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.
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.
CB&I’s capabilities in the offshore market are focused on the design and engineering of platform topsides and floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) systems.
CB&I has decades of experience in onshore oil and gas field development, oil and gas processing terminals, and underground gas storage.
Patented gas processing technology and proprietary know-how developed by CB&I are used in more than 200 natural gas plants around the world.
CB&I has designed and managed some of the world's largest onshore pipeline projects. With more than a half-century of pipeline experience to our credit, we've earned respect for our ability to deliver successful pipeline projects even in the most challenging locations.
CB&I has the most extensive global experience of any tank construction company in the industry, having built in excess of 46,000 storage tanks in more than 100 countries on all seven continents.