Emerson Process Management has been selected by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to automate a new gas/oil separation plant at Barik Gharif field. Emerson's front-end engineering and design of the project is under way, and startup is scheduled for early 2004.
Emerson won a competitive Main Automation Contractor (MAC) bidding tender, and will supply PlantWeb(R) digital plant architecture for the approximately $3.4 million project that will increase safety and efficiency. This will be Emerson's ninth project to supply PlantWeb architecture for PDO projects in Oman. Crude oil produced at Barik is transported to the coast via the Saih Rawl station.
PDO, the major oil exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman, accounts for more than 90 percent of the Middle Eastern country's crude oil production and nearly all of its natural gas supply. PDO has committed to deliver a sustainable 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2007.
Emerson will also supply and install remote monitoring and control technology for eight gas injection wellheads in two remote manifold locations where the flow lines from the individual wellheads are combined. The Barik Central Gathering Station will be remotely operated from Qarn Alam.
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