Offshore Exploration and Production

Automation, Control, and Safety Systems for Offshore Operations

To maximize uptime, offshore production and drilling operations require reliable systems that run safely without interruption for as long as possible. We have the oil and gas control system portfolio and experience that is required to help you meet your operational goals.

Safety, Reliability, and Expertise Equal Maximum Uptime

Meet Operation Goals with Industry Knowledge and Reliable Portfolio

Our extensive portfolio has been used for many years in the demanding conditions of offshore environments. Our technology performs with reliability to provide a safe and efficient operation. Our solutions-focused, knowledgeable, and certified engineering team provides turnkey projects with lifetime support for offshore applications.

Globally, we have helped customers with BOPs, subsea process control, and compression. We have also provided topside process control on platforms, FPSOs, and marine propulsion systems.

Integrated Control, Power, and Safety Solutions

Reliable Systems Enable Full Visibility and Safe Operations

Offshore operations present numerous challenges that include:

  • Difficult environmental conditions
  • Demanding control requirements
  • Strict safety regulations

Our open systems enable ease of integration, from subsea to topside, and from process control to motor control. Our capabilities add analytic tools for improved operations and faster decision-making.

Offshore Automation Solutions

Some of the areas that are covered by our offshore exploration and production solutions include:

Subsea Production Systems

Automation, Control, and Safety Systems for Subsea Production

Subsea production systems are designed to operate 24/7. The financial impact of downtime and repair work is high. Systems and equipment must operate in an environment of strong currents, uneven surfaces, extreme low temperatures, and staggering depths. High reliability architectures and reduced maintenance are critical for any oil and gas company that deploys production on the sea bed. Our SIL-rated product portfolio and exceptional scan rates meet the demand needs of HIPPs and OPP systems offshore. Our subsea automation, control, and safety systems lead the industry. They are ideal for a wide range of applications that include:

  • Subsea pump and compressor controls
  • Topside control and safety systems
  • Emergency shutdown
  • Process shutdown and blowout prevention

Floating Production Platforms Control Systems

Integrated Automation and Control for Floating Production Systems

Our oilfield automation and production platform solutions are ideal in a wide range of applications that include:

  • Emergency shutdown and fire and gas detection
  • Pump, compressor, turbomachinery control (TMC)
  • Power generation control
  • Ballast control
  • Process control systems
    • Separation system controls
    • Heater treater systems
    • Dehydration systems
  • Marine propulsion systems, ballast and thruster control
  • Riser control systems
  • Vibration Condition Monitoring Systems

Offshore Facilities Process Safety

Safety Systems for Drilling Rigs and Offshore Production

As an operator of offshore facilities, you demand the highest level of process safety. You must protect personnel, assets, and the environment, while you maintain maximum uptime and minimize disruption.

We have a broad portfolio of offerings for offshore. You can select from a range of scalable solutions to satisfy cost, safety integrity level, and availability requirements.

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Safety System Upgrade Improves Platform Performance

The Izabela field is a GAS extraction and production plant located off Croatia. To improve operational flexibility, EDINA wanted to install integrated systems offshore and onshore. Edina selected Rockwell Automation and Fores Engineering Srl to execute the project. It resulted in a reduction in maintenance and operational costs, while maintaining production capacity.

Products and Capabilities

Solutions to Help You Achieve Your Goal of Operational Excellence

Our portfolio of products and services provides you with solutions that range from controls to fully integrated systems. It provides automation, motor control, process safety, and visualization. We are able to offer a fully digitized oilfield experience. Our solutions help you obtain actionable data, accessible from a variety of devices. This technology drives a safer and more efficient operation with secure remote access.

How May We Help You?

Rockwell Automation and our partners offer exceptional knowledge to help design, implement, and support your automation investment.