Norway-based energy company Equinor has agreed two new contracts for weather and route advisory services with StormGeo, a continuation of the collaboration between the two companies that began in 2005.
The contracts are a global framework agreement covering all Oil & Gas, Shipping and Offshore Wind operations, with a focus on the North Sea and Norwegian Continental shelf. The main services include site-specific marine forecasts for all relevant offshore, nearshore and coastal sites in Equinor’s areas of operation, as well as route advisory services for all oil transportation.
The updated contract includes a new emphasis on offshore wind, an area in which Equinor has been investing heavily as part of a push into renewable energy. Services will be provided to every Equinor offshore wind site, including two in the US.
The route advisories provided to Equinor’s tanker fleet will include additional services supporting synthetic aperture radar (SAR) coverage, lightning, iceberg drift and rig motion forecasts.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue our strong relationship with Equinor, which in 2005, propelled StormGeo into a position as global leader in offshore weather forecasting,” said Hogne Folkestad, Vice President of Offshore at StormGeo.
“This contract shows that StormGeo has the joint capability to holistically service clients like Equinor who produce, trade and transport oil and gas. Equinor’s commitment to renewable energy while continuing to deliver on their offshore commitments aligns well with how we envision the energy split of the future.”