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November 12, 2010 - Incorporating complete set of kinetic reactor models, under license from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, SimSci-Esscor ROMeo enables refineries to optimize crude selection, evaluate crude supply opportunities, and predict refinery yields and qualities. Scalable software solution allows incremental, expandable deployment within common architecture, and offers re-use of individual unit models for performance monitoring or online optimization of individual units and distillate pools.

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New SimSci-Esscor ROMeo Refinery Software from Invensys Enables Refinery-Wide Process Modeling and Optimization

Press release date: November 3, 2010

-- Industry-leading ROMeo software leverages proven reactor modeling technology from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company --

PLANO, TEXAS - Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, today announced the release of its SimSci-Esscor ROMeo Refinery software solution, which enables refinery-wide process modeling and optimization as a component of the InFusion Enterprise Control System (ECS). The new software extends the company's powerful ROMeo optimization software using a complete set of rigorous kinetic reactor models, under license from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE).

The new ROMeo software can help refiners achieve Productivity and Control Excellence because it allows them to improve crude selection, evaluate crude supply opportunities and reliably predict refinery yields and qualities to determine the potential for improving yields of higher-value products and processing lower grades of crude.

"This latest release of our ROMeo Refinery software allows refineries to rigorously simulate and optimize the entirety of their operations in detail, from the crude oil tank farm to final product blending," said Harpreet Gulati, product director, Invensys Operations Management. "With clear, measurable and visible benefits that can total millions of dollars per year, companies can utilize a ROMeo solution to get a complete understanding of the true profitability of their refineries, as well as understand the interaction between upstream units that have downstream constraints."

The ROMeo refinery software offers:

o A scalable software solution that allows incremental, expandable deployment within a common architecture, helping to ensure rapid return on investment.

o Refinery-wide modeling to identify the most profitable processing of different crude oil feedstocks, which can help ensure the highest-value product pools.

o Re-use of individual unit models for performance monitoring or online optimization of individual units and distillate pools.

This release of the ROMeo Refinery software incorporates EMRE's rigorous kinetic models, which enable detailed modeling and optimization of FCC, reformer, HF alkylation and sulfuric acid alkylation units. Additional models for hydrocracking, fuels and lubes hydrotreating, coking, isomerization, visbreaking and other units will be available in the near future. All models are available in open equation format, enabling quick and robust modeling inside the ROMeo Refinery software environment.

The ROMeo Refinery software is based on Invensys Operations Management's proven ROMeo optimization suite. ROMeo software technology provides a common platform to optimize other aspects of refinery profitability, such as refinery-wide mass balance, utilities optimization, naphtha management and hydrogen optimization. Its baseline features can act as a springboard for additional functionality, such as Wonderware Intelligence, an enterprise manufacturing intelligence product that can be layered on top of existing ROMeo installations to create dashboards and monitor KPIs. For more information about refinery optimization, please visit http://iom.invensys.com/optimization and download the free white paper Achieving Competitive Advantage from Refinery-Wide Business Performance Optimization.

About Invensys Operations Management
Invensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and information technology, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, its solutions are used by more than 40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and facilities.

Invensys Operations Management's offerings are delivered under several prominent industry brands, including Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, SimSci-Esscor, Skelta, Triconex and Wonderware. The company's approximately 9,000 employees and its global partner ecosystem integrate these products and services to help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time, extracting critical data to make faster and better decisions and synchronize their operations from the plant floor to the executive offices, aligning production goals with business objectives. To learn more about Invensys Operations Management, visit iom.invensys.com.

Invensys plc (www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISYS.L), with approximately 20,000 employees working in 50 countries

Invensys, the Invensys logo, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, ROMeo, SimSci-Esscor, Skelta, Triconex and Wonderware are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries or affiliates. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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