Oil & Gas | Facilities & Pipeline


Saturn 1 Facility

Project Scope

Automation, Asset Maintenance and Commissioning Services provided by Livewire Automation


Montney Basin - Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada

Automation & Commissioning

The Saturn 1 Plant is a sweet gas processing facility located approximately 95 kilometres southwest of Fort St. John, British Columbia.  Processed gas flows to TransCanada Pipelines Limited (TCPL) while liquids, such as water and condensate, are gathered at the facility’s tank farm. Livewire Automation was engaged to represent Shell to complete the project.  Livewire witnessed the Factory Acceptance Testing and assumed the commissioning and start-up for the facility. The facility consists of Pipeline risers and pigging, gas separation and emulsion receiving, inlet separation , gas chilling, sales gas compression, condensate stabilization, flare system, fuel gas system, liquid storage (produced water, condensate), recycle compression, VRU (Vapour Recovery Unit).


  • 2 BPCS PLC’s
  • 2 SIS PLC’s
  • 5 main compressors
  • 2 refrigeration plants
  • 2 recycle compressors
  • 4 generator packages
  • 1 generator load shed
  • 2 VRU packages
  • 1 still vent
  • 1 tank farm

Asset Maintenance

In addition to commissioning and startup for the facility, Livewire was responsible for the PACO for this facility.