TOTAL Selects PipelineManager(R) as Operational Management Tool

By Energy Solutions International Inc., PRNE
Thursday, March 31, 2011

TOTAL upgrades to PipelineManager as part of the FUKA Pipeline Management System upgrade, establishing PipelineManager as the primary system to forecast the arrival specification of gas.

HOUSTON, April 1, 2011 - Energy Solutions International, Inc. (ESI), a world-leading supplier of
software solutions for oil and gas pipelines, announced today that TOTAL has
selected PipelineManager(R) for the upgrade of the FUKA Pipeline Management

The PipelineManager solution provides the St. Fergus Control Room with a
dynamic compositional model of the FUKA pipeline. PipelineManager allows the
Control Room to forecast the arrival specification of gas. PipelineManager
performs key functions for Total:

    - A safety function, through monitoring of the pipeline High
      Pressure/Low Pressure interface.
    - Allows operational team to run 'What-if' Scenarios to optimize
      inventory & pipeline performance
    - Provides a system that will be capable of expanding with TOTAL's
      requirements beyond 2014 to include the SIRGE Tie-in for the new West
      of Shetland operational hub.

"PipelineManager has demonstrated to be the right tool with the features
and functions needed for this high-demand application", said Mr. Derek
, Project Manager for TOTAL.

About Energy Solutions International, Inc.

Energy Solutions International, Inc. (ESI) is a leading global supplier
of pipeline management software for the oil and gas industry. Founded in 1976
and headquartered in Houston, Texas, ESI serves more than 500 clients in over
50 countries through its offices in the United States, United Kingdom, United
Arab Emirates
, India, Singapore, China and Canada. For information, visit

Joe Peden of Energy Solutions International, Inc., +44 (0) 164 266 7018, joe.peden at

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