Statoil has awarded a contract to a Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies-led consortium for the development of a real-time environmental monitoring solution. The three year, 150 MNOK ($25 million) project was awarded by Statoil’s R&D center in Trondheim as a component of the company’s ‘New Energy and HSE’ research program. The project sets out to ‘demonstrate’ solutions for environmental monitoring of operations in sensitive areas during drilling, production and decommissioning. The plan is to integrate environmental monitoring with daily operations to facilitate early detection and reaction to potential environmental impact.
Kongsberg’s Maritime Subsea unit will contribute sensor and communication technologies to the project. IBM will provide information integration and business analytics while Det Norske Veritas (DNV) is to supply marine environmental analytics and risk management. Statoil itself is to play an active role in the project contributing its offshore operational know-how. More from Kongsberg.
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