Emerson signs ten-year deal with BP

Company will provide automation technologies for BP's upstream operations

Emerson's digital oil field control room. Picture courtesy of Emerson.
Emerson's digital oil field control room. Picture courtesy of Emerson.

BP and Emerson have signed a global agreement for Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, to provide automation technologies and aftercare services for BP’s upstream oil and gas operations.

The new ten-year agreement extends the existing arrangement between the companies, allowing Emerson to provide  technologies and expertise for BP’s Field of the Future programme for enhanced oil recovery and operating efficiency.

“This agreement further underscores BP’s commitment to safe and reliable operations, as well as our commitment to remaining at the forefront of upstream oil and gas technology,” said Adrian Luckins, vice president of global project solutions at BP.

"The new agreement expands the companies’ existing relationship on upstream projects. Under the scope of the new agreement, Emerson will continue to supply automation system technologies, including distributed control systems and safety instrumented systems, but will now also provide valves and measurement instruments as well as technologies for supervisory control and data acquisition, asset management, and machinery health monitoring," Emerson said in a statement.

As main automation contractor, Emerson will deliver project and support services that include system engineering, installation, configuration, testing, and ongoing support. The agreement also provides for ongoing maintenance of existing systems.

The technology expert is currently providing automation services to BP for a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Quad 204 development and Clair Ridge offshore platform, both in the North Sea to the west of Shetland, and for the Chirag Oil Project and Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea.

“We appreciate BP’s continued confidence in our proven ability to execute large, complex oil and gas developments,” said Steve Sonnenberg, president of Emerson Process Management.

“Our team welcomes the opportunity to put that experience to work as we help BP operate its assets safely and responsibly, get to first production more quickly and easily, maximize operating efficiency, and optimize production and yield.”

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