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4Subsea Secures Three-Year Service Agreement to Monitor Vår Energi's West Phoenix Rig

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4Subsea has been awarded a three-year service agreement with Vår Energi to monitor and analyse wellhead integrity to ensure safe operations for the Balder Future drilling and completion operations.  The SWIM™ service employs retrofittable subsea sensors to measure movement and strain on the wellhead. It applies advanced algorithms and machine learning combined with deep domain expertise to monitor fatigue damage accumulation, well support and structural integrity.  

The service creates a digital twin of the well and riser systems combined with boundary conditions and updated with sensor data. Sensor data is collected using remotely operated underwater vehicles and uploaded to 4Subsea's digital service 4insight®, which performs advanced analysis on the data. The results are presented as easy-to-interpret insights and dashboards, simplifying the complex analysis and effectively support critical decisions. No extra personnel are required and supported by advanced algorithms and machine learning. In addition, 4Subsea's domain experts provide a digital service for improved decision support to Vår Energi's engineering team to ensure safe operations.

The same sensors, technology, and algorithms have been adapted to monitor fatigue and integrity on offshore wind installations, demonstrating the versatility and robustness of 4Subsea's sensor technology and digital services.

Peter Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer of 4Subsea, said: "We are pleased that Vår Energi has chosen SWIM™ and 4insight® for their drilling and completion operations on Balder Future operations. These services have proven to reduce operational risk and costs during complex operations and are great demonstrations of the digital transformation of offshore operations to increase safety."

Digital Marketing Manager Ina Ellingsen, ina.ellingsen@4subsea.com / +47 9929 6114

4Subsea is a leading provider of technology and services that help operators optimise energy production from subsea oil & gas fields and offshore wind farms. They combine domain expertise with data analytics and digital services to maximise lifetime of assets, reduce operational cost and optimise future projects through data-driven design.

4Subsea delivers critical decision support to energy providers on 4insight®, enabling lifetime extension of assets and operational uptime. They combine operational experience with digital capabilities to automate engineering processes and help operators reduce risk and cost. 

The company was established in 2007, and its clients include the major energy operators as well as the large suppliers of subsea equipment. 4Subsea is headquartered in Asker, Norway, with additional offices in Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Rio de Janeiro, and Aberdeen. www.4subsea.com