic reserves are now more accessible than ever for effectivehydrocarbons facilities, but, like every new market, the Arctic bringsunique risks in the form of hostile weather conditions and remotelocation execution making Arctic delivery an enormous challenge.
Worley leverages our extensive experience and capability inArctic project delivery to mitigate risk and increase deliverycertainty for our customers. Our more than 65 years of experience onover 5,000 projects for onshore and offshore developments extends fromthe unexplored eastern territories of Russia, Norway, Kazakhstan andGreenland to the more regulated western territories of northern Canadaand Alaska. This experience provides a foundation of knowledgeaccumulated from around the world to deliver our customers’project safely and efficiently, allowing owners and producers to focuson revenue-producing activities.
Worley’ Improve business line specializes in providinglong-term, performance based asset management services includingbrownfield projects and delivery of ongoing project portfolios. We havebeen involved in business improvement and operations and maintenancesupport to ensure the integrity of numerous Arctic projects.
We add value to our customers’ projects by leveraging our localknowledge and capabilities with global resources and systems. Throughour unique business model we are able to increase the breadth and depthof capabilities brought to each project, ensuring long-termsustainability for each investment.