STAVANGER, Norway – Statoil has contracted Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies for three years to develop the world’s first integrated oil and gas activity environmental monitor system.
“If we succeed in taking environmental monitoring from being a separate task to become an integrated part of daily production, we will achieve even safer operations and reduced costs. This will represent a quantum leap for offshore environmental monitoring," says Statoil R&D head Karl Johnny Hersvik.
Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies will head a consortium that also comprises Kongsberg Maritime Subsea, IBM and DNV, each of whom will contribute technology and expertise within several areas.
Statoil is contributing NOK 75 million ($12.8 million) of the contract's NOK 150 million ($25.6 million) framework, while the remaining NOK 75 million is being split among the consortium members.
The program will work toward an integrated environmental monitoring concept by building on current technologies and developing new subsea and topside data technology.