ABERDEEN, UK – BP (NYSE:BP) has awarded Emerson Process Management a $23-million contract for control and safety systems on two bridge-linked platforms for the Clair Ridge project west of Shetland.
Emerson will act as the project’s main automation contractor under its global agreement with BP. This will involve providing front-end engineering and design for the integrated control and safety system, automation engineering, installation, acceptance testing, commissioning, configuration, and start-up support.
The company will provide an integrated solution based on its PlantWeb digital plant architecture, including the DeltaV digital automation system, DeltaV SIS process safety system, and AMS Suite predictive maintenance software. All will support BP’s Field of the Future program, designed to improve operating efficiency and oil recovery.
The DeltaV digital automation system will control and monitor platform operations using FOUNDATION fieldbus and Emerson’s Smart Wireless communication technologies. The DeltaV SIS system will perform process and emergency shutdown functions, if required, and fire and gas detection to facilitate secure control of oil production on the platform.
Embedded device management capabilities from AMS Suite for the integrated control and safety systems will enable remote management and diagnostics of valves and instruments from onshore.
The software’s asset performance capabilities will also assist assessment of asset health and criticality and maintenance expenditure optimization, and provide key performance indicators to help decision-making.