Nexen awards contract for Golden Eagle Area development project

21 February 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.

The area comprises the Golden Eagle and Peregrine fields, and is operated by Nexen with Maersk Oil, Suncor Energy Inc, and Edinburgh Oil and Gas as partners.

It is Yokogawa's first major contract with Nexen Petroleum UK, and sees Yokogawa further develop its installation base in the North Sea.

The ICSS package utilises the company’s CENTUM VP for the process control system and operator environment. The SIL-rated process shutdown systems and main fire & gas detection systems are based on the ProSafe-RS safety system with ProSafe-SLS solid-state safety system technology being deployed for the emergency shutdown system.

Other systems included within the ICSS package include the operational data system utilising Yokogawa's Exaquantum historian and asset management using Yokogawa's PRM package.

The process control system is said to provide a fully integrated operator environment with advanced alarm management facilities for all the ICSS systems and associated third-party packages. It will be installed across the new GEAD complex, comprising the process utilities and living quarters platform and a bridge-linked wellhead platform.

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