Honeywell Provides Automation Controls for Magnolia Project

The Honeywell Industry Solutions business unit has received an $11.4 million order for automation systems and services in support of the Magnolia Deepwater Development Project operated by Conoco Inc., a subsidiary of ConocoPhillips. The Magnolia development, located 180 miles off the coast of Louisiana, is the initial development project in ConocoPhillips' Deepwater Gulf of Mexico program.

Honeywell will supply a variety of services for the Magnolia project, manage all project relationships connected to automation, and implement its next-generation system for process control—the Experion PKS Process Knowledge System. Honeywell will effect seamless integration with the engineering contractors for the offshore platform topsides, marine, and living quarters, as well as with the information technology and telecommunications contractor.

John Ford, Conoco Inc.'s Magnolia Offshore Installations manager, said, "We found Honeywell offers today's best-in-class technologies. In addition, we like the fact that Honeywell is focused on delivering business results, as is evidenced by their business consulting capabilities. Honeywell also has a long history of executing successful Conoco projects."

Jack Bolick, President of Honeywell Industry Solutions, said, "We're excited about this opportunity to expand our global alliance with ConocoPhillips to include the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater program. As both automation consultant and supplier, we'll be looking to maximize business results for ConocoPhillips. We're also pleased this project will be utilizing Experion PKS, our next generation system."

The Magnolia project is planned for completion with first oil in the fourth quarter of 2004.