ABB is to apply its Adaptive Execution methodology to help optimise the first unmanned processing platform for the Krafla field in the North Sea.
Adaptive Execution integrates expert teams, new technologies, agile processes, shared learnings and proven methodologies into a more evolved end-to-end solution, tied together with the digital ABB Ability platform.
Equinor has employed ABB also to deliver automation solutions for the Krafla oil and gas field development, that is part of the coordinated development of the licenses Krafla, Fulla and North of Alvheim (NOA).
The Unmanned Processing Platform (UPP) at Krafla will be wholly remote controlled from an onshore control centre leveraging the market leading distributed control system ABB Ability System 800xA equipped with Select I/O.
In addition to the UPP, the ABB system will monitor and control multiple units including two unmanned wellhead platforms, and a subsea production system.
ABB will create a digital twin to simulate, test and verify the advanced functions needed for unmanned operations on the control system, before being installed at site.