Early in any potential revamp or grassroots project our clients need to determine whether the project makes economic sense. Whether a client is considering revamping their existing unit to process Canadian Dilbit or building a new CDU to process Eagle Ford or Bakken light tight sands crude blends, they need to understand product yields and quality, notional project costs, and rough utilities requirements to make a sound financial assessment.
A Process Consulting Services scoping study includes sufficient work to provide this level of information while controlling initial engineering costs. We perform the engineering necessary to ensure that the scoping study deliverable answers our clients’ concerns. Our scoping studies are detailed enough that further engineering will not negate the study’s findings. If the project proceeds beyond this initial phase to more comprehensive engineering, the quality and certainty of the information will improve but our basic product yields, process flow scheme, and notional costs should not change.