CB&I has served the oil & gas industry since the early 20th century, when we began building storage tanks for the young but flourishing oil business. Today, we offer a comprehensive range of technology and EPC services for the upstream oil & gas sector, with a focus on:
- Offshore oil & gas production systems, including platform topsides and floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels
- Onshore oil & gas field production
- Onshore pipelines
- Natural gas processing
- LNG liquefaction plants and regasification terminals
- Bulk liquid storage structures for both atmospheric and low temperature/cryogenic storage
Within these focus areas, CB&I can provide any combination of front-end design, engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, project management and commissioning services across all phases of the project life cycle. In addition, we provide licensed process technology and proprietary know-how for gas processing and LNG regasification.
Unique capabilities. CB&I’s self-perform, direct hire construction capabilities set us apart from most other global contractors. Our philosophy of direct hiring and training local field personnel to execute our projects has proven to be a successful model – for us and for our clients. We bring global knowledge and experience to all our projects, and for each location we have an understanding of local contracting, legislation, logistics, and purchasing.
In addition, CB&I has been a pioneer in modular fabrication and construction. Modular construction offers a number of advantages over conventional "stick built" construction. The bulk of the fabrication and assembly are performed at our facilities, which allows us to ensure all work is performed according to our high standards, under controlled working conditions. By reducing fieldwork, we also minimize the project's impact on the customer site. Modular construction also minimizes lay-down space, an important benefit when the field site is small or congested, and reduces delays due to adverse weather. In addition, modular construction can shorten schedules by allowing for concurrent processes, such as fabrication, permitting and logistical arrangements.