FLOCO®

Value Proposition

The software FLOCO® (Field Layout Concept Optimizer) automatically generates offshore production system concepts, based on the extensive range of equipment, systems and construction resources available in the oil and gas industry. After the automatic concept options generation, the software organizes and ranks the concept list, based on economic indexes, such as CAPEX, OPEX, NPV, IRR and PAYBACK. The software also generates automatically the main technical deliverables, such as layouts, hydraulic profiles, material takeoff, production curves and others. As a central value proposition, the expert system FLOCO reduces the total conceptual engineering time by at least two-thirds and maximizes the return on investment with significant reductions in CAPEX and maximization of the NPV.

Value Proposition

The software FLOCO® (Field Layout Concept Optimizer) automatically generates offshore production system concepts, based on the extensive range of equipment, systems and construction resources available in the oil and gas industry. After the automatic concept options generation, the software organizes and ranks the concept list, based on economic indexes, such as CAPEX, OPEX, NPV, IRR and PAYBACK. The software also generates automatically the main technical deliverables, such as layouts, hydraulic profiles, material takeoff, production curves and others. As a central value proposition, the expert system FLOCO reduces the total conceptual engineering time by at least two-thirds and maximizes the return on investment with significant reductions in CAPEX and maximization of the NPV.

Key Features

The expert system FLOCO® has been developed with focus on the needs of Oil Companies and Engineering Companies, in the pursuit of maximizing the returns on investments in offshore oil & gas production systems. The software has been developed for use in the phases of opportunity assessment (FEL 1) and definition of conceptual alternatives (FEL 2) and can also be used as a support tool in the generation of cost estimates in the further phases of the project.


The competitive advantage of FLOCO® is the meta-heuristic modeling, based on standard engineering formulation applied to a wide range of concept archetypes, allowing an automatic process of concept generation including the sensitivity analysis for the main parameters. Aiming at supporting the conceptual assessment process, the software generates the main required deliverables in the phases FEL-1 and FEL-2, such as layouts, hydraulic diagrams and material take-off.

Cloud Database

The database of equipment, systems and construction resources allows the metaheuristic model to define concepts aligned with the technical reality of offshore oil and gas industry. The database model is built on a cloud-based standard Structured Query Language (SQL), to allow the user to make its own database management. The FLOCO database allows users to work collaboratively populating the database with custom items and sharing these items between Company users (private mode) or publicly (public mode).


From an engineering perspective, the database allows the definition of each item according to technical attributes, necessary for the identification of the item along the metaheuristic process to generate conceptual alternatives, and provides specific information of cost, technological maturity and reliability for each item. This allows the calculation of the economic parameters and the filtering/sorting of results, from a perspective of technological risk and reliability.

Develop a Pilot

Deep Seed supports the exclusive development of short term pilot projects, with the purpose of allowing the client to get experience and prove the value proposition of the expert system FLOCO. As a one-month free of charge trial proposal, the short-term pilot project should allow an interested company to test the software in a real project case, with the close support of DSS, aiming at achieving the desired efficiency in the trial process.


Business Models

Deep Seed offers the expert system FLOCO through the business models SaaS (Software as a Service) and VaaS (Value as a Service). The concept of SaaS is largely disseminated and has been a global trend in the commercialization of digital solutions for B2B in several industries in the international scenario. Alternatively, Deep Seed offers the concept VaaS as a flexible option for maximizing returns on investments through digital technologies.


Through the VaaS business model, all clients can incorporate the FLOCO technology into their offshore ventures, receiving effectively up to 99% of the value created by a success fee contract, based on the additional benefits in CAPEX reduction or increase of NPV, with the application of FLOCO, on a previously developed conceptual alternative and proposed by the client as the base case.

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