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