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Case Study

Utilising data to plan a project - Lokichar

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Advisian was engaged to undertake a pre-FEED concept design for the location and layout of central facilities for an East African development project.

The Situation

Advisian (formally WorleyParsons Consulting) was engaged to undertake a pre-FEED concept design for the location and layout of central facilities for an East African development project. 

The project location is in a remote and arid area with low population density and limited infrastructure for communications and logistics. There were a number of other technical challenges such as water conservation, flash flooding and seismic activity as well as social and environmental considerations.  

Our Approach

The geomatics team performed a number of key data management, analysis and output functions on the project. GIS was used as a single, central source of spatial data management, including high resolution digital terrain modelling and imagery data that was acquired for the project. GIS was used to help plan the survey area and to distribute and manage the resulting data for various project users.

A number of key outcomes were required for the study including, flood risk and geophysical analysis, identification of infield and outfield access road infrastructure facilities to support construction and operation, a LiDAR survey scope of work, a well pad concept design, a value engineering study and an execution strategy in preparation for FEED.

Value Delivered 

GIS was used to integrate datasets such as topography, flood modeling, archaeology and geology for constraints mapping, to help identify suitable locations for facilities and supporting infrastructure and pipeline routing. It quickly assessed and compared alternative options following updates to reservoir models, well pad locations and engineering design changes.

GIS was used as a single, central source of spatial data management with consistency of data input. It encouraged closer relationships between the design disciplines and promoted intelligent decision making to solving problems.