Illustration; Source: Pertamina

Pertamina ups the offshore oil spill detection ante with solution from Norwegian player

Indonesia’s state-owned oil and natural gas company Pertamina has chosen to fit a new marine surveillance system at its platform offshore Indonesia, which will be supplied by Vissim, a Norway-based software developer and turnkey sensor and infrastructure provider for advanced marine optimization systems.

Illustration; Source: Pertamina

Vissim is set to deliver radar technology, vessel traffic management system software, and an oil spill detection system for the PAPA ONWJ oil platform off the coast of Indonesia, while working as a subcontractor for a local company specializing in systems for maritime navigation and coastal surveillance, Warga Kusuma Jaya, on their second joint project offshore Indonesia.

The Norwegian player will also provide operational and maintenance support post-installation for two years. However, no financial details about the contract have been disclosed so far. 

Mark Ravi, Vissim’s Regional Sales Director in South-East Asia, remarked: “This is the first oil spill detection module deployed for Pertamina. Our vessel traffic management system will digitize the area around the platform, and our radar-based oil spill detection system helps to identify and manage any unwanted incidents. In sum, this will help protect personnel and assets, safeguard the offshore installation, and help reduce the environmental footprint of the PAPA ONWJ platform.”

As explained by Vissim, its software platform creates situational awareness of the geographical area and increases the understanding of maritime safety, security, and efficiency, thanks to the input from millions of data points. 

The firm’s oil spill detection system has been in demand lately, as confirmed by deals with Repsol Norge, Aker BP, and Vår Energi for installing this system on their offshore assets.

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