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Integrated Control and Safety System for an offshore barge facility

Olero Creek is a swamp that is located in the Delta State which is about 200 kilometers northwest of Port Harcourt. Olero Creek has a flow stations system which is operated by the customer that consists of four barge-mounted processing modules which separate oil and gas from the well. They separately deliver oil and gas and re-inject water to the well. The facilities, designed as offshore installations, comprised of multiple barges installed in a river delta. During the refurbishment of the barge, INTECH was called in for:

  1. Engineering, Design and Supply of Process Control System (PCS)
  2. Engineering, Design and Supply of Safety Integrated System (SIS)
  3. Integration of PCS and SIS across 6 platforms and data integration with third party skid based control system packages
  4. Documentation – FAT &SAT procedures
  5. Startup & Commissioning services

INTECH based on its rich oil & gas domain knowledge, technological expertise and its vendor neutral approach to system design choose hardware that was best fit for customer needs & requirements. The system delivered was designed keeping in view the specific international safety, compliance and operational excellence standards specific to a gas processing facility. The hardware selected included:

  1. PCS – Allen Bradley PLC5
  2. SIS – Allen Bradley PLC5
  3. HMI – Wonderware InTouch

INTECH enables oil & gas facilities to optimally deploy and maintain automation solutions resulting in enhanced productivity, reliability, safety, compliance, and flexibility of the assets and the enterprise. INTECH has completed over 100 major upstream Oil & Gas automation projects for the top ten Exploration and Production companies globally. INTECH design philosophy is based on a vendor neutral, best fit automation solution approach to ensure safe, efficient and compliant operations.

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