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For Immediate Release




LUBEREF places contract with Hyperion for OTS for two refineries in Saudi Arabia

Watford UK, 6 th March 2006. Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd, which provides high quality custom made solutions and services to process industries worldwide, has announced that it has been awarded a project for the supply and implementation of Operator Training Simulators (OTS) for two refineries for LUBEREF in Saudi Arabia.

The OTS solutions will be implemented at the LUBEREF I lube oil refinery in Jeddah, and at LUBEREF II in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, and are of strategic importance in order to sustain and improve operational excellence, through the use of process simulation. The new OTS solutions are part of an on-going investment in modernizing the control facilities of these plants, and will be used both for operator training, and for additional purposes, such as control system check out, and ongoing engineering and operations analyses.

These two projects will be delivered using the leading edge DYNSIM™ and SIM4ME™ simulation technologies, to provide a simulated operating environment that also includes Yokogawa CS3000 DCS systems.

Omar S. Bazuhair - CEO & President said, “Our objectives for this important project, are for a "best of breed" strategy that combines a high standard of service quality with an advanced technology solution. We selected Hyperion because of their demonstrable experience in this area.”

Dr Symeon Kassianides, CEO of Hyperion,, said, “ Hyperion has a strong commitment to the GCC region, and to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and is particularly pleased to be working with LUBEREF. As an ISO certified supplier for modelling and simulation solutions and services, we place substantial emphasis on the service component of OTS solutions which was an important consideration for LUBEREF.”

About Luberef

Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining Company (LUBEREF) is the sole producer of base oils in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. LUBEREF operates two refineries, with a total capacity of 3.8 million barrels per year, producing four base oils, which are blended into lubricants and greases. LUBEREF is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco (70%) and ExxonMobil (30%).

About Hyperion

Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd. provides world-class professional consulting services and solutions in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Advanced Planning and Scheduling, Dynamic Simulation and Modeling, Advanced Process Control & Optimization and Plant Information Management. Hyperion enables Process Manufacturing companies to increase efficiency and profitability.

With headquarters in Cyprus and operating subsidiaries in the UK, Russia, Greece, India and Bahrain, Hyperion employs over 150 engineering professionals who have implemented over 200 projects worldwide. Hyperion has one of the world's most experienced teams of resource in the field of Dynamic Simulation and Operator Training, with in excess of 50 simulation and modelling professionals who have implemented OTS projects for companies such as BP, Sasol, Motor Oil Hellas, Exxon, Texaco, Chevron, Shell, Saudi Aramco, Ferrostaal, in the Oil & Gas, Petro-Chemical, Chemical and Power generation industries.

Hyperion is certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard, by EuroCert, for the design, development and implementation of Modelling and Simulation Solutions

For more information, visit: www.hyperion.com.cy/EN/services/mass/index.html

For further information please contact:

Richard Wightman
Hyperion Systems Engineering – Modelling & Simulation Solutions
+44 (0)1923 652032 (direct)
+44 (0)1923 652000 (switchboard)
Fax: +44 (0)1923 816456

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