Our initial startup planning involves incorporating the subsurface, subsea, and topsides aspects of the project, so eliminating any and all potential gaps.
The initial startup of a production system is one of the most challenging periods in field life; it is the first time the whole system has to work together. GATE believes development of effective planning strategies will minimize the risks. We have a broad knowledge in generating plans for the initial startup of wells, subsea tie-backs and new platforms.
GATE engineers have extensive experience in writing commissioning, initial startup and operating guidelines and procedures. During the procedure writing effort, design errors and omissions are frequently discovered. In order to eliminate these problems, GATE believes that procedure writing should be handled in stages, begin early in the project and start as a high level procedure that gradually matures along with the design. Processes should be designed to be operated; operation shouldn’t be an afterthought.
Keys To A Successful Initial Startup
Start Early: Planning For Startup Should Start Early In The Project
Use A Multi-Disciplined Team
Use A System Approach
Build The Plan In Stages