Equinor and Vissim Sign Marine Surveillance Deal

Equinor has contracted Vissim to deploy a surveillance solution for the ocean space surrounding all of its assets, as well as several third-party operated assets, on the UK and Norwegian Continental Shelves.

Equinor and Vissim Sign Marine Surveillance Deal
Source: Vissim

Under the six-year contract, the system will give operators an almost complete overview of the ocean space, vessel and helicopter movements together with weather forecasts, oil spill surveillance and radio communication.

The solution will cover a distance from satellites to more than one kilometer below the sea surface, across the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and the British sector of the North Sea, Equinor said.

According to the company, the technology is designed for big data analytics, as well as for the purpose of collaboration cross-system, cross-discipline and where data easily can be shared with other systems onshore, offshore or onboard vessels.

“We are very pleased that Equinor has chosen to continue its long standing cooperation with Vissim and we are looking forward to being part of Equinor’s future developments,” said Per Arne Henæs, CEO of Vissim.

“This contract award underlines the value of using remote real time data, from radar and other sources combined, onshore in order to save significant operational cost.”

Operation is coordinated between the central control center and more than 50 distributed offshore energy assets.

The system, which comprises more than 100 offshore radars, AIS and VHF sensors/base stations powered by a data platform, is one of the largest of its kind in the world, Vissim said.