Awarded Orders

A selection of recently awarded orders provided to keep you up to date with ABLE, global manufacturer and supplier of instrumentation and control solutions.

Customer:Total E & P Nigeria
Project:Northern Option Gas Pipeline Project
Location:Rumuji in Rivers State to Owaza, Abia State, Nigeria
Products:2 x FGM160 Flare Gas Meters

The Northern Option Pipeline (NOPL) Gas project is in consonance with the Nigerian government policy to fast track execution to meet domestic gas demand for power generation while also boosting Total’s contribution to the country’s domestic gas and future distribution to the national domestic gas network. The 50km pipeline which transverses 49 communities from Rumuji in Rivers State to Owaza, Abia State is a key infrastructure within Nigerian Gas Master Plan to allow the supply of up to 300 million standard cubic feet of domestic gas per day (mscf/d) to the Alaoji Power Plant through Imo River Node.

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NOPL comprises approximately 52 kilometres of 24” pipeline with Above Ground Installations (AGI) at Rumuji and Imo River. NOPL will follow partially the route of the existing Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) pipelines between the aforementioned.

Customer:Statoil ASA
Project:Mariner Topside EPC Project
Location:North Sea - UK Sector
Products:1 x FGM160 Flare Gas Meter

Statoil has made the investment decision to develop the Mariner oil field development in the UK North Sea. The project entails investments of more than USD 7 billion and is the largest new offshore development in the UK in more than a decade. The Mariner Field is located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea approximately 150km east of the Shetland Isles.

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Statoil has extensive heavy oil experiences from offshore fields in Norway and Brazil. The Mariner field was discovered in 1981 and Statoil entered the license as operator in 2007 with the aim of finally unlocking the resources.

Statoil expects to start production from Mariner in 2017. The field is estimated to produce for 30 years, with average production of around 55,000 barrels of oil per day over the plateau period from 2017 to 2020.

The Mariner Field consists of two shallow reservoirs, the Maureen Formation and the Heimdal Sandstones of the Lista Formation, with nearly 2 billion barrels of oil in place and expected reserves of more than 250 million barrels of oil. Both formations yield heavy oil of around 12 to 14 API.

The heavy oil project will require pioneering technology in order to be developed. Since its discovery in 1981, the Mariner field has been subject to a number of development studies by different operators prior to Statoil becoming the operator in 2007. The field will be developed with a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform, based on a steel jacket, with 50 active well slots, and a floating storage unit (FSU) of 850,000 bbls capacity. In addition a jack-up rig will be used for the first 4 – 5 years.

The Mariner Field is located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea approximately 150km east of the Shetland Isles. Statoil acquired 44.44% and operatorship for Mariner from Chevron in 2007. Statoil acquired a further 20.6667% of Mariner from Nautical Petroleum in 2010. JX Nippon Exploration and Production (U.K.) Ltd(28.89%) and Alba Resources Limited, (6%) are partners in Mariner. Alba Resources Limited are a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC.

Customer:Total E & P Norway
Project:Martin Linge (Hild) Project
Location:North Sea - Norwegian Sector
Products:2 x FGM160 Flare Gas Meters

Application: HP & LP Flare. Total is operator on the Martin Linge project. Oil and gas production is expected to start in 2016 with a capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).Total holds a 51% interest in the project. Its partners are Petoro (30%) and Statoil (19%).

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The Martin Linge project in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea opens new doors for Total through technology innovations that reduce environmental impacts and enhance safety. The pioneering solutions defined to reduce CO2 emissions represent a new era of sustainable oil and gas production in the Norwegian North Sea.

The development of this offshore oil and condensate gas field lying under 115 m of water began in early 2012. It involves the construction of an integrated wellhead, production and accommodations platform. Gas from the field will be exported to the UK via the FUKA gas pipeline.

The project will set a precedent for sustainability by supplying the field’s power needs from the Norwegian mainland grid via a 170-km subsea cable. This innovation will reduce CO2 emissions by two million metric tons.

Customer:Aker Solutions / Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Ltd
Project:Flyndre Cawdor over Clyde EPCC
Location:North Sea - UK and Norwegian Sectors
Products:4 High Pressure Coriolis Mass Flow Meters

Application: Methanol Supply Stream to Topside Flowline and Umbilical Termination Unit. The Flyndre and Cawdor development is located about 180 miles (290 kilometers) southeast of Aberdeen, spanning Blocks 30/13c, 30/14 and1/5a. The fields are located in water depths of approximately 230 feet (70 meters). Maersk Oil operates the development.

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The Flyndre field straddles three Blocks 30/13c and 30/14 in the UK sector of the North Sea and 1/5a in the Norwegian sector. The Cawdor field lies across two blocks, 30/13c and 30/14 both of which are in the UK sector.

The Flyndre field was discovered in 1974 and straddles the UK/Norway median line. Cawdor was discovered in 2008. The fields will be co-developed as a subsea tie-back to the Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited operated Clyde platform. Flyndre will be developed with a single production well. The Cawdor field will be developed initially with a single production well, with potential development of two further wells based on field performance. As development operator, Maersk Oil UK Limited holds a 59.966% interest in Flyndre and a 60.6% interest in Cawdor.

The Flyndre well is expected to peak at around 10,000 barrels of oil per day (gross production) with first oil expected in 2016, with Cawdor expected to peak at around 5,000 barrels per day (gross production) with production beginning in 2017. Total recoverable resources are expected to be approximately 30 MMboe for the initial development phase, with further upside depending on performance and further development phases. Maersk Oil UK Limited’s investment in the field developments is expected to be approximately £300million.

“Approval of this plan supports our long-term strategy for growth and our aim to double production in the UK North Sea by 2020. Together with approval of the Balloch field development in 2013, Flyndre/Cawdor underscores our momentum in progressing the development opportunities from our strong North Sea portfolio,” said Martin Rune Pedersen, Managing Director of Maersk Oil in the UK.

Both the fields will be co-developed as tiebacks to the existing Clyde platform, operated by Talisman, through a new common pipe-in-pipe pipeline system, including a 4.2km section running from Flyndre to Cawdor and a 20.46km section running from Cawdor to Clyde.

Oil from Flyndre and Cawdor fields will be exported through the Norpipe system. The gas from the fields will be exported via the UK SEGAL pipeline to the UK Fulmar platform.

A new 1,600t reception module will be established at the Clyde platform that will include a three-phase separator, water treatment and CO2 removal facilities. It will also include chemical injection and storage facilities.

Customer:HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps
Project:Temperature Protection of Sealless Magnetic Drive Pumps
Location:Map TA Phut Olefines Co. Ltd., Rayong, Thailand
Products:85 One Series Digital Temperature Switches

HMD Kontro Sealless Pumps, world leaders in fluid handling technology, have selected Able Instruments & Controls’ One–Series Digital Indicating Temperature Transmitters for protection of their sealless magnetic drive pumps. Designed to meet the needs of harsh and hazardous applications, the One-Series’ advanced self-diagnostics and digital electronics provide the most reliable switches for a variety of diverse industries.

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The drive pumps are to be installed on a newly completed petrochemical complex at the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate in Thailand’s Rayong province. It is the country’s largest industrial estate and the world’s eighth-largest petrochemical industrial hub. It was founded in 1990 and is managed by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, a government agency under the Ministry of Industry. The site is operated by the Map Ta Phut Olefins Company Limited (MOC), a subsidiary of SCG Chemicals. The complex produces 900,000 tpa of ethylene and 800,000 tpa of propylene, which is used in downstream plants to produce 400,000 tpa of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and 400,000 tpa of polypropylene.

Customer:BG Group
Project:Flare Metering Upgrades
Location:North Everest, Lomond and CATS Riser Platforms - Central North Sea
Products:3 x FGM160 Flare Gas Meters

The BG Group has upgraded its Flare Gas Metering Systems on the above referenced assets from previous versions of the Fluenta Ultrasonic Meters to the current generation FGM160. Whilst making maximum use of the existing infrastructure such as transducer and temperature/pressure transmitter mountings, the new installation incorporates double block & bleed (DB & B) valves for increased safety. The D B & B valves achieve both primary and process isolation with the means to safely dispose of unwanted gas and liquid trapped within the assembly.

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The Everest, Lomond and unmanned CATS (Central Area Transmission System) Riser Platforms are located in the Central North Sea. First production at each field began in 1993. Gas produced is exported via the CATS pipeline to the CATS terminal at Teesside and produced liquids are exported via the Forties Pipeline System to the Kinneil processing plant, Firth of Forth.

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Customer:Cammell Laird Ship Repairers and Ship Builders
Project:RFA Fort Victoria – Major Refit
Location:Birkenhead, Merseyside
Products:8 x Clamp-on Ultrasonic Flow Meters

A Birkenhead company is undertaking a refit worth over £47m for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s (RFA) biggest ship. More than 200 highly skilled engineers from Cammell Laird will refurbish RFA Fort Victoria at their Birkenhead yard.

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Work will include a complete overhaul of the engine, main propulsion and steering systems and replacement of six diesel generators. Accommodation on the ship will also be improved and the weapons systems overhauled.

At over 200m long and weighing 36,580 tonnes, the vessel is the largest in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s fleet and has just returned from a three year deployment during which she targeted pirates off the coast of Somalia. After its refit, the ship is due to return to service early next year, supplying the Navy’s warships with fuel, food, ammunition and any other stores anywhere in the world.

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Customer:BP Exploration / KBR
Project:Shah Deniz Stage 2
Location:Azerbaijan / Caspian Sea
Products:5 x Duplex V-Cone Flowmeters

Shah Deniz Stage 2, or Full Field Development (FFD) is a giant project that will add a further 16 billion cubic meters per year (bcma) of gas production to the approximately 9 bcma produced by Shah Deniz Stage 1. Around $28 billion capital investment will be required to produce the gas and transport it to the Georgia-Turkey border. From there additional pipeline systems are planned to deliver 6 bcma of gas to Turkey and a further 10 bcma of gas to markets in Europe. Shah Deniz Stage 2, one of the largest gas developments in the world, will help increase energy security of European markets through the opening of the new Southern Gas Corridor.

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The current concept for Shah Deniz Stage 2 includes:

  • Two new bridge-linked offshore platforms.
  • 26 gas production wells which will be drilled with 2 semi-submersible rigs.
  • 500 km of subsea pipelines will link the wells with the onshore terminal.
  • Upgrade of the offshore construction vessels
  • Expansion of the Sangachal terminal to accommodate the new gas processing and compression facilities.


Transportation of Shah Deniz gas from the Caspian Sea across 3,500 kilometres to Europe requires enhancement of some existing infrastructure and development of a chain of new pipelines.

  • South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) will be expanded with a new parallel pipeline across Azerbaijan and Georgia.
  • In Turkey, Shah Deniz gas will be transported through a new Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP).
  • In Europe, Trans Adriatic Pipeline will be built to take gas through Greece and Albania to Italy.


First gas is targeted for late 2018, with supplies to Georgia and Turkey; gas deliveries to Europe are expected just over a year after first gas is produced offshore Azerbaijan.

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