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Overseas Consultants LTD Projects
Some of the projects OCL and its staff have worked on are:
- BTC Pipeline Project, Azerbaijan, Georgia, & Turkey
The start of the BTC (Baku, Tbilisi, Ceyhan) pipeline is at the Sangachal
terminal near Baku in Azerbaijan, which receives all the oil from the Azeri,
Chirag and Gunashli (ACG) offshore oilfields in the Caspian (the ABB System
800xA control system for the entire pipeline is also situated here). The terminus
of the pipeline is at a new marine terminal at Ceyhan in Turkey, where crude
oil transportation tankers will be loaded. It has been estimated that the
ACG oil fields have reserves in excess of 5.4 billion barrels. The ACG fields
are being developed by the Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC),
a subsidiary of BP. OCL Staff are working with ABB, installing and commissioning
all block valve sites in all three countries. The block valve controllers
are based on ABB's flag-ship System 800xA 800M controllers, connected via
a fibre-optic backbone that runs the length of the 1770KM pipeline to the
ABB System 800xA DCS systems at Baku and Ceyhan.
- Karachaganak Oil & Gas Project, Kazakhstan
The Karachaganak oil field supplies high quality oil condensate to worldwide
markets via it's newly purpose built export pipeline, running from the Karachaganak
site to the port of Atyrau on the Caspian Sea, and also into Orenburg, Russia.
During this two year commissioning project, OCL staff commissioned the Early
Oil Satellite (EOPS) SCADA system, comprising of a number of oil wells and
two manifolds. In addition to commissioning the Serck SCX5 based SCADA/telemetry
system, which comprised Proteus 2000M outstations running at temperatures
as low as -40 degrees centigrade, OCL staff also commissioned the fibre optic
backbone between the dual redundant SCX5 servers and the RTU's. Additionally,
OCL staff were on hand to assist with commissioning the field instrumentation
at the well and manifold sites, including pressure, temperature and flow sensors,
and gas detection devices. OCL Staff later moved on to complete outstanding
commissioning works on the Unit 2 oil and gas re-injection well RTU's and
SCX SCADA servers. Finally, OCL staff, subcontracted to Invensys, took on
the maintenance of the complete field, comprising over 60 wells, and three
separate dual-redundant SCX SCADA Server installations.
- Environment Agency River Monitoring Project, UK
OCL Staff supplied custom written software for the Environment Agency project,
allowing the Environment Agencies ancient Argus based SCADA system to communicate
with Serck Controls' latest, state-of-the-art SCX6 SCADA technology suite.
The software takes data from the Argus system using the Environment Agencies
proprietary, yet obsolete Microport Protocol and supplies the data in SQL
form to SCX6. The project allows the Environment Agency to monitor river levels
in real time, with a view to providing better flood-warning capabilities.
The upgrade to an SCX based system has allowed the Environment Agency to move
away from bespoke software and protocols and leverage the full benefit of
standard, globally recognized technologies, such as XML, SQL, and COM.
- GIDP Project, Bangladesh
The Gas Infrastructure Development Project, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh is
a project funded by the UK Department for International Development. The project
distributes gas, tapped from pre-existing, refurbished wells located mainly
in the North areas of the country, throughout Bangladesh. Based on triple
redundant Serck SCX5 SCADA technology, and Serck Proteus 2000M RTU's, the
SCADA System affords real-time monitoring and control of the wells and the
pipeline. RTU Communications are packet radio based. Communications infrastructure
is microwave based, including multiplexed telemetry, IP network traffic, telephone,
and voice radio traffic.
- OGD2, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
OGD2 is an On Shore Gas processing plant, located in desert of Abu Dhabi in
the United Arab Emirates. A number of solar powered Serck RTU's controlling
the gas well heads and manifolds communicate with a dual-redundant Serck Controls
SCX5 SCADA system and offers real-time control and monitoring of both the
wells, and the export pipeline to the city. RTU communications are based on
MDS packet radio systems.