Conducting a full hindcast study of the Northern North Sea

Providing Statoil with more detailed data on currents

Statoil Petroleum AS has a lot of exploration, development and production activities in the Northern North Sea. To support these, they wanted to increase their knowledge of currents, which have a direct impact on the design – and subsequently the cost – of oil- and gas-related structures. To ensure that Statoil had access to detailed and accurate currents data, we conducted a full hindcast study of the Northern North Sea. The data we provided to Statoil will enable them to more accurately design their offshore structures by taking accurate current conditions into account. This could result in considerable costs savings in the future.