The Vladimir Filanovsky field is the largest offshore oil field in Russia’s sector of the Caspian Sea where as part of an existing contract with Siemens Energy, Actemium’s Power Management System (PMS) and panels are controlling the power to a network of oil and gas platforms, owned and operated by LUKOIL.
To provide the power for this entire network, the Caspian Energy Group (CNRG) awarded Siemens Energy the contract to supply 4 SGT-400 twin-shaft dual fuel Turbine Generator sets, each rated at 12.9MWe with a waste heat recovery system and Liquid Fuel preparation unit.
As the contract also includes the supply of a Power Management System, Siemens Energy engaged the services of Actemium ICS to supply the Low Voltage Switchgear, Generator Control Panels and Power Management System energy distribution, for monitoring and control of the entire power island.
Actemium Automation Teesside (Worksop) then joined the project to deliver the Siemens hardware and provide specialist PMS application software for a high availability redundant PLC and DCS using Siemens PCS7. This controls the whole power production process and energy management systems for the network’s lighting, heating, machinery and drilling equipment.
Phase 1 of the Filanovsky Project is due to be signed off in 2022, after 9 plus years and around 30 engineer trips for commissioning equipment, after which Phase 2 will see the addition of 2 more platforms connected via undersea cables.
With the price of oil now making a recovery after a 2 year dip in the market, it is hoped that this will open up new opportunities for future projects within this sector.