AUSTIN, Texas – BP has awarded Emerson a $14-million contract to provide automation systems for the new Azeri Central East platform in the Caspian Sea, serving the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli oil field.
Emerson will be the main automation contractor, providing its Project Certainty methodologies and digital technologies to help BP achieve start-up in 2023.
The company’s digital twin solution is designed to allow for virtual testing and system integration while the platform is being built, also providing a simulated environment for platform operators to train to be ready for start-up.
Emerson’s Cloud engineering capability, the company claimed, reduces engineering costs and time by enabling global teams to collaborate and engineer in parallel, wherever they are located.
To help BP improve production and safe operations, Emerson’s DeltaV automation system will be used to control critical safety functions in addition to wellhead production, drilling and the transfer of oil and gas to the onshore Sangachal Terminal.
Also included in the package are automation technologies that anticipate safety risks and facilitate remote monitoring, reducing exposure of personnel and extending intervals between maintenance turnarounds.
Wired and wireless networks will connect more than 1,000 Emerson-supplied measurement instruments to monitor pressure, flow, temperature and pipework corrosion, and in addition, the company will supply control, emergency shutdown and isolation valves, connected via its digital positioning technology.