Eni Norge has developed a web-based tool to gather, systematise and present critical offshore safety information on the Goliat platform in the Barents Sea.

The system, which is being used for the first time offshore, helps to measure and track more than 10,600 technical components, all in real time.

According to Eni Norge, this solution is the result of years of work in the industry to build better approaches and systems for risk management.

For this solution, Eni Norway has received design and engineering support from Safetec and SINTEF, and software development support of Eigen.

Officially launched just before the summer, the BSP-Barrier Status Panel (BSP) tool helps to offer offshore safety information about the status of major accident-critical barriers for use in daily priorities.

Eni Norway project manager for barrier project Live Fornes said: “The barrier panel gives us real-time data from the maintenance management system and control system, thus visualising the risk image on the device at all times.

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“This is a phenomenal improvement over previous systems because it has dramatically increased our ability to understand which failures of safety-critical equipment that have the greatest impact on major accidents, which must therefore be prioritised.”

"The barrier status panel results in increased risk awareness, helps in daily status meetings and provides decision support during work planning and approval."

The information can be collected in many views and then customised to different user groups. Preliminary user experience and feedback have found to be positive.

The barrier status panel results in increased risk awareness, helps in daily status meetings and provides decision support during work planning and approval.

Safetec and SINTEF, which provide solutions in the risk management area, have served as important partners for Eni Norge in the development of the barrier panel.

SINTEF project manager Knut Øien said: “The cooperation on the development of the barrier panel has been an exciting opportunity to apply our knowledge in barrier management and visualisation of risk to develop an advanced risk management tool. The barrier panel presents the status of security systems in a new and innovative way, giving operators a better understanding of the risk picture of a device.”

Safetec project manager Ole Magnus Nyheim said: “It has been very exciting to develop a world-class barrier management tool with Eni Norge. Eni’s barrier panel utilises digital technology in an outstanding way, both to monitor the condition of individual components and platform overall. A first-class risk management base on Goliat.”