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ABB to help integrate automation and safety systems for Norwegian oil field development project

ABB to help integrate automation and safety systems for Norwegian oil field development project

May 1, 2018 -ABB announced that it will provide integrated ABB Ability automation and safety systems to Statoil’s Johan Castberg oil field development project in Norway. Integrated control, safety and communication will be key to the successful operation of this new field.

Located in the Barents Sea, north of the Arctic Circle, the field will be developed with an FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading production vessel) and subsea installation with 30 wells. The field has volumes estimated at between 400 and 600 million barrels of oil.

ABB will provide integrated ABB Ability System 800xA automation and safety systems, including simulation and related services to ensure safe operation of the offshore FPSO. The order is valued at around $25 million.

Working closely with design contractor Aker Solutions ABB will provide engineering, installation and commissioning for execution of the project and ensure that production runs from day one of operation.

ABB has experience in gas production and optimization, and a history of collaboration with Statoil on numerous projects around the world.

The field is scheduled to commence operation in 2022 and will have an estimated production lifespan of 30 years. ABB’s deliveries will start in late 2018.

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