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INTECH carried out instrumentation upgrade and relocation project in offshore Nigeria

INTECH Process Automation successfully carried out a project for instrumentation upgrade and relocation of panels for a major oil and gas operator at an Early Production Facility in offshore Nigeria.

The client wanted to relocate an F&G mimic panel and operator work stations (OWS) from its Early Production Facility (EPF) to its Central Processing Facility (CPF). Installation of two new pressure transmitters at inlet manifold & separator area at EPF facility was also required. EPF control room had two, dual screen operator stations which were connected to process control network via redundant Ethernet switches. HMI functionality was to be shifted to the CPF’s CCR (central control room) on a standalone basis, whilst EPF PAS/SIS control system and Engineering workstation would reside at their original location in EPF control room.

INTECH proposed and carried out the following changes successfully completing the project well ahead of the project schedule:

  • EPF HMI network to be extended to CPF via Ethernet over FO
  • Two new pressure transmitters to be installed in the HIPPS system on EPF. One in Separator area and the other in Inlet Manifold.
  • F&G panel will be moved from EPF to CPF. Loop extenders will be used to extend the existing loop to CPF. While the ControlNet network will be extended to CPF via ControlNet over FO.


INTECH’s Integrated Control Systems offer a complete array of vendor neutral control automation and integration solutions ranging from basic Process Control, Safety, F&G and Power Management applications to data networks, site security, instrument management and fully integrated control and safety systems. Our third party start-up and commissioning services ensure minimum downtime and accelerated glitch-free execution. INTECH’s ICS is a “One-Stop Automation Solution” that improves plant safety, reliability and efficiency while lowering costs and increasing returns.

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INTECH Process Automation Inc. is an international Control Systems engineering and Systems Integration company delivering reliable automation solutions to the Oil & Gas sector since 1991. INTECH has done projects in 31 countries across 6 continents with regional offices in 13 countries, equipping it with 2000+ engineering man-years of experience. INTECH’s vendor-neutral approach and extensive experience help serve both regional and global customers with the highest standards of quality and reliability.

INTECH covers all traditional asset classes (upstream, midstream & downstream) as well as shale and buoy automation. Its wide range of solutions covers traditional control system automation as well as hydraulic (surface and sub-surface) control system automation and advanced software solutions for operations and asset management. Customers benefit from INTECH’s lump-sum turnkey solutions to save costs and increase plant productivity.

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