Selection of Subsea Distribution philosophy is one of the biggest trade off decision to be taken by operators. Each decision will have implication in the upfront Capex, or the opex cost and also on the life of field investment. In case of Deep water field development these decision will play even more important, its because not only of the cost involved, but also due to the technical challenges in terms of the longer offset and the depths at which the systems are located and meant to be operational.
The decision of distribution needs to take into account various factors that include the Field distribution (Distribution of wells), distance between each cluster of wells, future scope of expansion, the flow assurance data etc. In this paper we discuss about few such scenario where operator needs to take decision keeping in mind the impact of cost and the future expansion needs.