Gulf Oil Corporation has installed a unique supervisory control and data telemetering System for three high-pressure gas-condensate wells located in Block 889 near Mustang island, Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico. Automatic instrumentation provides for control functions; measurement of production variables; alarms and monitoring; and platform security.
This system control point is located on the bay side of Mustang island at the onshore separation and storage facilities. All control functions, signals and process data are transmitted over a single pair of wires through a submarine electric cable between the offshore platform and the onshore control station.
The automatic system has resulted in a net savings of $4,852 per month as compared to manned operations.