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Conceptual & Front-end Engineering Design (FEED) Studies

William Jacob Management believes the comprehensive concept and front-end engineering design (FEED) studies are foundational for the success of capital projects and should be conducted by applying standardized procedures and best practices. This critical stage in the project establishes the groundwork for budgeting, detailed design and construction.


Conceptual and Front-end engineering design is crucial in producing process and engineering documentation of ample quality and depth to effectively define the project requirements for detailed engineering, procurement and construction of facilities and gives a +/-10% of the project cost estimate for budgeting requirements.

William Jacob Management has provided conceptual and FEED services for major clients around the world on some of the "industry's first", including the Devon's Polvo Project, Hess TLP justification of wet-tree/dry-tee and most currently BP's Project 20K.

Advantages in developing conceptual and FEED studies are:


Focus on quality, health and safety by conducting hazardous operations reviews


Support internal funding requirements


Develop the engineering design packages that can be used to bid a lump sum EPC scope and / or provide the foundation for the detailed engineering phase


Prepare cost estimates for scope definition and for project funding


Evaluate options that will improve the return on assets (ROA)


As a proven expert in onshore, offshore and marine projects worldwide, William Jacob Management designs and engineers projects to meet demanding cost, schedule and operational requirements by first establishing the groundwork with conceptual and FEED studies to achieve our clients' strategic business objectives.


Competence and Commitment

While other firms concentrate on billable hours, William Jacob Management thrives on adding value. In doing so, we strive to establish a long-term relationship with our clients that we hope will lead to future project execution opportunities. As a result, we provide the most efficient and cost effective solutions for each specific project, regardless of the time required.


Concept and Design

William Jacob Management has in-house design and analysis tools to offers conceptual engineering and design expertise for a variety of facilities and related infrastructure, including - but not limited to:


Fixed Platforms and Jackets

Floating production Systems





Drilling Rigs




Marine Vessels


Heavy Oil Production Facilities

LNG and Gas Processing Developments and Systems

Next Generation Offshore Development Technology


Potential Study and Design Scopes:


Feasibility Studies: Evaluation of new concepts or extension of existing concepts into new regions or applications

Concept Selection Studies: Technical and commercial evaluation of facility options for a given prospect

Development of Project Documents: Design Basis, Specifications, Scope of Work, as required for Concept, Pre-FEED, RFP, design or execution

FEED – Full front-end engineering and design services for a specified concept or development

Project Management: Execution planning, scheduling, risk management, interface management, contractor and vendor management

Finance / Economics Analysis: Cost estimating, Lease vs. Own, cash flow, financing terms

Facilities Planning

Interactive Planning

Permitting Studies


Site Master Planning

Site Selection

Technology Evaluations



William Jacob Management Capabilities