Oil, Gas & Chemicals

E3 has the experience to make your oil, gas and chemicals project a success.

We have been providing technical and business advisory services to the oil, gas and chemicals (OGC) industry for an average of 25 years. E3 personnel have experience with a wide variety of upstream, midstream, downstream and LNG projects and technologies and provide comprehensive technical and business advice to the industry. We are available to perform roles ranging from an independent engineer performing due diligence for project financing, to owner’s engineer and construction monitor. Projects include LNG liquefaction and export, LNG import, midstream gathering facilities, NGL fractionation, salt cavern and depleted reservoir natural gas or NGL storage, above and below ground hydrocarbon liquid storage, CO2 sequestration for enhanced oil recovery, geologic CO2 sequestration, gas treating, compression, and pipelines. Our team includes heavy experience in the OGC space, and understands the unique project metrics defining technical performance, economics, and risks.

Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project, TX

E3 served as a technical advisor on CCS project

E3 provided a lender with a due diligence review of a carbon capture system CO2 compressor, 80 mile CO2 pipeline, and complete redevelopment of wells and surface facilities in the West Ranch Field to support new multiple reservoir CO2 injection and production patterns to implement CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations. CO2 will be permanently sequestered as individual reservoirs are abandoned following commercial oil recovery operations.

Oxy Elk Hills NGL Recovery Facility – Bakersfield, CA

E3 provided pre-acquisition review of gas processing facility

E3 performed due diligence on the acquisition of a 300 MMSCFD gas processing facility, including amine treating, oxygen removal, membrane separation, NGL recovery (including ethane) and fractionation for Development Capital Resources (DCR). In addition, a 500 MW combined cycle cogeneration plant was part of the acquisition, which is discussed separately. E3’s scope of review for the gas processing facility included reviews of the process design, NGL recovery performance, current mode of operation, CO2 management, integration of steam with the cogeneration plant, O&M history, O&M costs, condition of the facility, and more.

American Midstream (Midla)

E3 served as the independent engineer for replacement pipeline project

E3 provided due diligence for the replacement of the existing 370 mile, 22” Midla pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi with a new 52 mile, 12” high pressure pipeline. The project also included the transfer of assets to a new operating company pursuant to the FERC Settlement Agreement. The project scope includes new pipelines, existing pipelines, compression, inerts reduction, nitrogen rejection, and dehydration. E3 also performed construction monitoring for the Midla pipeline project.

Technology Lead

Al Rettenmaier