Oil, Gas and Energy
Fuel Storage Solutions for the Oil, Gas and Energy Industry
Operating in the Oil, Gas and Energy sector? Fuel is still one of your biggest overheads.
Australia’s oil and gas extraction industry has a gross value of more than $31 billion. LNG exports now total more than $50 billion. With some projects shipping more than 16 million tonnes per annum, fuel costs are likely to continue to make up a significant portion of overheads for oil, gas and energy operators into the future.
Getting your heavy machinery working efficiently on site starts with the right fuel storage systems.
Fuel Supply, Storage and Security
Fuel Supply Challenges for Oil and Gas Operations
Whether you’re operating oil rigs, running refineries or extracting and transporting coal seam gas, the fuel you use to power your machinery is critical.
New common rail diesel engines are achieving ever better efficiency and performance, but they also need better quality fuel.
Downtime for machine maintenance can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, without factoring in potential damage caused by contaminated fuel.
If you need replacement parts it can mean weeks out of action for critical equipment. That’s why it’s essential to treat your fuel as the huge investment it is.
The Logistics of Fuel in Remote Areas
Ensuring fuel supply where you need it, even in hard-to-reach places, can be a logistical nightmare when you’re operating remote oil, gas and energy operations.
Even after considering the costs of transporting fuel – either by road freight or by sea – ensuring you can create an accessible supply that meets your changing project needs is a constant balancing act. Investing in earthworks, bunding and site preparation for traditional storage depots means as project needs change, vehicles may need to travel some distance to refuel at significant cost to efficiency and your project’s bottom line.
There are human resources considerations too – when you’re covering large distances and have fuel stored at one or two sites, sending somebody out to read fuel levels and monitor usage can be a significant task.
Fuel Quality and Fuel Contamination - The Risks
Sourcing quality fuel is always a challenge when you’re working in isolated areas, but it’s critical to keep your machinery operating in top condition and prevent costly outages. When you’re delivering critical oil, gas and energy supplies, reliability is not negotiable.
Diesel fuel contaminants can cause serious problems for your fleet and machinery, affecting engine components with issues like clogged intake valves, premature wear and tear on engine components, reduced air flow and reduced engine power and performance. That can impact service delivery and have far-reaching effects for your projects or your communities. If your machinery fails it can take weeks or months for replacement parts to arrive, with many coming from overseas and reliant on increasingly unreliable supply chains.
The best way to ensure a diesel engine’s premium performance is to ensure a clean and reliable fuel supply.
Operational issues caused by contaminated fuel:
The F.E.S. Range of Self Bunded Tanks - An Integrated Fuel Management Solution
F.E.S. TANKS self-bunded fuel storage tanks are a premium fuel storage solution supporting oil, gas and energy projects. Our industry experts have the knowledge to help you make the most of the fuel that keeps your business running, using the latest in storage and stabilising products and integrated fuel management solutions.
Our Bloc and Grande tanks come in sizes up to 110,000 litres and provide a flexible, relocatable and easy to maintain design and drop solution that’s built to last in remote operations.
Our mobile and modular Bloc tanks ensure easy transportation to site with double-wall containment meaning there is minimal site work or preparation required. Our Grande tanks are built to international ISO container footprints for ease of transport and transfer with standard footprints of 3, 6, 12 and 14 metres using the container lock dimensions. This means they can be transported without the need for costly logistics.
All F.E.S. tanks are double skinned with lockable access hatches that make them easy to maintain and secure. We can also help with integrated fuel management systems that can monitor fuel usage remotely in real time, meaning a more efficient use of manpower and ensuring problems can be addressed early.
Self Bunded Storage Solutions for Oil, Gas and Energy Companies
We created our unique range of self bunded fuel storage tanks to cover all aspects of fuel compliance so you don’t have to.
Oil, Gas and Energy Infrastructure Solutions
A complete fuel management solution for oil, gas and energy companies
Our solutions for the oil, gas and energy sector include:
Custom Design and Build Services
We offer a custom ‘design and build’ refuelling solution for trucking, freight and logistics companies. From storage, pumping and distribution to the latest monitoring and security technology.
Whatever your challenge on site, we guarantee to improve your fuel logistics over the long term. Better fuel logistics that deliver operational and financial savings for your business.
We created our unique range of self bunded tanks to comply with all aspects of aboveground fuel storage tanks regulations and compliance so you don’t have to.
All F.E.S. tanks come with a standard 12-month warranty. They’re also protected by a 7-year warranty on structural manufacturing defects and 12-month warranty on manufacturing paint defects.