Mojix has secured a contract from BP to provide track-and-trace technology for the Clair Ridge oil platform development in the North Sea, off the coast of Scotland.

Under the contract Mojix will provide its STAR 3000 System, which inlcudes wide-area passive radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, which will be deployed at warehouses and yards to create supply chain visibility, save costs and mitigate risks for BP.

The system will provide real-time visibility of oil platform components moving from suppliers located around the globe to the platform’s construction site.

BP will deploy the technology to monitor and manage the supply chain, which includes tracking crates, Heavy Lift and Out of Gauge equipment, containers and vessels to improve the efficiency and safety during construction.

The energy company will use two different types of tag technology, including passive EPC Gen 2 RFID tags on all materials and components and global positioning (GPS) sensor telemetry tags on containers and heavy equipment.

The passive tag and GPS location information is consolidated from around the globe into Mojix’s centralised web-based, visibility platform. The track-and-trace solution, along with the STAR 3000, will provide BP with 24/7 continuous visibility of all materials needed to construct the new Clair Ridge platform.

"Mojix will provide its STAR 3000 System, which inlcudes wide-area passive radio frequency identification (RFID) technology."

In addition, Mojix will integrate commercial ocean vessel tracking information to the same centralised visibility platform to provide BP with a single-point of view of the location and flow of goods on roads, oceans and warehouses.

BP Clair Ridge Material management PSCM team lead Andy Dovey said Mojix has delivered a complete and innovative tracking solution that will allow the company to monitor its cargothrough the whole supply chain process, and ensure planned and efficient management of materials.

Mojix CEO and founder Dr. Ramin Sadr said: "Our technology brings significant new efficiencies, risk mitigation and cost savings to the entire supply chain that supports an offshore platform construction."

BP and co-partners ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Shell secured approval from the UK Government to proceed with the second-phase development of the Clair oil field, 75km (46.6m) west of Scotland’s Shetland Islands.

Clair oil field extends across an area of 220km² (85 sqm), in water depths of around 140m (459ft), while the second phase of the development, named Clair Ridge, will target the part of the field north of Clair Phase 1.

Image: Model of the Clair Field platform, Shetlands, UK.