Emerson has netted a contract for Maersk Oil’s Culzean gas field development in the North Sea.
The company will act as the main automation contractor and provide services and technologies for the three offshore platforms as well as for an onshore observation facility which can support remote operations if needed.
One of the largest gas discoveries in the North Sea, the Culzean field is expected to meet around 5% of the UK’s total demand.
Steve Sonnenbrg, president of Emerson Process Management, said:“Emerson has proven technology and a successful track record of managing budget and schedule risk in North Sea automation projects.
“This experience positions us to support Maersk Oil in both the initial construction phase and the long-term operational success of this prestigious and important project.”
Emerson will provide its services from its UK headquarters in Leicester to help ensure on-schedule project execution, including system design and engineering, configuration, testing, installation and commissioning.
An operator training system will support both engineering and workforce training to help bring the production online safely and as quickly as possible.
Maersk and its co-venturers have invested around $4.5billion in the Culzean development.
Three offshore platforms will support 12-slot wellheads and house a central processing facility, control room and living quarters.