Saudi Aramco

COMPANY: Saudi Aramco
HEADQUARTERS: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
SIZE OF COMPANY: More than 1,000 employees; more than $1B in revenue
INDUSTRY: Oil and gas
PRIMARY PRODUCT LINE: Crude oil production, refining and distribution, oil and gas processing and transportation installations
NAME OF PROJECT: Plant Integration and modernization project
PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To upgrade DCS interconnections to have better access to information; reduce maintenance and operating costs and improve reliability; simplify system architecture
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: Integration Objects OPC-based integration solutions, Emerson PROVOX and DeltaV DCS, OSIsoft Data Historian
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ROI: Replaced a difficult interconnection architecture with a modern infrastructure based on standards such as OPC and Microsoft Windows; lowered operating costs; improved interconnect performance, reliability, and security; reduced operational budget by 15% with improved integration architecture