Emerson helps complete first Caspian subsea project ahead of schedule, under budget

7/22/2019

SOUTHHAMPTON -- Emerson has completed its $48-million contract for automation systems and cloud engineering software-as-a-service for the Shah Deniz 2 project in Azerbaijan and is fulfilling an ongoing five-year services contract to help ensure reliable, safe operations. Emerson’s support services, predictive reliability software and digital twin solutions will help optimize operations and achieve reliable performance.

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Shah Deniz Bravo platforms in the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan. Photo: BP.

The $28-billion project includes the first subsea development in the Caspian Sea. At plateau, the BP-operated Shah Deniz 2 is expected to produce 16 Bcm of gas per year incrementally to Shah Deniz 1 production.

Emerson served as the main automation contractor (MAC) for the megaproject, with the company’s project certainty approach supporting a reduction of global automation engineering complexity, which contributed to production starting more than four months ahead of schedule.

Emerson’s advanced predictive reliability software and dynamic simulation software, parts of its digital twin solutions, will help anticipate upcoming reliability concerns before they impact production and simulate the impact of production performance improvements safely prior to execution.

Emerson’s MAC services and cloud engineering services helped incorporate multiple projects, global contractors and suppliers into a unified program to ensure standardization and maintain the project timeline. Virtualization and implementation of the DeltaV distributed control system with Electronic Marshalling helped the project team eliminate design rework by making it easier to fit automation systems into the platform’s limited space.

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