PDO Upgrades Technology To Meet Gas Demand In Oman

April 18, 2022
Petroleum Development Oman deploys Honeywell upgrades.

Honeywell says that Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), an exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman, is deploying a wide range of technologies to modernize and standardize the control system architecture of its government gas plant (GGP) in northern Oman to help satisfy increasing demand for gas across the country. 

Honeywell Process Solutions is utilizing a suite of offerings to upgrade the GGP’S supervisory control center. The scope of the overall technology upgrade includes moving all high-performance process manager (HPM) controllers to a more efficient controller and replacing the failsafe controller (FSC) with Safety Manager. The changeover reportedly was completed while keeping the same input and output modules. The project also focuses on transitioning the plant’s supervisory control level to the latest Experion PKS R511 software release, coupled with a refresh of workstation, server and network platforms. PDO is also implementing the Honeywell Trace offering to monitor critical control assets.

A phased approach to the project reportedly minimized disruptions to normal plant operations and ensured efficient execution of the various steps. Honeywell says PDO has seen benefits including consistent gas quality, reduced risk of unplanned downtime and enhanced lifecycle planning capabilities. The transformation is reportedly being achieved while protecting PDO’s valuable intellectual property – a key project objective.

“Our ability to meet gas demand across the Sultanate rests on our ability to process and produce it effectively and that requires modern control architecture,” says Ahmed Al Harrasi, senior control and automation leader for gas assets, PDO.

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