Safely and effectively moving gas and oil is one of ENTRUST Solutions Group’s core services. Our team members have extensive experience designing and optimizing reliable facilities for the energy industry. Our network of experts across the country can provide the best custom design for your needs, including gathering, treating, processing, transportation, and storage in a safe manner for operators and the public while complying with federal, state, and local regulations.
We listen closely to our clients’ needs and requirements and utilize our vast project experience as an integral part of our process to ensure we design their best solution. Our experts can offer full design, study, estimation, or analysis services in the areas of: gas compressor stations; terminal and pump stations; automation and commissioning; and gas storage, gathering, and conditioning facilities. Our team is committed to providing the solution that is perfect for your needs.
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As an extension of our clients’ engineering staff, we help ensure your projects are completed on time and within budget. ENTRUST delivers value and quality, driven by industry-leading professionals, by completing unique projects requiring a specialty skillset to providing full program management services.
We utilize industry standards, as well as the experience that we have gained from designing projects nationwide, to apply a “best practices” approach to your project. Whether ENTRUST is designing gas compression, storage and production facilities, dehydration stations, terminal rebuilds, liquid handling or emissions control, ENTRUST’s quality and expertise is unsurpassed within the industry.
As an extension of your engineering team, ENTRUST can provide full project design, as well as project management, construction support, and as-built services. ENTRUST understands and partners with you to achieve traceable, verifiable, and complete project records. The outcome to ENTRUST’s approach is safer, more efficient, and productive facilities. From the bid process through project completion, our regionally based teams of engineers are by your side to make sure every detail is accurate and complete. ENTRUST Solutions Group is your one-stop-shop for all oil and gas system design projects.
ENTRUST has a longstanding reputation for providing comprehensive solutions for gas compression applications, whether it’s adding capacity via greenfield expansion, brownfield horsepower replacement, or maintenance and repair of your existing facilities. The key to these designs is our extensive experience with major equipment vendors and helping our clients select the material that best fits their needs. From start to finish, our designs are all-inclusive, including compressor selection, site layout development, major equipment specification, and electrical and instrumentation design.
ENTRUST Solutions Group has extensive experience designing and optimizing horsepower additions, as well as replacing or adding equipment to your facility. Our highly trained experts ensure that the proper equipment is chosen, and the system is designed to comply with ever-increasing EPA air emissions standards, all while meeting your budget requirements. Our team also offers solutions for clean burning reciprocating units, selective catalytic reduction (SCR), dry seal gas conversions, and auxiliary system analysis and modifications.
ENTRUST Solutions Group has extensive experience designing and optimizing horsepower additions as well as replacing or adding equipment for your facility, whether in a greenfield or brownfield application. Our highly trained experts ensure that the proper equipment is chosen, and the system is designed to comply with ever-increasing EPA air emissions standards, all while meeting your budget requirements. Our team also offers solutions for clean burning reciprocating units, selective catalytic reduction (SCR), dry seal gas conversions, and auxiliary system analysis and modifications.
Our engineers have the expertise you can rely on for engineering design that meets regulatory requirements and industry standards for terminal and/or pump station design and layouts, including the equipment and pipe sizing to optimize site configurations for crude oil and refined products. This includes terminal designs involving truck, marine, and rail loading facilities.
ENTRUST will provide solutions for brownfield projects such adding storage terminal capacity and increasing terminal and pipeline throughput in addition to greenfield projects developing new terminals or pump stations along an existing pipeline. Our teams can incorporate full engineering design including civil, mechanical, structural, electrical and instrumentation including site selection, site layout, utility coordination and major equipment specifications.
At ENTRUST, we actively listen to our clients, and depending on their needs and requirements, use best practices to perform: FEED studies, hydraulic evaluations including steady state and surge analysis, and strategically design a layout—including all components—for both greenfield and brownfield sites. We are committed to a speed-to-market philosophy, providing top-quality design in an expedient and efficient manner.
At ENTRUST, our teams have decades of experience in automation and commissioning, including full control system design, control panel design and fabrication, programmable logic control (PLC) programming, human-machine interface (HMI), and specifying equipment and software components. ENTRUST also provides a wide range of software integration and data management services for regulatory compliance and business efficiency. We design and develop our systems relying on years of experience with many standard automation platforms, and we carefully test those systems before delivery to the client.
We provide a full set of commissioning services including electrical and instrumentation commissioning, PLC/HMI commissioning, and plant start-up services. After the sign off and hand over of the project to the client, we continue to provide 24/7 support to allow for a smooth transition to operations.
Gas companies seeking complementary expertise in underground gas storage count on ENTRUST Solutions Group to provide technical insights on reservoir conditions, geological and environmental factors, and practical strategies on gas hedging and storage outcomes. Our services include setting up observation and withdrawal wells, gathering systems, and gas-well workovers. We help our clients achieve maximal operation by developing construction drawings and diagrams by engineers certified in well control and supervisory capability to ensure that all facilities and systems work seamlessly. These services all contribute to effective underground storage strategies and utilities’ ability to store, prepare, and bring gas resources to market in the safest, most efficient, and profitable way.
ENTRUST Solutions Group offers design and consulting services to support the operation of underground natural gas storage. We prepare gas well and wellhead designs and write remediation and workover procedures. We provide owner’s representation to help execute these procedures in the field with experienced engineers holding credentials from International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).
Like our extensive pipeline design experience, we provide numerous engineering services for gas gathering lines including making the lines in-line inspectable (ILI), adding launchers and receivers, and debottlenecking. Our engineers have specialized skills in preparing plans for produced fluid removal systems. This includes system modeling and installation designs that may consist of everything from drips and slug catchers, to separators, glycol dehydration systems, and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) removal systems.
ENTRUST manages geotechnical support services utilizing subcontracted third parties. These services include:
• Subsurface Geotechnical Investigations and Reporting – investigations, primarily soil bores but can also include non-invasive exploratory options, are needed to assist in the design and construction of the pipeline and related facilities. These investigations assist in determining the character of subsurface materials, including the presence and depth of rock. The information gathered aids in the design of pipeline and facility/equipment supports and foundations.
• Geohazard Analysis – this study identifies potential hazards that could affect pipeline construction and facilities. Examples of these hazards include subsurface soil conditions, potential for landslides, and Karst features. These analyses provide clients with a better overall understanding of the terrain, geology, geotechnical conditions, and geological hazards discovered in their proposed project location which could influence the design, construction, and ongoing operation of the facilities.
• See “Gas Transmission” for additional Geotechnical services.
Permitting assistance to comply with jurisdictional agency requirements is a valuable resource as the process can often impede a project’s schedule. ENTRUST Solutions Group partners with our clients to ensure that designs and plan sets are in full compliance with all local, state, and federal regulatory entities. We provide the resources and knowledge to deliver client permit submissions complete and on time.
ENTRUST can research the permitting authority, determine the permitting requirements, and prepare the necessary drawings and permit application package for submittal to the jurisdictional authority. Our team has developed relationships with a number of these entities, which helps aid in the approval process for future projects.
ENTRUST also has experience in supporting Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filing and pre-filing processes, including supplemental filings and variances during construction. We develop FERC required drawings including but not limited to residential mitigation plans, construction standard/typical drawings, site-specific workspace layouts, contractor and storage yards, road entrances and access roads, etc. Working closely with the project team, we review the FERC resource reports to ensure their accuracy in presenting project information and construction methods.
Demand and dynamic requirements place pressure on our clients to ensure safe and reliable service to their customers. ENTRUST helps clients ensure that they are meeting system demand and maintaining delivery throughput and pressures. New customers and markets can be served by system expansion, new projects, and even conversion of coal plants to natural gas. ENTRUST helps to put our clients and their assets in a position to meet the current and future needs of their customers. ENTRUST’s comprehensive and nationwide experience offers our clients a best practices approach to supporting projects that often begin with front end engineering design (FEED)/feasibility studies and pre-engineering assessments.
Through these FEED studies, ENTRUST evaluates the feasibility and constructability of a potential facility design, including horsepower selection, station layouts, equipment sizing, and total installed cost estimates. Our feasibility studies are completed by utilizing historical project costs, industry data, procurement specialists, and by partnering with subcontractors. The cost estimates typically include material, construction, survey, right‐of‐way and land acquisition, environmental and regulatory requirements, permitting requirements, geotechnical, inspection, engineering costs, etc., and can be performed at varying levels of confidence (10%-50%).
Surveying and field data collection is an essential component to engineering, design, and construction. ENTRUST Solutions Group’s survey partners utilize the latest GPS, conventional, and 3D scanning equipment to collect and assess accurate existing conditions. The GPS is RTK (real-time) capable using the HxGN SmartNet Control Network with global coverage. ENTRUST’s staff also includes FAA Part 107 certified remote drone pilots enabling our design teams to offer a more cost-effective approach to data collection and scanning. This is especially useful for areas that are inaccessible due to terrain or security issues. The survey technicians process field data to create imagery of complex environments and deliver mapping in various formats compatible across software platforms such as AutoCAD, MicroStation, and ArcGIS.
The technicians also specialize in compiling field collected data in conjunction with land records research to prepare topographic surveys, boundary surveys, right of way and corridor studies, ALTA/NSPS surveys, easement plats (exhibits or certified), metes and bounds descriptions, and subdivision plats for recordation. Our partners have professional land surveyors (PLS) in every state.
From start to finish, ENTRUST’s Surveying & Field Data Collection team plays a vital role in every phase of a project, from concept, design, construction, to post-construction as-builts, we ensure a quality product that meets the needs and deadlines of our clients.
At ENTRUST Solutions Group, our procurement specialists view every project as an opportunity to help our clients evaluate suppliers, identify critical materials and long lead items, obtain bids, provide solutions for time-sensitive projects, and conduct research for comparisons on best purchasing options. Through these services, we help our clients fulfill RFPs and RFQs, make subcontracting decisions, and proceed with confidence. With decades of experience developing gas specifications, ENTRUST procurement specialists collaborate with our engineers to identify each project’s best resources and pricing. This purchasing data affords our clients a fuller perspective of market trends, predictive factors, and product selection, making service comparisons and technical decision-making far easier. Most of all, ENTRUST Solutions Group delivers procurement insights to conduct accurate bid analysis and accountability in financial, regulatory, and construction requirements.
Additional services include commercial and technical bid analyses, making recommendations to the client, and preparing requisitions. Materials expediting services include regular communication with suppliers and clients regarding schedule and coordinating approval drawing reviews.
Our staff is experienced in providing support for pipeline and facility modernization and standardization initiatives. New federal mandates and safety rules may lead our clients to develop a modernization program focusing on replacements and upgrades of aging pipelines and associated facilities. ENTRUST provides engineering services to support modernization efforts by producing cost estimates, construction drawings, material specifications, and many other deliverables as part of the overall process. When modernization programs span multiple years, ENTRUST assembles dedicated engineering teams to foster consistency and drive efficiency with each task.
Standardization is a process by which an operator makes use of best practices and technology updates to create guidelines or designs to be utilized throughout a region. This activity often requires revising company specifications and standard drawings. ENTRUST partners with our clients to facilitate this process. Our subject matter experts lead the way in updating specifications, often meeting with or interviewing client stakeholders to prepare the documents. Similarly, standardized drawings are created or updated based on feedback from material sourcing, construction, and operations. ENTRUST is regularly able to implement company standards during project execution and then follow-up with recommendations to update or improve those standards.
At ENTRUST, we make it a priority to stay on top of cutting-edge technology, in knowledge, and in equipment. This is especially true with 3D laser scanning. With this service, we can capture highly detailed, three-dimensional scans of complex environments and geometries in a rapid and cost-effective matter. If facilities are hard to reach or measure, or when safety is an issue, 3D scanning is an effective way to document assets. Our team leads the field with their expertise, allowing them to dramatically increase data accuracy, productivity, and the quality of the product. This also translates into less time in the field, fewer return site visits, elimination of conflicts prior to retrofit construction, easily converting data into CAD drawings and models, and integrating software platforms efficiently.
ENTRUST Solutions Group offers comprehensive construction management and inspection services with an emphasis on ensuring safe and compliant installations for assets across the country. Our highly qualified team of field engineers, inspectors and construction managers have decades of experience and knowledge of industry codes, government regulations, standards, and procedures. The majority of ENTRUST’s inspectors and construction managers have direct operating experience, many of whom have spent over 20 years installing and maintaining these same systems. ENTRUST has the kind of “been there, done that” experience needed to drive your construction projects to successful completion. This means our team can hit the ground running with very little ramp up time, a crucial benefit to your project’s performance. ENTRUST believes in creating partnerships that bring world-class experience and expertise into alignment with every project, making sure all needs are met.
We are committed to proactively balancing our personnel so that we are agile and able to quickly meet the inspection needs of our clients. An integral part of this is our dedicated recruiting staff, who keeps a database of potential inspectors updated and on hand. Our inspectors are certified by API (API 1169), AWS (CWI, CPWI), and NACE (CIP Level 1 and Level 2) among other industry organizations. Our core services include field engineering, construction management, material logistics and management, regulatory code and client specific code compliance, site safety, watch and protect services for third-party excavators, operations support, inspection management, welding and coating inspection, general/utility inspection, and environmental inspection.
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