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RRC Awarded Contract for Engineering and Supply of a replacement Master Control Station for Talisman’s Highlander Field

RRC have been awarded a contract for the design and creation of a replacement Master Control Station for Talisman’s Highlander Field located on the Tartan Alpha platform. The current equipment running a SMACS5 system has become obsolete and making near impossible to maintain. This current system will be replaced with new solid state, fan-less units running an up-to-date operating system, allowing for better support and less down time.

RRC Awarded Contract for Engineering and Supply of RRC SCMs and ancillary equipment for the Lyell ‘A’ Manifold Control System Upgrade

RRC have been awarded a contract for Modification of RRC SCMs and Engineering and supply of equipment to allow these SCMs to be deployed to replace OEM SCMs on CNR’s Lyell ‘A’ manifold.

RRC provide support to Talisman for their Tweedsmuir Development

RRC has been providing support to Talisman for their Tweedsmuir System—this has involved providing local support for refurbishment and calibration of Skoflo Subsea Chemical Metering Units and design and supply subsea filters for the Chemical System.

RRC takes up support for CNRs Toni Controls

RRC now provide support for CNR’s Toni Field SCMs. These ‘legacy’ SCMs are no longer supported by the OEM and RRC are providing support which has included development of new test software and repair, maintenance and upgrades to several SCMs. A suitable modem is under development to enhance our ability to support this system.

Burghley starts up

Burghley topsides and subsea installation was successfully completed in October 2010 and Burghley is now producing through Premier Oil’s Balmoral facility.

Burghley was initially to comprise 3 wells utilizing RRC controls systems but this was later reduced to one. The system also includes an RRC Manifold Control Module and an RRC supplied topsides Master Control Station and Electrical Power Unit.

Newly Stocked Items

RRC has recently acquired an FMC SCM Running Tool with ancillary items and several brand new stock Tronic assemblies. These may be purchased as complete units or the jumpers may be cut to fit a desired length or the connectors removed if they are individually required.

As all of these items are currently stocked there will be a decrease in acquisition time, compared with a new purchase from the manufacturer.

Please see ‘FMC/Tronic Stocked Items’ on the Product List section for more details.

Web Changes

This is where we'll announce the most recent additions to our web site. If you've visited us before and want to know what's changed, take a look here first.

RRC Controls have just moved to larger industrial premises (our third move in seven years) in the Aberdeen area to expand our available services to include repair, design and supply of equipment. We have now completed various control module and sensor repairs and a number of new builds.

We can now claim to have nine SCMs subsea (the first has been running since September 2005) all without problems.

Galley starts up

Galley has started production after the successful tieback to Tartan when the Northern Producer was taken off contract. Problems with opening the DHSSV during startup were overcome by an innovative snubber assembly developed, designed and supplied by RRC. All design, engineering and supply of controls equipment for this tieback was undertaken by RRC. This tieback of an existing field to a new production facility is believed to be a World first.

Endeavour Oil awards contract for Rubie 2 Step out Well controls to RRC

Endeavour Oil has awarded the contract for supply of the controls equipment for it's Rubie 2 step out well to RRC. This is a step out from the Renee/Rubie field in the Central North Sea. The contract was single sourced as it involves communicating via an OEM system supplied by Kvaerner. Supply included SCM and tree set and topsides software modifications.  

Talisman awards RRC Contract for replacement Electrical Distribution Box (EDB) for Highlander

Talisman have awarded RRC the contract for the supply of a replacement EDB for the Highlander System. This will be an innovative design allowing the new Electrical Umbilical to connect and disconnect to the EDB using Tronic Digitron connectors. 

Chevron awards Contract for supply of Intervention Electrical Distribution Box (EDB) for Strathspey

Chevron have awarded RRC with the contract for the design and supply of a replacement EDB for the Strathspey system. This will be an ‘insurance’ spare to ensure that production can be continued in the event of a failure of the installed EDBs. The design will replace inductive couplers with modern Tronic Digitron connectors. RRC were single sourced for this supply.

Talisman awards Contract for Burghley Field Development Controls

Talisman have awarded the Contract for supply of controls equipment for the Burghley Field to RRC Controls. Scope of supply will include detailed engineering and 5 SCMs and all ancillary interconnection equipment. The supply will also include a Topsides Interface Unit and Electrical Power Unit.

CNR starts up second Lyell B Well via RRC SCMs

On 2 August 2007 CNR started up the second of several wells from its Lyell 'B' manifold which was deployed with seven RRC SCMs fitted in Sept 2006.

New Galley MCS/EPU Installed on Tartan A

RRC commissions replacement MCS/EPU on Tartan A ready for Galley tieback.

CNR starts up first Lyell B Well via RRC SCMs

On 27 April 2007 CNR started up the first of several wells from its Lyell 'B' manifold which was deployed with seven RRC SCMs fitted in Sept 2006.

RRC Triples Workshop Space

RRC has just completed a move to larger premises within the Gourdon Estate (4,500 ft²). This has allowed us to enhance our production and repair areas and set up substantial inside equipment storage and management areas.

RRC Awarded contract for supply of 20 sensors for Talisman's Highlander Field

Talisman have awarded RRC the contract for the supply of 20 new sensors (10 pressure & 10 Temperature) for their Highlander field.

RRC Delivers 8 SCMs in Record Time

RRC has recently delivered 8 off subsea control modules for CNR's Lyell field extension. These SCMs were delivered within 5 months of Contract award. The SCMs have now been deployed subsea on the Lyell B manifold.

RRC completes installation of replacement Master Control Station (MCS)

RRC have just completed the installation and commissioning of a replacement MCS on CNR's Balmoral FPV. This PC based system replaces the aging Ferranti Argus computer originally installed with the system (circa 1983)

RRC Awarded contract for supply of 15 pressure sensors for CNR's Balmoral Field

CNR have awarded RRC the contract for the supply of 15 new pressure sensors for their Balmoral field.

RRC Awarded contract for Engineering & Equipment Supply for Talisman's Galley Tieback

RRC have been awarded the contract for Engineering and equipment supply for Talisman's Galley tieback project. Scope of supply includes all controls engineering work and supply of topsides combined Electrical Power Unit and Subsea Interface Unit for installation on Talisman's Tartan facility along with replacement subsea sensors, flowmeter, electrical distribution and electrical and hydraulic jumpers.

RRC Awarded contract for Controls Supply for CNR's Lyell Field Redevelopment

RRC have been awarded the contract for controls supply for CNR's Lyell Field re-development (ESP and Gas Lift Phase). This involves the detailed engineering and the supply of eight subsea controls modules (SCMs) and all associated equipment. This equipment will be supplied on an ultra fast track schedule, mostly within 5 months of contract award.

RRC installs second control module on Talisman Orion Mey2 Well

RRC has now deployed its second subsea control module (SCM) on an FMC Tree controlling a second single well step out (Mey2) from Talisman's Orion asset

RRC installs first control module on Talisman Orion Tor Well

RRC has deployed its first subsea control module (SCM) on an FMC Tree controlling a single well step out from Talisman's Orion well named Orion TOR. This is a step out from an well controlled by FSSL® 3rd generation SCM using the same control system, umbilcals etc.

The well was successfully commissioned and opened up on 22 September 2005. Talisman have since ordered a further two SCMs.

Talisman award contract for supply of Controls Equipment for Orion TOR to RRC

Talisman Energy (UK) Limited have recently awarded the above engineering, development and supply contract to RRC. This is a fast track development of a step out well from the existing Orion P1 well. The scope of supply includes, Subsea Control Module, static e/h umbilical, associated hoses/jumpers/mounting bases and parking plates and topside modifications to existing control system. The contract was awarded in February, the tree equipment including the SCM were completed 27th May and tree integration will take place 6th June 2005.

Talisman sign up for a further two years

Talisman Energy (UK) Limited have recently signed a two year extension to our joint Maintenance Contract in partnership with J&S Marine

RRC completes first major 'new build' project for ENI

RRC has recently completed the supply of controls equipment for ENI's SE Stirling development which include a mix of 'new build' and refurbished equipment

RRC awarded contract for replacement MCS for CNR's Lyell Field

RRC have been awarded ca contract to develop and supply a replacement MCS for its Lyell field, which is controlled from its Ninian South Platform - delivery is scheduled for end of 2004.

RRC Gains Environmental Policy Accreditation

RRC's environmental policy has now been accredited to ISO 14001:1996

RRC Registers with First Point Assessment (FPAL)

RRC Controls Services Limited has now registered with FPAL - check our ratings here:-

http://www.fpal.co.uk

Alick Buchanan-Smith Spirit of Enterprise Award

RRC Controls Services was announced as the winner of this prestigious award at the annual Kincardine & Deeside Enterprise Trust dinner on 18 May 2001.

The award was presented to Ray Connelly by Mrs. Buchanan-Smith

ISO 9000:2001

RRC Controls Services has  been awarded an operating certificate to BS EN ISO 9000:2001 quality standard for Subsea Controls Systems Engineering.

Note FSSL is a registered trademark of Aker Kvaerner Subsea Limited

Note Tronic is a registered trademark of Expro International Group Limited

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