Field Development Plans: A Handbook for Government Officials


Naadira Ogeer


Developing a petroleum field requires the safe and efficient execution of extremely complex, technical, risky, multi-billion-dollar projects. The Field Development Plan (FDP) is the company’s proposal for how it intends to develop a field and manage the associated risks. It is the outcome of a lengthy multi-disciplinary process and is submitted to the government for approval.

The FDP is a critical moment in the project lifecycle as decisions will impact the field over its entire life. It is therefore of paramount importance that the government is able to review these plans to ensure that strategic, technical, economic, social and environmental issues are effectively addressed.

This handbook has been developed to support government officials in the effective review, approval, and oversight of  Field Development Plans.




2 November 2022

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