Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a global technology and engineering leader, has
been awarded a five-year contract with BP to provide predictive
maintenance and operational support services to ensure safe, optimized
production from its Clair Ridge platform and Glen Lyon floating
production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.
As main automation contractor for the Clair Ridge project, which
achieved first oil at the end of 2018, Emerson was responsible for
implementing its advanced integrated control and safety systems, and
measurement and control devices to ensure safe, efficient operation of
the two bridge-linked platforms. BP used Emerson’s Project Certainty
methodology and consulting to define project goals that would eliminate
costs, reduce complexity and risk, and accommodate late-stage changes.
Using the latest technology, Emerson’s cloud engineering services
enabled global project personnel to remotely collaborate on design,
development and testing in a common virtualized environment. This
allowed project changes and testing to be managed efficiently and
remotely, reducing travel, time, costs and project risk.
Emerson trained BP operators using its new, high-fidelity dynamic
simulation model, enabling them to experience real-world scenarios
before the system went live. This prepared them to effectively handle
abnormal situations and resolve any operational issues that might have
delayed reaching first oil.
“This is another example of our collaboration with BP and commitment to
combining proven technologies and the best expertise to help ensure
safe, optimized production for many years to come,” said Lal Karsanbhai,
executive president of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business.
Emerson’s ongoing operational support, remote monitoring and predictive
maintenance for Clair Ridge and Glen Lyon rely on Emerson’s Plantweb™
digital ecosystem technologies, software and services which equip plant
personnel with relevant, real-time production data and analytics. This
includes its DeltaV™ integrated control and safety systems, AMS asset
management software, and measurement and control devices, all helping BP
locally control operations, while remotely monitoring production and
asset health from an onshore location.
Clair Ridge is a multibillion-pound investment developed by BP and its
co-venture partners ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Shell. Construction of
the platforms was completed in 2016, with first oil announced on
November 23, 2018. Clair Ridge is designed for 40 years of production.
The development is targeting 640 million barrels of oil reserves, with
peak production expected to be around 120,000 barrels of oil per day.
For more information, visit Emerson.com/Offshore.
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