PDO Birba Control Systems Upgrade FEED

PDO decided to upgrade the old Birba Cluster and started with FEED through Imtech and WPAI for PDO. Abalto was awarded the FEED as System Integrator (SI) for the Automation, Control & Instrumentation for the Control and Safety Systems upgrade.

We developed a detailed FEED for the upgrade of the legacy DCS and IPS systems by Honeywell and Yokogawa to a new Emerson DeltaV DCS system to examine the best options available and establish the best execution methodology for the upgrade along with a full bill of materials and cost estimates.

Project Details

  • Contract No. C201
  • Primary Service Consultancy, Detailed Design & Engineering
  • Industry Oil & Gas
  • Secondary Service Control Systems Engineering, Front End Engineering & Design, Safety Control Systems Engineering, SCADA HMI System Engineering
  • Client Petroleum Development Oman
  • Start Date Mar 2015
  • Consultant or EPC Imtech
  • Contract Value ($) 845500
  • Project Location 8492+9VF, Mawaafag, Oman
  • Person Hours 16260
  • Execution Office Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Status Completed

Scope of work

    FEED project for the Birba Gathering Station (BGS) Control Systems and Safety Systems Upgrade.


  • Develop Project Execution Plan
  • Develop Quality Management Plan
  • Develop Changeover Plan
  • Conduct Site Visit Report and Present to client
  • Develop Old CR Equipment Layout
  • Develop System Architecture with Demolition
  • Develop Bill of Materials
  • Develop Project Cost Estimates
  • Develop Project Interface Demolition details
  • Validate Yokogawa Cabinet Assembly Drawings
  • Validate Honeywell Yokogawa Cabinets
  • Develop Method Statements & Risk Assessments
  • Develop Method Statement of Control Valve Positioners Replacement


  • Site Survey
  • As-Built Documentation
  • Front End Engineering & Design
  • Philosophies
  • Specifications
  • Bill of Materials
  • Project Planning
  • Project Cost Estimates

Technical specifications

  • Old Yokogawa FastTools SCADA
  • Old Yokogawa Stardom FCS
  • Old Yokogawa ProSafe IPS
  • Old Honeywell DCS
  • Old Relay Control Panels
  • New Emerson DeltaV DCS
  • New HIMA IPS