BP Angola awards Yokogawa contract for FPSO program

BP Exploration (Angola) has awarded Yokogawa Engineering Asia and Yokogawa Europe Branches B.V. Sucursal De Angola a frame agreement for an FPSO program in Angola.

Offshore staff

TOKYO -- BP Exploration (Angola) has awarded Yokogawa Engineering Asia and Yokogawa Europe Branches B.V. Sucursal De Angola a frame agreement for an FPSO program in Angola.

Under the terms of the agreement, Yokogawa will provide project management, engineering, operation, and maintenance services for an integrated control and safety system (ICSS). Specific products to be supplied for this ICSS include the Centum VP integrated production control system, ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system, Exaquantum integrated information system, and OmegaLand operator training system.

The ICSS will provide fully integrated and seamless control and safety functions for the subsea, marine, hull, and topside facilities of FPSO vessels along with a single interface allowing operators to start, control, and monitor all facilities from a central control room. Foundation fieldbus technology will be used to enable highly advanced diagnostics, the company says.

BP Angola is currently considering the development of up to four additional offshore oil fields.

08/26/2008

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