StatoilHydro and KONGSBERG join forces for automation and safety systems operation
22. April 2008
Norwegian Oil & Gas players extend technology collaboration
The StatoilHydro Hedrun oil rig.
StatoilHydro and Kongsberg Maritime have made a general agreement for the operation
of automation and safety systems delivered by Kongsberg Maritime onboard StatoilHydro's
installations in the North Sea. The agreement has a duration of 2 years and covers
Statfjord A, B & C and the platforms at Haltenbanken.
The agreement secures that StatoilHydro has access to the necessary resources
and technology for optimal operations of the extensive Kongsberg Maritime process
control & automation equipment systems installed on the platforms in addition to
covering any marine equipment installed, such as ballasting systems.
One important aspect of the agreement is to run as much of the work as possible
onshore in order to reduce the number of trips offshore, therefore reducing costs
and logistical issues for StatoilHydro's service operations. This is made possible
with the further development of integrated operations (IO), which ensures the close
collaboration of suppliers to improve the safety and operational efficiency of offshore
"The agreement is a natural extension of the working relationship we already
enjoy with StatoilHydro," says Per Hægstad of Kongsberg Maritime's Oil & gas division.
"We have collaborated on several projects in the field of integrated operations
and have recently opened a new IO lab designed to improve communication with our
customers' offshore installations. StatoilHydro's Kristin was the first platform
we connected to."