Emerson Process Management has helped Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) realize its vision of integrated operations for the Sabriyah oil field in North Kuwait. The project is part of KOC’s enterprise-wide Kuwait Integrated Digital Field strategy for enhancing oil production.
The strategy is already paying off in the Sabriyah field, where integrated process automation and communication solutions enable workers to access real-time data from throughout the field and then collaborate with others to make timely, effective production decisions.
“Emerson’s technologies have been one of the key components of this project,” said Ahmed Khalid Al Jasmi, team leader – surface for research and technology at KOC. “Their advanced products and systems and their extensive experience in the oil and gas industry make Emerson one of the ideal automation partner,” he added.
The project, executed in collaboration with international oil services company Halliburton, involved instrumenting 49 wells and upgrading the oil field’s power and IT infrastructure.
The Emerson automation solution included Rosemount pressure and temperature instruments and Roxar multiphase flow meters that capture real-time wellhead data to give a full picture of what’s happening in the Sabriyah field. ROC remote terminal units transmit the data to a nearby gathering center, where Emerson’s OpenEnterprise™ supervisory control and data acquisition system receives, controls, and analyzes the data and sends the information to KOC’s Ahmadi Collaboration Center.
In Ahmadi, this vast array of real time information from the wells is utilized into comprehensible workflows developed by KOC to help speed KOC’s decision-making. Users can view real-time alerts, consolidate advisories, and delegate tasks to appropriate departments. This integrated operations approach enables them to effectively monitor and evaluate well performance, analyze reservoirs, avoid losses, and allocate production.
“Emerson and KOC share a vision of the smart digital oilfield,” said Arif Mustafa, Emerson’s country manager for Kuwait. “With integrated operations we can bring the problems to the experts, rather than the other way around. Oil and gas producers gain the ability to collaborate and share information in real time, address issues before they become major problems, and maximize their fields’ productivity,” he added.
Together with its local business partner Almeer Technical Services Company, Emerson operates an office in Kuwait to provide customers a full range of process automation consulting, project execution, manufacturing, and lifecycle services. The office is supported by Emerson’s regional branch in Doha, Qatar; by the company’s Middle East and Africa headquarters in Dubai, UAE; and by a network of other facilities located near customers in Abu Dhabi, Al Khobar, Basrah, Jubail, and Ras Laffan.
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