Barry-Wehmiller Network
Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas

Design Group provides engineering, design, and on-site services to the Oil refining, Natural Gas processing, and petrochemical sectors.  Our team of professionals have direct industry experience that adds significant value at each project stage.  We are uniquely suited to provide responsive support through our wide network of offices that are strategically located near many of our customers.

Our Approach: Industry-Experienced Insight and Integrated Solutions

  • A process technology focused team with a proven track record of delivering projects efficiently to meet accelerated in-service dates so common in the current industry.
  • The ability to leverage nearly 1,500 engineering professionals in the US and worldwide to provide multidiscipline integrated solutions.
  • Solutions that range from conceptual studies and project development, to engineering evaluations, to being an augmentation of our clients’ engineering staff, to the design and construction of complete facilities. We focus on delivering engineered solutions tailored to our customers’ need to achieve the correct quality, on time and on budget.


  • Greenfield or Brownfield Gas Processing and Refining Facilities
  • Onshore Gas Handling and Transmission facilities
    • Gas compression stations
    • Meter stations
    • Separation and treating systems
  • Upstream oil production facilities, onshore and offshore
  • LNG (micro/small scale facilities)
  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
  • Gas Separation Plants (O2, H2, CO2, Argon, among others)
  • Downstream Refining
    • OSBL Systems for Refinery Expansion
    • Sulfur Recovery Unit Design and Startup
    • Naphtha Splitter Unit for Crude Oil Refinery
    • Tail Gas Unit Design and Startup
    • Rail Unloading Facilities
    • Truck Loading Facilities
    • Turnaround support – on-site and pre-planning
  • Plant Automation Systems (PAS)
  • Communication Systems
  • Management Information Systems
  • IT Security assessments



Industry Technical Specialties

Project Management

  • Project Management of Greenfield and Brownfield EPCM projects up to $100MM TIC
  • Integrated project delivery of complex multi-discipline scopes on expedited schedules

Project Development

  • Process simulation, PFD, and HMB development (HYSIS and other software packages)
  • Qualitative and quantitative option assessment for screening and feasibility
  • Preparation of Front End Loading (FEL) packages; Cost and schedule development

Process Engineering

  • Process Evaluation, Development
  • P&ID and Design Basis Development
  • Relief studies (PSV sizing scenarios, Flare and Header Sizing)
  • Hazard and Risk Analysis (HAZOP & LOPA/SIL Determination)
  • SIL Calculation and Verification (including development of verification procedure)

Operational Support Solutions

  • On-Site Installation Services
  • Pre-Commissioning Support
  • Commissioning Support / Start-up Support
  • Facility walk-down verification and as-built document update
  • PHA Facilitation
  • PSM compliance audits and program component development
  • Engineering Information Management

Piping Design

  • Facility Layout and Optimization
  • Detail piping design of large, complex systems.
  • Pipe stress analysis
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)

Structural Design

  • Stress & fatigue analyses of structures using FEA
  • Design of skids, modular structures and pipe racks
  • Design of foundations for static and rotating equipment

Instrument and Electrical Design

  • Electrical Power system design for Low and Medium voltage systems and Power Management / Load Shedding (ETAP and SKM software packages)
  • Hazardous Area protection analysis
  • Field Instrument Specifications
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
  • Process Liquid/Gas Analyzers / Analyzer Data Acquisition System
  • Development of the Installation, Commissioning and Validation procedures
  • Distributed control system (HMI, controllers, network, etc.) and Fieldbus solutions (HART, Foundation™ fieldbus, Profibus®, DeviceNet™, etc.)
  • Advanced Process Control (APC)
  • Compressor and Turbine Control Systems
  • Simulation (First-principle, Algorithmic, Tie-back, Virtual technology)
  • Instrument Maintenance System (IMS) 
  • Laboratory Information Management System
  • Fugitive Emissions Monitoring System
  • Process And Security CCTV, Public Address General Alarms System (PAGA)

For help with your Oil and Gas project needs please contact Matt Hamilton, Director, Oil and Gas, at