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SCADA System Trends in Deepwater Developments
Proceedings of the Rio Oil & Gas Conference (2000, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Shari Dunn-Norman, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Kelvin T. Erickson, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Egemen K. Çetinkaya, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Keith Stanek, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Ann K. Miller, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

Subsea systems used in combination with host facilities, such as floating, production storage and offloading units (FPSOs), tension leg platforms (TLPs), spars or compliant towers employ supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems whose architectures differ from SCADA systems found on conventional platforms. in these systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) locate on the host facility, provide control of subsea valves on manifolds and satellite wells. PLCs also continuously record data from temperature and pressure sensors located on subsea wells. Since it is expensive to repair the electronic systems on the manifolds and satellite wells, redundancy is typically built into the system. SCADA systems used in deepwater must also provide for control switching to workover vessels. Such vessels must provide control compatible with the existing deepwater multiplex controls and must endure the sage control of the well. During 1999, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) in the United States launched a study to assess the current state of SCADA systems used in the territorial waters of the US, with special emphasis on quantifying the reliability of these systems. This paper describes findings from this study and provides a comparison of trends with other international deepwater SCADA systems.

Meeting Name
Rio Oil & Gas Conference (2000: Oct. 16-19, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Department(s)
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Second Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electronic OCLC #
900476968
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2000 Instituto Brasileiro de Petróleo e Gás, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2000
Citation Information
Shari Dunn-Norman, Kelvin T. Erickson, Egemen K. Çetinkaya, Keith Stanek, et al.. "SCADA System Trends in Deepwater Developments" Proceedings of the Rio Oil & Gas Conference (2000, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ekc/25/