Aptomar to provide monitoring services for OMV Norway

Offshore staff

TRONDHEIM, Norway Aptomar has signed a three-year frame agreement with OMV Norway to deliver its integrated field monitoring services for the operator’s future drilling activities.

As part of the frame agreement, OMV will have access to Aptomar’s 24/7 environmental monitoring services. Aptomarin, the Aptomar maritime control center, will on behalf of OMV manage the task of 24/7 monitoring, reporting, and detection of unintended oil spills. This includes all required sensors, procedures, and training of both onshore and offshore crew.

 Aptomarin delivers 24/7 monitoring, documentation, and reporting of the absence of oil spills, known as Clean To Operate (CTO) reporting, and ensures detection, verification, and documentation of actual oil spills. Additionally, it reports and tracks large accumulations of birds and mammals. The Aptomarin environmental services are fully applicable for both production and drilling activities, where they take all responsibility for the quality of the detection and reporting. It also delivers round the clock monitoring and detection of objects and vessels on collision course, which can be combined with the CTO monitoring.

“We are proud that OMV Norway has chosen to extend our cooperation. We delivered the Clean To Operate monitoring already on the first Wisting drilling campaign in the Barents Sea back in 2013, and have since then been privileged to work with OMV on their activities on the Norwegian shelf,” says Lars Solberg, chief sales and marketing officer of Aptomar.

If an oil spill is detected, the personnel aboard the installation are notified, and a common operating picture shared by the operator, NOFO and the Norwegian Coastal Authority is established.

In addition, Aptomarin takes responsibility for all equipment, training of offshore personnel, maintenance and reporting.


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