This is Yokogawa's largest transmitter order to date for an upstream oil and natural gas project in South America.
Argentina holds one of the world's largest reserves of recoverable shale oil and gas. To accelerate the development of the country's natural resources, YPF is aggressively modernising the facilities at 17 700 wells across the country, and plans to complete this work in a few years. Currently, approximately 60% of YPF's wells are automated to a certain extent, and the plan is to achieve a high level of automation at all the company's wells. For this facility modernisation project, Yokogawa America do Sul has concluded a framework agreement with YPF to supply pressure transmitters. This bulk order for pressure transmitters is the first order to be received under this framework agreement.
Yokogawa also has concluded a framework agreement with YPF to supply programmable logic controllers (PLC) for this project. Based on these agreements, Yokogawa will continue to supply instruments and systems to improve operational efficiency and safety at YPF's facilities.
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