French performance management company, Opsealog, reduced greenhouse gas emissions related to oil and gas offshore support vessel (OSV) operations by 10% in 2019, according to rivieramm.com.
Opsealog monitors over 400 vessels worldwide and aims to reduce even more of the environmental impacts of vessel operations in 2020 by promoting good practices and assuring procedure compliance.
“The successful results we attained in 2019 are equivalent to 10 days of carbon-neutral activities per vessel per year,” says Opsealog chief executive and co-founder Arnaud Dianoux. “When projected to a global fleet of a major E&P company that number could reach over a 1,000. This exceptional performance was possible only due to the implementation on a global scale of Marinelog, our performance management service as well as our clients’ commitment.”
Oil and gas companies have to balance the legislative and societal pressure to reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their exploration and production (E&P) activities with the need to maximise production to meet the increasing demand for energy. According to rivieramm.com, the majority of CO2 and GHG emissions from OSV operations are generated by their diesel engines and because OSVs have different operational profiles and different engine configurations, accurately measuring environmental impact can be difficult.
Arnaud continues, “The tool and service provided by Opsealog enables oil and gas operators to boost marine offshore operations efficiency by improving operational practices on four use cases: fuel efficiency, fleet utilisation, environmental impact, and cost control.”
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