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OMV selects Invensys SCADA for revamp of gas storage. SonaHess deploys TMR on Algerian oilfield.

Two recent Invensys contract wins show how the process control industry is evolving in gas storage and oilfield automation. OMV Austria E&P has awarded Invensys a contract for the revamp of the SCADA control system on its Schönkirchen-Reyersdorf 1.8 billion m3 gas storage facility. OMV has upgraded its legacy SCADA system to handle modern device control technologies including field device tool (FDT) and device type management (DTM). OMV is leveraging these systems as part of its move to an open-systems based solution using a commercial off the shelf (COTS). The SCADA system will communicate with OMV’s 121 remote gas wells, solar turbines and a remote dispatch center, located 20km from the site.


In a separate announcement, Invensys revealed technology that SonaHess, a joint venture between Sonatrach and Amerada Hess, is to deploy on the Gassi El Agreb (GEA) Algerian redevelopment. Invensys was selected by EPC Bechtel to supply Triconex triple modular redundant (TMR) technology for safety instrumentation in GEA. TMR controls emergency shutdown in four gas compression and re-injection facilities using three isolated, parallel control systems. The system uses two-out-of-three voting to provide high-integrity, error-free, uninterrupted process operation.

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