Tieto Corporation PRESS RELEASE 7 May 2012 at 10.00 am EET
The international oil and gas companies Statoil and Total have chosen Tieto for developing a new software solution that aims to forecast and estimate potential environmental damage of oil spills, using the output of oil drift and dispersion models. The product will ensure a safer and more reliable analysis of the potential consequences for nature and species of an oil spill and therefore increase quality of oil spill preparedness prior to operations, especially in vulnerable areas.
"Statoil and Total have together with experts developed a new method for oil spill risk assessment. Through the development of a global, web-based method for distribution and access, Tieto will be responsible for standardising and making the service available to customers via cloud computing," Dr. Mathijs G. D. Smit, Principal Researcher Environment and Climate in Statoil, comments.
"Together with Tieto, Statoil and Total are contributing to the development of new environmental risk assessment software tool based on recognised scientific methods. The objective is to develop a user-friendly product, accessible and applicable worldwide and that gives the users flexibility in conducting analysis," Laurence Pinturer, Environmental Research Project Coordinator of Total E&P in Norway, comments.
The developed software is to be delivered as a cloud-service and will be an integrated part of Tieto's Sustainability Intelligence Services (SIS), a service for sustainable data management including insertion of data, visualisation and generation of reports for users in the same interface. The platform is based on state of the art Microsoft Business Intelligence components and uses SharePoint 2010 and ArcGIS as interface.
"We believe that Tieto has been chosen as implementation partner for Statoil and Total based on our technological platform, Sustainable Intelligence, experiences from the operation of critical solutions for the oil industry and the ability of commercialisation. The product is amongst other factors to contain a map solution for visualisation and a calculation module for simulation of the potential impacts on vulnerable areas and species," says Kolbjørn Haarr, country manager, Tieto Norway.
"This is an important contract for Tieto. We strongly believe in IT as a driver for sustainable development. The increased focus on the environment within the oil and gas sector mirrors the trend where more and more companies are looking for smart IT solutions to increase their environmental performance," says Carl-Harald Andersson, Executive Vice President and head of Corporate Responsibility in Tieto.
For more information, please contact:
Kolbjørn Haarr, Country Manager, Tieto Norway, tel + 47 97 05 78 34, kolbjorn.haarr(at)tieto.com
Carl-Harald Andersson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Tieto Corporation, tel. +46 10 481 4503, mobile: +46 705 35 3601, carl-harald.andersson(at)tieto.om
Dr. Mathijs G.D. Smit, Principal Researcher Environment & Climate TPD RD NDS Going North Statoil ASA, tel +47 9544 2951, masm(at)statoil.com
Grethe Kjeilen-Eilertsen, R&D Environmental technology TOTAL E&P NORGE AS, Stavanger, Norway, tel + 47 97 18 28 08, grethe.kjeilen-eilertsen(at)ep.total.no
Tieto is the leading IT service company in Northern Europe providing IT and product engineering services. Our highly specialized IT solutions and services complemented by a strong technology platform create tangible business benefits for our local and global customers. As a trusted transformation partner, we are close to our customers and understand their unique needs. With about 18 000 experts, we aim to become a leading service integrator creating the best service experience in IT. www.tieto.com
Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 34 countries. Building on more than 35 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway with 20,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.
Total has operations in more than 130 countries. Total engages in all aspects of the petroleum industry, including Upstream operations (oil and gas exploration, development and production, LNG) and Downstream operations (refining, marketing and the trading and shipping of crude oil and petroleum products).