LONDON – Cyviz has worked with Neptune Energy on a project to upgrade key functions in the offshore control room of the Gjøa field platform in the Norwegian North Sea.
The contractor designed and installed a turnkey solution which it says avoided disruption to operations. The new control room, Cyviz added, has improved collaboration, user experience and management of operations for the control room operators.
The facility monitors operations including safety, automation, wells and oil and gas production.
As the operators require instant and continuous access to critical information from many sources on the platform, the layout was purposely designed to achieve an improved collaboration space.
Six projectors are said to show a seamless, better-quality image on a screen that provides operators with an overview of the platform’s operations.
Cyviz added that its solution is energy efficient and produces less heat than the previous facility, as the projectors are ‘whisper-quiet,’ emitting a noise level comparable to that of a recording studio.
In addition, heat dissipation is reduced, meaning that heating, ventilation and air conditioning can be effectively managed within the control room.
This solution should serve the platform beyond the next 10 years, with no requirement anticipated for replacement parts for up to five years.