Begin production early while full field development is being planned and permanent facilities are being built. Early-production facilities (EPFs) can help operators bring their new discoveries onstream fast. Schlumberger has designed and installed modular, fit-for-purpose EPFs worldwide for more than 30 years and to date has completed approximately 70 projects.
EPFs and fast-track schedules can help operators create an early cash flow with only a minimum cash outlay. They also provide real-time production data that can help operators appraise reservoir performance before they install more-expensive long-term facilities. EPFs can be used for small reserves that would be financially risky or uneconomical to produce with a permanent production facility.
Evaluate productivity and characteristics of a reservoir to help operators understand reservoir potential.
An extensive range of production services is available, based on the EPF business model selected:
Schlumberger offers a variety of commercial business models for EPFs that afford clients the flexibility to maximize their return on investment: