ABB clinches Rs 430 cr ONGC automation order

Written by Corporate Bureau | Mumbai, Mar 28 | Updated: Mar 30 2008, 05:07am hrs
ONGC has awarded a contract to ABB to integrate information systems across all installations of the oil and gas major at a total cost of Rs 430 crore.

Company chairman and managing director R S Sharma said, The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system will empower decision makers by providing them with real-time data, analysis and trends to plan timely interventions.

ONGC will be able to integrate 247 onshore production installations, group gathering stations, central tank farms and central processing facilities, processing plants at Uran and Hazira, 11 offshore process complexes catering to 157 offshore well-head platforms, 65 onshore and 9 offshore drilling rigs, said a senior ONGC official.

He added that after implementation of the project, all ONGC production and drilling facilities will be monitored on a real-time basis. The proposed enterprise-wide SCADA system follows an architecture commensurate with its hierarchical organisational structure.

The system will facilitate better management of facilities and also contribute towards increased safety of installations and rig personnel.

The system provides detailed information about the installations and also integrates seemlessly with third-party enterprise applications and various analysis tools.

The project will be implemented in two phases. While the first phase will cover areas like IDT, Delhi, NH, Uran, Trombay, MR drilling rigs, Ankleshwar, Cambay, Mehsana, Jodhpur and Ahmedabad, the second phase will cover Assam, Jorhat, Cachar, Tripura, CBM MBA, Kolkata, Cauvery, Rajahmundry, MH and Hazira.

According to official sources, the company has already completed 94% the first phase work and 62% of the second phase.

The project will aid production and drilling installations where process, well, drilling and plant information in terms of process parameters. The system would function independently and meet day-to-day requirements of operating personnel at various installations.