Emerson Process Management will provide automation technologies and aftercare services for BP’s upstream oil and gas operations for the next 10 years.
The agreement extends the existing arrangement between the companies, allowing Emerson Process Management, to provide an expanded scope of technologies and services to projects and support BP’s Field of the Future program for enhanced operating efficiency and oil recovery.
“This agreement further underscores BP’s commitment to safe and reliable operations, as well as our commitment to remaining at the forefront of upstream oil and gas technology,” said Adrian Luckins, vice president of global project solutions at BP, in a press statement.
The new 10-year agreement expands the companies’ existing relationship on upstream oil and gas projects. Under the scope of the new agreement, Emerson will continue to supply automation system technologies, including distributed control systems and safety instrumented systems, but will now also provide valves and measurement instruments as well as technologies for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), asset management, and machinery health monitoring.
As main automation contractor, Emerson will also continue to deliver a range of project and support services that include system engineering, installation, configuration, testing, and ongoing support. The agreement also provides for ongoing maintenance of existing systems.
“We appreciate BP’s continued confidence in our proven ability to execute large, complex oil and gas developments,” said Steve Sonnenberg, president of Emerson Process Management, in a press statement. “Our team welcomes the opportunity to put that experience to work as we help BP operate its assets safely and responsibly, get to first production more quickly and easily, maximize operating efficiency, and optimize production and yield.”
BP and Emerson already collaborate on a number of major upstream oil and gas projects around the world. Emerson is currently providing automation services to BP for a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Quad 204 development and Clair Ridge offshore platform, both in the North Sea to the west of Shetland, and for the Chirag Oil Project and Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea.