Khalda Petroleum Co.(KPC), a joint venture between the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), and Apache, is one of the largest oil & gas producers in Egypt.
KPC is in operation since 1985.
Due to the continuous increase in oil production, KPC Salam Base Oil Facilities in the Egyptian Western Desert has become a vital plant to KPC and the national production.
It produces 40000 BPD of Oil, and 17 MMSCFD of associated Gas.
In addressing the issues related to the obsolescence of the Salam Base control systems and the need for integrated precise control schemes and monitoring facilities with higher availability and reliability, KPC decided to upgrade the existing miscellaneous PLC’s, automate all the individual packages and add a SCADA system for monitoring the whole plant scattered areas.
The criteria set by KPC for selecting the system were:
professional technical support A major key issue in the selection of the successful contractor was the technical ability and previous experience to perform hot-transfer from the old systems to the new system as KPC could not afford any production losses.
For all the above reasons, KPC selected Target Engineering (as the main contractor and system integrator) to supply GE Fanuc systems to satisfy the above needs