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Oil & Gas Midstream

Yokogawa's innovative technology platforms and industry leading execution is well regarded in the global marketplace as a solutions partner pioneering the integration of technologies for all aspects of the oil & gas ecosystem from reservoir to enterprise. Proven solutions that include predicative business modeling, plant optimization and highly reliable automation platforms are assisting midstream operators to run their businesses at the optimal efficiencies. Yokogawa is helping clients to develop their automation roadmaps ensuring years of highly effective asset utilization and sustainability.

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  • STARDOM and FAST/TOOLS integrated SCADA solution for Indian Oil Corporation's multiproduct oil pipeline.
  • STARDOM facilitates the total visualization of data needed for safe and reliable pipeline operations.
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India's flagship natural gas company GAIL Limited integrates all India's Gas Pipelines by a Yokogawa FAST/TOOLS SCADA system.

  • FAST/TOOLS SCADA system centralized monitoring & control of India's gas pipelines.
  • All operation data can be directly utilized for gas allocation and billing.
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With the current growth of the midstream industry, gas processing companies are increasingly focused on acquiring, expanding, and constructing new gas processing facilities. This diverts the attention of process engineers and operations management towards working on facilities design and commissioning. 

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In early 2008, Southern Union Gas Services (SUGS) commissioned eSimulation to build a predictive business model to help SUGS accurately manage and forecast plant gross margins. The business model encompasses SUGS's fully integrated gathering and processing assets located in the Permian Basin region of west Texas and southeast New Mexico (5 plant gathering and processing /treating supersystem).

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Enogex was the first company to deploy eSimulation's web-based optimization system (eSimOptimizerSM). The results of their first application, applied to the Custer plant, were presented at previous GPA meetings in 2001 and 2002. Enogex followed this success with additional web-based optimization applications at their other gas processing facilities.

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Williams Midstream is one of the largest gatherers and natural gas processors in the San Juan Basin of Colorado and New Mexico. Williams Midstream operate s 5 gas plants in the region with the combined capacity to process approximately 750 million cubic feet per day and treat an additional 760 million cubic feet per day.

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Mid-stream assets are currently managed from a commercial perspective using traditional spreadsheet tools. These tools are used to analyze gathering and processing options based on current index prices and to evaluate the margins generated by new well connects. Spreadsheets are effective.

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BP America Production Company (BP) commissioned eSimulationSM's eSimOptimizerSM web-based process optimization system on the Crane Gathering and Processing System in Upton and Midland Counties, TX, in February 2005. This technology has been applied previously by eSimulation to several gas processing facilities.

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Western Gas Resources, Inc. (WGR) has embarked on a business improvement initiative at the Granger, WY processing asset. The initiative includes on-line model-based process optimization provided by eSimulation Inc. The Granger plant was chosen for optimization because of its size and complexity.

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Business Issues

  • Wide variance in operator competency levels
  • Risk of inappropriate or inexperienced operator responses
    • Safety
    • Environmental
    • Production losses
    • Reduced economic operating efficiency
  • Operators retiring
    • New untrained staff
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Many midstream executives today recognize that a source of great competitive advantage is the know-how their people possess. The ability to leverage a company's knowledge across its current and future employee base is often the difference between a successful company and a mediocre one.

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DEFS was asked to consider applying a web-based optimization service to the Three Rivers gas plant. The Three Rivers plant is a single train cryogenic gas plant with a throughput of 80 mmscfd through the one processing train in operation during the operations timeframe. 

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The gas processing industry has been active in Oklahoma since the early 1930's. The majority of gas processing plants currently in operation were installed in the late 1970's and early 1980's to take advantage of advances in turboexpander technology. Many of these plants have not been upgraded since their installation with regards to process technology or their plant control systems. 

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Gas processing companies operate facilities that can benefit from advanced technologies developed for the refining, chemical, and petrochemical industries.

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The STARDOM™ network-based control system is composed of highly independent components that are based on the latest network technologies.

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The midstream industry has made significant investments in accounting, measurement, SCADA, DCS, and historian technologies that can be, but seldom are, leveraged for advanced analytical analysis. eSimulation specializes in leveraging these technology investments into higher value applications that answer the questions...

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eSimEvaluator™ is a comprehensive, offline business management and optimization solution designed specifically for planning, forecasting, and business-wide optimization applications in the midstream industry. eSimEvaluator™ is unique in that it models both the economic and physical interactions inherent in midstream enterprises.

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A battery room is used to storage batteries for emergency power management in the plant. Each substation has battery room and the storage batteries are lead-acid batteries which must be maintained within specified operating temperature limits. Temperature management is important to ensure a long service life of the batteries especially for the plant in desert climates.

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For shorter time horizon margin management, eSimulation provides the eSimOptimizerTM economic/process optimization solution to maximize gas plant profitability. eSimulation began operations in early 2000 by deploying the eSimOptimizer solution to manage key energy and process tradeoffs at the plant level. The platform has evolved to take advantage of new technologies, with a continued focus on integrating the technology into client business processes.

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A new force exists to help midstream companies to exceed their profitability goals. In early 2014, Yokogawa – bringing the strength of a $4 billion industrial automation supplier

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The site consists of (10) remote wells with one central location that will collect all the data and have it available via Modbus TCP into the plant's DCS. Each well site has (1) 4-20 madc input from a flow meter, along with (1) DO signal to start the pump and (1) DI to read back the pump status. There is AC power available at each site. A path study was done before based on the GPS coordinates given for each site.

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One of the challenges that upstream and midstream businesses face is aggregating volume and composition data from multiple sources to allow for measurement analyses from wellhead to sales points. Required measurement analyses include checking custody transfer volumes, tracking losses across the system, and running balances across all aspects of the business (property, field, gathering area, etc...).

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Virtualization and Cloud Computing are becoming common terms. Global leaders in Information Technology (IT) advertise with their new solutions of Virtualization and Cloud Computing.

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Virtualization and Cloud Computing are becoming common terms. Global leaders in Information Technology (IT) advertise with their new solutions of Virtualization and Cloud Computing.

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Due to current events of target virus attacks such as Stuxnet and Flame, the demand for cyber security has become high priority within Industrial Automation (IA). Since the beginning of IA, the global approach for security technologies has been reserved. There was a valid reason for the industry wide reticence, given that there were no direct vulnerabilities.

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Alarm management is not just a project that has a start and end date; it's a continuous cycle. Once the alarm system has been reviewed and improvements have been identified, we must check that controls are in place to ensure the alarm system remains functional. The key is to ensure that the system is continuously monitored and any changes are fully documented. There are seven key steps for alarm management. Rationalization is one of those critical steps.

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Recently, there is an increasing demand for operation and monitoring of all the various controllers distributed in the field on the same screens to improve plant operation efficiency. The purpose of the Unified Gateway Station (UGS) is to connect external controllers, such as the STARDOM's FCN/FCJ autonomous controllers and other vendors' controllers, to the CENTUM VP integrated production control system and to operate and monitor those external controllers on the Human Interface Station (HIS) screens, the operation and monitoring screens for the CENTUM VP.

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The world of process automation is governed by procedures. While we like to refer to the process industries as being largely "continuous", this could not be further from the truth. Process manufacturing is constantly in flux.

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Tuning PID controllers can seem a mystery. Parameters that provide effective control over a process one day fail to do so the next. The stability and responsiveness of a process seem to be at complete odds with each other. And controller equations include subtle differences that can baffle even the most experienced practitioners. 

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This paper shows how to improve distillation operations by focusing on procedure automation. It will review the importance of using procedures in distillation operations and highlights the collaboration work underway between Fractionation Research Inc. (FRI) and Yokogawa Corporation to improve procedural operations.

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With the current growth of the midstream industry, gas processing companies are increasingly focused on acquiring, expanding, and constructing new gas processing facilities. This diverts the attention of process engineers and operations management towards working on facilities design and commissioning. The result is limited time available for troubleshooting and analysis of plant performance.

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Recently, several ARC Advisory Group analysts and management team members had a chance to sit down with the new Yokogawa President and COO, Mr. Takashi Nishijima, and several other top Yokogawa executives to discuss the company's burgeoning presence in the worldwide upstream and midstream oil & gas industry.

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As international price competition becomes increasingly fierce, high value-added, high-efficiency production is essential for the survival of production plants in the oil refining, chemical and other industries. On the other hand, if plant equipment, which is the foundation of these production industries fails, business opportunities will be lost due to loss of yield, environmental destruction, and weakened financial strength due to social compensation.

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