Subsea technology and services provider 4Subsea has been awarded a new contract for integrity management with Shell on the Draugen, Knarr, and Ormen Lange fields in Norway.
4Subsea said on Monday that the new contract was a continuation of a long-standing cooperation between Shell Norway and 4Subsea and that the integrity monitoring would be done using the digitalised web solution known as FlexTrack.
The subsea services company has been providing engineering support and integrity management services for flexible risers, flowlines, and umbilicals for Shell Norway since 2009.
According to 4Subsea, using digitized services, Shell will achieve both better decision support for subsea operations, reduced cost of integrity testing, and increased use of in-house personnel already on board an FPSO, hence avoiding mobilizing personnel offshore.
The FlexTrack solution allows documented data to be managed in a context based, live system. The solution runs on the Microsoft Azure platform, utilizing Azure’s scalability features to the full.
Peter Jenkins, CEO of 4Subsea, said: “We are pleased that Shell Norway continues working with 4Subsea on digitizing and automating their operations. We see this as a signal of trust, demonstrating 4Subsea’s ability to deliver solid digital solutions that enable our customers to reduce both risk and operational costs.”