The BP Andrew platform has recently undergone a major redevelopment to support the addition of the Kinnoull and Arundel subsea fields and to develop the Lower Cretaceous gas cap. A new prefabricated separation module weighing in at 700 tonnes was installed, overhanging the platform East end from Weather Deck to Cellar Deck levels.
Servelec Controls is the implementation custodian of Andrew’s Platform Control, Monitoring and Safety System (CMSS) and, from its facilities on the Aberdeen Energy Park, has maintained and developed the system for over fifteen years.
In 2009 during the FEED stage of the AAD Project we began to provide technical consultancy to BP’s engineering team and by 2011 the project had been sanctioned. Since then our Aberdeen-based process control and safety team has worked closely with BP and its engineering alliance partner Wood Group PSN to successfully design, develop, install and commission a series of changes and extensions to the CMSS as the project underwent various phases of construction.
Last year BP and Servelec reviewed the support arrangements for the CMSS and an enhanced, robust long-term support arrangement is now in place that provides BP and its partners with the confidence that a failure of the system can be remedied promptly and with minimal impact on production.
BP is a multinational oil and gas company with operations in 80 countries and produces around 3 million barrel of oil per day. With headquarters in London, BP is a FTSE 100 company with revenue of almost $400billion.
Servelec Controls is part of Servelec Automation, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Servelec Group plc. The Servelec Group is a UK-based technology group, providing software, hardware and services to the UK healthcare, oil & gas, nuclear, power, utilities and broadcast sectors.
Division: Servelec Controls
Category: Controls, BP, Andrew, CMSS, FEED