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Honeywell and Wood provide digital services for oil industry

Steve Rogerson
March 20, 2019

Scottish energy company John Wood Group is using the Honeywell Connected Plant platform to commercialise digital services that help oil refiners make their operations safer, more efficient and more reliable.
Honeywell UOP, a provider of technologies for the oil and gas industry, has partnered with Wood to embed its process models for its Foster Wheeler Sydec delayed coking technology into Honeywell's Connected Plant offering.
"Honeywell is a strategic partner in the connected plant space and, together, we are ideally positioned to deliver the digital services our customers need," said Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood's specialist technical business. "With this partnership, our customers will experience improved profitability through software-enabled services that guide the efficient operation of delayed coking and other related processes."
Honeywell Connected Plant helps oil and gas users achieve higher levels of safety, reliability, efficiency and profitability. It applies proprietary process knowledge and deep troubleshooting experience to recommend operational adjustments sooner and more accurately. And it helps plants run more consistently and at the top of their performance capability.
"This alliance greatly expands the reach of the Honeywell Connected Plant by adding Wood's technology to our ecosystem," said Zak Alzein, vice president of Honeywell's connected performance services business. "With this agreement, Wood can offer connected services to its delayed coking customers, and Honeywell will embed Wood's delayed coking digital twin into the Honeywell Connected Plant platform."
Wood specialises in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. It provides performance-driven services throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas, power and process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.
Wood says it has designed and engineered more delayed cokers globally than any other technology provider or engineering contractor. Delayed coking converts heavy oil into fuel-range distillates and other products.
Honeywell UOP is a supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries.