Field Development and System Engineering

Field Development poses a considerable challenge for both operators and contractors, while serving a demanding oil and gas sector with high quality analysis and engineering studies, requires in-depth knowledge and experience.

Founded on our extensive subsea engineering experience and capabilities, we regularly deliver high quality engineering analyses and studies for any phase of the field development process.

We fully analyse the requirements of any project and further implement the most appropriate engineering solutions in order to ensure the optimum project result in terms of operations, finance and safety.

In addition to equipment and facilities systems, we also assess such aspects as:

  • Operational availability
  • Reliability
  • Shutdown functionality
  • Safety performance requirements
  • Installation and operational integrity

Seabed equipment definitions and architecture is identified by system schematics. These cover everything from wellhead to topside including valves, connections, spools, templates, flowlines, structures, risers, etc. Our system schematics also form the interface definitions for management, cost estimates and an overall understanding of the system for all parties and stakeholders.

KONGSBERG has a proven track record in studies, analyses, and engineering solutions for development of oil and gas reserves in deep waters and arctic areas. The breadth of engineers’ experience ranges from challenges associated with harsh environmental loads, extreme temperatures, deep waters, long fluid transport distances, and logistics for field development in remote areas.

Key engineering capabilities

Studies of all phases of field development

  • Early Phase Studies
  • Concept Studies
  • FEED Studies
  • Detailed Engineering Studies
  • Flow assurance
  • Production Assurance and Optimisation
  • HSE studies

Components and system engineering

  • Riser and Umbilical Engineering
  • Pipeline and Flowline Engineering
  • System Engineering
  • Structure and Tool Engineering


  • Installation analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • System Engineering
  • Subsea pipeline components and structures analysis

Our Engineering studies can reveal whether a system is optimised for operation and therefore determine if improvements can be made to increase your return on investment.