Norwegian state-owned natural gas pipeline operator Gassco has signed an agreement to deploy eVision’s Permit Vision and Shift Vision software solutions across its North Sea assets.
The deployment of the new combined solution will equip Gassco with a complete system for all permit to work and shift handover activities across its six sites.
eVision’s software solutions, which will replace the earlier systems, is designed to enable smooth integration into Gassco’s digital ecosystem enabling an updated overview of all operations across the six assets.
Gassco operations manager Stephen Price said: “Our operations are dispersed across many different locations, with both corporate and local differentials in terms of ways of working.
“It was thus imperative for us to choose a software partner who can apprehend all requirements and provide us with the most suitable solutions to not only increase overall safety with a best-in-class solution, but also to harmonise the way of working across all assets.
“With eVision’s Permit Vision and Shift Vision solutions, we are able to gain complete control and visibility on our operations, all the while harmonising our safe way of working across Gassco’s assets.”
Gassco is responsible for effective management of the gas transport system that delivers natural gas procured from the Norwegian continental shelf to the European countries.
The scope of its management also includes the Norwegian gas processing plants and gas receiving terminals in Germany, Belgium, France, and the UK.
Overall, it operates a network of gas pipelines of nearly 8,800km.
Commenting on the North Sea assets contract, eVision chief commercial officer Ton Geelen said: “The Norwegian gas major’s pipeline exports to Europe hit a record high in 2017, and with expected growing European demand for reliable gas, Gassco needed a market-leading solution that handles large volumes of data and is easily scalable.
“Our Control of Work solutions are well tailored to meet both current, as well as future demand for real-time insight into Control of Work activities.”