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INTECH wins the automation scope of a major platform restoration and upgrade project in offshore Nigeria

INTECH Process Automation has won the automation scope of a major crude production platform restoration and upgrade project in offshore Nigeria.

The said production platform is located approximately 25 miles offshore in 90 ft of water depth and comprises of quarters platform, a production platform and an out of service compression platform. The field hosting the facility was commissioned in 1970 and is a very significant contributor to the crude production in the region. The production platform processes 24 satellite wellhead platforms.

It is noteworthy to point out here that all process control and monitoring on platform is performed through a Distributed Control System (DCS) / Programmable Logic Control (PLC) and every safety protective function is through the Emergency Shutdown System (ESD).

This project aims to address the growing atmospheric impact on the platform and mitigate the growing reliability concerns of continued operations with the objective of a reduced platform safety exposure to below Cat 2. The Scope of the project includes integrity repairs of degraded platform structural members, process equipment, and safety systems as well as selective upgrades of existing control systems and drain systems.

The client, therefore, desired a trusted system integrator with an excellent record of business operations in the region. INTECH Process Automation has been involved in some of the region’s biggest oil and gas projects for more than a decade and its track record has been remarkable. INTECH’s outstanding accomplishments; speaking volumes about its best-in-class solutions and services over the years; convinced the client to be the perfect system integrator for the restoration project.

INTECH scope includes supply, design and engineering of PCS and ESD. The project is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2016.

More will be reported about this project on these pages as it proceeds.

About INTECH’s Integrated Control Systems (ICS) Solutions

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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