Yokogawa Middle East & Africa B.S.C announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Oman Limited has received a 5-year life cycle agreement extension from bp Oman. Yokogawa Oman Limited has been providing life cycle support, including call center support and remote contract management, to bp in Oman’s Block 61 since August 2017.
In addition to maintenance of the facility, Yokogawa Oman also recently supported bp’s successful commissioning and integration of the Ghazeer project (phase 2 of Block 61’s development) with the existing plant. The project was going through commissioning and testing of the integrated control and safety system during the first quarter of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Travel restrictions resulted in resource limitations at site. With the support of Yokogawa Oman, bp continued to successfully commission the ICSS without any delays or additional cost.
Total production capacity from Block 61, comprising both Khazzan and Ghazeer, is expected to rise to 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas a day and more than 65,000 barrels a day of associated condensate. With an estimated 10.5 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas resources, the block has the capacity to deliver approximately 35% of Oman’s total gas demand.
The Yokogawa products and services under this new 5-year agreement include the CENTUM® VP integrated production control system, ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented system, STARDOM™ network-based control system, Plant Resource Manager (PRM®) plant asset management package, FAST/TOOLS SCADA software, Exa-series productivity solution software, field wireless and other types of field instruments. The entire facility is monitored and protected by Yokogawa’s comprehensive Cyber Security solution.
The new life cycle agreement is an affirmation of Yokogawa Oman’s exemplary service over many years. It will contribute towards increasing Yokogawa’s In-Country Value (ICV) in Oman. The company’s current ICV is 50% with commitment to achieve higher values in future, creating more jobs and adding to the local economy.
About Yokogawa Middle East & Africa
Yokogawa Middle East & Africa B.S.C is a solely owned subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation of Japan. Headquartered in Bahrain, over the last three decades Yokogawa Middle East & Africa has delivered internationally benchmarked process control and instrumentation solutions, customised to meet regional requirements.
The company has an extensive network of 10 subsidiaries, 7engineering centres, 24 sales / service offices and 12 training centres in the region. With a skilled work force of over 1,500 employees spread across the Middle East and Africa, it offers solutions locally, in project execution, engineering, commissioning, plant operation, maintenance and training, including a dedicated team of 220 service engineers, with around the clock Customer Response Centre.
About Yokogawa Oman Limited
In continuation of the wide network and broad competency Yokogawa Middle East & Africa has built, Yokogawa Oman Limited has developed a FAT area of 700 m2 with associated office facilities in Muscat which is at par with other Yokogawa facilities in the region in terms of infrastructure, quality, HSE and also incorporating the specific requirements of customers. The available FAT area has a capacity to stage around 200 cabinets.