ROUND ROCK, Texas –Premier Oil has awarded Emerson Process Management a $17-million contract to automate a new offshore production platform on the UKCS.
TheSolan oil field platform will be 160 km (100 mi) west of Scotland and will be designed for unmanned operations.
Emerson will provide project services including project management, detailed design, configuration, acceptance testing, commissioning, and start-up support.
The integrated solution will use Emerson’s PlantWeb digital plant architecture, including its DeltaV digital automation system, DeltaV SIS process safety system, CSI 6500 Machinery Health Monitor, and AMS Suite predictive maintenance software. Other elements will include Emerson’s Rosemount pressure, temperature, radar level, and vortex flow transmitters; Micro Motion Coriolis flowmeters; and Roxar sand monitors and multiphase flowmeters.
Emerson will also provide electrical switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies, and satellite telecommunication equipment, as well as an operator training solution that simulates real-world
Solan field is expectedto reach a production rate of 24,000 b/d of oil by the end of 2014, out of 40 MMbbl of producible reserves.
Premier is the operator and holds 60% interest in Solan.