September 20, 2022

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Norwegian technology company Vissim has won a Vissim contract to develop a digital platform for the future oil spill monitoring and detection system on the Norwegian Continental Shelf for Aker BP.

Vissim said on Tuesday it would develop a software solution that integrates data from a number of different oil spill detection sources, including radars, satellites, sensors, on underwater production equipment. , and combine them into one comprehensive, easy-to-understand visual overview.

Havard OddenDirector of Vissim North Sea Operations, said: “The system will provide an integrated 24/7 real-time visual overview of all oil spill monitoring and detection tools and systems of Aker BP. This upgrade provides Aker BP with easier access to oil spill detection and awareness of different detection technologies, underscoring the company’s commitment to safe and responsible operations on the NCS.”1 credit

The regulatory requirement for oil spill monitoring and detection is that operators must possess detection technologies which, in combination, make them independent of weather conditions and that non-functional systems must be recorded.

According to Vissim, the new software is an easy-to-configure, web-based solution for all oil and gas assets. It will be applied to assets operated by Aker BP on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and will be easily accessible to onshore and offshore personnel.

The software system will also integrate meteorological data to allow Aker BP to plan so-called compensatory measures in connection with the company’s offshore operations.

Vissim’s contract with Aker BP is for two years, with options for further extensions. Vissim did not disclose the value of the contract.


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