Project Planning Software

Oil & Gas Platform Cost Estimating & Scope Analysis Application

Case Study


PROJECT: delaPlex created a proprietary, world-class enterprise solution for developing decommissioning cost estimates for the oil & gas industry to provide unique trend analysis and insights for decommissioning projects.
CLIENT: Ken Beck, Director – International Business Development TSB Offshore, Inc.

Client Need

Our client needed to create a streamlined delivery model for highly regulated decommissioned guideline requirements to give them a competitive advantage. This strategy required a comprehensive web-based tool designed specifically for the oil and gas industry. The tool needed to automatically access detailed data to leverage trend analysis algorithms and create accurate and reliable decommissioned cost estimates.

Product Challenges

The biggest challenge in creating this software was making it easy-to-use. Other challenges included making the application web-based via multiple interfaces and accessible through multiple terminals. The application also needed to interface with regulatory, statutory, federal, and industry agencies and have the ability to data mine complex industry-specific resources.

The delaPlex Solution

We created a proprietary, world-class enterprise solution, Platform Abandonment Estimating System (PAES), which interfaces with an industry-specific resource database for developing decommissioning cost estimates, and to provide unique trend analysis and insights for decommissioning projects. PAES also interfaces with agencies to deliver all requirements promptly on time.

delaPlex is the true definition of a partner.

“delaPlex is different. I could have used any outsourcing company. I am glad I didn’t. Why? They worked with us, not for us. That’s rare. delaPlex is the true definition of a partner.”

Ken Beck, Director - International Business Development
Oil & Gas, Software Technology

How We Did It

The dedicated delaPlex development team for TSB Offshore first conducted an industry requirements analysis to design a client-specific solution. We employed an agile & process driven methodology with the following technology stack to deliver a functional planning application for worldwide oil and gas decommissioning projects.

Core Stack

IDE – Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition
Server-Side Technology – Microsoft .NET, C#
Data Access – LINQ, Stored Procedures
Database – Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
Source Control – Team Foundation Server
Servers – SSRS reporting
Operating System – Windows Server 2003/2008/2012

About the Client

TSB Offshore, Inc. is a leader in the oil and gas industry with decades of experience in providing unmatched decommissioning consulting and abandonment project management solutions. Their services include Project planning, Liability estimates, Scope studies, and Job execution.
With specialized proprietary software applications and proven assessment methodology, TSB Offshore ensures accurate estimating and precise execution.