Strategic Azerbaijan contract win for EnergySys

EnergySys Limited has been awarded a contract for the supply of the Hydrocarbon Accounting System for the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP). The award was given by the South Caucasus Pipeline Company Limited, operated jointly by BP and Statoil as part of the Shah Deniz gas and condensate development project. This system provides services for the Shah Deniz field but the majority of the functionality is used to service the South Caucasus Pipeline Company (SCPC) Limited. The SCPC transports the gas to markets in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.

SCPC is a joint venture company. Its shareholders include: BP, Statoil, SOCAR, LUKOIL, NICO, Total, and TPAO. The system will support the technical operation of the pipeline, undertaken by BP. It will provide Statoil and the Azerbaijan Gas Supply Company (AGSC) Limited. AGSC manage the gas sales, with all of the technical information they require for commercial operations. The interface between these two systems will be fully automated.

The contract, with a value in excess of £500,000, will assure the delivery of one of the most advanced hydrocarbon management systems in the world. It builds on a track record of successful deployments of the ENERGYSYS framework from EnergySys.

The complexity of commercial arrangements surrounding processing and transportation facilities for oil and gas is such that sophisticated tools are required to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all participants. EnergySys Limited, a Digital Steps company, has over ten years of experience in delivering hydrocarbon accounting and commercial operations systems. The company has been at the forefront of technology throughout. Dr Peter Black, Managing Director of EnergySys, comments: “Our leadership position in this field is confirmed by wins like this. We are delighted to have been selected by SCP to realise this new system, based on our established relationship with BP. The South Caucasus Pipeline development is a hugely important contract. It is a testament to the innovative and pioneering spirit of the companies involved. We’re proud to be a contributor.”

ENERGYSYS, the flagship product from EnergySys, is an advanced enterprise Java and XML framework. It is used as the basis for the development. Mr Martin Crane, the Hydrocarbon Value Realisation Operations Manager for the Baku Pipelines, states: “We have used ENERGYSYS as the basis for our commercial management system on the oil pipeline. We wanted to gain the benefits of a shared infrastructure for the gas pipeline. It should be possible to have more than 75% of any commercial operations systems delivered by a standard framework. ENERGYSYS will deliver that for us. My goal is to see those benefits delivered more widely across BP.”

ENERGYSYS is unique in using a server-side spreadsheet engine to encode all business rules. Martin Crane says: “The spreadsheet engine allows us to use a familiar paradigm for the construction of our business rules. This means that they are deployed in a secure, robust, scalable environment. Our own team is writing the business rules for the new system, which provides us with transparency of the commercial arrangements and their operation.” This flexibility and power is a characteristic of the ENERGYSYS framework. The data from which can be accessed securely over the Internet.

Installation of the new system is planned for the third quarter of this year, so the timescales for delivery are challenging. This being said, everyone involved is confident that the solid foundation, provided by ENERGYSYS, is the key to success.



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About EnergySys Limited: EnergySys Limited is the foremost provider of Software as a Service solutions for the oil and gas industry.