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Oil/gas/petrochemical

Actuator control system reduces installation time and costs at power generation plants (22/07/2014)
Article image ASCO Numatics’ Actuator Control Systems (ACS) is set to be used to drive actuators in a new power generation facility currently being built as part of Indonesia’s, East Java, Banyu Urip oilfield development.
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Remote continuous equipment monitoring for new fixed platform (25/02/2014)
Article image Statoil has awarded Emerson Process Management a contract to supply an integrated condition and performance monitoring system for the Gina Krog oil and gas platform in the Norwegian North Sea to enable Statoil personnel onshore to continuously monitor the new fixed platform’s critical and essential pumps, compressors and other mechanical equipment, to maximise efficiency and identify any potential problems before production is affected.
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Fire & gas detection system for the Kittiwake oil platform (21/01/2014)
Article image Hima-Sella has been awarded a contract from oilfield services provider, Petrofac, for the provision of an upgraded fire and gas detection system for the Kittiwake oil and gas platform in the North Sea.
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Advanced process control and optimisation technologies increase petrochemical plant profitability 19/11/2013
Honeywell has been selected by the Sinopec Maoming Company to supply business management and automation technology to rejuvenate and improve operational performance at its aging petrochemical plants in Guangdong Province, China. Full Story...

Natural gas utility selects alarm management software suite 08/10/2013
A US-based natural gas distribution utility company has selected MAC Solutions' ProcessVue software suite to manage and report on process alarms across its operation. Full Story...

Control solution for Russian refinery 27/08/2013
Honeywell has announced that Antipinsky Refinery CJSC is to employ the Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) to control plant processes and general refinery facilities as part of the third stage of construction of the Antipinsky Refinery in Tyumen, Russia. Full Story...

Increasing throughput and reducing energy for gas processing plant 06/08/2013
Emerson Process Management’s support services have helped the MOL Group to increase throughput, improve product quality and reduce energy usage at its Algyõ gas plant in Hungary. Full Story...

Integrated control and safety systems solution for Cygnus offshore development project 30/01/2013
Yokogawa Europe Solutions B.V. has been awarded a contract by GDF SUEZ E&P UK to supply the integrated control and safety systems (ICSS) for its new Cygnus development project. Full Story...

Valve monitoring system forms vital part of predictive maintenance solution 22/01/2013
A networked solution for digital valve monitoring and partial stroke testing on a large scale oilfield installation in the Middle East will feature a Rotork SVM (Smart Valve Monitoring) system. Full Story...

E-book features innovative LNG, oil and gas automation applications 21/11/2012
Yokogawa has produced a 70 page e-book that discusses the use of its VigilantPlant automation concept for safe, reliable and profitable plant operations in the oil and gas industry. Full Story...

Critical remote emergency shutdown solution for offshore platform 30/10/2012
Oil and gas company, ENI Petroleum, has been helped to comply with new federal safety regulations relating to communications with offshore oil platforms by Moore Industries-International. Full Story...

Automation technologies and services for BP FPSO 25/09/2012
Emerson is to provide its PlantWeb digital plant architecture, including DeltaV, digital automation systems, for BPs new floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility. Full Story...

Actuators supplied to Chinese tank farm 25/09/2012
Over 100 modular electric actuators have been supplied by AUMA for use on the largest tank farm in Tianjin located in Tianjin Nanjiang Port, China. Full Story...

ESD and HIPPS projects for gas applications 28/08/2012
Safety systems company Hima-Sella is providing emergency shutdown and automated overpressure protection systems for one of the UK’s most important gas fields. Full Story...

Optimising material movement and blending operations in the oil and gas sectors 07/08/2012
Honeywell’s BMA applications are designed to provide complete planning, execution, and performance monitoring of refinery and terminal blending and movement operations, and integrate with either its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) or DCS from other vendors’. BMA applications help ensure that off-site facilities operate more efficiently, with improved safety and reliability. Full Story...

Control and safety system upgrade for Staatsolie refinery 31/07/2012
Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V., the state-owned hydrocarbon and sustainable energy company, has selected Honeywell to upgrade the safety and control system at its Suriname refinery to its Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) solution. Full Story...

Improving performance of global refinery operations 21/05/2012
Invensys Operations Management has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Valero Energy Corporation, for the use of Invensys Operations Management’s ACA.HF Advanced Alkylation Measurement Solution. Full Story...

Intelligent valve controllers chosen for FPSO project 19/04/2012
Metso has won an order from Eni Norge and Statoil to supply its latest generation stainless steel valve controllers to the Norwegian Goliat Floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) plant in the Barents Sea. Full Story...

Automated flow control for tank terminal 28/02/2012
The recently opened Botlek Tank Terminal (BTT) in Rotterdam relies on electric valve actuation technology, supplied by Rotork, for automated flow control and vital safety related duties associated with the import, export and storage of a varied range of liquid bulk products. Full Story...

Nexen awards contract for Golden Eagle Area development project 21/02/2012
Yokogawa UK has been awarded a contract for the supply of an Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) for the Golden Eagle Area Development (GEAD) Project, operated by Nexen Petroleum UK. The area is home to one of the largest oil and gas discoveries in the UK North Sea in the past ten years. Full Story...

DCS migration offers increased availability, reduced cycle times and less waste 21/02/2012
Cost and operational efficiency benefits have been identified at Fuchs Lubricants, since the addition of Siemens’ PCS 7 distributed process control system and SIMATIC Batch to the control system mix. Full Story...

Remote control and safety monitoring for offshore platform 17/01/2012
Statoil has announced that it is to deploy Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) and Honeywell Distributed System Architecture (DSA) at its Valemon platform in the North Sea, where production is due to start in 2014. Full Story...

SIS replacement project at refinery 10/01/2012
An order for the end-of-life replacement of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) within two processing units at Petroplus’ Coryton Refinery in England has been received by Hima-Sella. The facility is a fluid catalytic cracking refinery with a throughput of 220,000 barrels every day. Full Story...



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