Press Release: Vissim and Royal Dirkzwager successfully provide remote offshore asset monitoring to operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
Vissim AS has successfully concluded its pioneer project of integrating Maersk Giant’s remote surveillance through its partner Royal Dirkzwager’s Marine Control Room in the Netherlands.
The initial project of monitoring Maersk Giant which was recently operated by Det Norske, is the first of its kind: providing 24/7 remote offshore asset monitoring of a drilling operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) from the Dirkzwager facility. Per Arne Henaes, CEO of Vissim, commented “The infrastructure we have with Dirkzwager offers rig owners and operators a cost efficient alternative to existing asset monitoring on the NCS while still maintain full compliance with Norwegian rules and regulations. While the Maersk Giant is the first, we look forward to expanding this offering to additional owners and operators in 2015 and beyond.”
The Marine Control room was a result of the collaborative support and investment of both Det Norske and Premier Oil. It was initiated by the requirement of vessel traffic management services for Det Norske’s drilling operation at Heimdalshø and Premier Oil’s operation at Myrhauk, two locations in the Southern NCS which were outside of the coverage of previously established monitoring services. The project was initiated through the recently established frame agreement between Vissim and Ross Offshore Well Management Services, which allows operators to plug into the Dirkzwager Control Room for both short and long term projects.
“Ross Offshore is pleased to have this solution in its portfolio, as it allows us to give operators flexibility and influence on how asset protection is performed”, says Jarle Vespestad, VP Ross Marine & Logistics.