Integrated control systems for safety and automation
KONGSBERG to deliver Integrated control systems for safety and automation
for Skarv and Idun fields
KONGSBERG has been awarded a contract for the delivery of integrated control
systems for safety and automation to the floating production vessel being used to
operate BP Norge's Skarv and Idun fields on the Haltenbanken. The field is scheduled
to come online in 2010 for oil and gas production alike.
Front End Engineering and Design
The contract initially covers a FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) study
conducted jointly with BP Norge and Aker Kværner, where Kongsberg Maritime will
be responsible for the safety and automation systems (SAS). The study is part of
the material to be submitted for final approval by the authorities in spring 2007.
KONGSBERG's contract will potentially have a duration of nearly five years.
Control from onshore
KONGSBERG will apply Foundation Fieldbus technology, making the process control
more accessible and providing faster communication between the control and maintenance
systems. In addition, this technology will make it possible to monitor and control
large parts of the offshore operations from onshore.
"Our focus on this type of process control is part of our strategy aimed at new
markets in the oil and gas industry. Accordingly, we are proud of and greatly appreciate
this contract from BP Norge. It will further strengthen our position on the oil
and gas market", comments Kaare Sunnarvik, Sales and Marketing Manager, Kongsberg