StatoilHydro has awarded Kongsberg Maritime a contract for the delivery of operator training simulators for the Statfjord field in Norway, the oldest field in the Norwegian sector and the largest field in the North Sea. The simulator, due for delivery in April 2009, will be used on Statfjord’s A, B and C platforms.
A customized dynamic process model based on Kongsberg’s ‘Assett’ simulation platform will be coupled with Kongsberg’s AIM safety and automation system, extending the existing engineering and control system check-out simulator. The combined simulator will be deployed across the operations lifecycle from engineering studies, through control system check-out to training and support.
Kongsberg’s Chris Ruigrok said, ‘This contract confirms the success of the Statfjord control system check-out and engineering simulator. StatoilHydro will now have a state of the art dynamic simulation platform that supports operations throughout the installation’s lifetime. The dynamic simulation platform is ready for future online simulator applications.’
StatoilHydro has also awarded Kongsberg a two year contract to operate its automation and safety systems throughout the North Sea. A key facet of the deal is that much of the work will be performed onshore, reducing travel, costs and ‘logistical issues.’ Shore-based operations are increasingly a reality thanks to the Norwegian Integrated Operations program that has been supported by StatoilHydro and Kongsberg.
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