Pipeline Supply Studies

The technical staff of Netherland Sewell has prepared pipeline supply studies worldwide, including evaluations of some of the largest pipeline projects in the world such as the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline and the Bolivia-to-Brazil gas pipeline. We are frequently selected to certify reserves in preparation to finance a major pipeline project. Our services include basin-wide and connection-area studies of reserves and resources for pipeline planning. We provide long-term production forecasts for the existing fields and wells and the planned development programs. We prepare thorough technical and commercial evaluations of the subject fields using actual performance, typical performance of analogous projects, or specialized simulation models.

Netherland Sewell is one of the most respected names in oil and gas consulting and has worldwide experts in pipeline studies.

Each evaluation is based on technical expertise, sound professional judgment, and years of experience.

Below is a list of selected projects to illustrate our experience. To contact us regarding a Pipeline Supply project call either Scott Rees in our Dallas office at 214-969-5401 or Danny Simmons in our Houston office at 713-654-4950, or click here for an on-line option.

  • Azerbaijan – Conducted a comprehensive reserves certification of the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field complex located in the South Caspian Sea to support financing of the multi-phase field development and the construction of the 1 million barrel-per-day capacity Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline. Integrated geology, geophysics, petrophysics, and engineering analysis to estimate the original hydrocarbons in place for 7 targeted oil reservoirs. Incorporated reservoir simulation to estimate recoverable reserves and associated production profiles for each of the various development phases during the term of the Production Sharing Agreement. This study was conducted on behalf of the International Finance Corporation, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a large consortium of financial institutions, and numerous government credit export agencies.
  • Bolivia – Conducted the initial engineering, geophysical, and geological evaluations of 34 fields to be dedicated to the Bolivia-to-Brazil Pipeline Project. Included estimates of proved, probable, and possible reserves; gas deliverability; and future revenue. Served on the management, finance, and technical committees along with The World Bank and the six participating companies.
  • Chad – Conducted reservoir engineering, geological, and geophysical studies of Kome, Bolobo, and Miandoum Fields located in the Doba Basin. Involved interpretation of a 575-square-kilometer 3-D seismic survey, petrophysical analysis, reservoir simulation, and estimation of reserves and production flowstreams for the development of these heavy oil fields. Work was conducted on behalf of the International Finance Corporation, The World Bank, U.S. Exim Bank, and the Exxon-operated consortium for funding of the field development and the 650-mile export pipeline.
  • Colombia – Performed an evaluation of reserves and future revenue for Rubiales Field located in the Llanos Basin in support of pipeline financing.
  • Gulf of Mexico – Conducted an evaluation of reserves and production forecasts for anchor fields to support the financing of the Cameron Highway Oil Pipeline System. The study included Atlantis Field located in Green Canyon Blocks 698, 699,700, 742, 743, and 744; and Mad Dog Field located in Green Canyon Block 782. The study integrated geology, geophysics and engineering analysis to estimate recoverable reserves and associated production profiles. The study was updated twice during the construction process to integrated additional well information.
  • Illinois Basin – Prepared a basin-wide pipeline supply study of the Illinois Basin. This study was undertaken for long-term planning and involved preparing a forecast for all wells producing from the basin. Over 40,000 wells that have produced in the basin were reviewed to establish typical performance trends by horizon and development area. New well and production added by recent development programs were studied to estimate the rate contribution from expected future developments.