Contract awarded to automate oil platform on UK Continental Shelf

Premier Oil has contracted Emerson to automate an offshore platform at the Solan oil field in the United Kingdom that will allow them to control operations from 100 miles away.

09/10/2013


Premier Oil has awarded Emerson Process Management a $17 million contract to automate a new offshore production platform in the Solan oil field on the U.K. Continental Shelf. The platform is designed to enable Premier to safely and efficiently manage the platform 100 miles west of Scotland from an onshore operations center in Aberdeen. 

The Solan field is expected to produce approximately 40 million barrels of oil, with an estimated initial production rate of 24,000 barrels a day by the end of 2014.

As the project’s main automation and electrical contractor, Emerson will provide full project services including project management, detailed design, configuration, acceptance testing, commissioning, and startup support, all as part of a complete solution.  

Emerson will also provide electrical switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies, and satellite telecommunication equipment, as well as an operator training solution that simulates real-world situations to prepare operations personnel for incident management. 

Premier is the operator and 60 percent owner of the Solan oil field. 

Emerson Process Management

www.emersonprocess.com 

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