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Future Work Plan Activities for Power Capture in the Evaluate stage
The objectives of this activity are to:
- Prepare a detailed study work plan for the Define Stage (Feasibility study) including study objectives, drivers, scope of work, organisation and required resources study deliverables, cost estimate and time to conduct.
- To ensure that the study team as well as all stakeholders involved understand the study objectives, the business case for the Project, meet the study quality requirements and contribute to the deliverables required to support the conclusions and recommendations reached by the study
- Identify any specific requirements or decisions prior to committing to the Feasibility study /FEED
- Identify, scope and cost any testwork necessary to complete the study
- Work Plan for the Define Stage (Feasibility/FEED study) stage including
- Executive summary/mission statement stating:
- The study context and overview - why the work is being performed
- Summary of conclusions and recommendations from the study to date
- This study's aims and objectives, outcomes and deliverables
- Scope of Work and Approach
- Clearly defined work packages derived from the Forward Work Plans of other sections of the Study Report
- Deliverables and minimum standards
- A detailed breakdown of personnel/equipment resources and costs and schedule for each of the work packages to Class 2
- Summary of key success/risk factors, risk areas and need for additional information, research, development (R&D), testing in specific areas for the project (e.g. technology development) to cover any knowledge gaps
- Description of any economic, regulatory or other barriers that may potentially impact on project feasibility. including political, legal, environmental and economic risks
- Value adding initiatives such as dynamic modeling, value engineering, RAM analysis formal adoption of best practice guidelines derived from existing CCS projects
- Study Management Systems and Procedures
The preparation of the work plan will include the following tasks:-
- Capture and consolidate the Forward Work Plans for each of the other project scope areas at the Identify Stage of development i.e. Development Approach, Site Selection, Fuel Supply, Infrastructure Management etc.
- Summarise the findings of the Evaluate stage including a level 3 WBS, Class 3 cost estimate and level 3 schedule for the project based on a configuration that the preferred configuration.
- Highlight key success/risk factors, risk areas and need for additional information, research, development (R&D), testing in specific areas for the project (e.g. technology development) to cover any knowledge gaps
- Highlight any economic, regulatory or other barriers that may potentially impact on project feasibility including political, legal, environmental and economic risks emerging from the studies to date and focus the work plan towards their mitigation.
- Define the scope and objectives for the Define Stage, including a statement of the business opportunity, in scope, exclusions, critical issues, opportunities and constraints.
- Describe the preferred configuration including scope, boundary conditions, givens (decisions already made), any focus decisions and tactical decisions still to be made.
- Identify and scope the study work packages and specify the study roles, responsibilities and deliverables for each package
- Identify the stakeholders and describe their roles, responsibilities and dispositions. Include a stakeholder management plan in the study work scope
- Describe any activities or processes that need to be completed prior to commitment to the Define stage of the project or study such as stakeholder reviews or decision gates.
- Outline minimum standards for key deliverables and specific review or other management requirements.
- Specify all value improvement or risk mitigation processes to be included in the study such as framing, alignment. peer reviews, lessons learnt, hazard and risk studies and include in the work plan.
- Develop the detailed costs, schedule, milestones, change management procedures, controls and KPIs for the study activities to enable progress and performance monitoring of the study. Theses should be at class 2 / level 3.
- Specify the study organisation structure, key personnel, lines of communication and reporting relationships including all external organisations that have a direct stake in the project such as joint venture partners.
- State the review and reporting requirements for the study including roles and responsibilities of the Study Sponsor and Steering Committee where relevant.
- Describe all management systems and procedures for outsourcing of services , document management, information management, communications and administration of the study.
- Outline the expected contents (level 2 table of contents) of the study report for the Definition Stage.
- Evaluate all the previous work packages to encapsulate key learning outcomes and recommend improvements to the process for subsequent implementation at the Feasibility/FEED stage. These could be presented as part of a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis
- Critically review similar projects and benchmark the Future Work Plan.
- Critically review the proposed work plan and evaluate how the work could be performed faster, more efficient and more effectively to produce the required outcomes.
- Institute for Energy / European Science Technology Observatory / Institute Prospective Technology Studies, Hypogen Pre-Feasibility Study
- Amorino et al. (2005), Second International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies for our Future, CO2 geological storage by ECBM techniques in the Sulcis area (SW Sardinia Region, Italy)
- Energy Procedia 4: Okadandan et al. (2011), Assessment of CO2 Storage Potential in Turkey, Modelling and a Pre-Feasibility Study for Injection into an Oil Field
- The Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, Strategic Analysis of the Global Status of CCS
- European Energy Research Alliance, CO2 Capture and Storage
- The Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, Global Status of CCS 2010
- CO2CRC / The Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, A review of existing best practice manuals for carbon dioxide storage and regulation
- ARUP, Feasibility Study for Europe-Wide CO2 Infrastructures
- Nexant, Carbon Management: CO2 Capture, Transport and Sequestration (2007) - technology, cost and policy evaluation
- European Commission, European CO2 Capture and Storage projects
- US Carbon Sequestration Council, CO2 Sequestration Capability: Where Are We? (An Overview of the Advances Being Made in CO2 Geologic Storage by DOE/NETL’s Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships)
- Department of Energy United States of America / National Energy Technology Laboratory, Carbon Sequestration - Overview and Summary of Program Plans
- BVG Associates (2009), PowerPark Demand & Need Report (SWOT methodology)
- Local/National Government Policy Advisors (Environmental/Legal Departments)
- Hydrocarbon/Minerals/CCS Legal Specialists
- Environmental Consultants
- Economic Advisors
- Directors, Managers and Technical Staff/Academics associated with CCS Research and Development Institutes/Private Companies
- Reservoir/Petroleum/Drilling Engineers
- Public Relations/Marketing Personnel for various Stakeholders
- Research Associates
- Documentation Controllers
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