Photo: One of Northern Offshore's rigs; Image: RigNet

RigNet to supply communications solutions to Northern Offshore rig fleet

Offshore telecommunication services provider RigNet has signed a long-term agreement with offshore driller Northern Offshore to provide various services to its fleet of rigs in the Middle East.

Illustration; Image: RigNet

RigNet said on Monday that it would provide several solutions including VSAT managed communications services, CrewFlix video on demand, CrewHotspot internet, and enhanced cyber services (ECS).

Tony Beebe, SVP of project management and engineering, said: “RigNet has demonstrated their ability to meet our expectations of rapid deployment and alignment with Northern Offshore’s plans. We expect these solutions and technologies will allow us to optimize our operations for greater efficiency and increased financial performance.”

According to the company, it is providing an advanced VSAT solution with voice and high-speed data communications as well as 24/7 remote network monitoring and technical support.

This will be combined with RigNet’s ECS offering, an improved data and system security solution with real-time threat detection, as well as an advanced conditional access system tailored for third-party partners on offshore rigs.

RigNet is also providing crew information and entertainment services from its CrewConnect portfolio, including CrewFlix, RigNet’s video-on-demand service, and Crew Hotspot, a dedicated crew internet access point.

Steven Picket, president and CEO of RigNet, stated: “We are very pleased that Northern Offshore recognizes the value of RigNet as we enable their success across these vessels in the region.

“Our goal is to deliver comprehensive managed communications services to meet the needs of customers like Northern Offshore as they improve efficiency, productivity, and safety while lowering overall cost.”

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