ABERDEEN, UK – BP has awarded Emerson a five-year contract to provide predictive maintenance and operational support services for the fixed Clair Ridge platform and the FPSO Glen Lyon west of Shetland.
Emerson is the main automation contractor for the Clair Ridge project, which delivered first oil in 2018, charged with implementing its integrated control and safety systems and measurement and control devices to assist operations on the two bridge-linked platforms.
BP used Emerson’s Project Certainty methodology and consulting to define goals for cutting costs, complexity and risk, and to accommodate late-stage changes.
Emerson’s cloud engineering services enabled the project personnel to remotely collaborate on design, development and testing in a shared, ‘virtualized’ environment. This allowed project changes and testing to be handled efficiently and remotely, the company said, cutting travel, time, costs, and project risk.
The company trained BP personnel using its new dynamic simulation model, allowing them to experience real scenarios before the system went live. This, it said, helped them to handle unusual situations and resolve any operational issues that could have delayed start-up of the project.
For Clair Ridge and Glen Lyon, Emerson is supplying its digital technologies, software, and services that give plant personnel real-time production data and analytics.
These includes DeltaV integrated control and safety systems, AMS asset management software, and measurement and control devices. All are said to help BP control operations locally, while remotely monitoring production and asset health from an onshore location.
Clair Ridge is designed for 40 years of production. The development, targeting 640 MMbbl of reserves, should deliver around 120,000 b/d of oil at peak.