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The ability to remotely assess the feasibility of a project from a logistics perspective is more important than ever before.

Having developed robust and complex logistics processes in some of the most demanding environments and politically unstable regions worldwide, AGR’s team of desktop logistic specialists provide comprehensive studies of the landscape and a site’s existing infrastructure.

Equipped with this vital information, energy and production operators are able to make well-informed investment decisions after having taken all aspects of a potential project into account.

Rigorously assessing all logistical aspects

With so much at stake, the ability to carry out a thorough analysis before major investment has been made is in high demand.

Our desktop logistics studies evaluate the following areas in detail:

Port

A rigorous review of the port is carried out, with particular attention paid to berthage capacity, port security, existing infrastructure – such as cranes and port personnel – to assess suitability.

Storage

We will evaluate possible equipment and materials storage options, recommending well-lit, fenced, secure and if required, dry spaces to ensure project-critical materials are housed safely and compliantly onshore.

Bulks (including fuel)

Our experts will study the infrastructure in place at a port to fuel ships and provide bulk chemicals key to the successful outcome of a project. We will report on the reliability of the fuel source, the bulk capacity (if any) and means of transfer to vessel.

Airport accessibility

With a wide range of personnel needed to work on energy projects, any airport chosen requires excellent connections and regular flights in and out. Our team will review the nearest airports and recommend allocated air charters if those closest can’t meet the project requirements. Alongside this, heliport and hanger availability will also be explored.

Waste management

Abiding by each country’s waste regulations is paramount. From everyday food waste to material and potentially hazardous drilling waste, our experts will report on the compliance procedures that need to be followed and the local content to carry it out.

Permitting

Visas and work permits for personnel from around the world is just one of a number of considerations. We also assess environmental permits for a proposed project site, evaluating the impact a campaign may have on sealife and, if close to shore, communities.

Onshore accommodation

Alongside permission to work in a country, we will explore accommodation options for those working onshore. This includes houses, apartments and, should an area be deemed as unsafe, secure compounds.

Proven in the most demanding environments

With logistics experience spanning more than three decades, there isn’t a type of project that our team hasn’t worked on – whether in regions renowned with the harshest conditions on earth to the most economically and politically uncertain countries.

It is this knowledge that has proven key in helping clients understand if a project has potential and can be completed compliantly or the logistical challenges posed mean it should be avoided.

Our desktop logistics studies leave no stone unturned and include a wide range of services:

  • Quayside/berth/port
  • Base facilities/hardstanding (external storage)
  • Warehouses (internal storage)
  • Waste management and oil spill capability
  • Office facilities
  • Personnel supply (yard and stevedores)
  • Customs and import/export
  • Accommodation (hotels and apartments)
  • Vessels
  • Container hire
  • Medical facilities
  • Security services
  • Aviation
  • Drilling equipment
  • Visa entry requirements
  • Embassy
  • Weather