There is a trend in Enterprise SCADA toward larger systems controlling more assets from a single location within the pipeline company. As additional control systems are required for new assets, expansion of existing assets or projects to replace legacy systems, it is natural to want to leverage or expand an existing successful SCADA infrastructure.
Pemex has signed a contract with Telvent to provide a centralized control solution for automated product handling at all Pemex oil storage terminals. In making the announcement, Telvent said its solution will optimize the accuracy of product data and support “agile business management” for the Mexican state-owned energy company. Pemex is among the world’s largest oil producers.
Geospatial information system (GIS) technology is a shared network model and detailed asset repository that plays a major role in helping utilities create systems that meet the growing and changing needs of customers. Instead of viewing company information in a one-level perspective of data points and symbol numbers, GIS allows energy companies to view information in advanced geographical maps, providing a more holistic and graphical view of infrastructure and assets.
Construction on TransCanada Corporation’s long-distance, large-diameter C$5.2 billion Keystone crude oil pipeline reaching from Canada’s Alberta oil fields to markets in the U.S. Midwest is grinding to completion after more than two years of intensive construction activity.
Telvent has signed a contract valued at more than 30 million euros with PEMEX, Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company to install the SCADA control system in seven product pipelines in the PEMEX Refining division’s national pipeline network.