EnCana Buzzard, North Sea

Application: Solid State Emergency Shutdown (ESD)
Installation Area: Buzzard Field, North Sea
Client: ABB Automation

In 2004, SELLA CONTROLS supplied a Solid State Emergency Shutdown System to ABB Automation in the UK.

The system, utilising HIMA Planar4 technology, which has been built to SIL3 according to IEC61508, forms part of a larger control system present on the EnCana operated Buzzard Field Development.

The Buzzard field, which lies approximately 100 km Northeast of Aberdeen was discovered in 2001 and is now expected to yield in excess of 400 million barrels of recoverable reserves through its 27 production wells (eight of which were pre-drilled during the field investigation phase) and 16 water injection wells. At the peak of its production, Buzzard is expected to recover between 180,000 and 190,000 barrels of oil per day. In 2006, SELLA CONTROLS was awarded a further contract to upgrade and provide additional modifications for the revised specification to the ESD system on the Buzzard platform.

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