Hyperion delivers Operating Strategy / Operator Training Simulator to PBG for Polish Oil and Gas Company

Nicosia, Cyprus. 1 July 2013.  Hyperion Systems Engineering (Hyperion), the leading independent solutions provider, has delivered to PBG the Dynamic Simulator for the new LMG Crude Oil and Natural Gas Extraction plant of the Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG). The LMG facility is one of the largest and most advanced projects completed by PGNiG in recent years and will increase Poland’s conventional oil and gas production.

Lubiatów-Międzychód-Grotów facility (LMG) has started production and PGNiG made final acceptance which attests that all structures have been built in accordance with the EPC contract, ahead of schedule and within budget. The simulator contributed to the effective startup by enabling operators to become familiar with the plant and to develop operational skills ahead of the plant being commissioned. Project completion and production start have been announced by PGNiG in March this year. Related news releases:


Hyperion was subcontracted by PBG, for the provision of the Dynamic Simulator for the LMG facility. PBG was the engineering procurement and construction (EPC) company of the investment, constructing the plant for PGNiG.

The simulator scope included the near wellbore sites, production facilities and power plant. The simulator is now used for operator training and also, for simulating different plant operating strategies. It allows PGNiG engineers to review various plant operating modes and explore what-if scenarios. It also allows PGNiG operators to monitor and control the plant, maintaining plant conditions and avoiding quality give-away.

Hyperion’s scope of work included the following components:

  • Development of high fidelity dynamic process models, using DYNSIM™ dynamic simulation software
  • Emulation of the plant regulatory controls (distributed control system)
  • Emulation of the plant operator station graphics
  • Emulation of the plant emergency shutdown logic
  • Hardware and software procurements
  • System integration (dynamic process models, operator graphics, plant control and logic)
  • Installation and commissioning at site
  • Provision of appropriate training and documentation (manuals and specifications)

Radoslaw Rzasa, deputy director of the LMG Project at PBG stated, “It was an important project for us. We have rightfully selected Hyperion for the Dynamic Simulator development and delivery. Hyperion’s knowhow and experience resulted in a successful delivery, on time and in line with the budgeted cost.”

Mr. Dean R. Jones, Executive Vice President of Hyperion stated, “Delivering Operator Training Simulators is one of our core businesses. We are very pleased to have worked with PBG to help them on this important project. Our team is committed to help customers derive real bottom-line benefits from the application of rigorous dynamic simulation techniques across the project lifecycle. With the successful completion of this project, we have honored the trust that PBG and PGNiG have shown to Hyperion.”


About Polish Oil and Gas Company


The Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) holds a leading position in the Polish natural gas market, and is the only vertically integrated gas company in Poland. PGNiG Group is formed in a way that enables coordination of the upstream and downstream operations – from exploration and production, to storage, trade and distribution of gaseous fuels. The roots of the companies forming PGNiG date back to 19th century – to the beginnings of Polish and world oil industry. The company has been operating under the name PGNiG since 1982. In 1996, the state-owned company PGNiG was transformed into a joint stock company.

The Company owes its competitive edge on the gas market, chiefly to the natural gas and crude oil production. The core business of the PGNiG Group includes trade in and distribution of natural gas.

PGNiG and companies in PGNiG Capital Group are responsible for:

  • gas and crude oil production,
  • gas and crude oil fields development in Poland and abroad,
  • geological, geophysical and exploration services in Poland and abroad,
  • gas import to Poland,
  • storage of gas in underground gas storage facilities,
  • distribution of gas fuel.

For more information, see PGNiG online at www.pgnig.pl


About PBG


PBG provides comprehensive, specialist contracting services for natural gas, crude oil, and fuel facilities. It acts as a general contractor, consortium member, or sub-contractor with respect to engineering design work, construction, repairs, operation, and maintenance in the field of production of natural gas and crude oil, transmission of natural gas and crude oil, storage of natural gas and fuels (LNG, LPG, C5+, and CNG).

In the fuel segment, PBG carries out projects involving both construction of new facilities and modernization of existing fuel terminals, together with auxiliary infrastructure.

PBG has won a leading position in the oil and gas industry in Poland by entering into cooperation in the area of design engineering and construction with foreign partners and thanks to the implementation of technologically advanced solutions. Based on its credentials and experience, PBG bids for contracts for the execution of the largest investment projects in the oil and gas industry.

PBG stands at the helm of the PBG Group, comprising Companies operating in the market of specialist construction services. The PBG Group members have comprehensive capabilities in carrying out projects in the following areas:

  • construction of residential,
  • power engineering projects.

For more information, see PBG online at www.pbg-sa.pl/en/