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.

Press Release: Emerson to Help Azerbaijan International Operating Company Enhance Safety and Efficiency of Offshore Oil Platform in Caspian Sea

About FieldComm Group

The FieldComm Group is a global standards-based organization consisting of leading process end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations that work together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies and serves as the source for FDI technology. The FieldComm Group’s mission is to develop, manage and promote global standards for integrating digital devices into automation system architectures while protecting process-automation investments in HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus communication technologies. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of the technologies. For more information, visit their web site at www.fieldcommgroup.org.

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