Aker BP in Norwegian Continental Shelf remote operations first
22 January, 2019
Aker BP has become the first company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to operate a staffed platform from an onshore control room.
Ivar Aasen in the North Sea is now operated from Aker BP’s offices at Trondheim torg.
The control room is key to all activity on the platform. In addition to monitoring facilities, production, equipment and following up everything that takes place on the field, it plays an important role in activating work permits, and for the arrival of vessels and helicopters within a 500-metre zone.
Ivar Aasen was constructed with two identical control rooms – one on the platform and one in Trondheim – with the development plan stipulating that control would be transferred to land in due course.
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