Norway's Statoil selected Emerson Process Management as one of three preferred automation and safety systems suppliers.

The agreement supports Stavanger, Norway-based Statoil's business development plans to make the most of emerging opportunities in shale gas, heavy oil and deep-water production as well as further development of the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Austin, Texas-based Emerson's integrated safety and automation system, which includes its DeltaV digital automation system and DeltaV SIS process safety system, are part of a line of process automation products. Statoil and Emerson recently collaborated to apply Emerson's Smart Wireless technology on two offshore platforms.

The five-year frame agreement covers process safety and automation systems, including engineering services, for new capital projects as well as upgrades to existing facilities. It also includes an option to renew for two additional two-year terms.