Bumi Armada FPSO to cut carbon emissions with AI technology

Malaysian offshore vessel provider Bumi Armada has selected OPEX artificial intelligence technology to reduce carbon emissions on an FPSO facility located in the North Sea.

Bumi Armada
Source: Bumi Armada

OPEX Group’s emissions.AI software will be deployed on the Armada Kraken FPSO facility, which serves the EnQuest-operated Kraken Field located in the northern North Sea.

According to Bumi Armada, the technology will deliver real-time emissions data, insights and intelligence, identifying key opportunities to reduce emissions from the facility, and will also support with implementing solutions and cost-saving strategies.

“While we have already successfully achieved continued emissions reduction, we are dedicated to evolving our operations globally to ensure we integrate sustainability into daily operations,” said David Clark, SVP of Operations from Bumi Armada.

“Adopting this technology is a big step towards utilising the power of data to better understand how our plant is being operated and where there are opportunities for improvement across our projects and operations.”

The Armada Kraken FPSO is a converted Suezmax tanker and has a nameplate production capacity of 80,000b per day, a storage capacity of more than 600,000 barrels, and is able to handle 460,000 barrels per day of fluids.

John Telford, Asset Operations Manager from EnQuest, said “We’re committed to working closely with our partners to deliver against our corporate emissions reduction targets. Deploying emissions.AI on the Armada Kraken FPSO aligns with these ambitions.”