Emerson Helps China Advance Production at Bohai Bay Offshore Oil Field


Global process automation firm has engineered PlantWeb® digital architecture for FPSO and six platforms

AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 7, 2009) -- Emerson Process Management announced today that it has helped China prepare for startup of Bohai Bay Phase II oil production by engineering and commissioning PlantWeb® digital architecture across six platforms and the Peng Bo floating production storage and off-loading vessel (FPSO), also called Hai Yang Shi You 117.

Discovered by ConocoPhillips, the Bohai Bay field is being jointly developed with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).

Emerson is engineering and installing PlantWeb digital automation architecture for process control and asset management and is integrating these with shutdown and fire and gas systems on each platform, on the FPSO, and across all facilities. Emerson's DeltaV(TM) digital automation system is on each of the seven phase II facilities. The DeltaV system is the core resource for digital integration. It also provides centralized monitoring and human interface of the entire field from one platform, with the FPSO providing backup.

PlantWeb architecture will also network field instrumentation including Emerson's Rosemount® measurement instruments and Daniel® metering systems. Emerson's AMS® Suite on each platform and FPSO will enable predictive diagnostics through continuous monitoring of field instrumentation, allowing personnel to detect and repair impending failures before they affect production.

"We are excited about the progress in digitally integrating this major oil field project to support the escalating manufacturing automation needs in China," commented Steve Sonnenberg, president of Emerson Process Management. "We are serious about providing unparalleled support of our customers in China, and we look forward to exceeding the expectations of ConocoPhillips China and CNOOC for the development and sustained support of the major global facility."

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb®, Fisher®, Rosemount®, Micro Motion®, Daniel®, DeltaV(TM), Ovation®, and AMS® Suite.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to create innovative solutions for customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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Emerson Process Management
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