Mustang, part of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC ("Wood Group"), has been selected as a main automation contractor for Chevron's Global Upstream business units in an agreement signed recently between Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Mustang.
Mustang will provide the front-end engineering design, detailed engineering, procurement, programming and integration for the monitoring, process control, safety and management systems at Chevron's new and existing upstream offshore and onshore oil and gas facilities.
"Chevron will benefit from the Main Automation Contracting (MAC) strategy, namely, consistency of work product and lower cost for implementation and maintenance," said Don Colchin, president of Mustang Automation and Control. "Mustang has the skills and experience necessary to enable Chevron to implement its automation strategy, improving integration and the operating efficiency of their facilities."
This integrated approach will result in common interfaces across production and business systems for increased safety and efficiency, higher plant availability, lower operating expenditures and reduced engineering.
"This agreement allows Chevron and Mustang to build upon our already strong working relationship. The objectives of the Main Automation Contracting (MAC) strategy are lower design costs, better start-up, improved operability and consistent project execution. These are aligned with the goals of our upstream major capital projects and strategic business units," said Russ Griffith, Technical Team Leader, Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC).
Mustang recently completed multiple automation services projects for Chevron, including the Tahiti deepwater floating facility in the Gulf of Mexico, several onshore facilities for its San Joaquin Valley Business Unit, and the pre-FEED automation services for a major capital project with Tengizchevroil in Kazakhstan, in which Chevron holds a 50 percent interest.