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Emerson Completes Digital Automation Engineering and Design for LNG Project in Qatar

May 162006
AUSTIN, Texas (May 16, 2006) - Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), announced today the completion of digital automation engineering and design for the $12 billion Qatargas II facilities expansion, one of the world's largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects.

Emerson, the project's Main Instrumentation and Controls Contractor (MICC), also has begun integration and testing of the digital automation system. Upon completion of integration and testing, the company will install its PlantWeb digital architecture, assist with the expansion project's commissioning and startup, and provide operator training.

The Qatargas II expansion, a joint venture of Qatar Petroleum, ExxonMobil, and Total, will add onto the existing Qatargas site at the Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar, which has three operational LNG units - or trains - producing 8 million tons of liquefied gas annually.

Phase one of the QG-II expansion includes Liquefied Natural Gas train number 4, scheduled to begin delivery of 7.8 million tons annually to the United Kingdom in mid 2008. Train number 5 is scheduled to produce an additional 7.8 million tons annually nine months later. Trains number 4 and 5 are two of the largest LNG liquefaction trains in the world.

Emerson's PlantWebR digital plant automation architecture will be installed as part of the expansion to help Qatargas achieve the joint venture's goal of producing 45 million tons of liquefied natural gas annually by 2010. PlantWeb integrates plant-wide operations for optimum process control, operational excellence, and management information.

PlantWeb uses a FOUNDATIONT Fieldbus-based network of intelligent field devices to deliver continuous process and equipment health information; included are Emerson's RosemountR transmitters, Micro MotionR Coriolis flow meters, FisherR valves with FIELDVUER digital valve controllers, and AMST Suite predictive maintenance software. AMS Suite applications deliver diagnostics and guidance that help unit operators and maintenance personnel optimize performance and availability.

Post-startup services by Emerson will include a multi-year commitment to furnish and manage hardware and software for plant automation systems; safety instrumented systems, training simulation, plant-wide data historian, transmitters, valve positioners, and advanced control solutions.

"Emerson is excited to be a key part in helping Qatar Petroleum achieve its vision of being the world's largest supplier of liquefied natural gas and condensates," said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management. "We are very committed to Qatargas and the liquefied natural gas industry."

About Qatar Petroleum
Qatar Petroleum is responsible for all oil and gas industry processes in Qatar and abroad, including exploration and drilling for oil, natural gas and other hydrocarbon substances, production, refining, transport and storage of the aforementioned substances and any of their derivatives and by-products, as well as trading in, distribution, sale and export of these substances. Qatar Petroleum LNG production will exceed 20 million tons in 2005 and 77 million tons annually by the year 2012. By then, Qatari gas will be delivered to all major markets, around a third of which is earmarked to go to the USA, another third to Europe, including the UK, Spain and Italy, and the remaining third to Asia, including Japan, South Korea and India. By 2012, predictions are that Qatar's share in world LNG trade will reach about 30%, making it the leading world producer.

About ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil Corporation is a leading global oil, natural gas and petrochemical company whose subsidiaries have operations in nearly 200 countries and territories. ExxonMobil's upstream business spans nearly 40 countries and is the world's largest and most profitable nongovernmental producer of oil and gas. The upstream business is managed by five functionally organized global companies. These companies are responsible for the corporation's exploration, development, production, gas and power marketing, and upstream-research activities. This organization successfully leverages the worldwide experience of our people, industry-leading technology, exceptional financial resources and disciplined investment approach.

The corporation's unparalleled upstream portfolio includes profitable long-life producing operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, the Caspian and Africa.

About Total
Total is the world's fourth-largest integrated oil and gas company with operations in more than 130 countries, and exploration and production in 44 countries. Total's operations span the entire oil and gas chain, from exploration, development and production to the gas midstream, refining and marketing, and crude oil and petroleum product trading and shipping. Total is also a world-class chemicals producer, as well as having interests coalmines, cogeneration and power generation.

Total is world's fourth-largest oil and gas producer, with 2004 production of 2.59 million barrels of oil per day, and refining capacity of 2.69 million barrels per day. The company's brands include TOTAL, Elf, Elan, and AS 24.

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing, and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, pulp & paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management, and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWebR, FisherR, Micro MotionR, RosemountR, MobreyR, DanielR, BristolR, DeltaVT, OvationR, AMST Suite and CSI.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2005 were $17.3 billion. For more information, visit
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