Largest wireless gas detection system on Norwegian continental shelf

When the dust had settled after the Macondo accident in 2010 it was found that the trigger was a gas explosion that followed a gas leak from the well. The accident has drawn attention to gas leaks, for the sooner such leaks can be detected, the more time there is to respond. GasSecure partner Origo Solutions has covered land and sea in Norway, visiting operators and suppliers to promote GasSecure and their solution that can detect gas leaks using a wireless platform. The results of Origo Solution’s effort has now been realised with a major contract. Statoil has ordered a wireless detection system for Statfjord A platform including seventy three GasSecure GS01 wireless gas detectors. This system - the largest fully integrated wireless gas detection system on the Norwegian continental shelf - will be fully operational from June 2015. See also article in Teknisk Ukeblad (Norwegian only) here.

Statfjord A platform. Photo: H. Pettersen / Statoil