Terra Nova FPSO - Emergency Shutdown ESD

Application: Emergency Shutdown System (ESD)
Installation Area: Grand Banks - Offshore Newfoundland
Client: Brown & Root / Terra Nova Alliance

SELLA CONTROLS supplied the design, engineering, build and commission of an advanced Emergency Shutdown System, which was installed on the turret riser of the FPSO. The system handles signal applicable shutdown level 0 and level 1, together with identified SIL3 (IEC61508) production shutdown on this groundbreaking project.

The ESD has the task of overseeing the safe operation of the Turret Riser ESD isolation valves, depressurisation of the HP/LP subsea hydraulic headers, the blowdown valves and the main processor train oil and gas valves. Our programmable system comprises HIMA HIQuad which is certified to IEC 61508 SIL3, configured with safe communications.

The Terra Nova FPSO was the first of its kind in the Canadian Offshore Sector, located approximately 350km off the coast of Newfoundland. First oil was drilled at the beginning of 2002 and the FPSO is currently working on extracting the oil from the estimated reserves of 370 million barrels.

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