NEW ORLEANS – Aptomar AS and PartnerPlast Inc. have signed a North American sales agreement, which was announced at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting. PartnerPlast’s Sugar Land office will serve as Aptomar's sales office for North America. Representatives from both companies were present to discuss the recent cooperation.
PartnerPlast is a provider of electronics and potential field data, but it also works with many industries on environmental compliance solutions. A main focus of the agreement, PartnerPlast told Offshore, is that it will allow the company to apply Aptomar’s integrated monitoring sensors, systems, and services to marine mammal observation, thereby complementing PartnerPlast’s existing MMO services.
Aptomar uses high-definition infrared technology combined with daylight and low-light sensors to monitor oilfields, the surrounding environment, assets, and personnel. Company officials told Offshore that its systems can detect oil spills by detecting the reflection of oil off the water’s surface, making the technology unique in this regard.
Earlier this year, Aptomar announced that it was awarded a five-year contract by BG Group for the Knarr field in the North Sea. Under the contract, Aptomar would provide 24/7 field monitoring, including monitoring of traffic and safety zones to prevent any possible collisions, and oil spill detection. The company opened a new marine control center in Trondheim, Norway, as a result.
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