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Energy Systems Division

Global Energy Solutions

Providing technical support to regulators, policy makers, strategic decision makers and energy engineering teams

Energy is a key component of economic development and economic preservation. The passion of the Global Energy Solutions team is to help stakeholders identify and implement technically sound solutions that address economic and real world conditions while balancing stakeholder goals and abilities.Our multidisciplinary team applies deep knowledge across a wide area of expertise to projects focused on supporting technical, economic and policy aspects of:  Energy Markets; Electrical Grids (generation, transmission, fuels); Renewables (solar, wind, energy storage); Nuclear (light water systems, decommissioning); and Oil & Gas (drilling, completion, production, well decommissioning, HP/HT research).

Policy Impact Assessment, Economic Analysis, and Technical Assistance

Our policy impact assessment work supports communities, states and nations through policy impact assessment, economic analysis and technical assistance. The team’s multidisciplinary problem-solving skills and experience are especially suited for identifying practical solutions to complex problems. Our analytical work delivers insight into issues and challenges facing the energy sector and our energy planning support strengthens institutional competencies to enable informed decision-making on energy investment planning and strategy development.

Risk-Informed Decision Making

We combine the scientific and technical capabilities of Argonne National Laboratory, including advances in the art of Risk-Informed Decision Making” and financial engineering that effectively value risk. The Global Energy Solutions team delivers practical solutions to meet complex energy and energy-related development challenges.

Success Paths—an approach pioneered by Argonne —is increasingly being used in the energy industry to implement resilient solutions. This approach is proven to help build consensus and focus resources while delivering desired outcomes.  Success Paths are quantifiable and are being applied on many levels throughout the industry, including: energy engineering technology and process development; decommissioning; policy development; and economic development.

Public-Private Partnership Solutions

Our team provides ongoing support for stakeholders during the full solution lifecycle including course corrections in real time as conditions change.

We use a variety of methods, ranging from hands-on technical support to the development and management of sophisticated public-private partnerships. This multi-faceted approach helps stakeholders identify and implement technically sound solutions in their diverse and complex engineering, economic, and political environments.

Featured Papers and Presentations

Gevondyan, E., Sas-Jaworsky, A., Braun, J.C., and Bucknor, M., Application of Risk-Informed Decision-Making Techniques to the Inspection of Coiled Tubing Operations in Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities, Argonne National Laboratory (2018).

Hamilton, B., Gutierrez, J.A., and Gevondyan, E., Risk-Based Evaluation of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations Using a Success Path Approach, Argonne National Laboratory (2018).

Hamilton, B., Analysis of Potential Opportunities to Reduce Venting and Flaring on the OCS, Argonne National Laboratory (2017).

Lindley, R., and Braun, J., Shear Ram Verification Test Protocol (VTP) Best Practices, ANL-17/13., Argonne National Laboratory (2017).

Lindley, R., Blowout Preventer Control System Reliability, Argonne National Laboratory (2016).

Fraser, D., Lindley, R., Moore, D., and Vander Staak, M., Early Kick Detection Methods and Technologies, SPE International (2014).

CONTACT US

Energy Systems General Inquiries

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