BP Oman, which recently marked the operational start of Phase 2 of the Ghazeer gas filed, has extended a life cycle support agreement with Yokogawa Middle East & Africa for five years, with the company’s Omani arm set to provide remote contract management and call centre support to the Sultanate’s Block 61.
Yokogawa Oman Limited, in addition to the maintenance of the facility, also supported BP’s successful commissioning and integration of the Ghazeer project within Phase 2 of Block 61’s development, with the existing plant.
Under the new 5-year agreement, the company will provide products and services, including 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.
Meanwhile, the entire facility has been monitored and protected by Yokogawa’s comprehensive Cyber Security solution.
The company said that the new life cycle agreement is an affirmation of Yokogawa Oman’s many years of service in the country. It will contribute towards increasing Yokogawa’s In-Country Value (ICV) in Oman, which currently stands at 50%, by creating more jobs and adding to the local economy.
In Q1 2020, the project was undergoing commissioning and testing of the integrated control and safety system, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, which created resource limitations at the project site. However, the Yokogawa Oman teams supported BP to commission the ICSS
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