PDO decided to upgrade the old Birba Cluster and started with a FEED and Detailed Design done by Abalto with WPAI for PDO. From the FEED stage, the project entered in detail design phase and commissioning and Start-up where again Abalto was awarded the specialist role of System Integrator SI for the hot swap changeover and commissioning of the Automation, Control & Instrumentation for the Control and Safety Systems upgrade.
Abalto deployed an experienced team of 12 engineers and technicians to the project to ensure all risks identified were mitigated to achieve a smooth Hot Swap Changeover from the old control system to the new one in a timely manner without any deferment.
Primary ServiceConstruction & Commissioning
IndustryOil & Gas
Secondary ServiceAs Built Documentation, Commissioning Management, Commissioning Planning Systemisation & Completion, Construction Management, Manpower Supply, Pre-Commissioning & Commissioning, Site Construction, Start Up Audit Start Up & Process Optimisation
ClientPetroleum Development Oman
Start DateMay 2018
Consultant or EPCWorley Parsons Oman
Contract Value ($)1032900
Project Location8492+9VF, Mawaafag, Oman
Execution OfficeMuscat, Sultanate of Oman
Scope of work
Commissioning & Start-up project was awarded after execution of the Detail Design for the Birba Gathering Station (BGS) Control Systems and Safety Systems Upgrade.
Conduct Pre-Commissioning Checks
Conduct Loop Checks
Online Changeover using Method Statements
Functional Checks to Verify correct control and operation