Emerson’s global business Emerson Process Management has signed a deal to provide automation technologies and aftersales services to BP’s upstream oil and gas operations.

Under the new ten-year agreement, Emerson will provide an expanded scope of technologies that help ensure safe and competitive projects.

The agreement will support BP’s Field of the Future programme for improved operating efficiency and oil recovery and expands the companies’ existing relationship on upstream projects.

"This agreement further underscores BP’s commitment to safe and reliable operations."

BP global project solutions vice-president Adrian Luckins said: "This agreement further underscores BP’s commitment to safe and reliable operations, as well as our commitment to remaining at the forefront of upstream oil and gas technology."

The agreement will see Emerson supplying automation system technologies, including distributed control systems and safety instrumented systems.

Under the agreement, Emerson will also provide valves and measurement instruments, as well as technologies for supervisory control and data acquisition, asset management, and machinery health monitoring.

In addition, the company will continue to offer various project and support services that include system engineering, installation, configuration, testing, and ongoing support.

Emerson Process Management president Steve Sonnenberg said: "We appreciate BP’s continued confidence in our proven ability to execute large, complex oil and gas developments.

"Our team welcomes the opportunity to put that experience to work as we help BP operate its assets safely and responsibly, get to first production more quickly and easily, maximise operating efficiency, and optimise production and yield."

At present, Emerson is providing automation services to BP for a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel for the Quad 204 development and Clair Ridge offshore platform in the North Sea and for the Chirag oil project and Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea.