PRESS RELEASE – OSLO 15TH JUNE 2015 – IPnett has landed a contract with Det norske oljeselskap ASA, to deliver a Secure Access Solution enabling remote support to Det norske oljeselskapets ICT systems worldwide.
The solution will be put into operation for the Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea. This field is Det norske oljeselskap’s first major development project as operator, with planned production start in the fourth quarter of 2016.
“We are very happy that Det norske oljeselskap chose IPnett and our solution. IPnett SHIELD was developed for operators with several contractors who need access to the operational ICT applications and services offshore. The solution digitalizes the work permit process and provides the oil company with full control over all accesses at all times, leaving a complete audit trail,” says Marius Brekke, Managing Director of IPnett.
Enabling immediate access to international expertise
The solution will be rolled out by end of July 2015 alongside with other ICT infrastructure. Rapid implementation will enable Det norske immediate access to international expertise already in the commissioning phase.
“We have an ambitious goal of having the solution ready for the commissioning phase that will take place in different locations worldwide, such as Singapore and Stord (Norway). The solution helps realising our company’s philosophy on integrated operations by ensuring accessibility to all data regardless of location. In practice this means that we can get assistance from experts wherever they may be – to perform tasks on installations in Singapore and Stord. This will reduce the need to fly in personnel to the various locations as the job can be done from Norway or any other country where we have our contractors,” says Morten Ileby who is EICT Lead for Ivar Aasen project.
Ileby elaborates: “This is a solution that will tie our international contractors closer to us, while providing us full audit trail of all activities done in the commissioning phase. This gives us a good overview and solid efficiency gains already before going into production phase”
A Standard Solution developed for the Oil and Gas Industry
IPnett SHIELD was developed through tight cooperation with the oil industry and have been in full operation in the past 7-8 years. The solution is implemented on several oil fields in the North Sea, where IPnett handles the support, maintenance and operational support.
“We chose IPnett SHIELD because this is a standardized solution that can be deployed quickly. The solution has been in use in other organizations; it has the most references and is competitive. Moreover, it has satisfied customers who have provided positive feedback during the process,” Ileby explains.
The Oil Industry is heading towards Automated Solutions
“We see a strong trend in the oil industry towards automation of operational tasks – and the purchase of services related thereto. IPnett SHIELD is just an example of how to streamline and modernize by using innovation and technology developed in Norway. IPnett SHIELD is the result of close collaboration between the Norwegian IT industry and the oil industry. We are proud to be able to facilitate solutions that deliver efficiency gains. This provides exciting opportunities for ICT companies like IPnett,” concludes Brekke
For more information, please contact:
Marius Brekke, Managing Director of IPnett, telephone: +47 67 20 10 25
Rolf Jarle Brøske, Communications Director, Det norske oljeselskap ASA, telephone: +47 911 12 475