StatoilHydro has extended it contract with CGGVeritas for the provision of dedicated in-house seismic processing services in Stavanger, Norway. The center provides 4D time-lapse and advanced subsurface imaging. The current ‘multi year’ deal extends the original 2006 contract.
High-end search specialist Autonomy reports major first quarter 2009 customer wins with NetApp and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
StatoilHydro has awarded SPT Group a contract for an online Production Management System (PMS) for its Yttergryta, Mikkel and Midgard subsea developments. The PMS will be configured in EDPM, SPT Group’s ‘digital oilfield’ solution based on the Olga multiphase flow simulator. EDPM deliverables include transparent pipeline, virtual instrumentation, hydrate inhibitor tracking and hydrate advisors.
Midstream energy service provider EPCO, is to adopt AspenTech’s AspenOne V7 Engineering Suite to ‘better align’ its engineering and operations processes. The toolset was selected for its front end engineering cost estimation functionality and its embedded Aspen Simulation Workbook, a Microsoft Excel interface.
Emerson Process Management reports on the inauguration of Qatargas’ LNG facility at Ras Laffan Industrial City, said to be the largest LNG train ever built. Emerson provided the main instrumentation and controls for the Qatargas 2 project. Emerson is the ‘preferred supplier’ of automation technologies and services to Qatargas. Three more ‘mega trains’ are to come on stream before the end of the decade, each capable of delivering nearly 8 million tons of LNG annually.
Libya-based Waha Oil Co. has awarded Invensys Process Systems (IPS) a ‘multi-million’ dollar contract for the provision of automation upgrades at the company’s oil fields in Gialo, Waha, Dahra, Samha and Defa. IPS will deploy its InFusion enterprise control system to replace Waha’s legacy SCADA at five remote-area operating centers and one control room. The deal includes 30 new remote terminal units (RTU), retrofits to existing RTUs and replacement wireless Systronic units. IPS’ Roberto DiMeo said, ‘Our technology will assure compatibility across different generations of system components and provide centralized, real-time information to reduce operating costs.’
StatoilHydro has awarded Aker Solutions an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for a gas system upgrade on the North Sea Heidrun platform. The NOK 390 million contract Heidrun Production Pipeline project is expected to increase gas capacity by 16%.
Gazprom Export has expanded its deployment of Lacima’s risk management software. Gazprom’s Vyacheslav Salychev, said, ‘We selected Lacima’s energy risk management software for its wide-ranging valuation and risk measurement capabilities, coupled with its flexibility to incorporate our custom models into an integrated risk analysis framework.’
Mumbai, India-based Bharat Petroleum Co. has awarded a contract to TechCorr USA, for the implementation of an Asset Integrity Management (AIM) program. The AIM includes non-destructive testing (NDT) technologies and inspection methodologies to ‘minimize the risks and vulnerabilities’ of refining operations.
‘Family-owned’ Rocky Mountain E&P outfit True Oil has purchased a license to TerraSpark’s ‘Insight Earth’ interpretation suite. True Oil chief geologist Roger Barton said, ‘With InsightEarth we have been able to interpret complex data and pick faults in a visually-intuitive way that was not possible using any other software.’
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