Emerson Process Management Wins Fieldbus Project with Azerbaijan International Operating Company
Azerbaijan International Operating Company, operated by BP, has awarded a major offshore automation contract to Emerson Process Management that includes FOUNDATION fieldbus. According to the press release:
“Emerson is the Main Automation Contractor for the project and will deliver a variety of technologies and services. The company’s PlantWeb(TM) digital plant architecture — including Foundation fieldbus communications, digital automation systems, asset management software, and intelligent field devices — will provide process control and access to management information. Its network of intelligent transmitters and valve positioners will deliver continuous process and equipment health information to identify potential problems before they affect operations.“
We have been saying for the past year that upstream oil and gas is one of the fastest growing markets for fieldbus, just as it is for overall process automation. FOUNDATION fieldbus, however, addresses many of the unique concerns that the oil and gas industry has, especially when it comes to our work with Remote Operations Management. Offshore Magazine has a good article on the Chirag Oil Project and what it entails.