TotalFinaElf updates FF control systems in two offshore production platforms

In the second quarter of 2003, TotalFinaElf updated control systems in two of its offshore production platforms in Argentina. The old control system was based on a PCI Board linking device that had been in use since 1998, and was updated with the DFI302 version. Utilizing DFI302 as a linking device, the powerful System302 now controls the Hydra I and II production platforms. The company also installed additional instrumentation to the control system, based on state of the art Foundation Fieldbus technology.