EnergySys Limited has been awarded a contract for the supply of the Hydrocarbon Accounting System for the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) by the South Caucasus Pipeline Company Limited operated jointly by BP and Statoil as part of the Shah Deniz gas and condensate development project. The system provides services for the Shah Deniz field but the majority of the functionality services the South Caucasus Pipeline Company (SCPC) Limited which transports the gas to markets in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. SCPC is a joint venture company whose shareholders include: BP, Statoil, SOCAR, LUKOIL, NICO, Total, and TPAO. The system will support the technical operation of the pipeline, undertaken by BP, and will provide Statoil and the Azerbaijan Gas Supply Company (AGSC) Limited, who 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 half a million pounds, will assure the delivery of one of the most advanced hydrocarbon management systems in the world, and builds on a track record of successful deployments of the ENERGYSYS framework from EnergySys.
The complexity of commercial arrangements surrounding major 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, and 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, and 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 project, and 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 from EnergySys, and is used as the basis for the development. Mr Martin Crane, Hydrocarbon Value Realisation Operations Manager for the Baku Pipelines, said: “We have used ENERGYSYS as the basis for our commercial management system on the oil pipeline, and 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, and 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 while deploying them in a secure, robust, scalable environment. In fact, our own team is writing the business rules for the new system, which provides us with visibility and transparency of the commercial arrangements and their operation.” This flexibility and power is a characteristic of the ENERGYSYS framework, the data from which may be accessed securely over the Internet.
The timescales for delivery of the new system are challenging, as installation is planned for third quarter of this year, but everyone involved is confident that the solid foundation provided by ENERGYSYS is the key to success.
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